New resources for October, the Month of the Missions

Mission work

Dunkeld’s Vicar Episcopal for the Missions, Fr Mike Freyne, St Bernadette’s, Tullibody, has posted a series of series and links to share during October, traditionally Mission Month. First is a story in which both Archbishop Protase Rugambwa of Tanzania – the Secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples – and Pope Francis, emphasise the importance of our missionaries …

Bishops are united against nuclear weapons

Justice and Peace, Mission work, Press release

During his historic visit to Japan last year, Pope Francis declared that “the use of atomic energy for purposes of war is immoral, just as the possession of atomic weapons is immoral”. Seventy-five years on from the unprecedented and horrific destruction of life at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we are called to reflect prayerfully upon the UK’s own possession of nuclear …

Newport’s Nifty Knitters send homespun care

Mission work

Almost 10 years ago, parishioners at St Fillan’s, Newport-on-Tay started a ‘Nifty Knitting Group’ which gathered monthly to knit, have coffee and chat. Their efforts have bow gone half way around the world and they have been join by many of the local churches – and others without a faith connection. “Everyone is welcome,” said parishioner Anne Meiland, “and since …

Church’s fund for Coronavirus mission response

Mission work

The Scottish Catholic Observer reports: Bishop Stephen Robson has welcomed the announcement that Pope Francis has established an emergency fund in response to the Coronavirus crisis to support ongoing missionary work throughout the world. The Holy Father set up the special fund via the Pontifical Mission Societies—his official charity for overseas mission—of which Missio Scotland is the Scottish branch. The …

Our Lady’s help for Gambia

Mission work, Press releases

Project Gambia said thanks to Fr Colin Golden and the parishioners of Our Lady of Lourdes, Perth for the very generous donation raised through their aid workers’ visit this weekend, and for the continued support and prayers!

Parishes support for Project Gambia

Mission work

St Anne’s, Carnoustie, amd St Bride’s, Monifieth, were the first churches in Diocese of Dunkeld to be visited by representatives of the Gambia project. Inspired by the work being done by the charity, the two parishes raised over £1,700. Pictured Mgr Aldo Angelosanto, parish priest, along with representatives from the parishes and the altar servers from St Bride’s.