- St. Patrick's Parish, Kilsyth -
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A warm welcome to the Catholic Church of St. Patrick's, Kilsyth
Parish Clergy: Parish Priest - Fr. Daniel P. Doherty. Assistant Priest - Fr Sean Bradley.
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Welcome to the website of our parish. We do hope you will find this website informative, helpful and useful enough to keep you up-to-date with the events and activities in our parish as well as the latest news on COVID-19 and how it effects parish life. The site provides you with the history of the parish, a media gallery, holy mass times, parish groups, hall availability, upcoming events, latest news and our parish weekly bulletin.
Finally, if anyone would like a visit or know of someone who would, please contact the parish house. Finally, please be reassured, we will continue to remember you at Holy Mass each day.
The parish, like very household still has its general running costs. We would like to ask you to consider taking out a standing order or transferring your weekly/monthly collection direct to the parish bank account.
Bank details: Royal Bank of Scotland, 18 Tay Walk, Cumbernauld.
Sort code - 832323.
Account - 00255000
God bless you all.
Fr Daniel & Fr Sean
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The Bulletin for the time being will no longer be printed but will continue to be available on the parish website, facebook & twitter pages. It would help if more people signed up for the electronic version. To sign up visit - Subscribe
Following the announcement by the Prime Minister on Monday 23rd March 2020, we confirm that our churches are closed.
Archbishop Cushley has written to clergy:
“Following the Prime Minister’s announcement, I write to confirm that our churches are to be closed until further notice. I will seek clarification tomorrow from the Scottish Government about funerals and other rites, and will be in touch with you again as soon as possible. In the meantime, all our churches are to be kept closed until we receive instructions to the contrary. Be assured of my prayers for each of you at this difficult moment.”
- Public News -
All public services are suspended until further notice and this includes Sunday and week day Masses. Therefore there is no obligation to attend Mass at this time.
Confessions will continue at the normal times.
First Confessions took place on Thursday 19th March.
Confirmation and First Holy Communions have been postponed until the autumn.
Baptism, Marriages and Funerals will take place as normal, but only with the immediate family present. Please discuss this further with one of the priests.
Anointing and visitation of the sick will continue where and when necessary and with the agreement of those visited.
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- Prayer Life -
The Bishops' Conference of Scotland has called on Catholics to 'pray unceasingly' amidst the global coronavirus pandemic.
In a statement released on Tuesday 24th March 2020, the bishops, including Archbishop Leo Cushley, confirmed the closure of churches for 'the common good'.
They said: "The outbreak of Covid 19 virus in Scotland demands from all of us a response which recognises the serious threat to all people, especially the elderly and those with underlying illnesses, and our duty of care to them.
"Having given due consideration to the words of the First Minister yesterday evening, we, the Bishops of Scotland, agree that our churches should be closed during this period of national emergency for the common good.
"There will be no celebrations of baptism or marriage but we will continue to offer prayers for those who have died and for their families who mourn their passing. The Church is not only a building but the people of God at prayer wherever they may find themselves.
"We encourage all Catholics and all people of faith to pray unceasingly in their homes for our nation at this time in particular for our political leaders, our health care professionals and all those suffering from the virus.
May this lived Lenten experience lead us to new life and healing at Easter."
There will be prayer and spiritual material available on the archdiocesan website
The archbishop has encouraged us all to ask the intercession of Our Lady of Lourdes and pray the Rosary and/or Memorare for the intentions of the world at this very difficult time.
- Parish Communications -
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Vatican News - Latest News
UK Government Website - Latest News on COVID-19
Scottish Government Website - Latest News on COVID-19
Bulletin - 29th March 2020
Prayer Intentions -29th March 2020
Sunday Mass (Order of Service) - 29th March 2020
Pastoral Letter - 15th March 2020
Latest information on Funeral Services
E-News Updates LAUNCHED
The Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh is delighted to launch a brand new news service – the e-news update. All you have to do is sign up at our website and we’ll send you a regular e-mail with the latest news, views and information about the Catholic Church in this part of Scotland.
“How entirely fitting that we launch this new e-news service today upon the Feast of St Francis de Sales, the patron saint of journalists and one of the greatest communicators that the Church has ever raised up,” said Archbishop Leo Cushley, 24 January.
“The e-news update is a great way for Catholics – and many others – to keep up to date with everything that the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh is doing to proclaim the joy of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the one and a half million people who live within the bounds of our diocese.”
To sign up, just click on the link below and scroll down the page where you can subscribe to the e-news update https://archedinburgh.org/news-events.
Thank you. St Francis de Sales, pray for us!
Would any of you like to do some online adoration?
You can go online to lots of places including Tyburn convent which is the same order as the Largs’s nuns ( Benedictine Adorers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Montmartre). They are an enclosed order whose charism is Perpetual Adoration. Check out the website at the end of this email
Just go on to the website and you will see that they have a menu which includes Adoration. Click on this. You will see the host in the Monstrance. Just click on the red arrow and you’re now in live Adoration any time day or night. It’s entirely up to you. It would be good for everyone to pray to be spared the worst effects of the Coronavirus, for those who are ill or have died and their families, but also generally prayers for our priests and in reparation for our sins and those of the whole world and for the salvation of all souls. You can pray any prayers, read scripture or prayers, personal prayer and most importantly give your love and Adoration to Our Lord. Visit - tyburnconvent.org.uk
Stations of the Cross
Pope Francis' prayer to Virgin Mary for protection from coronavirus
- Parish Safeguarding -
“Awareness and Safety in our Catholic Communities”
Volunteering to work in the Parish Community is a wonderful expression of Christian commitment, and is essential to the running of our many and varied groups. Some of this work involves working closely with children and young people, or with adults at risk, and imposes extra responsibilities on us all.
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27th March 2020
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