All P3 parents intending to present their child for the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Lent 2023, please collect before Mass an enrolment form from the sacristy.
P7 parents should collect an enrolment form for Confirmation. All forms are to be returned, please, by Sunday, Oct 30.
P4 parents are not required to re-enrol. Your form and all the details on it from last year (P3) will automatically roll on to the P4 list.
Support For Drumchapel Foodbank As the cost of living continues to rise, please give thought to how you might contribute to St Andrew’s support for Drumchapel Foodbank. There are three ways you can help, by: (i) placing non-perishable food items in the box in the porch of the Chapel House; (ii) making a financial donation labelled “Foodbank” (cash, cheques or bank transfers to St Andrew’s Church); and (iii) volunteering to join the rota of volunteers who deliver food donations to the Foodbank on Mondays. This involves a one-hour commitment once every month or so and requires the use of a car. Please contact Fr Mackle if you would like any further information on any of these.
Blessed Carlo Acutis evening usingthe big screen - next Sat 24th Sep after 5.00p.m. Mass Do come along and find out about this very ordinary Teenager who undertook a very extraordinary mission in relation to the Eucharist. All most welcome, particularly Teenagers and P7 pupils who are due for Confirmation. Tea/Coffee/ will be served.
Children’s Choir ~ for all P4-P7s of the parish .Older children S1-6 who have missed out because of the pandemic, are most welcome to join too. Please contact Annamaria Strachan (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions and/or to sign up.
We’re still looking for the loan of a few more exercise bikes for our 3rd December youth event. (We can arrange pick-up and return.) The fundraiser, aimed at participants aged between 12 and 22, will provide a boost to our support for local foodbanks and the soup run. If we can borrow a stationary bike from you, please email us:email@example.com
St. Andrew's Lunch Club - "open to all" 12.30 -2 30pm 1st & 3rd Thursdays. Do come along ~ enjoy good company, delicious food, and a good friendly chit chat.
Before receiving Holy Communion, we are asked to make some preparatory act of reverence such as a bow.
Evening trip to Carfin - Bus will leave from Milngavie Railway Station on Thursday 13th October at 6pm and return around 9pm.
Save the Date ~ Season of Creation runs through to the feast of St Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of creation – 4th Oct.
You are invited to come along to the church to pray the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary for the Care of Creation on Sunday 2nd Oct at 4.30pm. Some decades will be prayed outdoors in the Jubilee garden and in the upper hall garden – weather permitting.
“Mary, the Mother who cared for Jesus, now cares with maternal affection and pain
for this wounded world” Laudato Si 241
For women affected by separation and divorce – next meeting of this confidential and peer support group is Fri 7thOct in St Patrick's hall, Dumbarton 6pm - 8pm. All new members are most welcome. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Forthcoming Special Collections – Sea Sunday 2nd Oct; Mission Sunday 23rd Oct
Legion of Mary Wayside Club, 90th Anniversary. There will be a Mass of Thanksgiving in Blessed John Duns Scotus this Sunday 18th September Principal Celebrant: Archbishop Nolan. All are most welcome. The Wayside Club - meeting the needs of the homeless and those suffering from hardship and addiction.
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 Tuesday (pm) before publication. Copies of the bulletin are available on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, the parish website and on our noticeboard.
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week - Sunday 18th September (UN International Day of Peace is observed on 21st September)"Peacemaking calls for courage, much more so than warfare. It calls for the courage to say yes to encounter and no to conflict: yes to dialogue and no to violence; yes to negotiations and no to hostilities; yes to respect for agreements and no to acts of provocation; yes to sincerity and no to duplicity. All of this takes courage, it takes strength and tenacity."
Pope Francis, Invocation for Peace with President Shimon Peres and President Mahmoud Abbas, 9 June 2014
Please come along and join us for a cuppa, a chat and some delicious home baking. This month we are raising funds for The National Autistic Society of Scotland. Many, many thanks to all who came along to last month’s coffee morning, (the first after Covid), at which the sum of £84 was raised for Caritas’ Ukrainian Appeal.
Season of Creation - Week 4
Everything we buy has a Carbon cost. This week, EcoCongregation Scotland has organised a Zoom discussion on the topic “Think before you buy”on Wednesday 21st Sept at 7.30pm with Miriam Adcock from Zero Waste Scotland. Register through their website www.ecocongregationscotland.org.
Laudato Si’ - On Care for our Common Home - Many of those who possess more resources and economic or political power seem mostly to be concerned with masking the problems or concealing their symptoms, simply making efforts to reduce some of the negative impacts of climate change. However, many of these symptoms indicate that such effects will continue to worsen if we continue with current models of production and consumption. (#26)
Recently Dead: Queen Elizabeth, Luke Farrell, John Lennon, Veronica Livingston, Maureen Love, Bernie McDaid, Benedict McDonald, Veronica O’Neil, Rev Jack Paterson.
Anniversary: Angie Bowden, Jack Coyle, Philip Porter Bridie Tolland, John Tully, Frank Ward
Six Months’ Mind: George Ward.