CHILDREN'S LITURGY: Redemptorist Publications is pleased to introduce Celebrate, an initiative to help children grow in their faith. Each week they will provide a Children’s Liturgy in the form of a video of the week’s Gospel reading. Available on the following link: https://www.rpbooks.co.uk/celebrate-following-your-faith
Sacrament of Reconciliation (First Confession) for Primary 3 pupils is due to be celebrated on Saturdays 20th & 27thMarch 10am – 11am. Both the parish and the school are sending out letters this to all families regarding information about preparations and arrangements.
First Holy Communion for Primary 4 pupils will be celebrated on Saturday 8th, Sunday 9th, Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th May. All Masses will be at 2pm. It is uncertain at this stage for us to know what the maximum capacity at each First Communion Mass will be. All parents will receive a letter soon regarding information about preparations and arrangements.
Confirmations for Primary 7 & Secondary 1 pupils. The dates for these are subject to a loosening of restrictions.
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week – 24 January (Holocaust Memorial Day is observed on 27 January) We wish to remember. But we wish to remember for a purpose, namely to ensure that never again will evil prevail, as it did for the millions of innocent victims of Nazism. Pope Saint John Paul II, Speech at Yad Vashem, 23/03/2000
The crib in the church and the two outdoor ones remain in place for the 40 days through to Candlemas on February 2.
Youth Ministry Team Thinking caps are on for future youth events.
Justice & Peace Scotland have an online event on the Crisis in Yemen which takes place this weekend, Sunday 24th January at 4.30pm and will look at the humanitarian crisis and the role of the UK arms trade there. Please sign up to join us at this online event, Crisis in Yemen Tickets, Sun 24 Jan 2021 at 16:30 | Eventbrite
During lockdown, St Andrew's is closed until further notice.
Mass will be celebrated each Sunday which will be live streamed at 10am. Mass will also be live streamed Monday to Friday at 10am. Please visit www.standrewsbearsden.co.uk
Confessions will be heard outdoors on Saturdays at the front door of the chapel house 4.15pm to 4.45pm, and on request.
While we are in lockdown, and with all the uncertainty that is around, let us keep each other in prayer. Let's pray that these lockdown restrictions and the vaccines will be effective in bringing about the desired result in reducing the present levels of infection and transmission throughout our country.
Annual Crib Donations As there are no St Margaret's take home Crib Boxes this year because of the Covid restrictions, donations can be made via the St Margaret’s website or by cheque posted to the charity’s office at 26 Newton Place, Glasgow, G3 7PY. Your generosity will be greatly appreciated. St Margaret's aims to ensure that every child has the right to grow up in a safe, loving and secure family environment.
Drumchapel Foodbank. The number of families now dependent on the foodbank, and the number of emergencies, are rising fast, especially when the schools are off. 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 by our parish volunteers. Thanks for continuing to help, especially during lockdown.
Our parish’s soup-run’s volunteers continue to collect food donations form M&S Byres Road for delivery to Drumchapel and St Gregory’s Foodbanks and the Wayside Club.
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.
FLOURISH: Due to the coronavirus pandemic the January edition of Flourish is not being printed and is available in digital form only. You can read selected stories online on this page http://flourishnewspaper.co.uk or download a PDF of the whole paper.
Remember, that as well as accessing the Parish's YouTube Channel on a computer or device, you can also watch YouTube on a “SMART” TV. YouTube is also available on Freeview Play, Virgin Media (Channel 198 for TIVO users) and the YouTube app can be accessed from the Apps section on a Sky Q box.
(You can also play YouTube videos from any device directly on your Smart TV. Just use the "play on TV" icon (android pc laptop) or "AirPlay" icon (Mac pc laptop) or "Connect a device" icon on mobiles and tablets. These icons are bottom right on pc and top right on mobiles.)
Visiting of Sick and Housebound: - The clergy and extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion unfortunately are not permitted to visit the sick and housebound as these are high risk people and we need to avoid bringing the virus to them. Please don't hesitate to phone 942 4635 for telephone ministry.
Recently Dead – Richard Binns, Elizabeth Cunning, Yolanda D’Ambrosio, Dean Anthony Davies, Frances Donaldson, Sophie Geddes, Nan Hannah, Aldo Mazzucco, Elsie McKinstray, Roy Parducci, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia.
Anniversaries – Neil Bennett, Sophia English, Ian Fitzpatrick, Ruby and Richard Gibson, John and Mary Gowrie, Pat Jenkins, Jim Keegan, Peter Lafferty, Anne Lawson, Angela Lee, Bill Smith