- St. Patrick's Parish, Kilsyth -
- Welcome -
A warm welcome to the Catholic Church of St. Patrick's, Kilsyth
Parish Clergy: Parish Priest - Fr. Daniel P. Doherty. Assistant Priest - Fr William McQuillan.
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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.
RBS, 18 Tay Walk, Cumbernauld G67 1DE.
Name of Account - Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh St Patrick’s Church, Kilsyth.
Sort code - 832323.
Account - 00255000
God bless you all.
Fr Daniel & Fr Sean
- SCIAF 2021 Appeal -
The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF) has announced that supporters of the much-loved WEE BOX, BIG CHANGE Appeal,
To collect a WEE BOX, they will be available from today, Sunday 14th Feb. These can be picked up from the Chapel house porch and we hope to hand deliver some too.
To order a WEE BOX go to: www.sciaf.org.uk/weebox or call 0141 354 5555.
- Holy Mass with Archbishop Cushley 21st February 2021 -
- Subscribe to Parish Bulletin -
For the latest news on parish life and upcoming events, subscribe to receive a weekly Parish Bulletin & Prayer Intimations. All we need is for you to complete a simple online form.
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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.
For more Information visit -
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
Day of Prayer - 2021
World Day of Sick (Part 1) - 2021
World Day of Sick (Part 2) - 2021
The Catholic App by Musemantik, is your FREE smart Catholic companion that helps you find Mass, Confession, churches, online parish communities and more. It now covers Edinburgh & Motherwell diocese. It can be downloaded from the following links:
For more information visit -www.facebook.com/catholicapp
All donations are greatly appreciated and can be left iin the boxes at either door of the Church for uplift.
For more information visit - Kilsyth Foodbank
Everywhere you go nowadays in the new normal we are faced with paperless menus etc.
So we have decided to give you the opportunity of downloading the Bulletin & Prayer Intentions straight to your smartphone. What you need to do is download a QR Reader App from the Apple or Google store to your phone, choose one that has no in house purchases. Use this app to scan the QR Code below which will then display the Bulletin & Prayer Intentions on your device.
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- Latest News -
Parish Fundraising 2021
Ask yourself this question? Do you shop online? If the answer is YES, then
you can now help to raise funds for St. Patrick's Parish, Kilsyth. It's FREE, you shop online as normal and the Parish gets a donation every time you spend, it doesn't matter if it is a small or large purchase every penny counts. So far 31 people have helped us raise over £64, we thank you for your support.
It is so easy to join all you need is an email address and you are good to go. Spread the word to family and friends the more people who participate the more we raise.
Visit https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/ to create an account.
Over 4,300 retailers take part in this.
So what are you waiting for sign up now and support your parish
As we are limited to a total of 20 mourners for a Requiem Funeral Mass, in order to respect this limit we would like to ask parishioners who regularly attend the Weekday Masses to forgo their attendance whenever a Funeral Mass is scheduled - on these days there will be No Public Mass.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today (223/2) said: “Communal worship will also, we hope, restart around 5th April, albeit with restricted numbers to begin with. However, in deciding the exact date for this we will obviously take into account the timing of major religious festivals, for example Easter and Passover so it may be a few days earlier when communal worship can restart.”
For Weekday Masses you must complete the sign in sheet at the back of the church.
Limited to 20 people only per Mass.
in order to facilitate the track and trace system currently in place in Scotland, everyone who attends at Holy Mass will be required to provide their name and contact details upon entry.
Please enter by the door via the large carpark.
Please exit via doors next to the chapel house.
You may have to queue, respecting social distancing: there are lines now traced for this purpose.
You will be asked to wear a face covering (we can provide these which you can take home and then reuse when entering the chapel again).
Sanitise your hands on arrival at one of the six sanitising stations.
You will now be directed to a particular seat in the chapel, which means sadly, that you may no longer sit where you choose or which side you prefer.
Can we also ask that you follow the one way system in the chapel (entering down the middle aisle and exiting side aisles)?
Our Mass times will be Saturday Vigil 6pm, Sunday 9.30am, 10.45am, 12noon & 4.30pm.
Please check Facebook or Website for any updates to these times.
Parish Finances and Coronavirus
Thank you to all those who have very generously given to the parish over the last few weeks in a time of difficulty for everyone. Many thanks. Please, if you are adversely financially affected at this time, do not feel obliged to give to the parish. A lot of people are financially suffering at this time and many will be losing their jobs or at least being furloughed. However, if you are able and do wish to give, there are various ways of doing so. By standing order, putting your envelope through the door or please see below link which will now allow you to make your offertory donation online.
Simply click to open the link, which will take you to the donation page for St Patrick’s RC Church. Either enter or click on the amount you wish to donate, add your personal details then select the ‘Complete my donation’ button at the bottom of the page. Can you also please make sure you click gift aid where appropriate, as this provides additional funds for the parish? This site is completely secure, easy to use and fully compliant with data protection regulations (GDPR).
Thanks again for your kind donation and support for the parish at this difficult time.
God Bless & Stay Safe.
Fr Daniel & Fr William
First Confessions, Holy Communion and Confirmation, the dates for these are still TBC.
- Additional Information -
Parish Draw Results - Catch Up & Big Draw 2020
Parish Draw Results - Catch Up - Nov 2020
Bishops Pastoral Letter - 5th June 2020
Bishops Pastoral Letter - 11th October 2020
Bishops COVID Pastoral Letter - 20th December 2020
Special COVID-19 Bulletin - 22nd March 2020
COVID-19 Infection Control for Churches
Updated Letter to MSP - 29th June 2020
Preparing for re-opening of Churches
Family Prayer Service - 10th Jan 2021
Returning to Mass - Guidelines
- 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 are only available in emergencies, Please contact the chapel house.
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.
Other for those dying the priest will visit to administer the sacraments.
For more Information visit:-
- Parish Communications -
Parish Website - St. Patrick's Website
Parish Facebook - St. Patrick's Facebook
Parish Twitter - St. Patrick's Twitter
Archdiocese of St. Andrews & Edinburgh - Facebook
Vatican News - Latest News
UK Government Website - Latest News on COVID-19
Scottish Government Website - Latest News on COVID-19
Mass Intentions 28th February 2021
Bulletin - 28th February 2021
Latest information on Recent Deaths
Pastoral Letter - Feb 2021
Pope Francis - Moment of Prayer - 27th March 2020
Lockdown Phases to Church Re-Opening
Reconciliation Dates - 2021
Holy Communion Dates - 2021
Confirmation Dates - 2021
Day of Peace Letter 3rd January - 2021
- Prayer Literature -
Seven Last Words
Fasting from the Eucharist
Formed - How to Join
Divine Mercy Sunday
Prayer for the Sick
Inspiration in Times of Isolation
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!
- Parish Data Protection Policies -
- 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.
For more information visit - Parish Safeguarding
For more information visit -
We stock Mass cards, get well cards, wedding cards,
birthday cards, get well cards, first communion cards and gifts, confirmation cards.
Well worth a visit.
Any thing you need to order can be done
and should be in within a week or so.