St Francis of Assisi

Parish Priest: Rev Eoin Patten


01475 700700




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

All Parishes across the Diocese are getting standardised email addresses. The new one for St Francis' is:


'Making All Things New' Parish Meeting

The next Parish meeting for MATN will be Monday 24th September at 7.30pm in the Hall. Although the next Cluster meeting may be delayed slightly this gives us a chance to discuss matters in case the original schedule is maintained.



Monthly Parish Quiz Night

September's Quiz will be held on Friday 28th September. 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.


Meeting for all Altar Servers

A meeting and training session for all of our Altar Servers will be held after the Vigil Mass on Saturday 29th September and after the 10.30am Mass on Sunday 30th September. Please choose which time suits best.


Scriptural Seminars @ St. Mirin’s Chaplaincy by UWS

Author Anthony Gielty will be giving a series of reflections on discipleship in the Scriptures on four consecutive Tuesday evenings beginning on 18th September at 7pm at St. Mirin’s Chaplaincy Centre by UWS, 45 High Street, Paisley. Entitled “Growing through failure,” the first session will focus on Peter the Apostle. All welcome.


Church Cleaners

We are looking for a few more volunteers to help clean the Church every 2nd Tuesday after morning Mass. If you can help, please let Fr Eoin know.



The course for instructing adults who wish to join the Church will be starting soon. If you are interested or know anyone who may be interested, please speak to Fr Eoin.


Diary Dates

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


Catholic Papers

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,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


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 .


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 Please also consider including your Parish or Diocese in your Will.


Parish Choir

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.


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100 Auchenbothie Rd

Port Glasgow

PA14 6JD



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01475 700700