he shall be the last of all and the servant of all.”
Dates for 2022 Sacraments
Sacrament of Reconciliation – Saturdays 12th and 19th March 10am – 11am
First Holy Communion – 14th & 15th May and 21st & 22nd May all at 2pm
Sacrament of Confirmation – 4th & 5th June both at 2pm.
We look forward to 2022 to the celebration of the Sacraments for the P3, P4 and P7 children. Each family will be advised, in due course, of their date, which will be allocated, similarly to this year, strictly alphabetically. As we are keen still to be cautious in these times, numbers of first
communicants and confirmandi at each Mass will be relatively small.
Our Youth COP 26 event - Anyone got a camera drone they could lend us or operate for us for a couple of hours at our COP 26 event? If you can help, please email email@example.com
Plastic bottles appeal - The young people of St Andrew's and St Joseph's would be really grateful if, over the next few weeks, you could keep your plastic bottles (all types, sizes and colours) for their COP 26 activities, and bring them along to Mass washed and clean, please. Many thanks.
ST ANDREWS IS LOOKING FOR NEW PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL MEMBERS Want to be part of a body in the Parish that works closely with the Parish Priest to support our parish? Then please consider the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC). Some of their recent work includes putting in place measures to allow Mass to resume safely during lockdown. Activities are varied from organising family BBQs, encouraging the youth of the Parish to contribute to Mass and get more involved in the life of the Parish and listening to the voice of Parishioners and directing Parish life to support these wishes. Nomination forms are available in the church Porch. The process of nomination is simple and forms need to be returned by next Sunday, 26 September. You will also need two sponsors. Please help support your Parish through involvement in this important body. Many thanks. Fr Mackle
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week – 19 September (UN International Day of Peace is observed on 21September) But peace does not consist merely in a hard, inflexible justice. It must be made acceptable and easy by being compounded almost equally of charity and a sincere desire for reconciliation. Pope Pius XI, Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio
Prayer Service for COP26 A service based on Laudato Si' in preparation for COP26, “A Prayer for Our Earth” will take place in St Peter’s, Partick, on Sunday 3rd October at 4pm. Open invitation to all.
All of last weekend’s collection, £756, went towards supporting the vital the work of SPRED (SPecial REligious Development) SPRED groups work throughout the Archdiocese to support parishioners who have a learning or developmental disability to take part in parish life. SPRED greatly appreciates your generosity. SPRED also need people to join their groups to share faith and friendship with someone who needs SPRED’s help. There is an evening here in St. Andrew’s this Wednesday 22nd September at 7 p.m. For details and information, call the SPRED office on 0141 770 5055 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Emmaus supports formerly homeless people by providing a home and meaningful work on one of their social enterprises. If your old furniture, sofas,white goods and electricals are in good condition, Emmaus will collect fir free. Call 0141 342 4089.
Considering Primary Teaching? Each year the Archdiocesan Primary Head Teacher Association offer advice and support to those considering a vocation in Catholic primary teaching. Visit their website: /www.rercglasgow.org/aphta-initial-teacher-education-support.html for online advice and support on the application and interview process for Initial Teacher Education programmes and for a mentor before 8th October.
Catholic Parliamentary Office – Sign up for the latest news and articles at rcpolitics.org. ~ raising Catholic pressing matters in a political forum ~ protecting Catholic values ~ making the voice of the Catholics heard in Scottish and UK Parliaments.
In this Year of St Joseph, which runs through to 8th December, please visit our sleeping St Joseph statue. You can write out a petition and place it under the statue. Let St Joseph ‘sleep on it’.
St Andrew’s ‘The 29 Club’ (200 Club ) - Season 2021/2 Membership renewal letters have now been issued to all current members of our Parish ‘29 Club’ for the new season starting October 2021. The present ’29 Club’ goes back 35 years to October 1986 and has raised support for our Parish Development Fund and many various charitable causes over the years. We hold a Christmas Draw early December with a top prize of £1000 + several £100 prizes and a Summer ‘Double’ Draw early June with 2 x £1000 prizes + more £100 prizes!!! New members are very welcome to join us for season 2021/22 with membership at only £6 per month by standing order or £65 by cheque. Alternatively you can make direct payments monthly or annually by electronic bank transfer to:- ‘St Andrew’s Church’ .at TSB Clydebank (Sort Code 87-37-39 a/c no 06021274) Simply contact Brian Donnelly by phone/email or speak to Fr Joe; Mgr Jim or any of the Parish Finance Team.
Peer Support Group for Women Of Faith Affected By Separation or Divorce meets first Friday of each month at 6p.m. at St Patrick's Church Hall, Dumbarton. For information and details, see 'Faith Living' Facebook group, which is the Archdiocese of Glasgow's New Evangelisation Group, or contact Tricia Imrie on 07970928028.
Justice and Peace Scotland highlights a campaign every month on which you can take action. September 2021 Campaign: Support Care Not Killing's campaign for proper funding of palliative care and ask Members of the Scottish Parliament to oppose the legalisation of euthanasia or assisted suicide in Scotland. https://carenotkilling.scot/
SEASON OF CREATION Each year from September 1 to October 4, the Christian family unites for this worldwide celebration of prayer and action to protect our common home. This year, let us pray for the success of COP26 and for our own efforts to care for creation. Give us, Lord, we pray, respect for the earth, renew within us Lord, a sense of its worth. Amen
Pope Francis on Twitter and Instagram. The Pope's Twitter (@Pontifex) and Instagram (@Franciscus) accounts are worth following for daily content relating to the Pope a d the Church in the world. Pope Francis uses his Twitter account to highlight topical issues as well as content from his writings.
The monthly Pope video is also a great resource of contemporary commentary by the Holy Father on current issues. The videos are available https://thepopevideo.org/
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 parish’s soup-run’s volunteers continue to collect food donations from M&S Byres Rd & Milngavie for delivery to Drumchapel & St Gregory’s Foodbanks, the Wayside Club & Aspire. Many thanks for good response to the recent appeal for help for holiday cover.
Parish Website – Bulletin - Just to say that on the latest page and the bulletin page, a subscribe button has been added which allows users to have a daily summary sent each morning with the previous day's posts. If you don't use social media, but would like to be kept posted, then all that's asked for is your email address – you can unsubscribe at any time – it's all clearly marked.
Parish Bulletin: Any items for inclusion in the bulletin (including names for recently dead, month's mind and anniversary lists) should be put through the letter box of the Chapel House or sent by email: email@example.com by 12 Noon on the Wednesday before publication. Copies of the bulletin are available on Facebook, Twitter, the parish website and on our exterior noticeboard.
Please keep all the sick and housebound in your prayers.
Recently Dead: Antonio Capaldi, Vincent Capaldi, Erma Coyle (Australia), James Docherty, Zhai Holt, Patricia Johnson, Moira McConville, Jim McDaid, Catherine McKillop, Gerard McMurrough, Nicholas Morton, George Stein, Edna Timoney.
Anniversaries: Charles and Rosie Boyle, Charles Boyle, Keith McVicar.
One Month’s Mind: Jim Kennedy.