St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church
Greenock Scotland

Parish Priest: Fr. John Morrison

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Times of Parish Liturgy

Requiem Masses

Tuesday 20th June we will celebrate the Requiem Mass of Mrs. Josephine Nicholson at 10am. Reception of Remains will be on Monday 19th at 6pm.


Monday 26th June we will celebrate the Requiem Mass of Mr. Shaun Nesbitt at 10am. 

Please pray for their eternal rest and for the comfort and consolation of their respective families.

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.

Absences

Fr. Morrison will be absent from the parish from the 18th till 22nd June. He will be accompanying children from Notre Dame on their annual trip to Rome.

Thursday 22nd June

Please note there will be no Thursday evening Mass.

Holyday of Obligation

Thursday 29th June, the Solemnity of St. Peter and Paul, is a Holyday of Obligation. Mass times as follows: Wednesday 28th June 7:00pm (Vigil), Thursday 29th June 8:00am, 10:15am (with St. Patrick’s Primary), 7:00pm.

Summer Schedule

Parishes in Greenock, Gourock and Wemyss Bay will operating a summer schedule from the first weekend in July until Mid-August. This will mean that there will be a reduced number of Masses in every parish in this area for seven consecutive weekends. Parishes have agreed that there will only be one Sunday morning Mass offered during this time and that no Parish will have both a Vigil and a Sunday evening. In St. Patrick’s over the school summer holidays there will be no Vigil Mass and no 9am Mass. Our Sunday Masses will be at 11am and 7pm only. Please see the ‘yellow handout’ for more details.

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