Parish News

St Francis of Assisi

RC Church, Port Glasgow

Parish Priest: Fr. Matthew Carlin

Parish News

 

New GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations)

The new GDPR became law across Europe on Friday 25th May 2018. 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.


Breakfast Club

Breakfast will be available each Monday and Thursday during the school holidays after 9:30am Mass. The rota for helpers is displayed on the notice board. If you are a volunteer and you cannot make one or more of your days for helping, please let Fr Matthew know. If you have offered to help and your name is not on the rota, please remind him. 


Annual Summer Fete & Raffle

This year's summer fete will be held on Sunday 11th August after 10:30am Mass. Raffle tickets will be on sale this week for the Grand Prize deaw with a first prize of £100. If possible, can we ask families to take away a bundle of 5 raffle tickets to sell. We can now start taking donation for the bottle stall and unwanted gifts. As always, we will be looking for volunteers to help set up and man stalls on the day. 


The Relics of St Therese of Lisieux

The relics will be in Scotland for two weeks in September. They will be in Paisley Diocese from 14th-16th September. The relics will mainly be at St Mary's Church in Greenock from the evening of Saturday 14th until the morning of the 15th. The relics will then be taken to St Mirin's Cathedral on Sunday 15th until the afternoon of the 16th. All are welcome to come and pray before the relics of the 'Little Flower'.


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.

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100 Auchenbothie Road, Port Glasgow. PA14 6JD

01475 700700

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