Coffee Morning After 10am Mass today, Sunday. This month we are raising funds for SCIAF’s 50th anniversary Wee Box, Big Change appeal and the UK government will match every penny we donate. Please come along and join us.
SPRED: Please come and support our parish SPRED group as we lead the Liturgy at the 12 noon Mass on Sunday 22nd March. All are invited to join us afterwards for refreshments in the Lower Hall.
St Andrews Squad (SAS) For all Primary 4 children in the parish celebrating First Holy Communion this May. Please come along to the Upper Hall from 9am till 9.45am, Sunday 29th March. If you require any further information, please contact Margaret Hendry on 563 9993. Thank you.
Scottish Classical singer Martin Aelred charity fundraising concert in aid of “Let The Children Live” next Sunday at 7.00pm here in the church. Organised by the parish’s Justice & Peace Group. Tickets just £5 (children’s tickets are free) and are available on the night of the concert. Refreshments will be served in the hall after the concert, and there will also be a raffle with plenty good prizes to be won.
Catholic Youth Festival - Stirling 2015 30 July to 2 August, University of Stirling Campus. WYD 2013 saw over two million young pilgrims join Pope Francis in Rio de Janeiro. Inspired by WYD 2013 and previous WYDs, young people are invited to experience the fun, prayer and joy of a World Youth Day this summer in Stirling where they will join young people from across Scotland and beyond. The event is open to those 14 -25 years of age. Cost - £150. St Andrew’s parishioners, please get your thinking caps on for fund-raising ideas. The parish would like to give as many of our young people as possible the opportunity to attend the Catholic Youth Festival. If you are keen to go let us know, and also please contact Archdiocesan Youth Chaplain, Fr John Sweeney to register – email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Recruitment weekend. Altar Servers, Extraordinary Ministers, Musicians, Passkeepers, Readers, SVDP and the Children’s Liturgy. We are looking for new members for each of these groups. If you think that you would like to contribute to the parish life through assisting with one of these groups, why don’t you join us for a tea and a chat in the hall after one of the Masses this weekend? If you are unable to attend, but want to know more, please contact Father Mackle or the Liturgy Group Coordinator, Elizabeth Reid (563 9717).
St Margaret's Hospice is looking for volunteers to assist with collection cans on Sat 21st March at Queen St Railway Station Glasgow. If you would like to help and are over 16 years of age with an hour or so to spare between 9am and 4 pm next Saturday please contact Willie Seenan Head of Fundraising by Thursday 19th March on 07946200170 or by e-mail William.Seenan@smh.org.uk, no experience is necessary.
Call to all Artists for Holy Week / Easter Art Exhibition. All artworks to be handed in please to the sacristy or the chapel-house by Friday, 27th March. Many thanks.
RCIA Please keep in your prayers Jennifer Aire and Alison McDonald as they journey through these final weeks of Lent to become Catholics this Easter.
Kevin Farmer, a St Andrew's parishioner, will be running the London Marathon on April 26 for SCIAF’s 50th anniversary. You can sponsor Kevin and support SCIAF by going to www.justgiving.com/Kevin-Farmer/ or sign the form in the porch.
Missing Badges At a recent clear out in the Upper Hall, a large box of badges, stickers and tattoos was found. It would appear they have formed a basis for raising money for a charity, ‘TP’. If this is your property and you wish it returned, can you please contact the Halls Letting Secretary on 07528 425 698. Thanks.
Special note for Readers and all who use Missals - on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Sundays in Lent, as these are RCIA Sundays, the readings are taken from Year A.
Stations of the Cross – Fridays in Lent at 7pm. Rosary daily at 9.40am. This Lent the UK Government will match every penny you donate to SCIAF’s 50th anniversary Wee Box, Big Change appeal. During Lent the second collection is for the sick and retired priests of the Archdiocese, except for today, the 4th Sunday which is for SCIAF. Please Gift Aid your SCIAF donation if you can. Envelopes in the porch. This will add an extra 25p to every £1 you give.
Fabric & Finance Group next meets 26th March at 7pm in the chapel-house. If anyone has any matters they would like discussed, please contact Brian Donnelly at email@example.com
Passover Meal Wednesday April 1st in the Upper Hall 7:30pm. If you intend to participate in this event, please add your name to the sheet in the porch. If you are willing to help with preparations, please add your name to the separate column.
Mass attendance – 7 / 8 Mar – 672
Times for First Confession. Sacrament of Reconciliation - During the Season of Lent (18th Feb – 29th March) Saturdays 10.30am – 11.00am; & 5.15pm – 5.45pm; Sundays 9.15am – 9.40am. Family members are encouraged too to take the opportunity to go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
A series of talks on the Catholic Faith for young people 16 – 25. Thursday evenings at Turnbull Hall. See porch for full details.
Day of Recollection at Schoenstatt – 25th March. Feast of the Annunciation. Transport to and from. Please contact Liz Healy on 07704059953 and enter your details on the sheet in the porch, if interested. £10 per head. Please bring packed lunch. Tea / coffee will be provided.
Come and Sing. Can you sing? Would you like to sing with others? This is your opportunity. Come along and join the Bearsden Choir in a friendly taster session. New Kilpatrick Church New Halls; Weds 18 March at 7.30pm. Music provided; relaxed atmosphere; tea interval. You’ll get a great welcome and be so glad you came.
Emmaus Glasgow provides living and workspace for up to 24 previously homeless companions and is located in Hamiltonhill. Donations of furniture welcome. Call Celia 342 4089. Van Mon—Sat to collect for free.
Dementia Voices Project - is looking for people in East Dunbartonshire who are willing to share their experiences of living with dementia. If you would like to have the opportunity to have your voice heard, contact Karen Heath on 775 0433. See porch noticeboard for more details.
Children’s Choir 10th May, 14th & 21st June. Any queries, call Annamaria, 942 9799 / 07749715514 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Maryhill Foodbank. Donations of tins and packets of food will be gratefully received.
Padre Pio Prayer Group meets every Monday at 7pm. All are most welcome.
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Margaret McGuire, Paul Morton, Mamie Bradie, Dante Biagioi, Peter Crainie, Margaret Merilees, Betty Clark, Hil Black, Karen Hopper (Livingston) Alison Burns, Paul Connolly, Louise Dolan, Sheila McCallum, Rosemary McLean, Elizabeth McCusker, Stuart Harvey, Mick Henry, Sheena Smith, Mary Cowan, Charlie Melly, Steven Byrne, Archbishop Tartaglia, Mark Greenlees, Samatha Harkins, Margaret Mirrilees.
Recently Dead—Michael Cutliffe, John McGovern, Anna Duncan, Margaret Holsgrove, Mary Donohoe, Arnaldo Sumagang (Jr), Danny Morgan, Fr. John McLaughlin, Margaret Morron, Nello Mori, Emilio Gizzi.
Anniversaries—Michael O’Gorman, James & Mary McCafferty, Betty O’Callaghan.
Months Mind—Mary Moss