St Mary's & St Bernard's
Serving the communities of Whifflet and Shawhead in the Diocese of Motherwell
Welcome to the Roman Catholic Parishes of St Mary's & St Bernard's in Coatbridge. Our Parishes are part of the Diocese of Motherwell and are served by our Parish Priest, Father James Travers.
St Mary's Parish was founded in 1874 with our beautiful Church opened in 1893.
In 1973 the Parish of St Bernard's was founded to serve the Shawhead area of Coatbridge with the Church opened in 1974.
From Friday 20th November, we will move into Tier 4 of the restrictions. This means that attendance at all Masses is limited to 20 people only. Mass will continue as usual during this time.
SACRAMENT OF CONFESSION
Confessions are now available
in the run up to Christmas
from 12noon to 2.00pm
in St Mary's Church.
NB. Please note that you cannot book for Mass by leaving a message on the answer machine. You must speak to the volunteer on the line in order to book your place.
Following the guidelines set out by the Bishops' Conference of Scotland regarding the reopening of Churches,
all parishioners who visit the Church
must wear a face mask/covering
and observe social distancing at all times.
The Church will also be cleaned and sanitised following the necessary requirements.
You can find more information regarding the guidance set out by the Bishops Conference here.
Dear Parishioners of St Marys & St Bernard’s, as the weekend Mass will be busy
you may choose to attend Holy Mass on a different day of the week; in the
expectation that crowds will be smaller. Also, please remember that the obligation
to attend Sunday Mass still remains suspended.
Finally, do not attend Mass even one that you have previously booked in for, if you
feel in any way unwell or vulnerable.