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Parish of Saint Conval

Greenfarm Road



Tel. 01505 323751


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Canon Michael McMahon and Canon Willie Crawford

would like to welcome you all to our Parish



Mass Times

Sunday: Vigil (Saturday) 5.30pm and 10.30am


Monday – Saturday: 10.00am

Thursday: 7.00pm



25 minutes prior to morning Masses



Thursday: 10.30am – 11.30am and 6.30pm – 7.00pm



Thursday: 6.35pm – 6.50pm

Friday: 10.25am

Saturday: 10.25am and 4.50pm – 5.10pm


Choir Practice

Thursday: 7.30pm in the choir loft


Baptism by Arrangement

Baptism on a Sunday at 11.45am after 10.30am Mass.

Please contact Fr. Michael.


Wedding Arrangements

Please allow a 6 months period of notice to arrange a wedding.

This is to allow for preparation and guidance.


Funeral Arrangements

Please contact Fr. Michael or Canon Crawford.




Parish of Saint Conval - Weekly Bulletin

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) 11th / 12th August 2018


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Saint ConvalÕs Parish, Greenfarm Road, Linwood PA3 3HB

Tel. 01505 323751   Email:

Canon Michael McMahon and Canon Willie Crawford


Please Pray For Those Who Have Died Recently: John Willock, David Long and Mary Heron (whose body will be received into the Church on Friday, 17th August 2018 immediately prior to her Funeral Mass at 10.00am).


Please Pray For Those Whose Anniversaries Occur About Now: Frank Cassidy, James Duffy and for the monthÕs mind of John McGrory and Annie Veronica Deveney.


Last WeekÕs Collection amounted to £770.08 of which £312.07 was gift aid. Thank you for your generosity.


Wednesday, 15th August 2018 Is The Solemnity Of The Assumption Of The Blessed Virgin Mary: It is a Holyday of Obligation. Masses will be Tuesday (Vigil) at 7.00pm and Wednesday at 10.00am. There will also be Masses in St. BenedictÕs High School at 10.50am and 11.40am to which you are most welcome to attend.


Icon Of Jesus The Teacher: As you can see Fr. Michael has brought the Icon of Jesus the Teacher, produced to celebrate the centenary of state funding of Catholic Education in Scotland, to the parish prior to its official welcome to the Diocese on Wednesday. To officially welcome the Icon of Jesus the Teacher there will be Solemn Vespers and Mass at 7.00pm in St. MirinÕs Cathedral on Wednesday, 15th August to which you are all welcome.


For The Attention Of All Church Volunteers With PVG Certificates Or Pending PVG Certificates: Volunteers doing or planning to do regulated work with children and vulnerable adults, or both, should complete the Level One Safeguarding Training. The next session will be held in St. MirinÕs Parish Hall, Paisley on Tuesday, 11th September 2018 at 7.00pm. To register, please contact Sarah Jane at the Diocesan Safeguarding Office, email: or tel. 0141 847 6138.


St. Vincent De Paul: The annual Family Carfin Mass this year is on Saturday, 29th September 2018. Although this is a Vincential service, everyone is welcome. A number of people have expressed an interest in attending. If we have sufficient numbers we would run a bus from the parish. Could anyone interested please put their name on the sheet at the back of the Church or speak to a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Group. It would be lovely if our parish was well represented at this Mass.


The Hall: Please note that no one in the Parish House can open or close the hall, take bookings or organise functions. The Hall Keeper – Mr. Frank Murray – has the keys and the Bookings Diary, he has the Booking Forms and the Contract that all users are required to complete for insurance purposes. All these matters will be attended to by him, and by him alone, to avoid double bookings and other confusions. He may be contacted by email: or tel. 01505 329537 or 07583140638.


Weekly Parish Bulletin: Any items for inclusion in the bulletin (including names for the sick, monthÕs mind and anniversary lists) should be put through the letter box of the Parish House or sent by email: by 12noon on the Thursday before publication.


Pro-Life Mass: This monthÕs Pro-Life Mass falls on Wednesday, 15th August 2018, the Solemnity of the Assumption. Mass will therefore be the regular parish celebration of the feast, starting at 7.00pm in Blessed John Duns Scotus, 270 Ballater Street, Glasgow G5 0YT. There will be no Adoration or Rosary beforehand. Please come along and pray for the cause of life.


St. Francis And St. Clare Prayer Group will be back on Thursday, 16th August 2018 at 7.00pm in the Diocesan Offices, Incle Street, Paisley PA1 1HR. We would love to welcome  new people to our Prayer Group. Come along and join us in prayer.


The Family Of Mary Immaculate (Scotland): This yearÕs Mass to celebrate the Queenship of Mary is to be held in St. Catherine Laboure Church, Glasgow on Wednesday, 22nd August 2018 starting with the Rosary at 7.00pm followed by Mass at 7.30pm. Tea will be served in the hall afterwards.


20-40 Network: Hone Your Public Speaking and Presentation Skills É. in a bar! The 20-40 Network organises networking events for young Catholics aged 20-40, giving them the opportunity to meet and socialise in a friendly, relaxed environment. At the next event host and presenter Greg Summers will deliver an afternoon on understanding how to improve your public speaking and presentation delivery. Greg has worked with the biggest names in the country including Chris Evans, Olly Murs, Gary Barlow and John Bishop. Sunday, 2nd September 2018 12.45pm – 4.00pm in the Blackfriars Bar, 36 Bell Street, Glasgow. To book a ticket visit: or contact Jennifer, email:


Job Opportunities With The Christian Institute: The Christian Institute is seeking to employ a Communications Officer and an Editor / Writer to work at its Headquarters in Newcastle Upon Tyne. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, 4th September 2018. For more information please contact Judi Coulson, email: or tel. 0191 281 5664. The Christian Institute exists for the furtherance and promotion of the Christian religion in the United Kingdom and the advancement of education. It is a non denominational Christian charity committed to upholding the truths of the Bible, supported by churches throughout the country, and is committed to upholding the sanctity of life from conception.


Annual Diocesan Vocations Mass: This year our Annual Diocesan Vocations Mass will be held at St. MirinÕs Cathedral, Paisley on Monday, 10th September 2018 at 7.00pm. Please join Bishop John and the Priests, Deacons and Religious of our Diocese as we pray for Vocations and celebrate the feast of St. Mirin, the Patron of our Diocese.


The Role Of The Laity In The Church Today:: One day conference in the Gillis Centre, Edinburgh on Saturday, 6th October 2018 from 11.00am until 4.00pm. Professor Helen Alvarˇ, a leading lay female voice in the Catholic Church, will address this conference on the role of the laity in contemporary Catholicism. Helen Alvarˇ advised the Holy See delegation to the United Nations in New York and the Pontifical Council for the Laity in Rome. She will speak on the ŅEmpowerment of Catholic Laity in the 21st CenturyÓ and Fergal Martin, General Secretary of the Catholic Truth Society will explore ŅVatican IIÕs Vision of the Lay ApostolateÓ. To register, contact Sr. Mirjam Hugens, email: or tel. 0131 623 8902. Tickets are free, with collection to defray costs. Lunch provided. All are very welcome.



Useful Information:

Our Lady of Peace Primary School                                                     01505 325840

St. BenedictÕs High School                                                                                            01505 327500

Riverbrae School                                                                                               0300 300 1372

NHS 24                                                                                                                                    111

Alcoholics Anonymous                                                                               0800 917 7650

Samaritans                                                                                                                          116 123



Child Protection Statement: The Catholic Church in Scotland promotes the safety and wellbeing of each individual and seeks to safeguard the welfare of people of all ages who are involved in whatever capacity with the Church and its organisations.  As a Church community, we accept that it is the responsibility of all of us, ordained, professed, paid and voluntary members to work together to prevent the physical, sexual / emotional abuse or neglect of children, young people and vulnerable adults.



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Events / Meetings In Our Parish


What?                                                                                            When?


Easter Sunday 2019                                                                        Sunday, 21st April 2019


ChildrenÕs Liturgy                                                                             Every Sunday throughout 10.30am Mass


Legion of Mary                                                                                 Every Monday after 10.00am Mass


Saint Vincent De Paul Society                                                         Every Monday after 10.00am Mass


Pastoral Council Meeting                                                                 Approximately every six weeks as arranged


Charismatic Prayer Group                                                               Last Tuesday of the month at 1.30pm


Craft Group                                                                                     Every Wednesday at 10.00am


UCM                                                                                               Second and fourth Wednesday of the month




Please pray for the sick people of our parish and their families:

Dear God, we place our worries in Your hands.

We ask that You restore Your servant to health again.

Above all, grant us the grace to acknowledge Your holy will

And know that whatsoever You do, You do for the love of us. Amen