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St. John Bosco's Parish in Erskine

A Parish of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Paisley

The Anointing of The Sick

This sacrament is celebrated each first Friday of the month at 11.00am in St. John Bosco’s Church.

In the event of a sudden illness please contact Fr. David on 0141 812 257


Each first Friday of the month, there will be a celebration of the Eucharist at which there will be an opportunity for those who need it to receive the Sacrament of the Sick (Holy Anointing).


If you are sick, or going into hospital soon or starting treatment, then please come along and receive the strength that comes from this Sacrament as well as the prayers and encouragement of the parish community.


If you find it difficult to travel to Mass the please let us know and we may be able to arrange transport for you. This Mass will take place each first Friday of the month in St. John Bosco’s church at 11am.


There will also be tea and sandwiches afterwards. All are welcome. The next Mass will be on the 6th October (please note there will be no Mass at 9:30am).

Hospital Admissions


If you are being admitted into hospital it is important that you let us know this.  The Hospitals do not issue the Catholic Chaplain with a list of those who have been admitted.

To help us to make sure that you or your loved ones are attended by the Catholic Chaplain, it would be helpful if you would inform you own Parish Priest, giving him the dates of your stay and the ward in which you are to be admitted.  He will pass this information on to the relevant Catholic Chaplain.  It is also important that when you are admitted to hospital that you complete the "Patient's Religious Declaration” which is available below or in the porch of the church. Ask the Nurse in charge of your ward to place it in your case notes.  Without this declaration the hospital will not pass on to the catholic chaplain the information that you are present on the ward.

Our Catholic Chaplains are very diligent in attending to those in hospital so if you or your loved one has not been visited, it may be because the Chaplain is unaware of your presence on the ward.


Patient's Religious Declaration


I am a Roman Catholic.

While a patient in hospital, I wish to exercise my Human Right, as enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights (Article 9.1) of practising my Religion.

I request that the Roman Catholic Chaplain be informed of my admission to hospital, and that I receive a visit from the Roman Catholic Chaplain. I give explicit consent for this information to be made available to the Roman Catholic Chaplain and I would request that this document form part of my personal case notes.

Signed .............................................................