Climate Sunday Initiative in lead up to COP26

Mission work, Press releases

With less than 100 days to go until COP26 – the critical international climate negotiations which the UK government will host and chair in Glasgow in November 2021 – a broad coalition of Christian denominations and charities is calling on all churches to hold a ‘Climate Sunday’ and commit to effective action themselves, before talks begin. So far, more than …

Responsibility and Respect for Others in the Body of Christ – A short guide for parishes beyond Level Zero

Press releases

On Monday 9th August the Scottish Government lifted almost every restriction that has shaped parish life since March 2020. What does this mean for your parish? The government guidance continues to promote the following: –  maintaining good hand hygiene- everyone should sanitise their hands on entering and leaving the Church –  practising respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette –  wearing face coverings …

Grace celebrates 100 years and has an amazing tale to tell

Parish News

AN EXTRAORDINARY Alloa woman who saved escaped prisoners of war as an Italian partisan during WWII, before marrying one, celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday, June 19, some 77 years after she arrived in Scotland on a landing craft, having fled war-torn Italy. All those decades ago, Grace was helping escaped prisoners of war in Italy’s Abruzzo region as a …

Blairs opens new interactive museum

Press releases

Blairs Museum, Scotland’s National Catholic Museum has launched a brand-new website featuring an interactive virtual museum and shop, thanks to funding from the Scottish Government’s “Museum Recovery and Resilience Fund” established to protect Scotland’s culture and heritage sectors from the impacts of Covid-19.  The new website unites all the collections of the Scottish Catholic Heritage Collections Trust Museum, and the …

St Stephen’s Blairgowrie has something to celebrate after 104 years

Parish News

On Wednesday 21st June, Fr Gregory Umunna welcomed Fr Chris Doig, a son of the parish at St Stephen’s, Blairgowrie, as the newly ordained priest returned to his home parish to celebrate a Votive Mass for the Solemnity of St Joseph. The Perthshire parish had proudly produced four priests since it opened in 1856 – the last one was 104 …

Traditional Latin Mass – Bishop Stephen’s update

Latin Mass

As some of you may know, as of Friday, 16th July with the Motu Proprio Traditionis Custodes (Keepers of the Tradition), the Pope has abrogated the general permission or faculty for priests to celebrate the Mass according to the 1962 Missale Romanum of Saint John XXIII.  The faculty of celebrating this Mass in what Pope Benedict XVI had called the Extraordinary form has been severely restricted, …

Bob Corrieri receives Papal Medal in Kinross

Papal Medal

Fr Martin Pletts expressed his sincere congratulations on behalf of all at St James’, Kinross, to Bob Corrieri who has been awarded the Bene Merenti by his Holiness, Pope Francis. Bob was presented with the award at Holy Mass on 21st July by Bishop Stephen Robson.

Cleary Cup for Sam

Parish News, Schools

Congratulations to Sean McFarlane, a parishioner at Ss Peter & Paul’s RC Church, Dundee. He was the winner of the Cleary Cup for fostering links between his school, St John’s High School, Dundee, and his parish. Sean is pictured here with Mgr Ken McCaffrey, his parish priest.

Parish’s tribute to headteacher


Mgr Ken McCaffrey, parish priest at Ss Peter & Paul’s, Dundee congratulated parishioner Mrs Fiona McLagan on her retirement after ten years as headteacher at the city’s St John’s High School. “What a wonderful contribution she has made to Catholic Education and to enhancing Marist Values,” said Mgr McCaffrey.