UNLOCKING THE COUNTRY PHASE 3: COMMUNAL WORSHIP Scotland’s Catholic Bishops have welcomed the First Minister’s comments on Thursday 9 July, 2020 on places of worship, and have announced the resumption of communal worship in Catholic parishes from 15 July, 2020. 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.” It is with much excitement, therefore, that I inform everyone that our two churches will be open for public Masses and other communal activities from Sunday 19th July 2020. Bishop Gilbert added: “While thanking the Scottish Government for listening to the calls on the subject of communal worship, we would remind parishioners that the obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains suspended and ask 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 in our parish will, therefore, be celebrated at the usual times in both churches starting with the Vigil Mass in Forfar on Saturday evening. The Mass times are available on the front page of this newsletter. Please, when coming to the church for Mass or for private prayers or devotion, take note of the following: (1) Please use the sanitizer on entry and exit (2) Wear a scarf, mask or face covering. If you forget yours, pick one at the church entrance before entering. (3) Follow the one way system (4) Follow the direction of the pass-keepers to and from your seat (5) Leave swiftly when you have finished your prayers or received the Holy Communion (6) Finally, please do not congregate in the Church, in the porch or in the immediate vicinity outside. Thank you.

St Anthony’s Church, Kirriemuir – Church Opening times for private prayer and devotion

Sunday – Church Closed Monday 6th July – 4.00pm – 6.00pm Tuesday 7th July – 10.00am – 12 noon with ...
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St Fergus Church, Forfar – Opening Hours for private prayer and devotion

Sunday 11.00am – 1.00pm with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Monday 6th July – Church Closed Tuesday 7th July – ...
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Church’s Global Fund for Coronavirus mission response

Pope Francis launches global fund for Coronavirus mission response The Scottish Catholic Observer reports: Pope Francis has established an emergency ...
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Christmas Mass Times Kirriemuir 2019

Wednesday 18th December – Reconciliation Service at 7.00pm Tuesday 24th December – Christmas Eve – Carol Service at 5.30pm, Holy ...
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Christmas Mass Times Forfar 2019

Monday 16th December – Reconciliation Service at 7.00pm Tuesday 24th December – Midnight Mass – Carol Service at 11.3pm. Holy ...
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First Holy Communion

The entire parish was delighted to celebrate with the families of the eleven children who made their First Holy Communion ...
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Patron Saint Celebration in Kirriemuir

On Thursday 13th June, parishioners gathered at St. Anthony’s Kirriemuir to celebrate the feast of their Patron Saint, St. Anthony ...
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Confirmation Day at St Fergus

Fr Tobias Okoro (Parish Priest) Isla Graham, Wiktor Wetkowski, Bartosz Szymaszek, Bishop Stephen Robson, and Markus Moscicki. Bishop Stephen Robson, ...
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Statement on the EU Settlement Scheme

The Catholic Church in Scotland is committed to supporting all EU citizens who have made their home here.  The Church ...
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Bishop’s Jubilee

For those planning to attend Bishop Robson’s 40th Annniversary celebrations please note that the mass will now take place in ...
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No weekday Masses

There will be no weekday Masses in St Fergus’ or St Anthony’s from Monday 15th October until Monday 22nd October ...
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Mission Appeal

The Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary will be visiting our parish for their mission appeal in ...
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Fr Tobias’ 25th Anniversary Celebrations

Fr Tobias Okoro celebrated the 25th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood at St Fergus’, Forfar, on Sunday 29th ...
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Our new website

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Fr Tobias’ aims to put a smile on the faces of people

A Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Dr. Tobias Okoro has expressed worry over the neglect of rural communities in Imo State ...
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