to God who is, who was, and who is to come."
We welcome Fr Declan McNaughton of the Columban Missionary Fathers who is visiting our parish this weekend to speak to us about their Mission Appeal.There will be a 2nd collection taken up to support the Columbans in their missionary work.—Visit columbans.co.uk
Mass for the sick - Monday 17thJune at 2pm followed by refreshments in the hall. The sick and housebound will be brought to the church and all will receive the Sacrament of anointing of the sick during Mass. Anybody whose health is impaired by illness or advanced age, can receive this Sacrament. If you require transport, please let us know.
We look forward to the Legion of Mary’s visit from 24th - 31st August for the Peregrinatio (Pilgrimage) week. Pray for them in a special way that their time here spreading the gospel in our parish will be successful and fruitful. Many thanks to all those who will be hosting them, and to those who will be looking after the week’s meals. More details soon.
Interested in becoming a Catholic?– Not baptised? Baptised in another faith? RCIA will begin in the autumn. The programme of learning and instruction prepares adults for the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Please speak to Fr. Mackle if you would like to know more about RCIA and the Catholic faith.
The Caritas Award 2020 So far, we have two candidates. Still not too late if you would like to sign up. If you are in your final year of high school or just left and interested in learning about the Caritas award, speak to Fr. Mackle or contact Elizabeth Reid email@example.com
Advance Notice :Meeting for all parents of altar servers, including parents of all new servers – Thursday 22ndAugust at 7pm in the Upper Hall.
Video: In Christ Alone: In his homily during the Easter Vigil, Pope Francis called Easter 'the feast of tombstones rolled away'. This video is a reminder that Christ has overcome death and released us from the fierce grip of sin.It is an invitation to allow Christ to roll away our own 'personal tombstones' which block his Light from entering our hearts…and inspires us to help each other to live up to our Baptismal promises.
This video is a follow on to the other three - and can be found on this link and
...also directly on YouTube aWordinyourear.
Carfin:Saturday 13th July @ 6.30 p.m. Bus leaves from Milngavie Post Office.Come and join us 13thof each month as we honour Mary the Mother of God and pray the Rosary for our own intentions or for some other special intention, asking Mary to present our prayers to Jesus. Hope to see you there. Legion of Mary
Refugee Week J&P Event, Tuesday 18th June, 7 pm in Immaculate Conception ChurchDaniel Sweeney, Social Justice Coordinator for J&P Scotland, will talk on the refugee crisis in the light of his recent visit to Calais, and how we can help. welcome.
Many thanks to St Nicholas’ enthusiastic Eco gardenersfor helping to plant a Juniper sapling in the Spirit of Peace Jubilee Garden to mark Justice & Peace’s 40th Anniversary. The Eco gardeners look forward to planting a J&P Juniper sapling in the school’s grounds after summer.
Farewell and Good Luckto the Primary Seven pupils of St Nicholas’. This Thursday 20th June at 1.30pm there will be a Mass of Thanksgiving celebrated in the school for all the pupils and their families. There will also be a presentation of certificates, along with the presentation of the Spirit of St Nicholas Cup.
Day Trip to Carfinfor the National Pilgrimage Mass and Rosary Procession. Sunday, September 2nd.Bus will leave from the Hub at Bearsden Cross at 1pm and return 7.30pm. Cost £3. Please sign sheet in porch, if you would like to go.
Volunteer needed to lock up the church on Thursdays at 4.45pm. If you can help with this, please contact 942 4635 firstname.lastname@example.org
AGAP Theatre PresentsA Sign of Contradiction: The Passion Storyon route to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. If you missed it in Glasgow over Lentfest, or would like to see it again and bring your pals, please go to our website www.agap.org.uk to book tickets or call 0141-552-5527 for the July dates. Tickets £5
Emmaus Glasgowprovides living and workspace for up to 24 previously homeless companions and is located in Hamiltonhill. Donations of furniture are welcome. Call Gavin on 0141 342 4089 for free uplifts.
School Uniform Collection -One worthwhile cause you can help is this year’s school uniform appeal. New and used uniforms are needed for children in the Clydebank and Dumbarton area, many of whom miss school because they do not have a uniform. If you can donate anything, please phone Judith Reid 07713478676 to arrange collection. Last year more than 100 families were helped. Please help us do better this year.
A huge thanksto Miss Brown and the boys and girls of St Nicholas' and their families for the terrific amount of food items donated last week for St Andrew's Parish's weekly collection for the Drumchapel Foodbank. All donations were delivered last Monday and gratefully received. The Foodbank is particularly in need of extra donationsup to the end of schoolwhen school meals are not provided during school holidays and many families are under additional pressure to provide for their children.
Hymn Book Amnesty –Around 20 returned so far. If you’ve maybe borrowed a hymn book, could you please hand it back soon. The number of books has dwindled, and we are hoping to have a sufficient number again for our liturgies.
Standing OrderIf changing your personal plate offering to standing order is something you are still thinking of doing, standing order forms suitable for Gift Aid and Non Gift Aid donors are available in the porch area. Thanks again.Brian Donnelly St A - F & F Coordinator Email email@example.com
The 31 Club –Anyone can join. Offer one Mass each month for Church vocations. All that is looked for is a personal commitment to attend and offer up a Mass for vocations. You pick a day in the month that suits. Just sign or initial a date on the 31 Club sheet in the porch. Promoted by Glasgow Serra.
On Thursday June 20th, World Refugee Day,we commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. Every minutepeople leave everything behind to escape war, persecution or terror. per cent of refugees are under the age of 18. 86 per centthe world’s refugees are hosted by developing countries. Is this acceptable to us as Christians?
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week -16 June (Nearest Sunday to World Refugee Day (20 June)) Immigrants dying at sea, in boats which were vehicles of hope and became vehicles of death. That is how the headlines put it. ... I felt that I had to come here today, to pray and to offer a sign of my closeness, but also to challenge our consciences lest this tragedy be repeated. Please, let it not be repeated! Pope Francis, Visit to Lampedusa, 8 July 2013. the first pastoral visit of his pontificate Pope Francis travelled to the island of Lampedusa, a common arrival site for migrants travelling on routes through northern Africa. Pope Francis placed a wreath in the sea, prayed for those who lost their lives, and celebrated Mass.
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.
Carpet Bowls- This year’s outing is on Thursday, 20th June to Lomond Shores and Inverary.A few seatsavailable for non-members - price £25 including High Tea.-members are already coming along, so if you wish to join us for a lovely day out, please contact D. MacLean - 587 7319.
A Pro-Life Conference Sat 22nd June at St Augustine's Coatbridge to explore the skills needed in presenting the pro-life response at home, school, church and society. Speakers Austin Ruse of C-Fam, Prof Janet Smith, a renowned defender of Humanae Vitae, and Cathy Ruse of the Family Research Council and Gordon Macdonald of Care not Killing will discuss life, bio-ethical questions andaffecting life, love, sex, marriage and the family.book, visit https://lifeissues.eventbrite.co.uk (lunch is included).
St Nicholas' Choir today 16thJune at 10am Mass. For details to join contact Annamaria Strachan 0141 942 9799/07749715514 firstname.lastname@example.org
Forthcoming Special Collections –Peter’s Pence – 30thJune; Assisted Parishes – 18thAugust; SPRED – 8thSept; LEPRA – 21stSept.
The church is openuntil 4.45pm (7.30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays) 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 hutafter daily Mass. All most welcome.
The Legion of Mary is having a Recruitment Driveafter all Masses on the week of 22/23rd June. The work of the Legion is wide and varied and is involved with the whole Parish at various stages of the Faith journey.We visit the homes of the Newly Baptised and their families, the First Communicants and the Care Homes within the Parish. In addition we hold retreats and Community Celebrations and have Patrician Meetings which look to extend the knowledge and understanding of our Faith If you are interested in the work of the Legion or would like just to experience whether it is for you, please speak to one of our Legionaries at the back of the Church or contact Liz Healy on 0770 4059953.
HALL CHAIRS The Halls Committee has recently replaced the chairs in the Upper Hall. The possibility of refurbishing the chairs was considered, however, it proved to be better value to replace them. Due to the lack of fire certificates and the condition of the fabric, it was not possible to pass them to another parish or local charity. However, the company that took the old chairs has confirmed that they have a source that will refurbish the chairs and export them to churches in Tanzania.
Recently Dead--Kathleen Reilly, Mary McDonald, Stan Woodall, Helen Graham, Anne Laurie, Gerald O’Hara
Anniversaries—Elizabeth Taylor, Margaret McCallum, Donald MacLean
One Month’s Mind—Camilla Sheridan