and I will give you rest."
- Sundays 10am - 12 noon
- Wednesdays - 12 noon - 3pm.
Please consider the following, if you wish to come to the church to pray:
- Do not visit the church if you are displaying any COVID symptoms. (This is really important. We would have to close immediately if this was the case.)
- Please, bring and wear a face covering when in the church. Children under 5 and anyone with a medical condition are not required to wear a face covering.
- Provide stewards with your contact details on arrival.
- Hand sanitiser must be used on entering and leaving the church. This will be provided.
- Social distancing (2m) must be observed.
- Stewards will guide you to designated seating.
- You are asked to stay for no more than 15 minutes, please. This is to ensure that as many people as possible can use the limited space and time available, plus shorter time reduces virus risk.
- The toilets will be open, and if used you will be asked to wipe down surfaces with wipes provided, in line with Archdiocesan guidelines.
An information leaflet has been delivered to all 1300 households in the parish. I am very grateful to all existing and new volunteer messengers who have said they’ll assist with the leaflet delivery.
You can view it online here.
St Andrew's Mass sign up form is on this link. Thank you.
School Uniform Collection -One worthwhile cause you can help is this year’s school uniform appeal. New and used uniforms are needed for children in the Clydebank and Dumbarton area, many of whom miss school because they do not have a uniform. If you can donate anything, please phone Judith on 07713478676 to arrange collection. Last year more than 300 families were helped and the need is greater now. Also, because of home schooling in the new term, jotters, paper, pens and pencils would be gratefully received. Please call the above number to arrange to drop off or for collection.
With our piety stall being 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) to place an order. Payment is by bank transfer or cheque.
Virtual Mass:- the Cathedral streams Mass twice per day (1300 & 1715) on Weekdays and on Sundays with Vigil Mass Saturday at 1715, Sundays 1000, 1200, 1715). You can join in spiritually through the link on their website or by going directly to the link https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-andrews-cathedral
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week - 5 July As a general principle it may be laid down that a worker ought to have leisure and rest proportionate to the wear and tear of their strength, for waste of strength must be repaired by cessation from hard work. Rerum Novarum, para. 42
Sacrament of Reconciliation - if you would like Confession, that can be done in the Church grounds observing social distancing. Phone beforehand to arrange a time.
Drumchapel foodbank: If you can, as part of your daily exercise this week, drop off a food donation in the chapel house porch and our volunteers will get it to those in need. Also, If you know of anyone who lacks resources to buy food, please mention the foodbank at St Joseph's Milngavie (hall on left hand side), which opens from 2pm to 3.30pm on Fridays and 12.30-13.30pm on Sundays.
Our parish's soup run continues to deliver more than 700 GWR hot meals each week to families and individuals in need. This includes deliveries to Drumchapel and St Gregory's foodbanks, those in emergency accommodation across the city and a registered charity in Drumchapel supporting vulnerable families.
July Flourish The new edition of Flourish is now published and ready to read online at www.flourishnewspaper.co.uk
Don’t miss the articles by four Parish Priests reflecting on what lessons we can draw from lockdown. On a lighter note Sister Margaret McGrath has a poem or two from her ironing table and there is the usual mix of news and features from Catholic life at home and abroad.
RCAG Youth are offering you, the young people of Glasgow, a variety of online opportunities to grow in your faith and in fellowship with others during this time. These include Morning Prayer LIVE!, Lectio Divina Online and Testimony Tuesdays, a new series, where you can explore your journey of faith, learn how to articulate it, hear from others like you and have the opportunity to share with others if you want. To find out more or to get in touch, please check out: www.facebook.com/RCAGYouth and @RCAGYouth on Instagram.
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: email@example.com by12noon on the Wednesday before publication. Copies of the bulletin will be available on Facebook, Twitter and on the parish website.
A very sincere thank you - I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your generous offerings, which greatly support the parish, especially your offerings and donations over the past three months when there has been no Sunday collection.
Our parish now has a Paypal account donate button
https://www.standrewsbearsden.co.uk/Donations.html and in the home page and footer of all webpages on this site.
I do appreciate that many people will be facing financial pressure in these difficult times, so, please, only donate if you are in a position to do so.
Our ‘Guidance for the reopening of St Andrew’s’ leaflet is now being delivered to around 1300 households in the parish. I am very grateful to all who are assisting with this. In it you will see the preparations we are making for public Masses, when they resume. While there will still be no requirement to attend Mass in these circumstances, we would like to gauge what level of interest there is. Please click on the form on our parish website’s homepage, and let us know if you would like to attend Mass during these restricted times. Stay safe. Pray safe.
Parish YouTube Channel - The parish now has a YouTube Channel on this link.
We have regular Sunday Gospel reflections, hymns, night prayers and other videos.
Meditation Corner - Monsignor Ryan has been sharing weekly meditations on this web page.
Latest Page - Father Mackle's daily messages during the lockdown
Recently Dead – Katherine Lawson, Raymond Allan, Brian Kennedy, Dina Conetta, Stephen Chase, Ronnie Mackie, Liam Scott, Susan Docherty, Iain Gillespie, Josephine Rankin,
Anniversaries – Nan Dunn, Mary Horsfield, James Murray, Karen Nisbet, Russell Rodger, Pamela McGaughrin, Andre Mazoyer, Mary Frances Gerrard, Ciara Slattery