for I tell you that from this time on
I shall not drink of the fruit of the vine
until the kingdom of God comes."
Easter Liturgy in St Nicholas’– this Tuesday at 1.45pm – Journeying from Palm Sunday to Easter. Assembly hall space allows for pupils and staff only.
A new Processional Cross has kindly been gifted to the parish. This will replace the current one, which has been refurbished and modified for St Nicholas’ Assembly Hall.
Holy Thursday- Morning Prayer 10am. (Mass of the Chrism at St Andrew's Cathedral 11.00 am.) Mass of the Lord's Supper at 7.30 pm. followed by Confessions Night Prayer 10 pm.
Good Friday- Morning Prayer 10.00 am. followed by Confessions.
Solemn Liturgy of the Passion 3.00 pm. followed by Confessions.
Stations of the Cross 7.00 pm.
Holy Saturday- Morning Prayer 10.00 am. followed by Confessions..00 - 7.00 pm. Easter Vigil– 8.30pm. (No 5pm Vigil)
Easter Sunday Masses.10 am. and 12 noon
Holy Week Confessions
Palm Sunday—9.15—9.40 am.
Monday 15th—9.15—9.40 am.and after 10.00 am. Mass
Tuesday 16th—9.15—9.40 am. and after 10.00 am. Mass
Wednesday 17th—9.15—9.40 am. and after 10.00 am. Mass
Holy Thursday—6.30-7pm & after 7.30 pm. Mass
Good Friday—after 10.00 am. Morning Prayer and after 3.00 pm. Service
Holy Saturday—after 10.00 am. Morning Prayer & 6.00 - 7.00 pm.
Easter Sunday 9.15—9.40 am.
Children are invited to bring a little bell to ringduring the Gloria at 10.00 am. Mass on Easter Sunday.
SCIAF Wee Boxes to be handed in, please, by Sunday 5thMay.
Way of the CrossLarge Screen Presentation – Monday 15thApril at 7.30 p.m. in St Andrew's with our friends from the Association of Bearsden Churches and the parishioners from St Joseph's and St Benedict's followed by refreshments in the hall. All most welcome.
Easter Vigil – 8.30pm on Saturday 20thApril begins with the blessing of the Easter fire in the grounds behind the hall. Pamela, Gabby, Joakim, Stephen and David will enter the Catholic Church at this Mass. Refreshments will be served in the hall afterwards. All most welcome. There will be no vigil Mass at 5pm on 20thApril.
First Holy Communion Masses – Volunteer first communicants still required for each Mass - to read the bidding prayers (6), to help with the offertory (6), and to read the thank you (1). One Mass ministry per child. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org All roles allocated on a first come first served basis.
Youth Ministry Team– As well as looking for new members, we’re always looking for ideas for youth events. If you’ve any, and would like to help out with them, let us know. Next youth ministry meeting – 7th May atpm.
SAS (St Andrew's Squad)is also looking for more helpers. SAS meets for a fun and informative session with the children preparing to make their Sacraments. These sessions last for an hour and there are only 3 of these each year, so it’s definitely NOT ahuge commitment.If you would like to assist, then please think about signing up to help on Sign Up Sunday. To find out more about what's involved in being a helper with SAS, call Margaret Hendry on 5639993 John2mag@gmail.com
or Veronica Maguire :-email@example.com/ 07884468212
Music Ministry in St Andrew’s is an important part of the Liturgy. We always like to try and ensure that all the weekend Masses are covered musically. Some, at present, unfortunately, are not. If you would like to get involved and join the parish’s music ministry as an organist, pianist or instrumentalist please contact Sally Mulholland firstname.lastname@example.orgIt doesn’t need to be a permanent or regular commitment throughout the whole year. You might be a student and when home on holiday can help out for a couple of months. If you can help, please do get in touch. Thankfully, at present, we have a sufficient number of cantors.
Divine Mercy Masswill be celebrated in St. Patrick's , Dumbarton on Sunday 28th April at 3.p.m.Procession and blessing of Divine Mercy Image, Chaplet and Litany of Divine Mercy begin at 2.30pm. heard throughout. Refreshments will be served in the Hall after Mass.
Children’s Choir – April 21st(Easter Sunday). All at 10am Mass. Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 0141-942-9799 or 07749715514—email@example.com
First Confession - Sacrament of Reconciliation- Dates & Times for Primary 3
During the Season of Lent (up to Easter Sunday, 21stApril) Saturdays - 10.30am – 11.00am & 4.15pm – 4.45pm. Sundays - 9.15 – 9.40am Family members are encouraged, too, to take the opportunity to go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Catholicism Series of DVDs continues in the Upper Hall on Thursdays at 7pm.throughout Lent and early Eastertide. You don’t have to have attend ed the earlier ones, but can drop into those you have time for. The upcoming episodes are:-
25th April Episode 7 The word Made Flesh, True Bread of Heaven (The Mystery of the Liturgy and the Eucharist)
2nd May Episode 8A Vast Company of Witness (The Communion of Saints)
9th May Episode 9 The fire of His Love (Prayer and the Life of the Spirit)
16th May Episode 10 World Without End (The Last things)
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week - Palm SundayThen the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped; then the lame shall leap like a deer, and the tongue of the speechless sing for joy. For waters shall break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert Isaiah 35:5-6
A big thank you,on behalf of St Aloysius College Lourdes Pilgrimage group, for the support shown by St Andrew’s Parish. We received many prizes for the tombola, as well as donations of money. At our Lourdes Dinner, we raised about £20,000. This means that our trip can go ahead! All donations were greatly appreciated.
A Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat for spiritual and emotional healing after abortion will be held north of Glasgow on Tuesday 14th– Thursday 16thMay. This confidential, supportive retreat is powerful for anyone who has been affected by their own or someone else’s abortion experience. For more information, please call Sr Andrea on 07816 942824 or email Marene www.rachelsvineyard.org.uk
The Church in the Public Square. A talk by Lord John McFall The Ogilvie Centre, St Aloysius’ Church, Rose Street, at 7.30pm on Thursday 25thApril. All welcome. Organised by the Newman Association.
Lentfest : A Glasgow Calvary - an exhibition of the Stations of the Cross reimagined for our own time, by John Cairney, will take place from Monday 1st– Tuesday 30th April 9am-5pm in the University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel, Main Building, University Avenue G12 8QQ. Free entry. All Welcome
Bearsden Festival Opening Night and Community Awards Ceremony May 10th, 7.30-9.30pm in Bearsden Academywith special performances, exhibitions, food and host for the evening, Hardeep Singh Kohli.most welcome. 10 days of exploring the connections between mental health, creativity and community.
Bringing musical memories to people with dementia. Fantastic, mood lifting fun for all ages. In St Andrew’s upper hall, Saturday 11th May 7-10pm. Free event. Booking at bearsdenfestival.org.Part of the Bearsden Festival 10th - 19th May.
Annual Pro-Life Chain Saturday 27th, from 11am on Lothian Road, Edinburgh. Apeaceful and prayerful public witness of pro-life individuals standing and praying for an end to abortion.The Rosary will be led by Archbishop Cushley from 10am in Sacred Heart Church, Edinburgh. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org 0141 221 2094.
Glasgow City Councilis consulting with the public on the future entry requirements of Notre Dame High School. The consultation link is www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/C2LDO/See porch noticeboard for more details.
Drumchapel Foodbank All donations of non -perishable food items and toiletries placed in the boxes in the church porch are gratefully received, and delivered every Monday to the foodbank.
Please remember in your prayers those in need, those who are sick, and those in hospital.
Recently Dead--Joseph McElwaine, Cathy Cunningham, James
McNally, George Hill, Davina Dunbar
Anniversaries—Pat Kelly, Ada Sugrue, Thomas Parker, Catherine Gilligan, Ken Murray, Alex Johnston