so that those who do not see might see,
and those who do see might become blind."
Lent? What’s it all about? A Youth Evening of games, quizzes, chat and food - this weekend (Saturday) 6.30pm – 8.30pm. in St Joseph’s for the young people of St Andrew’s, St Benedict’s and St Joseph’s.
Music - The music ministry in St Andrew’s is an important part of the Liturgy. We always like to try and ensure that all the weekend Masses are covered musically. Some, at present, unfortunately, are not. If you would like to get involved and join the parish’s music ministry as an organist, pianist, instrumentalist or cantor, please contact Sally Mulholland firstname.lastname@example.org It doesn’t need to be a permanent or regular commitment throughout the whole year. You might be a student and when home on holiday can help out for a couple of months. If you can help, please do get in touch.
Lenten Gospel Reflection Session - Monday 26th March after the 10am Mass in the Upper Hall. session will reflect on the Gospel Reading for the Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper. If you can, please join us for tea/coffee and a reflective and enjoyable discussion.
Lentfest 2018 - The Dementia Journey with Faith and the ArtsOne of the many events of Lentfest, a day devoted to the positive impact of Faith and the Arts on those living with dementia, supported by Alzheimer Scotland, Playlists for Life and the Scottish Catholic Medical Association. Speakers include Dr Adrian Treloar, author of a book ‘Hope on a Difficult Journey", specialising in Dementia and the Catholic Faith. Saturday 24 March, 10am – 4pm, Our Lady & St George’s, Sandwood Road, Penilee, G52 2QE. All most welcome. For further information see Lentfest Brochure in porch or contact Anne O’Donnell at Alzheimer Scotland on 0141 946 0966 or AGAP on 0141 552 5527.
Coffee Morning Please come along and join us for a cuppa, a chat and some delicious home baking on Sunday, 18th March after 10am Mass in the Upper Hall. This month we will be raising funds for the National Autistic Society, Scotland.
Many thanks to all who came along to February’s coffee morning at which the fantastic sum of £232.31 was raised for Alzheimer Scotland - East Dunbartonshire. A special thank you too, to Matthew and Sophie O’Hagan, who sold cakes for the charity and donated the proceeds of their sale to the charity coffee morning.
Thanks also to the representativesfrom Alzheimer Scotland including Anne O’Donnell, one of our parishioners, and Angi Inch, who came along to provide invaluable information and. This money will be used for Community Activities and faith based projects, in East Dunbartonshire. A thank you letter from Alzheimer Scotland is on the narthex board.
Parish Spred Lenten Mass - 12noon next Sunday 18th March. All most welcome. Please join us afterwards in the Lower Hall for tea, coffee and a chat.
Eco Group – A group of enthusiastic Eco gardeners from St Andrew’s Primary will be working away in the Jubilee Garden this Thursday afternoon, and afterwards enjoy some refreshments in the Hut.
Mona, David and Lisa, the family of the late Pat Jenkins, wish to thank our friends and parishioners for the numerous Mass cards, sympathy cards, flowers, plants and support during our recent sad bereavement. Also grateful thanks for the generous donation of £965 which has been donated to Mary’s Meals in Pat’s name. A Mass will be offered for your intentions.
Nominations for Parish Pastoral Council. Pick up a form from the porch. Members are normally appointed to serve a three year term and membership is open to active parishioners over the age of 16. Please return nomination form by Sunday, 29th April 2018. The Council is a planning body of parishioners which fosters the full participation of the entire parish in the life and mission of the Church as lived out in St. Andrew’s Parish. In consultation with the Parish Priest, the PPC actively listens to and identifies the needs and concerns of parishioners and helps develop a plan to respond to those needs.
Passover Meal - Wednesday March 28th 2018 Upper Hall7:30pm: following the success of this event over the last few years it is proposed to run the event again on Wednesday 28th March 2018.As this event involves quite a bit of preparation we need to gauge how much support it will have from Parishioners before confirming that it will definitely go ahead.If you intend to participate in this event please add your name to the sign-up sheet in the porch .If you are willing to help with preparations on the day please add your name to the separate red column.
First Confession - Sacrament of Reconciliation- Dates and Times for Primary Three - During the Season of Lent (up to Easter Sunday, 1st) Saturdays 10.30am – 11.00am; & 5.15pm – 5.45pm; Sundays 9.15 – 9.40am. Family members are encouraged, too, to take the opportunity to go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Come and join St Andrew’s Primary PTA for a St Patrick’s Day Family Celebration on Sat17th March , 7pm - 11pm Adult : £10, Child ( age 3 - 12 ):£5 Age 2 and under free. Ticket price includes Buffet. This is a BYOB event. Please contact Suzanne Gahagan 07757383843 or Siobhan McManus 07850212951 for tickets.
Remember in your prayers Neil and John who are journeying through RCIA process of becoming Catholics this Easter. A special stage of the process with prayersand the presentation of the Creed and the Our Father will take place at the 10am Mass on Tuesday 20th March.
Special note for Readers and all who use missals - on the 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays in Lent, as these are RCIA Sundays, readings are taken from Year A.
Appeal for volunteers for church cleaning. At present, the church is cleaned once a month (on the first Sunday) by a contract commercial cleaning firm. The church does, however, need to be cleaned more regularly. We would therefore like to try and re-establish a rota of volunteer cleaners. Could you give some of your time to help? Once every four weeks for a couple of hours? Would you consider being part of one of the teams? If you are interested, please contact 942 4635 / email@example.com The rota of volunteers would replace buying in the once a month service.
Washing of the Feet – Volunteers required to have their feet washed at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7.30pm Thursday 29th March. Please enter your name on the sign up sheet on the noticeboard.
Lenten Mass for the cluster parishes of St Andrew, St Benedict and St Joseph will be celebrated in St Benedict’s on Thursday 22nd March at 7pm. All most welcome.
Stations of the Cross Crossword for older children. Copies in the porch.
Stations of the Cross—Fridays in Lent at 7.00 p.m.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament—Each Saturday from 10.20 a.m. until 12.30 p.m. Please consider coming to spend some time in adoration and prayer each Saturday, especially during Lent.
Studying Spanish at school?Is your son or daughter aged 11-16 years of age and studying Spanish at school?Would it be beneficial for your child to set up an email communication or skype conversation with a Spanish child of a similar age living in Madrid?The concept is to introduce an English family to a Spanish family via email giving complete control of the situation to both sets of parents to decide how the communications between the two students should progress (eg via email, skype, etc).If you are interested and would like to ask questions or have more information please call Jackie Harrison on 0141 942 8229.The parish of St Andrew’s have agreed for this notice to go into the Bulletin, however the Parish and the Archdiocese are in no way involved in this arrangement.All aspects of this matter are solely the responsibility of the families involved.
Can you bring an extra tin during Lent? Drumchapel Foodbank have expressed their thanks for the tremendous support given by our parish weekly. If you're able to bring even just one tinned meal to Mass during Lent and leave in the porch, these would be very gratefully received. Many thanks.
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Louise Dolan, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Joseph McDermid, Charlie Harper, John Gerard Miller, Michelle Rajab, Matthew Craig, Maurice Boyce, Maria Giovanazzi, Geraldine Moy, Pat O’Neill, Michael Timoney, Baby Julia McLeod, Charlene Bishop, Annamarie McGill, Gladys Chapman, Angela McLeod, Geoff Martin, Leo Shiels, Charles Kerr, Eleanor Cheyne, Elizabeth Cairns.
Recently Dead—Daniel McClure, Frances McDade, Frank Fitzpatrick, Pat Fearon, Josephine McGinn, Flora McLeod Young
Anniversaries--Chris Cole, Angus McKinnon