Telephone: 01475 720223

St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church
Greenock, Scotland

Parish Clergy
Mgr. Gerry Gallagher
Fr. Thomas Erambil

CREDL

Any students from Paisley Diocese studying the Certificate in Religious Education by Distance Learning (CREDL) who require seminar assistance can contact Marianne Boland on 0141 847 6130 for more information.

Youth to Lourdes 2018

We are currently in the process of arranging the Youth Lourdes Pilgrimage for 2018. The Pilgrimage will leave Scotland on Thursday 28th June 2018. We will arrive in Lourdes on Friday 29th June. We will arrive back in Scotland on Friday 6th July. The pilgrimage is open to anyone in the present s3, s4, s5 or s6. The cost this year is £550.00. The deposit to reserve a place is £60. If deposits are paid, however, by or on Sunday 8th October we will be able to offer a reduced price of £510.00 #earlybirdoffer. Places are reserved only upon payment of the deposit and the return of the application form.

If you like to know more please contact Fr. John Morrison e-mail [email protected].

SVDP

Any members of our community who feel they need the support of our parish SVDP should phone 07742986868.

Welcome Ministry

We are looking to commence a welcome ministry at all our Sunday Masses and at Funeral Masses. This is a really important ministry. If you’d like to help out please see Mgr. Gerry.

Pastoral Care Course

Jesuit Ministries at the ISC, Glasgow, are offering a course in Pastoral Care, this may be of particular interest to teachers. Please see the following link for more details http://www.iscglasgow.co.uk/pcc.html

SVDP

Members of the St. Vincent De Paul would like to thank the people of the parish who have very kindly donated to our food boxes at the front door of the Church. All donations are given to the needy of our parish. Our boxes are still at the back of the Church for anyone who would like to contribute.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes, 29th June- 6th July 2018 Full details and booking forms for the pilgrimage are not yet available. If you would like to be placed on the mailing list please contact Anne Louise 01475 638132.

Catenian Rosary Grp

The Catenian Rosary group have been sending unused Rosaries to the missions since 2009. They are appealing for any surplus rosaries to help get them into the hands of those who love and cherish and pray them. Please send to Michael Blackburn, 164 Green Park Road, HALIFAX, HX3 OSP

Parish Bingo

Parish bingo in the Church Hall on Friday evenings starting at 7:45pm prompt. All proceeds to Parish funds.

Knights of St Columba

His Holiness Pope Francis states; “God’s mercy transforms human hearts; it enables us, through the experience of a faithful love, to become merciful in turn. In an ever-new miracle, divine mercy shines forth in our lives, inspiring each of us to love our neighbour and to devote ourselves to what the Church’s tradition calls the spiritual and corporal works of mercy “Let us not waste this season of Lent, so favourable a time for conversion! “Knights of St Columba the leading men’s lay apostolate organisation in the United Kingdom continue to assist the Hierarchy and clergy in this great Year of Mercy. We would be delighted to welcome like-minded men to our Order, to assist us in serving God by serving others. http://www.ksc.org.uk Bertie Grogan Director membership & Development Mailto;[email protected]

Thinking About Adoption?

St. Margaret’s Adoption Society’s primary aim is the recruitment and assessment of prospective adopters. However, in recognition of the complex needs of the children, they have spent a number of years developing their Extended Post Adoption Support Services. Please pick up a copy of the letter from Bishop John at the door of the church which he has written following his recent visit to their Centre for the Family.

Inverclyde Foodbank

Shower Gel - Deodorant - Shampoo - Toilet Roll - Nappies

These are everyday items we give to men, women and children as an added extra, but essential, part of their food parcel.


We run entirely on donations made by the public and we are always incredibly overwhelmed and blessed by the support we are given. Currently we are running low on the items listed above and are asking for your support once again. If you are able to make a donation of any these items please hand them into the Chapel House or leave at the back of the Church.

Gift Aid & Legacies

If you are a UK taxpayer by signing a Gift Aid declaration your recorded donations to your Parish or the Diocese are increased by 25% at no extra cost to yourself.


You can donate by standing order, cheque or by asking your Parish Priest for a box of weekly donation envelopes. Gift Aid forms can be obtained from your Parish Priest or on-line at: www.rcdop.org.uk/gift-aid-forms-1


Please also consider including your Parish or the Diocese in your Will.

Hospital Admission - Sacrament of the Sick

Anyone being admitted to hospital should contact their local priest to receive the Sacrament of the Sick before admission. Every hospital has a system for contacting the R.C. Chaplain urgently in emergencies when the patient or family ask the nursing staff to summon the Catholic Chaplain. The same system may also be used to request a non-urgent pastoral visit from a priest. Because of data protection the Catholic Chaplain will not know you are in hospital unless you ask for him. We have discrete patient declaration of religious cards available for you to have at your bedside letting staff know you are Catholic and want pastoral care. Just ask the priest.