Have mercy, victor King, ever reigning!
Congratulations and welcome to Neil Bennett and John Johnstone. At the Easter Vigil,our parish community welcomed them into our faith by celebrating their initiation as full members of the Catholic Church. Please keep them in your prayers. They will continue to journey over the next few weeks through RCIA in the Easter period of Mystagogia (entering into the Mystery) – meetings with RCIA Team are 4th & 18th April at 7 p.m. in the Hut, and we’ll have an RCIA Fish Supper Night just before summer.
Divine Mercy Mass - St. Patrick's, Dumbarton next Sunday 8th April at 3 p.m. 2.30 p.m. procession and blessing of Image.Chaplet and Litany of Divine Mercy. Confessions will be heard during chaplet.Veneration of the Divine Mercy Image will take place at the end of mass.after Mass.most welcome.
First Confession - Sacrament of Reconciliation- Dates and Times for Primary Three - Saturdays 10.30am – 11.00 a.m; & 5.15 p.m. – 5.45 p.m.; Sundays 9.15 – 9.40 a.m. Family members are encouraged, too, to take the opportunity to go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
New Gift Aid Envelopes - 2018/2019 - Parishioners who have still to collect their new box of envelopes, please call number below. New envelopes should be used from 8 April 2018. Any remaining old envelopes, in your current box, should be destroyed. If you are a taxpayer and would like to sign up to make donations via Gift Aid, please speak with one of the F&F team or enter you name and address etc. on the sign-up sheet in the porch, or call 942 4635 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, HMRC refund last year was about £15,000 - many thanks to you all in helping to achieve this amount.
St. Andrew’s Finance & Fabric Team.
The Liturgical Aftermath of the Second Vatican Council – a talk by The Right Honourable Lord Gill. Thursday 12th April 5.30 p.m. Hillhead Library. See poster for more details and information.
Nominations for Parish Pastoral Council. Pick up a form from the porch. Members are normally appointed to serve a three year term and membership is open to active parishioners over the age of 16. Please return nomination form by Sunday, 29th April 2018. The Council is a planning body of parishioners which fosters the full participation of the entire parish in the life and mission of the Church as lived out in St. Andrew’s Parish. In consultation with the Parish Priest, the PPC actively listens to and identifies the needs and concerns of parishioners and helps develop a plan to respond to those needs.
Please help the Passkeepers by leaving your hymn books and order of Mass cards tidily after Masses, and by taking your bulletin away with you. Many thanks.
Rachel’s Vineyard is a safe place to renew and rebuild your life after experiencing the trauma of abortion. The healing weekends offer a supportive, confidential and non-judgemental environment where women and men can deal with painful post-abortive emotions. On Divine Mercy Sunday, (next weekend 7th/8th April) we welcome a speaker who will give an information appeal on their behalf.
The Dream of Gerontius portrays the passage of the Soul after death on its way to Paradise, meeting on the way Demons (intent on enticing him to the other place) and accompanied by Souls already ‘home’ (encouraging him to remain steadfast on his dramatic journey). It also includes Henry Cardinal Newman’s epic poem and uplifting hymn setting of ‘Praise to the Holiest in the Heights’. Sir Edward Elgar’s very emotional masterpiece will be performed in Glasgow City Halls on Saturday 29th April by Bearsden Choir. Tickets (numbered) can be obtained via the Choir website or from Chris Sanders (0141 942 7519). Handbill with more details on Narthax noticeboard.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – each Saturday from 10.30 a.m. until 12.30 p.m. Please consider coming to spend some time in adoration and prayer each Saturday.
Soup Run –Friday 6th April. Food donations (sandwiches, biscuits, soft fruit & crisps) plus donations of soap, toothpaste, deodorant, feminine hygiene products etc. would be gratefully received.Lower Hall opens 6.30 p.m. Soup Run leaves 7.15 p.m. Many thanks.
The Soup Run Team
Autism Bake Sale in aid of East Dunbartonshire Carers Link on 20th April 9am - 11am in St Andrew’s Primary, Bearsden. All welcome. Donations of home baking will be greatly received. Any queries please contact Suzanne Gahagan 07757 383 843.
SVDP. The Society’s Summer Charity Concert will take place on Friday 18th May in the Woodside Halls at 7.30 p.m. Full details can be found on the poster in the Church porch. Your support for this event is much appreciated.
Music - If you would like to get involved and join the parish’s music ministry as an organist, pianist, instrumentalist or cantor, please contact Sally Mulholland email@example.com It doesn’t need to be a permanent or regular commitment throughout the whole year. You might be a student and when home on holiday can help out for a couple of months. If you can help, please do get in touch.
Charity Concert in aid of the Jesuit Missions A concert will take place on Tuesday 3 April in the Assembly Hall of Glasgow school of Art 20 Scott Street Garnethill( 7.30 – 11.30 p.m. Bar + Food ) Tickets at door - admission £10 Entertainment will be provided by Frank O’Hagan and Friends plus The Christ the King Ceilidh Band.
Kevin Wyber is running in the London Marathonto raise funds for the Jesuit Missions - who respond to humanitarian emergencies and work with world’s poorest people- his target is £2000. All proceeds from the concert will go to helping him achieve this.
The Legion of Mary - new members always welcome. Meets on Mondays at 5 p.m. in the Hut.
Divine Mercy Novena is prayed weekdays after morning Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. All most welcome.
Padre Pio Prayer Group meets on Mondays at 7p.m. All welcome. For information or interest, please contact Kay Dick 0141 942 7771 or Kate Hay 0141 931 5154.
SCIAF Wee Boxes to be handed in, please, by Sunday 29th April.
St. Andrew’s Parish Groups—Accounts—Annual Return 2017/2018 Once again the Archdiocese require our financial account of Parish activities for the year 01 April 2017 to 29 March 2018. In compiling the Parish return the following information is required from each Group Leader/Treasurer. viz –
1.of Group/Activity; office holder name and contact telephone number.
2.copy of your Group accounts for the period 01 April 2017 to 29 March 2018 inclusive. Note Income/Expenditure accounts will suffice.
3.of the group bank book/statements for the year to include the closing balance at 29 March 2018 together with any comment you deem relevant to the group finances. The above information to Chapel House for the attention of Finance Team by 22nd April please!
Thanks and God Bless.
St Andrew’s Fabric & Finance Team.
Drumchapel Foodbank Can you bring an extra tin during Lent?
Appeal for volunteers for church cleaning. At present, the church is cleaned once a month (on the first Sunday) by a contract commercial cleaning firm. The church does, however, need to be cleaned more regularly. We would therefore like to try and re-establish a rota of volunteer cleaners. Could you give some of your time to help? Once every four weeks for a couple of hours? Would you consider being part of one of the teams? If you are interested, please contact 942 4635 / firstname.lastname@example.org The rota of volunteers would replace buying in the once a month service.
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Louise Dolan, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Joseph McDermid, Charlie Harper, John Gerard Miller, Michelle Rajab, Matthew Craig, Maurice Boyce, Maria Giovanazzi, Geraldine Moy, Pat O’Neill, Michael Timoney, Baby Julia McLeod, Charlene Bishop, Annamarie McGill, Gladys Chapman, Angela McLeod, Leo Shiels, Charles Kerr, Eleanor Cheyne, Elizabeth Cairns, Olivia McNulty.
Recently Dead—Eric Dick, Rae Young, Gemma McDevitt, Philomena Andrews, Arnaud Beltrame, Chris McGeoch, Sarah Coyle.
Anniversaries--James McCluskey, Elaine Frances McKenzie