let us rejoice and be glad."
Easter Sunday - Monsignor and I will celebrate Mass separately on Easter Sunday praying for the parish community and their intentions.
RCIA - We pray that Yvonne and Jen, who have been journeying through RCIA, will experience the joy of being fully received in to the Church before too long.
Archbishop Tartaglia will be celebrating the Easter Vigil Mass in St Andrew’s Cathedral and live-streaming it at 8.30pm.
Keep up to date with parish and diocesan news and information on our Facebook, Twitter & website. There’s a sheet you can use at home when Mass isn’t being celebrated publicly. Printed copies available from the house porch. Our Cathedral is live streaming Masses. Visit www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-andrews-cathedral
Delighted that in these difficult times there are many instances of parishioners helping others in need both in the parish and beyond.
Our parish’s soup run and some new volunteers have organised and are delivering more than 600 hot meals each week to families and individuals in need for a variety of reasons. This includes deliveries to Drumchapel and St Gregory’s foodbanks, those in emergency accommodation across the city and a registered charity in Drumchapel supporting vulnerable families.
Thanks to GWR for their generosity in this venture as well as all other businesses providing support to other support initiatives.
Thank you also for all your donations that have enabled support to continue to Drumchapel foodbank each week. Donations left in the chapel house porch are delivered by our parish’s volunteers each Monday.
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 chapelhouse or sent by email: firstname.lastname@example.org by 12noon on the Wednesday before publication. Copies of the bulletin will be available on Facebook, Twitter and on the parish website.
Flourish – this month and next is available at www.flourishnewspaper.co.uk It has a fresh look and design, new features and a new regular column from respected Vaticanologist John L Allen. There’s a spread on the Focolare Movement in Glasgow; a new spirituality page using sacred art and poetry to inspire prayer; and a refreshed scripture section from Canon Bob Hill to help people pray the Triduum. There are also the usual parish tales of good people doing good things, and a special feature on the upcoming anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath 1320-2020. Perhaps never more than now has a newspaper, telling the story of what’s happening across the Archdiocese and across the world been more necessary.
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.
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week - Easter Sunday (12 April)
When all seems to be dead, signs of the resurrection suddenly spring up. It is an irresistible force. Evangelii Gaudium
‘Priest School’ Next Sunday, 19th April at 9.00pm - BBC Scotland Channel: Last year, the Bishops’ Conference agreed to grant the TV production company Solus Productions access to the Pontifical Scots College in order to produce an hour-long documentary. The programme will give Scottish audiences an insight into the formation and faith journey of the class of 2018/2019, with special focus on five young seminarians at differing stages in their studies. NB: The programme will not be broadcast on BBC One Scotland, but on the new BBC Scotland Channel - (Sky and Freeview 115, Freesat 106 and Virgin Media 108).
At this time of crisis, we are drawn to think of the needs and circumstances of others, and not just of ourselves. Social Justice is a term used to denote the ideals of the dignity and harmony of people in societies characterised by a wide and fair distribution of economic resources and political power. This should be at the heart of our Catholic daily lives not just now, but always.
Society ensures Social Justice when it provides the conditions that allow associations or individuals to obtain what is their due, according to their nature and their vocation. Social Justice is linked to the common good and the exercise of authority.
Social Justice can be obtained only in respecting the transcendent dignity of humanity. The person represents the ultimate end of society, to whom it is ordered: What is at stake is the dignity of the human person, whose defence and promotion have been entrusted to us by the Creator, and to whom the men and women at every moment of history are strictly and responsibly in debt. Catechism of the Catholic Church, nn1928-9
Drumchapel Foodbank: Many families are having a very hard time because of the Coronavirus and schools being closed, and foodbanks everywhere experiencing great demand. Donations of food items should be placed in the chapel house porch and they will be delivered to Drumchapel every Monday by our parish volunteers. Your generosity is appreciated very much.
Youth - AoG Youth Team continues to work hard at creating ways for our young people to be able to join as a community and be nurtured in their faith. They’re live streaming Morning Prayer focussed on the Gospel of the Day each weekday morning at 8am. They’re also providing opportunities for young adults to meet virtually. Find Archdiocese of Glasgow Youth Team on Facebook and Instagram by searching ‘RCAG Youth’.
The care of the sick is a core pastoral duty of the Church. Priests would never opt not to attend to the sick, but these extraordinary times of the sick in hospital or in self isolation call for priests to carry out their duty in a different way. I hope you will find the "Will God forgive my sins even if I can't get to Confession?" information on the website, Facebook & Twitter helpful. If any who are sick in the parish , and who are able to do so, would like to have a chat on the phone or pray together on the phone, please don't hesitate to give me a call on 942 4635. Fr Mackle
Have you ever considered adoption as a way to grow your family? Could you provide a loving, stable family environment for a child who needs a forever home? If you would like to find out more about the adoption process, please visit www.stmargaretsadoption.org.uk or contact us on 0141 332 8371 or e-mail email@example.com.
Vision Aid Overseas - Do you have old spectacles at home you no longer use? If so we are collecting old glasses for Vision Aid Overseas to recycle during Lent. Please put any unwanted spectacles in the box in the house Porch.
How can we develop our thinking as Catholics? Find out on the website run by the US-based Word on Fire Institute, founded by Bishop Robert Barron. On wordonfire.institute you can access videos on his YouTube channel, which address issues ranging from moral teaching and theology to myths about the Catholic Church.
Recently Dead – Charlotte McDermott, James Kerr, Susan King, Frank Muldoon, James Gordon, Margaret Ward, Canon Bernard Devine.
Anniversaries – Mary Moss, Michael Moss, Bernard Cooper, Thomas Parker, Thomas McKinnon,
6 Months’ Mind – Jim Hay