No one comes to the Father except through me.
If you know me, then you will also know my Father.
From now on you do know him and have seen him.”
The Scottish Government has set up a website asking for ideas on how to reopen society.
The link below is to get an idea about opening up places of worship. It would be good if this proposal could make it to the top of the govt's list.
Please rate this idea, have your say and spread the word!
St Andrew's Piety Stall With the stall being closed at present we are offering individual cards for posting, or collection from the chapel house porch. We have: Individual cards -mass cards/ Anniversary mass/ mass for intentions/ mass for get well/ prayer for recovery/ sympathy/ thinking of you/ blank/ get well/ birthday/ good luck in exams/ new baby all £1 per card
Mini prayer cards- Footprints/ A prayer for you/ At this time of sorrow/ Family Prayer/ In Loving Memory /Friendship/ Hope/ As I live Each Day all 40p each
P&P is £1 per order (up to 4 cards) or free if collected from the chapel house porch.
Please email Annamaria ( email@example.com) to request cards. Payment can be made by bank transfer or a cheque. If you are looking for anything else, please ask.
Thank you. Annamaria and Anne
The World Day of Prayer for Vocations was on Sunday, May 3rd
O God, we humbly ask you to bless our Archdiocese of Glasgow with many priests, brothers and sisters who will love You with their whole strength and gladly spend their entire lives to serve your Church and to make You known and loved.
Bless our families, bless our young people. Choose from our homes those needed for your work.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, pray for us, pray for our priests, religious and deacons. Obtain for us many more. Pray, too, for our seminarians, especially during this period of lockdown, that they may be given courage and perseverance in their discerning. Amen.
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week - Sunday 10 May
I would therefore like us all to make the serious commitment to respect and care for creation, to pay attention to every person, to combat the culture of waste and of throwing out so as to foster a culture of solidarity and encounter.
Pope Francis, General Audience 5 June 2013, World Day of the Environment
SCIAF: This Lent, your £1=£2 (and even more if you Gift Aid it).
From 21st February to 20th May all public donations made to the WEE BOX BIG CHANGE appeal will be doubled by the UK government.
Your donations will help SCIAF’s life changing work around the world, while match funding from the UK government will transform the lives of thousands of extremely vulnerable women affected by sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Please show your usual generosity. In these circumstances, without there obviously being a collection, all donations are to be sent direct to SCIAF.
Justice & Peace group
Archdiocesan St Nicholas Care Fund is currently prioritising applications for projects and initiatives providing support to those most affected by the current Covid19 crisis. Groups working to support families, refugees, children of key workers or others are invited to submit applications for consideration. There are currently no deadlines for applications, and they are are being assessed remotely. The Care Fund is doing its best to make the process as swift as possible. Grants are being paid via bank transfer.
Application forms are available on the website: http://www.rcag.org.uk/index.php/the-archdiocese/st-nicholas-care-fund and can be emailed directly to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Other conditions remain the same - you need to submit an application form, get two referees, and one-off costs only will be covered.
RCAG Youth continue to offer a variety of online opportunities for the young people of the archdiocese - including Morning Prayer LIVE!, Lectio Divina Online and weekly audiences with guest speakers, amidst other things. To find out more, please check out www.facebook.com/RCAGYouth"
During this Lovely Month of May, how about setting up a May altar in your home? There are many examples online. If you email a photo of yours to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org we will put it online here.
Visiting of Sick and Housebound:- The clergy and extraordinary ministers of holy communion unfortunately are not permitted to visit the sick and housebound as these are high risk people and we need to avoid bringing the virus to them. Please don't hesitate to phone 942 4635 for telephone ministry.
Virtual Mass:- the Cathedral streams Mass twice per day (1300 & 1715) on Weekdays and on Sundays with Vigil Mass Saturday at 1715, Sundays 1000, 1200, 1715). You can join in spiritually through the link on their website or by going directly to the link https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-andrews-cathedral
Monsignor and Fr Mackle continue to celebrate Mass separately throughout the Easter Season praying for the parish community and their intentions.
Drumchapel foodbank: If you can, as part of your daily exercise this week, drop off a food donation in the chapel house porch and our volunteers will get it to those in need. Also, If you know of anyone who lacks resources to buy food, please mention the foodbank at St Joseph's Milngavie (hall on left hand side), which opens from 2pm to 3.30pm on Fridays and 12.30-13.30pm on Sundays.
Our parish's soup run and some new volunteers continue to deliver more than 700 GWR hot meals each week to families and individuals in need. This includes deliveries to Drumchapel and St Gregory's foodbanks, those in emergency accommodation across the city and a registered charity in Drumchapel supporting vulnerable families.
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 chapelhouse or sent by email: email@example.com by 12noon on the Wednesday before publication. Copies of the bulletin will be available on Facebook, Twitter and on the parish website.
Flourish – this month's available at www.flourishnewspaper.co.uk
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.
Have you ever considered adoption as a way to grow your family? Could you provide a loving, stable family environment for a child who needs a forever home? If you would like to find out more about the adoption process, please visit www.stmargaretsadoption.org.uk or contact us on 0141 332 8371 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recently Dead – Joe Devine, Elise O'Hagan, Jim Main, Suzanne Salt, Margaret Gallagher, Fr Dominic Doogan, Alice Alker, Catherine Clarke, Mary Innes, Jim Gibson, Darren O'Malley, James Cassie, John Durkin, Maurice Boyce, Anne McAllister, Margaret Arioli, Anne Marie Nadoo, Danny Devlin, Ian Watt
Anniversaries – Andrew Thompson, Mark Adams, Alice Cassidy, Camilla Sheridan, Carol Smith, Elizabeth Brannan, Elizabeth Barrett.
Month's Mind – Elise O'Hagan
Six Months' Mind – Maria Farmer