No one comes to the Father except through me."
The Piety Stall has a large selection of cards and gifts on sale for children receiving their First Communion.
May Devotions – Rosary & Benediction – Sundays at 4.30pm.
I am making a special and personal appeal to all parish messengers. Your help is very much needed to deliver the Parish Mission leaflet to all the members of the parish over the next couple of weeks. The Mission begins on the 3rd June and we would like all 1200 households to receive an invitation this instance. It would be acceptable for leaflets to be posted without having to chap doors. Collect your required number of leaflets from the church this13th/14th May.
Jubilee Walk - a thoroughlywas had last Sunday by all who went on the parish's Golden Jubilee walk. A 5 miles trek through fantastic countryside from Kirkintilloch, in terrific weather,us to Schoenstatt where much needed coffee, chocolate and snacks was very much welcomed. A huge thanks to Maureen, Joe, Veronica and Dorothy for looking after all the arrangements. Just wondering if there might be enough interest in setting up a parish walking club?
Parish BBQ – Join us for a BBQ after the 12noon Mass in the grounds on Sunday 11th June. A fun-filled afternoon with games for the children and music. For catering purposes, please enter your name on the sign up sheet in the porch, if you will be coming along to the BBQ.
Volunteers are needed please to help organise in advance the BBQ, set up on the day and help with catering. Sign up sheets are at the back of the porch until next Sunday 21st May, if you are able to offer some help in any of these areas. Many thanks.
Spirit of Peace Jubilee Garden Official Opening this Fri, 19th May with light buffet lunch 12.30pm. All parishioners most welcome. Invitations have gone out to 60 local traders. For catering purposes, if you will be attending the opening, please enter your name on the sheet in the porch. Many thanks.
Liturgy Group Meeting this Tues, 16th May 7p.m in the chapel-house. If anyone has any matters they would like discussed, please email email@example.com
Youth Ministry Team – this Monday 15th May at 7pm in the chapel-house.
Can you bring an extra tin? Drumchapel Foodbank have expressed their thanks for the tremendous support given by our parish over the years. If you're able to bring even just one tinned meal to Mass over the next few weeks and leave in the porch, these would be very gratefully received. Many thanks
Recent kind donations to St Antony’s Bread (collection box at the statue) amounted to £320, and have been passed on to the Wayside Club for the homeless.
St Nicholas Care Fund 25th Anniversary Celebration – 7pm on 1st June at 196 Clyde Street. If you would like to represent the parish at this, speak to Fr Mackle.
The Caritas Award was created as a legacy of the visit of Pope Benedict to Scotland and has been in place for a few years. It is focused on any pupil in their final year of school and allows them to respond to the Pope`s call to young people to put their faith into action. St. Andrew`s Parish is now able to support young people in their final year of school to achieve this award. The Caritas Award gives you the opportunity to learn more about your faith by reflecting on scripture and the Pope`s teachings at 4 short meetings throughout the year. You must also volunteer to take part in different ministries in Church and the local community, eg. reading or passkeeping at Mass, getting involved with the parish's Justice and Peace Group, helping with Fairtrade or taking part in fundraising activities. It is a rewarding and enjoyable way to learn more about your faith with people your own age and also get a chance to show love of neighbour through your volunteering activities. Additionally, it helps you develop key skills like team working, make new friends, set yourself challenges, develop your CV and improve your confidence.
If you are interested in learning more about the Caritas award speak to Fr. Mackle or contact Elizabeth Reid at Elizabeth_reid@ntlworld.com There will be further Caritas information available after the Youth Mass on Saturday 3rd June in the upper hall. There will also be the opportunity to sign up to complete the Caritas award on that same evening. An information poster is on the Parish youth notice board in the Church porch.
Parish Mission Youth Mass Saturday 3rd June 6pm – We are looking for young people of the parish to be involved in various Mass ministries e.g. as a pass keeper, server, extraordinary minister, bidding prayers, offertory or with the music. Give your names to Fr. Mackle, if you would like to be involved. Primary 7 will be arranging readers for the Mass, which will be followed by pizza in the upper hall.
Calling all Primary 7 pupils who can sing or play an instrument St. Andrew`s Parish is recruiting for the Young Musicians Group who sing and play at the Saturday evening vigil Mass once a month at St. Andrew`s. Enthusiastic singers or instrumentalists of Grade 3 or above are welcome! If you would be interested in joining this group, please come to a short meeting after the Youth Mass(6pm Vigil) in St. Andrew`s Church on Saturday 3rd June. Alternatively, please phone Nick Joint on 07743 473420 or email him on N.JOINT@sky.com if you have any questions.
World Debt Day is on 16th May highlights the debt crisis in impoverished countries across the world. You can play a part in changing this by supporting campaigns, signing petitions or simply highlighting awareness of unjust world wide debt. Please seewww.jubileedebt.org.uklook via justice andpeacescotland.org.uk
St Andrew’s Primary PTA Ladies Charity Night in the school hall on Friday 2nd June 7pm – 11.30pm.Profits will be split evenly between school funds and Richmond’s Hope, which provides support to bereaved children.Tickets £7 include a cocktail on arrival (BYOB) with DJ, raffle and various other fundraising competitions.All welcome - to reserve your ticket please contact Siobhan McManus on 07850 212951 or Suzanne Gahagan on 07757 383843.
Bearsden Choir Concert. – Sat 20th May at 7.30pm in the City Halls, Glasgow. For more details, see poster on Noticeboard in the Porch.
Glasgow SPRED annual fundraiser Ceilidh/Tombola Friday 2nd June in St Thomas's,at which our Grand Raffle will be drawn. Donations for the Tombola will be very gratefully received.Lorna Donnelly(942 0696) and friends will be pleased to sell you Raffle tickets. Thank you for your wonderful support.
Children’s Choir - 21st May; 11th & 18th June. Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 01419429799/07749715514 /firstname.lastname@example.org
Big Band Sound Golden Jubilee Celebration Wed 24th May 8pm – 10pm in the Hall. Tickets going fast - £5 from Dorothy 587 7319 (B.Y.O.B).
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Louise Dolan, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Gilbert O’Rourke, Joseph McDermid, Charlie Harper,, Paul Sheridan, John Gerard Miller, Maureen MacIntosh, Michelle Rajab, Matthew Craig, Maurice Boyce, Margaret Kieran, Maura Murphy, Isabelle Cox, Maria Giovanazzi, Clare MacTavish, Ophelia McPhail, Anne Parker, Eileen Adaya.
Recently dead—Charles Welsh, Giuseppi Canovi, Helen Taggart, Maureen Coyle, Greta Alexander, Helen Tucker.
Anniversaries—Margaret English, Gerard Hart, Stephen Christopher Mulgrew, Private Robert Coyle RIF Arras, Alice Cassidy, Elizabeth Brannan, Elizabeth Barrett.