Masses have now resumed with 5pm Vigil and 10am and 12noon.
As seating capacity in the church is much reduced due to current social distancing guidelines, a booking system is required. To register to use the booking system, please go to www.standrewsbearsden.co.uk Please note that the obligation to attend Sunday Mass continues to be suspended. It is still fine not to go to Mass during these circumstances.
Our 10am Mass each day is now live streamed. You can access it via our parish Youtube Channel
Here's some helpful guidance from the Bishops' Conference of Scotland
Please familiarise yourself with it ahead of attending Mass.
➡️ Read: bit.ly/BackToMass (includes video)
➡️ Phase 3 guidance: bit.ly/Phase3ScotGov
10am Weekday Mass Monday to Friday has started back. No Saturday morning Mass. Please arrive earlier than usual, as contact details have to be taken, hands sanitised, and you will be led to designated seating. Remember and bring your face covering with you.
Wednesday Private Prayer time – Please note new time - Now 2pm – 3pm
Drumchapel Foodbank - Thanks to all of our Parishioners who are donating food and toiletries to our collection point in the Chapel House porch to be delivered to Drumchapel Food Bank. Regularly your donations are dropped off at the foodbank. Thanks for continuing to help.
Our parish’s soup-run volunteers continue to collect supermarket food donations for delivery to Drumchapel and St Gregory’s Foodbanks and the Wayside Club.
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week - 9 August
If the consciousness of universal brotherhood truly penetrates into the hearts of men, will they still need to arm themselves to the point of becoming blind and fanatic killers of their brethren who in themselves are innocent, and of perpetrating, as a contribution to Peace, butchery of untold magnitude, as at Hiroshima on 6 August 1945?
Blessed Pope Paul VI, Message for World Day of Peace, 1967
The remembrances of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6th and 9th August 1945 respectively take place each year. These remain the first, and thus far only uses of nuclear weapons in war.
New Gift Aid Envelopes, which were delayed due to lockdown, are now being delivered to parishioners who use the envelope system for Gift Aided offerings. I am very grateful to all who have offered to assist with the delivery. If you are a taxpayer and would like to sign up to make offerings via Gift Aid, please speak with one of the Fabric & Finance team or email firstname.lastname@example.org Giftaiding your offering means that the parish can reclaim the tax you have paid on your offering at no extra cost to you. Our parish benefits by around £15,000 a year from the gift aid scheme.
With our piety stall remaining closed, we are offering individual cards for posting, or collection from the chapel house porch. We have a full range of cards for almost every occasion, all £1 or 40p each. P&P is £1 per order (up to 4 cards) or free if collected from the chapel house porch. Email Annamaria (email@example.com) to place an order. Payment is by bank transfer or cheque.
Sacrament of Reconciliation - if you would like Confession, that can be done using the gazebo in the Church grounds observing social distancing. Phone or email beforehand to arrange a time.
Parish Website – Bulletin - Just to say that on the latest page and the bulletin page, a subscribe button has been added which allows users to have a daily summary sent each morning with the previous day's posts. If you don't use social media, but would like to be kept posted, then all that's asked for is your email address – you can unsubscribe at any time – it's all clearly marked.
Parish Bulletin: Any items for inclusion in the bulletin (including names for recently dead, month's mind and anniversary lists) should be put through the letter box of the Chapel House or sent by email: firstname.lastname@example.org by12noon on the Wednesday before publication. Copies of the bulletin are available on Facebook, Twitter and on the parish website.
Recently Dead – Helen Bryce, Bobby Cairney, Sir Francis Owie,
Anniversaries – Agnes Gallagher, Gerry Traynor, Alistair McIlroy, Charlie Melly, Kevin Taylor, John O’Gorman, Monsignor Patrick J. Henry and Neil Doyle