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

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



Please pray for the Primary Seven Boys and Girls from St Francis’ Primary who will be Confirmed by Bishop John Keenan in St Mirin’s Cathedral on Wednesday 30th May. Please note there will be no Wednesday Evening Mass. Mass will be at 9.30am on Wednesday (the Requiem Mass for Helen Gemmell RIP).


Making All Things New

The First Cluster Group meeting for Port Glasgow and Kilmacolm is on Monday 4th June at 7pm in St Stephen’s High School. Please take a Parish survey from the Sacristy and take it with you to the meeting on the 4th June.


St Stephen’s Show

This year they go “Back to the 80s” and relive the best moments of music. The show runs on the 5th, 6th and 7th of June. Doors open at 6.45pm for fun and games. 1980s dress code. There is the chance to win a meal for two at the Albany for the best dressed audience member! Don’t miss out! To book tickets please call the school office on 01475 715300.


Parish Summer Fete – Date for your diary

Will be on Sunday 24th June. We hope to have raffle books on sale sell in the next week (1st prize £100) and can start taking donations for the bottle stall and unwanted gifts.


Lourdes Hospitalité

Pre-Pilgrimage meeting on 17th June at 2pm in St. Ninians Hall, Gourock. If you wish to a book a place on the bus to the airport and are unable to attend contact Anne Louise 01475 638132.


Catholic Papers

Please note that due to declining sales we will cancel delivery of the Catholic Times and The Universe to the stall. Individual subscriptions are available.


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 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. 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.


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 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. Speak to Michael Hepburn after the Vigil Mass or 10:30 Mass if you are interested.


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