Firstly, the annual ‘Vincentian talk‘ will be given on Monday 25th April in Blessed John Duns Scotus at 7.30pm - admission is free and refreshments will be served afterwards.
Secondly the annual charity concert takes place in Woodlands Halls on Friday 27th May. Proceeds from the concert will go to support the work of the Ozanam Centre in Glasgow.
Details of both these events are on the the noticeboard in the porch. On behalf of the SVDP conference here in St Andrew’s thank you for your support during the last year. Your contributions have allowed us to provide significant assistance to individuals and groups within our own parish. In addition we have been able to support other parishes in our cluster and beyond.
G.O’Callaghan St Andrew’s SVDP (President)
Your donations to Drumchapel Foodbank will be gratefully received; non-perishable goods such as cans, rice, pasta toilet rolls, nappies etc are much needed and delivered to the Foodbank every Monday morning. Thank you for your help.
The Early Church of the New Testament to the Church Fifty Years After Vatican II – ‘Where Are We?’ Monsignor Ryan will give two talks in the Upper Hall at 7.30 pm on Thursday 21st and 28th April. Teas and coffees will be provided. All parishioners are invited to attend what should be an informative and interactive talk and discussion.
WYD fundraising events: 5 young people from our parish, Kathleen Davie, Hannah Hartley, Niall Love, Liam McKechnie and Caragh Pryce, are attending World Youth Day Krakow this July and are looking for your help to raise funds through the following events:
Coffee morning next Sunday 24th April after 10am Mass – there will be home baking, face painting, glitter tattoos & a waffle maker. A selection of fair-trade goods including rice, tea/coffee, jams and chocolate will also be on sale.
Quiz night for all 7th May – 7pm for 7.30pm until 11pm. BYOB. Donations of quality raffle prizes to the Sacristy would be much appreciated. Tickets £2 available at the back of the Church after every Mass.
Youth Mass next Saturday 23rd April 6pm – for young people aged 11+. Meet in the upper hall at 5.30pm before Mass, then pizza & a short talk from the young people attending the World Youth Day afterwards in the hall. Pick up around 8.30pm. If anyone would like to be involved in the Mass ministries eg as a reader, pass keeper, server, offertory or with the music, please give your name to Fr Mackle.
Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes - 15th—22nd July. Please see the poster on the notice board
Persecuted Christians need your help. Pick up an Aid to the Church in Need leaflet from the porch. Visit www.acnuk.org
Dates for Children's Choir May 8th, 15th; June 12th, 19th Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 07749715514 /firstname.lastname@example.org
Year of Mercy St Mungo Pilgrim route from Glasgow using public transport & Craig Lodge Year of Mercy retreats. Pick up leaflets from the porch for information.
St Andrew’s Squad (SAS), Sunday 8th May, for all Primary 4 children in the parish celebrating First Holy Communion this May. Please come along to the Upper Hall from 9am till 9.45am. If you require any further information, please contact Margaret Hendry on 563 9993. Thank you.
31 Club Prayer for Vocations - There is a calendar at the back of the Church. Please initial a day each month when you would offer Mass for Vocations to the Priesthood. Please sign up and pray for vocations for the archdiocese. Pick up a prayer card. If you think God may be calling you to the Priesthood, and for information on evenings of Catechesis, Prayer and Fraternity to help discern your vocation, please contact Vocations Director, Fr Campbell, email@example.com (339 4315)
Special Second Collection this weekend for Vocations Sunday - Ecclesiatical Students Fund.
Liturgy Group Meeting Tuesday 19th April 7.00 p.m in the chapel-house. If anyone has any matters they would like discussed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Scottish Parliamentary Election - "bring to this election the benefits of the insight that your Christian faith gives: insight into the dignity of each person, particularly the weakest and most vulnerable; insight into the value of all human life from conception to natural death; insight into the family as the fundamental unit of our society; insight into social and economic justice for all; insight into the care of the common home we inhabit..." Bishops' letter here on this link.
Hustings Event – this Thurs 21st Apr 7.15pm St Gregory's, 130 Kelvindale Road - Organised by Justice & Peace. All main parties have been invited to provide a representative to answer questions from the floor in a meeting that will be moderated by Deacon Jim Dean. Open meeting. All most welcome.
St Andrew’s Parish Groups - Accounts of all groups to be handed in for the attention of Brian Donnelly by today (17th April) at the latest, please!
Parish Census Forms - So far, one third of these Census Forms have been returned to the Church. Please help us make our Parish Register more accurate by returning your Census Form with an update on the family members now living in your household, Many Thanks
Padre Pio Prayer Group meets on Mondays at 7pm. All welcome. For information or interest, please contact Kay Dick 0141 942 7771 or Kate Hay 0141 931 5154. The Legion of Mary meets Tuesdays at 7.30pm in the Hut. New members always welcome.
April Meetings –
18th at 10.30am – Adult Faith Formation planning
19th at 11.30am – Ministers of Bearsden
19th at 7pm – Liturgy Group
21st at 7.30pm – Adult Faith Formation Talk
21st at 7.30pm – Justice & Peace
25th at 7pm – Youth Ministry Group
26th at 10am – P7 Thanksgiving
26th at 7pm – Cluster
28th at 7pm – Finance & Fabric
28th at 7.30pm – Adult Faith Formation talk.
Year of Mercy Pilgrimage at Schoenstatt. God’s Mercy in Our Lives - Friday 20 May Arrival 10:30am Departure Saturday 21st 11:30 £65 includes Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast, all teas and coffees and all materials. Contact: 01360 312 718 to book.
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Margaret McGuire, Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Louise Dolan, Charlie Melly, Ronald Coia, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Baby Eva Berrey, Marie Moy, Margie Cornyn, Michael Moss, Russell Rodger, Alexander Pate, Patricia Swiatek, Eileen Merry, Gilbert O’Rourke, Graham Declan McCusker, Noreen Bell
Recently Dead—Susan Queen, Catherine Gilligan, Hilary Black, Alan McDonald, Mary Duffy, Lena Naricki, Irene Gordan.
Anniversaries—Susan Bannon, Ada Sugrue, Jim McIntyre, Thomas McKinnon, Isabel Farrell.
Month's Mind—Mary Moss