I know my sheep, and mine know me."
First Communicants Thanksgiving Mass–am 2ndfollowed by a party in the hall.
The Piety Stalla large selection of First Communion cards and gifts on sale.
First Holy CommunionThursday 16th May at 7pm for all 19thMay first communicants.
Before receiving Holy Communion,we are asked to make some preparatory act of reverence such as a bow. This should be made just before receiving Communion. General Instruction of the Roman Missal, No. 160 states: "When receiving Holy Communion, the communicant bows his or her head before the Sacrament as a gesture of reverence and receives the Body of the Lord from the minister. The consecrated host may be received either on the tongue or in the hand, at the discretion of each communicant. When Holy Communion is received under both kinds, the sign of reverence is also made before receiving the Precious Blood."
May Devotions –& Benediction – Sundays at 4.30pm.
Good Shepherd Sunday – World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Lord, Make Me Know Your Ways - Could God be calling you to serve as a priest or a permanent deacon or the consecrated life? Please get in touch to find out more about discerning your vocation, and information about monthly evenings of discernment. Vocations Director - Fr Ross Campbell 339 4315. Email: Ross.Campbell.firstname.lastname@example.org Visit www.priestforscotland.org.uk
National Novena for Vocations– Good Shepherd Sunday 12thMay – Tuesday 21stMay. Novena leaflets of readings, prayers and reflections available in the porch. Pray for an increase in vocations.
The 31 Club –Anyone can join. Offer one Mass each month for Church vocations. All that is looked for is a personal commitment to attend and offer up a Mass for vocations. You pick a day in the month that suits. Just sign or initial a date on the 31 Club sheet in the porch. Promoted by Glasgow Serra.
Catholicism Series of DVDs. Tenth and final presentation “World Without End (The Last things)” is in the Upper Hall this Thurs. 16th May at 7pm.don’t have to have attended the earlier ones, to come along to this final one. All welcome.
We wish St Nicholas’ P7s a great day’s retreat, which will be held here in St Andrew’s this Thursday 16thMay beginning with 10am Mass. Organised by the archdiocesan youth office and our parish’s youth ministry team
RCIA Fish Supper Night– 7th June. With all good wishes for the Easter Season. “The spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you”. Romans 8:11
St Nicholas' Choir Many thanks for the attendance at last term’s events, both at church and in school. The school Easter Service and Easter Day Mass were especially lovely. The dates for this term are12th, May 19th, June 9th& June 16th. All at 10am Mass.Annamaria Strachan 0141 942 9799/07749715514 email@example.com
Reflection Session -Mon. 13th after the 10am Mass in the Upper Hall.The session will reflect on the Gospel Reading for Sun. 19th May the 5th Sunday of Easter. If you can, join us for tea/coffee and shared discussion of next Sunday’s Gospel.
Forthcoming meetings- If anyone has any matters they would like discussed at the Liturgy group meeting on the 14thMay, please email firstname.lastname@example.org; at the Fabric & Finance meeting on 21stMay, email@example.com: and at the next meeting of Parish Pastoral Council on 6thJune, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the WeekIn Jesus, God completely committed himself in order to restore hope to the poor, to those who were deprived of dignity, to strangers, to the sick, to captives, and to sinners, whom he welcomed with kindness. all this, Jesus was the living expression of the Father’s mercy.”Pope Francis, Jubilee Audience, 20 February 2016
The basket of flowersin front of the lecterna gift from the Bearsden Flower Club, who meet on the third Tuesday of the month in the Upper Hall, as a Friendship Bouquet celebrating National Flower Arranging Day on Friday 3 May.If you would like to learn more about the Flower Clubcontact 942 4152.
The church is openuntil 4.45pm (7.30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays) 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 hutafter daily Mass. All most welcome.
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.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament– each Saturday from 10.30am until 12.30pm. Please consider coming to spend some time in adoration and prayer.
Edel Quinn Mass.18th. The Legion of Maryinvite you to join them at 10am. Mass to celebrate the life of Edel Quinn, a young Missionary who worked in East and Central Africa and showed unwavering faith and courage in the face of great challenges. This special Mass will be in Thanksgiving for her life and for all the founding figures who were instrumental in the expansion and growth of the Legion of Mary. She is responsible for thousands of Africans being involved in Evangelisation in that region and a role model for the potential of youth within the Church.
Evening Pilgrimage to Carfin for St Joseph’s and St Andrew’s– Monday 13thMay. Bus will leave at 6.30pm at the Post Office in Milngavie. All are very welcome.
FIND for young people S5 – 25. Discussion, prayer and pizza. Every Thurs 4pm – 6.30pm in 196 Clyde St. FORMED for P7 – S4. Chance to meet new friends. Prayer and Pizza. 4.30pm – 7pm in 196 Clyde St. Every 1stFriday. Pick up an info card from the porch. Visit www.rcagyouth.co.uk
How to put a Youth Night together Tuesday, 21stMay: 7-9pm Youth Office, G1 4JY This training opportunity is for any parish that would like to push ahead with some kind of youth ministry or who have already done so. Please let the Youth Office know if you are going, and mention too to Fr Mackle email@example.com
Pilgrimage to Knock and Lough Derg/Donegal 2019:Monday 1st - Friday 5th July 2019.Knock and Lough Derg - £285; Knock and Donegal - £375.Single room supplement - Knock £10pppn; Donegal £20pppn.To book or for futher information please contact: Day- Anne 07901 873259 firstname.lastname@example.org; Evening - Liam 0141 569 1982 email@example.com
Standing OrderWe’re very grateful to those who have changed their regular and personal plate offering to standing order. If this is something you are still thinking of doing, standing order forms suitable for Gift Aid and Non Gift Aid donors are available in the porch area. Thanks again.
Drumchapel FoodbankAll donations of non -perishable food items and toiletries placed in the boxes in the church porch are gratefully received, and delivered every Monday to the foodbank.
Liturgy– 14th May 7pm House
Church Reps– Parents’ Council – 16th May 7pm AoG Offices
Fabric & Finance– 21st May 7pm House
Special Collections -
Ecclesiastical Students – 12th May;
Communications – 2nd June;
Pro Life – 9th June
J S Bach B Minor Mass will be performed in Glasgow City Halls by Bearsden Choir on Sunday 19th May at 4pm to round off their Golden Jubilee Season, together with professional soloists and orchestra, under the baton of the dynamic Andrew Nunn. Tickets are still available, although half the seats have already gone. Details on handbill in Church porch, or phone Chris Sanders on 942 7519.
Music Ministry in St Andrew’s is an important part of the Liturgy. We always like to try and ensure that all the weekend Masses are covered musically. Some, at present, unfortunately, are not. If you would like to get involved and join the parish’s music ministry as an organist, pianist, cantor or instrumentalist please contact Sally Mulholland firstname.lastname@example.orgIt doesn’t need to be a permanent or regular commitment throughout the whole year. You might be a student and when home on holiday can help out for a couple of months. If you can help, please do get in touch.
Emmaus Glasgow provides living and workspace for up to 24 previously home- less companions and is located in Hamiltonhill. Donations of furniture welcome. Call Celia 342 4089. Van Mon—Sat to collect for free.
Nullity of Marriage– If you wish (or someone you know wishes) any information about approaching the tribunal to see about a declaration of nullity of marriage then please speak to one of the clergy. Remember too that the marriage tribunal no longer charges fees, so that for most people there will be no costs involved
St Margaret’s Adoption Society is currently looking to recruit prospective adopters. If you have ever thought about adoption as a way to grow your family and would like to know more, please contact their office for a chat with one of their friendly and experienced staff on 0141 332 8371or email email@example.com.
Please remember in your prayers those in need, those who are sick, and those in hospital.
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