and you fill me with the joy of salvation."
Coffee Morning Sunday 18th February. As part of the Parish's pledge to become a Dementia Friendly Parish, our coffee morning on Sunday 18th Feb will be to raise much needed funds for Alzheimer Scotland – East Dunbartonshire.from Alzheimer Scotland will also be on hand to provide information and. Please come along for tea and a blether and help support this very worthwhile, local charity. Thanks.Maguire.
After each Mass on 17th / 18th February the Legion of Mary - Mother of Mercy Praesidium will be recruiting for both active and (auxiliary prayer) members for the Legion of Mary in St Andrew's Parish. As member numbers are low at present for the important work undertaken on behalf of Fr Mackle and the parish, it would be lovely to welcome some new members to join us in our Prayer meeting in the Parish hut every Monday at5pm, and to help with Care Home work and visits to sick and elderly housebound parishioners, as well as visits to families who have had the celebration of a baptism or First Holy Communion.
Dates and Times for Primary Three Sacrament of Reconciliation(First Confession) - During The Season of Lent (17th February- 1st) Saturdays 10.30am – 11.00am; & 5.15pm – 5.45pm; Sundays 9.15 – 9.40am.
Ash Wednesday--14th February Distribution of Ashes at Mass at 10am and 7.00pm.Ashes can be collected from the sacristy for any housebound parishioners.
A day of fast and abstinence.
Short Term Pledge for Lent (Pioneer Association) - See notice in porch..
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, especially during Lent.
Lentfest 2018--events programme available in the porch. Visit www.lentfest.co.uk An imaginative fusion of faith and the arts.
Forty Hours Eucharistic Adoration – 4th, 5th & 6th March. More details soon.
New Hymns which we have been learning for the Confirmation Mass are in the inside back cover of the Supplementary Hymnal.
Messengers Meeting, Monday 19th February, Lower Hall. All Messengers please attend meeting for Easter Reachout. Area Leaders at 7.30pm, and Messengers at 8pm.
Lenten talks for cluster parishes.Monsignor Ryan will bethe followingtalks - Thursday 15th February, 7pm -8.30pm on Royal Scots College, Spain. Madrid 1627, Valladolid 1771, Salamanca 1988. Thursday 22nd February, 7pm - 8.30pm on The Spanish Mystics, “The Future of our Past” - St Teresa of Avila, St John of the Cross and St Ignatius of Loyola. Both talks will take place in the upper hall, and include refreshments.
Lourdes – to mark the 160th Anniversary of the Apparitions at Lourdes, and the 70th Anniversary of Glasgow Lourdes Hospitalite, our parish would like to sponsor 1 / 2 people to travel with the Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes. If you are interested or wish to nominate someone, please contact Fr Mackle on 942 4635 firstname.lastname@example.org by 28th February 2018.
The Beginning Experience residential weekend for those who find themselves alone again through divorce, separation or widowhood. 23rd – 25th March at St Mary’s, Kinnoull, Perth. Contact Ros 0131 669 0003 / email@example.com
Flourish – At the start of the 1918-2018 Catholic Education Centenary Year, in this month’s Flourish, there is a special focus on Catholic schools. Also news of a major conference on Catholic education coming to Glasgow University; a sneak preview of this year’s Lentfest; news of a ground-breaking Lent initiative by Glasgow’s Jesuits; and much more. On sale in the porch 70p
To mark the centenary of Catholic Education, all former and present pupils and families; all past and present members of teaching and support staff of John Paul Academy are invited to a Mass at 7pm on 21st February at The Immaculate Conception, 2049, Maryhill Road.
Remember in your prayers Neil Bennett and John Johnston are journeying through RCIA.Rite of Election, which is a special stage with prayers as part of the RCIA process, will take place in St Andrew’s Cathedral next Sunday 18th February at 3pm.
Racial Justice Sunday Service will take place in Cardonald Parish Church, 2155 Paisley Rd West today, Sunday 11 Feb at 4 pm. This is an ecumenical service. The Liturgy is arranged by members of our Glasgow Justice and Peace Commission. Other readings will include the words of Martin Luther King on the 30th anniversary of his death and a contribution from Margo Upritchard of the Space. St Andrew’s & St Joseph’s Justice and Peace Group
The St. Andrew’s Squad- (S.A.S.) for all children in the parish preparing for First Holy Communion, Sunday 22nd April from 9.00 – 9.4am in the Upper Hall. Any queries please contact Margaret Hendry on563 9993
Please help the Passkeepers by leaving your hymn books and order of Mass cards tidily after Masses, and by taking your bulletin away with you. Many thanks.
Can you bring an extra tin during Lent? Drumchapel Foodbank have expressed their thanks for the tremendous support given by our parish weekly. If you're able to bring even just one tinned meal to Mass during Lent and leave in the porch, these would be very gratefully received. Many thanks
Talks for Young People - The Glasgow Faith Forum's fortnightly series of talks continues at Turnbull Hall, University of Glasgow Chaplaincy, 13-15 Southpark Terrace, Glasgow, G12 8LG.
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.
The Legion of Mary - new members always welcome. Now meets on Mondays at 5pm in the Hut.
Divine Mercy Novena is prayed weekdays after morning Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. All most welcome.
Safeguarding Training - Volunteers who work in the parish with children and/or vulnerable adults, who haven't been free to attend previous safeguarding training meetings, are asked to attend either a training morning 10.30am – 12.30pm on 10th March in St Eunan’s, Clydebank; or at 196 Clyde Street from 7-9pm on 22nd March. To book, please contact Claudia.firstname.lastname@example.org tel 226 5998.
Cluster Youth Planning meeting in St Joseph’s 15th Feb 6.30pm.
Archdiocesan Finance Meeting in St Joseph’s on 22nd Feb at 7.30pm
Stations of the Cross—Fridays in Lent at 7.00 p.m.
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Louise Dolan, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Joseph McDermid, Charlie Harper, John Gerard Miller, Michelle Rajab, Matthew Craig, Maurice Boyce, Maria Giovanazzi, Geraldine Moy, Pat O’Neill, Michael Timoney, Baby Julia McLeod, Charlene Bishop, Annamarie McGill, Gladys Chapman, Angela McLeod.
Recently Dead—Pat Jenkins, Ronald Joseph Dunn, Anne McElroy, Denis McBeth, Kate McCloskey, Maureen Henderson, Joseph Muir, Mary McGovern, Sadie Riddell, Donald John MacPhee, Elizabeth McAvoy
Anniversaries--Margaret Connolly, Helen Fallen, Thomas & Agnes Cannon, Beatrice Begen