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Mass appreciation for Mission Month

DIOCESES, parishes and schools throughout Scotland are set to celebrate Extraordinary Mission Month 2019 with a number of very special Masses. With Pope Francis himself having designated the regular Mission Month of October this year as Extraordinary Mission Month, Motherwell Diocese has been at the forefront of heeding the Holy Father’s call to shine a light on the missions, our missionaries and the work of Missio Scotland, the Scottish arm of the Pontifical Mission Societies—the Pope’s official charity for overseas mission. Following on from the success of the pilot Mass for Missionary Children celebrated by Bishop John Keenan of Paisley in St Mirin’s Cathedral last year, the Bishops of Sc

Archbishop is up for the cup!

ARCHBISHOP Philip Tartaglia (above) showed he was up for the cup recently as he lent his backing to a brand new Missio Scotland initiative launched in partnership with the Glasgow Catholic Schools Football Association. Primary schools from across the archdiocese began competing for the Pope’s Charity Cup at the start of September and the semi-final stage of the football competition, with St Anne’s Primary School in Dennistoun and St Mirin’s Primary School in Kings Park already having booked their places. The genesis of the idea from the tournament came from within the Missio Scotland office itself. The aim was to allow children throughout the archdiocese to compete in a sporting competition,

Getting ready for Extraordinary Mission Month

WHILE Scotland's preparations for Extraordinary Mission Month in October are underway with many people participating in the #MyMission campaign, the Vatican has announced plans of its own to celebrate it. In a message to the Missio Scotland office, Archbishop Giampietro Dal Toso, the President of the Pontifical Mission Societies, thanked us and our fellow branches of the PMS worldwide for the preparatory work already undertaken, before outlining some of the events that are to take place in Rome during Extraordinary Mission Month itself. "As well as encouraging the PMS worldwide to pray and to invite others to pray during these moments of missionary prayer, on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, the li

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