for I tell you that from this time on
I shall not drink of the fruit of the vine
until the kingdom of God comes."
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Saturdays 10am – 11am. Confessions throughout
Confessions – Also on Saturdays 4.15pm – 4.45pm & Sundays 9.15am – 9.40am
Holy Week Confession Times:
· Palm Sunday – 9.15 – 9.40am
· Monday 11th – 9.15 – 9.40am
· Tuesday 12th – 9.15 – 9.40am and 7-8pm
· Wednesday 13th – 9.15 – 9.40am
· Good Friday – after 10am Morning Prayer & after 3pm Liturgy
· Holy Saturday – after 10am Morning Prayer
- Easter Sunday – 9.15 – 9.40am
Please keep in your prayers Jacks, Rebecca, Jason and Rokas, who will be received into the Church at the Easter Vigil.
The Association of Bearsden Churches Songs of Praise will be celebrated in Westerton Church at 7pm on Easter Sunday.
Walk, Cycle or Scoot to the Vigil or Easter Sunday Mass next weekend. An opportunity to take climate change action! Thinking about the air that we breathe and doing our bit to make it cleaner.
We are delighted that the Piety Stall has reopened. We have lots of lovely new stock, including cards, books and gifts for Easter and First Communion. Volunteers required. If you could spare 15 minutes before and after a Mass, please call Anne MacIntosh 931-5861 or Annamaria Strachan 942-9799.
A huge thanks goes to everyone who has been involved in keeping us safe in our church and halls, especially over the past two years. Stewards will continue to minister at Mass along with passkeepers to meet and greet you on arrival.
St Andrews Squad (SAS), Sundays 24th April and 8th May, for all Primary 4 children in the parish celebrating First Holy Communion this May. Please come along to the Upper Hall at 9am leading into the 10am Mass with children’s liturgy.
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week - Palm Sunday (10 April) Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped; then the lame shall leap like a deer, and the tongue of the speechless sing for joy. For waters shall break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert. Isaiah 35:5-6
Peer Support Group for Women Of Faith Affected By Separation or Divorce first Friday monthly 6pm St Patrick's, Dumbarton. For information contact 07970928028.
Now that the restrictions around COVID have been relaxed, the halls committee is pleased to confirm that family celebrations such as birthday and christening parties can, once again, be held in the halls. They are available to let on Friday evenings, and Saturday and Sunday afternoons and evenings, from Saturday, April 23. For any reservations or further information please call the lettings secretary on 07528 425 698.
After daily Mass, coffee, tea and biscuits are served in The Hut. All most welcome.
SCIAF’s wee box, big change appeal. wee boxes to be returned, please, by Easter Sunday.
The Pope's Twitter (@Pontifex)
The Pope's Instagram (@Franciscus)
The Pope’s monthly video
This week: Available now: “AGAP Theatre: Sign of Contradiction - The Passion Story” by Stephen Callaghan. Recorded Live at Lentfest 2019. Live Premiere: Monday 11th April at 7pm (Also available Afterwards): Rehearsed Reading of Dramatised Stations of the Cross.
Live Premiere: Good Friday 15 April: 7pm (Also available Afterwards) Stations of the Cross by James Callaghan with meditations led by Bishop John Keenan. Live Zoom chat afterwards at 8pm.
Parish Website – On the latest page and bulletin pages, click on subscribe for a daily summary of the previous day's posts.
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, Instgram, the parish website and on our exterior noticeboard.
Please remember in your prayers those in need, those who are sick and housebound and those in hospital.
Recently Dead: Joe Boyle, Fr Jim Dean, Molly McGavigan, Monsignor Des Maguire, Tilly Power, Remo Verrico, George Ward, Pat Wiseman.
Anniversary: Bernard Cooper, Patrick McManus Morrison, Elise O’Hagan.