World Youth Day - Pope Francis has become the first pilgrim to sign up for next year’s World Youth Day in Poland using an iPad. We hope to have many young people from St Andrew’s attending World Youth Day 2016. More details soon.
A National Pilgrimage of Prayer for the success of the forthcoming Synod on the Family will take place at Carfin Grotto on Sunday 6th September at 3pm. All are most welcome.
Pilgrimage to Rome for Holy Year “Year of Mercy”. 22nd – 29th May 2016. Led by Archbishop Tartaglia. See poster for all the details or contact Anne Fitzgerald on 226 5898— firstname.lastname@example.org
“My Parish Selfie” –AGAP Summer Fun Photo Challenge! Grab your phone or camera and snap a “selfie” that captures some aspect of life in the parish. Top five entries will win a £20 Amazon voucher. Entrants must be aged over 16. Closing date 24th August 2015, send your pics to email@example.com. See poster in porch for details.
Upcoming Residential Retreats and Pilgrimages at Schoenstatt, Campsie Glen. See poster in porch for details.
Youth 2000 Summer Festival - 27 to 31 August - a 5 day Prayer Festival, held in Walsingham, Norfolk. The Festival is packed with dynamic talks, live-band worship, powerful prayer times, fun social activities, creative workshops, in-depth discussions, evening entertainment and loads more. With top speakers from the USA and all over the UK, Youth 2000 events are primarily for 16 - 35 year olds. If you are in this age range and looking for answers to the big questions in life, then this retreat is for you! For more information please contact Kate Towie on 07947850983 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Milngavie Memory Walk - 30 August to help raise awareness and fundraise for Alzheimer's Scotland. Join us for what promises to be an event the whole family can enjoy. The walk will be 4k (2.5 miles ) around the Milngavie Water Works. Also, Alzheimer Scotland information bus will be based at Drumclog Car Park,Milngavie Water Works on 30 August. See poster in the porch for more details.
Forthcoming Meetings -
3rd Sept at 7pm - Baptism Preparation
3rd Sept at 7pm - Fabric & Finance
6th Sept at 1pm - Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
7th Sept at 10.30am - On-Going Faith Formation (Planning)
10th Sept at 7pm - Parish Pastoral Council
13th Sept – Commissioning of new Extraordinary Ministers
14th Sept at 7pm - Parish Retreat (Planning)
15th Sept at 7pm - Liturgy Group
4th Oct – Parish Retreat
5th Oct at 7.30pm - Halls Committee
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion who are on the Vigil / Sunday rota - a date for your diary. Please note there will be a meeting in the church on Sunday, 6th September at 1pm.
Discerning a Vocation to the Priesthood? If you think God may be calling you to the Priesthood, and for information on evenings of Catechesis, Prayer and Fraternity to help discern your vocation (2nd Fri of the month) please contact Vocations Director, Fr Campbell, email@example.com (339 4315)
Please search your cupboards and drawers for surplus Rosaries and help the Catenian Association get them into the hands of those who will love, cherish and pray them. Since 2009, the Catenians have been sending Rosaries to Aboriginals in Australia and to 3rd World countries in Africa. A collection box is available in the porch.
How about holding or organising a fundraising event to raise money for Re-decoration of the church and re-carpeting of the sanctuary, the approximate cost of which is £22,000?
Ladies, are you looking for a fun challenge? Join forces with like minded women at our Ladies Only 5K Midnight Walk which brings our community of women together whilst raising the much needed funds and awareness for all those in need of our care at St Margaret’s Hospice. Saturday, September 5. Event begins 9.45pm with registration process, followed by live music and a keep-fit session before the walk itself at Midnight. Fun and fancy headwear is available to purchase on the night of the event with all proceeds going to the Hospice. After completing the walk, the ladies will then enjoy a presentation ceremony and barbecue at 1am. Entry is open to ladies only and participants must register beforehand. Children aged 6-16 may enter if accompanied by an adult. £15 entry fee (£5 per child), which includes special commemorative T-shirt and medal. Each adult is asked to raise £30 in sponsorship – which can, if preferred, be collected through the Hospice Just Giving page www.justgiving.com/smh. Call 0141 435 7018 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a registration form
SCIAF Ceilidh - Time to dig out your dancing shoes and get set for SCIAF’s 50th Anniversary ceilidh in St Peter’s, 46 Hyndland St, Partick. Saturday 19th September 7pm – 11.30pm. There will be a brilliant band, good food, a bar and great raffle prizes. Plenty of fun and games for younger revellers too. For tickets, call 0141 354 5555.
Catholic Newspapers – Scottish Catholic Observer, Catholic Universe, Catholic Times and Flourish on sale in the porch.
Legion of Mary – 7.30 p.m. in the Hut every Tuesday. All most welcome.
Padre Pio Prayer Group – Every Mon. at 7.00 p.m. All are very welcome.
Maryhill Foodbank—Many thanks for your continued generosity. In July, 1550 parcels of food were distributed by the centre, so the need for tins and packets of non-perishable goods continues. St Andrews can be proud of our part in this vital service to the poor who live around us
Appeal for Knitters--Following the appeal for knitters, we would like to convey our sincere thanks to Lily Keegan, Zena Brown and Anne Ferguson for their hard work. Thanks to their huge efforts, a magnificent 85 teddies have been passed onto Team Lewis, which will be a great support for the phenomenal work they do. We still have some wool and stuffing left so if anyone would like to put their knitting needles to good use, please text Anne on 07866 009078. Thank you, St Andrew’s Primary PTA
Coffee morning 23rd August after 10am Mass - please come along for home made cake, coffee and a blether with fellow parishioners. Donations of home baking very welcome (no nuts please). This months coffee morning will raise funds for registered charity, New Ways to help fund the digging of a borehole for clean water in Benga, Malawi.
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick--Margaret McGuire, Paul Morton, Mamie Bradie, Dante Biagioi, Peter Crainie, Margaret Merilees, Betty Clark, Hil Black, Karen Hopper (Livingston), Paul Connolly, Louise Dolan, Sheila McCallum, Rosemary McLean, Elizabeth McCusker, Stuart Harvey, Sheena Smith, Charlie Melly, Steven Byrne, Mark Greenlees, Samatha Harkins, Gilbert O’Rourke, Denis Campbell, Ronald Coia, Valentina Colaluca, Christine Turner, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Michael Docherty, Maureen Scott, Christina Jones, Ruth MacKenzie, Patricia Swiatek.
Recently Dead--Mary Grace McKenna, Maureen Noble, Harry Hazlett, Jean McCarley, Niall O’Cleary.
Anniversaries--Monsignor Pat Hendry, Alistair McIlroy, John O’Gorman, Kevin Taylor.