With all good wishes for the Easter Season. “The spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you”.
Coffee Morning—Sunday, 16th April Do call in to the upper hall, after 10 am Mass today for tea, coffee and some delicious home baking. After a special plea by one of our parishioners, whose teenage cousin has had wonderful support whilst currently going through treatment for Hodgkin's Lymphoma, this month we are raising funds for The Paul O’Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre in Glasgow. One of our parishioners, Dr Karen Keeshan, works there and the centre relies greatly on donations to fund its research, so please come along and help support this very worthwhile research. Karen will be there on the day to answer any questions you may have about the Centre. Many thanks also to those who helped and came along to the March coffee morning. The sum of £118.50 was raised for SCIAF’s Syrian Earthquake Appeal.
Once again, many congratulations to Gemma and Millie, who became full members of the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil. They will continue to journey over the next few weeks through the RCIA’s Mystagogia (entering into the Mystery).
Interested in becoming a Catholic? Please get in touch. The programme of learning and instruction will begin after summer and prepares adults for the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Please speak to Fr. Mackle if you would like to know more.
Assisted Parishes Fund - At all the Masses this weekend there will be a second collection for the Assisted Parishes Fund. This is one of the three collections in the course of the year which goes towards the support of our parishes in other parts of the archdiocese who would otherwise struggle to meet their commitments.
SCIAF Wee Boxes to be handed in, please, by next Sunday 23rd April.
Laudato Si’ - On Care for our Common Home - True wisdom, as the fruit of self-examination, dialogue and generous encounter between persons, is not acquired by a mere accumulation of data which eventually leads to overload and confusion, a sort of mental pollution.. (#47)
The church is open until 5pm Mon to Fri. 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.
Hope to see and meet you there.
Saturday Adoration Do come and spend some time each week to be still before God at our Saturday Adoration. If shopping at the cross, or out for a coffee, pop in to St Andrew's for some quiet prayer. Have a heart to heart with God. Saturday 10am until 11am, with Confessions throughout. Sunday Confession 9.15am until 9.45am.
Lord, Make Me Know Your Ways - Could God be calling you to serve as a priest? Please get in touch to find out more about discerning your vocation. For information and details, please speak to Fr Mackle or contact the Vocations Director Fr Ross Campbell - Ross.Campbell.email@example.com
Calling all boys and girls who celebrated their First Confession ( Sacrament of Reconciliation) during the season of Lent. As we continue to help them grow on their journey of faith and help them appreciate more and more this great sacrament of God's healing love in Reconciliation, there will be an SAS gathering next Sunday 23rd April at 9am in the hall leading into 10am Mass with Children's Liturgy.
First Holy Communion SAS – today Sunday 16th April & 7th May
9.00am – 9.45am in the upper hall.
We look forward to the First Holy Communion celebration, which will be on 14th May at 12 noon. Please keep the first communicants in your prayers.
First Communicants Mass of Thanksgiving will be at 10am on Sun 21st May followed by a celebratory party.
Confirmation will be celebrated on 8th May at 7pm followed by a reception in the hall. Please keep the confirmandi in your prayers.
Confirmation ~ SAS & CatClub ~ today Sunday 16th April 3 – 5pm in St Andrew’s.
St Nicholas’ has organised a rehearsal on Thurs 4th May 1.30pm in St Andrew’s which is for all candidates from all schools.
Good resources here for Sacramental Preparation https://www.youtube.com/@awordinyourear
SERRA Vigil for Vocations: Friday 28th April 7 – 9pm in the University of Glasgow Catholic Chaplaincy, 15 Southpark Terrace, G12 8LG. Mass at 7pm, followed by a Holy Hour concluding with Compline and Benediction at 9pm. All most welcome.
Caritas Award – If you will be in your final year of school after summer and are interested in becoming a candidate for the 2023 / 2024 Caritas award, let us know.
You can raise FREE donations for the parish every time you shop online. Take a moment to sign up at https://tinyurl.com/standrews-easyfundraising
Parish Bulletin: Items for inclusion should be sent in by 6 p.m. on the Tuesday before publication. Copies of the bulletin are available on Facebook, Twitter, the parish website/by email link (to all those on the Parish database) and on the noticeboards in the Church porch and the Church grounds.
Before receiving Holy Communion, we are asked to make some act of reverence such as a bow.
For women affected by separation and divorce – confidential and peer support Friday 5th May St Patrick's, Dumbarton 6-8pm. firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s wonderful to see that Foodbank donations have increased quite considerably, thankfully, over the recent months. To help our driver volunteers, though, and to ease the volume of donations in the house porch, if you are able to take your donations straight to the Drumchapel Foodbank at Ladyloan Place, Unit 9, G15 8LB, it would be greatly appreciated. If not, do please continue to leave your food item donations in tne porch.
Our soup-run volunteers continue to collect donations 7 evenings each week from Marks & Spencers Milngavie for delivery to St Gregory’s Foodbank for families and Aspire West end to support those trying to get back on their feet. If you are interested in volunteering once or twice a month, please get in touch with Veronica McLaughlin - email@example.com.
Recently Dead: Neal Carlin, Jimmy Dyer, Anne Hamilton, Mary Murphy.
Anniversary: Cathie and Robert Rowan, Ada Sugrue.