How beautiful it would be if each of you, every evening, could say: “Today at school, at home, at work, guided by God, I showed a sign of love towards one of my friends, my parents, an older person!”
The Pope Francis FAITH AWARD is an award of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland, designed to help children to show “signs of love” in their daily lives and to be active members of their local Church. It invites young people at the Primary 6 and 7 stages to use the Gifts of the Holy Spirit and to see how they can bear fruit in their homes, schools and parishes. It is directly connected to what young people are learning about the Sacrament of Confirmation.
The award was introduced with a small group of 48 Primary schools. This pilot scheme resulted in 950 children being presented with the FAITH AWARD in June 2015. Further introduced to 120 schools in 2015, the scheme is now open to all Catholic Primary schools and parishes, normally involving children across the years of Primary 6 & Primary 7.