and yield a harvest through perseverance."
In this year’s message, Pope Francis says that old age is no time to give up and lower the sails, but a season of enduring fruitfulness: a new mission awaits us and bids us look to the future. Pope Francis’ words are very encouraging, for as we look around the parishes of our archdiocese we see the long and faithful service offered by our elderly priests and religious and the decades long commitment of so many grandparents and the elderly in our own parish of St Andrew and all the other parishes.
You’ll find the pope’s whole message on this link.
The Padre Pio Prayer Group meets after 10am Mass each Monday in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. All most welcome.
Legion of Mary: A bus will leave from Milngavie Railway Station on Saturday 13th August at 6pm.and return around 9pm Cost £8 Please place your name on the list in the Porch. If travel needed to Milngavie, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do remember that our church is now open weekdays until 5pm, and on Saturdays until after the 5pm Vigil Mass. Call in and enjoy the peace and quiet, and take time to sit in the stillness in the silence of God. Teas and coffees are served in the hut after daily 10am Mass. All most welcome.
Piety Stall rota ~ We could still do with some volunteers for the 10am Sunday Mass – if you could spare 15 minutes after this Mass to help, we’d be most grateful. Any questions please call Anne MacIntosh 931-5861 or Annamaria Strachan 942-9799.
A message from Rita Smith and family ~ Thank you for all the thoughtful expressions of sympathy and for the Masses offered for Tom. We are very grateful to all for your kindness and your prayerful support. It is very much appreciated.
Live Streaming of Mass will finish this Sunday and become a service for special occasions only. The live streaming service has served us well over the past two years, especially during the lockdown periods when our church was closed, and when numbers were restricted.
With all restrictions now having been lifted, it is hoped that more and more people will make that effort to start coming back to Mass.
Parishioners who are housebound can still watch Mass at channels such as EWTN, Catholic TV or Mass Online. We thank our live streaming team who have operated this service very faithfully since July 2020.
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.
Reduce, reuse, recycle - Donation boxes are in the porch for uniforms suitable for reuse - an event will be held on Sun 24th July after 10am Mass in the Hall where you can pick up nearly new items to replace your donations – let’s all take small steps to save the planet.
For women affected by separation and divorce – next meeting of this confidential and peer support group is Fri 19th August in St Patrick's hall, Dumbarton 6pm - 8pm. All new members are most welcome. email: email@example.com
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week - Meanwhile, the Gospel tells us constantly to run the risk of a face-to-face encounter with others, with their physical presence which challenges us, with their pain and their pleas, with their joy which infects us in our close and continuous interaction. True faith in the incarnate Son of God is inseparable from self -giving, from membership in the community, from service, from reconciliation with others. Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium, para 88
The Big Plastic Count - Survey shows ‘recycling doesn’t work’. Please see article by BBC environment correspondent on the following link:- https://www.bbc.co.uk › science-environment-62126757
The Archdiocese has advised our parish of some additional Safeguarding Training sessions for both Part 1 and Part 2. Part 1 is mandatory for all volunteers before they begin in their role. Part 2 should be done no earlier than 6 months of commencement in their role.
Induction Part 1
- Saturday 20th August at 10 a.m.
- Monday 19th September at 7 p.m.
- Monday 24th October at 7 p.m.
- Saturday 5th November 10 a.m.
- Monday 5th December at 7 p.m.
- Thursday 11th August - 7 p.m.
- Monday 5th September -7 p.m.
- Thursday 6th October -7 p.m.
- Monday 7th November -7 p.m
Next Special Collection – Assisted Parishes – 21st August.
The Pope's Twitter (@Pontifex
The Pope's Instagram (@Franciscus)
The Pope’s monthly video
Great resources of contemporary commentary by the Holy Father on current issues.
Drumchapel Foodbank. Regularly your donations are dropped off at the foodbank by our parish volunteers. Thanks for continuing to give the foodbank your support. Our soup-run volunteers continue to collect donations from M&S, Byres Rd & Milngavie for delivery to Drumchapel & St Gregory’s Foodbanks, the Wayside Club & Aspire.
Parish Bulletin: Items for inclusion should be sent in by 12 Noon on the Wednesday before publication. Copies of the bulletin are available on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, the parish website and on our noticeboard.
We pray for Rodina McMenamin and Philip Donnelly who have died, and for the peaceful repose of their souls. Thoughts and prayers are with Rodina’s and Philip’s families at this time.
The funeral Mass for Rodina will be on 29th July, and the funeral Mass for Philip will be on 1st August.
May God give Rodina and Philip rest and peace in the kingdom of light, and may their families find comfort during this sad time.
Recently Dead: Isa Borland, Joyce Chiara, Lesley Coogins, Carlo Dimardo, Charles McGourty, Peggy McIntyre, Eddie McGovern, Betty McKenna, Gerry McLaughlin, Kay Ryan.
Anniversary: Thomas Duncan, Jim Eodanable, Joseph Fallon, Frank Rodgers.