Fr Cassidy 25th Anniversary Mass

Fr Mark Cassidy, a son of the parish, celebrates the 25th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. Mass will be celebrated at 7pm, on Monday 24th June 2013. Fr Mark served as a Navy Chaplain for many years before returning to Dunkeld Diocese. Blog entry

Diary meeting

On Monday 17th June at 7pm in the presbytery there will be a meeting to plan from August 2013 to July 2014. This will involve putting dates in the diary of significant events for the academic year. Would all parish groups please send a representative to this meeting to inform us of dates of events? Would that person also please …

Baptism font

Baptism course

The life of a Christian begins at baptism. It takes a community to raise a Christian and to all first time parents who wish their baby/child to be baptised this calendar year we say CONGRATULATIONS and we are here to help! To help you get a good start, there will be a short baptismal course run over two evenings in …

Pope Benedict – Bellahouston Mass

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

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

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 …

Perth Catholic Church – Grand Bazzar

FUNDS FOR WAR MEMORIAL AND RENOVATION SCHEME Members of St John’s Catholic Church, Perth, have organised a Grand Bazaar and Fancy Fair for the purposes securing funds in aid of the church war memorial and restoration scheme. The Bazaar, which is being held in the City Halls, had a delightful send off yesterday, and before the last purchase is made …

Re-opening of St John the Baptist’s RC Church – 9th May 1849

Perthshire Advertiser 3rd May 1849 ST JOHN’S CATHOLIC CHURCH WILL BE SOLEMNLY RE-OPENED ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 9th 1849 The Right Reverend the l.ord Bishop of Ceramis, Rt. Rev. Andrew Carruthers, will be attended by his Clergy The morning service, at Eleven o’clock, when High Mass will be celebrated and a sermon delivered. The Vespers Service, at 3pm.; after which a …