The NET Ministries Scotland Team will be joining us for ‘Strength in Numbers’ retreat on Sunday 27th February. Begins with Mass at 10am or come along at 11am. It will be a fun day with many activities. For all young people from P6 – S6. Lunch will be provided. All Covid restrictions will be met and a booking system will be in place for track and trace purposes. Please see social media for a link to book or email email@example.com.
Children's Liturgy - The weekly video of the Sunday's Gospel reading . An excellent resource for parents to use until the children’s liturgy starts back.
Children’s Liturgy – good news and another great sign of us getting back to some kind of normality ~ the Children’s Liturgy will start back at 10am Mass next Sunday.
The obligation to attend Mass on Sundays will be restored on 6th March – start of Lent. We should see this as an opportunity to come together again as a community of faith to listen to the Word of God and be nourished by the body of Christ ~ food for the journey. As always, the obligation does not apply to those who are sick and their carers or to those aware of their greater vulnerability to the virus. Come back to Mass! Invite and encourage family members, friends, fellow parishioners to come back with you. With many of the restrictions having been eased, it would be good to have more and more people coming back to Mass.
Half price sale today of selected Piety Stall stock in the Lower Hall after the 10am and 12 noon Masses. As always, all profits will go to parish funds.
St Andrews Squad (SAS), Sundays 20th Feb and 6th & 20th March , for all Primary 3 children in the parish celebrating the sacrament of Reconciliation this Lent. Please come along to the Upper Hall from 9am till 9.45am leading into 10am Mass with children’s liturgy.
Confirmation ~ We’ll be posting details soon of our joint parishes’ catechesis for the P7s.
A warm welcome to Mary’s Meals, who are visiting our parish this weekend to give a short update and information talk at all Masses. A retiring collection will be taken up to support their vital work. Please note, this year there will NOT be a collection of unwanted clothing.
St Andrew’s and St Joseph’s Justice & Peace Group’s recent study finds a disappointingly high level of SUP (Single Use Plastic) in packaging of Fruit and Veg by Major Food Retailers. A full report of the study is on this link.
Plus, we’ll be posting out soon a Synodal questionnaire / survey.
World day of Prayer will be held on Friday 4th March at 11am in Bearsden Cross Church. All are most welcome. Theme : ‘ I know the plans I have for you’
The Beginning Experience are holding a weekend at St Mary’s, Kinnoull, Perth 25th – 27th March for those who find themselves suffering from bereavement through divorce, separation or widowhood. For more details contact Catherine on 0131 665 3383 or email firstname.lastname@example.org before 12th March.
Between now and Easter, please keep in your prayers Jackie, Rebecca, Jason and Rokas, who look forward to being received into the Church at Easter.
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 Website – On the latest page and bulletin pages, click on subscribe for a daily summary of the previous day's posts.
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, Instgram, the parish website and on our exterior noticeboard.
Please remember in your prayers those in need, those who are sick and housebound and those in hospital.
Recently Dead: Ethna Bonnyman, Trish Mitchell, Dougie Miller, Dennis Monaghan, Simon Ward.
Anniversaries: Michael Begen, Agnes and Thomas Cannon, Mary and James Clarke, Margaret Connolly, Harry English, Ann Lawson, William and Eileen McGhie, Agnes McEachen, Ronald McEachan, Joseph Muir, Charlie and Annie Simaitis, Kathleen Tully.