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

Monday: 7.00pm 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

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) 21st / 22nd October 2017


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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: Pat Lavelle, Nancy Thompson, Anna Palmer, Claire Flatt, Gavin Thomson and Jane Murray.


Please Pray For Those Whose Anniversaries Occur About Now: Bobby Gardiner, Mary Gardiner, Anne Coote, Jacqueline Harris, Mary McGourlick, Charlotte Clarke, Daniel Barr, Michael Reilly and for the monthÕs mind of Patrick Bonar, Patsy Bonar, Thomas Bonar, Madge Lowe, James Lowe, Annie Muggins, Tommy Fulton and Gillian McGourlick.


Last WeekÕs Collection amounted to £831.66 of which £344.41 was gift aid. Thank you for your generosity.


Second Collection: This weekendÕs special second collection is for Missio Scotland.


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.


Special Collection: The envelopes for our Special Collection to fund our 50th Anniversary Renovations are available in the Porch. Please take one and make a donation - of whatever amount. If you have green Gift Aid envelopes please put your envelope number on the Special Collection Envelope; if you are a tax payer please take this opportunity to sign up for Gift Aid in favour of the Parish - this means that you increase your donations to the Parish by 20% at no cost to yourself. This Special Collection will be at the end of Mass for the next two weekends ONLY!


Fr. Michael's middle brother - the one who lives in Cape Town and works in Doha - has decided to retire as the Doha Project is coming to an end after 4 years. He decided to celebrate by having a Grand Gathering of family and friends at his expense, to which Fr. Michael has been summoned. He is therefore away for the weekend in Portugal with family. His friend and colleague from the University of Glasgow, Fr. Stephen Reilly, will celebrate Mass on Sunday. Please make him welcome!


Synod Skills Audit: We had a presentation from the Synod Steering Group a couple of weeks ago. They asked us ALL to take and complete a 'Skills Audit' form to help coordinate the ways in which we can be useful to assist the work of our Parishes. Please take one, complete and return it as soon as possible - they are available in the Porch, take only a few moments to complete and can be returned to the 'Synod Skills Audit' box, also in the Porch. Thank you.


November Lists: Please find available the Envelopes and November Lists at the door for us to remember in Prayer at Mass each day of November the Souls of our Faithful Departed. As is our custom, November is a month of special prayer for those gone to God and many of us wish our family members especially remembered. If you complete the list with the names of your dead and hand in the sealed envelope with your offering within, Fr. Michael will open them, place the lists on the Sanctuary and together with Canon Crawford, remember them in Mass each day of the month.


Caritas: We have 11 young people from St. Benedict's High School signed up for the Pope Benedict Caritas Award. Part of the Award involves service within their Parish so you will see them over the next few months involved in various ministries, particularly welcoming you to Mass, helping with The Children's Liturgy, being involved in the Saint Vincent de Paul Society, Reading at Mass and helping with Tea and Coffee after Sunday Mass. They all have name badges on. So please say hello to them, affirm them and encourage them - they in many ways embody the future of our Parish Community - so in building them we build ourselves. They bring great enthusiasm and generosity to their tasks and look to us for support.


For The Attention Of All Church Volunteers With PVG Certificates: The Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Group has recommended that all volunteers doing regulated work with children and vulnerable adults or both, should do the Level 1 training by the end of 2017 and, with the agreement of Bishop John, this will now be implemented as diocesan policy. There will be a training session here in St. ConvalÕs on Tuesday, 14th November 2017 at 7.00pm but if you are unable to attend, further sessions will take place in St. FergusÕ, Paisley on Thursday, 2nd November 2017 at 2.00pm and St. ColmÕs, Kilmacolm on Tuesday, 7th November 2017 at 7.00pm. Please contact Sarah Jane at the Diocesan Safeguarding Office to register for a training session. Telephone 0141 847 6138 or email: stating your name and parish. There will be limited space at each session, therefore volunteers should register up to one week before the date of the training session.


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.


Marriage Matters - We All Need Each Other: The Pharisees tried to trap Jesus: He told them to give to Caesar what belongs to him, Ņand to God what belongs to GodÓ. The world tells us to look after ourselves and not to need others. As married couples, we know that we are made by God for one another, not needy but needing to give of ourselves entirely. (29th Sunday in Ordinary Time - (Isaiah 45:1, 4-6 Thessalonians 1:1-5 Matthew 22:15-21)


October Month Of The Holy Rosary: Following on from our Consecration of Scotland to Mary, the Paisley Diocese want to get as many people as possible praying the ROSARY.

  *   post and share on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

  *   comment using the tag Ō+prayingtheROSARYeveryday

  *   tag people involved or email: with the tag

  *   make the tag logo your profile picture for the month

  *   or take a picture of you praying with your ROSARY​


Torchlight Procession On Thursday, 26th October 2017 marking 50 years since the passing of the Abortion Act and the resulting loss of 9 million lives. Please come and mark the tragic milestone. Assemble at George Square, Glasgow from 6.00pm with Rosary at 6.30 pm followed by Procession to St. AndrewÕs Cathedral for 7.30pm Mass. Further details from SPUC Scotland, tel. 0141 221 2094.


Fundraiser In Aid Of Across Scottish Jumbulance will take place in St. MirinÕs Cathedral Hall on Sunday, 29th October 2017 after the 10.00am and 12noon Masses. There will be teas, coffees, cakes, biscuits and rolls and sausage on sale. There will also be a raffle.


St. MargaretÕs Adoption Society: If you have ever considered adoption and would like more information, St. MargaretÕs Adoption Society will have information stalls in the church halls of St. MaryÕs, Greenock on 29th October 2017 after the 10.00am and 12noon Masses and in St. CadocÕs, Newton Mearns on 5th November 2017 after the 10.00am Mass and before the 12noon Mass. Please come along and chat with our staff and an experienced adopter.


A Time Of Prayer For People Abused In The Care Of Catholic And Other Christian Churches: When One is Broken the Body Suffers Saturday, 4th November 2017 at 2.00pm in St. MaryÕs Star of the Sea, 106 Constitution Street, Edinburgh EH6 6AW. All warmly invited to this service of prayer and reflection for anyone who has experienced abuse, affected by or wishing to show support for survivors and their families. The service will last about 40 minutes and there will be tea and coffee in the hall afterwards. This is being organized by lay Catholics from different parishes. For more information please contact Marie Louise Cochrane, email: or tel. 0131 467 1449.


Mass For Deceased Members Of The UCM: Anyone wishing to take part in this Mass is very welcome It will be held at St. LaurenceÕs, Greenock on Sunday, 19th November at 12noon.


SCIAF Remembrance Mass - 21st November 2017: Candlelight procession 6.45pm at Carfin Grotto. Mass 7.00pm at St. Francis Xavier's Church, Taylor Avenue, Carfin ML1 5AJ..


Charity Dance Night: Come and dance along to the fabulous Jamie King Macarthur for charity. Dance will be held in St. MirinÕs Church Hall, Paisley on Saturday, 25th November 2017 from 7.30pm to 11.30pm. BYOB. Tickets cost £10.00, all profits divided between two charities and a donation to the church. Please contact Margaret Fender, tel.  07908788494 or Ann Butterfield, tel. 07938166163 for tickets. Thank you for your support.


The Diocesan Pilgrimage To Lourdes will take place from 29th June to 6th July 2018. The Diocesan pilgrimage is open to all, however any pilgrim with an acute medical condition or who is taking regular prescription medication will be asked to complete a medical form. This allows us to ensure that we have a team of nurses and helpers willing to assist you. It also lets us order the correct number of wheelchairs for the pilgrimage. We are still awaiting the full details and booking forms for the pilgrimage. If you would like to be placed on the mailing list please contact Anne Louise, tel. 01475 638132.


Support Worker Required In East Renfrewshire: This is a fantastic opportunity to join a great team helping a young man in East Renfrewshire to live more independently! Dominic is looking for someone energetic, forward thinking with a great sense of humour to support him with the things that he enjoys. Interested? If this sounds like the job for you then why don't you fill in an application, as we would love to hear from you. If you would like to find out more about this position or our organisation then please contact Zoe MacDonald during office hours, tel. 01563 825555.  You can request an application pack by calling our recruitment line, tel. 01563 825500 or visit our website: to download the application pack.


Text A Donation: Please note that the Diocese have now set up their ŌText A DonationÕ Service which allows you to send a donation to the Diocese through your mobile phone. All you have to do is text DOPF01 £5 to 70070. £5 is only a suggestion. Any amount will be very much appreciated. 


  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 2018

Sunday, 1st  April 2018



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