New Dawn Youth Scotland. The day retreat is being held in St. Mirin’s Cathedral Halls and has proved popular in the various other dioceses which have hosted such an event. The various talks etc. will be held in age appropriate groups.
There will be a national youth gathering on Sunday 29 March 2015, to celebrate Palm Sunday. This will be led by Archbishop Leo Cushley as Episcopal President of Catholic Youth Service Scotland. Catechesis will be delivered in 2 age groups by Archbishop Cushley and Bishop Joe Toal. There will be socialising time at different parts of the day! Transport from the diocese will be arranged.
St. Mirin’s Cathedral Hall, Tuesday 24 February 2015 at 7pm. If you’re interested in meeting other young people and in exploring your faith, please come along and hear more about these experiences and the plans for both events.
Matthew McVeigh S4 is standing for the Barrhead Scottish Youth Parliament seat. There is a power point below which instructs pupils how to vote in the up and coming elections . All pupils from 1st year up to the age of 25 will be able to vote using their young scot card.
Below is a link to St. Luke’s entry to the Our Europe semi-finals.
Judges commented positively on Caitlyn, Holly, Shannon and Toni’s creativity and technical ability.
Good luck to all of our Music students and staff who will be involved in SQA Practical Examinations throughout the day.
Mr Chalmers, Mrs Morton and Mr Jordan will accompany 4S1/2 to the Cathedral Halls in Paisley. Today’s retreat will focus on ‘Road trip’ which explores the life choices facing young people.
Mr Drennan will meet with the S1-3 leadership forum during period 4 in the conference room. They will discuss areas for improvement for our School Improvement Plan 2015/16.
Mr McLean, Mrs Pollock and Mr O’Donnell will accompany Higher Mathematics students on their Residential Study Weekend Lochgoilhead. They will return on Sunday afternoon.
This morning Miss Mooney and staff will offer English supported study at all levels from 9:00 – 12:00. Also Creative Arts
Faculty will offer supported study in Art & Design, Music at all levels and Drama at National 4&5 from 9:00 – 3:00.
All 10 chicks successfully hatched out. Two of them needed a wee helping hand but now are all happily running about between snoozing in the brooder box. We have 2 females and the rest are male. The Science club will be naming and taking their first measurements of weight and height today. Then the chicks have a busy week planned ahead as they will be visiting our associated Primary schools and Nursery with Miss McBride and Mr Gallagher.
Pupils and staff took part in a magical trip to Disneyland Paris last week. They spent four days taking in the sights and sounds of the historic city, before meeting their childhood heroes and enjoying the thrills of the theme park. Through attending a seminar and participating in a Numeracy assignment, pupils experienced first-hand how Disney selects and applies mathematical techniques and methods in everyday and theme park situations.
During the trip to Paris, they visited Notre dame Cathedral, Montparnasse 56, the Eiffel Tower and the Champs Elysees.
Our ‘Living Eggs’ have arrived and are currently incubating in the Science base. We are expecting them to hatch between Wednesday and Thursday this week. The chicks will be with us until Friday 27th February. The chicks will be visiting our cluster primaries on Thursday 26th February as part of the Science transition work with P7.
Young people from fifth year – 30 are invited to come along and learn about their Faith. The nights will take place every two weeks starting Wednesday 11th February at 7:00pm in the Tea Room (behind the parish house). Call 01418761553, or see facebook: fb.com/SaintJohnTheEvangelist or www.stjohns-barrhead.org for more information.
Dear brothers and sisters. I am writing to you personally to invite you to our Diocesan Lent Catechesis in the Cathedral. This is my first big event of our Synod process for you and I hope you will come and join me in our Cathedral on the Sunday afternoons of Lent for it. I was thiking we could all see it as our Lenten discipline. Don’t give up chocolate this year, come to bishop John’s Catechesis. I have worked hard to get some of the best bishops in the British isles to come and give the talks and they are all booked. This six week series is a simple refresher course on the whole of the Catholic Faith so that you can leave knowing what Catholics believe andwhy they believe it. The talks end with Evening Prayer and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and are from 2.00-4.00pm. I really think we can fill the Cathedral each week and show the strength of our diocesan faith. I know it is a sacrifice to come every Sunday but if you offer it up to Our Lord and Our Lady it will be very pleasing to them and they will send you and our diocese very many graces.
I am praying for all of you every day and know you are for me. God bless you all, especially in this coming season of grace.
From 8th to 15th February 2015 Scotland’s Catholic families, schools and parishes will celebrate how they are “Proclaiming the Joy of the Gospel” in their daily lives. This theme has been inspired by ‘Evangelii Gaudium’, the Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis.