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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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Our Lady of Lourdes’ Festive fundraising feat for Missio Scotland

MISSIO Scotland were the recent beneficiaries of a fantastic Festive fundraising effort by staff and pupils at Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School in East Kilbride, who raised a grand total of £700 for the charity. 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—gratefully accepted the cheque after a special school assembly (above), held during Christian Unity week. The colourful assembly saw pupils explain the importance of unity through song, story and prayer. The pupils raised this excellent amount...

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A gift from the Church in Zambia

By Gerard Gough “MY PRESENCE in Scotland must be seen as an asset to the Church in Scotland, a gift from the Church in Zambia,” Fr Bernard Makadani Zulu, Missio Scotland’s Mission Development Co-ordinator, said during the course of our conversation. Fitting words for the season and Fr Bernard is indeed a man with plenty to give. Beginnings Born in 1967 to parents Macrina and Bartholomew—one of their four surviving children including sisters Mary and Agatha and his brother Joseph—Fr Bernard might not have expected to leave his hometown of Chipata and end up in the less than sunny climes...

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St Joseph’s pupils show that every penny counts!

By Gerard Gough MISSION month was brought to a close in most charitable fashion by pupils from St Joseph’s Primary School in Helensburgh as they presented Missio Scotland with a cheque for £255. The Scottish branch of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS)—Pope Francis’ own charity and official mission aid agency of the Catholic Church—gratefully accepted the cheque after a special school assembly (above), which also saw Missio Scotland schools volunteer, Anne McCrossan, speak to the children about the origins of the charity and its work all over the world. The pupils have put Missio Scotland at the heart of...

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