You might offer a spiritual communion at an online Mass or pray a rosary for Archbishop Tartaglia praying for the peaceful repose of his soul. In your own home you might light a candle in his memory. He will be greatly missed and constantly remembered.
CHILDREN'S LITURGY: Redemptorist Publications is pleased to introduce Celebrate, an initiative to help children grow in their faith. Each week they will provide a Children’s Liturgy in the form of a video of the week’s Gospel reading. Available on the following link: https://www.rpbooks.co.uk/celebrate-following-your-faith
The crib in the church and the two outdoor ones are remaining in place for the 40 days through to Candlemas on February 2. Why not keep yours on display in your home until then. It is such a terrific visual aid and the 40 days allow us to adore the new-born Christ for longer.
If you didn’t manage to see our special Christmas carols video, you can watch it on the parish YouTube channel on this link It’s not too late to join in at home, especially if your crib is still on display.
Youth Ministry Team Thinking caps are on for future youth events.
Justice & Peace News - There is a very important event coming up on Friday 22nd January, with the ratification of the nuclear ban treaty, and Bishop Nolan along with Bishop Lang and Bishop Kenney from England/Wales have published a new statement on nuclear weapons which you can see on the website. Justice & Peace Scotland - Catholic Bishops call on UK to “forsake its nuclear arsenal”. (justiceandpeacescotland.org.uk).
Also coming up this month, Justice & Peace Scotland have an online event on the Crisis in Yemen which takes place on Sunday 24th January at 4.30pm and will look at the humanitarian crisis and the role of the UK arms trade there. Please sign up to join us at this online event, Crisis in Yemen Tickets, Sun 24 Jan 2021 at 16:30 | Eventbrite
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week - 17th January It is not enough to give soup and bread. This the rich can do. You are the servant of the poor, always smiling and good humoured. Saint Vincent de Paul
During lockdown, St Andrew's is closed until further notice.
Mass will be celebrated each Sunday which will be live streamed at 10:00 a.m.
Mass will also be live streamed Monday to Friday at 10:00 a.m. on this link.
Confessions will be heard outdoors on Saturdays at the front door of the chapel house 4.15pm to 4.45pm, and on request.
While we are in lockdown, and with all the uncertainty that is around, let us keep each other in prayer. Let's pray that these lockdown restrictions and the vaccines will be effective in bringing about the desired result in reducing the present levels of infection and transmission throughout our country.
Annual Crib Donations As there are no St Margaret's take home Crib Boxes this year because of the Covid restrictions, donations can be made via the St Margaret’s website or by cheque posted to the charity’s office at 26 Newton Place, Glasgow, G3 7PY. Your generosity will be greatly appreciated. St Margaret's aims to ensure that every child has the right to grow up in a safe, loving and secure family environment.
New Year Appeal - Drumchapel Foodbank. The number of families now dependent on the foodbank, and the number of emergencies, are rising fast, especially when the schools are off. Thanks to all of our Parishioners who are donating food and toiletries to our collection point in the Chapel House porch to be delivered to Drumchapel Food Bank. Regularly your donations are dropped off at the foodbank by our parish volunteers. Thanks for continuing to help, especially during lockdown.
Sacrament of Reconciliation (First Confession) for Primary 3 pupils is due to be celebrated on Saturdays 20th & 27thMarch 10am – 11am. The current lockdown may affect these dates.
First Holy Communion for Primary 4 pupils will be celebrated on Saturday 8th, Sunday 9th, Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th May. All Masses at 2pm. It is uncertain at this stage to know what the maximum capacity at each First Communion Mass will be.
Confirmations for Primary 7 & Secondary 1 pupils. The dates for these are yet to be decided. All parents for all these Sacraments will be advised in due course regarding preparations and arrangements.
Our parish’s soup-run’s volunteers continue to collect food donations form M&S Byres Road for delivery to Drumchapel and St Gregory’s Foodbanks and the Wayside Club.
Parish Website – Bulletin - Just to say that on the latest page and the bulletin page, a subscribe button has been added which allows users to have a daily summary sent each morning with the previous day's posts. If you don't use social media, but would like to be kept posted, then all that's asked for is your email address – you can unsubscribe at any time – it's all clearly marked.
Parish Bulletin: Any items for inclusion in the bulletin (including names for recently dead, month's mind and anniversary lists) should be put through the letter box of the Chapel House or sent by email: firstname.lastname@example.org by12noon on the Wednesday before publication. Copies of the bulletin are available on Facebook, Twitter and on the parish website.
Recently Dead – Elizabeth Cunning, Yolanda D’Ambrosio, Isabel Fitzpatrick, Sophie Geddes, Aldo Mazzucco, Michael Mullen, Ken Murray, Peter O’Neill, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia.
Anniversaries – Neil Bennett, Andrew Higgins, Jim Hanlon, Pat Jenkins, Mary Magovern, Kathleen McLaughlin, Rosa and Joe McLaughlin, Bill Smith, Paa Smith.