love one another as I have loved you."
If you have still to let me know your child’s preferred date for First Confession (3rd or 10th Oct 10am – 11am), please let me know asap.
Rehearsal for First Holy Communion - we’re working on a video rehearsal which will be sent out to all families. As we would like to have all the Masses videoed, could you please make sure that your video consent form is handed in. Please let us know as well if you would like to purchase a video.Many thanks.
These First Holy Communion Masses at 2pm on 1st, 8th & 15th November, as I am sure you will appreciate, will be very different from what we are normally used to, but they will be no less special occasions of celebration for the boys and girls. We keep them all in our prayers.
Remember, face coverings will need to be worn for First Confession and First Holy Communion.
Confirmations – the archdiocese is currently working on arrangements for Confirmations of last year’s P7s (this year’s S1s), and as soon as we learn what they are we will write to all the families.
Parish Confessions – as it is not permitted to use the Confessional, we are currently making arrangements for Confessions to resume soon on Saturdays and Sundays.
Saturdays 4.15pm - 4.45pm and Sundays 9.15am -9.45am
‘DISCIPLESHIP’, a 4-week online group for 16-21 year olds. Hour-long sessions of input, through short videos, and conversation, as well as prayer. Whttps://www.facebook.com/316564101586/posts/10157408972091587/?extid=E1iiO2B77eBHdBFu&d=n.
’The Wild Goose’ for 18-30 year olds. 14 sessions to explore relationship with the Person of the Holy Spirit. It will be based upon a series of engaging videos created by Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR, President of Franciscan University, Steubenville. This is a great opportunity for young adults to meet others who desire to grow in faith, whilst exploring how the Holy Spirit is at work in the Church and in their lives. https://www.facebook.com/316564101586/posts/10157411272376587/?extid=SpE6mg8NeCWGwMrt&d=n.
RCIA - If you or someone you know isn’t baptised or baptised in another Christian tradition and would like to enquire about becoming Catholic, please get in touch. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Masses have now resumed with 5pm Vigil and 10am and 12noon.
As seating capacity in the church is much reduced due to current social distancing guidelines, a booking system is required. To register to use the booking system, please go to www.standrewsbearsden.co.uk Please note that the obligation to attend Sunday Mass continues to be suspended. It is still fine not to go to Mass during these circumstances.
Our 10am Mass each day is now live streamed. You can access it via our parish's YouTube Channel on thi link.
Here's some helpful guidance from the Bishops' Conference of Scotland
Please familiarise yourself with it ahead of attending Mass.
➡️ Read: bit.ly/BackToMass (includes video)
➡️ Phase 3 guidance: bit.ly/Phase3ScotGov
10am Weekday Mass Monday to Friday has started back. No Saturday morning Mass. Please arrive earlier than usual, as contact details have to be taken, hands sanitised, and you will be led to designated seating. Remember and bring your face covering with you.
Private Prayer time on Wednesdays is suspended for the time being. The Church will now be open every morning from 9.15am for anyone who might want to take the opportunity for private prayer before Mass.
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week - 13 September
Thus, in the spirit of the Book of Leviticus (25:8-12), Christians will have to raise their voice on behalf of all the poor of the world, proposing the jubilee as an appropriate time to give thought, among other things, to reducing substantially, if not cancelling outright, the international debt which seriously threatens the future of many nations.
Pope Saint John Paul II, Tertio Millennio Adveniente, para. 51
Drumchapel Foodbank - Thanks to all of our Parishioners who are donating food and toiletries to our collection point in the Chapel House porch to be delivered to Drumchapel Food Bank. Regularly your donations are dropped off at the foodbank. Thanks for continuing to help.
Our parish’s soup-run volunteers continue to collect supermarket food donations for delivery to Drumchapel and St Gregory’s Foodbanks and the Wayside Club.
With our piety stall remaining closed, we are offering individual cards for posting, or collection from the chapel house porch. We have a full range of cards for almost every occasion, all £1 or 40p each. P&P is £1 per order (up to 4 cards) or free if collected from the chapel house porch. Email Annamaria (email@example.com) to place an order. Payment is by bank transfer or cheque.
Sacrament of Reconciliation - if you would like Confession, that can be done using the gazebo in the Church grounds observing social distancing. Phone or email beforehand to arrange a time.
Parish Website – Bulletin - Just to say that on the latest page and the bulletin page, a subscribe button has been added which allows users to have a daily summary sent each morning with the previous day's posts. If you don't use social media, but would like to be kept posted, then all that's asked for is your email address – you can unsubscribe at any time – it's all clearly marked.
Parish Bulletin: Any items for inclusion in the bulletin (including names for recently dead, month's mind and anniversary lists) should be put through the letter box of the Chapel House or sent by email: firstname.lastname@example.org by12noon on the Wednesday before publication. Copies of the bulletin are available on Facebook, Twitter and on the parish website
I wanted to thank St Andrew's volunteers, once again, for your support throughout lock-down, and to let you know how many families have benefited from our emergency fund. Thank you very much for all the help collecting and delivering hot food. We would not have been able to reach so many families without this. When everything returns back to 'normal', it would be great to have you all over to the community centre for a cup of coffee (and cake!) and also see a session that we offer.
Thanks and take care,
Communications & Fundraising Officer
3D Drumchapel, Drumchapel Community Centre,
Recently Dead – Adrian Budas, Mary Murphy, Ian Gray, Grace Jackson, Wilf Cook, Anne Nickol
Anniversaries – Steve O’Hare, Carmen Capaldi, Kenneth Fearon, Robert Trotter, Peter Rourke, Greta Mullin