Urbi et orbi – “we are facing the storm together”

Press releases

With great emotion I watched on Rai 1 Italian TV, a lonely Pope in an empty St Peter’s Square, in the pouring rain, deliver a beautiful sermon on the calming of the storm. Two points jumped out: we are all, believers and unbelievers, in that boat, facing that storm together, one humanity in fear, experiencing our need for help. Then …

Mass – The Annunciation

Press releases, Streaming

25th March 2020 From the prayer space at his house, Bishop Stephen Robson joins his prayers with all who are sick, those who care for them, the housebound and for all those for whom being housebound is new experience.

Church closure update

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Following this evening’s broadcast by the Prime Minister and First Minister, Bishop Stephen gave the following update and a message of support: “We must all ensure from now the complete closure of our churches until further notice. Masses can, and must, continue in private. Where streaming of Mass is possible, well and good, but our places of worship must close for …

St Mary’s, Lochee – the work of the Church continues…

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Fr Mark Cassidy, St Mary’s Lochee, told Dunkeld News: “We were asked to hold the final public Masses in our churches last Thursday, 19th March, the Solemnity of St Joseph. I am sorry if this caught some of you unaware and you turned up for Mass in the days following. We were only informed of this on Wednesday and it …

Parishes remain open for private prayer

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Fr Michael Carrie, parish priest at St Patrick’s and St Mary’s, Forebank, in Dundee says: “Following the decision by the Scottish Bishops’ to suspend the public celebration of Mass during the continuing health crisis, I want to reassure you that I will do everything possible to sustain the faith life of our parish communities throughout this time. I urge you …

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!