and he is going before you to Galilee;
there you will see him."
Welcome! Karen Borland , Mark Sullivan and John McDermott will become members of St Andrew’s during this weekend’s Easter Vigil. Karen, Mark and John, who are all baptised, will be sealed with the Holy Spirit in Confirmation and receive First Eucharist. Please keep them in your prayers.
St Andrew’s 50th Anniversary Art Exhibition in the church - 16th April and runs until 7th May - well worth a look round.
Retreat Day for the Primary 7 pupils of St Andrew’s and St Joseph’s - 26th April beginning with 9.30am Mass in St Joseph’s Church. Theme: Revisiting the Sacrament of Confirmation. Mission. Here I Am, Lord.
The Feast of Divine Mercy - St. Patrick’s, Dumbarton next Sunday 23rd April. Celebrant - Father Felix Adiele. 2.30pm Procession and blessing of Divine Mercy Image, Confessions, Chaplet and Litany. 3pm Mass with veneration of Divine Mercy Image.
Divine Mercy Novena is prayed weekdays after morning Mass in St Andrew’s in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. All most welcome.
Coffee Morning -Please come along and join us for a cuppa, a chat and some delicious home baking on Sunday, 23rd April after 10am Mass in the Upper Hall. This month we will be raising funds SCIAF's urgent appeal to help get food and water to thousands of people being affected by famine and hunger in East Africa. The United Nations has warned that over 20 million people could face starvation in the worst humanitarian crisis since its creation in 1945, so please come along and support this very worthwhile cause. Thanks also to all who came along to last month's coffee morning. The sum of £115 was raised for Inclusive Skating. Also, there is a letter from The National Autistic Society on the Narthex Board, thanking us for the £110 raised at February's coffee morning.
As part of Autism Awareness month, St Andrew’s Primary PTA are organising a coffee morning with a raffle on Friday 28th April from 9am until 11.30am in the school hall, with all proceeds going to Scottish Autism in Glasgow. Please join us - all welcome.
Many thanks for the generous donation received recently for the Spirit of Peace Golden Jubilee Garden. The garden’s official opening will be Friday 19th May at 12.30pm with buffet lunch. Save the date.
Kirkintilloch to Schoenstatt 5oth Anniversary walk Sunday 7th May. Meet at the car park at St Andrew’s leaving for walk at 1:15pm by bus to Kirkintilloch. Bus will drop off at the start of the walk along the old Strathkelvin railway. Distance is approximately 5 miles on a good path suitable for buggies and prams. Drinks and snacks will be available to all at Schoenstatt. Please ensure suitable footwear and clothing for the day. Bus will pick up at approximately 4:30pm to return to St. Andrew’s. There is a sign-up sheet for those interested at the back of the church.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion who visit the housebound parishioners. Next meeting – Monday 8th May at 7pm in the chapel-house.
SVDP (St. Andrew's Conference) is here to help members of the parish. If you need assistance or support or if you know anyone who needs assistance please contact 07757848308 . Confidentiality is assured in all cases.
Drumchapel Foodbank – All items such as cans of food, pasta and toiletries are gratefully received. Collection boxes are taken every Monday morning.
#priesthood2018: about being a priest? Considering the Diocesan priesthood? for Scotland are holding a day for enquirers on Saturday 6th May at Glasgow University Catholic Chaplaincy. more information or to book a place contact: Fr Ross Campbell tel: 0141 339 4315; Ross.Campbell.firstname.lastname@example.org
Our parish celebrations coincide with the Lisbon Lions’ 50th anniversary, and a joint celebration is planned for Friday, May 12, in the upper hall from 7.30pm until 10.30pm.
This is a family event, and Lisbon Lion Jim Craig, a former parishioner, will compère the evening. There will be a quiz and a screening of highlights of that famous 1967 match.
Tickets are £10 and include a fish supper (BYOB)! Contact Dorothy on 587 7319. Ticket only - No payment at the door.
An evening for Peace, Meditation and Prayer at exam time in St Joseph’s for young people of the parish cluster – Friday 28th April 7pm.
K.V.O. Big Band Sound – Golden Jubilee Celebration on Wednesday 24th May 8pm – 10pm in the Upper Hall. If you're into the Beatles, or Sinatra's your thing. Or maybe something with more of a swing, then get your tickets for what should be a terrific musical evening marking our parish’s Golden Jubilee. Say to your friends. Tickets are £5 (B.Y.O.B). Call Dorothy on 587 7319.
Our parish’s deep gratitude for a generous and substantial bequest received recently from the estate of a parishioner who had been member of St Andrew’s for many years.
Children’s Choir - 14th & 21st May; 11th & 18th June. Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 01419429799/07749715514 /email@example.com
A Day of Prayer and Reflection focusing on the Joyful Mysteries. “Mary – the Life of a Mother”. Saturday 13th May in Our Holy Redeemer House, Clydebank. Contact – firstname.lastname@example.org See noticeboard for more details.
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.
Please help the Passkeepers by leaving your hymn books and order of Mass cards tidily after Masses, and by taking your bulletin away with you. Many thanks.
St Andrew’s Parish Groups- Accounts for Annual Return 2016/2017 to be handed in to the Chapel House for the attention of Brian Donnelly by today at the latest, 16th April, please!
Halls Committee Meeting - 20th April at 7pm.
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Louise Dolan, Ronald Coia, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Gilbert O’Rourke, Joseph McDermid, Charlie Harper,, Paul Sheridan, John Gerard Miller, Maureen MacIntosh, Michelle Rajab, Matthew Craig, Maurice Boyce, Margaret Kieran, Maura Murphy, Isabelle Cox, Maria Giovanazzi, Clare MacTavish, Gordon Cummings, Ophelia McPhail, Anne Parker, Eileen Adaya.
Recently Dead—Margaret McGrath, Gordon Cummings, John McKenzie, Sarah McShane, Sir Arnold Clark.
Anniversaries—Ada Sugrue, Thomas McKinnon, Alex Johnston, Mary Moss, Fred & Sadie Moss, Pat & Mary Toner, Vincent Henderson, James McIntyre.