CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD @ 11:00am Mass
We invite all the boys and girls of Primary School age to join us each Sunday for this celebration of God’s Word.
As always, we are looking for a hand with the Children’s Liturgy. We need people to help to lead the children and people to help to support the children by being present so that we can fulfil our safeguarding and health and safety requirements. If you think you could give a hand, please see Fr. Gerry or one of the team. Please remember: the more volunteers we have, the less everyone has to do—and it’s a real service to our boys and girls!
POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR SEPTEMBER
For people living on the margins
We pray for those persons living on the margins of society, in inhumane life conditions; may they not be overlooked by institutions and never considered of lesser importance.
for the last week’s Offertory Collection which raised the sum of £1,109.01 and for the Building Fund Collection which raised £793.82
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT AND PRAYER FOR PRIESTS
On the 18th of September, Bishop John, and the priests of Paisley Diocese, will gather together for a time of prayer, reflection, study, and fellowship. This is part of our programme of on-going formation as priests.
You are invited to come during this day to pray for Bishop John and your priests. There will be a time of silent Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament on Monday the 18th of September between 2pm and 7pm in St. John Bosco Church, Barwood Road, Erskine. The time will conclude at 7pm with Benediction.
The new session begins in September. Marie will be in the Hall today to collect names and dues. You can also put your name and address on an envelope and put it through the door of the presbytery.
We pray for all who are ill or housebound: in particular, we remember:
Amy Hunter, James Gallagher,
Miriam Slaven, Mary McCauley,
Maura Gallagher, Linda Scott,
Pat McCabe, Charlie McEleny,
Maureen Hanvey, Sebastian Kesson, Ross Moran, Emma Sinclair, Maureen Houston, John O’Donnell, Anne Kane, Jessica Glover, Caroline McNeil, Joanne King, Teddy O’Neil.
We pray for all who have died recently, R.I.P.
We remember those whose anniversaries are at this time, R.I.P., especially:
Patrick Gallacher, Bridget Carr, William & Mary Lawrence
Eternal rest, grant unto them, O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.
May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
ANNUAL NATIONAL PILGRIMAGE
VENERABLE MARGARET SINCLAIR PILGRIMAGE takes place on Sunday 17th. September, 12.30pm - 6.00pm at St. Patrick's Church, Cowgate, Edinburgh.
2.00pm Holy Hour & Benediction;
3.00pm Reflection & Novena Prayers;
3.30pm Refreshments, sale of candles & goods;
4.30pm Holy Mass. All welcome.
If there are enough names we will run a bus to Edinburgh. The coach will leave from the Church at 12.00noon and will leave Edinburgh at about 6.30pm.
ANNUAL DIOCESAN VOCATIONS MASS
Please join Bishop John and the clergy of the Diocese to pray for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life on Thursday at 7.00pm in St. Mirin’s Cathedral, Paisley. All welcome.
Our Seminarian Paul comes to the end of his time here in St Patricks. He will leave after the 10am Mass on Tuesday. We wish Paul the very best in his final year in Rome and will keep him in our prayers as he approaches Diaconate Ordination next April and back to minister in the Diocese next summer.
TEAS & COFFEES
After 11.00am Mass in the Hall today. Proceeds from the teas & Coffees go to the Parish Building Fund and other charities. All welcome.
The new training course for volunteers is being introduced in the diocese. Dates and times: Sat 16th Sep (10am, St John’s church hall, Barrhead); Tue 26th Sep (7pm, St Mary’s church hall, Greenock); Sat 30th Sep (10am, St Mary’s church hall, Greenock); Sat 7th Oct (10am, St Mirin’s Cathedral hall); and Tue 7th Nov (7pm, St John’s church hall, Barrhead). To book your place, email Sarah Jane at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pregnancy testing and counselling done in confidence, Mondays and Thursdays 7.00-9.00pm. Tel. 743809
“Where two or three meet in my name, I will be there.” Priests are called to gather Jesus’ followers, to bring them into his presence and show them his mercy. Could that be you? Talk to our Vocations Director Fr John Morrison tel:01418895056 or email email@example.com
The Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) Bill,
Tabled by Gillian MacKay MSP, will soon be debated in Holyrood. This Bill will introduce so-called “buffer zones” around abortion clinics. It bans prayer in certain areas – an attack on religious freedom – and removes a lifeline for women who want to keep their babies but feel they have no choice other than abortion. Please contact your Members of the Scottish Parliament to make your views known. To enable people to contact all eight of their MSPs at once, SPUC has created an easy-to-use webtool, which can be found here: https://www.spuc.org.uk/nobufferzonesScotland. Entering your postcode brings up your MSPs names, together with an e-mail template which you can edit and submit to all eight of your MSPs.
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.