"You believe because you have seen me.
Happy are those who have not seen and yet believe."
Regina Coeli—replaces the Angelus during the Easter Season.
Easter Water—you are invited to take Easter Water to bless homes and families at Easter using the text issued with this bulletin.
2011/12—St Andrew’s Parish Groups—Annual Return—It’s that time of year again when we require accounts and information from your group in order to complete our Parish return for the Archdiocese and the Scottish Charities Regulator. We require the following information for the financial year ending 31 March 2012.
Name of Group/Activity
Name(s) and contact numbers of office holders.
A copy of your Group accounts for the period 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012 inclusive.
Sight of the group bank statements/passbook covering the same period. Please ask your local bank for a printout early April. These will be returned to you.
Any comment you deem relevant to the group finances.
The above information to Brian Donnelly (Finance Coordinator) c/o Chapel House no later than 15 April. Any problems contact Brian on 942 6085 or Bernard Sheridan on 956 7991. Thanks and God Bless
Dates for the Children’s Choir—13th May 10am Mass, 20th May 10am Mass, 10th June 10am Mass, 17th June 10am Mass. Contact Annamaria Strachan 0141 942 9799, 07749715514, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Date for your Diary—Ecumenical Vespers. The Archdiocese arranges Vespers each year and invites a speaker from another Christian tradition. This year Archbishop Conti has asked to come to St. Andrew’s Bearsden on Thursday 26th April at 7pm. All welcome. The visiting invited preacher is Rev. Colin Caskie– Moderator of Dumbarton Presbytery.
Area Leaders meeting—On Monday 16th April at 7 30pm in Lower Hall.
Area Messengers meeting—on Monday 16th April at 8pm in Lower Hall.
Presbytery Roof Repairs—Begins on Tuesday 10th April. Will last about three weeks.
Family Ceilidh—28th April—As part of our 25 year celebrations, St Andrew's is holding a family ceilidh on Saturday 28th April in the Upper Hall from 7pm—10pm. B.Y.O.B. and soft drinks and we’ll provide hot dogs and pizza. £15 per family ticket. Contact Shivonne Hayes on 942 8603/email email@example.com or Veronica Maguire on 942 0607/email firstname.lastname@example.org
Vouchers for Schools—St. Andrew’s School is collecting the Tesco Vouchers for schools, Sainsbury's “Active Kids” Vouchers and Morrisons “Let’s Grow” Vouchers and anyone wishing to donate these please deposit them in the basket on the table behind the main door, next to the Piety Stall where they will be collected periodically. Many thanks for your support.
Forty Hours Devotions—Devotions begin here at St. Andrew’s on Sunday 22nd April from after 12 noon Mass until the Evening Holy Hour at 7.30 p.m; resuming on Monday and Tuesday 23rd/234th from after 10.00 a.m. Mass until the Holy Hours each evening at 7.30 p.m. The church will be open throughout the day during Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament for private visits and devotions The visiting preacher each evening will be Fr. Gerry Mulligan CSsR.
Saint Andrew’s Squad—For all P.4 children celebrating First Holy Communion—please come to the Upper Hall on Sunday 22nd April from 9.00
a.m. to 10.00 a.m. Call Margaret Hendry 563 9993 for more information.
Tea & Coffee—Following 10am Mass in the Upper Hall this Sunday 15th April. All welcome.
Norma Donohoe—I would like to express my sincere thanks to everyone involved at the Easter Vigil and Celebration for making it such a memorable and enjoyable evening. Thank you to everyone for their kind words and good wishes. A very special thanks to the members of the RCIA who, by giving so much of their time over the last few months, have guided and supported me,
Friends of Ecumenism—Will take place on Thursday 7th June at 6.45 for 7.15, at St Mungo’s in Townhead. We are very grateful to Fr Berrie for agreeing to host this event. This year we thought to focus on the Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry Document of the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches published in 1982. Mgr. Philip Kerr (parish priest of St Francis Xavier Church in Falkirk and chaplain to the Archdiocese of St. Andrew and Edinburgh’s Ecumenical Commission) has agreed to be the speaker.
Fernhill School—Enrolling now for August 2012 2013. For further details on Assisted Places and enrolment go to www.fernhillschool.co.uk or call 0141 634 2674.
Scotland for Marriage—Please sign UK marriage petition now online at www.c4m.org.uk and then email your friends encouraging them to sign up too. Scotland for Marriage Ltd, Challenge House, 29 Canal Street, Glasgow, G4 0AD