Lenten Retreat in Perth

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Dunkeld’s Pastoral Development Officer, Mary O’Duffin, led a Lent Retreat at St John’s, Perth. The parishioners were invited to follow the daily Ignatian ‘Pathways to God – Walking with Jesus’ programme which had been distributed across the UK – free of charge. The materials, which were also available online, included scripture passages, reflections and ways to pray with scripture. Each …

Polish Lent Retreat

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The seeds have been planted. Over the past few days we have experienced the Lenten retreat in our parish. This year, the Word was preached to us by a missionary of the Order of the Most Precious Blood from Czestochowa, Father Damian Siwicki CPPS. The theme of the retreat was: ‘come back home’ and the main message was to be …

Papal Award for Church Musician

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During a Service of Solemn Vespers in St John the Baptist’s Church, Perth, Bishop Stephen Robson presented Miss Susan Cassidy with a Papal Award, Pro Ecclesia and Pontifice, in recognition of her service to the parish and the diocese. As a child, Susan sang in the church choir at St John’s and for the past 30 years she has been …

Polish Scouts Hold Independence Ball

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Members of Perth’s Polish Scouts hosted an Independence Ball at the city’s Salutation Hotel. The occasion marked the 100th anniversary of Poland’s re-found independence at the end of World War I. Pete Wishart MP and Cllr Willie Wilson, depute Provost of Perth and Kinross and Mgr Charles Hendry, parish priest at St Mary Magdalene’s Church, attended along with representatives from …

Śpiewającym Aniołkom

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Serdecznie wyrazy wdzięczności składamy naszemu Chórowi Dziecięcemu „Śpiewające Aniołki” za wspaniały koncert w którym mogliśmy uczestniczyć w minioną niedzielę. Dziękuję wszystkim dzieciom tworzącym tę wspaniałą grupę pełną energii i talentów muzycznych, wraz z ich opiekunką Panią Magdą Dubanowską. Słowa wdzięczności składam również ich muzykom: Panom Michałowi Brożynie, Wojciechowi Długołęckiemu i Marcinowi Ścigany za ich czas i zaangażowanie w oprawę muzyczną …

Iona Pilgrims

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Pupils from St John’s RC Academy, Perth, were accompanied by their chaplain, Mgr Martin Drysdale, on the school’s annual pilgrimage to Iona. There was time to take in the stunning western isles scenery along the way with a visit to Tobermore en route. On Iona the group walked to St Columba’s Bay, where Columba first landed in Scotland from his …