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Going the extra Mile for Mission

By Gerard Gough AN INNOVATIVE new fundraiser—launched at the beginning of this month by Missio Scotland—is inviting Catholic schoolchildren to go the extra mile for those living in missionary territories throughout the world. Kerry Shearer, fundraising manager for Missio Scotland and Gerard Gough, the charity’s communications officer, were joined by pupils from St Patrick’s Primary School in Coatbridge and Albion Rovers FC coach Tony McMinn at Cliftonhill—the home of the club—to film a special video to mark the launch of the fundraiser. Missio Scotland is the Scottish branch of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS)—Pope Francis’ own charity and official...

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St Martha’s fundraisers were different class

A FANTASTIC whole school effort at St Martha’s Primary in Balornock helped to raise £210 recently for Missio Scotland. Gerard Gough, communications officer for Missio Scotland, the Scottish branch of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS)—Pope Francis’ own charity and official mission aid agency of the Catholic Church—was on hand to accept the cheque at a recent assembly (above), at which he gave a history of the organisation, explained what it means to be a missionary and gave concrete examples of some of those people worldwide who have been the beneficiaries of funds raised for the charity. The children, together...

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St Angela’s coffee morning does more than a FairTrade for Missio Scotland

A COFFEE morning held by the pupils of St Angela’s Primary School in Darnley during Lent did more than a FairTrade as they raised £600 for Missio Scotland. Gerard Gough, communications officer for Missio Scotland, the Scottish branch of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS)—Pope Francis’ own charity and official mission aid agency of the Catholic Church—was on hand to accept the cheque at a recent assembly (above), at which the children who form part of the school’s FairTrade Committee, gave a fantastic PowerPoint presentation to showcase their work on the day. The presentation featured pictures of the pupils­—including a...

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Missio Scotland’s 635 reasons to thank St Mary’s!

MISSIO Scotland were the grateful beneficiaries of an excellent fundraising effort by staff and pupils at St Mary’s Primary School in Coatbridge, who raised the fantastic total of £635 for the charity during Lent. Gerard Gough, communications officer for Missio Scotland, the Scottish branch of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS)—Pope Francis’ own charity and official mission aid agency of the Catholic Church—was on hand to accept the cheque at a recent school assembly (above). The grand total was raised thanks to a variety of colourful events that have become a staple in the school’s annual Lenten fundraising efforts. Among...

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Sun comes out for Sr Stacey’s special day!

By Gerard Gough THE sun was shining on St Gerard’s Church in Bellshill recently as Sister Stacey Cameron—Missio Scotland’s Mission Formation Co-ordinator—celebrated her perpetual profession of vows as a Sister of St Peter Claver. The Mass was principally celebrated by Bishop Joseph Toal of Motherwell, who was joined on the day by a number of priests from both within and outwith the diocese, including Missio Scotland Diocesan Directors Fr Mike Freyne of Dunkeld and Fr David Connor of Argyll and the Isles. Among the hundreds in attendance at the Mass and ceremony were many of Sr Stacey’s family and...

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