Launching: All Fired Up

The Youth Service is now launching an online newsletter written for young people, about young people and by young people. A brand new platform to get your stories out there! This newsletter will feature what’s going on for the young people in our diocese, what you can get involved in, upcoming DYS events, teaching and testimonies, activities and more! We … Read More

Time Well Spent

A Life Teen blog, by Adam Cross Life right now seems like a weird movie with so many things being closed and cancelled. With more time at home, it’s tempting to binge Netflix or Hulu, or get a little stir crazy; but it’s also a chance to get creative and even pump up your prayer life. While our daily routines … Read More

Service During COVID-19

A Life Teen blog, by Caitlin Sica A tweet recently went viral that said, “Honestly hadn’t planned on giving up quite this much for Lent.” It’s something I’ve been thinking a lot about lately, the timing of COVID-19, right in the middle of Lent, in which millions of people suddenly find themselves giving things up — whether they wanted to … Read More

Mass During COVID-19

A Life Teen blog, written by Rachel Penate On Tuesday, when the Diocese of Phoenix made their announcement for the suspension of all public Masses and the dispensation of the Sunday obligation, my heart sank. Absolutely sank. It’s really happening, I thought. We are actually starting a Eucharistic fast… how am I going to feel without the Eucharist? For a … Read More

Peace During COVID-19

A Life Teen blog by Stephanie Espinoza Welcome to the year 2020, where we don’t yet have personal flight devices yet but we do all have to adhere to some strict social distancing in order to flatten the curve on a worldwide pandemic. What a wild ride, mi gente. At this point in time, there is not one of us … Read More

Bishop’s Statement – No More Public Masses

Scotland’s Catholic bishops have announced that no public Masses will be celebrated in Scotland from Thursday 19th March. Priests will continue to celebrate Holy Mass in private, praying for those suffering from Covid-19 and those who care for them. Prayer and Sacraments Churches will remain open for personal prayer and parish priests will be available for Confession, Anointing of the … Read More

Catholic During COVID-19

A Life Teen Blog – written by Leah Murphy, posted Monday, March 16, 3:21 PM PST By the time you read this blog, things will likely have changed, and I pray and hope for the better — but it’s quite possible that they’ve grown increasingly difficult. We’re all facing something, unlike anything we’ve ever lived through before. The words “global … Read More

Dunkeld News March 2020

Check out the youth pages in the latest edition of the Dunkeld News Magazine – now available in parishes across the diocese, and on the Dunkeld Diocese website! (Pages 16 and 17)

Epiphany 2020

Two teens who take part in the JustLiveIt programme – currently being piloted at St Fillan’s Parish in Crieff – were given the task of conducting the Mass for Epiphany Sunday. This included choosing the hymns, prayers and readers, as well as writing and delivering the homily. We have shared their unique insight on this feast in the post below … Read More

Are You Ready? Advent Retreat 2019

The Dunkeld Youth Service hosted their annual Advent Retreat on 7th-8th December 2019. After a short hiatus, they were able to offer the Pastoral Centre for overnight accommodation once more. This proved to be very popular, and the teens who attended the retreat felt that it enabled them to better explore the themes and get to know their peers. The … Read More

National Youth Pilgrimage 2019

On 31st August the Scottish Catholic Youth Service hosted a National Youth Pilgrimage to St Andrews to mark the 701st Anniversary of St Andrew. The day began with a gathering in St James’ RC Parish and a welcome from Archbishop Leo Cushley and members of the SCYS team. The gathering was then split into 2 groups, with those aged between … Read More