secures justice for the oppressed,
gives food to the hungry."
Youth Mass for all secondary school pupils and families – 1st Oct - 6pm Vigil. All young people of our parish are invited. Will be followed with pizza in the hall. Still looking for some young people to help at the Mass as passkeepers, servers and with the offertory and bidding prayers. By now, all S1 – S6 families should have received an invitation. If you haven’t received yours, please let us know.
Safeguarding Training - Volunteers who work in the parish with children and/or vulnerable adults, who haven't been free to attend previous safeguarding training meetings, are asked to attend either a training morning 11am - 1pm on 6th Oct or 7-9pm on 14th November - both will take place at 196 Clyde Street, G1 4JY. To book, please contact Claudia.email@example.com or tel 226 5998.
White Flower Collection—S.P.U.C.—will be taken at all Masses weekend 1st and 2nd October.
Mary's Meals thanks St Andrew's for donating 290 bags to their Rags to Riches collection, and for the generous gift of £2490 in response to their Appeal.
Parish Census Update—In April 2016, Parish Census Forms were delivered to 1200 parishioners’ homes in Bearsden but, so far, only 40 per cent of these census forms have been returned by our parishioners. So, if you have not already done so, please complete and return your census form as soon as possible. Census Forms are still available in the church entrance porch. Thank you
SPRED - our parish group is looking for a driver to bring one of our Friends to our sessions on Wednesday evenings, only 14 times fortnightly during school term from September to May. For more information or to express interest please phone Catherine on 942 6984 or 07713 861889
Before receiving Holy Communion, we are asked to make some preparatory act of reverence such as a bow. This should be made just before receiving Communion. General Instruction of the Roman Missal, No. 160 states: "When receiving Holy Communion, the communicant bows his or her head before the Sacrament as a gesture of reverence and receives the Body of the Lord from the minister. The consecrated host may be received either on the tongue or in the hand, at the discretion of each communicant. When Holy Communion is received under both kinds, the sign of reverence is also made before receiving the Precious Blood."
If you would like to volunteer to be a passkeeper at Mass, please contact Michael Sheerin (943 0935) or say to Monsignor or Fr Mackle
Primary Three Families - The Sacrament of Penance (First Confession) in Lent 2017, and First Holy Communion in May 2018. Parents intending to present their child, who is in primary three, for these sacraments, are required to complete an application/enrolment form available in the porch and return it by 16th October. Mass of Commitment for Primary Three families will be at 10am on Sunday 30th October.
Toddlers and Lunch Club starts back Thurs 29th Sept in the Lower Hall.
Toddlers 10.30-12, and lunch club 12-2pm.
Contact Romina firstname.lastname@example.org
Bookkeeper required – the parish is seeking a bookkeeper who is able to do about four hours voluntary work at the end of each month, and attend to the end of year accounts. Please speak to Brian Donnelly or Fr Mackle if you are able to help.
Like to get to know your faith better? Like to be part of a faith sharing group? We would like to set up faith-sharing groups within the parish. We have various DVD resources which groups may wish to use ie Bishop Barron’s Catholicism series, plus a number of presentations by authors and teachers, Scott and Kimberley Hahn. We would envisage these groups (6 – 8 people) meeting in homes within the parish – similar to the way Renew groups met in the past. If you are interested, please get in touch with Mike Ryan. Email: email@example.com We are only looking (at the moment!!) for people who are simply interested in attending a meeting.
Catholic....? Thinking about it....? Know someone who is....? First RCIA meeting will be on Wed, 5th Oct at 7pm in the Hut. Speak to one of the priests or contact 942 4635 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Be part of something special!!! Ladies' Glamorous Night in Aid of the White Lily Fund which raises money for Cancer Research in the West of Scotland— Friday 18th November at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Champagne Reception,
Stalls, Dinner and Dancing. As always, it will be a great night. Tickets cost £50.00 each. Ladies only, so why not get together with some friends and take a table of 10. For more information and tickets, please contact Angela Bruno on 07730615045.
Upcoming Meetings: 29th Sept – Musicians and Cantors at 7pm; 29th Sept at 7.30pm – Halls Committee; 5th Oct at 7pm – RCIA.
Handstitching and Embroidery Workshops - As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations for the Parish, we are hoping to set up weekly workshops with interested handstitchers to create an embroidered wall hanging to commemorate this important event. The workshops will take place on Thursdays from 4pm until 6pm in the lower church hall. For all ages, but we are particularly interested in targeting the 12 - 16 year old age range who would like to develop their skills in hand stitching. Maura McRobbie, a member of the Embroiderer's Guild, Glasgow will be leading these workshops from October until March 2017. If you would like to be involved, please email email@example.com
Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support on Friday 30th September in the school hall from 9am until 11am. All welcome. We are also delighted to tell you we’ve booked Trevor Graham Photography (www.trevorgrahamphotography.co.uk)to take individual and / or group photographs in the school on Saturday 1st October. This is a great gift idea for so many occasions and is also open to friends and families of St Andrew’s Primary. To book a 10 minute slot please contact Anne on 07866 009078.
Children’s Choir - October 9th, November 13th, November 20th, December 11th, December 18th, December 25th (to be confirmed). Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 01419429799/07749715514 /firstname.lastname@example.org
Forthcoming Special Collections : 23rd Oct - Mission Sunday. 13th Nov – Assisted Parishes.
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Louise Dolan, Ronald Coia, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Baby Eva Berrey, Joan Davis, Margie Cornyn, Patricia Swiatek, Gilbert O’Rourke, Joseph McDermid, Charlie Harper, Bruce Davidson, Paul Sheridan, John Gerard Miller, Maureen MacIntosh, Davie Peacock, Lesley Cullen, Kay Reilly, Anne Rodgers, Diarmid O’Hara, Rosemary Queen, Barbara Holland, Michelle Rajab, Matthew Craig, Maurice Boyce, Margaret Kieran.
Recently Dead— Tony Rooney, Alistair McDowall, James McColgan, Kenneth Fearon
Anniversaries—James Fitzgerald, Anne Galloway, Charlie & Rosie Boyle.