and have you rise from them."
Coffee Morning Please come along and join us for a cuppa, a chat and some delicious home baking today, Sunday, after 10am Mass in the Upper Hall. This month we will be raising funds for the National Autistic Society, Scotland.
Passover Meal - Wednesday March 28th Upper Hall:30pm: If you intend to participate in this event please add your name to the sign-up sheet in the porch .you are willing to help with preparations on the day please add your name to the separate red column.
First Confession - Sacrament of Reconciliation- Dates and Times for Primary Three - During the Season of Lent (up to Easter Sunday, 1st) Saturdays 10.30am – 11.00am; & 5.15pm – 5.45pm; Sundays 9.15 – 9.40am. Family members are encouraged, too, to take the opportunity to go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Volunteers required to have their feet washed at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7.30pm Thursday 29th March. Please enter your name on the sign up sheet on the noticeboard.
Lenten Gospel Reflection Session - Monday 26th March after the 10am Mass in the Upper Hall. session will reflect on the Gospel Reading for the Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper.If you can, please join us for tea/coffee and a reflective and enjoyable discussion.
Lentfest 2018 - The Dementia Journey with Faith and the Arts. One of the many events of Lentfest, a day devoted to the positive impact of Faith and the Arts on those living with dementia, supported by Alzheimer Scotland, Playlists for Life and the Scottish Catholic Medical Association. Next Saturday 24 March, 10am – 4pm, Our Lady & St George’s, Sandwood Road, Penilee, G52 2QE. All most welcome. For further information see Lentfest Brochure in porch or contact Anne O’Donnell at Alzheimer Scotland on 0141 946 0966 or AGAP on 0141 552 5527.
Easter Vigil – 7.30pm on Saturday 31st March. If you have never been to an Easter Vigil Liturgy before, it is well worth attending. It will begin with the blessing of the Easter fire in the grounds behind the hall. Neil and John, who for the past year have been journeying through RCIA, will be fully received into the Church at this Mass. Refreshments will be served in the hall afterwards. Please do make an effort to come along. Please note, there will be no vigil Mass at 6pm on 31st March.
Way of the Cross – Monday 26th March at 7.30pm with our friends from the Association of Bearsden Churches and the parishioners from St Joseph’s and St Benedict’s followed by refreshments in the hall. All most welcome.
Parish Spred Lenten Mass - 12noon today Sunday 18th March. All most welcome. Please join us afterwards in the Lower Hall for tea, coffee and a chat.
Rescheduled dates for Professor Stephen McKinney’s talks on “1918-2018: 100 years of Scottish Catholic School Education” – Thursdays 29th November and 6th December. Centenary theme, “Catholic Schools – Good for Scotland”.
St John Ogilvie Campaign to erect a statue at the Tontine Building at Glasgow Cross. Pick up a campaign pamphlet from the porch.
Remember in your prayers Neil and John who are journeying through RCIA process of becoming Catholics this Easter. A special stage of the process with prayersand the presentation of the Creed and the Our Father will take place at the 10am Mass on Tuesday 20th March.
Nominations for Parish Pastoral Council. Pick up a form from the porch. Members are normally appointed to serve a three year term and membership is open to active parishioners over the age of 16. Please return nomination form by Sunday, 29th April 2018. The Council is a planning body of parishioners which fosters the full participation of the entire parish in the life and mission of the Church as lived out in St. Andrew’s Parish. In consultation with the Parish Priest, the PPC actively listens to and identifies the needs and concerns of parishioners and helps develop a plan to respond to those needs.
Music - The music ministry in St Andrew’s is an important part of the Liturgy. We always like to try and ensure that all the weekend Masses are covered musically. Some, at present, unfortunately, are not. If you would like to get involved and join the parish’s music ministry as an organist, pianist, instrumentalist or cantor, please contact Sally Mulholland email@example.com It doesn’t need to be a permanent or regular commitment throughout the whole year. You might be a student and when home on holiday can help out for a couple of months. If you can help, please do get in touch.
The Mass of Ordination of Vincent Toal (former editor of Flourish) will be celebrated by the Archbishop in Saint Andrew’s Cathedral on Monday 19th March at 6.30 pm. All are welcome to this Mass and also to the Mass of Thanksgiving on Tuesday 20th March at 6.30 pm in Saint Joseph’s Parish, Tollcross.
Fertility Care Scotland is looking for people to be trained to be teachers in the Billings Ovulation Method. If you are interested, please contact Elaine McGill 221 0858 / firstname.lastname@example.org Visit www.fertilitycare.org.uk The next Teacher Training Course will be 31st May – 3rd June at Schoenstatt, Campsie Glen. The parish has sponsored one place on the course to cover the course fee of £360.
Appeal for volunteers for church cleaning. At present, the church is cleaned once a month (on the first Sunday) by a contract commercial cleaning firm. The church does, however, need to be cleaned more regularly. We would therefore like to try and re-establish a rota of volunteer cleaners. Could you give some of your time to help? Once every four weeks for a couple of hours? Would you consider being part of one of the teams? If you are interested, please contact 942 4635 / email@example.com The rota of volunteers would replace buying in the once a month service.
Child Refugees: The UK Response. In 2016, the UK Government agreed to the scheme proposed by the Labour peer Alf Dubs to admit around 3,000 unaccompanied child refugees.This was reckoned to be our “fair share” of the 90,000 or so child refugees travelling alone in Europe. By 2017 just 200 children had been admitted. Thousands of unaccompanied children have since disappeared, some stuck in shelters in Greece, with many left homeless to fend for themselves, some of whom have made the perilous journey to seek to enter the UK illegally, while others have been kidnapped and sold as slaves. Alf Dubs, who was himself a child refugee from Nazi oppression has described this situation as disgraceful, commenting that he is bitterly disappointed by the pathetic UK response.
Please write to our MP Jo Swinson Unit 44c Huntershill Village, 102 Crowhill Road, Bishopbriggs, G64 1RP – a brief, hand-written letter is most effective - or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. (St Andrew’s & St Joseph’s Justice and Peace Group)
Stations of the Cross Crossword for older children. Copies in the porch.
Stations of the Cross – Fridays in Lent at 7pm.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – each Saturday from 10.30am until 12.30pm. Please consider coming to spend some time in adoration and prayer each Saturday, especially during Lent.
Drumchapel Foodbank Can you bring an extra tin during Lent?
Day of Confessions in St Andrew’s Cathedral - 7.45am to 5.45pm on Thurs 22nd March. This may be handy for you if you are in the city centre for work or shopping.
Our Parish Library has a very extensive range of books and DVDs covering a wide variety of religious topics. We would like to encourage you to have a look at the books and DVDs.
The Legion of Mary - new members always welcome. Meets on Mondays at 5pm in the Hut.
Divine Mercy Novena is prayed weekdays after morning Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. All most welcome.
Padre Pio Prayer Group meets on Mondays at 7pm. All welcome. For information or interest, please contact Kay Dick 0141 942 7771 or Kate Hay 0141 931 5154.
St. Andrew’s Parish Groups—Accounts—Annual Return 2017/2018 Once again the Archdiocese require our financial account of Parish activities for the year 01 April 2017 to 29 March 2018. In compiling the Parish return the following information is required from each Group Leader/Treasurer. viz -
Name of Group/Activity; office holder name and contact telephone number.
A copy of your Group accounts for the period 01 April 2017 to 29 March 2018 inclusive. Note Income/Expenditure accounts will suffice.
Sight of the group bank book/statements for the year to include the closing balance at 29 March 2018 together with any comment you deem relevant to the group finances.
The above information to Chapel House for the attention of Finance Team by 22nd April please! Thanks and God Bless St Andrew’s Fabric & Finance Team.
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Louise Dolan, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Joseph McDermid, Charlie Harper, John Gerard Miller, Michelle Rajab, Matthew Craig, Maurice Boyce, Maria Giovanazzi, Geraldine Moy, Pat O’Neill, Michael Timoney, Baby Julia McLeod, Charlene Bishop, Annamarie McGill, Gladys Chapman, Angela McLeod, Geoff Martin, Leo Shiels, Charles Kerr, Eleanor Cheyne, Elizabeth Cairns, Eric Dick.
Recently Dead—Pat Fearon, Steve Henderson, Rae Young, Don Trainer, Terry Walters, Bernard Harkins, Patricia Franchi, Graeme Stuart, Pat Jenkins, Josephine Kelly, Billy Lyons, Mary (Maisie) Rafferty.
Months Mind--Rev. Canon Jarlath Cushman, Mary & Michael Moss.
Anniversaries--Agnes Gallagher, Jenny McCarron, Edward Noble, Jack & Sarah Corish, Kathleen Ballingall, Betty O’Callaghan.