no one comes to the Father except through me."
Today is SPRED Sunday. SPecial REligious Development. SPRED works within the Church to nourish accepting and inclusive communities for people with learning disabilities. We are very blessed to have our own parish SPRED group. Please pick up a SPRED leaflet from the porch. The second collection will be taken up to support SPRED’s charitable work.
Our congratulations to Rev Nick Pryce, who was ordained a Permanent Deacon here in St Andrew's on Friday evening. We wish Nick all the very best, and may the years ahead, serving as a Deacon in the archdiocese, be filled with many blessings.
Congratulations, too, to our parishioner, Gordon Reid, on becoming a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem during a ceremony this weekend (Saturday) in the Cathedral. The purpose of the Knights is to support the Christian presence in the Holy Land.
Handyman wanted for some minor joinery work in the Upper Hall. Please contact Gordon Reid to discuss further if this is something you think you can help with on 07528 425 698.
Carfin - the rain fell throughout the day on 13th October 1917, one hundred years ago in Fatima. It didn’t cease at all the whole day at Carfin last Sunday for the Fatima Mass celebrations. All pilgrims bravely weathered the inclement weather, and all our parish pilgrims arrived back last Sunday night, somewhat a little later than anticipated, but, thankfully, safe and sound. Save the date for next year – 2nd Sept.
Primary Three Parents intending to present their child for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation, please complete an enrolment form available in the porch and return it by 13th October.
Mass of Commitment for Primary Three families will be at 10am on Sunday 29th October.
Evening Pilgrimage to Carfin– this Wednesday,th. Bus will leave at 6.30pm at the Post Office in Milngavie and return at 9.30pm. All are most welcome.
Children’s Choir – Sept 17th; Nov 12th ; Dec 3rd (Golden Jubilee Mass 10.30am) December 10th & 17th 10am mass and Kelvin Choir concert 3pm. Dec 25th (Christmas mass) – All at 10am unless otherwise stated. Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan01419429799/07749715514 - email@example.com
Vocations Awareness Week – 11th - 18th Sept. is our annual celebration of our Church dedicated to promoting vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life through prayer and education. As part of St Andrew’s Primary marking this important week for Vocations Awareness, Fr Mackle will meet with the P7 pupils and their teachers Tuesday 12th Sept 2pm to have a chat about vocations, which will include Q&A, and they will be able to ask any questions they might have. Pray for vocations, especially for our archdiocese. Prayer cards available in the porch. Vocations Vigil – 15th Sept 7pm Turnbull Hall. All most welcome.
Could God be calling you to serve as a priest? Please get in touch to find out more about discerning your vocation, and information about the monthly evenings of discernment. Call Fr Ross Campbell on 339 4315. Email: Ross.Campbell.firstname.lastname@example.org Pick up a copy of the Vocations leaflet from the porch. It is a good read of several young men who have discerned a vocation to the Priesthood.
St Andrew's Primary PTA Quiz Night – this Friday 15th September. 7pm - 9.30pm in St Andrew's School Hall. BYOB. Tickets £4.00 in advance or £5.00 on the door from Siobhan 07850212951 or Suzanne 07757383843.
Gavin's Mill - the new Fair Trade centre in Milngavie is run by volunteers. If you would like to help as a volunteer, please email: email@example.com phone Margaret Morrison on 07946807370 or 0141 942 8189. Shifts run from 9.30 - 1.00 and 1.00 - 4.30 and even 1 shift a week or a fortnight would help.
Aid to the Church in Need will make an appeal at all the Masses on the weekend 23rd/24th September. After the vigil Mass on the 23rd at 7pm in the Lower Hall, ACN will give a presentation on their work, and there will be an opportunity for Q&A. Teas and coffees will be served. All are most welcome. Organised by the parish's Justice and Peace Group. An invitation has been extended to all in the Association of Bearsden Churches. ACN helps and assists persecuted and oppressed Christians around the world.
Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated for P7 pupils of St Andrew’s and St Joseph’s Parishes in St Joseph’s Church 7pm 6th February 2018.
A meeting for parents and sponsors - Thursday 28th September 2017 at 7pm in St Joseph’s Church Hall, Milngavie.
Padre Pio Prayer Group meets on Mondays at 7pm. All welcome. For information or interest, please contact Kay Dick 0141 942 7771 or Kate Hay 0141 931 5154.
Mary’s Meals clothing collection. Volunteers from Mary's Meals will be here next weekend 16th / 17th September to collect any used clothing. A second collection will be taken up to support this important charity.
Both church halls are also free at weekends for birthday parties, christenings, anniversary parties, fund raisers, weddings and funerals. For further details, please visit the web site on http://www.standrewsbearsden.co.uk/church-halls.html or call the Halls Letting Secretary on 07528 425 698.
Emmaus – 10.30am on 15th Sept
Cluster – 7pm on 18th Sept
Liturgy Group – 7pm on 19th Sept
Confirmation Preparation – 7pm on 28th Sept (in St Joseph’s)
What’s on the next few months?
Sunday 17th Sept – Coffee Morning
Sunday 22nd October – Coffee Morning
Sunday 29th October – Mass of Commitment for P3 Families
Sunday 29th Oct – Youth NET Ministry Golden Jubilee Retreat
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – each Saturday from 10.30am until 12.30pm. Please consider coming to spend some time in adoration and prayer each Saturday.
Drumchapel food bank - all items left in the porch are taken each Monday to the foodbank. Many thanks.
Upcoming Special second collections – SPRED – 10th Sept; Mary’s Meals – 17th Sept; Aid to the Church in Need – 24th Sept.
Safeguarding Training. who work in the parish with children and/or vulnerable adults, who haven't previouslytraining, areto attend one of the following training evenings - 18th September 7-9pm in St Flannan's, Kirkintilloch or Monday, 16th October 7-9pm in St Paul's, Whiteinch.book, please firstname.lastname@example.org 5998.
The Legion of Mary - new members always welcome. Meets now on Mondays at 4pm in the Hut. The Legion, over the course of the next few months, will be visiting this year’s First Holy Communion families.
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Louise Dolan, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Joseph McDermid, Charlie Harper, Paul Sheridan, John Gerard Miller, Maureen MacIntosh, Michelle Rajab, Matthew Craig, Maurice Boyce, Margaret Kieran, Maura Murphy, Maria Giovanazzi, Clare MacTavish, Jim Cameron, Mary Magovern, Jackie McCann, Vikki Allinson, Eileen Brown, Annamaria McGill, Shona Doherty, Michael Moss.
Recently Dead—Fred McGettigan, James Desmond Lamb, Frank Kershaw, Audrey Carroll, Eileen Brown.
Anniversaries--Elizabeth & Willie John McAuley, Eric Allen NYFD, Moira Smith NYPD, John & Veronica Ward, Martin Dick, Paul Dolan, Stephen O’Hare