Sat, October 31, 2020



During November, we remember in our prayers those parishioners who died in the past 12 months, priests associated with the parish and others whose funeral rites were overseen from St Michael’s:
Evelyn Donnelly, Martin Heaney, Mary O’Donnell, Agnes White, Neil McCurley, Francis Walsh, Catherine Swan, Frank Smith, Charlotte Wilson, Thomas Brewerton, Catherine MacInnes, James Neeson, May Mooney, Eileen McKinley, John Breslin, Catherine Thumath, Annie McGlinchey, Ellen Brown, Danny Devlin, Rev John McNamara, Rev Dominic Doogan, Ben Casey, Betty Boyle, Barry McCourt, Derek Boyle, Hilda Moffat, Eveline Lawless, Carol Moore, Catherine McQuade, Thomas Mailley, Bernard Morgan, Bernadette Randall, Edward Bell, James Lawless, Andrew McCartney, James O’Malley, Kathleen Docherty 
Monday 2nd November - All Souls Day Masses: 9.30am and 6.30pm


If you wish deceased relatives and friends to be remembered at Mass during November, then please put a list (with any Mass offerings) in the box provided in the church. 


Young people, now in First Year of High School, who were due to be Confirmed last June, are being prepared for the Sacrament which we will celebrate in St Michael's on Sundays 22nd and 29th November. If you wish to be included but have not informed Fr Toal, please do so.

From Archbishop Tartaglia

Covid-19 Protection Measures

The Scottish Government is not planning for the suspension of public worship again in the new five-tier gradation of anti-infection restrictions. This is a direct consequence of how seriously our communities have put in place anti-infection measures in our churches and at our public worship. I am grateful to you for organising and over-seeing the implementation of these measures.
I am grateful to your volunteer stewards and cleaners who have done a remarkable job. I am grateful to all your parishioners who have cooperated so generously to keep themselves and each other as safe as possible from the virus in church. For everyone’s safety and for the protection of our freedom to worship, we need to continue to observe the regulations and to persevere with the diligent implementation of these measures until this virus is no longer a danger. 

Participation at Mass

Due to the pandemic, the obligation to attend Sunday Mass is still suspended. Numbers are capped at 50 and it is unlikely that this will be increased in the short term. In these circumstances, grace is not lacking. Many have remarked that Masses and liturgies are simple, peaceful and prayerful.
However, Mass is not for the few, but for the whole community of faith. We look forward to the day when we can welcome back to our churches families and children, young and old, who can freely enter and take their places around the altar of God. It will do no harm to remind our people gently that physical presence at Mass is the intended and best way to mark and celebrate the Day of the Lord. This is what we hope for, and must return to, when the time is right.


Sunday Mass

5.30pm Vigil
8am & 11am

Weekday Massses

Monday - Friday 9:30am

First Saturday

St Peregrine Prayer and Fatima Devotion 9:30am


After weekday Mass (in library room) or on request.
Please note: 
  • Everybody must sanitise their hands on entry - use main door (not side);
  • Unless exempted, face covering should be worn;
  • Please follow passkeepers for seating - filling from front and working backwards;
  • Once in the pew, do not wander off (conversations can wait for outside);
  • You will be asked to fill in a slip with contact details for NHS tracing purposes;
  • Offertory collection will be as you leave the church after Mass.


For the time being, there will continue to be no public access to Mass at the monastery. Requests for prayers can be made by phone or email.

Please click here for useful resources and

latest information on our response to Coronavirus 19


Parish Funds

To donate to the parish: 
Bank: RBS
Name: St Michael's, Dumbarton
Sort code: 83 18 05
Acc no: 00255036
The Archdiocese has created a new facility on its webpage allowing you to donate to parish or diocesan funds. To donate to St Michael's Parish, click on the following link:

Donate to St Michael's, Dumbarton


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Prayer amid pandemic

Almighty and eternal God,
our refuge in every danger,
to whom we turn in our distress;
in faith we pray
look with compassion on the afflicted,
grant eternal rest to the dead, comfort to mourners,
healing to the sick, peace to the dying,
strength to healthcare workers, wisdom to our leaders
and the courage to reach out to all in love,
so that together we may give glory to your holy name.
Through Christ, our Lord.

For any spiritual and pastoral support, prayer requests, contact:

Fr Vincent Toal 
Tel. 01389 762709

For financial/material support, contact:

The parish St Vincent de Paul Society 
Tel: 07583 372624