Catholic…?Thinking about it…? Know someone who is…? Please speak to Fr. Mackle if you would like to know more about becoming Catholic and the RCIA process, which is due to begin after the holidays.
The Caritas Award 2020 So far, we have three candidates. Still not too late if you would like to sign up. If you are in your final year of high school or just left and interested in learning about the Caritas award, speak to Fr. Mackle or contact Elizabeth Reid firstname.lastname@example.org
30th July is World Day against People trafficking which is the fastest growing crime globally. At any given time, an estimated 2.5 million people are trapped in modern-day slavery. Men, women and children fall into the hands of traffickers both in their own countries and abroad. Every country in the world is affected by human trafficking, whether as a country of origin, transit or destination for victims.
Please say a prayer and be aware of victims of human trafficking.If you suspect that someone is in slavery,Call the Modern Slavery Helpline on 08000 121 700, or download the “Unseen” App on your phone through Windows, iTunes or Google Play.
St Andrew's & St Joseph's& Peace group.
Summer Holidays – If you are going on holiday do have a safe journey, a happy holiday, and a safe return. Please check masstimes.orga church near to where you are going. A warm welcome to those who are visiting us at this time.
We’re now on Twitter -Link is at follows https://twitter.com/SBearsden Tweets can be sent to Catherine at email@example.com Happy tweeting.
At this time of our Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes,we think of our parish pilgrims and all the pilgrims, and hope that they have a safe and spiritual journey. We pray for them as they pray for us and wish God’s and Our Lady of Lourdes’ Blessings on them all.
The Scottish Government has implemented a policy permitting abortion procedures to take place at home. This trivialises abortion, further cheapens human life and puts women at risk. Sign SPUC’s Say No to “DIY” Abortion Petition and share it with your friends to sign. Petition forms are in the porch.
Iona pilgrims - memories of Iona photo montage will be available for collection from the porch next week.
Advance Notice - Mary’s Meals be visiting the parish to collect any unwanted, rags etc for recycling on Sunday 29th September. They regret that they cannot take duvets and pillows. They will also sell raffle tickets after each Mass.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament –Saturdays -10.30am until 12.30pm. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is, perhaps, the best way to enter into prayer and draw closer to Jesus outside of Holy Mass. Adoration is sitting quietly before the real presence of Christ, who hears us and who sees us. Please consider coming to spend time in adoration and prayer each Saturday.We would like to have a number of adorers for each half hour, to ensure that the Blessed Sacrament is never left unattended.
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week Never hesitate to hold out your hand; never hesitate to accept the outstretched hand of another. Pope Saint John XXIII
Mary’s Meals be visiting the parish to collect any unwanted, rags etc for recycling on Sunday 29th September. They regret that they cannot take duvets and pillows. They will also sell raffle tickets after each Mass.
SVDP is here to help.you need assistance or support or if you know anyone who needs assistance please contact 942 4635. Confidentiality is assured in all cases.
Nullity of Marriage –If you wish (or someone you know wishes) any information about approaching the tribunal to see about a declaration of nullity of marriage then please speak to Fr Mackle. Remember too that the marriage tribunal no longer charges fees, so that for most people there will be no costs involved.
Padre Pio Prayer Group – MeetsMondays at 7pm. Divine Mercy Novena is prayed weekdays after morning Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. All most welcome.
Parish Library has a very extensive range of books DVDs covering a wide variety of religious topics. We would like to encourage you to have a look at the books and DVDs.
New photos upon the Youth Noticeboard of St Nicholas’ P7’s Retreat Day.
Youth Ministry Team is currently organising a social / reunion for the P7s who have just left primary. In the pipeline for the cluster are a P6 Retreat in November, advent Carol Singing event, February NET Ministry Retreat, Lenten youth evening, P7 pre Confirmation Retreat, Caritas and the Pope Francis Faith Award.
Peregrinatio Week – We look forward to 10 members from Ireland from the Legion of Mary joining us next month (24th– 31stAugust) for the Pilgrimage for Christ week. We’re very grateful to all those who have volunteered to be host homes and to those who have offered to look after the meals. The Legion of Mary will be doing “door to door” visiting, in pairs, as many homes as is possible in the Bearsden area, chatting with people, speaking about the faith, and extending an invitation to the Mass and buffet reception on the final evening. Please keep this week in your prayers that it will be successful and fruitful.
Knit For Peace group meets in the Community Room at Waitrose on Tuesdays 9.30-11.30. Parishioners who knit/crochet are invited to join this worthwhile venture. Donations of wool would be gratefully received. For more details and to make wool donations, please contact Anne Gilmore firstname.lastname@example.org
Advance Notice :Meeting for all parents of altar servers, including parents of all new servers – Thursday 22ndAugust at 7pm in the Upper Hall.
Day Trip to Carfin for the National Pilgrimage Mass and Rosary Procession. Sunday, September 1st.Bus will leave from the Hub at Bearsden Cross at 1pm and return 7.30pm. Cost £3. Please sign sheet in the porch, if you would like to go.
St Teresa of Lisieux– Advanced notification. The relics of St Teresa, which have been on an international pilgrimage since 1994, will be taken to all the Scottish Dioceses in September. More information will be given shortly via the bulletin and www.littleflowerinscotland.co.uk regarding the relics coming to the archdiocese of Glasgow.
School Uniform Collection -One worthwhile cause you can help is this year’s school uniform appeal. New and used uniforms are needed for children in the Clydebank and Dumbarton area, many of whom miss school because they do not have a uniform. If you can donate anything, please phone Judith Reid 07713478676 to arrange collection.
Collection point also in the church porch until next Saturday 20thJuly.Last year more than 100 families were helped. Please help us do better this year.
Drumchapel Foodbank All donations always gratefully received and delivered every Monday. The Foodbank needs extra donations during the holidays when school meals are not provided, putting many families under additional strain.
2019/20 Levy One substantial expense, which our parish annually incurs, is the Diocesan Levy. This is a contribution that every parish must make towards the administration of the archdiocese. We are anticipating the Diocesan Levy for our parish for this year to be around £60,000. We will be given the actual amount in the autumn. In the meantime, our monthly levy standing order payment to the archdiocese is £4,000.
The 31 Club –Anyone can join. Offer one Mass each month for Church vocations. All that is looked for is a personal commitment to attend and offer up a Mass for vocations. You pick a day in the month that suits. Just sign or initial a date on the 31 Club sheet in the porch. Promoted by Glasgow Serra.
Before receiving Holy Communion, we are asked to make some preparatory act of reverence such as a bow. This should be made just before receiving Communion. General Instruction of the Roman Missal, No. 160 states: "When receiving Holy Communion, the communicant bows his or her head before the Sacrament as a gesture of reverence and receives the Body of the Lord from the minister. The consecrated host may be received either on the tongue or in the hand, at the discretion of each communicant. When Holy Communion is received under both kinds, the sign of reverence is also made before receiving the Precious Blood."
Forthcoming Special Collections –Assisted Parishes – 18thAugust; SPRED – 8thSept; LEPRA – 21stSept.
The church is open until 4.45pm (7.30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays) 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 hutafter daily Mass. All most welcome.
Recently Dead--Charles Gallacher, Jean McAlinden, Mrs Crehan, Ian McColl, Marie Greenhalgh, Catherine Mary McQuarrie, Maddalena Capaldi.
Anniversaries—Lucy McCluskey, Suzanne Palmer