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SUNDAY OF THE WORD OF GOD
 

Blessed are those who hear the Word of God Pope Francis invites to reflect on the place of God’s Word in our lives in reading the scriptures or hearing them proclaimed. He invites us to take time to think about how we meet Jesus in his Word and to make that more and more a  part of our daily lives.

VISIT FROM MARY’S MEALS

 

A volunteer from the charity Mary’s Meals will speak at all Masses next weekend (29th & 30th January), giving an update on their work of providing school meals to children living in poverty around the world. Donations to the charity, up to a total of £1.6m, are currently being matched by a group of private donors during their “Double the Love” campaign.

MARRIAGE 2022

 

Thanks to the couples who have already contacted Fr. Gerry. Please remember that if you have arranged to marry at St. Patrick’s in 2022, see Fr. Gerry as soon as possible to confirm your arrangements and to begin planning the necessary preparations.

THE INNOCENTS

 

Pregnancy testing and counselling done in confidence, Mondays and Thursdays 7.00-9.00pm. Tel. 743809

200 CLUB

A wee gentle reminder to everyone paid up to December and January that your next month’s payment is now due. 

COVID 19 CRY CHAPEL

 

Please do not sit in the cry chapel for Mass as it is a restricted space. If a baby is crying at Mass, you might take the baby to the cry chapel to settle down, but otherwise, please sit in the main church.

STAGED EXIT FROM CHURCH

 

We will continue to do the staged exit from Mass, so after the final hymn, please be seated and await the directions of the pass-keepers. Please remember not to congregate outside the Church afterwards.

CANON BENEDICT O’KEEFFE, R.I.P.
 

The Funeral arrangements for Fr. Benny have been published. The Reception of the Body and Vigil Prayers will be celebrated in St. Andrew’s Church, Larkfield, on Thursday evening at 7.00pm and the Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Andrew’s on Friday at 12.00 noon. Both Liturgies will be live streamed.

SYNOD 2023

As you know, Pope Francis has invited all Catholics to express their dreams, ideas and concerns in preparation for the Synod of Bishops in 2023. The Pope's invitation to discern the Church’s way forward stems from his belief that the Holy Spirit inspires all of us to be missionary disciples, sharing our Good News and way of life by going out to the world.

Our diocese wants to hear YOUR views, and a consultation document with questions that may help direct your response can be found on www.rcdop.org.uk

Please send any responses to Synod23@rcdop.org.uk before 8th April 2022 – all responses will be acknowledged.

PARISH PRAYERS

We pray for all who are ill or housebound: in particular, we remember:

Joseph McGowan, Emma Sinclair, 
Maureen Houston, John O’Donnell,  Anne Kane, Nancy Mew,  Jessica Glover, Caroline McNeil,  Joanne King, 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.

Mary Morrison,
Elizabeth Philip,
Hannah Deafley,
Ian Woods,

Daniel Deighan, 
Peter McAnulty,

Margo Adamson, 
Francis McConnachie,

Grant Mooney, 
Molly Lyden,

Rose Leslie,
Patrick Leslie,

Mary Ann Leslie.

 

We remember those whose anniversaries are at this time.

Jason Houten, 
John McGurk, Patrick McGurk, 
Minnie Holden, Rosemary Deegan,
Billy & Mary Deegan.

PARISH STALL

 

Open after 11.00am Mass for cards and devotional items. All 2022 calendars are now £1.00. The Western Catholic Calendar 2022 is also available for sale.

THANK YOU for last Sunday’s collection which came to £834.20 and for the second collection for Sick and Retired Priests which came to £374.24.  

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.