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.
New Parish Email Address
TAll Parishes across the Diocese are getting standardised email addresses. The new one for St Francis' is: email@example.com
For all those going on holiday during the summer, we hope you have an enjoyable, relaxing time. If you are travelling or going on pilgrimage, we pray for a safe journey and you remember the Parish in our prayers. If you are staying at home, we pray you also have a relaxing time and let's hope the fantastic weather continues!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com. .
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.
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