Feast of the Ascension of the Lord ~ this Thursday 18th May ~ Holy day of obligation. Masses 10am and 7pm.Mass in St Nicholas' at 1.30pm for staff, pupils and P2 parents.
‘Looking to the Future’ archdiocesan consultation. Many thanks to all those who have submitted their ideas and suggestions electronically or in paper form. These will be collated and be taken to the Deanery Council on 22nd May and then to the Archdiocese for their 18th June Deanery Councils’ meeting. Regular updates regarding this consultation will be made.
We pray that the blessings of the Eucharist will stay with the children for a long time to come and that they will become committed members of the Body of Christ.
The Mass will be live streamed on our YouTube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/@standrewsbearsden
First Communicants Mass of Thanksgiving next Sunday at 10am followed by a big party in the hall.
‘Come, Holy Spirit, come’. Given to us as a Helper and a Guide for life.
Joining St Nicholas’ in P1 this August? You are invited to a ‘Get Together’ on Sunday 4th June 2pm - 4pm in St Andrew’s hall. There’ll be activities for the children and refreshments will be served. P7 buddies will be there. Some school uniforms will be available. Any questions, email email@example.com
World Youth Day Lisbon - Hannah Quinn will be flying the flag for our parish joining over 60 others from across the archdiocese. Fundraiser after the vigil on 1st July. More details soon. If you would like to support Hannah & WYD23 financially, please hand any donations to one of the clergy.
Interested in becoming a Catholic? Please get in touch. The programme of learning and instruction will begin after summer and prepares adults for the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Please speak to Fr. Mackle if you would like to know more.
Carfin Grotto Bus - 13th June 6pm. Milngavie Station Cost £8. Please put your name on the list in the porch or pass it to Fr. Mackle or email firstname.lastname@example.org For transport to Milngavie Station please indicate on the list and someone will be in touch.
The church is open until 5pm Mon to Fri. 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 hut after daily Mass Mon to Thurs. All most welcome.
Saturday Adoration Do come and spend some time each week to be still before God at our Saturday Adoration. If shopping at the cross, or out for a coffee, pop in to St Andrew's for some quiet prayer. Have a heart to heart with God. Saturday 10am until 11am , with Confessions throughout. Sunday Confession 9.15am until 9.45am.
Before receiving Holy Communion, we are asked to make some act of reverence such as a bow.
Laudato Si’ - On Care for our Common Home - the deterioration of the environment and of society affects the most vulnerable people on the planet: “Both everyday experience and scientific research show that the gravest effects of all attacks on the environment are suffered by the poorest” (#48)
Laudato Si’ Week 2023 will be celebrated May 21-28 to mark the 8th anniversary of Pope Francis’ landmark encyclical on care for creation. "Hope for the Earth. Hope for humanity", is the theme that will guide us this year. Register here for updates Laudato Si’ Week 2023: Hope for the Earth. Hope for humanity. (laudatosiweek.org)
Drumchapel Foodbank. 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 7 evenings each week from Marks & Spencers Milngavie for delivery to St Gregory’s Foodbank for families and Aspire West end to support those trying to get back on their feet. If you are interested in volunteering once or twice a month, please get in touch with Veronica McLaughlin - email@example.com.
For women affected by separation and divorce – confidential and peer support Fri 2 June May St Patrick's, Dumbarton 6-8pm. firstname.lastname@example.org
You can raise FREE donations for the parish every time you shop online.
Take a moment to sign up at https://tinyurl.com/standrews-easyfundraising
Parish Bulletin: Items for inclusion should be sent in by 6 p.m. on the Tuesday before publication. Copies of the bulletin are available on Facebook, Twitter, the parish website/by email link (to all those on the Parish database) and on the noticeboards in the Church porch and the Church grounds.
Recently Dead: Leonel De Souza Jaca, Elizabeth, Duchess of Buccleuch, Al Capelli, Mary Currie, Alice Mazzucco, Mabel McQuade, Carl Smith and Michelle McKechnie.
Anniversary: Margaret Arioli, Elizabeth Brannan, Alice Cassidy, Elio Colaizio, William English, Chic Kerr, Mary McGhie, Camilla Sheridan, Carol Smith and Martin Teague.