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RCIC 2024

CONFIRMATIONS

 

Congratulations to our P7 young people who celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation with Bishop John in the Cathedral on Wednesday evening in a very beautiful celebration.

 

Thanks to all our Staff at St. Patrick’s P.S. for all they do in helping to prepare our young people for the celebration of the Sacraments. Thanks also to the Staff at the Diocesan Education Office in Paisley who worked so hard to ensure the actual celebrations went so smoothly over the Easter Season.

Please keep in your prayers all our P.4 & P.7 children, and their families, as they continue their journey of Christian discipleship. 

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR MAY 2024 

For The Formation 
Of Religious & Seminarians


That men and women religious and seminarians, grow in their own vocational journey through human, pastoral, spiritual and community formation, that leads them to be credible witnesses of the Gospel.

THE INNOCENTS

 

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

MARRIAGE PREPARATION
If you  have arranged to be married in 2024, please come and see Fr. Gerry to confirm arrangements and begin your marriage preparation, as soon as possible. 

PARISH STALL

A selection of Confirmation and First Holy Communion cards is now available in the stall which is open after 11.00am Mass on Sunday.

THANK YOU

For last week’s Offertory Collection which raised £1,012.95. 
NEXT WEEKEND: Monthly Collection for the Building Fund.

INVERCLYDE ROYAL HOSPITAL
 

In addition to our 24/7 emergency chaplain cover at IRH, we also have a catholic chaplaincy team who are happy to visit patients in the hospital for non-emergency visits. Please just let Fr. Gerry know that you or your relative would like a visit from a catholic chaplain and he will organise it. This change in how visits are arranged is due to the data protection and privacy laws now in operation.

“CATHOLIC FAMILIES FOR LIFE”

The newsletter from the Bishops’  Commission for Marriage, Family & Life may be downloaded at 
www.marriagefamilyandlife.org.uk

PARISH PRAYERS

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

Vera McCormick, Gina Robb, 
Isobel Diorio, Anne Faller, 
Christine Cairns, Nan Scullion, 
Lexi Kerr (baby), Amy Hunter, 
Linda Scott, Maureen Hanvey, 
Emma Sinclair, Maureen Houston,
Anne Kane, Jessica Glover, 
Caroline McNeil, Joanne King.

We pray for all who have died recently, R.I.P.

 James Downie,
John Paul,
Neil Coll,
Janet MacKie,
Fay Cooke.

We remember those whose anniversaries are at this time, R.I.P., especially:

Helen Gillen, 
Kathleen Crawley,
Mary Brackenridge, Robert Brackenridge
Joe Blaikie,
Tommy, Peggy & Jimmy Munro,
Vincent McKenna, 
Mary McGarry,
Helen Dorrian.

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.
Amen. 

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QUESTIONS ABOUT ADMISSION TO HOLY COMMUNION
 

1. There still seems to be some confusion around about the question of divorce and admission to Holy Communion. If you are divorced but have not re-married and you are not “living with someone”, then you are not barred from participating at Mass or Holy Communion. Indeed, the conditions for you to receive Holy Communion are the same as for everyone else; you must be in a state of grace and you must fast for one hour before receiving Holy Communion.  People were told in the past that if they got divorced, they were “excommunicated” - this “information” was  not correct.

If you have divorced and then remarried “outside the Church”, or if you are “living with someone”, then you are still very welcome to come to Mass but that may change your situation about admission to Holy Communion.

2. If at one time you “married outside the church” and your situation has since changed, (e.g. if your spouse, sadly, has died, or if that marriage has  ended) and you have not re-married “outside the church” or started “living with someone” then you can be re-admitted to Holy Communion. The conditions for you to receive Communion are the same as for everyone else; you must be in a state of grace and you must fast for one hour before receiving Holy Communion.

3. If you are in any of these situations (or other marriage situations) and are not sure about how to proceed, please talk to one of our priests or deacons about it and they will be happy to  help.

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.

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