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

St. John Bosco's Parish

A Parish of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Paisley

Mass Times 
Sunday: Vigil Mass 5.30pm (St. John Bosco) 10.30am (St. Bernadette’s)
Tuesday: 7:00pm (St. John Bosco) (Please note new time)
Wednesday: 10.00am (St. Bernadette’s)
Friday: 9.30am (St. John Bosco)
Saturday: 10.00am (St. Bernadette’s)

Tuesday: 6.00 - 6.15pm (St. John Bosco)
Wednesday: 9.00 - 9.45am (St. Bernadette’s)
Friday: 9.00 - 9.20am (St. John Bosco)
Saturday: 9.00 - 9.45 (St. Bernadette’s) 5.00-5.20pm (St. John Bosco’s)
Sunday: 9.30 - 10.15am (St. Bernadette’s) 

Other Services
Monday: 9.30am Morning Prayer followed by Eucharistic Service (St. John Bosco) 
Thursday: 9.00am Morning Prayer (St. John Bosco)

Pause for Thought

The diocese of Xingu in Brazil, occupies an area of 142,175 square miles (Scotland 30,918 Sq. miles) has some 700,000 people and 800 Church communities.  This is served by 27 priests.  The celebration of the Eucharist two or three times a year is the most that can be managed.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Thursday: 9.00 - 9.30am (St. John Bosco)

First Friday Mass with Anointing of the Sick

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 7th December  (please note there will be no Mass at 9:30am on that day).

The Parish of St John Bosco sits almost in the shadow of the Erskine Bridge on the south bank of the river Clyde. Only with the building of a “New Community” in 1971 did Erskine move from being a village to a small town. Before then the Catholic population of Erskine would attend Mass in Our Lady of Lourdes’, Bishopton. Later as the population increased a priest from Our Lady of Lourdes’ would come and celebrate Mass in St John Bosco Primary School until the present church was built.