Telephone: 01475 720223

St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church
Greenock, Scotland

Parish Clergy
Mgr. Gerry Gallagher

St. Patrick's Primary School

PARENT COUNCIL AGM

Will take place on Tuesday 23rd October at 7.00pm in the school.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD

Is celebrated at 11.00am Mass. We invite the boys and girls to leave the Church together to celebrate God’s Word in the Hall and then to re-join us for the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

20-40 NETWORK MURDER MYSTERY NIGHT

Aged 20-40? Our events are a great place for meeting fellow young Catholics. Come along for coffee, cake and a side order of crime to solve! Friday 19th October, 7pm, Bianco Nero Paisley. Ticket sales close 8th October. Just email 2040network@gmail.com to buy a £10 ticket or join our mailing list to find out about future events if you can’t make this one.

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTION

NATIONAL CONFERENCE:  Saturday 20th. October, 9.00am–6.00pm In   St Augustine’s Church, 12 Dundyvan Road, Langloan,

Coatbridge, ML5 1DQ. Special Guest Speaker, DANA together with Fr Piotr Prusakiewicz and Anthony Gielty. Register at:  

WWW.GLASGOW.AC.UK/CATHOLICCHAPLAINCY/DIVINEMERCY

E-mail: rcchaplaincy-fodms@glasgow.ac.uk

Tel: Helen Border 01505336269 for an application form. Fee £5

RETREAT IN DAILY LIFE

From Tuesday 23rd October at 7.00pm, on six Tuesdays of October/ November 2018 at St Columba’s Church, Renfrew. At the opening gathering (23rd October) information is given on how the retreat will work and some beginning material is offered. The closing service will be held on Tuesday 27th November at 7.00pm.  If you are interested in this retreat, please e-mail Fr. John Eagers,

StJamesRenfrew@rcdop.org.uk 

DIOCESAN DAY FOR PARISH READERS

On Saturday 10th November in St Mirin's Hal from 12noon-2:30pm. The day is open to everyone who reads at Mass. There will be workshops on public speaking, the readings of the upcoming Liturgical year, practical help for readers and on the spirituality of the proclaiming the Word of God at Mass. All welcome.

The Innocents

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

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.