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Caritas and Pope Francis Faith Awards

Scottish Catholic Education Service (SCES) has two award schemes to encourage children and young people to put faith into action in practical ways. Our resources will help to meet specific areas of the success criteria set out in each of these awards.

Sign up for either the Pope Francis Faith Award or the Caritas award through SCES today.

Pope Francis Faith Award

We have several resources for you to download and use with your class or group.

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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!'

Pope Francis, addressing young people

Caritas Award

We have several resources for you to download and use with your Caritas group.

We can train your group to:

  • deliver SCIAF talks or workshops in school, or to feeder primaries
  • plan and lead a prayer service for SCIAF’s work at school or in their parish
  • promote and sell SCIAF Real Gifts in their parish
  • arrange a SCIAF evening in their parish to raise awareness of SCIAF’s work.

Caritas pupils can also volunteer to fundraise for SCIAF.

Here are some ideas:

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Love – caritas – is an extraordinary force…

Pope Benedict XVI