Welcome to all who are attending today’s 10am Mass online, especially all families who have had a celebration of baptism within the past year.
The cribs in both halls, in the church and both our outdoor ones will remain up for 40 days through to Candlemas on 2nd February. Why not keep yours up in your home until then? It's such a terrific visual aid and the 40 days allow us to adore the new-born Christ for longer. When you’re out for your lockdown stroll, feel free to call in for a wee prayer before our outdoor cribs.
Youth Ministry Team Thinking caps are on for future youth events.
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.
New Year Appeal - 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.
Sacrament of Reconciliation (First Confession) for Primary 3 pupils is due to be celebrated on Saturdays 20th & 27thMarch 10am – 11am. The current lockdown may affect these dates.
First Holy Communion for Primary 4 pupils will be celebrated on Saturday 8th, Sunday 9th, Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th May. All Masses at 2pm. It is uncertain at this stage to know what the maximum capacity at each First Communion Mass will be.
Confirmations for Primary 7 & Secondary 1 pupils. The dates for these are yet to be decided. All parents for all these Sacraments will be advised in due course regarding preparations and arrangements.
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.
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week - 10th January (Baptism of the Lord)
Spreading the Gospel means that we are the first to proclaim and live the reconciliation, forgiveness, peace, unity, and love that the Holy Spirit gives us. Pope Francis, The Church of Mercy
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.
Recently Dead – Elizabeth Cunning, Yolanda D’Ambrosio, Charlie Harkness, Theresa Maguire, Catherine McCallum, Tommy McDonnell, Ken Murray, Marino Nelli, Peter O’Neill,
Anniversaries – Margaret Garvie, Anne Gilbey, Jim Hanlon, Andrew Higgins, Patrick and Mary Mulhern, Margaret Murphy, Charles O’Leary