St Maurice's High put their Faith into Action

  •  Posted by Mark Booker
  •  1 May 2014

St Maurices High Caritas2

St Maurice's High School in Cumbernauld are a school that take pride in their ability to serve those in need, both close to home and further afield.


This attitude has been no different for the Caritas students, who in a pressured year, have taken time to complete the Caritas Award.


I had the pleasure of visiting the Caritas group (pictuerd above) on thier last day of school before they begin their exams. 


The Caritas group teamed up with SCIAF and as part of their action in their community, delivered WEE BOX Lent talks to various primary schools nearby.


In her Caritas submission, Eilish Toal wrote the following:


"John Paul II said “A serious moral crisis affects the lives of many young people leaving them adrift. They are often without hope and are conditioned to look only for instant gratification.” 


I feel like before, that quote was something I’d think about myself but now I believe that I’m one of the many young people “concerned about the world around them”.  When it comes to my personal values I am now being guided in the right direction.  


Learning about SCIAF in the first place enlightened me as to the good work that they do.  Personally presenting and engaging with the younger pupils was an amazing experience."


Another Caritas student Rebecca Hughes remarked that "Helping to spread awareness of the situation in Colombia made me think more deeply about my faith.   Being able to raise awareness of a good cause through teaching the children was very inspiring and gave me a great sense of responsibility."


Mrs Doherty of Holy Cross Primary said the following after Eilish and Patrice had delivered a presentation in their school.


" A huge thanks to the girls that came to Holy Cross for SCIAF!!! Patrice and Eilish were amazing, very good with the children and held their attention well"


I am so proud of what these girls have been able to do and I thank all Caritas students across Scotland for their work with SCIAF over the year. Enjoy the award ceremony and come and visit the SCIAF stall!     









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