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This week our P4 boys and girls will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Penance on Tuesday afternoon in School and on Thursday evening, in the Church, six of our children will celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism. On Saturday morning we begin our celebrations of First Holy Communion which will continue on Tuesday—Thursday evenings and then again on Saturday.
The following week we will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation with our P7 young people, Monday—Thursday. Once again this year, Fr. Gerry will preside at the Confirmations with the mandate of Bishop John.
Please keep all the children, their families and their teachers in your prayers.
SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT ELECTIONS
Take place on Thursday 6th May 2021. Please remember to vote on Thursday, if you have not already voted by post. We are very fortunate in living in a democracy where we have a real say in deciding who governs us—not everyone enjoys that fundamental right. So please use your hard won right to vote on Thursday.
As we consider how to vote please check out our Scottish Bishops Election Resource link: Scottish Parliament Election 2021 – Catholic Parliamentary Office (rcpolitics.org) It has information on where political parties stand on issues and is also being updated with particular candidates’ positions on these matters.
POPE FRANCIS’ INTENTIONS
The World of Finance
Let us pray that those in charge of finance will work with governments to regulate the financial sphere and protect citizens from its dangers.
MASS OF THE CHRISM
Will be celebrated by Bishop John and the clergy of the Diocese on Friday 7th May at 3.00pm. Unfortunately, due to the current restrictions this Mass will only be open to the clergy, however, you are invited to join in the liturgy via the live stream at the Cathedral. Click on this link to follow the Mass.
SCIAF LENTEN CAMPAIGN
If you haven't already done so, please return your Wee Box by Monday so that SCIAF can benefit from the U.K. Government’s “£1= £2” scheme, for which the deadline is 11th. May. You can learn more about the WEE BOX, campaign on SCIAF’s website at www.sciaf.org.uk/.
THANK YOU for the £725.54 donated in the Offertory Collection last weekend and for the £205.90 received for the Church Students’ Fund.
BBC SUNDAY MASS from St. Andrew's in Galashiels will be broadcast on BBC Scotland at 12 noon TODAY (Sunday).
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.
We remember those whose anniversaries are at this time.
Rev. Mgr. Neil C. McGrory,
(Parish Priest here, 1975-1980)
We could do with some more volunteers for pass-keeping and sanitising the Church. If you think you could help then please speak to one of the volunteers at the end of Mass. With the forthcoming celebrations of Baptism, Confirmation, First Holy Communion and Marriages in addition to our regular Mass schedule, the need for some more volunteers is all the greater.
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.
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.