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.

March for Life UK

Join Bishop John Keenan on his coach to London for March for Life UK 2023. Denounce 10 million abortions in the UK since the Abortion Act was introduced. Departing late on Fri 1stSep from St Mirin’s Cathedral with pick-ups in Glasgow and Gretna. Arriving in London early on Sat 2ndSep for the Exhibition, Mass, talks and stall. Departing at approximately 6pm on Sat 2ndSep. £30pp. To book, visit

Inclusive Mass

There will be a Mass that is more suitable for those with additional support needs on the first Sunday of each month. All welcome.

Parish Quiz Night

The Parish Quiz Nights have returned. 7:30pm start in the Hall; BYOB; raffle; throw £1 at bottle; £2 adults & £1 school children. Raffle prizes would be much appreciated. The next Parish Quiz Night will take place on: Friday 25th August in aid of the Port Glasgow Otters.

Parent and Toddler Group

In the Hall every Wednesday 1pm-2:30pm.

Setting Out on the Road (for teachers)

Setting out on the Road:The Diocese of Paisley supports Setting Out on the Road,the course which leads to the award of theCatholic Teacher’s Certificate (CTC), which enables the recipient to teach Religious Education in Catholic schools. It is taught by the St Andrew’s Foundation for Catholic Teacher Education at the University of Glasgow.Setting Out on the Roadis for qualified teachers who have not yet obtained their CTC. The cost is £310 and is fully refundable for those who complete the course and attend of the monthly support seminars hosted by Bishop Keenan. Register at; pay the fee and then contact Marianne Boland

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.

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 contact Fr Matthew.

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, donations can be left in the box labelled in the foyer. 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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