in holiness and faith."
Today is Sea Sunday, when the Church prays for all those who live and work at sea. The second collection will be taken up for Apostleship of the Sea. For information about AoS’s work, visit www.apostleshipofthesea.org.uk
Interested in becoming a Catholic? RCIA, the programme of catechesis and instruction, which prepares adults for the Sacraments, will begin after summer. Please speak to Fr. Mackle, if you would like to know more about RCIA and the Catholic faith.
Bus to Carfin for the National Pilgrimage. Sunday, September 7th. Bus will leave parish at 1pm and return approx. 7.30pm. £3. Mass at 3pm. Rosary procession at 5pm. Please sign sheet in porch or mention to Dorothy MacLean, if you would like to go.
A date for your diary!!! Family Fun Night - Saturday 20th September please come along and join us for a family fun night. Food, bingo and quizzes to suit the whole family. In the upper hall 7 til 10.30 pm. byob. Tickets - £3 per adult, £2 per child. Please contact David and Veronica Maguire firstname.lastname@example.org or text 07884468212. Many thanks.
St Margaret of Scotland Hospice 5-A-Side Football Tournament at Goals on 17th August. Pick up a flyer from the porch. To register your team, visit: smosh.eventbrite.co.uk or call 435 7018. A local group of the University of Third Age has been set up for people who are retired or semi-retired. If you would like to learn a new skill and meet like-minded people, the third Tuesday of every month at 11am in the Upper Hall is for you.
'Celebrating the Gift in Sport' Commonwealth Games Conference - Interested in attending and representing St Andrew’s at a unique event to explore and celebrate the interweaving of sport, disability and faith? This Thursday, 17 July 9.30am to 5pm at Blessed John Duns Scotus, 270 Ballater Street, G5 0YT. Tickets £40 – sponsored by the parish. To book, speak to Fr Mackle and contact email@example.com. The conference will include leading voices in the field of disability, faith and sport, and Special Olympic and Paralympic athletes will share their stories.
Prayer service for an end to Human Trafficking- Pope Francis' message to 103rd Session of International Labour Conference in May this year is that " human trafficking is a scourge, a crime against the whole of humanity. It is time to join forces and work together to free its victims and to eradicate this crime that affects us all." Please come along to an ecumenical prayer service on 21st July at 7pm in St Anne's church, 21 Whitevale Street, Dennistoun, G31 1QW.
25th Silver Anniversary Celebration. I would like to thank everyone who helped make Father Mackle’s Special Day such a success. The Mass was just perfect and the reception thoroughly enjoyed by all. Sincere thanks to all the bakers for the great variety of cakes and to Cafe Creme for the outstanding buffet and their help in serving it. I also appreciate the many phone calls of congratulations to "the team" - I have passed on your comments to them. Dorothy MacLean
The Halls Committee presented a caricature to Fr. Mackle in the hall last Thursday. Due to the large number attending, very few people were able to see it, therefore we have put a copy of it on display in the porch. Please enjoy a giggle at his expense!!!!!!!
Mother Teresa Exhibition documenting the life, spirituality and message of Blessed Mother Teresa is being staged at St Mungo's, 19 July to 2 August. Made up of 78 panels, it documents the story the life of the remarkable Missionary of Charity from her birth in Albania in 1910 to her death in Calcutta in 1997. It tells of her journey from her fist religious steps as a teenage nun to her incredible missionary work in India. Entry is free, and a short film to accompany the exhibition will be shown on Sunday 20 July at 3pm.
Tea in the Garden at Dan and Nancy Stevens at 1 Pendicle Road, G61 1PU on Sunday 27th July 2pm – 5pm. Donation £5. All proceeds to St Margaret’s Hospice. See noticeboard for more details.
I + You = We Programme for the development of marital relations, 19- 20 July, Turnbull Hall. The "I + You = We" couple retreat consisting of lectures, workshops and individual dialogue will lead you through the six steps from routine to joy in marriage. £70 per couple includes detailed teaching materials, tea/coffee and refreshments, lunch and dinner and e-coaching after programme. For more information and to register contact: Anna and Armin at: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07999 025963 or 07856 639016.
Calling Catechists - Award in Catholic Theological Education If you would like the opportunity to develop your knowledge and understanding of the Catholic faith, this two-year part-time course may be of interest to you. Primarily aimed at those who wish to exercise the ministry of Catechist in the parish, it is also suitable for those who wish to study for their own purposes. For further information, or to request an application pack, contact the RE Dept on 226 5898 or email: email@example.comPilgrimage to the Holy Land – 29th September to 6th October with the Archdiocese of Glasgow. £1095 for 8 days. For more information, call 0800 371972.
Passkeepers still needed especially at Saturday 6pm Vigil Mass. If anyone would like to volunteer as a passkeeper, please contact Fr Mackle 942 4635 or Michael Sheerin 943 0935.
Greater Maryhill Foodbank. Many thanks for your continued support.
Piety Stall Rota – Volunteers still needed, particularly after the Vigil Mass. If you could spare 15 minutes after Mass we would really appreciate your help. Any questions please call Anne MacIntosh 931 5861 or Annamaria Strachan 942 9799.
Discerning a Vocation to the Priesthood? If you think God may be inviting you to such a vocation, and for evenings of Catechesis, Prayer and Fraternity to help discern your vocation (2nd Friday of the month) please contact Vocations Director, Fr Ross Campbell, firstname.lastname@example.org (339 4315)
Padre Pio Prayer Group – Every Monday at 7 pm. All very welcome. Next Mass – 21st July.
Mass Attendance – 5 / 6 July. Vigil Mass - 118; 10am Mass - 213; 12 noon Mass – 139. Total – 470