and pray for those who persecute you."
We welcome the St Andrew’s Primary and Turnbull High pupils and staff who are attending and taking part in today’s 10am Mass for Catholic Education Sunday. Pick up a copy of SCES Newsletter featuring news of recent and forthcoming developments in education. There’s also a special message from Archbishop Tartaglia on the theme, Developing as a Community of Faith and Learning. The schools’ newsletters are also available in the porch. Join us for tea, coffee and cakes served in the hall after Mass.
Coffee Morning. Please come along and join us for a cuppa, a chat and some delicious home baking today, Sunday, after 10am Mass in the Upper Hall. This month we will be raising funds for the National Autistic Society, Scotland.
Mass and a pre-Lent Pizza Partyfor young peopleof the parish cluster of St Andrew’s, St Benedict’s and Joseph’s Friday 24th at 7pm in St Joseph’s, Milngavie. There is an opportunity for musicians, readers and singers to be involved. Preparations will begin at 5.30pm. Bring your instruments and your voices or just come along to be part of the congregation for the start of Mass at 7pm. If anyone requires transport to and from St Joseph's, please email email@example.com to contact the Youth Ministry Team.
We look forward to seeing as many young people there as possible.
Youth Ministry Team
Appeal for teachers – If you would like further information on becoming a teacher in our Catholic schools, please contact Scottish Catholic Education Service: firstname.lastname@example.org
For Primary 3 Families - Preparation for First Confession All P3 children and their parents, (grandparents also, if they wish) are invited to attend an important preparation meeting on Thursday 23rd February 7pm-9pm in the Upper Hall, which will be led by the Salesian Sisters and their team.
Dates and Times for Primary Three Sacrament of Reconciliation - During The Season of Lent (4th March – 9th April) Saturdays 10.30am – 11.00am; & 5.15pm – 5.45pm; Sundays 9.15 – 9.40am.
The Beginning Experience residential weekend for those who find themselves alone again through divorce, separation or widowhood. 31st March – 2nd April at the Conforti Centre, Coatbridge. Contact Ros 0131 669 0003 / email@example.com
Messengers Meeting, Mon 20th Feb. in Lower Hall: all Messengers are asked to attend our Easter Reachout Meeting - Area Leaders at 7.30 p.m. and Messengers at 8.00 p.m.
Award in Catholic Theological Education - Adult Faith Formation
If you would like to apply for this two-year part-time course and train to become a parish catechist, speak to Fr Mackle.This course is also suitable for those who wish to study for their own purposes.Course fees for parish catechist training are fully covered by the parish. Applications should be submitted by 31st March. For further information, call the RE Department on 226 5898 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
World Day of Prayer at All Saints’ Church, Drymen Road (opposite M & S) at 2pm on Friday 3 March. All most welcome.
Preparation for Lent – half day retreat at Schoenstatt, 8th March. See noticeboard for more details.
It was great the many suggestions we received from St Andrew's Primary school's Eco gardeners for a name for the Jubilee garden. They were all good. The one we have chosen is “Spirit of Peace”, and we're very grateful to Eco gardener, Evie, for suggesting this name. The garden's official opening will be on Friday, 19th May.
Vocations to the Priesthood initiative Pick up a copy of the Vocations leaflet from the porch. It is a good read of several young men who have discerned a vocation to the Priesthood.
Library Books We now have a very extensive range of library books covering a wide variety of religious topics. To make it easier for people to be able to see some of the books in the library, a selection of them will be placed on the table in the porch at the Masses this weekend. We would like to encourage you to have a look at the books. As Lent is coming up soon you might like to consider an extra bit of spiritual reading as one of your Lenten practices.
Please help the Passkeepers by leaving your hymn books and order of Mass cards tidily after Masses, and by taking your bulletin away with you. Many thanks.
Golden Jubilee Forty Hours Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament - 5th, 6th & 7th March. More details soon.
Our Liturgy Group discussed the matter of fewer and fewer people attending the Christmas Midnight Mass over the recent years. So, as we feel that an earlier time might be better suited for people, the Midnight Mass for 2017 will move to 10pm. In our parish cluster, there will still be a 12 Midnight Mass in St Joseph’s.
Children’s Choir - 12th & 19th March; 14th & 21st May; 11th & 18th June. Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 01419429799/07749715514 /email@example.com
Drumchapel Foodbank – All items such as cans of food, pasta and toiletries are gratefully received. Collection boxes are taken every Monday morning.
50th Anniversary Jubilee Art Exhibition. Still looking for a few more artists and aspiring artists. The theme is ‘Come and See – the life and work of St. Andrew and St. Andrew`s Church’. You are invited to create a piece of art (tapestry, installation, photograph, pottery etc) Your work could focus on history of the life of St. Andrew, architectural features of the Church, Parish activities, etc. All artwork should be handed in at the Sacristy no later than Palm Sunday, 9th April 2017. Thank you. Catherine Dunipace firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember in your prayers Karen, Mark and John, who are journeying through RCIA.Their day retreat will be on 4th March, prior to the Rite of Election in the Cathedral the following day.
Lord, Make Me Know Your Ways - Could God be calling you to serve as a priest? Please get in touch to find out more about discerning your vocation. Next monthly evening of discernment will be Fri 10th March. Meetings after that are Fri 7th April & Fri 12th May. For further information, please call Fr Ross Campbell on 339 4315. Email: Ross.Campbell.email@example.com
Messengers – Mon 20th Feb 7.30pm / 8pm
RCIA – Wed 22nd at 7pm
P3 families – Thurs 23rd Feb at 7pm
Baptism Preparation – Thurs 2nd March at 7pm
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Louise Dolan, Ronald Coia, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Gilbert O’Rourke, Joseph McDermid, Charlie Harper, Bruce Davidson, Paul Sheridan, John Gerard Miller, Maureen MacIntosh, Michelle Rajab, Matthew Craig, Maurice Boyce, Margaret Kieran, Martin Reynolds, Maura Murphy, Isabelle Cox, Maria Giovanazzi, Clare MacTavish.
Recently Dead—Ann McGuire, Louise Smith, Mary Norrey, Katriona Brown, Jack Barry, Nan Twaddle.
Anniversaries—Michael Begen, Walter McCarron, John Connolly, Mary Agnes McIntyre, Irene Rankin, Eileen Carragher, Tom Carragher, Syvester Jackson.