Reflections and News

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Find out how our parish is responding to the pandemic here.

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Welcome to St Mirin’s Cathedral, the mother church of the Diocese of Paisley. Built in 1808, the original parish church was the first stone-built Roman Catholic church in post-Reformation Scotland. In 1948, the present building was raised to cathedral status, following the erection of the Diocese of Paisley in 1947.

Here, you can find out the times of Masses and services. On our Covid-19 page, you can find out more about how we as a parish community are responding to the pandemic and the related restrictions from the Scottish Government and the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland. The latest parish and diocesan news can be found on our Bulletin Notices page. You can find out more about our history and our serving clergy here.

Important Information

The most important information that you might need can be found below, including a list of Mass times and times when the Sacrament of Confession is available.

National Lockdown

The First Minister announced that places of worship must close from Wednesday 6th January, except for the broadcasting of services and for the celebration of funerals and weddings. 20 people may attend funerals; 5 people may attend weddings. Baptisms cannot be celebrated.

Masses will be broadcast daily at 10am from the cathedral and 1pm from the oratory. Those who are unable to attend Mass or access the livestream should consider making use of the Dial-a-Mass initiative by calling 0141 473 4869.

In Lent, we will stream adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, a recitation of the rosary and Benediction on Sundays at 6pm from the oratory.

On Tuesdays and Fridays in Lent, we will stream adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with Stations of the Cross at 6pm from the oratory.

On Wednesdays in Lent at 6pm, we will stream our time of preparation for consecration to St Joseph, during which we will adore the Blessed Sacrament and turn to St Joseph, asking for his heavenly assistance. This will also be streamed from the oratory.

Fr Joe and Fr Ryan will continue to meet with RCIA participants on Mondays and Thursdays at 6.30pm on Zoom.

Even in lockdown, the pastoral care of the sick and dying is an essential element of our faith. Therefore, we will continue to respond to requests for these sacramental visits.

Should anyone need to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation, they should not hesitate to contact Cathedral House to make safe arrangements with one of us.

We truly regret that we find ourselves in this situation once more; be assured of our ongoing prayers for you and your loved ones during this difficult and challenging time. Please do stay safe.

God bless,
Fr Joe and Fr Ryan

Livestream at St Mirin’s Cathedral

Our cathedral webcam streams 24/7. You are welcome to tune in at any time, especially if it helps you to take a moment to pray. To access the livestream from the cathedral, click here.

Please note that from Friday 5th February, Masses and Devotions from the cathedral and the oratory will be livestreamed on our Facebook page.

Cold Cathedral

Nothing is ever straightforward! As you know, engineers were making final checks before work was to commence and we have been advised that the original proposal was not the most practical solution to our problem. Since the cost is going to be around £100,000, we all must be sure that such an amount of money is being spent in the best and most prudent way. In practice, this means a delay to the commencement of the works, which will now take place early in 2021. As parishioners of the cathedral parish, who will ultimately have to foot the costs, we hope that you agree that a slight delay to ensure that the most cost-efficient and enduring solution is found is worth our present discomfort.

We will keep you updated. We appreciate your patience and apologise for the inconvenience.

We are so grateful for the donations that have been handed in so far for the Boiler Fund. God bless your generosity. Obviously, any extra donations will be greatly welcomed! You can donate online via our JustGiving page (click here).

Mass Times

During the pandemic, we have added a second Saturday Vigil and a Sunday evening Mass to our weekly rota.

Please note that from Wednesday 6th January 2021 until further notice, we are unable to gather to worship publicly at Mass.

The Mass times are as follows:

Saturday (Vigil)4pm
2.30pm (Polish Mass)


A priest will be available to hear confessions after public weekday Masses (10am and 1pm), and after public Saturday morning Masses (10am). Because of restrictions from the Government and the Bishops’ Conference, we are unable to use the confessional boxes at the moment.