the stronghold that saves me."
Forty Hours Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 2nd, 3rd & 4th March. It is important that each half hour of adoration is covered by at least two or three adorers. Please think about choosing a half hour for adoration and initial the sheet in the porch. “The Eucharist is a priceless treasure: by not only celebrating it, but also by praying before it outside of Mass we are enabled to make contact with the very wellspring of grace”. Blessed John Paul II.
The St. Andrew’s Squad - (S.A.S.) for all children in the parish making their First Reconciliation, please come along and join us this Sunday, the 16th February in the Upper Hall, from 9am - 9.45 am. Any queries, please contact Margaret Hendry 563 9993.
Free Coffee Morning for Education Sunday!!! After 10am Mass next Sunday 23rd February. Please note that this is the fourth Sunday of the month, not the third as our usual coffee morning to coincide with Education Sunday. We have also decided as a ' THANK YOU ' to all our loyal supporters to make no charge for this coffee morning. Please come along and join us. Donations of home baking (no nuts please) always gratefully received. Also, many thanks to everyone who came along to last month’s coffee morning. The sum of £100 was raised to be split between the St Nicholas Care Fund and the Homeless
Pope's message for 2014 World Day of the Sick. On this link and copies in the porch.
RCIA Please keep in your prayers John Harper and Robbie McKechnie, who are engaged in the RCIA process of becoming Catholics this Easter.
Baptism Course starts back on 1st March. We could still do with a few more volunteers to help run the course, which is on every first Saturday of the month from 11am – 1pm. If you are able to help, please speak with Kathleen Thompson or Fr Mackle.
Knights of St Columba The New Evangelisation - A Call to Serve Pope Francis in his New Year address said: "We are all children of one heavenly father, we belong to the same human family and we share a common destiny. This brings a responsibility for each to work so that the world becomes a community of brothers who respect each other, accept each other in one's diversity, and takes care of one another." The Knights of St Columba offer you that opportunity to be part of a fraternity dedicated to serving God by serving others by working in our communities and parishes, helping young people to grow in their faith and looking after those less fortunate than ourselves. More Catholic men are invited to become more involved ithe Lay Apostolate. If interested, please contact: Knights of St Columba, 75 Hillington Road South, Glasgow, G52 2AE. Tel: 883 5700. Visit www.ksc.org.uk
The Catholic Parliamentary Office is currently looking for a contact person from each parish to ensure the social teaching of the Catholic Church is more widely understood in parishes and in the public forum with the Catholic Parliamentary Office. If you have a little time to spare, you can help by distributing leaflets, holding fundraising events, and raising awareness of the CPO’s work in St Andrew’s Parish. If interested, email Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org and also mention to Fr Mackle.
SPUC Scotland launches new look website. Visit www.spucscotland.org
Why not take a copy of the bulletin to someone who cannot be at church today.
What Happened to Ecumenism?" A talk by Rev John Miller, former Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland at " The Ogilvie Centre, St Aloysius' Church, at 7.30 pm on Thursday, 27 February. All welcome. Non-members: admission £3 includes refreshments. Organised by the Newman Association.
Yours faithfully – in the Milngavie and Bearsden Herald invites any St Andrew’s parishioner, who is willing, to write one of their weekly columns. 400 words. Your choice of subject. Speak with Fr Mackle, if you are interested. We have willing writers for Yours faithfully for the first week in May and first week in September.
Passover Meal - Wednesday 16th April: We could still do with a few more volunteers to help to look after the arrangements of this service. Sign up sheet in the porch. Also, please sign if you would like to attend. This will help us to gauge interest and viability. A demonstration Passover Meal during Holy Week can have educational and spiritual value, and can help those who attend to understand better the Jewish roots of our Eucharistic liturgy. Various ritual foods symbolising the Exodus are eaten, including matzah (unleavened bread), green and bitter herbs and haroset (a sweet mixture).Fabric & Finance Group will meet this Tuesday, 18th February at 7pm in the chapel-house. Parish Pastoral Council will meet this Thursday 20th February at 7.30pm in the hall. If anyone has any matters they would like discussed at either meeting, please contact Brian Donnelly on 942 6085 for F&F, and Thomas McGonigle on 942 1167 for PPC.
Children’s Choir dates – all at 10am Mass. February 16th & 23rd (Catholic Education Sunday), March 9th & 16th, May 11th & 18th, June 8th & 15th. Any enquiries, contact Annamaria Stachan on 942 9799 / 07749715514
Discerning a Vocation to the Priesthood? – contact Fr John Keenan, email@example.com (0141-339-4315) or Fr Ross Campbell, firstname.lastname@example.org (0141-776-1063)
Padre Pio Prayer Group – Monday at 7.00pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. All are very welcome. Maryhill Foodbank Collection. Please place any donations of non-perishables (tins of soup, beans, meats etc., pasta, rice, toiletries) in the containers in the porch. Many thanks.
To all the parishioners of St Andrew’s. A personal thank you for the gift of the weekly food you donate to the Greater Maryhill Foodbank. It is so much appreciated and is helping to feed as many as 60 families every week. Thanks again from Julie Hyslop.