Telephone: 01475 720223

St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church
Greenock, Scotland

Parish Clergy
Mgr. Gerry Gallagher

ANNUAL GATHERING FOR PARENTS 

18th August in St. Charles’ Parish, Paisley organised by S.C.E.S. (Scottish Catholic Education Service).


Join parents from across all 8 Scottish Dioceses and take the opportunity to discuss the challenges and joys of sharing faith with children and young people in today’s world.


The event is free, but in order to organise catering and resources we would ask that you book a place by phoning SCES on 0141 556 4727 or emailing [email protected]


In this historic year, as we mark the centenary of our Catholic schools being run in partnership with local government, and when we see the introduction of a new Education Bill into law, it is more important than ever to promote the role of parents as the first educators of their children. 

Maintenance Work

Over the summer we will be getting some maintenance work done around the church. The plants on the cross at the top of the roof and on the roof will be removed and the brickwork and stonework on the front of the Church (including the statue) will be cleaned. The lead stolen from the roof will be replaced by a lead substitute. The garage roof will be fixed and new facings and doors provided. We will also have another look at the link corridor roof to see if we can stop the water penetration. This will be a first phase of a programme which may take several years to complete depending on budget and the logistics (e.g., some work can only be done in dry weather).

SSVP Recruitment Campaign

The SSVP is inviting parishioners to join the Society and has published information leaflets and posters which will be available where the SSVP currently operates. For more details on how parishioners can get involved, please speak to one of our parish members or to Fr. Gerry.

CELEBRATE FAMILY CONFERENCE (Linked to Catholic Charismatic Renewal) 8th-9th September,  St Ninian's High School, Eastwood.

Following on from last year’s successful Celebrate Family Conference we’re delighted to tell you that this September it will be running again.  It is a faith-filled weekend with speakers and lots of fun with activity streams for children, teens and young adults.


If you want to join us please follow the link and sign up. https://www.celebrateconference.org/scotland

Musicians' Workshop

The Diocesan Liturgy Commission is hosting a Music workshop in preparation for Advent & Christmas on Saturday 22nd September 2018, 1:00-3:00pm in St Mirin’s Parish Hall, Paisley. This is open to all musicians, choirs, and anyone else involved in music in our parishes or schools.

SCIAF

SCIAF has written to thank us for the magnificent sum of £ 3745.02 collected in our parish during the Lenten Wee Box Campaign. Our donations this year were focussed on helping the people of Cambodia.

The Innocents

Pregnancy testing and counselling done in confidence, Mondays and Thursdays 7:00-9:00pm. Tel. 01475 743809

Tea & Coffee

There are no Teas & Coffees during the months of July & August. We will recommence on Sunday 2nd September.


Sincere thanks to those who provide this service to the parish over the course of the year—we hope you are enjoying your wee break.

Hospital Admission - Sacrament of the Sick

Please feel free to request the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick before your admission. Just see Fr. Gerry or Fr Thomas after Mass or phone for a home visit. Please remember that this Sacrament is NOT any longer referred to as the “Last Rites”.


The “Last Rites” are specific to the dying and include the Renewal of our Baptismal Promises, Absolution, Viaticum (=Holy Communion “for the journey”) and a commending to God of the dying person.


The Sacrament of the Sick on the other hand is to strengthen us in our illness, our operation and our time in hospital or at home. The Sacrament of the Sick, therefore, shouldn't and needn't be left to “the last minute”.


WHEN YOU GO INTO HOSPITAL Please make sure that you inform the Hospital at admission that you are a Catholic and that you would wish to have the services of a priest. This is very important because of data protection and privacy laws. This helps to ensure that when the Chaplains make their visits you will be seen and that in an emergency a priest will be called. The day to day chaplaincy is provided by priests from several local parishes.


In addition to the day to day chaplaincy team, we have a priest on emergency call for the hospital 24 hours a day. All the priests of the deanery take it in turn to fulfil this ministry. The hospital wards have the emergency chaplain’s mobile number.

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.