St John the Baptist's, Perth

Bishops call for end to the numerical cap on places of worship

Press release

Responding to last week’s statement on the reopening of Places of Worship by the First Minister, the Catholic Bishops of Scotland have issued a statement welcoming the move and calling for a removal of the cap, which limits the number of people who can attend. Instead, the bishops maintain congregation size should be calculated in accordance with the size of …

Month’s Mind Mass for Bishop Vincent Logan

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Bishop Stephen Robson, Mgr Aldo Angelosanto, Canon Kevin Golden, Mgr Basil O’Sullivan, Mgr Ken McCaffrey and Fr Mark Cassidy celebrated Bishop Vincent Logan’s Month’s Mind Mass – on Friday 26th February 2021 – the 40th Anniversary of Bishop Vincent’s Episcopal Ordination.

Mass, Saturday in 6th Week of Ordinary Time (B)

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You will be like a spring whose waters never run dry The Lord says this: If you do away with the yoke, the clenched fist, the wicked word, if you give your bread to the hungry, and relief to the oppressed, your light will rise in the darkness, and your shadows become like noon. The Lord will always guide you, …

Clergy changes – Lent 2021

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Following the death of Mgr John Harty, Bishop Stephen Robson has announced the following clergy changes: Father Michael Carrie currently Parish Priest of Our Lady of Victories, Hilltown, and St Patrick’s, Stobswell, to St Mungo’s, Alloa as PP, as from 5th Sunday of Lent, 21st March, 2021 in time for Easter. Father Ninian Doohan, currently Parish Priest of St Pius X, Douglas and coordinating …

Church leaders urge withdrawal of controversial section of Hate Crime Bill to allow “adequate consideration”

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An unprecedented alliance of Catholic and Evangelical church leaders are urging the Scottish Government to drop part of its proposed Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill to allow time for “detailed consideration of crucial provisions.” The Bill, which would potentially criminalise any criticism of Transgender ideology has been criticised by the Catholic Church, the Free Church of Scotland and the Evangelical …

RENEW International Mourns the Passing of Co-founder Msgr. Thomas A. Kleissler

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Monsignor Thomas A. Kleissler, who launched a parish-renewal program that turned into an international movement, died on Tuesday February 2, at St. Catherine Healthcare Center, Caldwell, N.J. He was 89. Father Tom, as he preferred to be known, co-founded RENEW International, which has been serving Catholic parishes for more than 40 years with processes that help the laity, meeting in …

Bishop Vincent Logan – a picture tribute

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Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord: Lord hear my voice! Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my pleading. If Thou, O Lord, should mark our guilt, Lord, who would survive? But with you is found forgiveness: for this we revere you. My soul is waiting for the Lord, I count on his …

St Mungo's, Alloa

Mgr John Harty – funeral

Press release

The Vigil and Reception of Remains of Mgr John Harty was held in St Mungo’s Church, Alloa at 6pm, on Wednesday, 27th January, 2021. Due to the Covid virus restrictions the number of participants at all ceremonies were restricted to 20.   Priority was given to Mgr Harty’s family, parishioners and invited priests from the Deanery, together with his closest friends in …