Congratulations to P3 Children

Congratulations to P. 3 Children:
They have celebrated and experienced their FIRST CONFESSION on Sat. 15th March 2014. We pray that this encounter with Jesus the Good Shepherd will inspire them to appreciate the Sacrament of Reconciliation and so that through this sacramental experience of God’s mercy and forgiveness they will come to love God even more and be happy with the gift of grace in their hearts

World Youth Day

World Youth Day–Palm Sunday – Sun 13th April – St John the Baptist Church, Melville Road, Perth PH1 5PY. 3.00-7.00pm Led by His Grace Archbishop Leo Cushley. For all those over 14 years and over. A follow up to the very successful Scotland’s RIO 2013 at Stirling. An opportunity to meet and celebrate with other young people from ALL OVER SCOTLAND
Travel can be arranged if we know in advance

City Deanery Station Mass

City Deanery Station Mass
Our RCIA members will receive the scrolls of Creed from the Archbishop at the Lenten Station Mass, which this year will be held in St. Peter’s, Morningside on Wed. 2nd April 2014 at 7.00pm. All are welcome to attend.

Sacraments

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be held after 10.00am Mass on Sat. 5 April 2014 in St. Andrew’s.

Regular Sacrament of Reconciliation at St. John’s from 5.15pm till 5.45pm, before 6pm Vigil Mass every Saturday.

Fair Trade thanks

Thank you to everyone who supported the three Fair Trade stalls at church and the two at Rosemary Milligan’s house for Fair Trade Fortnight and Lent.  We have returned £934.70 to the One World Shop and, having received £50 in donations and 5% of the sales, have been able to send £150 to support Fr David Cullen’s work in Zambia.
 
Many thanks,
Rosemary Hayes-Milligan

Offertory Collections/ Gift Aid

New boxes of envelopes are available from this week at the back of the church for the next tax year starting on 6th April 2014. If you are currently using envelopes, there will a box for next year with your name on it. If you would like to start donating weekly either by envelope or by standing order, please contact Laura Cooper at greg_laura@blueyonder.co.uk or on 07951724114.

Donating via envelope or standing order means that if you are a UK taxpayer, for every £1 that you donate the church receives £1.25. In addition as a UK taxpayer you can claim any amount donated as a deduction against your tax bill at the end of the tax year. All you have to do is sign a form that says any amounts given are to be treated as gift aid. It is then up to you how much you wish to donate and how often. More people donate these days via standing order as the bank then does all the hard work – no need to remember money or envelopes. I will be at the back of the church after mass if you would like a form or envelopes.

Congratulations to P3 Children

They have celebrated and experienced their FIRST CONFESSION on Sat 15th March 2014. We pray that this encounter with Jesus the Good Shepherd will inspire them to appreciate the Sacrament of Reconciliation and so that through this sacramental experience of gods mercy  and forgiveness they will come to love God even more and be happy with the gift of grace in their hearts .