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Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Lady—Friday 15th August—A Holy Day of Obligation. Masses: 10am and 7pm. (11am in St Andrew’s Primary).
August edition of Flourish now on sale. Full coverage of Church involvement in Commonwealth Games; Lourdes Pilgrimage report and pictures; End of an era for All Saints; Bells ring out at St Aloyisus for first time in 50 years and Pope’s calls for peach in Holy Land. All this and much much more in the official journal of the Archdiocese. Pi9ck up a copy from the piety stall.
Parish Bus Trip to Carfin for the National Pilgrimage. Some seats still available. Sunday, September 7th. Bus will leave parish at 1pm and return approx. 7.30pm. £3. Mass at 3pm. Rosary procession at 5pm. There’s a good cafeteria at Carfin, or you might want to take a packed lunch. Please sign sheet in porch or mention to Dorothy MacLean, if you would like to go.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Catholic Church, speak to Fr Mackle, who will be happy to talk you through the RCIA process. To be baptised, confirmed and come to share in the Eucharist is possible at any age! Today, men and women from a variety of backgrounds are responding to the call to follow Christ and celebrate the Sacraments of the Church.
Order of Mass Children’s card. Specially designed to help children celebrate and understand the Mass. Copies available in the pews.
Prolife Youth Rally – Project Truth – Saturday, 16th Aug in Turnbull Hall. Open to all aged16-30. See poster in porch for more details.
Family Fun Night - Saturday 20th September. Food, bingo and quizzes to suit the whole family. In the upper hall 7 til 10.30 pm. byob. Tickets - £3 per adult, £2 per child. Please contact David and Veronica Maguire firstname.lastname@example.org or text 07884468212. Many thanks.
Baptism Course. The next preparation morning course will be on Saturday, 6th September at 11am in the Lower Hall for parents and Godparents. If you are looking to make arrangements to have your child baptised, please speak to Fr Mackle.
Glasgow Lecture - Knights of St Columba - Thursday 14th August 7pm. Speaker – Bishop John Keenan. Topic: Marriage and Theology of the Body. The Ogilvie Centre, Rose Street, Garnethill. All are very welcome.
Calling Catechists - Award in Catholic Theological Education If you would like the opportunity to develop your knowledge and understanding of the Catholic faith this two-year part-time course may be of interest to you. Primarily aimed at those who wish to exercise the ministry of Catechist in the parish, it is also suitable for those who wish to study for their own purposes. For further information, or to request an application pack, contact the RE Department 226 5898 or email: email@example.com
Special Second Collections – 17th August, Assisted Parishes; 14th September, Assisted Parishes; 28th September, Xavarian Mission Appeal; 5th October, Pro-Life White Flower Appeal; 19th October, Mission Sunday; 9th November, Survive Miva; 16th November, Assisted Parishes.
Emmaus Glasgow Community provides living and workspace for the homeless. Visit www.emmausglasgow.org.uk. Any unwanted furniture for recycling? Phone Celia on 342 4089. Van Mon – Sat to collect for free.
A local group of the University of Third Age has been set up for people who are retired or semi-retired. If you would like to learn a new skill and meet like-minded people, the third Tuesday of every month at 11am in the Upper Hall is for you.
Foodbank - Your continued support for this local project is very much appreciated. Currently there is a shortage of the following food and household items:- Pasta sauces, Cereals, Rice, Pot noodles, Flavoured rice, Flavoured pasta, Tins of pasta (e.g. spaghetti hoops), Tins of fish (tuna & sardines), Tins of meat dishes, Tins of fruit, Pudding, UHT milk, Treats (chocolate biscuits, sweets), Squash or cordial, Toothbrush / toothpaste, Toilet paper, Disposable nappies. Although grateful for all that they receive, quantity is what is required at present and they are delighted to take “own brand” or “lower cost brand” items.
Discerning a Vocation to the Priesthood? If you think God may be inviting you to such a vocation, and for evenings of Catechesis, Prayer and Fraternity to help discern your vocation (2nd Friday of the month) please contact Vocations Director, Fr Ross Campbell, firstname.lastname@example.org (339 4315)
Padre Pio Prayer Group – Every Monday at 7 pm. All very welcome.
Why not email a link to the bulletin to someone who cannot be at church today.
Coffee Morning—After 10am Mass, Sunday 17th August. Please come along and join us. Donations of home baking (no nuts please) always gratefully received.
This month we are raising funds for St Thomas Convent School, Kurukhetra District, Pehowa, India which takes around 2,000 children, girls and boys from 5-18 in a rural area of the Himalayas. Fr Mathew, the Headmaster, wants to introduce English Language to the school to improve the children’s employment prospects and they need text books, both for the school and to lend to individual children who cannot otherwise afford them.
Also, many thanks to everyone who came along to the coffee morning held in June. The sum of £100 was raised for St Margaret of Scotland Hospice, Clydebank.
There will also be Tickets on sale at this coffee morning for the Family Fun Night.
Dementia Cafes in Bearsden and Milngavie—Meet in a relaxed and informal environment where people with dementia and their carers can talk to each other about some of the issues they face living with a diagnosis of dementia.
Milngavie—1st Wednesday of the month, 10am-12noon. Oakburn Gardens Retirement Complex, 1 Oakburn Ave, Milngavie, G62 7NQ
Bearsden—4th Tuesday of the month, 2pm-4pm. Killermont Parish Church, Rannoch Drive, Bearsden, G61 2LD
Free of charge—see notice in the church porch.
The Masses of Thanksgiving for Don Bosco’s life and mission—see notice in the church porch.
44th Annual Art Exhibition—see notice in the porch
Vincentians In Partnership—St. Vincent de Paul Annual Carfin Mass, Saturday 27th September. Rosary Procession 1pm, Mass 2pm See notice in the porch.
Mass Attendance – 26 / 27 July. Vigil Mass - 107; 10am Mass - 202 ; 12 noon Mass – 147. Total – 456.