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Welcome to St John’s RC Church, Perth

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  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. The Rt. Rev. Stephen Robson, Bishop of Dunkeld. Diocesan Office 24-28 Lawside Road Dundee DD3 …

Welcome to our newest members

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One after another, parishes throughout the world are adopting the thinking and practice of the R.C.I.A., the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. At once ancient and new, this Rite expresses the essential mission and purpose of the Church: to draw all people to the Father through Christ Jesus the Son, in the Holy Spirit. The Second Vatican Council in …

Clerical Changes

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A fond farewell to Fr Kaz. Fr Kaz has been recalled suddenly to Poland by his Provincial for another placement and will be leaving this week. We are very sorry to see him go, especially after such a short time with us. We thank him for his generosity in coming to Scotland and everything he has done for both the …

Papal Blessing for Scotland’s Italian Chapel

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Pope Francis has sent a special blessing to mark the 70th anniversary of one of Scotland’s most unusual landmarks. The Italian Chapel in Orkney was built during the Second World War by Italian POWs and has since become the island’s number one tourist attraction. In his message, Pope Francis prays; “that this Chapel, built in time of war, may continue …

St Margaret’s Adoption Agency

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Scotland’s first dedicated Catholic centre for the family opens this weekend (16 November 2013) on the feast of St Margaret of Scotland. St Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society, is expanding its services and moving into bigger and better accommodation. The Agency which is currently awaiting a ruling from the Scottish Charities Appeal Tribunal on whether it will be allowed …

Pope Benedict – Bellahouston Mass

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IT WAS not the roar of the crowds at Bellahouston Park, but their silence. For eight magical – or should that be spiritual – minutes, 70,000 men, women and children stood alone with their thoughts and prayers and waited as, in a small mobile office at the back of the vast expansive altar, the successor of St Peter robed himself …

James Ward – first headteacher at St Columba’s High School, Perth

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Mr James Ward, first headmaster of St Columba’s Secondary in Perth, died recently at the age of 93. His Requiem Mass was concelebrated by Father Ken McCaffrey, parish priest of Our Lady of Lourdes, Canon Ken McBride, Father Tony McCarthy and Father Eugene O’Sullivan. Canon Basil O’Sullivan was present at the Reception of Remains. Paying tribute to him, Father McCaffrey …

Mr James Begg, RIP

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Mr James Begg, headmaster of John’s R.C. School, Perth, and a leading figure in the Roman Catholic community in Perth, died suddenly to-day. Mr Begg was attending school duties yesterday, and his death his home, 3 Goodlyburn Terrace, was due to a heart attack. He had been headmaster of St John’s R.C. School, Perth, for 17 years. He took over …