and my Father is the vine grower."
First Communions take place this Saturday and Sunday and next - all at 2pm. We welcome the children and their families for this very special moment on their journey of faith. We thank all who have been involved in helping them to prepare for this day, at school, at home, and in the parish. We pray that the blessings of the Eucharist will stay with the children for a long time to come and that they will become committed members of the Body of Christ.
First Communicants Thanksgiving Mass – 10am 5th June followed by a party in the hall.
The Piety Stall has a large selection of First Communion cards and gifts on sale.
Before receiving Holy Communion, we are asked to make some preparatory act of reverence such as a bow.
Sunday Rosary at 4.30pm throughout the Month of May led by the parish’s Legion of Mary.
Sacrament of Confirmation for P7 pupils will be on 4th & 5th June at 2pm. Arrangements have been made for Confessions to be heard in the school next Monday for St Nicholas' pupils. All pupils at schools other than St Nicholas' are encouraged to make an effort to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. It's a good way to prepare and be ready to be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Times of Confessions are Saturdays 4.15pm - 4.45pm & Sundays 9.15am - 9.40am
New P1 Welcome afternoon - Sunday 12 June 2pm - 3.30pm in the upper hall. Teas / coffees , juice & cakes will be served. An opportunity for new P1 families to get together before starting school, and an introduction to our Parishes’ links with the school, along with some fun and games.
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week - Let us ask the Lord for the grace that a new wave of love for our neighbour may sweep over this poor world. Venerable Pope John Paul I
Calling all youth and young adults in St Joseph’s and St Andrew’s: Join with others your age across the Archdiocese of Glasgow on an experience of a lifetime, the World Youth Day trip to Lisbon in 2023.
There is a minimum age 16 from February 1, up to the age of 35 at the time of the trip. Details of costs and dates will be advised soon.
Please let our youth ministry team know by emailing email@example.com and the AoG youth team by going online to https://tinyurl.com/wyd2023.
Both parishes will happily assist with fundraising/sponsorship.
Children’s Liturgy at the 10am Sunday Mass. Huge thanks to those who have volunteered as new helpers. Could still do with a few more though. If you are interested in becoming involved in the Children’s Liturgy team, please contact Sharon on firstname.lastname@example.org
The Big Plastic Count, 16 - 22 May A reminder that across the country, households of all shapes and sizes, schools, community groups and businesses, will gather new evidence and count their plastic for one week – 16-22 May 2022.. This will show how much plastic we are really throwing away, and help push the government, brands and supermarkets to take bold action to tackle the plastic crisis and ban sending our waste to other countries.
Sign up NOW on https://thebigplasticcount.co
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Saturdays 10am – 11am. Confessions throughout
Confessions – Also on Saturdays 4.15pm – 4.45pm & Sundays 9.15am – 9.40am
Haydn Nelson Mass & Mozart Solemn Vespers will be performed in Glasgow City Halls by Bearsden Choir on Sunday 22nd May at 4pm,together with professional soloists and organ, under the baton of the dynamic Andrew Nunn. The Choir will be celebrating their first live concert since November 2019 after which COVID struck. Tickets still available, although half the seats have already gone. Details on handbill in Church porch, or phone Chris Sanders on 942 7519.
Special Collections ~ Communications – 29th May; Pro Life – 5th June.
The Pope's Twitter (@Pontifex
The Pope's Instagram (@Franciscus)
The Pope’s monthly video
Great resources of contemporary commentary by the Holy Father on current issues.
Drumchapel Foodbank. Regularly your donations are dropped off at the foodbank by our parish volunteers. Thanks for continuing to give the foodbank your support. Our soup-run volunteers continue to collect donations from M&S, Byres Rd & Milngavie for delivery to Drumchapel & St Gregory’s Foodbanks, the Wayside Club & Aspire.
Parish Website – On the latest page and bulletin pages, click on subscribe for a daily summary of the previous day's posts.
Parish Bulletin: Items for inclusion should be sent in by 12 Noon on the Wednesday before publication. Copies of the bulletin are available on Facebook, Twitter, Instgram, the parish website and on our exterior noticeboard.
In the meantime, some ways to prepare in this month of May for the WMOF week
• Pray the Rosary at home or in the church 9.30am daily praying especially for all families.
• Spend some time in prayer at our Saturday Holy Hour 10- 11am
• Plus, save the date. Attend Mass together as a family on Sunday 26 June and follow the Pope’s message that day
Recently Dead: Ian McKinnon, Mary Ann Nixey, Alex Sheridan.
Anniversary: Alan Baker, David Brown, Margaret English, Bill English, John Prior, Marian Teague.