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 …

A memorial to Bishop Rigg

Following the death of Bishop George Rigg appeal was made thought the pages of The Tablet to fund the completion of the building of St John’s Church, Perth. Bishop Rigg was he first Bishop of Dunkeld following the Restoration of the Catholic Hierarchy in Scotland.

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 …