Holy Mass – please reserve a seat

Please book early in the week to avoid disappointment. Some Masses may become FULLY BOOKED by Wednesday – but generally you will still find a space at the 6.30pm Mass on Sundays.

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Sunday Mass Times

4pm – Saturday (Anticipated Mass)

9am – Sunday

10.30am – St Mary Magdalene’s

11am – Sunday

1pm – Sunday (Polish)

5pm – Sunday (Polish)

6.30pm – Sunday

For the present the maximum attendance at any Mass will be 50 people. The 2m rule is remaining in force at present. We will open 30 minutes before each Mass. Remember to bring a face covering.

Places for all Sunday Masses can be reserved online – – RESERVE A PLACE – or by calling the parish priest. Please do not book more than ONE WEEK in advance. Online bookings for all Masses will close at 4pm on Friday each week.

Please note that households booking tickets should nominate 1 person to book their tickets together (max 4 tickets) to avoid unnecessary duplication.

If you do not manage to get a ticket one week, please e-mail the office and you will be given priority for the following Sunday. stjohnadmin@dunkelddiocese.org.uk

The Sunday obligation remains suspended, so we would encourage you to attend one Mass a week, regardless of the day. If our congregation is spread out over the whole week rather than all coming on a Sunday this may be an effective way to allow everyone to attend Mass at least once a week, and since the Sunday liturgy is being minimalised just now the weekday liturgy will not be noticeably different from the Sunday Liturgy.

Remember that the church must be closed and cleaned after each Mass (the more volunteers the better) – we have to make sure that there is enough time between Masses for everyone to leave in a safe and managed way, for the church to be fully cleaned, and then for the next congregation to arrive and be seated safely.

Track & Trace: We must record the names and contact details of all attendees to pass on to the NHS in the event of an outbreak in a parish. It would make sense and help us if you came with this already prepared on a piece of paper that you could drop into a box. It would facilitate quick access into the Church. The information will be only used to contact you should there be someone in the congregation at the same Mass who developed symptoms of the virus.

Canon Mulholland

Listen to these words from the Holy Gospel according to St John:

Jesus said to his disciples: “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.”

Welcome to St John’s, Perth

Our parish of St John the Baptist’s Perth serves the central and northern parts of the city of Perth as well as the rural areas to the north and east of the city towards Dunkeld, Coupar Angus and Errol. The parish also serves Perth Royal Infirmary, Murray Royal Hospital, North Inch Home, Luncarty House, Catmoor Nursing Home, St John’s Nursing Home, Strathtay House, Upper Springlands Home, Ochil, Louise Brae, Viewlands, the Grange (Balbeggie) and Kincarathie Nursing Home.

St John’s is part of the Diocese of Dunkeld, which serves east central Scotland – including Aberfeldy, Alloa, Alva, Alyth, Arbroath, Auchterarder, Blairgowrie, Brechin, Callendar, Carnoustie, Crieff, Cupar, Doune, Dunblane, Dundee, Dunkeld, Forfar, High Valleyfield, Kinross, Leuchars, Pitlochry, Kirriemuir, Perth, Newport, Tayport, and Tullibody.

Parish Priest
Very Rev. Steven Canon Mulholland MA STL VE (1998)
20 Melville Street, Perth, PH1 5PY
Tel: 01738 259371

Assistant Priests
Rev. Bogdan Palka SDS
16 Melville Street, Perth, PH1 5PY
Tel: 01738 564182

Assistant Priests
Rev. Jude Mukoro
St Mary Magdalene’s Presbytery
7 Glenearn Road
Perth
PH2 0BD

Permanent Deacon
Rev Krzysztof Jablonski
Tel: 07851 735590

Recent news from the parish


Parish Safeguarding Coordinator – Mrs Pauline Ward – 07941 476560

Mr Malcolm P. Veal, 24-28 Lawside Road, Dundee DD3 6XY – Tel. (01382) 225453

Emailchancellor@dunkelddiocese.org.uk