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
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
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. www.dunkelddiocese.org.uk
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)
Church Hall Usual refreshments
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
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 www.priestsforscotland.org.uk
Thursdays 8-9.30 pm April - 30th May - 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
Garden Cottage Spirituality Centre, Kilgraston, Bridge of Earn For more information Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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