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Scotland’s bishops have welcomed the prospect of a meeting with Pope Francis when he attends the COP26 Conference in Glasgow in November. A spokesman for the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland said: “Scotland’s bishops express their prayerful support for Pope Francis as he recovers from his recent surgery. "Having written to the Holy Father to assure him of a warm welcome, should he attend the Conference, they are delighted to hear that he does hope to attend and would be glad to meet with them in Glasgow.”
The first ever World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly is next Sunday 25th July, the Sunday nearest the feast of Saints Joachim and Anne, Jesus’ grandparents (26th July). Pope Francis said, ‘the elderly remind us that old age is a gift and that grandparents are the link between the different generation, to pass on to the young the experience of life’. See The Catholic Grandparents Association at www.catholicgrandparentsassociation.org
If you or someone you know are interested in becoming Catholic, or if you know anyone who might be interested in the Church, why not sign up for St Andrew's RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)? This group – which meets from after summer through to Easter / Pentecost each year – is for those who are interested in becoming Catholic. No commitment is made until fairly late in the annual process. For more information, call 942 4635 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bus to Carfin for today’s (Sunday) Archdiocese of Glasgow Lourdes Day Mass with the opportunity for those who are in need to receive Sacramental Anointing of the Sick will leave from the car park at the front of St Andrew’s at 1pm, and from Milngavie Railway Station at 1.15pm.
Archdiocesan Safeguarding ~ All volunteers in the parish who work with children, young people and adults with additional support needs who haven't yet attended training, must attend the mandatory Part 1 Induction Training. The same volunteers must also attend the mandatory Part 2 Training. Please contact the Safeguarding Office - SafeguardingAdministrator@rcag.org.uk to register for video training using Zoom.
Induction Training Part 1 - 18th August at noon.
Training Part 2 dates are 22nd July, 2nd & 19th August and 6th September at 7pm.
Peer Support Group for Women Of Faith Affected By Separation or Divorce meets first Friday of each month. Next meeting will be Friday, 6th August at 6pm at St Patrick's Church Hall, Dumbarton. For information and details, see 'Faith Living' Facebook group, which is the Archdiocese of Glasgow's New Evangelisation Group, or contact Tricia Imrie on 07970928028.
Pope Francis on Twitter and Instagram. The Pope's Twitter (@Pontifex) and Instagram (@Franciscus) accounts are worth following for daily content relating to the Pope and the Church in the world. Pope Francis uses his Twitter account to highlight topical issues as well as content from his writings.
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week - 18th July - If our church is not marked by caring for the poor, the oppressed, the hungry, we are guilty of heresy.Saint Ignatius of Loyola
The monthly Pope video is also a great resource of contemporary commentary by the Holy Father on current issues. The videos are available www.thePopevideo.org
A Senior Server is needed for one day a week at the 10am Mass ideally for Monday or Wednesday. If you can help, please say to Geoff or call 942 4635 or email email@example.com
All in St Nicholas’ Primary who will be starting P6 in August are invited to become a Pope Frances Faith Award candidate. Invitations to enrol will be going out in the new school term, and parish sign up will be arranged at that time too.
Caritas Award - If you will be in your final year of school after summer, or just finished High School and are interested in becoming a candidate for the 2021 / 2022 Caritas award, speak to Fr. Mackle or contact Elizabeth Reid at Elizabeth_reid@ntlworld.com
Children’s Liturgy: each week in the form of a video of the week’s Gospel reading. Available at : https://www.rpbooks.co.uk/celebrate-following-your-faith This is an excellent resource for parents to use until the children’s liturgy at Mass resumes.
Your Giving to St Andrew’s Our parish’s annual accounts have been submitted to the archdiocese. A massive Thank You to all our parishioners who have continued to support our parish over these past sixteen months. We have, like many other charities, seen our income greatly reduced since March 2020. This is, of course, because of the lockdowns and closures and there being fewer people being able to attend church. Thank you, once more, in these difficult times for your generosity towards your parish. Fr Mackle
Year of St Joseph - Don't forget you can write out your petitions and place them under the sleeping St Joseph statue in the church grounds. It's also possible to send in your special petitions by post in a sealed envelope.
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 parish’s soup-run’s volunteers continue to collect food donations from M&S Byres Rd & Milngavie for delivery to Drumchapel & St Gregory’s Foodbanks, the Wayside Club & Aspire. Many thanks for good response to the recent appeal for help for holiday cover.
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 – Margaret, Borland, Pat Cassidy, Richard Docherty, Elizabeth Keeley, Tom Lochrin, Thomas MacDonald, Walter McCready, Jean McDonald, Kathleen McHugh, Andy Picken.
Anniversaries – Sarah Goodway, Pat Hayward, James (Jim) Knight, Lucy McCluskey.