October Devotions – we invite you to unite in prayer for live streamed Rosary and Benediction each Sunday at 4.30pm.
Primary 1 outside visits / short liturgies will take place in St Nicholas’ on 22nd Oct.
First Confessions for last year’s P3 this year’s P4 continue and the next time for them is next Saturday 10th October. Call in anytime between 10am until 11am. No need to book.
First Confessions for the current P3s will be during the Season of Lent 2021, and the intended dates for First Communions for the current P4s will be after Easter next year.
The First Holy Communion Masses will take place on November 1, 8 and 15 at 2pm.
Current P7 candidates for Confirmation. The archdiocese is proposing that we wait to see if the Covid-19 virus can be suppressed sufficiently to allow a condensed but more or less normal programme of Confirmation later in the 2020-21 session.
St Andrew’s and St Joseph’s are making arrangements for the Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation for last year’s P7 this year’s S1 pupils to take place is each parish church sometime before Christmas, and all families will soon be advised.
A Video of First Confession rehearsal has been sent out to all families. A First Communion instructional video will be sent out soon to all this year’s P5 families.
First Confession / First Holy Communion & Confirmation - As I am sure you will appreciate, these liturgies will be very different from what we are normally used to, but they will be no less special occasions of celebration for the boys and girls. We keep them all in our prayers. Remember, face coverings will need to be worn for all these occasions.
First Friday in October liturgy is available now online via our website for the classes in St Nicholas’ and indeed for anyone.
Parish Youth Ministry Training ONLINE! Interested in finding out more about parish-based youth ministry? You can do so from the comfort of your own home this Oct/Nov by joining RCAG Youth online for various training sessions that cover what a youth night looks like with younger youth and young adults and how to speak to and pray with young people. There are four sessions but you are free to attend as many as you want. For more information and to register, check out the PYM Training events on www.rcagyouth.eventbrite.co.uk
Discerning a Vocation to the Priesthood? If you think God may be inviting you to such a vocation, pray hard about it, and have a chat with one of the parish clergy. The archdiocesan Vocations Director, Fr Ross Campbell, is also more that happy to be contacted for a chat - firstname.lastname@example.org (339 4315) Pray for priests. Pray for more priests for our archdiocese. Pray for our seminarians.
RCIA - If you or someone you know isn’t baptised or baptised in another Christian tradition and would like to enquire about becoming Catholic, please get in touch. Email email@example.com
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week - 4 October
Do we realize that something is wrong in a world where there are so many farm workers without land, so many families without a home, so many labourers without rights, so many persons whose dignity is not respected? ...So let’s not be afraid to say it: we need change; we want change. Pope Francis, Address to the Second World Meeting of Popular Movements, Bolivia, 9 July 2015
As seating capacity in the church is much reduced due to current social distancing guidelines, a booking system is required. To register to use the booking system, please go to www.standrewsbearsden Please note that the obligation to attend Sunday Mass continues to be suspended. It is still fine not to go to Mass during these circumstances.
Here's some helpful guidance from the Bishops' Conference of Scotland
Please familiarise yourself with it ahead of attending Mass.
➡️ Read: bit.ly/BackToMass (includes video)
➡️ Phase 3 guidance: bit.ly/Phase3ScotGov
Drumchapel Foodbank - Thanks to all of our Parishioners who are donating food and toiletries to our collection point in the Chapel House porch to be delivered to Drumchapel Food Bank. Regularly your donations are dropped off at the foodbank by our parish volunteers. Thanks for continuing to help.
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.
With our piety stall remaining closed, we are offering individual cards for posting, or collection from the chapel house porch. We have a full range of cards for almost every occasion, all £1 or 40p each. P&P is £1 per order (up to 4 cards) or free if collected from the chapel house porch. Email Annamaria (firstname.lastname@example.org) to place an order. Payment is by bank transfer or cheque.
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 – Lucia D’Annunzio, William Gordan, Edmund Duffy, Mamie McGinley, James MacDonald, John Bannon
Anniversaries – Olive Chateau, Marie Smith, Kitty McKnight, Anne and Michael Moakler, George and Nessie Cannon, Jim Hay
Six Months’ Mind – Elise O’Hagan