Mission Mass at Alloa

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The parishes of St Mungo’s (Alloa), St Bernadette’s (Tullibody), Holy Family (Dunblane), St John Vianney (Alva) and St Serf’s (High Valleyfield) came together for a Deanery Mass on the Feast of St Therese of Lisieux, Patroness of the Missions. Fr Mike Freyne MHM, Dunkeld’s Vicar Episcopal for Missions and Justice and Peace, remarked, “Pope Francis declared that October 2019 will …

PASTORAL LETTER TO HEAD TEACHERS AND PRIESTS

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Dear Father/ Headteacher, ‘Promoting Gospel Values – the theme of this year’s Education Week is what you do every single day. I cannot thank you enough for all you do to show the face of Christ to parishioners, young people, staff and parents. Some elements of our society maintain that Catholic education, denominational schools, and even the promotion of a …

St Matthew’s Auchtermuchty – Diamond Jubilee

Parish News, Press releases

Fr Martin Pletts led the parishioners at St Matthew’s, Auchtermuchty, in a celebration of a great milestone in its history—its 60th anniversary! “We give thanks for those years,” said Fr Pletts, “and for the members of the church community past and present (especially loved ones and family members who have gone on ahead of us). We give thanks, too, for …

Blairgowrie celebrates diversity Mass

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Parishioners from Coupar Angus and Alyth gathered at St Stephen’s, Blairgowrie for a Mass to celebrate the wide range of culture represented within their parishes. Fr Gregory Umunna said, “Our Parish is blessed! We are a people drawn from diverse nations Scottish, English, Polish, Ukrainian, French, German, Romanian, Filipino, Nigerian, Irish, Spanish, Kenyan, Belgian, South African, Indian, Colombian, Czech, Dutch …

Dundee’s twin mission in Kerela

Mission work

Working under the Society of St Vincent de Paul’s principle that ‘No work of charity is foreign to the Society’ gives a tremendous range of activities into which their members can become involved. These works of charity, initially, are usually at a local level where the brothers and sisters of the local conference attend with ‘hands on’ assistance to try …

St Joseph's Convent Chapel, Lawside, Dundee

Bishop’s Diary

Bishop's Diary

Thursday, 10th-19th OctoberChaplain to ACROSS Pilgrimage to Lourdes Monday, 21st October, 2019  6pm – Reception of Remains of Fr Anthony McCarthy,at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Dundee Tuesday, 22nd October12.30pm – Requiem Mass for Fr Anthony McCarthy,at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church,  Dundee Thursday, 24th  October1pm – Safeguarding Meeting for Clergy,Diocesan Pastoral Office Saturday, 26th  October5pm – 80th Anniversary Mass for …

Dunkeld’s Sixth Year RE Conference

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This year’s Sixth Year RE Conference took place on 20th September 2019 in St John’s RC High School in Dundee. Mr John Paul Cecil, PT of Religious Education, welcomed S6 students and staff from across the diocese – including St Paul’s Academy, Dundee, St John’s Academy, Perth and Kilgraston School, Bridge of Allan, together with their school chaplains. A warm …

Life Teen Europe Summer Camp 2019

Press releases, Youth

From the 4th to 11th August 2019, a group of teens from Dunkeld Diocese attended the Life Teen Summer Camp in Helvoirt, the Netherlands for the third year in a row. Led by Charis McCrosson from the Dunkeld Youth Service, the five teens joined many others from across Europe at the Emmaus Retreat Centre for an intense week of activities …

Tullibody’s SVDP aid for Food Bank and local homeless project

Mission work

The St Vincent de-Paul Society of St Bernadette’s Church in Tullybody, recently donated over £1000 worth of goods to the local Food Bank, The Gate, in Alloa. The money was a result of money donated by the congregation in the SVDP box at the end of Mass. The project concerned was  a Start Up project, run by The Gate, to …