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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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St Stephen’s pupils box clever for Missio Scotland

By Gerard Gough CHARITABLE pupils from St Stephen’s Primary School in Coatbridge have been thinking inside the box for Missio Scotland and in doing so, have raised the impressive total of £800 for the charity. 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 at a special school assembly (above), which also saw Missio Scotland schools volunteer, Anne McCrossan, give an excellent presentation on the charity and its work throughout the world. The pupils have principally raised the fantastic amount by putting their small...

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Fr Bernard joins Scotland’s Zambian community for independence day celebrations

Gerard Gough FR BERNARD Makadani Zulu from Missio Scotland was among one of the specially invited guests recently as Scotland’s Zambian community came together at an event to mark the African nation’s 52 years of independence. The Zambian Independence Day event was held at Milngavie Town Hall on Sunday October 22 and was attended by not only the Zambian diaspora, but also those from other parts of the continent. Among the VIP guests were Zambian High Commissioner to the UK, Mr Muyeba Shichapwa Chikonde and SNP MSP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Alasdair Allan. The event was organised by...

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