RCIA Fish Supper Night - 25th May.
Interested in becoming a Catholic? – Not baptised? Baptised in another faith? RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adult) will begin in the autumn. RCIA pro- gramme of learning and instruction prepares adults for the Sacraments of Bap- tism, Confirmation and Eucharist, usually celebrated at the Easter Vigil. Please speak to Fr. Mackle if you would like to know more about RCIA and the Catholic faith.
A Rachel's Vineyard weekend retreat for spiritual and emotional healing after abortion will be held north of Glasgow on Tuesday 8th – Thursday 10th May 2018. This confidential, supportive retreat is powerful for anyone who has been affected by their own or someone else’s abortion experience. For more infor- mation, please call Sr Andrea on 07816 942824 or email Marene via the enquiry form on the website www.rachelsvineyard.org.uk
Pre-exam Mass. The young members of the parish are warmly invited to Mass at 6pm on Saturday 21st April to pray for success in exams. Take a short time out of busy pre-exams studying and enjoy the prayerfulness of this Mass, which will be followed by pizza and refreshments in the hall for the young people and their fam- ilies. If anyone would like to be involved in the Mass ministries, eg. readings, intercessions, passkeeping, music, serving please give your names to Fr. Mackle. Our Caritas candidates will say a few words about what has been involved in completing the Caritas Award. Caritas Leaflets available in the porch.
First Confession - Sacrament of Reconciliation- For children who have still to make theirs, times are Saturdays 10.30am – 11.00am; & 5.15pm – 5.45pm; Sun- days 9.15 – 9.40am. Family members are encouraged, too, to take the opportunity to go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
The St. Andrew’s Squad - (S.A.S.) for all children in the parish preparing for First Holy Communion, next Sunday 22nd April from 9.00 – 9.45am in the Upper Hall. Any queries please contact Margaret Hendry on 563 9993
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – each Saturday from 10.30am until 12.30pm. Please consider coming to spend some time in adoration and prayer each Saturday.
The Rosary on the Coast for Faith, Life and Hope in the British Isles. Sunday 29th April at various coastal locations – a number of parishioners will be gather- ing at 3pm at The Crown Plaza Hotel G3 8QT Come along and be part of some- thing truly gracious for our country.
Lord, Make Me Know Your Ways - Could God be calling you to serve as a priest? Please get in touch to find out more about discerning your vocation, and information about monthly evenings of discernment. Vocations Director - Fr Ross Campbell 339 4315. Email: Ross.Campbell.email@example.com Visit www.priestforscotland.org.uk
Vigil for Vocations – Friday 20th April. 7pm – 9pm. St Conval’s, 21 Hapland Rd., G53 5NT Theme : “Listening, Discerning, Living”
Retreat day at Schoenstatt in a lovely peaceful setting at the foot of the Camp- sies. Journeying into the Depth of God and into the Divine Mystery. Tuesday 22 May 10:30 -12:45 £8 Campsie Glen G66 7AT To book, call 01360 312 718 See noticeboard for details of other retreat days.
Children’s Choir dates - May 12th & 19th; June 10th & 17th. Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 01419429799/07749715514 firstname.lastname@example.org
Safeguarding Training - Volunteers who work in the parish with children and/or vulnerable adults, who haven't attended a previous safeguarding training meeting must make every effort, please, to attend the training evening in St Andrew’s Up- per Hall 7pm – 9pm on 14th June. To book, please contact Clau- email@example.com / 0141 226 5998 or say to Fr Mackle. If you haven’t man- aged to attend a previous meeting, it really is imperative that you attend this one.
Autism Bake Sale in aid of East Dunbartonshire Carers Link on 20th April 9am -11am in St Andrew’s Primary, Bearsden. All welcome. Donations of home bak- ing will be greatly received. Any queries please contact Suzanne Gahagan 07757 383 843.
Emmaus Glasgow provides living and workspace for up to 24 previously home- less companions and is located in Hamiltonhill. Donations of furniture welcome. Call Celia 342 4089. Van Mon—Sat to collect for free.
For support, motivation and lots of fun, join our fitness classes every Wednesday in St Andrew’s upper hall at 10am. Call Rosemary on 01416397477 for details.
Fertility Care Scotland is looking for people to be trained to be teachers in the Billings Ovulation Method. If you are interested, please contact Elaine McGill 221 0858 / firstname.lastname@example.org by 21st April. Visitwww.fertilitycare.org.uk Next Training Course will be 31st May – 3rd June.St.
Andrew’s Parish Groups—Accounts—Annual Return 2017/2018 Many thanks to those who have already handed theirs in. The following information is required from each Group Leader/Treasurer. viz –
1. Name of Group/Activity; office holder name and contact telephone number. 2. A copy of your Group accounts for the period 01 April 2017 to 29 March 2018 inclusive.
Note Income/Expenditure accounts will suffice.
3. Sight of the group bank book/statements for the year to include the closing balance at 29 March 2018 together with any comment you deem relevant to the group finances. The above information to Chapel House for the attention of Finance Team by 22nd April please! Thanks and God Bless. St Andrew’s Fabric & Finance Team.
Parish Pastoral Council –Nomination Forms available in the porch to be re- turned by Sunday, 29th April 2018. Members are normally appointed to serve a three year term and membership is open to active parishioners over the age of 16. The Council is a planning body of parishioners which fosters the full partic- ipation of the entire parish in the life and mission of the Church as lived out in St. Andrew’s Parish. In consultation with the Parish Priest, the PPC actively listens to and identifies the needs and concerns of parishioners and helps devel- op a plan to respond to those needs.
SVDP. The Society’s Summer Charity Concert will take place on Friday 18th May in the Woodside Halls at 7.30 pm. Full details can be found on the poster in the Church porch. Your support for this event is much appreciated.
The Dream of Gerontius will be performed in Glasgow City Halls on Satur- day 29th April by Bearsden Choir. Tickets (numbered) can be obtained via the Choir website or from Chris Sanders (0141 942 7519). Handbill with more details on Narthax noticeboard.
St Margaret’s Hospice’s Annual Sports Dinner – Friday 4th May. For full details, see poster in church porch.