For you do not know on what day your Lord will come."
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary falls on a Monday this year. It is therefore transferred to the nearest Sunday and will be celebrated on 14th August.
Sign Up Sunday – 11th September at all three Masses. Our parish needs more volunteers to take forward some of the synod gatherings’ suggestions made by Parishioners about what we can do differently in the Parish. Amongst themes identified
- pastoral support
- reaching out to all
- learning about our Faith
- continue to encourage youth
- enhance communication and
- more social events.
Save the date ~ Pastoral Visit of Archbishop Nolan to our parish will be on 26th & 27th November when he will celebrate all the Masses. We look forward to welcoming the Archbishop for what will be the beginning of Advent.
First Holy Communions Families – the Legion of Mary will be visiting the families of all the children who celebrated their First Holy Communion this year.
Daily & Sunday Mass – Catholic TV is good for anyone who can’t get out to Mass.
Pope Saint John XXIII, Message to President Kennedy and Premier Khrushchev, October 1962
(At the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis Pope John XXIII wrote to both the United States of America and the Soviet Union. The message was broadcast the next day on Vatican Radio, and dominated headlines around the world, including Pravda; the official newspaper of the Soviet Communist Party. The events of October 1962 are thought to be the closest the world has ever come to nuclear war. It is considered that the intervention of Pope John prevented further escalation. This week the anniversaries of the use of nuclear weapons against the peoples of Hiroshima (6 August), and Nagasaki (9 August) in 1945 are remembered. These remain the only times in human history nuclear weapons were used in conflict.)
Defend Pro-Life Vigils in Scotland. Respond now to Gillian MacKay MSP’s consultation on the proposed Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) Bill. For guidance re the consultation, go to www.spuc.org.uk/scottishbufferzonesconsultaion
Interested in becoming a Catholic?– Not baptised? Baptised in another faith? RCIA will begin in the autumn. The programme of learning and instruction prepares adults for the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Please speak to Fr. Mackle if you would like to know more about RCIA and the Catholic faith.
It is pleasant to spend time adoring Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. The Eucharist is such a priceless treasure ~ by praying before it, we are able to make contact with Christ present in the Most Holy Sacrament. Saturdays 10am until 11am. Confessions throughout. Confessions – Also on Saturdays 4.15pm – 4.45pm & Sundays 9.15am – 9.40am
Before receiving Holy Communion, we are asked to make some preparatory act of reverence such as a bow.
The Padre Pio Prayer Group meets after 10am Mass each Monday in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. All most welcome.
Evening trip to Carfin - Bus will leave from Milngavie Railway Station on Saturday 13th August at 6pm and return around 9pm.
Annulment and Marriage Validation - see Fr Mackle to learn more about the process if you are divorced and remarried or never married in the Catholic Church. There is now no charge to the petitioner for marriage cases at the Tribunal.
Support for Women Affected By Separation and Divorce. We are a new, and much needed, ministry across the Archdiocese of Glasgow and have been set up by a small group of women who know what it's like to carry the hurt, guilt, shame and anxiety caused by marriage breakdown. We have all walked this journey and have had to start life over and have been delighted to support other women over the last few months who need a listening ear, help, guidance or just to know that life will get better, and it will, because you are a daughter of God.
We understand that taking the first step to seek support can be difficult and you never need to share personal details of your situation, but often it helps to speak to others who have been where you are. We can promise you that a warm welcome awaits along with great cake, tea, coffee and lots of tissues (just in case).
Dates of the next meetings are: Friday, 19th August, Friday, 2nd September and Friday, 7th October. All in St Patrick's Church Hall in Dumbarton from 6pm until 8pm.
You can contact the group prior to the meeting at:
Facebook: Faith Living (Archdioceses of Glasgow)
The Archdiocese has advised our parish of some additional Safeguarding Training sessions for both Part 1 and Part 2. Part 1 is mandatory for all volunteers before they begin in their role. Part 2 should be done no earlier than 6 months of commencement in their role.
Induction Part 1
- Saturday 20th August at 10 a.m.
- Monday 19th September at 7 p.m.
- Monday 24th October at 7 p.m.
- Saturday 5th November 10 a.m.
- Monday 5th December at 7 p.m.
- Thursday 11th August - 7 p.m.
- Monday 5th September -7 p.m.
- Thursday 6th October -7 p.m.
- Monday 7th November -7 p.m
Next Special Collection – Assisted Parishes – 21st August.
The Pope's Twitter (@Pontifex
The Pope's Instagram (@Franciscus)
The Pope’s monthly video
Great resources of contemporary commentary by the Holy Father on current issues.
Drumchapel Foodbank. Regularly your donations are dropped off at the foodbank by our parish volunteers. Thanks for continuing to give the foodbank your support. Our soup-run volunteers continue to collect donations from M&S, Byres Rd & Milngavie for delivery to Drumchapel & St Gregory’s Foodbanks, the Wayside Club & Aspire.
Parish Bulletin: Items for inclusion should be sent in by 12 Noon on the Wednesday before publication. Copies of the bulletin are available on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, the parish website and on our noticeboard.
Please remember in your prayers those in need, those who are sick and housebound and those in hospital.
Recently Dead: Connie Blane, Carmela Defazzio, Philip Donnelly, Charlie Ellis, Paulette Kennedy, Charlie McGeever, Eddie McGovern, Nicky McLaren, Dina McMenamin, Robert Smith, Irene Stevens, Kiera Tansey.
Anniversary: Dorothy Clarke, John McGhie, Alexander McNeill, Mary McNeill, Grant Purdie, Michael Sugrue, Kevin Taylor, Gerry Traynor.