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Welcome to our Parish Website from Greenock, Scotland

Our Parish

St Mary’s proudly claims to be the “Mother Church”, not only of Greenock, but of the whole area of Lower Clydeside. Established in 1808 as the Greenock Mission, its early priests served a wide area, stretching from Dumbarton to Ayrshire. Several of the parishes in the surrounding district were founded directly from St Mary’s.

Today, St Mary's has an active parish community, with many people assisting in Welcoming, Music, Children's Liturgy, Readers, Altar Servers, Eucharistic and other ministries. Not only parishioners and local Greenockians attend services and activities in the church each week but visitors arriving at the nearby docks often call in.

For the wider Inverclyde community St. Mary's provides a quiet place for all. An outreach philosophy ensures it serves the housebound and nursing homes, welcomes student study groups and is active in local ecumenical initiatives.

 

 

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With great sorrow we learned that Bishop Emeritus John Mone died peacefully on 14 October in the Holy Rosary Residence.
A holy bishop, and a true shepherd of the diocese, Bishop John was greatly loved by all for his kindness and gentleness.
A beautiful soul, gone back to God. May he rest in peace.

Funeral Mass was on Friday 21 October at 12pm in St Mirin’s Cathedral, burial thereafter at St Conval’s, Barrhead.

The picture shows Bishop John consecrating our new altar in St Mary’s on 10 April 2003.

 

Bishop John MOne

 

 

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During his last Mass as Parish Priest of St Mary's, Mgr Denis blessed the new window dedicated to Our Lady of Walsingham,
the gift of a parishioner. We wish Mgr Denis every blessing as he takes up his new appointment. We thank him for all he has
done here in St Mary's during his eight years of devoted service. Click here for more details, and an introduction to our new
Parish Priest, Fr Thomas Boyle.


 

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Mgr Denis blessed the new window dedicated to Our Lady of Walsingham.

 

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Window dedicated to Our Lady of Walsingham.

 

 

 

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Saint Mary's Catholic Church, 14 Patrick Street, Greenock, PA16 8NA, Scotland. UK