so that those who do not see might see,
and those who do see might become blind.”
Coffee Morning do call in to the upper hall after 10 am Mass, for tea, coffee and some delicious home baking. This month we are raising funds for SCIAF’s Ukraine Emergency Appeal. Last month we donated £307.50 to Fr Mathew Paramoottil’s parish school in India. Thank you for your generosity.
The Befriending Service for adults provides social support by way of chatting: by phone, in groups or with one volunteer. It has social events and a new service for school children. Anyone who needs the service or wants to volunteer can chat with Brian or Alyson at today’s coffee morning today.
New Deaneries – St Andrew’s is now in Dunbartonshire East Deanery, the Dean of which is Fr John Campbell, Sacred Heart, Cumbernauld. More information soon regarding setting up a Deanery Council.
Lenten Stations of the Cross ~ Fridays at 6pm. Church open daily until 5pm.
Adoration for Lent: 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 each Saturday during Lent from 10am until 11am , with Confessions throughout. Sunday Confessions will be from 9.15am until 9.45am.
Primary Three’s celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation (First Confession) – next Saturday 25th March 10 am and 11am. Fr Currie will be assisting with Confessions, which will be at the altar area. Family members are encouraged to take the opportunity, too, for Confession, which is always a good thing to do, especially during Lent.
Confirmation - P7 ~ SAS & St Joseph’s CatClub 16th Apr 3 – 5pm in St Andrew’s
To all P3 & P4 parents ~ SAS (St Andrew’s Squad)
P3 ~ Sunday 23rd April. 9.00am – 9.45am in the upper hall.
P4 ~ Sundays 16th April & 7th May 9.00am – 9.45am upper hall.
Please keep in your prayers Gemma and Millie who will be received into the Church at Easter.
Caritas Award – Congratulations to Lola Kennedy and Hannah Quinn, who have been successful in passing their Caritas Award. The Caritas marker has praised both of them highly for the quality of their responses and their volunteering work. They will join hundreds of young people from across Scotland on 6th June at the Clyde Auditorium to be presented with the Caritas Award. For information about the Award, visit www.caritasaward.org. If you will be in your final year of school after summer and are interested in becoming a candidate for the 2023 / 2024 Caritas award, let us know.
Bereavement Support - Cruse Bereavement will be visiting Holy Cross, Croy Tues 4th Apr 1.30 - 2.30pm. All are welcome to attend to hear about their work and what their Trained Counsellors can offer. Discretion will be of the upmost requirement. Visit https://www.crusescotland.org.uk/ or try Free Helpline: 0808 802 6161 Monday to Friday 9am - 8pm, weekends 10am - 2pm.
The statue of St. Michael the Archangel which is making its pilgrim way around parishes in Scotland will be with us from 22nd until 29th March. There will be a chance to pray before the statue, asking the intercession of the holy archangel, and placing our written petitions which will be remembered in the Masses celebrated while the statue is with us.
Washing of the Feet – Volunteers required to have their feet washed at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7pm Thurs 6April. Please enter your name on the sign-up sheet in the porch.
2nd Collection during Lent is taken up to support our sick and retired priests. This Sunday, the collection is exclusively for SCIAF. Wee boxes available in the porch.
Good resources here for Sacramental Preparation and Lent 2023 https://www.youtube.com/@awordinyourear
Legion of Mary meets on Tuesdays 7pm - 8.30pm New members always welcome. If you are interested in being part of the Legion’s work and would like further information, please contact Fr. Mackle or firstname.lastname@example.org,
You can raise FREE donations for the parish every time you shop online. Take a moment to sign up at https://tinyurl.com/standrews-easyfundraisin
Laudato Si’ - On Care for our Common Home - Many cities are huge, inefficient structures, excessively wasteful of energy and water. Neighbourhoods, even those recently built, are congested, chaotic and lacking in sufficient green space. We were not meant to be inundated by cement, asphalt, glass and metal, and deprived of physical contact with nature. (#44)
Parish Bulletin: Items for inclusion should be sent in by 6 p.m. on the Tuesday before publication. Copies of the bulletin are available on Facebook, Twitter, the parish website/by email link (to all those on the Parish database) and on the noticeboards in the Church porch and the Church grounds.
Before receiving Holy Communion, we are asked to make some act of reverence such as a bow.
For women affected by separation and divorce – confidential and peer support Fri 7th April St Patrick's, Dumbarton 6-8pm. email@example.com
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 evenings each week from Marks & Spencers 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 - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Turnbull Times - Latest edition on this link.
Recently Dead: Baby Mathias, Tom Boyd, Tommy Daniels, Bridget Hill, Anne Marie Kane, David Kingston, Richard Mack, Maureen Croal, Jim Keegan, Arthur Ketley, John MacDonald, Susan McGarry, Frank Morton, Chris Shevlane, Ian Stother.
Anniversary: Beatrice Begen, Nuala Buchanan, Graham Jackson, Sylvester Jackson, Terry McGahan, Edward Noble, Betty O’Callaghan, Michael O’Gorman.
Six Months’ Mind: Leanne Donnelly.