PFFA & Caritas – both parishes are working along with St Nicholas’ to make arrangements for the PFFA candidates to receive their award, which most probably will be a ceremony in the school. More details soon regarding this and the Caritas Award to our young parishioners.
Any parents who are interested in joining and getting involved in youth work in St Andrew’s and St Joseph’s parishes, then please do get in touch with the Youth Ministry Team firstname.lastname@example.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 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.
Confessions are now being heard again back in the church – Saturdays 4.15pm – 4.45pm & Sunday 9.15am – 9.40am, and on request.
Our Parish’s Triduum Videos are on our parish’s YouTube channel. They’re worth continuing to reflect on during the Easter Season. A huge thanks to all those who contributed to the videos and to the parish team for looking after their production.
Children’s Liturgy: each week in the form of a video of the week’s Gospel reading. Available at : https://www.rpbooks.co.uk/celebrate-following-your-faith This is an excellent resource in these exceptional times of no public Masses with children’s liturgy.
Adoration for Easter : Visit Adorecast Take a few extra minutes each day to have a heart to heart with Christ. “Be still and know that I am God.”
The Piety Stall online store now has a large selection of cards & gifts for sale. Orders can be placed and either collected from the organisers’ homes or delivery can be arranged if collection isn’t suitable.https://www.standrewsbearsden.co.uk/piety-stall.html
THE SCOTTISH CATHOLIC HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION (SCHA) is delighted to host: “Twentieth-Century Scottish Catholicism: A Sociological Perspective” presented by Dr. Paul Gilfillan, Queen Margaret University on Tuesday 27th April 2021 at 1:00 p.m. Via Zoom. To reserve a place for this online event please sign up here: bit.ly/3sOl1zU (N.B. Registration closes at 5 p.m. on 26h April 2021).
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week – 11 April (International Street Child Day is observed on 12 April) If you break a computer it is a tragedy, but poverty, the needs, the dramas of so many people end up becoming the norm. ... In so many parts of the world there are children who have nothing to eat, that's not news, it seems normal. It cannot be this way!
Pope Francis, General Audience, 5/06/2013
“Nuclear deterrence and the threat of mutually assured destruction cannot be the basis for an ethic of peaceful coexistence. The youth of today and tomorrow deserve far more.” Pope Francis to the UN 2014 And so how to respond in this year of pandemic and a looming climate crisis to the UK government’s choice of weapons over aid? UKs nuclear arsenal (30% up) vs food for starving children (30% down) breaking both a 30yr treaty commitment to reduce nuclear weapons stocks and a pledge to maintain overseas aid at 0.7 % of GDP. Isaiah’s (700 BC) plea to his people to “beat their swords into ploughshares … learn war no more”, and Jesus’s command to “suffer little children…to come unto me”, nowhere in sight. Encourage politicians to use all resources available both personal and collaborative to promote true peace, justice and equality and in so doing speak truth to power. Link to petition to dispose of uk nuclear weapons. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions /574779
St Andrew’s & St Joseph’s J&P Group
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: email@example.com by12noon on the Wednesday before publication. Copies of the bulletin are available on Facebook, Twitter and on the parish website.
Recently Dead – Nada Angelini, Terry McGahan, Hugh McGeever, Margaret McKay, Betty Robertson
Anniversaries – Jimmy Gordon, Elise O’Hagan, Thomas Parker