Members attended a celebratory Mass, for Jim Healy of St. Margaret’s, Dunfermline, and Tom Canning of Holy Name, Oakley, for their dedication to the Church and SSVP, which in both cases, has exceeded fifty years. In addition, congratulations to Margaret Hall, Treasurer of Our Lady of Lourdes Conference on her award of a BEM in the Queen’s Honours list. Margaret was awarded a BEM for services to the community in Dunfermline and the Kuvela Othandweni Charity. Members of the Conference knit and send baby clothes to Africa.
Links to schools and young people
Many Conferences in the Archdiocese assist and work closely with young people in their communities and schools. Our Lady and St Ninian Conference in Bannockburn assist at every school Mass. The Holy Spirit and St Margaret Conference in Stirling also work closely with three primary schools in the area supplying clothing, shoes and toys specifically to autistic and additional support needs pupils.
Continued work with the Missionaries of Charity
The Archdiocese continues to work in partnership with The Missionaries of Charity, in the quest to alleviate poverty in our area. We have many Members from different Conferences assisting several nights a week for example at soup kitchens.