A couple of things on which to update you…

We have been informed by the diocese that from Monday those attending church are no longer legally required to wear a face mask. Naturally, many people may still want to wear a face covering and this should be respected, but some people may also choose not to and from Monday will be at liberty to do so. As with all of the measures we have adopted and the procedures we have implemented it is important that we show respect to others and sensitivity to their individual situations and this will be no less the case from Monday. Please think of others and then everyone should feel cared for and respected.

Secondly, because of circumstances, the Monday evening Lenten Service advertised from 7.30-9.00p.m. has had to be cancelled, please take note of this change to what has been posted in the newsletter section.

God bless, Fr. Martin

Parish Timetable (including Our Lady of Lourdes, Perth) from 24/01/22 to 30/01/22:

Please remember that beginning this weekend 22nd and 23rd January 2022 Mass times have changed in St. James’, Kinross and Our Lady of Lourdes, Perth.

The Vigil Mass in St. James’ on Saturday is now at 7.00p.m. and the morning Mass on Sunday is now at 9.00a.m.

Below you will find the schedule for this coming week:

Parish Schedule: 10/01/22 – 23/01/22

St. James’ Catholic Church, Kinross

Mass Times, etc. from Monday 10th January to Sunday 23rd January inclusive:

Monday 10th January until Saturday 15th January I shall be on retreat. Should there be a pastoral emergency please contact Canon Mulholland in Perth on 01738 259371.

Wednesday 12th January, Thursday 13th January, & Friday 14th January  – Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Holy Rosary at 9.30a.m. each day in St. James’.

Holy Mass on Saturday 15th January at 5.00p.m. (Vigil) and on Sunday 16th at 9.00a.m. (quietest Mass in terms of attendance), and 11.00a.m.


Monday 17th – no public Mass

Tuesday 18th January – Holy Mass at 7.00p.m.

Wednesday 19th January – Holy Mass at 10.00a.m.

Thursday 20th January – Holy Mass at 10.00a.m.

Friday 21st January – Holy Mass at 10.00a.m.

Confessions will be available during the week half an hour before Holy Mass up until 10 minutes before Mass begins.

Holy Mass on Saturday 22nd  January at 5.00p.m. (Vigil) and on Sunday 23rd January at 9.00a.m. (quietest Mass in terms of attendance), and 11.00a.m. (Mass at Kilgraston on Sunday is still not open to the public at present).

Five First Saturdays Devotion – Reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary – additional Mass and devotions (01/01/22)

Tomorrow, Saturday 1st January 2022, I will celebrate an additional Mass for the Five First Saturdays Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. So our schedule will be: 11.00a.m. to 11.45a.m. opportunity for Confession, 12 noon Holy Mass, at the conclusion of Holy Mass Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and recitation of the Holy Rosary, at the conclusion of the Holy Rosary fifteen minutes of silent meditation on the mysteries of the Rosary, ending with Benediction. At Fatima Our Blessed Lady specifically asked that we perform this devotion (Confession, Communion, Rosary & Meditation) to make reparation for the sins against Her Immaculate Heart, so this should be the intention of all attending the devotions described above. Please join us with the intention of continuing this practice throughout the year. This Mass will be the Mass of Mary, Mother of God and is not a Sunday (Vigil) Mass.

Fr. Martin