and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me."
Children’s Liturgy: each week in the form of a video of the week’s Gospel reading. This is an excellent resource for parents to use until the children’s liturgy at Mass resumes. Available at: https://www.rpbooks.co.uk/celebrate-following-your-faith
Mission Month October & World Mission Sunday 24th Oct offers parishes the chance to support missionaries and the Church in proclaiming the Gospel throughout the world. The World Mission Sunday collection and our prayers support priests, religious and lay leaders in the Church's vital missionary work. Pick up a copy this weekend at Mass of the Mission Sunday magazine. For those who normally gift aid, there's a form inside the magazine.
All P3 parents intending to present their child for the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Lent 2022, and for First Holy Communion in May/June 2023, please collect an enrolment form from the sacristy. P7 parents should collect an enrolment form for Confirmation. All forms are to be returned, please, by Sunday, October 17.
The Pope Francis Faith Award for the next cohort of P6 pupils starts soon with an enrolment service after the October break. All the very best to all who have enrolled. PFFA invites young people at the Primary 6 and 7 stages, when learning about the Sacrament of Confirmation, to use the gifts of the Holy Spirit and to see how they can bear fruit in their homes, schools and parishes.
RCIA – please keep in your prayers Rebecca, Jacqueline, Jason and Rokas as they begin their journey through the RCIA process of becoming Catholics at Easter.
The Scottish Catholic magazine, Scotland’s new national Catholic publication, will launch this Friday, 15th Oct price £2. First edition will be free. The magazine’s social media accounts are active, @thescotCatholic on Twitter and @ScottishCatholic on Facebook.
YOUTH COP26 afternoon of fun activities ~ for P5 – S3 ~ Sunday 24th Oct in St Andrew’s Hall. 1pm -3pm. Bring a recyclable packed lunch. Soft drinks will be provided. All Covid-19 restrictions will be observed. Don't miss this fun time. Tell your friends. Sign up for it at https://forms.gle/w5YXpkbo6VdtyTsq7 Great we’ve now got a drone to film your COP26 messages with plastic bottles.
Climate Change Sunday 6/7 Nov. COP26 Walk to Worship ~ walk, cycle or scoot to the Vigil or Sunday Mass, if you can. An opportunity to take climate change action! Thinking about the air that we breathe and doing our bit to make the beauty of God’s creation cleaner.
Poster Competition time for P1-P4 ~ theme WALK TO WORSHIP. Let your imaginations run wild by designing a Climate change poster. All entries should be made electronically/scanned and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 7th Nov at 12 noon. Prizes available for best poster in the categories of P1/2 and P3/4 – good luck!
Climate Change Sunday - 7th Nov. 10am Mass will be a focus on praying for COP26 - praying that all the political leaders seek to embrace the changes needed to foster a more sustainable society - praying that at their Glasgow meeting they will commit their nations to the care of the poorest and most vulnerable in our world. COP26 starts 1st Nov, All Saints' Day. Let us unite our prayers with all the prayers of all the saints in heaven, praying that the world's leaders will be committed to hearing the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.
March with SCIAF on 6th November and with people across Scotland and unite with climate activists who have travelled far and wide and let your voice be heard during COP26. Location: Kelvingrove Park. Time: 12 noon
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week - 10th October Listen, my beloved brothers and sisters. Has not God chosen the poor in the world to be rich in faith and to be heirs of the kingdom that he has promised to those who love him? James 2:5
Send a Message to our leaders to protect the things we love from the climate emergency. By following this link to https://climatescotland.org you can have your message to the leaders attending COP26 delivered to them at the conference. Please help to encourage those you know to add their voice by leaving a message. It is hoped to gather 10,000 messages from all across Scotland.
In this Year of St Joseph, please visit our sleeping St Joseph statue. You can write out a petition and place it under the statue. Let St Joseph ‘sleep on it’.
Peer Support Group for Women Of Faith Affected By Separation or Divorce meets first Friday of each month at 6p.m. at St Patrick's Church Hall, Dumbarton. For information contact Tricia Imrie on 07970928028. Please note, the meeting in Nov will be on Fri 12th.
The Pope's Twitter (@Pontifex) and Instagram (@Franciscus) ~ worth following for topical issues. Pope’s monthly video ~ a great resource of contemporary commentary by the Holy Father on current issues. Available at https://thepopevideo.org/
Drumchapel Foodbank. Regularly your donations are dropped off at the foodbank by our parish volunteers. Thanks for continuing to give the foodbank your support. Our soup-run volunteers continue to collect donations from M&S Byres Rd & Milngavie for delivery to Drumchapel & St Gregory’s Foodbanks, the Wayside Club & Aspire.
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: Mrs Astapencova, Agnes Cole, Michael McBride, Kevin McCludden, Bet McIntosh, Eileen McTavish, Sylvia Tartaglia.
Anniversaries: Olive Chateau, Mary Glen, Jim Hay, Edith Higgins, Maureen McRobbie, Keith McVicar, Marie Smith.