Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated for 2018 / 2019 school year P7 pupils of St Andrew’s and St Joseph’s Parishes in St Joseph’s Church at 7pm on Thursday 29th November 2018.Enrolment forms available in the porch to be returned please by 19thAugust.
We are making another appeal for volunteers to clean the church. Many thanks to those who have already volunteered. We could do with some more, though. You would be part of a team and be on once a month for a couple of hours.
If interested, please contact 942 4635 / firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be a meeting in the church for all volunteers on Monday 6th August after 10am Mass. Many thanks.
Email Addresses - Please note - after 31stAugust 2018, email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com email addresses will no longer be operational. Archdiocese has issued parishes with a new email address, which is hosted on the cloud and offers the enhanced security demanded by the new GDPR Legislation.
From 1st Sept, emails to the parish should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Day Trip to Carfinfor the National Pilgrimage Mass and Rosary Procession. Sunday, September 2nd. Bus will leave from the Hub at Bearsden Cross at 1pm and return 7.30pm. Cost £3. Please sign sheet in porch, if you would like to go.
SVDP (St. Andrew's Conference)is here to help. If you need assistance or support or if you know anyone who needs assistance please contact 942 4635 Confidentiality is assured in all cases.
Music - If you would like to get involved and join the parish’s music ministry as an organist, pianist, instrumentalist or cantor, please contact Sally Mulholland email@example.com It doesn’t need to be a permanent or regular commitment throughout the whole year. You might be a student and when home on holiday can help out for a couple of months. If you can help, please do get in touch.
Catholic?Not baptised? Baptised in another faith? RCIA programme of learning and instruction will begin in the autumn. Please speak to Fr. Mackle if you would like to know more about RCIA and the Catholic faith.
At this time of our Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes we think of Michelle, Gillian and Bernadette from St Andrew’s, and all the pilgrims, and hope that they have a safe and spiritual journey. We pray for them as they pray for us and wish God’s and Our Lady of Lourdes’ Blessings on them all. All Petitions have been taken and will be placed where Our Lady appeared to Bernadette at the Grotto in Lourdes.
The Caritas Award 2019 So far, five of our young parishioners have signed up.Still not too late if you would like to become a Caritas candidate. If you are interested in learning about the Caritas award, speak to Fr. Mackle or contact Elizabeth Reid firstname.lastname@example.org
P6 to S1 St Andrew’s & St Joseph’s Parishes. A Date for your diary. Saturday 1st September from 6.30pm – 8.30pm. in St Joseph’s Hall, Milngavie. Games, Open Mic, Disco, Food & Fun.
20-40 Network Events - Aged 20-40? Join the mailing list for details of events. email@example.com
We look forward to the opening of our new school, St Nicholas, on 16th August. Opening School Mass and Blessing of the St Nicholas Candles will be on Thursday 30th August at 11am.
Had a look at the youth noticeboard recently? New photos up of Caritas, St Andrew’s Primary School’s final Mass, and of recent Youth Retreat Days.
30th July is World Day against People trafficking which is the fastest growing crime globally. At any given time, an estimated 2.5 million people are trapped in modern-day slavery. Men, women and children fall into the hands of traffickers both in their own countries and abroad. Every country in the world is affected by human trafficking, whether as a country of origin, transit or destination for victims. Please say a prayer and be aware of victims of human trafficking.
Thank you. St Andrew’s & St Joseph’s Justice & Peace group.
Dementia Friendly Parish - The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall is hosting a series of Dementia Friendly concerts. For full programme see poster in porch. Tickets are free. For more information or tickets contact Anne on 0141 946 0966, email: ao’firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the concert hall book office.
The St Andrew’s Embroidery Group are working on a panel to celebrate St Nicholas’ Primary. If you would like to be involved please contact email@example.com
Drumchapel Foodbank As school meals are not provided during school holidays, many families are under additional pressure to provide for their children. If you're able to bring even just one tinned meal to Mass each week over the summer months and leave in the porch, these would be very gratefully received. Many thanks.
Nullity of Marriage – If you wish (or someone you know wishes) any information about approaching the tribunal to see about a declaration of nullity of marriage then please speak to Fr Mackle. Remember too that the marriage tribunal no longer charges fees, so that for most people there will be no costs involved.
Spirit of Peace Jubilee Garden & The St Andrew’s Patio– many thanks to all those who are helping with looking after these areas. Very much appreciated.
Needing a Retreat? Looking for some peace and quiet for a day or two or maybe longer? Try St Mary’s, Kinnoull, Perth.All newly furnished. Equipped with Wi-Fi and step free access throughout, and a good standard of catering is maintained.
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary’s Meals be visiting the parish to collect any unwanted clothing, rags etc for recycling on Sunday 2nd September.They regret that they cannot take duvets and pillows. They will also sell raffle tickets after each Mass.
The church will continue to be open until 7pm each Tues & Fri until 4 September for anyone who might want to call in for some peace and quiet prayer time.
Our Parish Library has a very extensive range of books and DVDs covering a wide variety of religious topics. We would like to encourage you to have a look at the books and DVDs.
Divine Mercy Novena is prayed weekdays after morning Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. All most welcome.
Padre Pio Prayer Group meets on Mondays at 7.00 pm. All welcome. For information or interest, please contact Kay Dick 0141 942 7771 or Kate Hay 0141 931 5154.
The Legion of Mary - new members always welcome. The Legion sees as its priority the spiritual and social welfare of each individual. Members participate in the life of the parish through visitation of families, and the sick, both in their homes and in hospitals. Every legionary is required to carry out two hours apostolic work each week. The object of the Legion of Mary is the Glory of God through the holiness of its members developed by prayer and active cooperation in Mary’s and the Church’s work. St Andrew’s Parish’s Legion meets on Mondays at 4pm in the Hut.
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.
Please remember in your Prayers those in need, those who are sick, and those in hospital.
Recently Dead - Rita Hodge, Winnie Foils, Nancy Kyzmarek, Mary Margaret Byrne, Fr. Nol Burke, Helen Simpson, Suzanne Palmer, Bill Sifton, Christina Dunbar, Bette Fraser
Anniversaries - Joseph Fallon, Jim Eodanable, Hugh McCormick, Pat Hayward, Elizabeth Donohoe
Months Mind - Michael Timoney