Dunkeld mourns the death of Mgr Charles Hendry

Parish News, Press release

On Thursday 30th April 2020, Bishop Stephen announced the death of Mgr Charles Hendry, parish priest of St Mary Magdalene’s, Perth. “It is with great sadness, but also with great gratitude for the priestly life filled with service to his people and to the Diocese, that I announce the death of Mgr Charles Hendry. Mgr Hendry died this afternoon at …

Passover Meal at St Fillan’s, Newport

Parish News

The north Fife parishes of St Fillan’s Newport and Our Lady Star of the Sea, Tayport, recently gathered for a Passover Meal involving five of our children – Jack, Nathaniel, Stella, Daniel and Magnus – together with Mgr Martin Drysdale, some parents and friends. Jack Meiland reports, “Understandably, the children’s first view of the dining table with dried Matzos, some …

Rite of Election at St Joseph’s Chapel, Dundee

Parish News

One of the joys of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is when the catechumens, and those giving them instruction, gather with Bishop Stephen on the first weekend of Lent for the Rite of Election. In just a few weeks these candidates will receive the Sacraments that will bring them into communion with the Catholic Church. Bishop Stephen …

New book honours Perth’s parish’s WW1 service

Parish News, Press releases

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the 1st Armistice Day, Steve Clayes, has completed his timely publication of a book to honour the service given by parishioners from St John’s, Perth, and by the former pupils from the parish school of St John’s, during World War I. Together with Deacon Harry Schnitker, parish historian Steve was the joint …

Mission Mass at Alloa

Parish News, Press releases

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 …

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

Parish News, Press releases

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 …