Stations of the Cross Fridays at 7pm during the Season of Lent followed by Confessions.
Coffee Morning--come in and join us after 10am Mass, for tea, coffee and some delicious home baking. This month we are raising funds for Fr Mathew Parumoottil’s parish school in India, which teaches English Language to pupils to improve their employment prospects. The school needs text books to lend to individual children who cannot otherwise afford them.
I invite you, during this holy season of Lent, to take a few extra minutes each week to be still before God at our Saturday morning Adoration. If shopping at the cross, or out for a coffee, pop in to St Andrew's for a few minutes of quiet prayer. Each Saturday during Lent 10.30am - 12.30pm "Be still and know that I am God." (Psalm 46:10) Fr Mackle
Lent Thank you to all those who have made great efforts by coming out to weekday Mass, Morning Rosary, Stations of the Cross & Saturday morning Adoration - keep it up!
Lent Reboot Youth Evening – Sat 21st March 6.30-8.30pm, after St Joseph’s 5.30pm Vigil Mass – for all in P6 – S3 in the cluster ~ a chance to reboot your relationship with Jesus and your Faith. Games, activities, fun & friendship, & lovely homemade soup and bread.
Washing of the Feet – Volunteers required to have their feet washed at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7.30pm Thursday 9thApril. Please enter your name on the sign up sheet on the noticeboard.
Lentfest 2020 Following advice from the Archdiocese, due to the current precautions being taken to stem the spread of the Coronavirus, all Lentfest events have been cancelled.
It is much appreciated that we had such a large number of volunteer invigilators for the art exhibition, and sorry for any inconvenience that this news might cause.
Day of Confession ~ Saint Andrew’s Cathedral ~ Thursday 2nd April. Priests will be available from 7.45am until 5.45pm.
Dates and Times for Primary Three Sacrament of Reconciliation (First Confession) - During The Season of Lent (29th Feb – 5th April )
Saturdays 10.30am – 11.00am; & 4.15pm – 4.45pm; Sundays 9.15 – 9.40am. Family members are encouraged, too, to take the opportunity then to go to the
Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Mother’s Day, St Patrick’s Day & Easter cards – a great selection on sale at the piety stall. Why go elsewhere to buy a card when you can get one at St Andrew’s and it goes to a good cause.
The second collections during Lent are for Sick & Retired Priests Fund except on SCIAF Sunday (22nd March). Pick up from the porch a SCIAF Wee Box/Big Change Lenten pack.
Please keep in your prayers Yvonne McCafferty and Jen Wright, who are journeying through this Lenten period of RCIA preparing to become Catholic this Easter.
Adult Faith Formation – the next DVD in Bishop Baron’s Pivotal Players series will be shown be shown ~ Thurs 19thMarch 7 pm ~ Upper Hall. The subject of the episode being shown is G.K. Chesterton convert, writer, philosopher, lay theologian. Please join us for tea/coffee and Bishop Barron’s insight into Chesterton’s impact on modern day Evangelism.
Your donations to Drumchapel Foodbank will be gratefully received; non-perishable goods such as cans, rice, pasta, toilet rolls, nappies etc are much needed and delivered to the Foodbank every Monday. Thank you for your help.
St Nicholas’ Children’s Choir – March 15th; April 12th (Easter Sunday); 10th May (12pm Mass First Communion); 13th May (7pm Confirmation Mass); 14th & 21st June. Any queries please contact Annamaria Strachan firstname.lastname@example.org / 07749715514
Vision Aid Overseas - Do you have old spectacles at home you no longer use? If so we are collecting old glasses for Vision Aid Overseas to recycle during Lent. Please put any unwanted spectacles in the box in the Church Porch.
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week - 15 March Our world has a grave social debt towards the poor who lack access to drinking water, because they are denied the right to a life consistent with their inalienable dignity. Laudato Si’ para. 30
Sincere thanks to all who contributed in any way to help us host the World Day of Prayer Service last Friday. The Liturgy content was appreciated by those attending - and they especially enjoyed the coffee and cakes thereafter. A donation was made to the Lepra Organisation from the Parish.
Call to Re-Commit to Fair Trade “St Andrews is a Fair-Trade parish”, is proclaimed on the certificate we received many years ago; but is this true today? We may express the desire to help impoverished small farmers by purchasing Fair Trade tea, coffee, sugar, bananas, wine and rice, but how often do we actually do so, given that the alternatives are so cheap and the glossy packaging we see in the shops bears no trace of the exploitation that goes into their production? The Fair-Trade Foundation has asked us to recommit, first of all by reflecting on the reasons why this is important and secondly by reviewing the extent to which Fair Trade principles and practices are integrated into the life of our parish. Justice and Peace Group
Lenten Retreats at Schoenstatt ~ For full details of these and summer and autumn retreats, pick up a leaflet from the porch. Visit www.schoenstatt.co.uk
The Pope Francis Faith Award participants proudly wear their PFFA lanyards and continue to get involved in various parish Faith actions, such as altar serving, handing out bulletins, helping with passkeeping & SVDP, children’s liturgy, children’s choir, children’s music, reading, serving in the piety stall, delivering Reachout, and assisting at youth events.
Messengers Meeting, this Monday 16 March. All Messengers are asked to attend Easter Reachout meeting in the Lower Hall - Area Leaders at 7.00 p.m. & Messengers at 7.30 p.m, Please note the earlier start times.
Poverty Suppers ~ a simple meal of soup, bread and cheese. Donate the cost of your evening meal to SCIAF! 7pm input, 7.30pm food. 8.15pm teas and questions ~ Immaculate Conception Church ~ Wednesdays in lent. See poster for full details. Organised by J&P.
Community Justice Glasgow is seeking thoughts from parishes to consider how they might support the vision for a network of support hubs in Glasgow for vulnerable people caught up in the justice system serving a community or prison sentence. There will be a consultation event in the City Chambers on 21st April 9am-2pm. If you would like to represent St Andrew’s at the event, email Lyn.Pyper@glasgow.gov.uk and mention too to Fr Mackle
Some Positive Things We Can Do During Lent 24th March: Training event on human trafficking: Immaculate Conception, Maryhill 7pm-9pm - training to recognize the signs of trafficking and how to respond. To book, Google “Hope for Justice Maryhill training”
26th March: Lenten reflection, St. Joseph’s Milngavie
28th March: Earth Hour event Gavin’s Mill
5th April: Walk to Worship