- 11th July 2020
Dear parishioners of St. Joseph’s and Visitors,
- Firstly please refer to the last two documents on the Newsletter item of the Menu.
- Secondly St. Joseph’s Parish will begin the resumption of Masses with the Public on Friday 17th July 10.00, Saturday 18th July 10.00, Sunday 19th of July 10.00.
Polish Mass 13:00.
- The Catholic Bishops of Scotland have welcomed the announcement by the First Minister regarding the resumption of communal worship in all Catholic Churches next week. Commenting on the move, the President of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland, Bishop Hugh Gilbert, said “Over the past month, our parishes have been preparing for the safe resumption of communal prayer and the celebration of Mass, which is at the centre of the life of the church. To have been unable to attend Mass for many months has been a source of real sadness for Scotland’s Catholics and I am sure there will be great joy at the prospect of returning.”
Therefore, St. Joseph’s Parish will begin the resumption of Masses with the Public this coming Friday 17th July, Saturday 18th July, and Sunday 19th of July, 2020.
Bishop Gilbert added: “While thanking the Scottish Government for listening to these calls, we would remind parishioners that the obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains suspended and asks those who return, to do so in accordance with the infection control measures in force in each parish, mindful always of the need to protect themselves and others.”
- Masses will continue to be live-streamed on YouTube at 10am each day unless otherwise announced on this Website.
- The opening times for 1 Hour of private prayer during Silent Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is 11:00 to 12:00 each day except Tuesday and Thursday.
- Please pass on this information to the elderly and those without access to the Web.
- Finally, Please have a nice holiday if you can manage to take one.
Blessings —- Fr. Gregory.
St. Joseph’s – A Historic 19th Century Church
and a Vibrant Christian Community
St. Joseph’s is a parish community of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dunkeld in the east of Scotland. The church is situated in Wilkies Lane, off Blackness Road, in the West End of the City of Dundee.
Our Parish Priest is a member of the Dominican Order – Rev. Gregory Murphy OP who was ordained priest in June 2010 and our Parish Deacon is Rev. Ronald Wylie B.Div. who was ordained deacon in October 2015. We are a thriving parish community and are delighted that we also include many members of the Polish Community and the Sri Lankan Community in Dundee. We are always ready to welcome newcomers, especially those who would just like to come and see what the church is like. We are proud of our church building, built in 1873. This web site will tell you something about our parish, but we would be even more pleased to welcome you into our midst and extend to you an invitation to walk with us in the way of faith. As members of the Church, the Body of Christ, we never forget that we exist in order to evangelise, that is to say, in order to preach and teach, to be the channel of the gift of grace, to reconcile sinners with God, and to perpetuate Christ’s sacrifice in the Mass, which is the memorial of His death and glorious resurrection (Evangelii Nuntiandi 14). The Church exists so that we may share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with everyone we meet. So, no matter who you are, or where you come from, we are here offer you a warm invitation to come and join our loving parish community of St. Joseph’s.