Welcome to St. Patrick's Website
THE SEASON OF ADVENT
In the first part of Advent (until the 17th.), we concentrate on the Second Coming of Christ at the end of time, while the first Coming at Christmas is recalled particularly from the 17th. December when Christ is seen as the fulfilment of the hope of Israel.
Violet (purple) is the colour of the season and the use of flowers and musical instruments is restrained until Christmas.
This is Year “C” for our Sunday readings and our Sunday Gospel readings are from Luke’s Gospel.
SOLEMNITY OF THE BIRTH OF
OUR LORD & SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST
Monday 24th. December
5:30pm Vigil Mass of Christmas
9:00pm Mass During the Night
Tuesday 25th. December
10:30am Mass During the Day
Times of Parish Liturgy
Saturday Vigil; 5.30pm: Sunday; 9.00am & 11.00am
10.00am: Saturday: 10.00am & 5.30pm (Vigil)
Penance & Reconciliation
Saturday; 9:30-9:50am: 4:45-5:15pm
Monday – Saturday, 9:00am–9:30am
Each weekday after 10:00am Mass (in the Cry Chapel)
Please give at least 6 month’s notice of Marriage
Sunday after 11:00am Mass
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.
Protecting your Privacy
The privacy notice contained on our website is that
of the Diocese of Paisley, St. Patrick's is a Catholic parish of the
Universal Church in the Diocese of Paisley, which is led by Bishop John Keenan,
in communion with our Holy Father Pope Francis, in Greenock.
We want you to know that Diocese of Paisley respects the information we hold on you and that we take the security of your information very seriously.
New data protection rules, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), come into effect on May 25th 2018. This new regulation will give people greater control over how companies and organisations use their personal information.
We have updated our Privacy Notice in line with GDPR, which sets out information on how we hold and handle your data. It includes:
- what kind of information we collect
- how we use it
- when we may need to share it
Many thanks for your understanding. You can read our full Privacy Notice by clicking here or a hard copy can be requested from the Parish.