whoever eats this bread will live forever."
World Meeting of Families will meet in Rome from 22 – 26 June. The theme is Family Love: a Vocation and a Path to Holiness. You can follow the events at www.romefamily2022. Pick up from the porch the official WMoF prayer card and say the prayer in the run up to next weekend.
Before receiving Holy Communion, we are asked to make some preparatory act of reverence such as a bow.
Interested in becoming a Catholic?– Not baptised? Baptised in another faith? RCIA will begin in the autumn. The programme of learning and instruction prepares adults for the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Please speak to Fr. Mackle if you would like to know more about RCIA and the Catholic faith.
Synod Update ~ The Diocesan Synod Team’s Report will be presented to Archbishop Nolan in the Cathedral at 7pm this evening (Sunday) during Evening Prayer. All most welcome.
As from 27th June, the church will open Monday to Friday until 5pm, and on Saturday until the 5pm vigil. Call in and enjoy the peace and quiet, and take time to sit in the stillness in the silence of God. Teas / coffees are served in the Hut after daily Mass. All most welcome.
SPRED. A huge thank you to the wonderful parishioners of St Andrew's for their generosity in buying raffle tickets for our grand raffle which was drawn on Friday 10 th June at our Annual Ceilidh in St Thomas's, Riddrie. Unfortunately, there were no winning tickets for our parishioners this time. Here's to next year!!!! Lorna Donnelly.
Happy retirement: Our very best wishes go to Mrs Nadia Quail for every peace and happiness in her well earned and richly deserved retirement. We thank her for her 40-plus years of hard work, dedication and commitment to teaching in both St Andrew’s Primary and St Nicholas’. All of us in St Andrew’s and St Joseph’s parishes wish Mrs Quail every happiness, good health and joy in her retirement.
Great buzz in a full hall last Sunday with Fab fun and games for all the new P1s. Huge thanks to all the P1 families for coming along. Well done to the Youth Team organising everything. Huge thanks to the PFFA P6 pupils for all their terrific help being buddies. Have a great summer holiday, everyone. Looking forward to the new term with the new P1s
Laudato Si’ - The misuse of creation begins when we no longer recognize any higher instance than ourselves, when we see nothing else but ourselves. (#6)
Monday 20th June marks World Refugee Day and the start of Refugee Week. 20 -26 June It is an annual festival which celebrates the contribution of refugees to society in Scotland, enables people from different backgrounds to connect beyond labels, as well as encouraging understanding of why people are displaced, and the challenges they face when seeking safety. We currently have the highest numbers of displaced people in human history, and the causes, war, persecution, extreme poverty and the climate crisis remain unaddressed. A daily reflection, accompanied by quotations from Pope Francis, and a short prayer, can be downloaded here; refugee week 2022 reflections.pdf (justiceandpeacescotland.org.uk)
Next Special Collection – Peter’s Pence 26th June.
The Universe Catholic Weekly last week launched its new online newspaper. You can order your Digital 4 weeks FREE trial supply by calling Michelle on 0743 661 7650 or email: email@example.com
Final year at school? Like to do the Caritas Award – The Award celebrates the faith witness which Caritas candidates give within their home, school and parish. For more information, visit sces.org.uk/caritas-award. If you will be in your final year after summer, or just finished high school and are interested in Caritas Award 2023, speak to Fr. Mackle or contact Elizabeth Reid at Elizabeth_reid@ntlworld.com
Evening Pilgrimage to Carfin for St Joseph’s and St Andrew’s– Wednesday 13th July . Bus will leave at 6.00pm at Milngavie Railway Station. All most welcome.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Saturdays 10am – 11am. Confessions throughout
Confessions – Also on Saturdays 4.15pm – 4.45pm & Sundays 9.15am – 9.40am
Induction Part 1
- Saturday 25th June at 10 a.m.
- Saturday 20th August at 10 a.m.
- Monday 19th September at 7 p.m.
- Monday 24th October at 7 p.m.
- Saturday 5th November 10 a.m.
- Monday 5th December at 7 p.m.
- Thursday 23rd June at 7 p.m.
- Thursday 11th August - 7 p.m.
- Monday 5th September -7 p.m.
- Thursday 6th October -7 p.m.
- Monday 7th November -7 p.m.
Peer Support Group for Women Of Faith Affected By Separation or Divorce first Friday monthly 6 p.m. St Patrick's, Dumbarton. For information contact 07970 928028.
An interview with Tricia Imrie, founder member of For Women ~ a new group in tne archdiocese to support women who face divorce and separation.
The Pope's Instagram (@Franciscus)
The Pope’s monthly video
Great resources of contemporary commentary by the Holy Father on current issues.
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 bulletin page, click on subscribe to receive the bulletin when it's published.
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, Instagram, the parish website and on our noticeboard.
Above is a novena for a prayerful lead up to the feast. It starts on Saturday 18th June ~ nine days of prayer to obtain special graces, special favours, or make special petitions.
Recently Dead: Mamie Duffy, Patricia Sheridan, Jane Thompson.
Anniversary: Gerry Banks, Mary McIlroy.
Three Months’ Mind – George Ward.