give you thanks, O Lord."
Interested in becoming a Catholic? Not baptised? Baptised in another faith? The RCIA Programme (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) will begin in the autumn. RCIA is the process by which adults are received into the Catholic Church. The programme of catechesis and instruction prepares adults for the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist, usually celebrated at the Easter Vigil. Please speak to Fr. Mackle or Monsignor Ryan if you have any questions about receiving the Sacraments as an adult, or if you would like to know more about RCIA and the Catholic faith.
Recent Talk on Assisted Suicide - The recent talk by John Deighan on the real dangers of assisted suicide was very informative and touched upon many of the issues around this subject. The event was well supported by both our parish and other neighbouring parishes. Following on from this talk, there are more planned for the autumn. More information will be provided after the summer holidays. Thanks again to all those who attended John’s talk in the Upper Hall.
Like to train and become a Parish Catechist? If you would like to apply for this two-year part-time course, sponsored by the parish, and train to become a parish catechist, speak to Fr Mackle. This course is also suitable for those who wish to study for their own purposes. For further information, contact the RE Dept on 226 5898 / Chrsitine.Burke@rcag.org.uk Information evening - Tuesday, 16th June at 7.30pm in the Archdiocesan Offices. All are welcome.
Catholic Pilgrimage Conference – New Dawn in Scotland. 6th – 10th July at St Andrew’s, Madras College. Annual Rosary Procession and Open Air Mass on the 9th. For further information, visit www.newdawninscotland.com and see poster in the porch.
Bus to Carfin for the National Pilgrimage. Sunday, September 6th. 1pm – 7.30pm. £3. Please sign sheet in porch, if you would like to go.
Saturday 20th June - Charity Tea Party - Dear parishioners and friends, we would like to invite you to our charity tea party in aid of the White Lily Fund on Saturday 20th June at our home, 5 Colquhoun Drive, Bearsden, Glasgow, G61 4NQ from 10am to 3pm. Entry -adult £5, child £1. Raffle prizes too. The White Lily Charity was founded by one of our very own parishioners, Angela Bruno, and raises money to help fight all types of cancer in the West of Scotland by funding research and buying essential equipment. All are welcome. Look forward to seeing you. Thanks. Veronica, David and Victoria Maguire
Legion of Mary - 7.30pm in the Hut every Tuesday. All most welcome.
Special Second Collections – 14th June – Assisted Parishes; 28th June - Peter’s Pence; 12th July – Apostleship of the Sea.
Coffee Morning after 10 am Mass next Sunday 21st June. Please come along and join us. This will be the last coffee morning before the holidays. Once again, thank you so much for all your support and we wish you ' happy holidays' when they come. David and Veronica Maguire…..also, many thanks to everyone who came along to our last coffee morning in April. The sum of £150 was raised for littlebigafrica.org.
Catholic Youth Festival - 30 July to 2 August at University of Stirling Campus. The event is open to those 14 -25 years of age. If you are keen to go let us know, and contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Padre Pio Prayer Group – every Monday at 7pm. All are very welcome.
Immaculate Conception Parish Fete – Saturday 20th June. 1pm – 4pm. See poster in porch for details of all the various stalls and activities.
St. Andrew's Carpet Bowls annual outing this Thurs 18th June to New Lanark and then on to Peebles where High Tea will be served at 5 pm. Non-members most welcome to join the bowlers for the day trip. Still some seats available. £16 per head. Bus will leave Roman Rd car park at 9.45am and leave Peebles around 7pm. Contact D.MacLean 587 7319 to book a seat.
Mass attendance – 6/7 June – 506
Maryhill Foodbank. Donations of tins and packets of food will be gratefully received.
SPRED Raffle - A huge thank you to Fr Mackle for allowing us to sell SPRED raffle tickets. Sadly there were no winners from Bearsden when tickets were drawn at our annual ceilidh last Friday...... Thank you to all who supported us and here's to next year!!!! Lorna Donnelly.
The lower hall and disabled toilet now require re-decoration. If any painters/decorators are interested in giving us a quote please phone D. MacLean - 587 7319 to arrange a meeting in the hall to discuss arrangements.
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Margaret McGuire, Paul Morton, Mamie Bradie, Dante Biagioi, Peter Crainie, Margaret Merilees, Betty Clark, Hil Black, Karen Hopper (Livingston), Paul Connolly, Louise Dolan, Sheila McCallum, Rosemary McLean, Elizabeth McCusker, Stuart Harvey, Mick Henry, Sheena Smith, Charlie Melly, Steven Byrne, Mark Greenlees, Samatha Harkins, Gilbert O’Rourke, Margaret
Cairney, Denis Campbell, Margaret Kearney, Ronald Coia, Mary Cox, Valentina Colaluca, Christine Turner, Dennis Haughey.
Recently Dead—Gerald Fallon.
Anniversaries--Johnny Sheerin, Margaret Sheerin, Peter Gilmartin (Sen), Rose Gilmartin, Susie Feely, Bernie Feely, Dolly Sheerin, Peter Gilmartin (Jun), Margaret McCallum, Mark Sanders, John Wallace, Robina Burnett, Winnie Jolly.