There are a number of very active groups working in our parish. Please note that some of this information may be outdated.
Please contact Fr Eoin if you there are any updates to be made.
If you would like to find out more about any of these groups,
then you can contact the group leader (numbers below) or Fr Eoin.
St. Vincent De Paul
The St. Vincent De Paul group at St. Francis of Assisi was inaugurated on 5th of March 1975. The group is still very active today and meets each Monday evening at 7pm in the creche. The group supports those with financial and personal difficulties, whilst visiting the elderly and sick and arranging for them to attend Mass on Sundays. They also visit Inverclyde Hospital and are involved in Diocesan projects working with the homeless and those with addictions.
Contact: Fr Eoin, 01475 700700.
Legion of Mary
The Legion of Mary meet each Wednesday in the creche after the 9.30am Mass to pray the Legion Prayers, the Rosary and to discuss their handbook. They also discuss their pastoral work which includes visiting the sick and elderly in their homes and in hospital. They also visit Saint Francis primary to pray the Rosary each week.
Contact: Ella Lynch, 01475 792508.
Union of Catholic Mothers (U.C.M)
The U.C.M group began in the parish on 26th of September 1978. It consists of mothers and women who come together on the 3rd Monday of each month for prayer, discussions on topical issues. They also meet socially. They support the priests and seminary students through prayer and also financially. They meet regularly with other women from other faiths.
Contact: Margaret Dillon, 01475 719941.
The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) group meets in the church house on Tuesdays from 6.45pm. This is for those enquiring about the Catholic Faith and those who may decide they wish to be Catholic and who then prepare for reception into the Catholic Church.
Contact: Fr Eoin, 01475 700700.
The Divine Mercy group meets on Mondays in the Church from 2-3pm and on Saturdays in the Church from 11am-12noon.
Knights of St Columba
Council 350 (Port Glasgow) of the KSC meet on the second Tuesday of every month in the lounge at 7:30pm. The meeting opens with the Rosary. Any catholic gentleman considering joining the KSC is welcome to attend meeting.
Provincial Grand Knight: Paul Laird, 07875499608,
The Padre Pio group meets on Mondays from 3.00pm in the creche. Contact: Mary McCrossan.
The Charismatics group meet on Wednesdays from 7.30pm in the creche.
Contact: Mary Ward, 01475 649409.
The Glo group is a group of young people who meet each Sunday afternoon. They prepare the music for the 4.30pm Sunday Mass each week. They also come together for drama and have concerts a few times a year.
Contact: Caroline Lyall, 01505 872834.
Bingo: Tuesdays from 8.30pm and Sundays from 8.30pm
Line-dancing: Thursdays from 7.30pm
Arts & Crafts: Mondays from 7.30pm-9.30pm
Contact: Anne Graham, 01475 706763.
The I.M.P.S group is for pre-school children and they meet in the hall each Wednesday and Thursday from 1.00pm-2.30pm.
Contact: Samantha Ewen, 01475 799511.
The Funeral Breakfast group prepare and serve the funeral breakfasts in the parish at very competitive prices.
Contact Grace Coyle, 01475 795529.
The Cleaners Group clean the Church each alternate Wednesday after the 9.30am Mass.
Contact: Grace Coyle, 01475 795529 or Susan McAlinden, 01475, 792366.