whoever eats this bread will live forever."
Well done to everyone involved.
Deanery Walk / Cycle for Vocations to the Diaconate, to the Priesthood and to the Religious Life. Leaving Holy Cross, Croy at 12.45pm on Sunday, 25th June to reach Carmelite Monastery, Waterside, Kirkintilloch at 4pm.
The final lunch club before the summer break is this Thursday 15th June 12.30- 230.pm in the upper hall. All very welcome. Avery special thankyou to all the volunteers / helpers who have made the lunch club such a success.
Here’s 2 excellent courses online ~ free of charge. ‘Tune in and live your daily life through the lens of God’s word!’ by Fr Mike Schmitz. The Bible in a Year https://ascensionpress.com/pages/biy-registration The Catechism in a Year https://ascensionpress.com/pages/catechisminayear
Family Quiz Night fundraiser for WYD23 Lisbon - with a buffet and bar - £5 per adult and £2.50 per child on Saturday 1st July at 6.15pm in the upper hall. Questions will be fun and suitable for all ages. Tickets on sale after every Mass the weekend before, by contacting StAndrewshalls@outlook.com or by seeing me at any of the Vigil Masses.
Thank you all in advance and if you have any questions about World Youth Day, please feel free to ask!
Assisted Dying: What does it all mean? Saturdays 17th and 24th June 2023 at 2pm St Aloysius’ Ogilvie Centre. Liam McArthur MSP is proposing a bill to legalise assisted dying. This will undermine the right to life and put vulnerable people at risk of coming under pressure to end their lives prematurely. A series of Holyrood Webinars on Assisted Dying, Euthanasia and Palliative Care will be shown featuring Professor Marie Fallon, Dr Miro Griffiths , Dr. Leonie Herx, and Tanni Grey Thompson,television presenter and former wheelchair racer. Discussion will follow and Gordon McDonald, CEO of Care not Killing will be in attendance All are most welcome.
Congratulations go to Hannah and Lola Along with 1,500 young people from across Scotland, they were presented with the Caritas 2023 Award last Tuesday at the Clyde Auditorium. Great Caritas pics on our social media. Going into your final year of school after summer? Interested in becoming a Caritas candidate? Get in touch. Visit www.caritasaward.org.
Through donations, this charity aims to develop ways to prevent, treat and ultimately cure all forms of dementia. There aren’t many of us whose lives haven’t been touched by someone who is living with dementia. We know what a cruel disease it is.
Please come along on the 18th to our coffee morning, treat your dad/grandad to some delicious home-baking, as it’s also Father’s Day and remember our dear parishioners who have lost their lives to this disease and help raise funds so that in the future our loved ones may have new treatments which they can access.
The family of Elise O’Hagan RIP
Huge thanks to all the generous people who bought SPRED Raffle tickets. The draw took place on Friday evening at our annual ceilidh and tombola. This year we had 2 winners from St Andrew's!!!!!! One person won a beautiful gift set of 12 small bottles of Edenmill gin and engraved glasses and the other person won a tour of Celtic Park for 4.Sadly neither person is related to any of the ticket sellers !!!!!!!
St Nicholas' Leavers' Mass and presentation to say farewell to the school's P7 pupils will be held on Tuesday 27th June at 6.30pm in the school. Parents and family members most welcome. The P7s will be very much missed. We wish them the very best of luck for the future. We wish them, too, and their families and the whole school community a lovely summer!
Congratulations, too, go to the Pope Francis Faith Award P7 champions who will be receiving their award at a ceremony on Thursday, 22nd June (NB Date change) at 2.15pm in St Nicholas’. This is great news for the school and both parish communities. Parents and family members are invited to attend. Look out for the PFFA pics online. P5s, it’s time to start thinking about becoming a PFFA candidate.
Wonderful us welcoming Gemma and Millie into the Church this Easter. Interested in becoming a Catholic? RCIA will begin in the autumn. Please speak to Fr. Mackle if you would like to know more about RCIA and the Catholic faith.
Laudato Si’ - On Care for our Common Home - This (treating the poor at the bottom of the pile) is due partly to the fact that many professionals, opinion makers, communications media and centres of power, being located in affluent urban areas, are far removed from the poor, with little direct contact with their problems. (#49)
Weekend of Action – Over the last weekend in June, 23rd – 25th, Justice & Peace Scotland have planned a ‘Weekend of Action’ and we hope you’ll join us. #WeekendOfAction #SaveOurCommonHome #NuclearBan #RefugeesWelcome
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For transport to Milngavie Station please indicate on the list and someone will be in touch.
The church is open until 5pm Mon to Fri. Call in and enjoy the peace and quiet, and take time to sit in the stillness in the silence of God.
Tea is served in the hut after daily Mass Mon to Thurs. All most welcome.
Before receiving Holy Communion, we are asked to make some act of reverence such as a bow.
Saturday Adoration Do come and spend some time each week to be still before God at our Saturday Adoration. If shopping at the cross, or out for a coffee, pop in to St Andrew's for some quiet prayer. Have a heart to heart with God. Saturday 10am until 11am , with Confessions throughout. Sunday Confession 9.15am until 9.45am.
For women affected by separation and divorce – confidential and peer support Friday 7th July 2023 St Patrick's, Dumbarton 6-8p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org
Drumchapel Foodbank. 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 7 evenings each week from Marks & Spencer Milngavie for delivery to St Gregory’s Foodbank for families and Aspire West end to support those trying to get back on their feet. If you are interested in volunteering once or twice a month, please get in touch with Veronica McLaughlin - email@example.com.
You can raise FREE donations for the parish every time you shop online. Take a moment to sign up at https://tinyurl.com/standrews-easyfundraising
Easyfunding pinged £68 to us recently.
Parish Bulletin: Items for inclusion should be sent in by 6 p.m. on the Tuesday before publication. The Parish Bulletin is available weekly on our website/by email for all those on our Parish database and on the noticeboards in the Church porch and the Church grounds.
Recently Dead: Jo Angus, Maureen Bell, Gerry Donnachie, Betty Flanagan and Tam O’Donnell.
Anniversary: Bridie Best, Brian Kennedy, Mary McIlroy, Denis McKay, Marjorie Morgan, Sandy Pate and Tom Smith.