All who come to him will live forever."
Last coffee morning before summer – today - to raise funds for research into dementia. Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity. Almost one million people in the UK are living with Dementia right now (up nearly 25% in the last decade). There are currently no treatments available in the UK to stop the disease. Through donations, this charity aims to develop ways to prevent, treat and ultimately cure all forms of dementia. There aren’t many of us whose lives haven’t been touched by someone who is living with dementia. We know what a cruel disease it is. Do come along - treat your dad/grandad to some delicious home-baking on this Father’s Day and remember our dear parishioners who have lost their lives to this disease and help raise funds so that in the future our loved ones may have new treatments which they can access. Thank you.
The family of Elise O’Hagan RIP
Congratulations go to the Pope Francis Faith Award P7 champions who will be receiving their award at a ceremony on Thursday, 22nd June at 2.15pm in St Nicholas’. This is great news for the school and both parish communities. Parents and family members are invited to attend. Look out for the PFFA pics online. P5s, it’s time to start thinking about becoming a PFFA candidate.
A Mission Appeal will be made at all our Masses next weekend by Sr Pennie of The Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. The second collection will be our donation to help the Sisters in their missionary work. They work with the poorest of the poor to identify and transform underlying causes such as human trafficking, orphans and street children and HIV / Aids awareness, and they run many oversees health and education projects.
Family Quiz Night fundraiser for WYD23 Lisbon - with a buffet and bar - £5 per adult and £2.50 per child on Sat1st July at 6.15pm in the upper hall. Questions will be fun and suitable for all ages. Tickets on sale after every Mass the weekend before, by contacting StAndrewshalls@outlook.com or by seeing me at any of the Vigil Masses.
Thank you all in advance and if you have any questions about World Youth Day, please feel free to ask! Hannah Quinn
Evangelisation - How can I do it? We’d like to form a Parish Visiting Team. The Legion of Mary team from Ireland who were with us in September 2019, provided us with a good list of households who said they would be happy to be revisited. This follow up work was started but then lockdown hit. We would now like to resume this work. There are still about 60 homes to be revisited. If you would like to become part of a team of volunteer visitors, please contact Ann Colraine at firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to Fr Mackle. Volunteers would be given some formation / training and would visit in pairs. They would be required to complete a Safeguarding form and attend the Safeguarding Induction course.
Deanery Walk / Cycle for Vocations to the Diaconate, to the Priesthood and to the Religious Life. Leaving Holy Cross, Croy at 12.45pm next Sunday, 25th June to reach Carmelite Monastery, Waterside, Kirkintilloch at 4pm.
The paperback edition of People I Met on the Way by Father Joseph Dillon is now available to purchase on Amazon.co.uk at a cost of £12.00 (or for European friends and relatives its 15 Euros).
There will be a feature on Fr Joe and his visit to St Andrew’s and Gavin’s Mill in the July issue of Flourish and also in the Bearsden and Milngavie Community Magazine.
A limited stock of first edition signed copies are available at Gavin’s Mill in Milngavie.
Weekend of Action – Over the last weekend in June, 23rd – 25th, J & P Scotland have planned a ‘Weekend of Action’ and we hope you’ll join us. #WeekendOfAction #SaveOurCommonHome #NuclearBan #RefugeesWelcome
Day for Life 2023. Letter from Bishop John Keenan on this link.
Laudato Si’ - On Care for our Common Home - Today, however, we have to realize that a true ecological approach always becomes a social approach; it must integrate questions of justice in debates on the environment, so as to hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor. (#49)
Great Caritas pics on our social media. Going into your final year of school after summer? Interested in becoming a Caritas candidate? Get in touch. Visit www.caritasaward.org.
St Nicholas' Leavers' Mass and presentation to say farewell to the school's P7 pupils will be held on Tuesday 27th June at 6.30pm in the school. Parents and family members most welcome. The P7s will be very much missed. We wish them the very best of luck for the future. We wish them, too, and their families and the whole school community a lovely summer!
Evening Pilgrimage to Carfin for St Joseph’s and St Andrew’s – Thursday 13th July. Bus will leave at 6.00pm at Milngavie Station £8. All most welcome. Please put your name on the list in the porch or email email@example.com For transport to Milngavie Station please indicate on the list and someone will be in touch.
The church is open until 5pm Mon to Fri. Call in and enjoy the peace and quiet, and take time to sit in the stillness in the silence of God.
Tea is served in the hut after daily Mass Mon to Thurs. All most welcome.
Before receiving Holy Communion, we are asked to make some act of reverence such as a bow.
Saturday Adoration Do come and spend some time each week to be still before God at our Saturday Adoration. If shopping at the cross, or out for a coffee, pop in to St Andrew's for some quiet prayer. Have a heart to heart with God. Saturday 10am until 11am , with Confessions throughout. Sunday Confession 9.15am until 9.45am.
For women affected by separation and divorce – confidential and peer support Friday 7th July 2023 St Patrick's, Dumbarton 6-8p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org
Drumchapel Foodbank. 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 7 eveningseach week from Marks & Spencer Milngavie for delivery to St Gregory’s Foodbank for families and Aspire West end to support those trying to get back on their feet. If you are interested in volunteering once or twice a month, please get in touch with Veronica McLaughlin - email@example.com.
You can raise FREE donations for the parish every time you shop online. Take a moment to sign up at https://tinyurl.com/standrews-easyfundraising Easyfunding pinged £68 to us recently.
Parish Bulletin: Items for inclusion should be sent in by 6 p.m. on the Tuesday before publication. The Parish Bulletin is available weekly on our website/by email for all those on our Parish database and on the noticeboards in the Church porch and the Church grounds.
Recently Dead: Marta Karbic and Martha Kane
Anniversary: Robina Burnett, George Connor, Mary Cox, Emelio Di MeoBrian Kennedy, Donald MacLean, Joan Mackie, Mary McIlroy, David McLelland, Mark Sanders and Charles Whitelaw.