and to God what belongs to God."
Children’s Liturgy: each week in the form of a video of the week’s Gospel reading. This is an excellent resource for parents to use until the children’s liturgy at Mass resumes. Available at: https://www.rpbooks.co.uk/celebrate-following-your-faith.
All Saints Day– Monday 1st Nov– Masses – 10.00 am & 7.00 pm.
All Souls Day– Tuesday 2nd November – Mass - 10am.
Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed - During the month of November, 30 Masses will be offered for all the faithful departed. The November Lists for the Deceased are available in the porch.
Mass for all the faithful departed takes place Sunday 7th Nov at 12noon. The families of those who have lost a loved one over the past year have been invited but, of course, everyone is welcome who wishes to pray for those whom they have lost. Mass will be live streamed.
The church will be open each Saturday from 10am – 11am from 6th Nov. Call in and enjoy the peace and quiet, and take time to sit in the stillness in the silence of God.
Daily Rosary will resume from Monday 1st Nov at 9.30am. Mondays in the church (live streamed), and Tuesday to Friday in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.
Mission Month October & World Mission Sunday 24th Oct offer us
the chance to support missionaries and the Church in proclaiming the Gospel
throughout the world. Next weekend’s World Mission Sunday collection and our prayers
support priests, religious and lay leaders in the Church's vital missionary work.
Visit www.missioscotland.com – Pope Francis’ official charity for overseas mission.
"We cannot remain silent about what we have seen and heard" Acts 4:20
All P3 parents intending to present their child for the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Lent 2022, and for First Holy Communion in May/June 2023, please collect an enrolment form from the sacristy.
P7 parents should collect an enrolment form for Confirmation. All forms are to be returned, please, by today Sunday, October 17.
The Pope Francis Faith Award for the next cohort of P6 pupils starts this week with an enrolment service on Tuesday in St Nicholas’. All the very best to all who have enrolled. PFFA invites young people, when learning about the Sacrament of Confirmation, to use the gifts of the Holy Spirit and to see how they can bear fruit in their homes, schools and parishes.
RCIA – please keep in your prayers Rebecca, Jacqueline, Jason and Rokas as they begin their journey through the RCIA process of becoming Catholics at Easter.
The Scottish Catholic magazine – copies available fortnightly priced £2. The magazine’s social media accounts are @thescotCatholic on Twitter and @ScottishCatholic on Facebook.
YOUTH COP26 afternoon of fun activities ~ for P5 – S3 ~ next Sunday 24th Oct in St Andrew’s Hall. 1pm -3pm. Bring a recyclable packed lunch. Soft drinks will be provided. All Covid-19 restrictions will be observed. Don't miss this fun time. Tell your friends. Sign up for it at https://forms.gle/w5YXpkbo6VdtyTsq7 Great we’ve now got a drone to film your COP26 plastic bottle messages.
COP 26: Plastic Events: 23-24 Oct- St Andrew's and St. Joseph's are joining up with New Kilpatrick (CoS), ahead of the upcoming COP26 summit to pause and reflect on the drastic impact that plastic waste is having on our planet. New Kilpatrick Plastic Fantastic: From the 18 - 23 Oct New Kilpatrick have asked individuals to bring clean items of plastic to their Church hall where they will be formed into an installation. They’re also looking for metal coathangers. Times to deliver plastic will be announced next week. If you want to participate in building and installing the plastic on Sat 23rd then please email email@example.com. The plan is to produce a video of the youth events for presentation at COP.
Climate Change Sunday 6/7 Nov. COP26 Walk to Worship ~ walk, cycle or scoot to the Vigil or Sunday Mass, if you can. An opportunity to take climate change action! Thinking about the air that we breathe and doing our bit to make the beauty of God’s creation cleaner.
Poster Competition time for P1-P4 ~ theme WALK TO WORSHIP. Let your imaginations run wild by designing a Climate change poster. All entries should be made electronically/scanned and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 7th Nov at 12 noon. Prizes available for best poster in the categories of P1/2 and P3/4 – good luck!
Climate Change Sunday - 7th Nov. 10am Mass will be a focus on praying for COP26 - praying that all the political leaders seek to embrace the changes needed to foster a more sustainable society - praying that at their Glasgow meeting they will commit their nations to the care of the poorest and most vulnerable in our world. COP26 starts 1st Nov, All Saints' Day. Let us unite our prayers with all the prayers of all the saints in heaven, praying that the world's leaders will be committed to hearing the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.
Justice and Peace Scotland highlights a campaign every month on which you can take action
October 2021 Campaign: Ask your MP to write to the Home Secretary urging her office to commit to lifting the ban on people seeking asylum’s right to work.
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week – 17 October (World Day for the Eradication of Poverty) It is not from your own possessions that you are bestowing alms on the poor, you are but restoring to them what is theirs by right. For what was given to everyone for the use of all, you have taken for your exclusive use. The earth belongs not to the rich, but to everyone. Thus, far from giving lavishly, you are but paying part of your debt. Saint Ambrose of Milan
Taize Prayer Vigil 11 Nov in St. Aloysius at 7pm. Gather with Christians from across the City to pray for the world and experience Taize prayer. For details of other Taize events in the lead up to, and during COP 26, go to www.taize.fr/glasgow
Annual Torchlight Procession - 54th anniversary of the Abortion Act - 28th Oct, gathering at George Square, with Rosary at 6.30pm, followed by the Procession at 7.00pm. Mass will be held in St Andrew’s Cathedral at 7.30pm. Celebrant - Fr Ryan Black.
Monthly Pro-Life Mass - Wed 20th Oct at 7.30pm at Holy Cross, 113 Dixon Ave, G42 8ER. Adoration begins at 6.15pm. All welcome! Celebrant - Fr Charles Coyle.
March with SCIAF on 6th November and with people across Scotland and unite with climate activists who have travelled far and wide and let your voice be heard during COP26. Location: Kelvingrove Park. Time: 12 noon.
In this Year of St Joseph, please visit our sleeping St Joseph statue. You can write out a petition and place it under the statue. Let St Joseph ‘sleep on it’.
Peer Support Group for Women Of Faith Affected By Separation or Divorce meets first Friday of each month at 6p.m. at St Patrick's Church Hall, Dumbarton. For information contact Tricia Imrie on 07970928028. Please note, the meeting in Nov will be on Fri 12th.
The Pope's Twitter (@Pontifex) and Instagram (@Franciscus) ~ worth following for topical issues. Pope’s monthly video ~ a great resource of contemporary commentary by the Holy Father on current issues. Available at https://thepopevideo.org.
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 Website – On the latest page and bulletin pages, click on subscribe for a daily summary of the previous day's posts.
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, Instgram, the parish website and on our exterior noticeboard.
Please remember in your prayers those in need, those who are sick and housebound and those in hospital.
Recently Dead: Raymond Appleby, Agnes Cole, Maighread Corr, Jean Coxson, Elizabeth Devine, Frank Kelly, Paul Merron, Florence McLaughlin, Eileen McTavish, Peg Slater, Monsignor Peter Smith,
Anniversaries: Raymond Bruce, Norman Farmer, Theresa McAndrew, Maureen McRobbie, Frank McIntyre, Terry Meehan, Anne Moakler, Philip Porter.