We are called, through our Baptism, to live in and by the Presence of Christ in Word and Sacrament. Through His call we live, gratefully, the life God has given us and proclaim the Good News through our word and deed.
Listening is stressed today. When Abraham’s faith is tested to sacrifice Isaac, he must continue to listen. When Jesus’ self- portrait of a sacrificed Messiah has been rejected by Peter, God demands from the cloud “Listen to him!” Are we listening … especially when God’s word doesn’t seem to suit?
THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE OF MASSES - ALL MASSES ARE LIVESTREAMED
Go to Youtube and then “St Patrick’s Greenock, Live Stream Mass” or use the direct link by clicking on the live stream image below.
Monday - Friday 10.00am
Second Sunday of Lent
SATURDAY: 5:30pm (Vigil Mass)
Click on the live-stream picture
to follow our Masses.
We will have Morning Prayer (adapted from the Divine Office) each morning, Monday-Thursday at 9:45am, UNLESS there is a Funeral Mass at 10:00am.
WAY OF THE CROSS
We will follow the Way of the Cross on Friday mornings at 9.45am, UNLESS there is a Funeral Mass at 10:00am.
THE SEASON OF LENT
LENT prepares for Easter, for the Lenten Liturgy disposes both the faithful and Catechumens to celebrate THE PASCHAL MYSTERY as the centre of the Liturgical year and of the Christian life.
Lent was originally the time of preparation for those who were to become members of the Church at Easter (the Catechumens).
Purple is the colour of the season. Flowers are not used and musical instruments are only used to support the singing. The Gloria is omitted except on Solemnities and Feasts other than Sunday. The word “Alleluia” is not heard in church until the Easter Vigil.
CURRENT GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS
DUE TO SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS
WE ARE NOT PERMITTED TO CELEBRATE MASS WITH A CONGREGATION
or to celebrate Baptisms in Church.
ALL OUR PARISH MASSES ARE LIVESTREAMED
The following are exceptions to the general rule:
We are permitted to have a congregation of not more than 20 people.
A wedding may be celebrated but with only the bridal couple
and the witnesses present .