for he has worked wonders."
Rehearsal for 17th May First Holy Communion Mass - Wednesday 13th May, 10am Mass followed by rehearsal.
Piety Stall: First Holy Communion Cards and gifts and other cards and gifts on sale from the piety stall in the porch.
Thanksgiving Prayer Service and Party for all First Communicants will take place on Sunday 31st May at 3pm.
Ascension Thursday - 14th May and a Holyday of Obligation. Masses 10am (1.30pm in St Andrew's Primary) and 7pm.
The Mass for Neophytes (adults who have been recently baptised or received into the Church) will take place in the Cathedral at 3pm on Pentecost Sunday, 24th May.
There will be a second collection this weekend for SCIAF’s emergency appeal on behalf of Nepal. SCIAF, has been quick to respond and has sent £50,000 immediately to its sister agency Caritas Nepal and opened an on-line emergency appeal. There has been an excellent response to this appeal and hopefully this will continue.
Other Special Second Collections this month – 17th May – Communications Sunday; 31st May – Day for Life Pro-Life collection.
May Devotions – Rosary 9.40am daily. Rosary and Benediction Sundays at 4.30pm.
SPRED Raffle – Please help SPRED Glasgow and buy one of our raffle tickets. Prizes include a framed signed Celtic top, £200 shopping vouchers, Kindle Fire and many more great prizes. Tickets are 50p each / £5 for book of 10, on sale after all Masses on 16/17 May. To be drawn on Fri 5th June. Or call Lorna Donnelly on 942 0696.
St Andrew’s Primary PTA are hosting a Ladies Charity Night on Friday 29th May from 7pm in the school hall. Entry is £6, payable on the door, which includes a cocktail (BYOB). Proceeds will be split evenly between PTA funds and Team Lewis, which has been set up to provide entertainment and support for siblings of sick children whilst visiting their brother or sister in hospital. There will be a disco, raffle and competitions. Please contact either Anne MacIntosh (07866 009078) or Karen Hughes (07732 676253) for more information. All welcome.
If you are interested in the Legion of Mary, which is a group for men and women, please come along to an information meeting in the chapel-house this Tues, 12th May at 7pm. All are very welcome. Please pray for the success of this intention to form once again in our parish the Legion of Mary.
Friends of Ecumenism Evening - 21 May at Clyde Street. 6.30 pm tea / coffee for 7pm start. A presentation will be given by Alistair Dutton, the Director of the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund. As this year is the fiftieth anniversary of SCIAF, we look forward to hearing how SCIAF's experience can contribute to our on-going ecumenical discussion. Members of all churches are warmly invited to come. For catering purposes, please confirm attendance with Liz Taite Elizabeth.Taite@rcag.org.uk 226 5898). Setting Out on the Road - an introductory course on teaching religious education in Catholic schools – an exciting new opportunity for those who wish to teach religious education in Catholic schools and have not obtained a preliminary qualification to teach Catholic R.E. Further details are available on the SCES website: www.sces.org.uk
Catholic Education Commission Open Forum: Developing Teachers and Leaders for Catholic Schools - Saturday 13th June (10am to 1pm) in the Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road Edinburgh EH9 1BB. To book a place, register on-line at: www.cec20150613.eventbrite.co.uk
Catholic Youth Festival - 30 July to 2 August at University of Stirling Campus. The event is open to those 14 -25 years of age. If you are keen to go let us know, and contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org See this week’s flyer.
Padre Pio Prayer Group – every Monday at 7pm. All are very welcome.
Mass attendance – 4/5 May – 571
The Real Dangers of Assisted Suicide. John Deighan will give a talk in the Upper Hall at 7:30pm on Thursday 28th May 2015 in which he will respond to the arguments commonly used to advance assisted suicide, i.e. that it stems from compassion and a respect for personal choice. John is well placed to give this talk having been the Parliamentary Officer for the Catholic Bishops’ Conference for 16 years before recently taking up the position of Chief Executive Officer for the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children. He has been heavily involved in organising the efforts to prevent euthanasia and assisted suicide being legalised in Scotland since the creation of the Scottish Parliament. His talk on this highly topical subject will begin with tea and coffee and there will be an opportunity for questions and discussion afterwards.
Parish Pastoral Council – next meeting Thursday 21st May in the upper hall. 6.45pm coffee for 7pm start.
A big thank you—to St Andrew’s RCC, Immaculate Conception RCC, Cadder Church and Ruchill/Kelvinside Church for your continued weekly donations to Greater Maryhill Foodbank. Your support is invaluable to the service we provide. Julie Webster.
Maryhill Foodbank. Donations of tins and packets of food will be gratefully received.
Sponsored Millport Bike Ride - 6th June. A full day out for all the family. St Margaret of Scotland Hospice - celebrating 65 years of care. Visit www.smh.org.uk or see the poster in porch for more details.
Baptism Preparation Course - for parents and godparents - 4th June at 7pm in the upper hall
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Margaret McGuire, Paul Morton, Mamie Bradie, Dante Biagioi, Peter Crainie, Margaret Merilees, Betty Clark, Hil Black, Karen Hopper (Livingston) Alison Burns, Paul Connolly, Louise Dolan, Sheila McCallum, Rosemary McLean, Elizabeth McCusker, Stuart Harvey, Mick Henry, Sheena Smith, Charlie Melly, Steven Byrne, Mark Greenlees, Samatha Harkins, Gilbert O’Rourke, Margaret Cairney, Denis Campbell, Margaret Kearney, Ronald Coia, Mary Cox
Recently Dead—Queenie Kennedy, Geraldo Pisaneschi, Peter MacDonald, Bridie Pettigrew, Andrew Thompson, Anne Marie Tulip, John MacKinnon, Veronica Carey, Declan Wilson, Margaret Ross McKay, George Kerr