St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church
Greenock Scotland

Parish Priest: Fr. John Morrison

Welcome to St. Patrick's Website

Times of Parish Liturgy

Holy Week Services

This week is Holy Week, the highlight of the Church’s liturgical year. There are many beautiful and moving services during this week. Please do consider coming to as many of these liturgies as possible, and to making a good confession beforehand; remember – the more we are touched by the depths of Christ’s love in His Passion, the more joyful our celebration of the victory of His Resurrection. Please note that our Easter Vigil Mass on Saturday 15th April will be at the slightly later time of 8:30pm.

Saturday 15th April

Holy Saturday

10.00am Morning Prayer:

Confessions available after Morning Prayer till 11am

8.30pm The Easter Vigil

Sunday 16th April

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

Holy Mass 9.00am

Holy Mass 11.00am

Holy Mass 7.00pm

Some Background Information

The present church building, designed Antonio Coia, was dedicated on Sunday 8th December 1935 by Bishop Henry Grey Graham (Titular Bishop and Auxiliary of St. Andrews and Edinburgh) and replaced an earlier one opened in 1924 when the parish was founded.

On the 8th December 1995 St Patrick’s marked its diamond jubilee.  Bishop Jone Mone was principal celebrant of the Mass of thanksgiving with Bishop Stephen McGill and many priests.  Until 1925 Greenock with a population of over 80,000 people had only two churches, St Mary’s (1861) and St. Laurence’s (1855).  Since 1924 the parish has had twelve parish priests and many assistants.

Parish Priests

James P Kelly 1924-1931(Founder and builder of the first St. Patrick’s)

Joseph Courtney 1931-1949 (Built second St. Patrick’s church)

John Scanlon 1949-1957

Joseph Costeur 1957-1966

Vincent Grace 1966-1968

Donald Bonnar 1968-1972

John Harran 1972-1975

Neil McGrory 1975-1980

James Sheenan 1980-1992

John Cunningham 1992-2004 (Appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Galloway)

Desmond Berry 2004-2010 (Appointed PP St. Joseph's & St. Patrick's, Wemyss Bay)

John Morrison 2010

Sunday Masses

7pm Vigil, 9am, 11am and 7pm

Weekday Services

Monday - Saturday Mass 10am

Tuesday & Thursday 7pm

Eucharistic Adoration

Monday - Saturday 9am–9:30am also

Thursday 1:30-2:30pm

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturday 9.30-9.50am and after

10am Mass.

Saturday evening 6.00-6.45

and following vigil Mass.