Sign Up Sunday – 11th September at all three Masses. Our parish needs more volunteers to take forward some of the synod gatherings’ suggestions made by Parishioners about what we can do differently in the Parish. Amongst themes identified
- pastoral support
- reaching out to all
- learning about our Faith
- continue to encourage youth
- enhance communication and
- more social events.
National Pilgrimage in the presence of the Relics of Saint Bernadette to mark the Centenary of Carfin Grotto ~ Sunday 25th September Holy Mass at 3pm followed by a Rosary Procession. Main Celebrant: Bishop Toal. All most welcome.
Both parishes have arranged a bus which will leave from the Bearsden Hub at 1p.m. sharp.
The Beginning Experience – Listen ~ Accompany ~ Heal are holding a weekend next month at Confortin Centre, Coatbridge on 30 Sept – 2nd Oct for those who find themselves suffering through divorce, separation or widowhood. For more details contact Catherine on 0131 665 3383 or email firstname.lastname@example.org before 16 Sept.
First Holy Communion Families – the Legion of Mary will be visiting the families of all the children who celebrated their First Holy Communion this year.
Daily & Sunday Mass – Catholic TV is good for anyone who can’t get out to Mass.
Interested in becoming a Catholic?– Not baptised? Baptised in another faith? RCIA will begin in the autumn. The programme of learning and instruction prepares adults for the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Please speak to Fr. Mackle if you would like to know more about RCIA and the Catholic faith.
It is pleasant to spend time adoring Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. The Eucharist is such a priceless treasure ~ by praying before it, we are able to make contact with Christ present in the Most Holy Sacrament. Saturdays 10am until 11am. Confessions throughout. Confessions – Also on Saturdays 4.15pm – 4.45pm & Sundays 9.15am – 9.40am
Before receiving Holy Communion, we are asked to make some preparatory act of reverence such as a bow.
The Padre Pio Prayer Group meets after 10am Mass each Monday in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. All most welcome.
Evening trip to Carfin - Bus will leave from Milngavie Railway Station on Tuesday 13th September at 6pm and return around 9pm.
Do remember that our church is now open weekdays until 5pm, and on Saturdays until after the 5pm Vigil Mass. Call in and enjoy the peace and quiet, and take time to sit in the stillness in the silence of God. Teas and coffees are served in the hut after daily 10am Mass. All most welcome.
For women affected by separation and divorce – next meeting of this confidential and peer support group is Fri 19th August in St Patrick's hall, Dumbarton 6pm - 8pm. All new members are most welcome. email: email@example.com
Laudato Si’ - On Care for our Common Home - The climate is a common good, belonging to all and meant for all. Humanity is called to recognize the need for changes of lifestyle, production and consumption, in order to combat this (climate) warming or at least the human causes which produce or aggravate it. (#23)
Saint Maximillian Kolbe OFM Conv.
The Archdiocese has advised our parish of some additional Safeguarding Training sessions for both Part 1 and Part 2. Part 1 is mandatory for all volunteers before they begin in their role. Part 2 should be done no earlier than 6 months of commencement in their role.
Induction Part 1
- Saturday 20th August at 10 a.m.
- Monday 19th September at 7 p.m.
- Monday 24th October at 7 p.m.
- Saturday 5th November 10 a.m.
- Monday 5th December at 7 p.m.
- Thursday 11th August - 7 p.m.
- Monday 5th September -7 p.m.
- Thursday 6th October -7 p.m.
- Monday 7th November -7 p.m
Next Special Collection – Assisted Parishes – 21st August.
The Pope's Twitter (@Pontifex
The Pope's Instagram (@Franciscus)
The Pope’s monthly video
Great resources of contemporary commentary by the Holy Father on current issues.
Drumchapel Foodbank. Regularly your donations are dropped off at the foodbank by our parish volunteers. Thanks for continuing to give the foodbank your support. Our soup-run volunteers continue to collect donations from M&S, Byres Rd & Milngavie for delivery to Drumchapel & St Gregory’s Foodbanks, the Wayside Club & Aspire.
Parish Bulletin: Items for inclusion should be sent in by 12 Noon on the Wednesday before publication. Copies of the bulletin are available on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, the parish website and on our noticeboard.
- The Funeral Mass for Charles McGeever will take place on Monday 15th August 2022 at 10:00 a.m.
- The Funeral Vigil for Carmela Defazio will take place on Tuesday 16th August at 6 p.m. followed by the Funeral Mass on Wednesday 17th August at 10:00 a.m.
- The Funeral Vigil for Jim Bradley will take place on Tuesday 23rd August at 6:00 p.m. followed by the Funeral Mass on Wednesday 24th August at 10:00 a.m.
Recently Dead: Jim Bradley, Carmela Defazio, Philip Donnelly, Charlie Ellis, Maureen Hegarty, John Hughes, Teresa Hunter, Paulette Kennedy, John McAntee, Josephine McDonald, Charlie McGeever, Dena McMenamin, David McPherson, George Joseph Mitchell and Mimma Naio
Anniversaries: Andrew Higgins, Charlie Kelly. Charlie Melly, Margaret Reid and John Reilly.