All who come to him will have life forever."
Garden Project- Now that the Jubilee Garden has been completed, you may have noticed we took an opportunity to clear the overgrown planter at the entrance to the Church. We would welcome suggestions from Parishioners who may have an idea on how the planter may be reused or replanted within a small budget. Ideally the design would be low maintenance and pleasing to the eye, incorporating the Golden Jubilee Year Theme if possible. If you have any ideas or designs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 942 4635.
Our Golden Jubilee Year Day Trip to Carfin for the National Pilgrimage Mass and Rosary Procession. Sunday, September 3rd. Bus will leave from Roman Road at 1pm and return 7.30pm. Cost £3. Please sign sheet in porch, if you would like to go.
Iona Retreat Meeting – All information regarding our parish’s Golden Jubilee Iona Retreat is contained in the letter which retreatants received a few months ago. However, for those who might have any questions or concerns, there will be a short meeting in the Upper Hall at 6pm this Thursday 20th July.
Like to help with tending the church gardens? To build on the success of the recent landscaping and building project, we would be grateful to anyone who would like to volunteer assisting the gardening group continue with enhancing our grounds. If you think you could help the group of volunteers, regardless of your knowledge, you would be most welcome to potter with the group or help with the ongoing maintenance. For more information please contact George.Allan@scotrail.co.uk .
Nick Pryce’s Ordination to Permanent Diaconate will be celebrated here in the parish on Friday 8th September at 6pm Mass followed by a reception in the hall to which everyone is invited. Keep Nick and Trish and their family in your prayers
Might God be calling you to serve as a permanent deacon? Speak to Fr Mackle for information and details about the programme for the permanent diaconate. It would be helpful too I’m sure to have a chat with Deacon Tommy and Nick Pryce to find out what the programme and ministry involve.
Padre Pio Prayer Group – There will not be a meeting on Monday 17th July – Fair Monday -. Next meeting will be on Monday 24th July.
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.
This Tuesday, 18th July is Nelson Mandela Day. Following a decision in 2009 by the UN General Assembly, Mandela Day calls on us all every day to take what action we can to make the world a better place. Take Action, Inspire Change. Read more at www.mandeladay.com- St Andrew’s J&P group
Jim Cameron wishes to thank everyone for their prayers, kind words and support, and he is especially appreciative of the prayers, words of encouragement and support of his fellow Thursday Indoor Bowlers. Jim continues his recovery in the QEUH, and we keep him in our prayers and hope that he will soon be restored to good health.
St Margaret of Scotland 5k Midnight Walk. This year the event is open to all. Starts and finishes at Great Western Retail Park. 9.30pm Saturday 2nd Sept till 2am Sunday. For more details and information see poster in the porch.week the Hospice has to fundraise£43,000. Withthe help of community events such as this 5k Midnight Walk,burden is lightened.
The Legion of Mary - new members always welcome. The Legion sees as its priority the spiritual and social welfare of each individual. Members participate in the life of the parish through visitation of families, and the sick, both in their homes and in hospitals. Every legionary is required to carry out two hours apostolic work each week. The object of the Legion of Mary is the Glory of God through the holiness of its members developed by prayer and active cooperation in Mary’s and the Church’s work. St Andrew’s Parish’s Legion meets on Tuesdays at 7.30pm in the Hut.
Dementia Awareness Campaign Time to put your best feet forward for our annual Memory Walk on 12th August 2017. A sponsored walk around the Milngavie Water Works in memory of a loved one, to remember someone living with Dementia and their families and raise much needed funds for Alzheimer Scotland, East Dunbartonshire An event the whole family can enjoy. For more details see poster on the noticeboard or contact Anne O’Donnell on 0141 946 0966 or AO’Donnell@alzscot.org If anyone has a business or works for a company that may Sponsor a table or donate a raffle prize for the Alzheimer Scotland, Me Not Ball in September then please contact Anne on the same details. AO’Donnell@alzscot.org
Reboot Live - revitalise your faith with Catholic author and speaker Chris Stefanick, Bute Hall, Glasgow University. 27th July at 7pm. See poster in porch for more details. Visit rebootlivescotland.eventbrite.co.uk
For support, motivation and lots of fun, join our fitness classes every Wednesday in St Andrew’s upper hall at 10am. Call Rosemary on 01416397477 for details.
Monsignor Henry, whose grave is in New Kilpatrick Cemetery, Boclair Road, was parish Priest of St Andrew’s from 1978 – 1995. The contribution he made to the development of St.Andrew’s, particularly in driving forward the construction of the present church building, was immense. In this Golden Jubilee Year, and on the anniversary of his death, the rosary will be prayed at his grave for the peaceful repose of his soul and for the eternal rest of all the faithful departed. All are most welcome. Please gather at the cemetery gates at 2pm on Sunday, 6th August.
Abortion Petition –the British Medical Association has sadly voted to call for the decriminalisation of abortion. To show our desire to protect innocent life SPUC have asked us to sign a petition in opposition to the campaign to extend abortion. This is available at the back of the church – please sign it and show your concern to defend those who cannot defend themselves.
Caritas Award In your final year of school, or just finished secondary? Interested in becoming a candidate for the 2017 / 2018 Caritas award? Speak to Fr. Mackle or contact Elizabeth Reid at Elizabeth_reid@ntlworld.com. Interested candidates already signing up. Do think about joining them? visit www.caritasaward.org.
Interested in becoming a Catholic? – Not baptised? Baptised in another faith? The RCIA Programme (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adult) will begin in the autumn.RCIA is the process by which adults are received into the Catholic Church.The programme of catechesis and instruction prepares adults for the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist, usually celebrated at theVigil.Please speak to Fr. Mackle if you would like to know more about RCIA and the Catholic faith.
SCIAF Real Gifts – the latest catalogue of “real gifts” is available at the back of the church: from school books to chickens; from birth certificates to mobile medical centres – your gifts can help people in so many ways. For more info see www.sciaf.org.uk/realgifts.
Celebrate Scotland – 2-3 Sept. St Ninian’s High, Giffnock. Catholic Charismatic Weekend Conference. For more details and information, pick up a flyer from the porch or visit www.celebrateconference.org. Some parish subsidy may be available.
Nullity of Marriage – If you wish (or someone you know wishes) any information about approaching the tribunal to see about a declaration of nullity of marriage then please speak to one of the clergy. Remember too that the marriage tribunal no longer charges fees, so that for most people there will be no costs involved.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – each Saturday from 10.30am until 12.30pm. Please consider coming to spend time in adoration and prayer each Saturday. We would like to have a number of adorers for each half hour. Sign up sheet for you to initial or sign is in the porch.
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Louise Dolan, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Joseph McDermid, Charlie Harper, Paul Sheridan, John Gerard Miller, Maureen MacIntosh, Michelle Rajab, Matthew Craig, Maurice Boyce, Margaret Kieran, Maura Murphy, Maria Giovanazzi, Clare MacTavish, Ophelia McPhail, Eileen Adaya, Jim Cameron, Mary Magovern, Jackie McCann, Vikki Allinson.
Recently Dead—Tilly Kelly, Frank McDonagh, Ciara Slattery, William Potter, Philomena Gallagher, George Buchanan, Susan Toal, Emma Mathers, Baby Lil, Ralph Staffieri.
Anniversaries—Russell Roger, Angela Maria Crolla, Hugh McCormick, Rolando D’Aguanno, Bridget Baillie, Pat Hayward, Cathie Mulheron, Elizabeth Taylor.
6 Month Mind--Jim Keegan.