Barwood Road, Erkine. PA8 6AB
Parish Priest: Fr. David Boyd

St. John Bosco's Parish

A Parish of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Paisley

The Catholicism Faith Formation Programme

The Catholicism Faith Formation Programme brings the beauty, goodness and truth of the Church to life so that we can better understand and share our faith.

Following the programme, devised by Bishop Robert Barron, we will learn what, as Catholics, we believe and why while being immersed in the art, architecture, literature, beliefs and practices of the Catholic tradition. A 10-part documentary and formation programme about the Catholic.

The Catholicism Faith Formation Programme continues in St. Bernadette’s on Thursday at 7:00pm. Sign up forms are available at the back of both St John Bosco’s and St. Bernadette’s Church or by clicking here.

Pilgrimage to the Holy Places of St John Bosco

8th to 20th July 2018.  See noticeboard for more info.

Food Hygiene Training

On Tuesday 19th June in St Bernadette’s at 6.30 pm there will be a training session for food hygiene This will a one off session.  We need about 10 people to be trained so if you can volunteer please let Anne Marie Milwain know as soon as possible.  All welcome.

Young Adult Retreat
29th June -1st July

The retreat will be held at St. Mary’s, Kinnoull, Perth and facilitated by the Redemptorist Youth Ministry. The retreat costs £150.00. Discounts available for students and the unwaged. For more information please e-mail [email protected]

Be part of the SCIAF 6k Family Fun Run

Millions of people walk for hours every day in search of food and water. Others flee across continents to get to safety. The steps you take can help share their journey. Whether you’re old or young, running or walking, with SCIAF’s 6k Family Fun Run you can raise money and show solidarity with people in need around the world. Your entry fee will go towards our work helping people in poverty across 27 countries. With plenty of music, stalls and games this will be a perfect summer’s day out for the whole family. Whether you run, jog or take a stroll around the course we hope to see you at the starting line. Saturday 2nd June 2018 @ Strathclyde Country Park. Fun starts 10am, run starts at 11am. Adults £10 / Children £5 


Reflection on the Creed a six part series exploring the treasures of our faith as expressed in the Nicene Creed. Each session lasts approximately 35 minutes and features several interviews with prominent men and women of faith. The Believe Program continues in St. John Bosco’s on Monday after Morning Prayer and the Eucharistic Service which begins at 9.30am All Welcome.

Open Meeting - Trinity High School Wednesday 30th May

Please consider attending the open meeting in Trinity High school to discuss important matters concerning all parishes in our local area. If you plan to attend please submit the tear off slip at the bottom of the letter distributed recently after mass today. More letters are available if required. Thanks

Diocesan Counselling Service for Catholics Married in the Catholic Church

Our diocese has arranged the services and pastoral ministry of our own Catholic Marriage Counsellor.  If you are concerned about your relationship and feel you are both unable to reach a conclusion alone, it is likely that you will benefit from marriage counselling. The counsellor is there to maintain a neutral, non-judgmental position as the various problematic issues are discussed. Marriage counselling can help you gain perspective on your relationship. Expect help with the following: Communicate in a more constructive way; Learn why arguments escalate; Reflect on the past and how it presents in your current relationships; Learn the art of compromise. Negotiate and resolve conflicts in a healthier way. For information or advice please email in confidence [email protected]

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 Church's teachings in chastity. It extends the Church's invitation to a life of peace, and grace to grow in Christian maturity. For information or advice please email in confidence our diocesan priest chaplain at [email protected]

Have you ever considered adoption? 

St Margaret’s Children & Family Care Society are looking for adopters. We pride ourselves on being a specialised adoption service and encourage you to take a look at our most recent inspection report at  Have you ever considered adoption? Could you give a loving, stable home to a child who has suffered abuse or trauma? Do you have what it takes to be a ‘Therapeutic Parent’? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, please visit our website at  for more information or call 0141 332 8371 and speak to our duty worker.

St Margaret’s Adoption Society’s primary aim is the recruitment and assessment of prospective adopters. However, in recognition of the complex needs of the children, they have spent a number of years developing their Extended Post Adoption Support Services. Please pick up a copy of the letter from Bishop John at the door of the church which he has written following his recent visit to their Centre for the Family.

Struggling after
an abortion?

You are not alone. Non-Judgemental & confidential help is available. Contact us to ask about free one-to-one counselling by phoning the helpline on 0845 603 8501, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm on email [email protected]. You can also talk to a befriender by phoning the helpline in the evening on 0845 603 8501, 7 days a week, 7pm-10pm.

Novena to St Peregrine

Novena Prayer to Saint Peregrine

Patron Saint of Cancer Sufferers

O great St. Peregrine, you have been called "The Mighty," "The Wonder-Worker," because of the numerous miracles which you have obtained from God for those who have had recourse to you. For so many years you bore in your own flesh this cancerous disease that destroys the very fibre of our being, and who had recourse to the source of all grace when the power of man could do no more. You were favoured with the vision of Jesus coming down from His Cross to heal your affliction. Ask of God and Our Lady, the cure of the sick whom we entrust to you.

(Pause here and silently recall the names of the sick for whom you are praying)

Aided in this way by your powerful intercession, we shall sing to God, now and for all eternity, a song of gratitude for His great goodness and Mercy. Amen.