Visit of the Relics of St Thérèse of Lisieux
to the Diocese of Dunkeld




Wednesday 4 September
  7pm   Arrival of the Relics to St Andrew’s Cathedral with a Liturgy of Welcome followed by an Opening Solemn Mass with a homily by Canon John Udris.
   9pm     Night Prayer of the Church (after which the Cathedral closes).

Thursday 5 September
10am   Mass in honour of St Teresa of Calcutta followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and veneration of the relics.
  1pm     Mass with a homily by Canon John Udris.
  7pm    Vespers and Benediction leading into an all night Vigil with Rosary, Litany to St Thérèse and devotions on the hour each hour during the night.

Friday 6 September
   7am    Mass (after which the Cathedral closes until 9.45am).
10am   Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Morning Prayer of the Church followed by veneration of the relics.
  1pm   Mass, with the Sacrament of Anointing; After Mass, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament resumes.
  7pm    Holy Hour (with adoration and Benediction) and address by Canon Udris.
  9pm    Night Prayer (after which the Cathedral closes).

Saturday 7 September
10am    Solemn Mass followed by adoration and opportunity to venerate the relics.
  4pm    Liturgy of Thanksgiving. Relics then depart for Edinburgh.

St Thérèse of Lisieux was born Marie Françoise-Thérèse Martin on January 2, 1873. At an early age she felt called to religious life and so, after overcoming various obstacles, she joined two of her elder sisters in the cloistered Carmelite community of Lisieux, Normandy, at the age of 15.

Known as ‘the Little Flower,’ St Thérèse has become a highly influential model of sanctity to many because of the simplicity and practicality of her approach to the spiritual life.

St Pope Pius X called her ‘the greatest saint of modern times.’ She died in 1897 of tuberculosis, at the age of 24. She was canonised in 1925.

The relics of St Thérèse have been on an international pilgrimage since 1994. They were brought to Ireland in the summer of 2001 and then to England in 2009 where a quarter of a million people venerated them. Now time has come for Scotland.




Saint Joseph’s Church is a community of the Roman Catholic Church of the diocese of Dunkeld in Scotland. We are sharing activities and ministries. The Parish Pastoral Council, after changing the parish priest, finished acting according the Codex Iuris Canonici. Fr Gregory is to call to action the parishioners for serving through the different teams and groups, to work together in Parish ministry and social events, and also supporting and caring for each other.


At St Joseph’s RC Primary School we strive to ensure that every member of our community is given the nurture, care and support required to enable them to reach their fullest potential. We are committed to providing a positive and inclusive ethos, based on Gospel Values, where high expectations are set for all learners, with a rich and varied curriculum. Our pupils are the most important people in our school and every member of staff is fully committed towards ensuring that each child’s time spent at St Joseph’s is a happy and fruitful experience. We endeavour, with the essential co-operation of our parents, parish and local community to encourage our young people to grow, not only educationally, but also emotionally, socially and spiritually.
We recognise the crucial role you play in supporting your child’s education and believe that a strong partnership between home and school will ensure your child benefits from the high quality educational experience at St Joseph’s.

Mrs Michelle Louden, Head Teacher

School Address:
St Joseph’s PS, 1 Glenagnes Road, Dundee, DD2 2AB

Telephone:  01382 435 316
Fax:  01382 435 177

Email Address:  st-josephs.primary@dundeecity.gov.uk
Website:  stjosephsprimary.ea.dundeecity.sch.uk

Parochial School’s Website

Head Teacher:  Mrs Michelle Louden
Depute Head Teacher:  Mrs Laurna Dashwood
Principal Teacher:  Ms Susan Forbes

School Status:  Catholic and co-educational
School Roll:  317
School Hours:  9.00am – 12.15pm, 1.15pm – 3.15pm

Parent Council Contact Info:  Ms Christine Arjun

Parish Priest:  Rev. Gregory Murphy OP
Deacon: Rev. Ron Wylie BDiv

Parish Address:  St. Joseph’s Church, 42 Wilkies Lane, Dundee DD1 5HR