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Times of Parish Liturgy
Vigil 7pm, 9am, 11am and 7pm
Monday - Saturday Mass 10am
Monday - Saturday 9am–9:30am
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday 9.30-9.50am and after
Saturday evening 6:15-6:45
and after the Vigil Mass
THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER
the Church’s year draws to a close, and even into the first part of Advent (which
lasts until 17th December), the Church invites us to reflect on our
membership of the Communion of Saints and on “The Last Things”.
This membership comes from our Baptism, Confirmation and Participation in the Eucharist. Our reflection begins with the celebration of All the Saints on Wednesday and with the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed on Thursday.
Even as we are challenged by the warnings to “Stay awake!”, because we do not know the day or the hour when Christ shall return, we are comforted by our celebration of our membership of the Communion of Saints within which we can all pray with and for each other and support each other on our Christian journey.
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.
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
Desmond Berry 2004-2010 (Appointed PP St. Joseph's & St. Patrick's, Wemyss Bay)
John Morrison 2010-2017
Gerry Gallagher 2017