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St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church
Greenock, Scotland

Parish Clergy
Mgr. Gerry Gallagher
Fr. Thomas Erambil

Welcome to St. Patrick's Website

Times of Parish Liturgy

Sunday Masses

Vigil 7pm, 9am, 11am and 7pm

Weekday Masses

Monday - Saturday Mass 10am

Eucharistic Adoration

Monday - Saturday 9am–9:30am

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturday 9.30-9.50am and after

10am Mass.

Saturday evening 6:15-6:45

and after the Vigil Mass

THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER

As 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.


Parish Priests

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

John Cunningham 1992-2004 (Appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Galloway)

Desmond Berry 2004-2010 (Appointed PP St. Joseph's & St. Patrick's, Wemyss Bay)

John Morrison 2010-2017

Gerry Gallagher 2017