All who come to him will have life forever."
- Sundays 10am - 12 noon
- Wednesdays - 12 noon - 3pm.
Please consider the following, if you wish to come to the church to pray:
- Do not visit the church if you are displaying any COVID symptoms. (This is really important. We would have to close immediately if this was the case.)
- Please, bring and wear a face covering when in the church. Children under 5 and anyone with a medical condition are not required to wear a face covering.
- Provide stewards with your contact details on arrival.
- Hand sanitiser must be used on entering and leaving the church. This will be provided.
- Social distancing (2m) must be observed.
- Stewards will guide you to designated seating.
- The toilets will be open, and if used you will be asked to wipe down surfaces with wipes provided, in line with Archdiocesan guidelines.
You should have received an information leaflet, which has been delivered to all 1300 households in the parish. I am very grateful to all existing and new volunteer messengers who have assisted with the leaflet delivery.
Update - we are hoping to have Masses live streamed on our YouTube Channel very soon. The TV system to allow our two halls to be used as overflow areas when Masses resume has now been fully installed. All vital safety & hygiene equipment has also been fitted and installed.
All donations to St Andrew’s Development Fund to help us with the £8,000 cost for this live stream system, and the approximate £3,000 cost for the Reopening and Start back cleaning and hygiene equipment will be gratefully received. Many thanks.
Our parish now has a Paypal account donate button
I do appreciate that many people will be facing financial pressure in these difficult times, so, please, only donate if you are in a position to do so.
Once again, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your generous offerings, which greatly support the parish, especially your offerings and donations over the past three months when there has been no Sunday collection, and all your standing order offerings, all of which have helped keep us afloat.
With deep appreciation and all good wishes. Take care. I look forward to seeing you sometime. Fr Mackle
Our ‘Guidance for the reopening of St Andrew’s’ leaflet has now been delivered to around 1300 households in the parish. In it you will see the preparations we are making for public Masses, when they resume. While there will still be no requirement to attend Mass in these circumstances, we would like to gauge what level of interest there is.
Please click on the form here, and let us know if you would like to attend Mass during these restricted times. Stay safe. Pray safe.
With our piety stall being 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 (email@example.com) to place an order. Payment is by bank transfer or cheque.
Virtual Mass:- the Cathedral streams Mass twice per day (1300 & 1715) on Weekdays and on Sundays with Vigil Mass Saturday at 1715, Sundays 1000, 1200, 1715). You can join in spiritually through the link on their website or by going directly to the link https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-andrews-cathedral
Sacrament of Reconciliation - if you would like Confession, that can be done in the Church grounds observing social distancing. Phone beforehand to arrange a time.
Drumchapel foodbank: If you can, as part of your daily exercise this week, drop off a food donation in the chapel house porch and our volunteers will get it to those in need. Also, If you know of anyone who lacks resources to buy food, please mention the foodbank at St Joseph's Milngavie (hall on left hand side), which opens from 2pm to 3.30pm on Fridays and 12.30-13.30pm on Sundays.
Our parish's soup run continues to deliver more than 700 GWR hot meals each week to families and individuals in need. 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org by12noon on the Wednesday before publication. Copies of the bulletin will be available on Facebook, Twitter and on the parish website.
Parish YouTube Channel - The parish now has a YouTube Channel on this link.
We have regular Sunday Gospel reflections, hymns, night prayers and other videos.
Meditation Corner - Monsignor Ryan has been sharing weekly meditations on this web page.
Latest Page - Father Mackle's daily messages during the lockdown
Recently Dead – Katherine Lawson, Raymond Allan, Nance Hutton, Brian O’Neill, Maureen McCafferty
Anniversaries – Bridget Baillie, Rosina Guidi, Russell Rodger, Joe Monaghan
Six Months’ Mind – Jim Hanlon