Author: MissioTeam

St Joseph’s donation brings added Christmas cheer to Missio Scotland

By Gerard Gough A CATHOLIC Primary School in Inverness, which has been raising money for Missio Scotland since opening in 1943 has brought some added Christmas cheer to the charity by passing on its most recent donation of £650! The funds were raised by the pupils in a variety of ways including a Wear what you want day, a cake and cookies stall (above) and also by simply donating small change to the Missio Scotland boxes in their classrooms and at home. “Missio Scotland has been our dedicated school charity since St Joseph’s opened in 1943,” Majella Martin, St...

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Little saints launch new Missio Scotland resource

Gerard Gough A MAJOR new resource produced by Missio Scotland aimed at helping Catholic schoolteachers prepare children for Confirmation has been launched and been given Archbishop Philip Tartaglia’s seal of approval. Missio Scotland, the Scottish branch of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS)—Pope Francis’ own charity and official mission aid agency of the Catholic Church—has created the colourful Missionary Saints resource, which includes a booklet focussing on the lives and examples of missionary saints from across the five continents and ties in with the Missionary Rosary already provided by the charity to schools throughout Scotland. It is hoped that every...

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A Faith-filled mission trip to Uganda

By Gerard Gough AS OUR plane descended into Entebbe Airport, I rubbed the sleep from my eyes and afforded myself a look out the window and was instantly struck by just how verdant Uganda looked from the skies. In more role as Communications Officer for Missio Scotland, I visit schools and explain to them why each colour on the Mission Rosaries has been chosen for each continent. I perhaps should have taken a photo there and then and I would have been able to easily explain to them why Africa is green! So here I was, excited to be...

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Prayers for Myanmar ahead of Pope’s visit

By Gerard Gough THE CARDINAL from Myanmar, who paid an extensive visit to Scotland in 2016, has encouraged his nation’s Faithful to prepare themselves spiritually for the visit of Pope Francis to the troubled country this November. Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, the Archbishop of Yangon, released a statement this month urging the country’s 700,000 Catholics to prepare themselves spiritually to ensure the success of the upcoming Papal visit, which will see Pope Francis visit Myanmar from November 27-30, before travelling onto neighbouring Bangladesh from November 30 until December 2. “Say special prayers for the Pope’s visit every day, make the...

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Pope releases message for World Mission Sunday 2017

Mission at the heart of the Christian faith Dear Brothers and Sisters, ONCE again this year, World Mission Day gathers us around the person of Jesus, ‘the very first and greatest evangeliser’ (Paul VI, Evangelii Nuntiandi, 7), who continually sends us forth to proclaim the Gospel of the love of God the Father in the power of the Holy Spirit. This Day invites us to reflect anew on the mission at the heart of the Christian faith. The Church is missionary by nature; otherwise, She would no longer be the Church of Christ, but one group among many others that...

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