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St John the Baptist's, Perth SUNDAY MASS

6.30pm (Saturday Vigil) & on Sunday 9am, 11am, 6.30pm

Msza św. po polsku 3.30pm


Monday-Saturday at 10am, Tuesday 7pm & Wednesday 7am


Saturday 5-6pm

also serving

St Mary Magdalene's, Glenearn Road, Craigie, Perth

Sunday Mass & 10am

Priest: Monsignor Hendry, St John's Presbytery, 20 Melville Street, Perth, PH1 5PY. Tel: (01738) 622241

Second Sunday of Easter Year B

Welcome to our visitors

26th April 2009

SIN RUINS THE PARTY “He is an Offering for our sins, and not for our sins only, but for those of the whole world.” —1 John 2:2


he Easter season is a fifty-day Sunday, according to St. Athanasius. Throughout the Easter season the Lord wants to move us from grace to grace (Jn 1:16, JB) as we “are being transformed from glory to glory into His very image by the Lord Who is the Spirit” (2 Cor 3:18). This may seem like an unrealistic description of Easter. Many people, even Christians, have long since forgotten about Easter 2009, although liturgically we’ve only just begun to celebrate the risen Christ. Our spirit of celebration may be stifled because of sin. When we refuse to repent of sin, we go back into the death of the tomb. We withdraw from the resurrection-life.

“Therefore, reform your lives! Turn to God, that your sins may be wiped away!” (Acts 3:19) “I am writing this to keep you from sin. But if anyone should sin, we have, in the presence of the Father, Jesus Christ, an Intercessor Who is just. He is an Offering for our sins, and not for our sins only, but for those of the whole world” (1 Jn 2:1-2). Confession, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, is an Easter sacrament (see Jn 20:23). Repent, go to Confession, and celebrate the whole Easter Season now and forever. Rescript: In accord with the Code of Canon Law, I hereby grant my permission to publish One Bread, One Body covering the period from April 1, 2008 through May 31, 2008.

For this Sunday’s liturgy Responsorial Psalm R/ Lift up the light of your face on us, O Lord. Gospel Acclamation Lord Jesus, explain the scriptures to us. Make our hearts burn within us as you talk to us.

All are welcome to join us for refreshments in the church hall after Sunday’s 11am Mass and Tuesday’s 10am Mass.

No 7am Mass this Wednesday

Next Sunday

Day of Prayer for Vocations ADORATION


After 10am Mass -6.30pm Concludes with

Rosary & Benediction

starting at 6.30pm

Please come and spend some time Praying

in the Presence of

The Blessed Sacrament

Diocese of Dunkeld - Scottish Charity No. SC001810


Please pray for the souls of Alba Sartor who died recently and for Allan Calder, Mary Knowles, Timothy Lenethan, Cesare Bozza, Ian & Jim Clark, Zygmunt & Bet Stockie, Tony & Mary Ward, Peter Gavor, Lorna Bryce, Peter Gowran, Susan McCluskey and Mary Kerr and all whose anniversaries occur about this time. May they rest in peace. Amen.

Last Sunday’s Collections

St John’s £1137.20 St Mary Magdalene’s £227.00

SCIAF - Wee Boxes

Many thanks to all £1569.21 was raised.


Copies of the Catholic papers, including our diocesan newspaper, Dunkeld News, are available in the church porch.

Union of Catholic Mothers

May Calder would like to thank the community of St John’s for all Tuesday 28th. Mass their prayers and good begins at 7pm followed wishes. by ‘Pudding Evening’ in the Church hall.

Meditation Prayer Evening Justice & Peace through the Beatitudes Monday 11th May 7.15pm



The Catenian Association provides a social network for Catholic lay men and their families and it gives members a means to enjoy friendship in a Catholic community. Dundee and Perth Catenians welcome new members - for further details please contact Hugh O’Neill (01738 812825)

Thank you

Church Hall Usual refreshments

First Friday

Mass for the First Friday of the Month will be celebrated in St John’s on Friday 1st May at 7pm.

Parish Shop & Library


We now have a large variety of Holy Communion and Confirmation gifts and cards - bibles, rosary beads, picture frames, gift boxes, book markers and certificates

Open every Sunday after 11am Mass

New Rota

The new rota - 3rd May - 30th August - for readers and extra-ordinary eucharistic ministers is now available from the sacristy.

Garden Cottage Spirituality Centre YOUNG ADULT SPIRITUALITY (for those aged 20 - 40)

Meditation, Reflection, Sharing Exploration of our connectedness with the divine energy in an evolving universe The Italian Commu-

Mille grazie thank you!

nity would like to thank all who contributed to and attended our recent Bingo Tea - £982.95 was raised for our projects in aid of - Mary’s Meals and Mukwai Street Children Tea and Coffee in the hall after 11am Mass on Sunday and 10am Mass on Tuesday

Might you have a vocation for the priesthood, diaconate or religious life? “Who has faith in Me will do the works I do, and far greater than these.” If you are considering this possiblity, call your Diocesan Vocations Director Father Jim Walls, St. Bride’s, 9, Muirnwood Place, Monifieth, Angus DD5 4JL. Tel. (01382) 534557

Thursdays 8-9.30 pm April - 30th May - 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

Garden Cottage Spirituality Centre, Kilgraston, Bridge of Earn For more information Email:

Making your contribution count even more! If you are a taxpayer then your contribution to the Church, either through planned giving envelopes or by standing order, can bring an added bonus! By signing a Gift Aid form - a simple declaration that your donation has been ‘Gift Aided’ - the tax you have paid on that money will also be given to the Church - directly from the Inland Revenue. Contact Mgr Hendry for details.

Forms are available from Mgr Hendry for those who now wish to join the Gift Aid scheme

St John's Perth, Parish Bulletin  

Weekly newsletter from St John the Baptist Chuch, Perth, Scotland