so that those who do not see might see,
and those who do see might become blind.”
Children’s Liturgy: Each week Redemptorist Publications provide a Children’s Liturgy in the form of a video of the week’s Gospel reading. Available on the following link: https://www.rpbooks.co.uk/celebrate-following-your-faith This is an excellent resource in these exceptional times of no public Masses with children’s liturgy.
A huge well done to the young people of St Andrew’s and St Joseph’s for their Stations of the Cross which are on our website, Facebook and Twitter. Great for the Lenten journey, especially while our churches are still closed.
Stations of the Cross during Lent. Fridays at 7pm on our parish’s YouTube channel.
Adoration for Lent: Visit Adorecast Take a few extra minutes each day to have a heart to heart with Christ. “Be still and know that I am God.”
Confessions will be heard outdoors on Saturdays at the front door of the chapel house 4.15pm to 5.15pm, and on request. It would be appreciated if food bank donations are not dropped off there between 4pm and 5.30pm on Saturdays. Many thanks.
The Piety Stall online store now has a large selection of cards for Easter for sale. Orders can be placed and either collected from the organisers’ homes or delivery can be arranged if collection isn’t suitable.https://www.standrewsbearsden.co.uk/piety-stall.html
Our youth ministry team has been meeting using zoom during lockdown. For forward planning the team would welcome any suggestions young people (and parents) may have on ‘getting back to the new normal and our Faith’. You can contact them by emailing email@example.com or by speaking to any of the Youth Ministry Team. They're also looking to enlarge the size of the team. If any parents would be interested in joining and getting more involved in the work of youth in St Andrew’s and St Joseph’s parishes, then please do get in touch.
Sacrament of Reconciliation St Nicholas' pupils will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation (first confession) in the school before the end of this school term. Pupils who are at schools other than St Nicholas' will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Saturday morning 27th March. All families have been advised of allocation of times.
First Holy Communion Masses
Saturday 8th May at 2pm
Sunday, 9th May at 2pm
Saturday 15th May at 2pm
Sunday 16th May at 2pm.
Scottish government guidelines permit a maximum of 50 only in the church. This would allow each child plus two family members to be seated in the church, plus an additional two guests seated in the upper hall.
Confirmations Masses - Primary 7 Pupils
Saturday 5th June at 1.30pm and 3.30pm
Sunday 6th June at 1.30pm and 3.30pm.
Families will be allocated dates, which will be strictly alphabetical. Scottish government guidelines permit a maximum of 50 only in the church. This would allow each child plus sponsor and two family members to be seated in the church, plus an additional two guests seated in the upper hall.
S1 Pupils Confirmation Masses for S1 pupils, which will be subject to a loosening of restrictions, will be celebrated on
Saturday 22nd May at 1.30pm and 3.30pm
Sunday 23rd May at 1.30pm and 3.30pm.
All families will soon be advised of an allocation of dates, which will be strictly alphabetical.
Scottish government guidelines permit a maximum of 50 only in the church. This would allow each child plus sponsor and two family members to be seated in the church, plus an additional two guests seated in the upper hall.
A ‘streamed Holy Hour’ online via youtube from St Mary’s, ‘Lent Reflections’. Monday 22nd March 6.30 pm. An evening of Eucharistic Adoration with hymns, readings and reflections to help prepare our hearts for Easter with Deacon John and cantor, Jim McGinlay Search : ‘St Mary’s,Duntocher- You Tube’ or copy and paste the following :https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuK-9mvdWnQ2-Hs0f3CI3bA
SCIAF - If you usually pick up your WEE BOX at Mass, this year, you can pick it up from the chapel house porch.
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week - 14th March The Gospel calls us to be close to the poor and the forgo en, and to give them real hope. Pope Francis, @Pontifex, 16/01/2016
Justice and Peace ~ Pope Francis’s encyclical on ecology, Laudato Si, says that climate change is real and mainly “a result of human activity.”. The problem is urgent. “Never have we so hurt and mistreated our common home as we have in the last two hundred years. Preservation of the environment, promotion of sustainable development and particular attention to climate change are matters of grave concern for the entire human family” Climate change is happening now and is already seriously affecting the lives of people who have done least to cause it and are least able to adapt and combat it. 20 Countries, including the UK, produce 80% of all greenhouse gas emissions. The Cop 26 conference in Glasgow this November provides the opportunity for these countries to commit further to reducing the increase in global temperature to 1.5% over pre industrial levels and to be Net Carbon Zero by 2050. The Paris Climate Agreement which set these levels was an historic achievement. All 195 countries in the world signed this unprecedented treaty to tackle the climate crisis. Climate Change is the greatest challenge to future human wellbeing in the 21st century and whilst nations may agree plans as to how best to resolve the problem it is incumbent upon us all to do everything we can individually to help.
During lockdown, St Andrew's is closed until further notice.
Mass will be celebrated each Sunday which will be live streamed at 10am. Mass will also be live streamed Monday to Friday at 10am. Please visit www.standrewsbearsden.co.uk
Drumchapel Foodbank. The number of families now dependent on the foodbank, and the number of emergencies, are rising fast, especially when the schools are off. 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 by our parish volunteers. Thanks for continuing to help, especially during lockdown.
Our parish’s soup-run’s volunteers continue to collect food donations form M&S Byres Road for delivery to Drumchapel and St Gregory’s Foodbanks and the Wayside Club.
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.
Recently Dead – George Clark, Rena Dobbin, Baby Finn, Joseph Harkins, Tommy Healy, Simon Murray, Fr Paul Sanders,
Anniversaries – James and Mary Clarke, May Porter, Betty O’Callaghan, Michael O’Gorman, Belinda Sands, Thomas and Agnes Cannon.