Coronavirus virus

March 4, 2020

The coronavirus virus poses a danger particularly to vulnerable members of our community.  It is spread by physical contact.  We have a duty to protect each other by good general hygiene, especially washing hands frequently and thoroughly. If we have coronavirus-or cold/ flu like symptoms we should stay away from gatherings.

The Diocese of Paisley will implement the following from FRIDAY 6 th MARCH for parishioners.

  • (1) Holy water fonts will be emptied;

  • (2) The Sign of Peace will be suspended;

  • (3) Distribution of the Precious Blood will be suspended;

  • (4) Holy Communion will be distributed on the hand or tongue. If receiving on the tongue, present yourself with mouth wide open and tongue extended to minimise finger contact from the minister. If receiving by hand thoroughly wash your hands and extend them wide open for the host to be placed with minimum contact.  Other guidelines are in place for parish workers and volunteers.

 

Thank you for your co-operation. 

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Safeguarding Training

Volunteers doing or planning to do regulated work with children and vulnerable adults or both, should complete the Safeguarding Training, Induction Part 1.  These sessions will be held in the Diocesan Office, Incle Street, Paisley on; Tuesday 5th May at 10.30am; Tuesday 25th August at 7.00pm. 

Safeguarding Training, Induction Part 2: The new Safeguarding Part 2  Training session, is for volunteers who have previously attended Safeguarding Training Part One, or Safeguarding Training Level one, more than 18 months ago.  If you attended Safeguarding Training Level One in 2017 or early 2018, you should put your name forward for Safeguarding Training Part 2.   The next sessions will be on: Monday 30th March at 10.30am in Diocesan Offices, Incle Street, Paisley,  Tuesday 12th May at 7pm St. Ninian’s Parish Hall, Gourock,  Monday 8th June at 7pm St. Joseph’s & St. Patrick’s Parish Hall, Wemyss Bay.

Please contact Sarah Jane at the Diocesan Safeguarding Office: safeguardingadmon@rcdop.org.uk or 0141 847 6138 to register.

Diocesan Priesthood

Thinking about Diocesan Priesthood in 2020? The Catholic Church in Scotland is now inviting enquiries from those considering applying for seminary. For more information please contact Fr. John Morrison e-mail: vocations@rcdop.org.uk

‘Formed’

St. Mirin’s Chaplaincy Centre, 45 High Street, Paisley will be hosting a new club named ‘Formed’ on Monday afternoons 4.30-6.00pm. The session is open to anyone in the present s3, s4, s5 and s6.
Please come along and meet new people and find out more about your faith! To find out please contact Fr. John Morrison on 01418895056 or e-mail vocations@rcdop.org.uk. All participants are required to complete a consent form this can be obtained from your Parish Priest or from Fr. Morrison. 

Jun 24, 2020

Youth to Lourdes 2020 #vision

We are currently in the process of arranging the Youth Lourdes Pilgrimage for 2020. The Pilgrimage will leave Scotland on Thursday 25th June 2018. We will arrive in Lourdes on Friday 26th June. We will arrive back in Scotland on Friday 3rd July. The pilgrimage is open to anyone in the present s3, s4, s5 or s6. The cost this year is £575.00. The deposit to reserve a place is £75. If deposits are paid, however, by or on Sunday 1st September we will be able to offer a reduced price of £535.00 #earlybirdoffer. Places are reserved only upon payment of the deposit and the return of the application form. Our first group meeting will be at the St. Mirin's Chaplaincy Centre, 45 High Street, Paisley on Sunday 1st September at 1.30pm. If you like to know more please contact Fr. John Morrison at St. Fergus', Paisley on 0141889 5056 or e-mail vocations@rcdop.org.uk

World Youth Day 2022

Registration is now open for World Youth Day 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal.  Details of cost and dates will be advised soon.  To register, please visit  https://rcdop.org.uk/news/world-youth-day-2022-lisbon-for-a-lifetime-experience

Help Needed

Royal Alexandria Hospital Mass

In accordance with the aims of our Diocesan Synod, Monsignor Tormey, Catholic chaplain to the RAH in Paisley, is looking for Eucharistic Ministers and Readers who would be willing to ' Do their bit, make it happen' by helping out at hospital mass at 4.00pm on Saturday afternoons. This would be a great help for those patients and staff in RAH who attend the hospital Mass. Your help would  be asked to serve on a rota basis. If you are able to help please give your name and contact details to your Parish Priest or contact Monsignor Tormey at St. Aidan's Johnstone phone number 01505 320900.

Diocesan Counselling Service for Catholics Married in the Catholic Church

The Marriage Counselling service for Paisley Diocese is approaching the end of it’s first year!  We’d like to remind you that professionals working in this area (and evidence based studies) all give the same message – “don’t leave it too late, get along to discuss professional help if your difficulties are not going away”. The first session is a chance for you to meet with the counsellor and then go away and decide if it might work for you as a couple.  To see the testimonials of some couples who have used the service please visit https://rcdop.org.uk/marriage-counselling-service-1   Or contact the counsellor directly for a chat on 01786 469939 or send a brief email to she.dowds@gmail.com   There are posters about the service in your church and your parish priest can also give you the necessary contact details.

Diocesan Courage Apostolate for Catholics with Same Sex Attraction

Paisley Diocese has set up a Courage Chapter of pastoral ministry for those in our diocesan community with same sex attraction, who are looking to live faithfully their Catholic faith. Courage is an international apostolate with over 100 Chapters worldwide and endorsed by the Holy See. It aims to help members find peace through fellowship, prayer, the Sacraments, and an appreciation of Church's teachings in chastity. It extends the Church's invitation to a life of peace, and grace to grow in Christian maturity. For information or advice please email in confidence our diocesan priest chaplain at Courage@rcdop.org.uk

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SCIAF Wee Box Appeal

Thousands of women in the Democratic Republic of Congo need your help right now. Decades of conflict and chaos in DR Congo have left a legacy of brutality and lawlessness in many areas. Armed groups fight for control of resources such as the precious minerals used in our smart phones. They use sexual violence and the threat of HIV to terrify and control communities. Rape is a weapon of war, used to show power and to shame and humiliate the victims. Tens of thousands of women have been left injured and traumatised. Survivors are stigmatised and even disowned by their husbands, families and communities. This has to stop. SCIAF are working to end sexual violence in DR Congo.  This year the UK Government will give £1 for each £1 donated.  Please collect a SCIAF Box and return it after Easter to help SCIAF in this project .

St. Margaret’s Adoption Society

St. Margaret’s Adoption Society are currently looking to recruit prospective adopters. If you have ever thought about adoption as a way to grow your family and would like to know more, please contact our office for a chat with one of our friendly and experienced staff on 0141 332 8371 or email info@stmargaretsadoption.org.uk

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OUR COMMUNITY

We are a welcoming Catholic community called by God to live out the message of Christ in love and service to all people.  Please join us at any of our Masses, faith-based liturgies, activities, or social events.

ADDRESSES

St Bernadette's

Park Drive,

Erskine

PA8 7AE

Telephone: 0141 812 7018

St. John Bosco

Barwood Road,

Erskine

PA8 6AB

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