for his love has no end."
Are available on the link above.
Consultation on the proposed merger of St Joseph's and St Andrew's Primary Schools, for a new school on the St Andrew's Primary School site. East Dunbartonshire Council and Education Scotland have published their reports, and they are available at www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk/primaryimprovement. Reference copies are available to view at St Andrew’s Primary and St Joseph’s Primary, and the Council Offices at 12 Strathkelvin Place, Kirkintilloch.
St Andrews Squad (SAS) 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 today, Sunday 27th April. If you require any further information, please contact Veronica Maguire on 942 0607. Thank you.
Rehearsal times for First Holy Communion. For 11th May First Holy Communion Mass - Thursday 8th May, 10am Mass followed by rehearsal. For 18th May First Holy Communion Mass - Thursday 15th May, 10am Mass followed by rehearsal.
Coffee Morning – today after 10am Mass. Please come in and join us for a cuppa in the hall. This month we are raising funds for Epilepsy Action which is the UK’s leading epilepsy organisation. This charity exists to improve the lives of everyone affected by the condition and to support people every step of the way through living with the condition.
Our prayerful good wishes and many congratulations to John Harper and Robbie McKechnie who were baptised at the Easter Vigil and received the Sacraments for the first time.
Very many thanks to all those who worked so hard in so many ways with the liturgical, musical and social preparations for the Ceremonies of Holy Week and the Easter Triduum, and to all for their participation in the Liturgies. With all good wishes for a joyful and blessed Easter Season.
To the children and the children’s liturgy catechists for decorating the cross on the sanctuary with their Easter flowers – very many thanks. The cross will remain for the 50 days of the Easter Season until Pentecost Sunday.
The crucifix used for our Good Friday ceremony, formerly hung in St Andrew’s Cathedral, and is now hanging in our Blessed Sacrament Chapel.
NET Ministries – ministering to the young people of our Archdiocese – encouraging them to love Jesus and embrace the life of the Church. Pick up a copy of their April Newsletter from the porch
The Kelvin Choir, who hold rehearsals on Tuesday evenings in the Upper Hall, will hold their Summer concert at 7.30 pm Saturday 10th of May in Ruchill Parish Church in Maryhill (beside McDonalds). The concert will feature The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace by Karl Jenkins. Tickets are £12 for adults, £5 for under 16. Tickets can be purchased on the door or at www.kelvinchoir.com
Glasgow Catholic Youth Festival - One Way Day - Saturday 17th May is a festival of faith for young people in S3 and above based on Jesus' words "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life". Which way? What is truth? How do I live the life? - Come and see! Mass, catechesis, music, workshops, reconciliation, prayer... presented by the Youth Pastoral Team and NET ministries 10.00am - 7.00pm in the Eyre Hall (next to St Andrew's Cathedral) Tickets are free but you must register: go to: www.rcagyouth.org.uk
St Andrew’s Whist Drive will resume on Monday 28th April in the Lower Hall at 7.30pm. All, including beginners, will be made very welcome. We are very friendly and would love to see you there, whatever your ability. Somebody will always be there to help if you have never played or if you're a bit rusty. It is, essentially a social occasion. Please contact Susan Morrison on 0141 563 7959 or 07580086381 for more information or just come along for a great night.
The parish has purchased 12 new collecting baskets which were used at the Easter services. We would like to thank Margaret Ann Harkins for all her hard work and prayers that went into the inner lining - they are superb and we are justifiably proud of them.
Discerning a Vocation to the Priesthood? “The Lord is risen, it is true!” Through our baptism, Christ calls us to proclaim new life to the world. Pray for those who herald the Good News as priests, brothers and sisters. If you think God may be inviting you to such a vocation, and for evenings of Catechisis, Prayer and Fraternity to help discern your vocation (2nd Friday of each month) please contact Vocations Director, Fr Ross Campbell, firstname.lastname@example.org (339 4315)
Annual Mass to pray for the Canonisation of Blessed Frederic Ozanam. This Monday 28th April in St Mungo’s, Townhead at 7.30pm. All are very welcome to join our SVDP Conference and all the Conferences of the archdiocese for this Mass.
Special Collections over the next couple of months - on 11th May for Ecclesiastical Students; on 25th May for Day for Life; on 1st June for Communications Sunday; on 15th June for Archdiocesan Assisted Parishes Fund; and on 29th June for Peter’s Pence
Safeguarding - As Parish Co-ordinator, I have written to all Volunteers regarding their Application to join the PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) Scheme. I would remind Volunteers, who have still to do so, to enter their name on the Appointments List at the back of the Church to see myself this Monday, 28th April, 2014. If there are any Parishioners who are concerned that they undertake voluntary work involving children or vulnerable adults (for example a Eucharistic Minister visiting an elderly Parishioner at home or at a Nursing Home) and if they are not already members of the PVG Scheme, then they should seek advice from Fr. Mackle or contact myself. Thank you. Michael McGovern (email@example.com or (Business) 01389 767625)Awareness and Safety in our Catholic Communities Policy Statement is annually brought to the attention of the whole parish community. It will be read at all Masses this weekend, 26th / 27th April.
Association of Bearsden Churches Referendum Debate on 19th June. Venue: Bearsden Baptist Church. See poster in porch for more details.
Live coverage today (Sunday) on EWTN and on Sky Channel 769 of the ceremony of Pope Francis declaring Blessed John XXIII and John Paul II as saints Hall Committee – this Monday, 28th April at 7.30pm in the Hut.
SCIAF Wee Boxes can be returned any time now. Many thanks.
Children’s Choir dates – all at 10am Mass. May 11th & 18th, June 8th & 15th. Any enquiries, contact Annamaria Stachan on 942 9799 / 07749715514
Padre Pio Prayer Group – Every Monday at 7 pm. All very welcome.
Mass Attendance - 12th / 13th April. Vigil Mass - 116; 10am Mass – 564; 12 noon Mass – 249. Total – 929.
May Devotions—Rosary and Benediction every Sunday in May at 3.00 p.m.