DIOCESE OF PAISLEY
YEAR OF SAINT JOSEPH: FAMILY AFTERNOON
Families are warmly invited to come together to mark the Year of St Joseph on Sunday 19th September from 2.00pm in St Mirin's Cathedral Hall. The event will include an opportunity to reflect in prayer as families in faith and join together for some light refreshments. Bishop John will conclude the gathering with Mass in the Cathedral at 4.00pm.
THANK YOU for the £748.41 donated in the Offertory Collection.
ST. FRANCIS’ PARISH
At Kilmacolm Golf Club. Friday 24th September. Meet at 10am for hot filled roll and tea/coffee; tee-off from 11am; two-course meal after the round. Prizes. £40 per person; limited places, please contact Fr. Matthew Carlin: 01475 700700/ firstname.lastname@example.org.
POPE FRANCIS’ INTENTIONS
We pray that we all will make courageous choices for a simple and environmentally sustainable lifestyle, rejoicing in our young people who are resolutely committed to this.
ST. PATRICK’S PRIMARY SCHOOL
This year again, we have been given permission, by Bishop John, to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation in our own parishes. Accordingly, our P7 boys and girls will be confirmed here in the Church roundabout the Solemnity of Pentecost.
Pregnancy testing and counselling done in confidence, Mondays and Thursdays 7.00-9.00pm. Tel. 743809
YEAR OF ST. JOSEPH
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.
BIBLE READING COURSE
The Bible can be quite intimidating, due to its size and complexity. Many Catholics long to read the Bible, but they don’t know how. This course walks you through the Bible. This way, you will clearly see how the many characters and events in Scripture are related to each other in one story. Each live-streamed session has a time of discussion with Q&A starting on Wed 29th September at 7pm for 8 weeks. Bible Readings and Teaching Summary notes will be available. More details and registration at www.comeandsee.org Sponsored by Paisley diocesan Permanent Commission for Evangelisation.
BEYOND LEVEL ZERO: There is now no restriction on the number we can have at Mass and we are able to scale down our sanitising measures. However, we will still have some restrictions:
Entering the Church: We ask you to continue entering the church by the Orangefield doors until we have some further clarity on track and trace.
Obviously, if you have mobility issues, you may use the side doors, but please wait to be registered before you enter the church.
Face Coverings & Track & Trace:
Please continue to wear a face covering while in Church and make sure you follow our track and trace procedures.
Pass-keepers: We ask you to continue to follow the directions of the Pass-keepers, especially at Holy Communion.
Distance: Although there is no longer a set distance between us, we know that some people will still be a bit unsure about being too close to others, so please leave a respectful distance between individuals and groups (perhaps the space one person would take up is a good guide). Please avoid “squeezing past” each other to get in or out of pews—at Holy Communion we ask everyone to continue to come forward to avoid this happening.
The Offertory Collection will continue to be taken up at the doors of the Church as you leave. We will have one basket for the Offertory Collection and one for special collections.
Holy Communion: We will resume having two lines for the Communion Procession, starting from the back of the Church, please follow the directions of the Pass-keepers.
We pray for all who are ill or housebound: in particular, we remember:
Agnes McGhee, Maureen Houston, John O’Donnell, 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.
We remember those whose anniversaries are at this time.
Maria, George, Jim, Wullie
Georgia & Robert McDowell
If you are affected by mental health issues or struggling with alcohol or drug dependency, the Lived Experience Network is here to help. Call Isobel on 01475 728628 or e-mail:
Couples who plan to marry at St. Patrick's before the end of this year are asked to contact Fr. Gerry so that we can organise marriage preparation and completion of the necessary paperwork.
Marie will be in the Hall today after 11.00am Mass to collect names for the new year, beginning this month. Marie will do this for the next few weeks
OFFICE FOR PASTORAL FORMATION OF YOUNG ADULTS (AGED 18-30)
The diocese has established this new office led by Fr Ryan Black and Fr Joe McGill. To mark this, Bishop John will celebrate Mass at 7.00pm in St Mirin’s Cathedral on Wednesday 29th September. After Mass, there will be a chance to meet socially over drinks in a local pub. All are welcome, and your help in spreading the word is greatly appreciated. To connect with the new Office, search for DoPYoungAdults on social media.
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.