to God who is, who was, and who is to come."
Parish BBQ – Join us for a Golden Jubilee BBQ at 1.15pm today, Sunday 11th June in the church grounds. A fun-filled afternoon with games for the children and music. Tables will be set up in the hall for those who wish to be in out of the sun (or the wind and the rain). BBQ – Photographs / videos of people at the BBQ event and taking part in activities may be submitted to the local newspaper, appear on social media, or be put on display on the church or halls noticeboards. If you have any objections, please speak to one of the organisers or call St Andrew’s on 0141 942 4635.
A Huge Thank You to all who participated in the Youth Mass for the beginning of our parish’s Golden Jubilee Mission, and to the adult helpers who made it a very special celebration in the church and in the hall afterwards. Photographs taken on the evening may appear on the parish’s and school’s Facebook and on the youth noticeboard in the porch. If parents/guardians have any issues with this, please speak to Fr Mackle.
St. Andrew`s Parish is recruiting for the Young Musicians Group who sing and play at the Saturday evening vigil Mass once a month at St. Andrew`s. Enthusiastic singers or instrumentalists of Grade 3 or above are welcome! If you would be interested in joining this group, please contact Nick Joint on 07743 473420 or email him on N.JOINT@sky.com
Well done and many congratulations to Liam McKechnie, and to the one thousand young people from across Scotland who were presented with the Caritas Award last Thursday at the Clyde Auditorium. The Award celebrates the faith witness which the Caritas candidates give within their home, school and parish. If you will be in your final year of school after summer, or just finished secondary and are interested in becoming a candidate for the 2017 / 2018 Caritas award, speak to Fr. Mackle or contact Elizabeth Reid at Elizabeth_reid@ntlworld.com Interested candidates already signing up. Do think about joining them? visit www.caritasaward.org.
During the summer, on Tuesdays from 13th June until 18th July, the church will be open until the later time of 7.30pm for anyone who might want to call in for some peace and quiet prayer.
Last Coffee Morning before the Holidays!!!! Sunday 18th June - Please come along and join us in the upper hall afteramthis Sunday, 18th, for the last coffee morning before the summer holidays.It's also FATHER'S DAY, so treat dad to a cuppa and some home baking. Thanks for all your support and happy holidays when they come!!! Veronica and David Maguire.
A very sincere thank you to all who helped make our Jubilee Mass with anointing of the sick such a success. Our thanks especially to the staff of the eight nursing homes, the parish’s extraordinary ministers, and to all who looked after the Liturgy and the wonderful reception in the hall afterwards.
Children’s Choir -11th & 18th June. Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 01419429799/07749715514 - email@example.com
SPRED. A huge thank you to the generous parishioners of St Andrew's, who spent almost £250 buying our Raffle Tickets. Tickets went into the Draw which took place during our Ceilidh/Tombola on Friday 2nd June....alas there were no winning tickets this time so we'll hopefully do better next year!!! Lorna Donnelly.
Extention of 50th Art Exhibition. Due to the success of our Art Exhibition, the 50th Anniversary Committee agreed at the last meeting on 30th May 2017 to extend the Art Exhibition until mid December 2017. We are very grateful for all art work which has been submitted and hopeful that the artists involved are happy to continue to provide their work for this period. If not, please contact me to organise the return of your art work.There was also a further suggestion that artists may wish to sell their work at the end of the Exhibition with any funds received being donated to charity. Again, your views on this proposal would be appreciated.A number of easels were also provided which were not used. These can be collected from the Parish House at your convenience. firstname.lastname@example.org”
Demolition and rebuilding of the unsafe boundary wall between Roman Court and St Andrew’s will begin 12th June, the cost of which is £28,387.20 inc vat, which will be split 50/50. The garden area around the house will be closed off to vehicles and parishioners. Access to the Hut and Emergency Exits will be maintained throughout this period. Thank you for your cooperation during these essential works.
Nick Pryce will take the next step toward becoming a Permanent Deacon during a special ceremony called Rite of Candidacy at 12noon Mass on 18th June in St Andrew's, Cathedral. All most welcome. Nick’s Ordination will be celebrated here in the parish with Mass at 6pm on Friday 8th September. Keep Nick in your prayers
The PTA are absolutely thrilled to tell you last Friday’s Ladies Charity Night raised a phenomenal £2,222.00. This will be divided evenly between school funds and Richmond’s Hope in Glasgow.Sincere thanks to everyone who contributed to helping us raise this fantastic amount of money.Thank you, St Andrew’s Primary PTA
Carpet Bowls Outing Thursday 22nd June. Bus leaves at 10am to Calendar for morning coffee, thereafter on to Stirling. High Tea 5pm and returning home around 8.30pm. Cost £20. We welcome any non-members who will enjoy a lovely day out. Please phone 587 7319 to book a seat.
Piety Stall rota - Sincere thanks to everyone who assists with serving in the Piety Stall, we appreciate it very much.We are currently very short of volunteers for most Masses.If you could spare 15 minutes after Mass and are aged over 16, we would really appreciate your help.The rota sheet for June, July and August is on the noticeboard at the back of the Church.Any questions please call Anne MacIntosh 931-5861 or Annamaria Strachan 942-9799.
Archbishop Tartaglia has now formed a Diocesan Pastoral Council, to hear directly from the Laity who have been involved in the Cluster arrangements process. This will allow the archbishop to have a direct conversation with the lay people of our parishes about future pastoral provision in the Archdiocese. The first meeting will be on 17th June at 11am in Eyre Hall. John Heath will be our Cluster's representative on the Diocesan Pastoral Council. If anyone has any cluster related matters or issues they would like to be raised at the DPC, please email email@example.com
The Halls Committee is looking for new members. The halls are a valuable asset for the church and have raised over £15,000 per year for the last few years for church funds through commercial lets and private functions. Halls Committee is responsible for managing these lets together with the maintenance of the decoration of the halls, keeping consumables topped up and assisting at some Parish functions. The committee meets, on average, 4 times a year. The committee is looking for new members to help with the running of this important aspect of parish life. If you are interested in joining the committee, or want to find out a bit more about what they do, please contact Father Mackle on 0141 942 4635.
St Andrew’s Primary PTA Family Fun Day Sat 17th June 1pm – 4pm. Entry free. All welcome.Fun rides for the children, facepainting, The Great St Andrew’s Bake-Off, tombola and raffle, plus £1 in an envelope competition to win either a Kieran Tierney Celtic top or a pair of Emilio Izaguirre’s football boots, both signed by the “invincible” team and an auction to win a signed Scott Brown Celtic top, a signed Aberdeen FC top, a one-hour coaching session from Burton O’Brien and a tubing party at Bearsden Ski Club.The auction will take place around 3.30pm at the Fun Day.If you are unable to attend but would like to bid please contact either Siobhan McManus 0n 07850 212951 or Suzanne Gahagan on 07757 383843.
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, Ophelia McPhail, Anne Parker, Eileen Adaya, Mary Magovern, Jackie McCann, Vikki Allinson.
Recently Dead—Elsie Lloyd, Mary Coates, Colin McAuley, Margaret Currie, Bill Michael, Sandy Stenhouse, Tommy Reilly, Andrew Dallmeyer, Bill Shilinglaw
Anniversaries—Bridie Best, Mary Ross Martin, John Wallace, Adele Marie Hilda Murray