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30th Anniversary 

The mission of the Saint Margaret’s High School is to develop as a community of faith and learning, providing the highest quality of education, and offering formation through the promotion of Gospel values, through celebration and worship, and through service to the common good.
All Catholic schools in Scotland will feature the following characteristics:
 
Honouring Jesus Christ as the Way, the Truth and the Life.
Developing as a community of faith and learning.
Promoting Gospel values.
Celebrating and worshipping.
Serving the common good.
 

 “Proclaiming the Joy of the Gospel” is the mission of every Christian.
Pope Francis has made great efforts to remind us that the life of a Christian should be joyful. He encourages us to rediscover our enthusiasm for the Gospel and to share it joyfully with others.

The Holy Father invites Christians to “go forth” from being obsessed with our own needs and to “get involved by word and deed in people’s daily lives.”  He asks us to be “missionary disciples” and “spirit-filled evangelisers” – that is, to spread the Good News about Jesus Christ in our words and our actions, inspired by the Holy Spirit.

We all have a great capacity for joy and celebration.  But sometimes we can get stuck in the rut of depression and pessimism.  Sometimes we can feel engulfed with bad news – stories of tragic events, natural disasters, inhuman acts, gloomy forecasts.  Such events can cause us to be confused by life’s uncertainties and by human frailty and to question our faith in God.   They can encourage doubts and scepticism.  They appear to leave no room for joyful celebration.

But our faith in Jesus Christ calls on us to overcome such pessimism and to tell another story –a Good News story.  As Christians, we can offer a better way of looking at life, a higher challenge, a promise of infinite love.

Pope Francis reminds us that we can all tell that Good News story, not by preaching or lecturing, but through the witness of our own lives, through what we say to people, how we speak to them, how we show love and care for them.  Our faith in Jesus is a treasury of life and love which we must share with others so that they too can see the attractiveness of faith in Jesus as good news.
We first hear this Good News about this in our family homes from our parents and grandparents.   We go on to learn much more in Saint Margaret’s High School, from our teachers, in our religious education classes.  In our parish we learn about it through the liturgy, at Mass, in the Scripture readings and in the homily.  

Through such actions we are showing love for our brother and sisters.  Pope Francis reminds us that:  “We may be sure that none of our acts of love will be lost, nor any of our acts of sincere concern for others.” 

He goes on to say: “No single act of love for God will be lost, no generous effort is meaningless, no painful endurance is wasted.”
It is for God to judge how well we are proclaiming the Gospel through our lives.  And it is for the community of Saint Margaret’s High School to proclaim the joy of the Gospel in faith, hope and charity.

 

Useful Links

Scottish Catholic Education Service:  www.sces.uk.com

 


 
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