take up his cross, and follow me.
For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it,
but whoever loses his life for my sake
and that of the gospel will save it.”
All of this weekend’s collection will go towards supporting the vital the work of SPRED (SPecial REligious Development) SPRED groups work throughout the Archdiocese to support parishioners who have a learning or developmental disability to take part in parish life. Like many groups, SPRED has been adversely affected by the pandemic and is working hard to get going again. Any contribution to their work will be greatly appreciated. SPRED also need people to join their groups to share faith and friendship with someone who needs SPRED’s help. There are open evenings at St. Ninian’s, Knightswood on 15th September or here in St. Andrew’s on 22nd September, both at 7 p.m. Dates don’t suit or too far away? Call the SPRED office on 0141 770 5055 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catholic Parliamentary Office – Sign up for the latest news and articles at rcpolitics.org. ~ raising Catholic pressing matters in a political forum ~ protecting Catholic values ~ making the voice of the Catholics heard in Scottish and UK Parliaments.
St Andrew’s is now inviting all P3 parents intending to present their child for the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Lent 2022, and for First Holy Communion in May/June 2023, to complete an enrolment form which is available from the sacristy before or after weekday and Sunday Mass. P7 parents should collect an enrolment form for Confirmation. All forms are to be returned, please, by Sunday, October 17.
The Caritas Award - St. Andrew`s would like to support any young person in their final year of school to achieve The Caritas Award. It's a rewarding and enjoyable way to learn more about your faith with people your own age and also get a chance to show love of neighbour through your volunteering activities. Additionally, it helps you develop key skills like team working, make new friends, set yourself challenges, develop your CV and improve your confidence. If you are interested in learning more about the Caritas Award, contact Elizabeth Reid Elizabeth_reid@ntlworld.com.
Pope Francis Faith Award – due to the current necessary restrictions in the school, plans for proceeding with making arrangements and enrolling for the Award are having to be postponed.
In this Year of St Joseph, please visit our sleeping St Joseph statue. You can write out a petition and place it under the statue. Let St Joseph ‘sleep on it’.
Peer Support Group for Women Of Faith Affected By Separation or Divorce meets first Friday of each month at 6p.m. at St Patrick's Church Hall, Dumbarton. For information and details, see 'Faith Living' Facebook group, which is the Archdiocese of Glasgow's New Evangelisation Group, or contact Tricia Imrie on 07970928028.
If you or someone you know are interested in becoming Catholic, or if you know anyone who might be interested in the Church, why not sign up for St Andrew's RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)? Meetings begin on 22nd September. For more information, call 942 4635 or email email@example.com.
Justice and Peace Scotland highlights a campaign every month on which you can take action. September 2021 Campaign: Support Care Not Killing's campaign for proper funding of palliative care and ask Members of the Scottish Parliament to oppose the legalisation of euthanasia or assisted suicide in Scotland. https://carenotkilling.scot.
SEASON OF CREATION Each year from September 1 to October 4, the Christian family unites for this worldwide celebration of prayer and action to protect our common home. This year, let us pray for the success of COP26 and for our own efforts to care for creation. Give us, Lord, we pray, respect for the earth, renew within us Lord, a sense of its worth. Amen.
Children’s Liturgy: each week in the form of a video of the week’s Gospel reading. This is an excellent resource for parents to use until the children’s liturgy at Mass resumes. Available at: https://www.rpbooks.co.uk/celebrate-following-your-faith.
Pope Francis on Twitter and Instagram. The Pope's Twitter (@Pontifex) and Instagram (@Franciscus) accounts are worth following for daily content relating to the Pope a d the Church in the world. Pope Francis uses his Twitter account to highlight topical issues as well as content from his writings.
The monthly Pope video is also a great resource of contemporary commentary by the Holy Father on current issues. The videos are available https://thepopevideo.org.
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 parish’s soup-run’s volunteers continue to collect food donations from M&S Byres Rd & Milngavie for delivery to Drumchapel & St Gregory’s Foodbanks, the Wayside Club & Aspire. Many thanks for good response to the recent appeal for help for holiday cover.
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 by 12 Noon on the Wednesday before publication. Copies of the bulletin are available on Facebook, Twitter, the parish website and on our exterior noticeboard.
Recently Dead: Antonio Capaldi, Patricia Johnson, Mary McCormick, Catherine McKillop, Catherine Monk, Zhai Holt.
Anniversaries: Sister Mary John Duffy, Grace Jackson, Stephen O’Hare.