Notre Dame High School Cluster, Greenock
St. Mary’s Church in Greenock was filled with joy when the four schools of Notre Dame cluster came together for their annual Mass for Catholic Education Week. Monsignor Denis Canon Carlin, Father Gerry McNellis and Father John Morrison concelebrated the Mass, with assistance from Deacon Don Keane. Pupils from Notre Dame High School and the three primary schools (All Saints, St Patrick’s and St Mary’s) played an active role in the Mass and all concerned felt that it was a wonderful opportunity to come together as a community of faith. Following the service, refreshments were kindly laid on by volunteers from St. Mary’s parish.
Taylor High School Cluster, Motherwell
Pupils, staff and parents from the cluster of schools associated with Taylor High School in Motherwell celebrated how they are “Proclaiming the Joy of the Gospel” at a Catholic Education Week Mass in St John Bosco parish on Monday 16th February 2015. Mass was concelebrated by Taylor High Chaplain, Fr Frank King and by Fr Gerry Haddock, Parish Priest of St John Bosco. Pupils from all the cluster schools were involved in the liturgy of the Mass and the final address was provided by Michael McGrath, Director of the Scottish Catholic Education Service.
St Mary’s Primary School, Greenock
Pupils from St. Mary’s Primary school in Greenock “Proclaimed the Joy of the Gospel” at Mass on Education Sunday. They shared examples of how their charity work and promotion of Fair Trade were helping those less fortunate than themselves. They also explained how Rights Respecting Schools and Restorative Practices helped them to develop a deeper understanding of how they were called by God to grow in love, justice and peace in their relationships with others. Finally, they shared their experience of the Pope Francis Faith Award and their commitment to carrying out faith actions at home, in school and within the parish.
St David’s RC Primary School, Edinburgh
During Catholic Education Week 2015, Archbishop Leo Cushley visited St David’s Primary School in Edinburgh to bless the new school building which is now being called “St Paul’s Annexe” after the closed parish church which was recently destroyed by fire.
St Martin’s RC Primary School, Tranent
On Tuesday the 10th of February, all pupils from St. Martin’s RCPS in Tranent came together with members of the parish and Fr James Smith in St Martin’s Church to celebrate Catholic Education Week. The classes paired up and had chosen one Gospel story to learn about and present to the school and the parish. The children all enjoyed acting and singing to Proclaim the Joy of the Gospel.
St Columba’s Primary School, Oban
This photograph shows some of the pupils from St Columba’s Primary School in Oban attending Mass in St Columba’s Cathedral on Education Sunday (8th February 2015). During Mass the children led two of the hymns and some pupils, parents and staff participated by playing instruments, reading and taking part in the Offertory Procession.