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St Francis of Assisi

Parish Priest: Rev Eoin Patten

Email: stfrancis@rcdop.org.uk




New Parish Email Address

TAll Parishes across the Diocese are getting standardised email addresses. The new one for St Francis' is: stfrancis@rcdop.org.uk

Parish Quiz Night

Our next Parish Quiz will take place on Friday 23rd February at 7:30pm in the Hall. This month's quiz will be in aid of Parish funds. £2 entry for adults and £1 for school children. £60 cash prize for the winner. Raffle and throw £1 at the bottle. All welcome.


Paisley Faith Forum

St Mirin’s Chaplaincy will be hosting a series of talks throughout Lent in the Chaplaincy Centre, 45 High Street, Paisley. All talks begin at 7pm and will last for approximately one hour. All are welcome. See details below:

•21st February: Rev. Tom Boyle ‘The Jesus Prayer’

•28th February: Rev. Jonathan Whitworth ‘Prayer – Everything you were afraid to ask.’

•7th March: Rev Matthew Carlin – ‘Praying the Mass’

•14th March: Rev Patrick Burke – ‘Prayer – Journey into the heart of our being’

•21st March: Rev John Morrison – ‘Prayer – Millennials, Credibility and Red-Letter Catholicism’


Lenten Station Masses

The Bishop is celebrating Eight Station Masses in the Making All Things New Clusters, part of a Lenten tradition in many countries. Our local Mass will be on Thursday 1st March at 7pm in The Holy Family. Everyone is welcome to join the Bishop for this Mass.


Stations of The Cross

During Lent, Stations of the Cross will be prayed after each weekday Mass.


Wednesday Evening Mass and Devotions

During Lent the Wednesday Evening Mass will be at 6pm with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Confessions at 5pm. This will start on Wednesday 21st February. This is to allow anyone who wishes to attend the Lenten Faith Forum Talks in Paisley each Wednesday of Lent.


Morning Lenten Masses in St Stephen’s High

Mass will be celebrated in the Oratory in St Stephen’s every Tuesday and Friday of Lent at 8.25am. This will start on Tuesday 20th February. All welcome


Youth to Lourdes Quiz Night

A fundraising quiz night for our local kids travelling to Lourdes in June as part of the Diocesan Youth to Lourdes Group will be held in Stephen’s High School on Friday 9th March at 7.30pm. Entry is £2 adult, £1 child. BYOB.


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.


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.


Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 29th June-6th July

Places still available on the pilgrimage to Lourdes. It is open to all. Volunteers are needed to help pilgrims throughout the week. To comply with the Diocesan Safeguarding Policy please contact Anne Louise before 28th February to register as helper/nurse. If you will be in Lourdes at the same time as the pilgrimage and would like to participate then contact Anne Louise for the Diocesan programme on 01475 638132.


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 vocations@rcdop.org.uk. .


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.


Parish Choir

The Parish Choir who sing at 10:30 Sunday Mass are always 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 mhepburn1@rcs.ac.uk.


Panorama of St Francis'

A panoramic picture of inside the Church building was featured on St Mirin's Cathedral website. Check it out here.



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Port Glasgow

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