take up his cross and follow me."
Primary Three Parents intending to present their child for the Sacraments of Reconciliation in 2019 and First Holy Communion in 2020 in St Andrew’s Parish, please complete an enrolment form available in the church porch and return it by 23rd September. Many thanks. Mass of Commitment for Primary Three families - 10am on Sunday 7th October.
Confirmation meeting for parents and sponsors will be held in St Joseph’s Church Hall, Milngavie, at 7pm on Thursday 27th September.
Buen Viaje! to our parishioners who set off this weekend for a week in Salamanca, with visits to Segovia, Avila and Alba de Tormes. We wish them a great week in sunny Spain.
Pilgrimage of the Icon of Jesus the Teacher – Holy Hour in our deanery in St Eunan’s, Clydebank today, Sunday, at 3pm. All most welcome. For full details of the Icon’s pilgrimage, see porch noticeboard.
Parish visit to Iona It’s proposed to hold another parish visit to Iona from Friday 24th May - Sunday 26th May 2019.A brief draft itinerary is on the noticeboard at the back of the church along with booking forms. If you’d like to book a place, please complete and put in envelope with cheque for £80 through parish house door before 1st October.Places and room allocation will be on the basisforms and deposits received. The visit will not be confirmed until there are sufficient numbersdeposits will be returned if necessary.
We are looking for people to join the youth ministry team. The team meets a few times a year and looks after the preparations and organisation of parish youth events. If you would like to get involved, please contact Fr Mackle or one of the members of the team. We are always looking for ideas as well for youth events. So, if you have any and would like to help out with them, let us know. Next youth ministry meeting – 1st October at 7pm in the chapel house.
Day Retreat at Schoenstatt. A very sincere thank you to the Legion of Mary for organising last Saturday’s day retreat, and thank you to all those who participated and helped make it a great success.
Rachel's Vineyard Weekend Retreat for Spiritual and Emotional Healing after Abortion: This will be held north of Glasgow on Tuesday 9th – Thursday 11th October 2018.This confidential, supportive retreat is powerful for anyone who has been affected by their own or someone else’s abortion experience. For more information, please call Sr. Andrea on 07816 942824 or email Marene via the enquiry form on the website www.rachelsvineyard.org.uk
St Andrew’s Music & Quiz Night- Sat 24 Nov. Tickets £5 on sale soon. This year we will be running the evening as a fundraiser for SAMH (the Scottish Association for Mental Health).prizes will be gratefully received nearer the time. We will also be looking for volunteers for the come-back-appearance(for one night only)of the pop-up choir as well as an all new Man choir - so get your vocal chords in order!
St Nicholas’ Primary – Official Opening Ceremony - 3rd Oct at 7pm in the school for invited guests only. Mass will be celebrated in the school on 1st Nov at 11am, with the blessing of the St Nicholas candles. Archbishop Tartaglia will be visiting the school on 6th Dec for Mass and the Blessing of the School. For both Masses, assembly hall space allows for pupils and staff only. First Friday Masses will now alternate between the two parishes. Next 1st Fri Mass in St Andrew’s – 5th Oct at 10am. Mr Donal McDermott is St Andrew’s parish’s archdiocesan approved representative on St Nicholas’ Parents’ Council, the first meeting of which is 25th Sept.
Turnbull High School Annual Awards Ceremony Thurs 27 Sept 7pm. All the very best to the many young people whose achievements over the past year will be recognised.
FIND for young people S5 – 25. Discussion, prayer and pizza. Every Thurs 4pm – 6.30pm in 196 Clyde St. FORMED for P7 – S4. Chance to meet new friends. Prayer and Pizza. 4.30pm – 7pm in 196 Clyde St. Every 1st Friday. Pick up an info card from the porch. Visit www.rcagyouth.co.uk
Mass for Newly-Married Couples will be celebrated by the Archbishop on Sunday 7th October at 3pm in St Andrew’s Cathedral. All those married in the past few years are most welcome, as are their families and friends.
Calling all young people. How do the sacraments lead us to become“fully mature with the fullness of Christ”? Come along to the Glasgow Faith Forum’s fortnightly talks this autumn to find out– Turnbull Hall, University of Glasgow Catholic Chaplaincy. 20th Sept. The Sacraments as God’s masterpiece in the life of His peopleby Fr Kevin Douglas. For list of all the talks, see poster in the porch.
Catholic? Not baptised? Baptised in another faith?programme of learning and instruction will begin 26th Sept at 7pm in the Hut. Please speak to Fr. Mackle if you would like to know more about RCIA and the Catholic faith.
29Club Members please collect your letter from the church porch. Thank you.
A very sincere thank you to the staff of Slater, Hogg and Howison, Estate Agents in Bearsden for donating a leaflet stand to St Andrew’s. Will be ideal for outside use.
Lord, Make Me Know Your Ways - Could God be calling you to serve as a priest or a permanent deacon or to the religious life? Please get in touch to find out more about discerning your vocation. Vocations Director - Fr Ross Campbell 339 4315. Email: Ross.Campbell.email@example.com Visit www.priestforscotland.org.uk
St Andrew’s Pre-School & Toddler Lunch Club. Join us every Thursday (term time) at St Andrew’s Church lower hall, Roman Rd, Bearsden. 12:15pm – 2:30, £1 per family All Welcome.
Children’s Choir – September 9th and 16th; November 11th and 18th; December 9th, 16th and 25th. All at 10am unless otherwise stated. Any queries, please contactStrachan 0141-942-9799 or 07749715514—firstname.lastname@example.org
Parishes Cluster Group - We are looking for one or two new members. The group meets four times a year, and helps prepare social and spiritual events. If you would like to get involved, please contact John Heath email@example.com Next meeting – 27th Nov 7pm in St Joseph’s.
Altar Servers. Any young member of the Parish who would like to become an Altar Server is invited to contact Chris Sanders (942 7519) or Fr. Mackle or Mgr Ryan, who will gladly take your details. This invitation is aimed particularly at those children in P IV who made their First Holy Communion earlier this year. Training sessions will start in the near future.
Drumchapel Foodbank have expressed their thanks for the tremendous support given by our parish over the years. Particular items requested are tinned meals, soup and long life milk and all would be very gratefully received.
The Beginning Expereince are holding a residential weekend for those who find themselves suffering bereavement through divorce, separation or widowhood.. 5th – 7th October at the Conforti Centre, Coatbridge. Contact Catherine firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Nay Nukes Anywhere” Faslane 22nd Sept Gather at Faslane Peace Camp 12 noon and walk from the Peace Camp to the North Gate of the base for the rally, a distance of around a mile. Rally should end between 3 and 4 p.m. Justice and Peace Group
25th Sept – St Nicholas’ Parent Council – 7pm – Bearsden Academy.
25th Sept – Liturgy Group – 7pm – House
25th Sept – Justice & Peace – 7.30pm - Hut
26th Sept – RCIA – 7pm – Hut
27th Sept – Confirmation - Parents and Sponsors – 7pm - St Joseph’s
1st Oct – Youth Ministry – 7pm – House
Please remember in your Prayers those in need, those who are sick, and those in hospital.
Recently Dead—Baby Harris, Thomas Morrison, Betty Crichton, Billy Caldwell.
Anniversaries--James and Anna McKean, Maisie and Sheila Kelly, Bill Devlin, Martin Dick, James Fitzgerald, Denis O’Neill, Margaret Dunbar, Arnaldo Sumagang Snr.