to God who is, who was, and who is to come."
A huge amount of thanks to all who were involved in helping with last Sunday’s First Communicants Thanksgiving Mass and fabulous Party in the hall afterwards. Huge thanks, too, to all who helped look after last weekend's Confirmation Masses and all the preparations for them. There are still some certificates to be collected from the sacristy. Check out our 'Thank You' video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYgdxI55z5zn7WOQUZuGhLA/channels
New P1 Welcome afternoon – today Sunday 2- 3.30pm in the hall. Teas / coffees , juice & cakes will be served. An opportunity for new P1 families to get together before starting school, and an introduction to St Joseph’s and St Andrew’s links with St Nicholas’, along with, of course, some fun and games.
P7 leavers’ Party – this Friday 17th June in the upper hall. The Leavers’ Mass will be held on 21st June at 7pm in St Nicholas’.
St Andrew's Lunch Club - A small group of parishioners are planning to start a Lunch Club in the lower hall where “ everyone will be welcome". The aim is that it should be an informal fortnightly event in a safe and friendly environment, where everyone would have the opportunity to socialise, have a chat and a light lunch.
The first lunch September ie 13th Sept ~ so that’s one for the diary! In the meantime please give the proposed Lunch club your sincere consideration and help make it a happy friendly place to meet up with old and new friends. Further details will be published over the summer once details are finalised. If interested in helping launch this new venture, please contact Jim Cameron 07985129119
Fr John Campbell, Diocesan Synod Coordinator, has written to all parishes thanking them for their hard work in engaging in the Synod process, with a particular thanks to all Deans for all their extra work in synthesising the deaneries’ responses. The Diocesan Synod Team’s Response will be presented to Archbishop Nolan in the Cathedral at 7pm on Sunday 19th June during Evening Prayer. Hopefully, many from our parish will be free to attend. Details of our parish’s and deanery’s responses will be published soon.
Interested in becoming a Catholic?– Not baptised? Baptised in another faith? RCIA will begin in the autumn. The programme of learning and instruction prepares adults for the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Please speak to Fr. Mackle if you would like to know more about RCIA and the Catholic faith.
For support, motivation and lots of fun, join our fitness classes every Wednesday in the upper hall at 10am. Call Rosemary on 01416397477 for details.
Emmaus Glasgow provides living and workspace for up to 24 previously homeless companions and is located in Hamiltonhill. Donations of furniture are welcome. Call 342 4089 for free uplifts.
Synod Update ~ The Diocesan Synod Team’s Report will be presented to Archbishop Nolan in the Cathedral at 7pm on 19th June during Evening Prayer. Fr John Campbell, Diocesan Synod Coordinator, has written to all parishes thanking them for their hard work in engaging in the Synod process, with a particular thanks to all Deans for all their extra work in synthesising the deaneries’ responses.
Final year at school? Like to do the Caritas Award – The Award celebrates the faith witness which Caritas candidates give within their home, school and parish. For more information, visit sces.org.uk/caritas-award. If you will be in your final year after summer, or just finished high school and are interested in Caritas Award 2023, speak to Fr. Mackle or contact Elizabeth Reid at Elizabeth_reid@ntlworld.com
Evening Pilgrimage to Carfin for St Joseph’s and St Andrew’s– Monday 13thJune. Bus will leave at 6.00pm at Milngavie Railway Station. All most welcome.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Saturdays 10am – 11am. Confessions throughout
Confessions – Also on Saturdays 4.15pm – 4.45pm & Sundays 9.15am – 9.40am
Next Special Collection – Peter’s Pence 26th June.
The Pope's Twitter (@Pontifex
The Pope's Instagram (@Franciscus)
The Pope’s monthly video
Great resources of contemporary commentary by the Holy Father on current issues.
Drumchapel Foodbank. Regularly 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 from M&S, Byres Rd & Milngavie for delivery to Drumchapel & St Gregory’s Foodbanks, the Wayside Club & Aspire.
Parish Bulletin: Items for inclusion should be sent in by 12 Noon on the Wednesday before publication. Copies of the bulletin are available on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, the parish website and on our noticeboard.
Happy retirement 🎈🎉🥳 ~ Our very best wishes to Mrs Quail for every peace and happiness in her well earned and richly deserved retirement. 👏👏👏👏 We thank her for her 40+ years of hard work, dedication and commitment to teaching in both St Andrew’s Primary and St Nicholas’. From all of us in St Andrew’s and St Joseph's parishes, we wish you nothing but every happiness, good health and joyous days in your retirement, Mrs Quail. 🙏🙏 Take care.
Many thanks to a parishioner who sent the link to this video which might be of interest to some in our parish who may have been in this June 1965 Royal Visit to Bearsden video or know of someone who was.
St Margaret of Scotland Hospice
Calling all youth and young adults in St Joseph’s and St Andrew’s: Join with others your age across the Archdiocese of Glasgow on an experience of a lifetime, the World Youth Day trip to Lisbon in 2023. There is a minimum age 16 from February 1, up to the age of 35 at the time of the trip. Details of costs and dates will be advised soon. Please let our youth ministry team know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and the AoG youth team by going online to https://tinyurl.com/wyd2023. Both parishes will happily assist with fundraising/sponsorship.
Children's Liturgy. We are really grateful to all who recently have kindly volunteered to help with Children's Liturgy after summer.
Please see below for information about upcoming safeguarding training.
Safeguarding Part 2 Zoom Remaining Training Dates are: Monday 13th June at 7 p.m. and Thursday 23rd June at 7 p.m.
Volunteers who work in the parish with children and vulnerable adults and wishing to book are asked, please, to email SafeGuardingAdministrator@rcag.org.uk with their name/parish and role. Please note, Part 1Training is mandatory for all volunteers.
Recently Dead: Thomas Cosh, Margaret Coyne, John Gallagher, Eleanor McMahon, Patricia Sheridan,
Anniversary: Bridie Best, Angelo Giovanazzi, Brian Kennedy, Denis McKay
Months’ Mind – Phil Murphy.