St Vincent de Paul
East Kilbride

The Parish of St Vincent de Paul is located in East Kilbride and is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Motherwell.

Services Streaming Live

Daily Mass from Monday to Saturday

9:30 am streamed live here.

Sunday Mass

6pm Vigil, 10am, 12 noon and 4pm Sunday all streamed live here.

Changes to COVID regulations from Mon 19th July

Changes to COVID regulations from Mon 19th July

1)The Church will become a 1m social distance zone(this allows a relaxation of number limits and we will be bringing back all the benches after Mass on Tuesday (helpers welcome) and go back to kneeling at the appropriate times
2)Facemasks remain mandatory (unless medically exempt)
)3)Communal singing is allowed (while wearing masks)
4)Contact details are still required if possible please still book using Eventbrite at this new link

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/st-vincents-east-kilbride-mass-booking-tickets-163730204449

as that will speed up entry but it is no longer 100% necessary to book for Sunday Masses from Monday. If you are not booking please make sure to arrive early as it will still take time to get your contact details.

5) Funerals and weddings will have a 200 person attendance limit -this should allow the usual weekday mass goers to attend funerals
6) The requirements for hand sanitising remain
7) Communion will still only be distributed on the hand
😎 We still need to direct people to specific seats in and out of the Church
These are a welcome step towards normality which we all want but please re-member the number of cases of COVID is still very high and be careful and considerate to others. Thanks for all your help and support in what continues to be a difficult time.
-Fr Ivan

Change to Saturday Mass

With the increase in numbers able to attend each Mass to 90 we no longer need the Saturday morning Masses to be celebrated as Sunday Masses.  Saturday Mass will go back to our original time of 9.30 and will be the Mass of  Saturday.  There will be no 12 noon Mass on Saturdays.  Saturday at 6pm will be the Vigil Mass of Sunday . This will start from tomorrow 5th June.

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Numbers at Mass increased to 90

Hello again everyone. thankfully I seem to be getting better although still have no voice which is obviously a problem.

I wanted to add a note to say that in the light of recent guidelines we have looked at what we can fit into the church with a 2m separation now that the arbitrary 50 limit has been raised.
Given the way people have been booking family groups mostly rather than single individuals we have come to the conclusion that we can fit considerably more people in.
To give you an idea of what I mean if everyone one came as an individual (alone with no one else in their bubble attending) we can fit 3 per row with social distancing.
Similarly if a family of 4 or even 5 booked we can fit all of them have a 2m gap and perhaps fit another couple
– so 2 bubbles one of 5 and one of 2 with a 2m gap for a total of 7 people in the same row that could only take 3 individuals.

Obviously this will mean we need to continue to be strict on the face-coverings, hand sanitizers and restricting moving round the church. The only toilet available will continue to be the disabled one and we that for emergencies only. Unfortunately congregational singing is still not allowed.

With all that said I have increased the number of available tickets on Eventbrite for Sunday masses to a total on 90.

If this becomes a problem we will of course keep it under review but it is good to be able to open up for significantly more people. As always tickets can be booked at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/holy-week-and-beyond-services-tickets-145936450853

This does mean we will need to make sure we allocate seats efficiently and in the worse case if 90 individuals come use the hall and the side chapel as overflows but, looking at how families groups have been coming over the last year I think we may be able to avoid these overflow measures but we will keep the option open.

God Bless and I hope to see and perhaps even talk to you all soon.
Fr Ivan

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Update from Fr Ivan

It seems weird to only be able to communicate this way, I still have no voice ☹️ I have further tests at Hairmyres this weekend which will hopefully help.

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Being Catholic Website

The Bishop’s Conference of Scotland Pastoral Ministry Working Group has been giving some consideration to various ways of facilitating access to online resources to support those who are unable to attend their local parish church during these times. The Being Catholic website some resources that can be used in different pastoral settings: prayers and devotions, catechesis talks and a youth section.

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Contact Us

Parish Priest  -  Fr Ivan Boyle           Deacon  -  Rev Joe Gallagher

Tel: 01355 243619                                 

Email: stvincentsek@gmail.com         Email: deacon.joe@stvincents.scot