COFFEE MORNING, Sunday, 15th October after 10a.m. Mass. Please come along and join us for a cuppa, a chat and some delicious home baking. This month we are raising funds for SPRED whose vision is to work within the Church to nourish accepting and inclusive communities for people with learning disabilities. Last month we raised £160 for The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation. Thank you so much for your continued support.
Piety Stall rota: Could you occasionally help with serving in the Piety Stall? We would be very grateful for some extra volunteers to help us out – if you could sometimes spare 10 minutes after Mass to help, it would be most appreciated. The rota sheet for October, November and December is on the door of the Piety Stall. Meantime, our sincere thanks to everyone who regularly volunteers to assist with running the stall. Any questions please call Anne MacIntosh 931-5861 or Annamaria Strachan 942-9799.
Save the Date: 40th Anniversary of Messengers. Monday 20th November. 7p.m. Mass followed by a celebratory Cheese & Wine. Invitations are on their way by post or email. We are making every effort to contact all Messengers past and present. If you are/have been a Messenger, do please come along. We would love to see you at the celebration. Our Messengers reach out to around 1,300 households.
October Devotion - Rosary. Sundays at 4.30p.m.
Primary 6 Day Retreat - 1st November Led by our Youth Ministry Team and assisted by the class teachers, Caritas candidates and Pope Francis Faith Award participants.
All Saints Day– Wednesday 1st November– Holy Day of Obligation – Masses – 10.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m. Mass in St Nicholas' 1.30pm for pupils and staff only.
All Souls Day– Thursday 2nd November – Mass - 10a.m.
Mass for all the faithful departed - Sunday 5th November 12 Noon. The families of those who have lost a loved one over the past year have been invited but, of course, everyone is welcome who wishes to pray for those whom they have lost. Refreshments will be served in the Upper Hall after Mass. Mass will be offered up every day during November for the Holy Souls.
World Mission Sunday – 22nd October ‘Supporting our brothers and sisters in Sri Lanka.’ The 2nd collection will be for the Annual Mission Appeal. Giftaid Mission Appeal slips available plus QR code option too for making a donation. Visit https://www.missioscotland.com/ Please pick up a Missio magazine from the porch.
Torchlight Procession - please do join SPUC in Glasgow on Thursday 26th October for the annual torchlight procession. This is a solemn and prayerful event to pray for an end to abortion. 6:30p.m. – Rosary in George Square; 7:00 p.m. – Begin procession to St. Andrew’s Cathedral; 7:30p.m. – Mass
Laudato Si’ - On Care for our Common Home - It is remarkable how weak international political responses have been. The failure of global summits on the environment make it plain that our politics are subject to technology and finance. (#54)
16th October ~ World Food Day ~ on this day in 1945 the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations was created to address global post war hunger. The task remains just as acute nowadays with unceasing outbreaks of war and now climate change in the mix. This year the focus is on how Water is essential to life on Earth and the foundation of our food. For more info check https://www.fao.org/world-food-day/en and learn and enjoy the excellent coverage given to this so important topic. Justice and Peace
Pop-up choir: Still not too late to join the pop-up choir for the Saint Andrew's Night celebration on 2nd December. Come along on Sundays at 3p.m. Next practice next Sunday 22nd October. Please note there will be no practice this afternoon, 15th October.
Children’s Choir Dates at 10a.m. Mass St Andrew’s Church. If your child is not at St Nicholas’ and they would like to join the choir, please contact Annamaria (email@example.com/0141942 9799) to arrange rehearsal links: 12th November, 10th, 17th and 25th December.
YOUCan Scotland (Young Catholic Adult Network) is a UK wide group which brings together young Catholics, aged 18-45. We plan UK wide weekends away but also social activities. A night at Avant Garde, King St, Trongate, has been organised for a ceilidh, on Saturday 4th November at 8p.m. Tickets £5 can be bought on eventbrite.com or at the door on the night. Do contact Rina if you would like to join the WhatsApp group- firstname.lastname@example.org. To attend the ceilidh, please contact Marie on 07963 788 087.
Lobby your MSP against dangerous proposals to legalise assisted suicide. Scotland must reject assisted suicide. We should be caring for people, not killing them. Say ‘NO’ to assisted suicide. Visit the website, Scottish Parliamentary Office, for guidance on contacting MSPs. https://rcpolitics.org/assistedsuicide/
Catholic Parliamentary Office – Sign up for the latest news and articles at https://rcpolitics.org/ ~ raising Catholic pressing matters in a political forum ~ protecting Catholic values ~ making the voice of the Catholics heard in Scottish and UK Parliaments.
All P3 parents intending to present their child for the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Lent 2024, please collect before Mass an enrolment form from the sacristy.
Forms to be returned, please, by Sunday, 29th October 2023. P4 parents are not required to re-enrol. Your form and all the details on it from last year (P3) will automatically roll on to the P4 list.
For women affected by separation and divorce-confidential and peer support Friday 3rd November 2023
St Patrick's, Dumbarton 6-8p.m. email@example.com
You can raise FREE donations for the parish every time you shop online. Take a moment to sign up at https://tinyurl.com/StAndrewsBearsden2023
Before receiving Holy Communion, we are asked to make some act of reverence such as a bow.
The Church is open until 5p.m. Monday to Saturday. Call in and enjoy the peace and quiet, and take time to sit in the stillness in the silence of God.
Tea is served in the hut after daily Mass Monday to Thursday. All most welcome.
Our soup-run volunteers collect donations every evening from M&S Milngavie for delivery to
St Gregory’s Foodbank and Aspire West End. If you are interested in volunteering once or twice a month, please get in touch with Veronica McLaughlin - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support For Drumchapel Foodbank. Non-perishable food items are always gratefully received and can be placed in the House porch. Donations can also be taken straight to the Foodbank at Ladyloan Pl Unit 9, G15 8LB. We regularly use cash donations to purchase food items for delivery straight to the foodbank. Our rota is always looking for more foodbank volunteer drivers. If you can help, please get in touch. Thanks for continuing to give the foodbank your support.
Parish Bulletin: Items for inclusion should be sent to email@example.com by 6 p.m. on the Tuesday before publication. The Parish Bulletin is available weekly on our website/by email for all those on our Parish database and on the noticeboards in the Church porch and the Church grounds.
Also in this month’s edition: the Pope and the Rosary, the Glasgow church which was a home from home to immigrants in the 19th century, and Oasis – the spirituality section which offers help and ideas for improving your spiritual life.
Pick up your FREE copy this weekend, and why not take one for a friend or relative who may not come to Mass?
Recently Dead: Colin Barnes, Margaret Kasheen, Peter Lynas, Jessie Lynch, Owen McInally, Michael Nagle, Marie Queen, Maureen Quinn, George Savage, Jessie Scullion, Fiona Shephard, Marie Smith, Peter Taylor, Guy Whaley and James Wallace.
Anniversaries: Raymond Appleby, Olive Chateau, Eddie Cox, Jim Hay, Annie Malone, Stephen McCusker, George McGhie, Maureen McRobbie and Audrey Simpson.