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CONGRATULATIONS to our Primary 7 young people who celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation here on Tuesday evening, accompanied by their families, sponsors and teachers. Please continue to keep the young people in your prayers, that they will be the disciples Jesus is calling them to be and as they conclude their time at St. Patrick’s PS and prepare for the transition to High School.

PARISH FOODBANK

Run by our SVDP, is accepting donations of groceries and foodstuff. As before lockdown, please leave your donations at the collection point at the back of the Church. 

200 CLUB

Our latest winners are:
April

No. 64 Tabitha Houten.
May

No.137 Mrs. Theresa Gillen.
Congratulations to our winners and thanks to all who support the 200 Club.

The Universe newspaper is launching a new online newspaper. You can order your digital 4 weeks FREE trial supply by calling Michelle on 0743 661 7650 or email:

michelle.jones@universecatholicweekly.co.uk

PARISH PRAYERS

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

Gerard Gillan, Sebastian Kesson,
Ross Moran, 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.

Anne McMunigle, Eleanor McMahon, Danny Bradley, Libby Ballantyne, Myra Sharkey, Owen Dougan, Betty Keenan.

We remember those whose anniversaries are at this time.

Rev. John Haran
(Parish Priest here 1972-1975),
Elizabeth Doherty, George Gavin,
Gerald Kilbride, Sarah Murphy Kilbride, Agnes Kilbride Duffy, Bernard Duffy.

SAFEGUARDING: External Review of Our Diocese Our Diocese of Paisley is issuing an extraordinary appeal during the month of June 2022 to anyone who may have been affected by any kind of abuse at the hands of clergy or church officials.

 

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) is conducting an external review of the Diocese and wants to hear from people with first-hand experience of how the Diocese has responded to reports of abuse.

Anyone who may wish to report on their experience should contact SCIE directly by email at

learningtogether@scie.org.uk

or by phone on 07921 251614. 

SCIE will then get in touch to arrange a time to report to the auditors in a way that suits each individual. Visit

https://rcdop.org.uk/independent-review

for more information and to see the letter from SCIE Learning Together, requesting help with the independent review.

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTIONS

MAY 2022

 

For faith-filled young people
 

We pray for all young people, called to live life to the fullest; may they see in Mary’s life the way to listen, the depth of discernment, the courage that faith generates, and the dedication to service.

THANK YOU for last Sunday’s Offertory Collection which came to £845.15, Thank you for your continuing support of the parish in these difficult times. Thank you also for the £313.25 given in the Collection for Communications. 

PARISH STALL

 

Is open in the Hall after 11.00am Mass. We have a selection of cards and gifts for various occasions.   

THE INNOCENTS

 

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.