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Sisters celebrate 125th anniversary

MISSIO Scotland staff were among those who joined in the celebrations of the 125th anniversary of the foundation of the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of St Peter Claver (SSPC) recently at Sacred Heart Church in Bellshill. The Mass of Thanksgiving was principally celebrated by Bishop Joseph Toal of Motherwell, who was joined by many fellow diocesan priests—including Missio Scotland National Director, Fr Vincent Lockhart—to mark the anniversary in the presence of the Scottish contingent of the SSPC, local parishioners, family and friends. The congregation was founded on April 29, 1894 after Blessed Mary Theresa Ledóchowska’s new project was blessed by Pope Leo XII. At the time she was

St Patrick's mix it up for Missio Scotland

PUPILS at St Patrick’s Primary School in Strathaven channelled their inner Paul Hollywoods and Mary Berrys for Missio Scotland recently as they raised a fantastic £1252.55 for the Pope’s charity. A cheque for the phenomenal total was presented to Gerard Gough, Missio Scotland’s Communications Officer (above), after a recent assembly, during which he was informed that the schoolchildren had taken part in a Great St Patrick’s Bake-Off competition as part of their fundraising efforts. “The school’s pupil council and senior pupils gave up their own time during lunch breaks to organise stalls and games for everyone to enjoy whilst donating to charity,” Gillian McLaughlin, Principal Teacher at St

St Aidan's give Missio 300 reasons to celebrate

MISSIO Scotland schools volunteer Anne McCrossan was delighted to receive a cheque for £300 from St Aidan’s Primary School in Wishaw recently as a result of their Lenten fundraising for the charity. Anne, who lives locally and is a frequently visitor to the school, was presented with the cheque by Sandra McLean, St Aidan’s headteacher and Primary 6 pupil, Liam Paterson (above). Last year, Missio Scotland was particularly impressed to learn that one of St Aidan’s pupils, Liam Young, donated the money he received for shovelling snow from his neighbours’ driveways to the school’s Lenten charities. As with previous years too, the enterprising pupils raised the money in a variety of different way

St Bartholomew's cheque in for Missio

MISSIO Scotland were the recent beneficiaries of nearly £500 thanks to the Lenten fundraising efforts of St Bartholomew’s Primary School in Castlemilk. A cheque for the fantastic total of £480.65 was presented to Martin Mann, Missio Scotland’s Education and Fundraising Officer (above) by headteacher, Jane Saunders, and two young pupils at the end of an assembly that saw children from each class take part in a colourful Easter bonnet parade and the winners of an Easter Egg Raffle receive their tasty treats. After having thanked the staff and pupils of St Bartholomew’s on the day, Colette Mullan, depute headteacher at the school, got in touch with the Missio Scotland office to detail just how

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