Welcome. Here you can find out about news related to our Parish and the Diocese of Paisley. Items will be taken from the Bulletin and other items can be suggested by emailing 'email@example.com' or tweeting us @RCStFrancisPG
New GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations)
The new GDPR became law across Europe on Friday 25th May. The Diocese of Paisley would like to reassure you that it takes your data very seriously and will protect it in compliance with all aspects of the new regulation. We have established that for Parish groups and ministries there is a legitimate interest for the purpose of contacting you that constitutes the legal basis for holding personal data, and for Gift Aid this is covered by the agreement that you previously signed, so you do not need to do anything else at present. If there is any need to gain your approval for any specific purpose then you will be contacted. The Privacy Notice can be read by clicking here.
November is the month of the Holy Souls when we dedicate our prayers for family and friends who have died. Please take the lists home, write the name of any souls you wish to be prayed for at Parish Masses throughout November, and return them with the offering enclosed for the Masses to the basket in the sanctuary. Please note: the lists are not burned – the envelopes are opened, the offering removed, and the lists are included in the purple folder below the altar for the month.
St Francis' Primary Christmas Fete
Will be on Saturday 24th November in the school from 10am. There will be raffles, various stalls, a tea bar and Santa's Grotto.
Parish Mass for Deceased Parishioners
The Mass for all parishioners who have died over the past year will be on Wednesday 28th November at 7pm.
Monthly Parish Quiz Night
September's Quiz will be held on Friday 30th November. As there is no Quiz in December, it will have a Christmas theme! Up to 6 in a team with a £60 cash prize. This month's proceeds will go to the Parish. 7:30pm start in the Hall, raffle and other games. Entry: £2 adults, £1 school kids. All are welcome.
Parish Christmas Fayre
Will take place after the Vigil Mass and Morning Mass of the 1st/2nd December. Donations of bottles and unsued gifts will be gratefully received. Come and join us for lots of lovely gifts, home baking, tombola and lots more.
St Stephen's Christmas Fayre
Will take place on Saturday 1st December from 10am until 1pm. Raffle, stalls, tombola, Santa's Grotto, music and more.
Christmas Charity Dinner
In St Mirin's Cathedral Halls on Saturday 1st December from 7:30pm until 11:30pm. There will be a three course dinner with entertainment and a paying bar. Al proceeds will be donated to the Diocese. £25 per person. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. 0141 889 2404 for more information.
Diocese of Paisley Youth Salamanca Pilgrimage 2019
There will be a Pilgrimage to Salamanca, Spain for school pupils in S3-S6 from Saturday 29th June to Friday 5th July. Pilgrimage cost is £575. For more information please contact Fr John Morrison on 0141 889 5056 or-mail email@example.com
The First Holy Communions for Primary 4 in St Francis’ Primary will be Saturday 18th May 2018, and the Confirmations for Primary 7 will be Thursday 23rd May
Altar Servers should take a look at the following document to remind them that Serving and to help the Priest at Mass is a privilige and they must conduct themselves in a peaceful and prayerful manner. Click here to view the document.
Individual subscriptions are available of the Catholic Times and The Universe but due to declining sales, we have had to cancel delivery of these papers.
St Mirin's Chaplaincy
Mass will be celebrated at 12:45 from Monday-Thursday each week in St Mirin's Chaplaincy Centre, 45 High Street, Paisley. We are currently looking for volunteers to help staff the chaplaincy at during the day. If you want more information or feel you can help please contact Fr. John Morrison on 0141 8895056 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org,uk .
Diocesan Courage Apostolate
Paisley Diocese has set up a Courage Chapter of pastoral ministry for those in our diocesan community with same sex attraction who are looking to live faithfully their Catholic faith. Courage is an international apostolate with over 100 Chapters worldwide and is endorsed by the Holy See. It aims to help members find peace through fellowship, prayer, the Sacraments, and an appreciation of the Church’s teachings on chastity. For information or advice please email in confidence our diocesan priest chaplain at email@example.com
Are you being called to become a Priest?
If you feel you may have a call to the Priesthood please contact Fr. John Morrison 0141 8895056 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. .
Admission to Hospital
If you are due to go into hospital please contact your local Priest to receive the Sacrament of the Sick before admission. Every hospital has a system to contact a Priest in emergencies; a family member simply asks a member of staff to contact the Priest on Call and he will visit. Other non-emergency visits can be arranged via the Hospital Chaplain if required. Due to Data Protection, the Chaplain won’t know you are in the hospital unless you inform him
Gift Aid and Legacies:
UK Taxpayer? Signing a Gift Aid declaration recorded donations to your Parish or the Diocese are increased by 25% at no extra cost to you. Standing order, cheque or by a box of weekly donation envelopes to donate. Gift Aid forms from your Parish Priest or online at www.rcdop.org.uk/gift-aid-forms-1. Please also consider including your Parish or Diocese in your Will.
The Parish Choir who sing at 10:30 Sunday Mass will be looking for new members after the summer holidays. Speak to Michael Hepburn after the Vigil Mass or 10:30 Mass if you are interested in joining.
Panorama of St Francis'
A panoramic picture of inside the Church building was featured on St Mirin's Cathedral website. Check it out here.
The Parish is now on Twitter. Please follow us @RCStFrancisPG for news items and updates from around the Parish, diocese and elsewhere.