The Caritas Award Ceremony, which will take place on Sunday 2nd June (2pm to 5pm) in the Clyde Auditorium Glasgow, has been planned to celebrate the achievements of over 900 young people who have demonstrated that Caritas – God’s love – has been “an extraordinary force” in their lives. This award has been merited by those who committed to a sustained programme involving acts of faith witness, prayer and reflection in their final year of secondary school.
what will happen?
A capacity audience of 3,000 people, including parents and teachers, will attend this year’s ceremony which takes place on the Feast of Corpus Christi. The significance of this feast will be reflected in the opening prayer which will help to focus the minds of all present on giving thanks to God as the inspiration for all the acts of service which have been carried out by these young people. The audience will be addressed by Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, President of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland and it is expected that he will read out a special greeting from Pope Francis.
Following some video clips of young people talking about their journey towards the Caritas Award, specially commissioned medals will be presented to the young people by three Scottish Bishops and other dignitaries, including Rt. Rev. Lorna Hood, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.
Please direct any enquiries about the ceremony to the Scottish Catholic Education Service on 0141 556 4727.