Evening Mass has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.
Mass as usual at St Andrew's at 10:00 a.m. Evening Mass available at both St Joseph's and the Immaculate Conception.
Many congratulations to Fr Currie who has reached the wonderful milestone of 50 years of the sacred priesthood. There will be a Mass in St Joseph's on Thursday 17th August at 7.30p.m. to celebrate Fr Currie’s Golden Jubilee. Ad multos annos, Fr Pat!
All good wishes to all the pupils and teachers for the new school year and especially all those starting Primary Schools and High Schools for the first time this week.
Save the Date! As part of the Season of Creation (1st September – 4thOctober) we are planning a "Creative Crafternoon" on Saturday 9thSeptember from 2p.m. to 5p.m. We will have crafting materials available for all ages or just bring along your own and enjoy the spirit of creativity in good company. More details soon. If you have a crafting skill of any kind you'd be happy to display/share/teach, we really want to hear from you! Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Faith has untold power to inspire and sustain our respect for others, for believers come to know that God loves every man and woman with infinite love and thereby confers infinite dignity upon all humanity.
Fratelli tutti, para. 85
Laudato Si’ - On Care for our Common Home – There is also the damage caused by the export of solid waste and toxic liquids to developing countries, and by the pollution produced by companies which operate in less developed countries in ways they could never do at home, in the countries in which they raise their capital: (#51)
Confirmation Enrolment Forms will be available at each Mass from the sacristy from mid August.
Wi-Fi. Church, halls, house, hut and grounds now all have password protected guest Wi-Fi.
Parish Day Trip to Carfin for the National Pilgrimage 3p.m. Mass and Rosary Procession. Sunday, 3rd September -The Bus is free and will leave Roman Road car park at 1p.m. sharp. There is a cafe at Carfin but you might want to take a packed lunch. Sign up sheet in the porch.
Young Adults (18+) Pilgrimage to Skye: Exploring the life of St Therese of Lisieux. 4th – 8th September £280. Visit www.revivescotland.co.uk for more information and to book your place.
It is pleasant to spend time adoring Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. The Eucharist is such a priceless treasure ~ by praying before it, we are able to make contact with Christ present in the Most Holy Sacrament. Saturdays 10a.m. until 11a.m. Confessions throughout. Confessions also on Saturdays 4.15p.m – 4.45p.m & Sundays 9.15a.m – 9.40a.m
The Church is open until 5p.m. Monday to Saturday. 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 hut after daily Mass Monday to Thursday. All most welcome.
Before receiving Holy Communion, we are asked to make some act of reverence such as a bow.
If you have a disability that affects your attendance at church or participation in any of the liturgies, and would benefit from some assistance or adaptations being made, please let us know.
Email: email@example.com or call 0141 942 4635.
Bereavement Support Group is willing to help anyone seeking assistance. If you have suffered a bereavement (not necessarily recently) and feel you could benefit from talking to someone about it, please call 942 4635 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For women affected by separation and divorce – confidential and peer support Friday 1st September 2023
St Patrick's, Dumbarton 6-8p.m. email@example.com
Catholic…? Thinking about it…? Know someone who is…? Please speak to Fr. Mackle if you would like to know more about becoming Catholic and the RCIA process.
Maryvale Institute, Birmingham- Study part-time, by distance learning for a Bachelor of Divinity (BDiv) or a Licence in Divinity: The Maryvale Higher Institute of Religious Sciences (HIRS) is the only ecclesial institute of this kind in the English-speaking world. Contact: Admissions tutor, Deacon Dr Harry Schnitker at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Every one of us is called to spread the gospel - to do what we can to bring others to Christ. Word on Fire can help us develop our thinking as Catholics - to become confident evangelisers. See: https://wordonfire.institute/ There’s a wealth of good videos about our faith. You’ll see that Bishop Barron addresses a whole host of matters ranging from Catholic theology to myths about the Catholic Church. Worth having a look.
To this year’s Assembly of Clergy, the Archbishop has invited Fr Stephen Wang, author and presenter of Sycamore, a series of videos suitable for evangelisation and renewal. You might want to have a wee look at them online - https://www.sycamore.fm/videos/ They’re free of charge and have some good ideas about how we in our parish might evangelise.
Catholic Parliamentary Office – Sign up for the latest news and articles at https://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.
Emmaus supports formerly homeless people by providing a home and meaningful work on one of their social enterprises. If your old furniture, sofas, white goods and electricals are in good condition, Emmaus will collect for free. Call 0141 342 4089.
Drumchapel Foodbank. Thanks for continuing to give the foodbank your support.
Drumchapel Foodbank - During the summer holidays, school meals are not provided so the need is even greater than usual. If you are able to take your donation straight to the Foodbank at Ladyloan Pl, G15 8LB, that would be good. If not, do leave your donation, please, in the house porch. Many thanks.
Our soup-run volunteers collect donations every evening from M&S Milngavie for delivery to St Gregory’s Foodbank and Aspire West End. If you are interested in volunteering once or twice a month, please get in touch with Veronica McLaughlin - email@example.com.
You can raise FREE donations for the parish every time you shop online. Take a moment to sign up at https://tinyurl.com/StAndrewsBearsden2023
Parish Bulletin: Items for inclusion should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 6 p.m. on the Tuesday before publication. The Parish Bulletin is available weekly on our website/by email for all those on our Parish database and on the noticeboards in the Church porch and the Church grounds.
Recently Dead: Michael Coane, Danny Healy, Kathleen McNamara and Joyce Ferguson.
Anniversaries: David McCallion and John O’Connor.