YEAR OF ST. JOSEPH
NOVENA OF PRAYER
We are invited to celebrate a Novena of Prayer in honour of St. Joseph in preparation for his Feast Day on the 19th March. We will say the Novena Prayer at Morning Prayer each day.
PRAYER TO ST. JOSEPH
Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer,
Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
To you God entrusted his only Son;
in you Mary placed her trust;
with you Christ became man.
Blessed Joseph, to us too,
show yourself a father
and guide us in the path of life.
Obtain for us
grace, mercy and courage,
and defend us from every evil.
DIOCESE OF PAISLEY
ADULT EDUCATION TALKS
You are invited to our next talk on Monday 15th March at 6.30pm on The Social Doctrine of the Church by Fr. Gerard Gallagher. Here is the link to join the webinar:
THANK YOU to all who continue to support the parish by putting their Offertory Collection through the door of the house or by standing order or by saving the collection money till we can come back to Mass. Your continuing support is much appreciated. During the week £1520.00 was banked on behalf of the parish; £127.00 for the Building Fund; £124.00 for SPRED; £169.00 for Sick & Retired Priests and £36.00 for Justice & Peace.
SCIAF LENTEN CAMPAIGN
This year’s SCIAF campaign is focussed on South Sudan, where a generation of children with disabilities are locked out of an education and trapped in a cycle of poverty.
Frequent conflict has left behind a legacy of fear, displacement and despair, making it one of the world’s poorest and most fragile states.
Children with disabilities were already the most vulnerable in society. Now, the coronavirus pandemic has deepened already existing levels of poverty, putting them at greater risk.
Many children with disabilities in South Sudan are not able to go to school or, later on, to work and earn a living. They may have no access to support services or hospitals for treatment. They may face stigma and exclusion.
This year £1 = £2: From the 12 February to 11 May, all public donations to our WEE BOX, BIG CHANGE appeal will be doubled by the UK government.
You can learn more about the WEE BOX, campaign on SCIAF’s website at
Your Wee Boxes and Packs can be collected from the door of the Presbytery as we did with the Ashes for Ash Wednesday, during day time from after Mass today (Sunday).
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO FOR LENT?
Please ask our M.P., Mr. Ronnie Cowan, to support an amendment to the Trade Bill to help stop forced abortion and other human rights abuses in Xinjiang, China.
There is extensive evidence that many women in the Uyghur Muslim community in Xinjiang, China are being subjected to forced abortions. Lord Alton is proposing an amendment to the Trade Bill, to help put international pressure on the Chinese Communist Party to stop the practice of forced abortions, and other human rights abuses, that are being committed against the Uyghur community. The amendment passed in the Lords on 23rd. February by 367 votes to 214, and is likely to be voted on in the House of Commons shortly.
Please contact our M.P., Mr. Ronnie Cowan, asking him to support the amendment. More information is available on the Genocide Response website, which can be accessed by visiting this link:
To contact Mr. Cowan, M.P.:
Telephone: 01475 721 877
Local Office: 20 Crawfurd Street, Greenock
YouTube: Ronnie Cowan MP
We pray for all who are ill or housebound: in particular, we remember:
John O’Donnell, Nancy Mew,
Jessica Glover, Caroline McNeil, Joanne King, Eugene McMahon, Teddy O’Neil.
All those who are suffering from the consequences of the current pandemic.
We pray for all who have died recently, R.I.P.
John Alan Smart,
We remember those whose anniversaries are at this time.
Gerard & Bridie Harkins,
POPE FRANCIS’ INTENTIONS
Intention for Evangelization: Sacrament Of Reconciliation
Let us pray that we may experience the Sacrament of Reconciliation with renewed depth, to taste the infinite mercy of God.
Pregnancy testing and counselling done in confidence, Mondays and Thursdays 7.00-9.00pm. Tel. 743809
Protecting your Privacy
The privacy notice contained on our website is that of the Diocese of Paisley, St. Patrick’s is a Catholic parish of the Universal Church in the Diocese of Paisley, which is led by Bishop John Keenan, in communion with our Holy Father Pope Francis, in Greenock.
We want you to know that Diocese of Paisley respects the information we hold on you and that we take the security of your information very seriously.
New data protection rules, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), come into effect on May 2018. These regulation will give people greater control over how companies and organisations use their personal information.
We have updated our Privacy Notice in line with GDPR, which sets out information on how we hold and handle your data. It includes:
what kind of information we collect
how we use it
when we may need to share it
Many thanks for your understanding. You can read our full Privacy Notice at by clicking here or a hard copy can be requested from the Parish.