RCIA Please keep in your prayers Jennifer Aire and Alison McDonald as they will be fully received in to the Church and become Catholics this Easter.
Second Collection: It has been decided to end the Second Collection, in accordance with Archdiocesan guidelines, apart from those occasions when a special collection is required. The second collection was established to fund major parish projects, and since the Fabric and Finance Committee has no such projects in the pipeline the decision has been made to terminate it. The final Second Collection was on Palm Sunday, the last weekend of the tax year. There will still be a second collection on occasions approved by the Archdiocese. The first of these will be on April 26, Vocations Sunday. A full list is on the notice board at the back of the church. Parishioners should please note that since there will be only one collection at most Masses ALL gift aid envelopes should now be put in the first collection.
Father Mackle would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your wonderful and generous support in the past, and is confident of your continued support.
Holy Week & Easter artwork will be returning from New Kilpatrick Church this week and be on display in St Andrew’s through to Pentecost Sunday. Many thanks to all those from the parish and from St Andrew’s Primary and Turnbull High who have contributed artwork.
Jem Fraser is the new St Andrew's Parish link person with the Milngavie and Bearsden Herald for the Around the Churches page. Along with some members of the Parish who write for the Yours Faithfully column in the M&B Herald, this is a regular opportunity for the Around the Churches page to publicise our work and the contribution St Andrew's makes to the community. If you have any information about forthcoming parish events, please send by 12 noon on the Monday to firstname.lastname@example.org
St Andrews Parish Pastoral Council Consultation - How can we each deepen our relationship with Jesus, develop our parish community and reach out to the wider world, are all questions being considered by your Parish Pastoral Council (PPC).
The PPC would like to gather as many of your views as possible on these questions to help shape our parish priorities over the next three years.
How will this be done? After the Vigil Mass on 18th April and both Masses on 19th April, we'd like as many parishioners as possible, to come into the hall and share your views in a similar way to the parish consultation exercise last year. If you're not able to come into the hall after Mass, there will still be an opportunity to feed in your thoughts via email and a hard copy feedback sheet which will be available the following weekend.
Turnbull Times – copies of Turnbull’s April newsletter available in the porch and can be downloaded here.
50th Anniversary Mass for SCIAF – Thurs 30 April at 7pm - celebrated by Archbishop Tartaglia in the Cathedral. Reception after Mass. All are most welcome. SCIAF Wee Boxes to be returned please by today, Easter Sunday at the latest. Kevin Farmer, a St Andrew's parishioner, will be running the London Marathon on April 26 for SCIAF’s 50th anniversary. You can sponsor Kevin and support SCIAF by going to www.justgiving.com/Kwevin-Farmer/ or sign the form in the porch.
Talk on The Life and Martyrdom of St John Ogilvie - Guest speaker Archbishop Conti, hosted by the Knights of St Columba on 16 April at Clyde Street at 7.30 pm - tea / coffee to be served afterwards. For further details please contact: Paul Laird email@example.com
Discerning a Vocation to the Priesthood? If you think God may be inviting you to such a vocation, and for evenings of Catechesis, Prayer and Fraternity to help discern your vocation (2nd Friday of the month) please contact Vocations Director, Fr Ross Campbell, firstname.lastname@example.org (339 4315)
Vocations Vigil at Turnbull Hall, 13-15 Southpark Terrace on Friday, 1 May from 7.00 pm until 11.00 pm. Mass will commence at 7.00 pm with Archbishop Tartaglia. Adoration, Music and Prayer with reflections from Fr Gerry Walsh and Sr Andrea Fraile. Tel: Fr Ross Campbell 339 4315. Email: Ross.Campbell2@glasgow.ac.uk
Padre Pio Prayer Group - Easter Arrangements. Monday 6th April – Cancelled. Meetings re-start Monday 13th April at 7:00pm Monday 20th April Novena at 7:00pm followed by Holy Mass at 7:30pm
Catholic Youth Festival - To date, thanks to generous donations, we now have funds to sponsor three youths to attend. Thinking caps on for fund-raising ideas, as we would like to give as many of our young people as possible the opportunity to experience the fun, prayer and joy of Catholic Youth Festival this summer from 30 July to 2 August at University of Stirling Campus. If you are keen to go let us know, and also please contact Youth Chaplain, Fr John Sweeney to register –email: email@example.com The event is open to those 14 -25 years of age. Cost £150.
Why not email a link to the bulletin to someone who cannot be at church today.
Mass attendance – 28 / 29 Mar – 596
A gentle afternoon for carers to receive refreshment, a space to rest, reflect and be renewed. Last Tuesday of each month, 1.30- 4pm at the Ignatian Spirituality Centre, 35 Scott St. Call 354 0077.
St Andrew’s Parish Groups - Accounts - Annual Return 2014/2015 It’s that time of year again when the Archdiocese require an account covering all Parish activities for the year 01 April 2014 to 31 March 2015. In compiling the Parish return we require the following information from each Group Leader/Treasurer, viz:-
1. Name of Group/Activity; office holder name and contact telephone number.
2. A copy of your Group accounts for the period 01 April 2014 to 31 March 2015 inclusive. ( Income/Expenditure accounts will suffice)
Sight of the group bank book/statements for the same period together with any comment you deem relevant to the group finances.
Please send to Chapel House for the attention of the Finance Team by 19th April. Many thanks and God Bless
St Andrew’s Fabric & Finance Team
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Margaret McGuire, Paul Morton, Mamie Bradie, Dante Biagioi, Peter Crainie, Margaret Merilees, Betty Clark, Hil Black, Karen Hopper (Livingston) Alison Burns, Paul Connolly, Louise Dolan, Sheila McCallum, Rosemary McLean, Elizabeth McCusker, Stuart Harvey, Mick Henry, Sheena Smith, Mary Cowan, Charlie Melly, Steven Byrne, Archbishop Tartaglia, Mark Greenlees, Samatha Harkins, Margaret Mirrilees, Gilbert O’Rourke, Margaret Cairney, Denis Campbell, Margaret Kearney, Ronald Coia
Recently Dead—Edward Noble, Teresa McGinty, Nora Sharpe, Terry Bonner, Tricia McLaughlin
Anniversaries—Thomas Murphy, Michael Higgins, Mae McGarry, Susan Bannon, Cathie & Robert Rowan, Bernard Cooper.