Parish News

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.

Altar Servers

We are looking for more young people who would be willing to serve at Sunday Masses. This is open to any children who have made their First Holy Communion.

Parish Pilgrimage/Trip to Iona

Tuesday 27th - Thursday 29th September; 3 days/2 nights statying at the Royal Hotel in Oban. Cost is £280 approx. half board and includes a guided tour of Iona. Places strictly limited. Please return your form to Fr Matthew ASAP.

Parish Quiz Nights

The Parish Quiz Nights have returned. Last Friday of the month (unless otherwise stated); 7:30pm start in the Hall; BYOB; raffle; throw £1 at bottle; £2 adults & £1 school children. Next Quiz will be TBC. 

Sacraments for the sick

Fr Matthew is in the process of updating the list of housebound parishioners who wish to have regular visits, so that they can receive Holy Communion. If you or one of your relatives is ill and would like to receive the Sacraments, please do not hesitate to contact Fr Matthew.

Traditional Latin Mass

Fr Matthew will celebrate a Traditional Latin Mass in the parish on the second Saturday of each month at 10am.

Bible Study

Keep an eye out on the parish Facebook page for the next Bible Study session.

Live Streamed Mass

If you are unable to attend Mass in person, Mass will be live streamed on the parish YouTube channel:


Fr Matthew regulary visits the local foodbank. If you would like to hand in anything for the foodbank, this can be left at the chapel house. At the moment, thee most needed items are: pasta, tea bags, tinned fruit, UHT milk and breakfast cereals. If you are, or someone you know is, in any kind of hardship, please contact Fr Matthew and he will do anything he can to be of service to you. 

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.



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