Pope Francis Faith Award Parish enrolment Mass – 10am 3rd Nov. Still not too late to enrol for a Parish Faith Action. Email
email@example.com for a form.
Knights of St Columba Centenary Recruitment Drive - this weekend. Serving God by serving others. If you are over 16 and a practicing Catholic and wish to join to help promote the Catholic faith and help others in need, please contact John O’Donnell on 07854 886425 - firstname.lastname@example.org or Paul Laird on 07854 499608 - email@example.com
October Devotions in honour of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary. Rosary & Benediction Sundays 4.30pm – 5.00pm. Praying especially during this Extraordinary Mission Month for the entire Church to bear witness to our faith with missionary vitality.
Baptised & Sent - Wee Missio Boxes to be returned, please, by 24th November.
Children’s Choir – Nov 10 & 24, & Dec 15 & 25. All at 10am. Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 0141-942-9799 or 07749715514—firstname.lastname@example.org
Primary 6 Day Retreat - 1st Nov beginning with 10am Mass. We’re very grateful to the Youth Ministry Team and parish catechists for all the preparations they are making to look after the retreat day. Grateful, too, to the class teachers, Caritas candidates and Pope Francis Faith Award participants who will be assisting.
Coffee Morning— Please come along and join us next Sunday, October 20, in the upper hall afteram, for this month’s charity coffee morning. We are raising funds for our parish soup run and to buy essential items for those moving from temporary accommodation to a permanent home.
The Befriending Service: Bearsden & Milngavie aims to tackle loneliness and social isolation in the communities of East Dunbartonshire. Locally the service provides this by telephone, 1-2-1 and group support. It’s free and has a variety of social events during the year, and is always looking for more volunteers. If you need support or want to volunteer, contact: Befriending@edva.org 0141-345-0432 The Befriending Service will have an information stall in the hall at the next coffee morning on 20th October.
Monthly Reflection Sessionafter the 10 am Mass Monday 28th of October will take place in the Church House dining room. Please join us for coffee/ tea and a friendly discussion. We will be reflecting on the gospel for Sunday 3rd of November which is Luke 19:1-10.
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week -13 October (Sunday before World Day for the Eradication of Poverty (17 Oct)) When a poor person dies of hunger, it has not happened because God did not take care of him or her. It has happened because neither you nor I wanted to give that person what he or she needed. Saint Teresa of Kolkata
Date for your Dairy - 14th November The Justice and Peace Groups from St Andrew’s, Bearsden, and St. Joseph’s, Milngavie, have joined with members of New Kilpatrick, Bearsden, in organising an evening to hear the views on Trident of church representatives and local politicians. Father John Gannon and the Very. Alan D. McDonald will present the churches position. Localwill also be represented.event will be held in St. Andrew’shall from.30pm–pmwith refreshments a chance to speak with speakers atbreak. Please comeand hear all views.
Pro-Life Torchlight Procession: Thursday 24th October. Assemble at George Square 6pm with Rosary at 6.30pm followed by Procession to St Andrew’s Cathedral for 7.30pm Mass.
Messengers Needed - We are short of 2 messengers to deliver the Reachout in the Castlehill area.If you would like to volunteer to do this twice a year, please contact D. MacLean - 587 7319 - Thank you.
Sacrament of Confirmation 2020 - Please note change of date. Primary 7 Confirmations will now be on Wednesday 13th May, 2020. 7pm in St
Piety Stall - New rota for the remainder of 2019 is on the Piety Stall door – we would be particularly grateful for volunteers to assist after 10am Mass on a Sunday.For more information, please either call Anne MacIntosh 931 5861 or Annamaria Strachan 942 9799.
Calling S1 Young People – the Youth Ministry Team is organising a social / reunion for the P7s who left primary in June. If you can help in any way to advertise this with WhatsApp etc and in the schools, the parish would very much appreciate it. A social and catchup in St. Joseph's Hall, Milngavie - Saturday 9th November. 630pm to 830pm. Games, crafts, Pizza, Karaoki and much more. Tell your friends. Caritas students will be helping with the evening.
The clustering group meets 4/5a year and is still looking for a few more members. Over the past few years we have been working various ways in an attempt to bring our parishes closer together. If you think that you might be interested in helping this growing endeavour, please let Fr Mackle know. Next meeting 29th Oct 7pm in St Andrew’s.
For the attention of all volunteers in St Andrew’s parish working with children or protected adults - please check the date on your PVG form. Those whose form is dated 2014 are now required to update their PVG and are asked to contact the Safeguarding Office on 226 5898 email@example.com, as soon as possible. For those who still require to attend the mandatory Level 1 Training, please note the next dates, which take place in Eyre Hall, Archdiocese of Glasgow, G1 4JY are: Sat 23rd Nov (2 sessions am & pm) Saturday 7th Dec. Induction part 2 training is also mandatory for volunteers. Training dates are: Sat 26th Oct (2 sessions am & pm) in Eyre Hall, Archdiocese of Glasgow; Wed 13th Nov in Our Lady of Lourdes, Cardonald, G52 3QU; Mon 2nd Dec in St Mary’s, Duntocher, G81 6DL; Sat 7th Dec in Eyre Hall, Archdiocese of Glasgow, G1 4JY. It is essential to book a place to ensure that there will be handouts for you. Please call 226 5898 or book directly from www.rcag.org.uk.
Ceilidh Class Would you like to learn some ceilidh dances? Starting on Tuesday 152019, RSCDS Glasgow Branch will be holding ceilidh classes in St Joseph's Church Hall, Milngavie, G61 8DZ 7.30pm to 9pm.The class will run for 8 weeks.
Bring comfy shoes& your enthusiasm!
Cost £6 per evening.: Peter Knapman.Musician: Rachel Campbell. Further details on www.rscdsglasgow.org or 07902 127370
Embroidery Group will now meet on Monday afternoons in the Lower Church Hall from 2pm - 4pm. We are very grateful to a parishioner who has kindly donated quality fabrics, threads and sewing kits to our group. We intend to make use of these, and any additional items will be sold to raise funds for the parish.More details to follow. If anyone in the parish is interested in joining our group, please come along.
Bearsden Literary Society – The first of the 2019/2020 Syllabus’ monthly meetings is 14th Oct in the lower hall 7.45pm. All most welcome. Information leaflets available from the porch.
The church is open until 4.45pm. 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 10am daily Mass. All most welcome.
Forthcoming Special Collections –Missio – 20th Oct. Education Sunday 17th Nov.
14th Oct – Bereavement Support – 7pm - House
18th & 25th Oct – Reachout – 10.30am – Hut
28th Oct – Youth Ministry – 7pm - House
29th Oct – Cluster – 7pm - House
Recently Dead--Veronica Harper, Frank Kearney,Jack Coyle,
Anniversaries--Maureen McRobbie, Eddie Cox.