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Dear Parishioners

Today, l celebrate Holy Mass privately for the Parish and Joseph Murray who died recently.

Pope Francis gave an extraordinary Urbi et Orbi Blessing - to the city and the world - on 27 March. Pope Francis said "We find ourselves afraid and lost. Like the disciples in the Gospel we were caught off guard by an unexpected, turbulent storm. However, the pandemic storm has made most people realise that we are on the same boat, all of us fragile and disoriented. And it has shown how each person has a contribution to make, at least in comforting each other. On this boat are all of us. The pandemic has exposed our vulnerability and uncovers those false and superfluous certainties around which we have constructed our daily schedules, our projects, our habits and priorities. In the midst of the storm, God is calling people to faith, which is not just believing God exists, but turning to him and trusting him. As Lent and the pandemic go on, he said, God continues to call people to 'convert' and 'return to me with all your heart'. " Please be assured of my daily prayers for you and your family.


Father Duncan
7 April 2020

ON THIS DAY - Twenty-three years ago, on 7 April 1997, construction of the Parish Centre started.


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WEEKEND MASSES
  Saturday
     Vigil 5.30 pm
  Sunday
     10.30 am

WEEKDAY MASSES
    10.00 am
    unless indicated
    otherwise in Bulletins

PARISH PRIEST
  Father Duncan McVicar

    telephone
      01294 464063
    More contact
    information is on
    the Contacts page.


The Church of Saint Peter in Chains is a Parish of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Galloway with Charity Number SC010576.