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Times of Parish Liturgy
We have some additional opportunities for prayer
together during the Season of Lent.
Mass: Monday-Friday 8am & 10am
Eucharistic Adoration: 9:00-9:30am (Monday—Saturday)
Morning Prayer: 9:45am (Monday–Thursday)
Rosary: After 10:00am Mass, Monday—Saturday (in the Cry Chapel)
Way of the Cross: Thursday 6:30pm (with Night Prayer) & Friday 9:45am
AT MASS DURING LENT
For the PENITENTIAL RITE, we will use the Confiteor everyday (“I confess to Almighty God…”) and for the “Lord, have mercy” we will use the original Greek formula, “Kyrie eleison, Christe eleison, Kyrie eleison”, which our senior parishioners may remember from the Latin Mass. This takes us back to the early Church (Mass was in Greek even before it was in Latin) and reminds us that no matter which language we use to celebrate Mass the truth of our Faith and our celebration of Mass is always the same.
For the PROFESSION OF FAITH (the Creed) we will use the Apostles Creed on which is based the Renewal of our Baptismal Promises on Easter Sunday.
Saturday Vigil; 7.00pm: Sunday; 9.00am, 11.00am & 7.00pm
Monday- Friday: 8.00am & 10.00am
Saturday: 10.00am & 7.00pm
Monday – Saturday, 9.00am–9.30am
Each weekday 9.30am
Penance & Reconciliation
Saturday; 9.30-9.50am & after Mass: 6.15-6.45pm
Please give at least 6 month’s notice of Marriage
Sunday after 11:00am Mass
Consultation on Masses & Mass Times
This might also be a good time for us to begin to review our Masses and Mass times. We could begin to think about the pattern of our Sunday Masses and on the times of our Masses. Given the size of our church and the number actually coming to Mass, we can really no longer justify four Sunday Masses here at St. Patrick’s. The proposal would be that we retain the Vigil Mass (with a consultation on the time of the Mass) and that we should have two Masses on Sunday itself rather than three.
So we must decide if we want
· one morning Mass and an evening Mass
· two morning Masses.
· We must then decide at what time we wish to have our Masses.
Please pray and think about this very carefully as we must try to decide for the good of everyone in the Parish and not just for our own good or convenience
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 thirteen parish priests and many assistants.