Parish News

St Francis of Assisi


RC Church, Port Glasgow


Parish Priest: Rev. Eoin W. Patten


Parish News


 

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.

 

Western Catholic Calendar 

The 2019 edition of the Catholic Calendar is now on sale in the stall priced £3.20. It contains Mass times for all parishes in the Dioceses of Paisley and Motherwell and the Archdiocese of Glasgow and much more information.

 

St Vincent de Paul Senior Citizen Parishioners Dinner

The annual dinner for Parishioners, hosted by the St Vincent de Paul Conference, will take place on Saturday 19th January at 1pm. If you would like to attend, please sign up on the sheet in the porch. 

 

Monthly Parish Quiz Night

January's Quiz will be held on Friday 25th January 2019. Up to 6 in a team with a £60 cash prize. This month's proceeds will go towards the St Stephen's High School pupil's trip to Malawi.  7:30pm start in the Church Hall with the usual raffle, throw £1 at the bottle and other games. £2 kids, £1 children entry.

 

Inverclyde Across to Lourdes

The Across group will be opening the Charity Shop in Bay Street on Monday 7th January for 4 weeks, from 10am to 4pm. Donations will be gratefully received at the shop to help support the Lourdes Pilgramage by Jumbalance. 

 

Diocese of Paisley Youth Salamanca Pilgrimage 2019

There will be a Pilgrimage to Salamanca, Spain for school pupils in S3-S6 from Saturday 29th June to Friday 5th July. Pilgrimage cost is £575. For more information please contact Fr John Morrison on 0141 889 5056 or-mail vocations@rcdop.org.uk. Next meeting will be Sunday 27th January at 1:30pm at the St Mirin's Chapliancy Centre. 

 

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

 

Altar Servers

Altar Servers should take a look at the following document to remind them that Serving and to help the Priest at Mass is a privilige and they must conduct themselves in a peaceful and prayerful manner. Click here to view the document.

 

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 and 5pm on Sundays 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 vocations@rcdop.org,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 courage@rcdop.org.uk

 

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.

 

Panorama of St Francis'

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

 

Twitter

The Parish is now on Twitter. Please follow us @RCStFrancisPG for news items and updates from around the Parish, diocese and elsewhere.

Contact Us

100 Auchenbothie Road, Port Glasgow. PA14 6JD

01475 700700

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