St Thérèse’s Relics arrive in Dunkeld

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Hundreds of parishioners are expected to attend a special Liturgy of Welcome followed by Solemn Sung Mass with Bishop Stephen Robson in St Andrew’s Cathedral, Dundee at 7pm on Wednesday 4th of September, as the relics of Saint Therese of Lisieux arrive in Dunkeld for the first time as part of an historic three-week tour of Scotland’s eight Catholic dioceses. …

Clergy changes – Autumn 2019

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Bishop Stephen has announced the following clergy appointments: Mgr. Canon Neil Gallagher, currently parish priest of SS Leonard and Fergus and St Columba’s to become Parish Priest of St Bride’s Pitlochry, Our Lady of Mercy, Aberfeldy and St Columba’s, Birnam. (starting 21 September 2019) Fr Leszek Wiecaszek SAC of St Joseph’s parish to move from St Joseph’s Dundee, to St …

Bishop responds to publication of Independent Review Group report on Safeguarding

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Responding to the IRG report, Bishop Joseph Toal, who has responsibility for overseeing the work of the Scottish Catholic Safeguarding Service, said: “The Bishops of Scotland are grateful to Baroness Helen Liddell and members of the Independent Review Group for their work in externally reviewing and monitoring the Safeguarding practices of the Catholic Church in Scotland.  We welcome their report and …

A Day of Prayer For Victims of Abuse

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Calling for prayers for the success of the Meeting of the Episcopal Conference Presidents from all over the world in Rome this week, on the Protection of Minors, Bishop Robson expressed his desire for “frankness, fruitful exchanges, strong determination to put things right, and productive decisions.” Bishop Stephen also announced that Bishops’ Conference of Scotland has proposed that the Friday …

Dunkeld to launch initiative to bring lapsed Catholics back to the Church

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Dunkeld Diocese to establish ‘School of Catechists’ for new evangelisation, Our are hoping that a catechesis programme beginning this weekend can help bring lapsed Catholics back to the fold and ‘create a Church of missionary disciples.’ In a pastoral letter released last month, Bishop Stephen Robson of Dunkeld revealed that 2019 would be a ‘Year of Re-Evangelisation.’ These efforts will …

Fr James McCruden RIP

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The family and friends and the priests and people of the Diocese of Dunkeld mourn the death of Fr James McCruden who died in the early evening of Sunday, 30th December, the feast of the Holy Family. RIP. Father Jim was Parish Priest of St Joseph’s Callander, St Fillan’s, Doune and Killin and was a much loved and compassionate pastor …