love one another as I have loved you."
First Communicants Thanksgiving Mass–am 2nd followed by a party in the Hall.
The Piety Stall has large selection of First Communion cards and gifts on sale.
Before receiving Holy Communion, we are asked to make some preparatory act of reverence such as a bow. This should be made just before receiving Communion. General Instruction of the Roman Missal, No. 160 states: "When receiving Holy Communion, the communicant bows his or her head before the Sacrament as a gesture of reverence and receives the Body of the Lord from the minister. The consecrated host may be received either on the tongue or in the hand, at the discretion of each communicant. When Holy Communion is received under both kinds, the sign of reverence is also made before receiving the Precious Blood."
May Devotions –& Benediction – Sundays at 4.30pm.
The 31 Club –Anyone can join. Offer one Mass each month for Church vocations. All that is looked for is a personal commitment to attend and offer up a Mass for vocations. You pick a day in the month that suits. Just sign or initial a date on the 31 Club sheet in the porch. Promoted by Glasgow Serra.
Lord, Make Me Know Your Ways- Could God be calling you to serve as a priest? Please get in touch to find out more about discerning your vocation. Monthly evenings of discernment take place at Turnbull Hall. For information and details, please call Fr Ross Campbell on 339 4315. Email: Ross.Campbell.firstname.lastname@example.org
RCIA Fish Supper Night– 7thJune. With all good wishes for the Easter Season. “The spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you”. Romans 8:11
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. speak to Fr. Mackle if you would like to know more about RCIA and the Catholic faith.
St Nicholas' Choir The dates for this term are May 19th, June 9th& 16th. All at 10am Mass. Annamaria Strachan 0141 942 9799 / 07749715514—email@example.com
A kind benefactor has given us a lovely gift of a new processional cross, which is positioned on the sanctuary. The former cross, which has now been modified to be wall hung, is being gifted, on behalf of St Andrew’s and St Joseph’s, to St Nicholas’ Primary for their Assembly Hall. It will be blessed during the school’s Ascension Thursday Mass on 30thMay.
St Nicholas’ Primary Parent Association Ladies’ Night: Join us for the first ever St Nicholas’ Primary PA Fundraiser Ladies’ Night at 7.30pm on 14th June in St Andrew’s Hall forschool funds and our nominated charity, The Spark. Tickets £10 include prosecco on arrival. There will be a raffle, £5 in an envelope competition and lots and lots of dancing!!!!Please contact Siobhan McManus 07850 212 951. BYOB event and for over 18s only!
Peregrinatio –We look forward to the members of the Legion of Mary joining us for the Pilgrimage for Christ week 24th– 31stAugust. We are very grateful to all those who have volunteered to help with the meals. Just a reminder that there is a meeting for all volunteers at 1pm in the upper hall on Saturday 1stJune.
Forthcoming meetings- If anyone has any matters they would like discussed at the Fabric & Finance meeting on 21st May, email firstname.lastname@example.org: and at the next meeting of Parish Pastoral Council on 6thJune, email email@example.com.
The church is open until 4.45pm (7.30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays) 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. All most welcome.
How to put a Youth Night together, 21st May: 7-9pm Youth Office, G1 4JY This training opportunity is for any parish that would like to push ahead with some kind of youth ministry or who have already done so. let the Youth Office know if you are going, and mention too to Fr Macklemairifirstname.lastname@example.org
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week Let us ask the Lord for the grace that a new wave of love for our neighbour may sweep over this poor world. Venerable Pope John Paul I
Friday 7th June: Bethlehem University: A Beacon of Hope. Talk by Br Peter Bray FSC, Vice Chancellor of Bethlehem University on the work done by the University in extremely trying circumstances. Bethlehem University is the only Catholic university in the Holy Land and 75% of its students are Muslim, and 25% Christian. His talk will mark the launch of a new charity, the Friends of Bethlehem University-GB. The talk will be at 5.00 p.m. in the University of Glasgow, St. Andrew’s Building, Lecture Theatre 213, 11 Eldon Street, Glasgow, G3 6LH. Refreshments provided. Contact: Paul Donnelly, email@example.com. Tel:07876562846.
“Human Trafficking is a form of slavery, a crime against humanity, a grave violation of human rights and an atrocious scourge. Let us do everything we can to raise public awareness …to rescue millions of children as well as adults.” Pope Francis 2018.
Police Scotland warn us that human trafficking exists in communities across Scotland and victims could be living next to you in both rural and city communities, a theme highlighted in the recent BBC drama Shetland.
Short film Open Wound, available on https;/m.youtube.com
or google Justice and Peace Scotland Human Trafficking Video, highlights awareness of this and in this week’s bulletin gives ideas on what we can all do to help. J&P
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.
Easter wishesand many thanks to all the parishioners for the Masses, gifts and good wishes. Rev William B Donnelly
Pilgrimage to Knock and Lough Derg/Donegal 2019:Monday 1st - Friday 5th July 2019.Knock and Lough Derg - £285; Knock and Donegal - £375.Single room supplement - Knock £10pppn; Donegal £20pppn.To book or for further information please contact: Day- Anne 07901 873259 firstname.lastname@example.org; Evening - Liam 0141 569 1982 email@example.com
There will be a Mass for the sick on Monday 17th June at 2pm where the sick and housebound will be brought to the church and all will receive the Sacrament of anointing of the sick during Mass. Anybody whose health is impaired by illness or advanced age, can receive this Sacrament. Regularly, the sick and housebound are cared for by the parish through a great network of extraordinary ministers working alongside the clergy. If you feel you or your loved one could benefit from the Sacrament of the sick, please don’t hesitate to contact 942 4635 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Extraordinary Ministers who visit the sick and the housebound of the parish. Next meeting Tuesday 4thJune 7pm in the chapel house.
Baptism Preparation Evening for parents and godparents – Thursday 6thJune at 7pm in the upper hall.
Caritas Award –Congratulations to Mairi Docherty, Andrew Hughes, John McLaughlin and Joseph O’Donnell, who will join hundreds of young people from across Scotland on Tuesday 28thMay at the Clyde Auditorium to be presented with the Caritas Award. The Pope Benedict XVI Caritas Award is a sign of their ongoing faith journey in response to God’s call of love. The Award celebrates the faith witness which our four Caritas candidates have given within their home, school and in the parish. Their involvement and help in areas such as passkeeping, parish youth events, the soup run, altar serving and music ministry have been greatly appreciated. For more information about the Caritas Awards, see porch noticeboard or visit www.caritasaward.org. If you will be in your final year of school after summer, or just finished secondary and are interested in becoming a candidate for the 2019 / 2020 Caritas award, speak to Fr. Mackle or contact Elizabeth Reid at Elizabeth_reid@ntlworld.com
Drumchapel Foodbank All donations of non -perishable food items and toiletries placed in the boxes in the church porch are gratefully received, and delivered every Monday.
Special Collections - Communications – 2ndJune; Pro Life – 9thJune
J S Bach B Minor Mass will be performed in Glasgow City Halls by Bearsden Choir on Sunday 19th May at 4pm to round off their Golden Jubilee Season, together with professional soloists and orchestra, under the baton of the dynamic Andrew Nunn. Tickets are still available, although half the seats have already gone. Details on handbill in Church porch, or phone Chris Sanders on 942 7519.
Emmaus Glasgow provides living and workspace for up to 24 previously home- less companions and is located in Hamiltonhill. Donations of furniture welcome. Call Gavin 342 4089. Van Mon—Fri to collect for free.
Please remember in your prayers those in need, those who are sick, and those in hospital.
Recently Dead--Molly McKendrie, Archie Linich, Camilla Sheridan, Rene Forsyth, Jack Moohan, Alec McGowan, Valerie Granger, Agnes Hamilton, Mrs Poli, Sally Kilbride, Kevin McPhilomey.
Anniversaries—Elizabeth Barrett, Dorothy Clarke, Bill Shillinglaw, Chic Kerr, Maureen Murdoch
Anniversaries—Chic Kerr, Andrew Scott, Bill English