A Mass for Vocations will be celebrated on Tuesday 7th November at 7pm in the Little Sisters, Greenock. All welcome.
Monthly Quiz Night
The October Quiz Night is Friday 27th October at 7.30pm. The proceeds this month are in aid of Inverclydes A Team. This is a parent led youth club based at the Port Glasgow I Zone and supported by Community Learning and Development. They run a youth club and parent/carer drop in centre, supporting those with children who have or are awaiting an autism diagnosis. It was set up last year by some parishioners of St Francis’. Tickets £2 adults, £1 kids, raffle. BYOB.
Pro-life Torchlight Procession
To mark 50 years of the Abortion Act the Annual Torchlight Procession is on Thursday 26th October in George Square, Glasgow at 6.30pm and on to St Andrew’s Cathedral for Mass at 7.30pm. SPUC Inverclyde are running a bus – please contact Kathleen Crossan on 727465 if you would like to book a seat.
Month of the Holy Souls and November Lists
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 the list 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.
Parish Mass for Deceased Parishioners
The Mass for all parishioners who have died over the past year will be on Wednesday 29th November at 7pm.
AOH Deceased Members Mass
The Mass for deceased members of the
PVG for Church Volunteers
The Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Group has recommended that all volunteers doing regulated work with children and vulnerable adults or both, should do the Level 1 training by the end of 2017. Next training sessions will take place in: St Fergus’ Paisley 2nd November at 2pm, St Colm’s Kilmacolm 7th November 7pm, and St Conval’s Linwood 14th November at 7pm. Please contact Sarah Jane at the Diocesan Safeguarding office to register for a training session. There will be limited space at each session, therefore volunteers should register up to one week before the date of the training session by emailing email@example.com or 0141 847 6138.
Youth to Lourdes
Currently in the process of arranging the Youth Lourdes Pilgrimage for 2018. It will leave Scotland on Thursday 28th June 2018, arriving in Lourdes Friday 29th June then back in Scotland on Friday 6th July. It is open to S3 to S6, cost £550. Deposit to reserve a place is £60 and if paid by Sunday 8th October we will be able to offer a reduced price of £510 #earlybirdoffer. Places are reserved only upon payment of the deposit and return of the application form. First meeting in St. Patrick’s Greenock on Sunday 8th October at 2pm. For more information contact Fr. John Morrison on 01475 720272 or firstname.lastname@example.org
St Stephen’s Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Each Thursday lunchtime of term time there will be Exposition in the Oratory of St Stephen’s High from 12.45-1.10pm. All welcome.
Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th November after Masses. Donations of bottles, gifts for tombola stall gratefully accepted.
The course for adults wishing to become members of the Catholic Church will begin soon; if you are considering becoming Catholic or know of anyone who may be interested, please speak to Fr Eoin.
The UCM are preparing a book of remembrance for all deceased members of the Diocese. They are looking for names from parishes who would like their deceased UCM members to be included in this book. Any names should be sent to Marian Colquhoun at email@example.com. There will be an annual mass in November each year, which will take place in St Laurence’s Parish with Fr. Andrew Coleman, their Spiritual Director. The next Mass is on Sunday 5th November at 12 noon.
Text a Donation
Please note that the Diocese has now set up their ‘Text a Donation’ service, which allows you to send a donation to the Diocese through your mobile phone. All you have to do is text DOPF01 £5 to 70070. £5 is only a suggestion. Any amount will be very much appreciated.
Are you being called to become a Priest?
If you feel you may have a call to the Priesthood please contact Fr. John Morrison 014754 720223 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 are looking for new members.. Workshops will be given by the students of the Royal Conservatoire to help get the best of your voice. Contact Michael Hepburn for further information on 07535553085 or email@example.com.
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.
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 'firstname.lastname@example.org' or tweeting us @RCStFrancisPG