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A Passover Meal is planned for Wed 23rd March at 7:30pm in the Upper Hall. As this event involves quite a bit of preparation we need to gauge how much support it will have from Parishioners before confirming that it will definitely go ahead. If you intend to participate in this event please add your name to the list on the noticeboard in the porch. If you can help with set up preparations on the day after the 10 am Morning Mass please add your name to the right hand column on the list. Thank You.
Please keep in your prayers Jackie and Geoff Harrison as they journey through these final weeks of Lent to become Catholics this Easter.
Day of Confessions - The Sacrament of Reconciliation will take place in St Andrew's Cathedral this Friday 18 March from 8.00am until 7.00pm continuously. All welcome. View the Archbishop’s video message about Confession during Season of Lent www.youtube.com/user/GlasgowArchdiocese See too a number of other video messages at the same location.
Year of Mercy Divine Mercy Evening in St. Andrew’s Upper Hall this Thursday 17th March at 7:30pm. Artistic DVD Presentation on Divine Mercy. Bookstall and prints will be available for sale. All most welcome.
Reflecting on God’s Mercy in the Jubilee Year - A series of Lenten guided reflections continues with different speakers on the theme of mercy - Wednesday evenings at 7pm in Immaculate Conception Hall. Please see the poster for details.
Maryhill Foodbank - The economic, social and political causes of deprivation in many areas of Glasgow are given wide publicity in the media. Maryhill is one such area closest to Bearsden. Please help by giving donations of non-perishable goods e.g. cans, rice, pasta, sauces, toilet rolls, nappies. Items donated are collected every Monday morning and taken to Maryhill Foodbank. Thank your for your help.
Youth Committee - The next meeting of the Youth Committee is on Tuesday 29th March at 7pm in the chapel-house.
Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper - Holy Thursday, 24th March at 7.30pm - The washing of the feet. Volunteers needed, please. Sign up sheet in the porch.
Sacrament of Reconciliation – Times for First Confession for Primary Three. During The Season of Lent up until 27th March. Saturdays 10.30am – 11.00am; & 5.15pm – 5.45pm; Sundays 9.15 – 9.40am. Family members are encouraged too to take the opportunity to go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Big Clean for Easter: In preparation for Easter, the Church will be cleaned on Wed 23rd March after 10am Mass. We are looking for as many volunteers as possible please (men as well as women) to come along and help with this essential task.
SCIAF Wee boxes to be returned please by Easter Sunday at the latest.
St. Andrew`s Parish is recruiting for the Young Musicians Group who sing and play at the Saturday evening vigil Mass once a month. Enthusiastic singers or instrumentalists of Grade 3 or above are welcome! If you would be interested in joining this group please phone Nick Joint on 07743 473420 if you have any questions.
Knights of St Columba – a body of Catholic laymen committed to helping the mission and doctrine of the Church, is looking to recruit new members in this Year of Mercy. If you are interested and would like to find out more about the Knights of St Columba, email Brian Henry firstname.lastname@example.org Visit - www.ksc.org.uk
March Meetings – Bereavement Support – 14th at 7pm; Deanery – 15th at 11am; PPC – 15th at 7pm; RCIA – 16th at 7pm; J&P – 17th at 7pm; School Council - 22nd at 7pm; Youth Committee – 29th at 7pm.
PPC - The next meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council is on Tuesday 15th March at 7pm. If there is anything you would like to put on the agenda for discussion, please e-mail email@example.com by Monday 7th March.
Safeguarding Training for New Volunteers Monday 21st March at 7-9pm in St Margaret’s Hall, Sinclair St, Clydebank G81 1AE for parish Volunteers who work with children and/or vulnerable adults and who have not previously attended relevant Safeguarding training provided by the Catholic Church. To book, contact Claudia Melis (Safeguarding/HR Administrator) at Claudia.firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 226 5998. See noticeboard for more details.
Invite someone you know back to Mass in this Year of Mercy. All of us know someone who has stopped going to Mass. Invite someone you know who no longer attends to return in this special Year of Mercy.
Fertility Care Scotland - For more information about natural family planning, please contact 0141 352 7930 or email email@example.com. Visit www.fertilitycare.org.uk
Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes - Please see the poster on the notice board about Glasgow Lourdes Hospitalite if you are interested in joining the annual Lourdes Pilgrimage taking place from 15th—22nd July.
Stations of the Cross – Fridays in Lent at 7pm. Divine Mercy chaplet prayers after daily Mass.
Dates for Children's Choir March 13th, 20th; May 8th, 15th; June 12th, 19th Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 07749715514 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Earth Hour “This sister [the earth] now cries out to us because of the harm we have inflicted on her by our irresponsible use and abuse of the goods with which God has endowed her” (Pope Francis: Laudato Si). Earth hour offers us an opportunity to reflect on how we can personally limit our impact on the environment. Earth Hour takes place on Saturday 19th March from 8.30pm-9.30pm. You are invited to join millions of others in turning your lights off during this period. http://earthour.wwf.org.uk/earth-hour/
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Margaret McGuire, Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Louise Dolan, Charlie Melly, Ronald Coia, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Baby Eva Berrey, Marie Moy, Margie Cornyn, Michael Moss, Russell Rodger, Hil Black, Alexander Pate, Patricia Swiatek, Eileen Merry, Gilbert O’Rourke, Graham Declan McCusker.
Recently Dead—Peter Sheridan, Anna Galletley, Graham Peacock, Jim McComish, Jess Tonner
6th Month’s Mind—Paul Dolan
Anniversaries—Kathleen Murphy, Michael O’Gorman, Audrey Cranford, Evo Renucci, Edward Noble