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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

4th Sunday of Easter (B) 21st / 22nd April 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 Are Sick: Gavin Thomson.


Please Pray For Those Who Have Died Recently: Grace Collins and Patricia Henderson (whose body will be received into the Church on Wednesday, 25th April 2018 immediately prior  to her Funeral Mass at 10.00am).


Please Pray For Those Whose Anniversaries Occur About Now: Margaret McDonald, Margaret OÕNeill, Kate Donnelly, Marie Berry, George Adams, Catherine McAree, John Fox, Patrick McGale and for the monthÕs mind of Gillian McGourlick, Lorraine Gaffney, Davie Dunnion, Madge Lowe, James Lowe, Charles Pringle, John Anderson, William Gourlay, John McMillan and Tommy Fulton.


Last WeekÕs Collection amounted to £774.61 of which £305.61 was gift aid. Thank you for your generosity.


Second Collection: This weekendÕs special second collection is for Vocations.


Good Shepherd Sunday: Today is Good Shepherd Sunday and Prayer for Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life. Currently our Diocese has two seminarians in Rome, two applicants on the pre-seminary course in Salamanca, and one on the inquirerÕs programme; one who will be ordained to the permanent diaconate in the autumn; and we know of some women presently discerning vocations to religious life. In his Vocations Letter Pope Francis has encouraged us to foster a culture of vocational discernment in our young so they hear what God wants of them. We keep this intention for all our young people in our prayers.


The Novena For Vocations to the Priesthood, Diaconate and Consecrated Life begins today, Good Shepherd Sunday – the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Please join us in praying that the Lord will send us Good Shepherds.

Please Pray For The Children Of P4 in Our Lady of Peace Primary School following their Rite   of Enrolment for First Holy Communion. Please remember them and their parents in these last  few weeks of their preparation for the sacrament.

Sunday Teas And Coffees: Tea and coffee will be served in the hall after the 10.30am Mass each week. Everyone is very welcome for a cuppa and a chat.


Collection Envelopes: Any parishioners who would like to use Gift Aid envelopes and those parishioners who currently use them can uplift their box of envelopes for 2018-2019 from the Sacristy after Mass.

Thank You: Fr. Michael thanks parishioners for their generous financial support of our Parish. A Summary of Account for the year 2017 with a few notes regarding the finances of the Parish is available at the back of the Church. Please take a copy home with you.


SCIAF Boxes will be taken to SCIAF in the very near future. If you used a SCIAF Box for your Lenten Almsgiving would you please hand it into the Sacristy as soon as possible to allow us to deliver them to SCIAF.

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.


Rosary On The Coast: Cormack Smith has arranged a meeting place in Saltcoats as part of the Rosary on the Coast gathering. The group will be meeting on Sunday, 29th April 2018 at 2.45pm on the Promenade and would like to invite people to join them for this special occasion.


Diocesan Priesthood: Thinking about Diocesan Priesthood in 2018? For more information please contact Fr. John Morrison, email: or tel. 0141 889 5056.


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 ChurchÕs teachings in chastity. It extends the ChurchÕs invitation to a life of peace, and grace to grow in Christian maturity. Please contact our diocesan chaplain, email: in confidence for information or advice.



Useful Information:

Our Lady of Peace Primary School

01505 325840

St. BenedictÕs High School

01505 327500

Clippens School

01505 325333

NHS 24


Alcoholics Anonymous

08457 697555


08457 909090


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






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




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