Passiontide 2020

24th March 2020

My dear brothers and sisters
 
Following the clear instruction of HM Government in London and Edinburgh our parish church will be closed until further notice. 
 
Only funerals will proceed with due care from either the Crematorium or the graveside, but not from the Church.
 
End of life and emergency calls will be answered for the administration of the Sacrament of the Sick and Viaticum. 
 
Please, let us pray fervently for each other. You are indeed all very precious.
 
Take great care of yourself and your family members,
 
Yours in Christ,
 
Canon Steven Mulholland 

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In an unprecedented move, Scotland’s Catholic bishops have announced that with effect from Thursday 19th March, no public Masses will be celebrated in Scotland. In a statement released today (Wednesday 18th March) the bishops announced, that priests would continue to celebrate Holy Mass in private, praying for those suffering from Covid-19 and those who care for them.

Updated on 23rd March – Our places of worship must now close for private prayer and for baptisms, confessions and devotions.

Only funerals can proceed with due care from either the Crematorium or the graveside, but not from the Church. They must be all but private. A private Mass may be offered for the repose of the soul of the deceased around the time of the death with a family Requiem Mass offered once the crisis is over. A date cannot be set for this until government clearance is given.

The suspension of Confirmations and First Holy Communions had already been announced.

End of life and emergency calls will be answered for the administration of the Sacrament of the Sick and Viaticum.

The Bishops’ statement encourages Catholics where possible to access the live streaming of Holy Mass from local parishes which have that facility.

The bishops advise that Holy Week liturgies may be curtailed but ask Catholics to remain together in spirit and in prayer.


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

Permanent Deacont
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