hail the rock who saves us."
The St. Andrew’s Squad - (S.A.S.) today Sunday 1st Feb from 9.00 – 9.45am in the Upper Hall for all children in the parish making their First Reconciliation. Any queries please contact Margaret Hendry on 563 9993
St Blaise is patron saint of those with ailments of the throat. This Tuesday, 3rd February, in honour of the feast day of St. Blaise, after the 10am Mass, those who wish can come forward for a blessing to protect them against and heal them from throat ailments.
Primary Three Sacrament of Reconciliation - During The Season of Lent (18th Feb – 29th March) Saturdays 10.30am – 11.00am; & 5.15pm – 5.45pm; Sundays 9.15am – 9.40am.
First Holy Communion – Last Thursday’s parents meeting had to be cancelled, due to the snow. Please keep your eye on the bulletin for the date of the re-scheduled meeting. See the noticeboard for the date you have been allocated for your child’s First Holy Communion. Remember that children can only make their First Holy Communion if they have already been Baptised and made their First Confession.
Forty Hours Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will take place here in St Andrew’s Parish on 1st, 2nd & 3rd March. More details soon.
The Archbishop has returned home. He feels well and wanted to express his gratitude for all the prayers and good wishes he has received in recent days. He also asks for patience and understanding over the next few weeks as he cuts back on engagements in order to continue his recuperation.
RCIA Please keep in your prayers Jennifer Aire and Alison McDonald, who are engaged in the RCIA process of becoming Catholics this Easter. RCIA Retreat will be on 21st Feb, and the Rite of Election on the 22nd.
Bridie Grogan would like to thank the members of the St Pio Prayer Group for their prayers and support on the death of her husband, John. A Mass will be offered for their intentions.
A series of talks on the Catholic Faith for young people 16 – 25. Thursday evenings at Turnbull Hall. See porch for full details.
Parish Pastoral Council – this Thurs, 5th Feb 7.30pm in the hall. If anyone has any matters they would like discussed, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Reachout Editorial Team Meeting 9th Feb, 7.30pm in the chapel-house.
Liturgy Group Meeting – 10th Feb in the chapel-house. If anyone has any matters they would like discussed, please contact email@example.com
Halls Committee Meeting – 16th Feb 7.30pm in the Hut. If anyone has any matters they would like discussed, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Sun 22nd March 7.30pm. A date for your diary. Charity Concert with Scottish Classical singer Martin Aelred here in St Andrew’s in support of LET THE CHILDREN LIVE. Tickets on sale soon. Organised by St Andrew’s Justice and Peace Group.
The next soup run will be this Friday 6th Feb. Donations taken at the lower hall from 7pm. Soup, sandwiches, soft fruit, biscuits etc most welcome. Any queries please call Phyllis 570 1343. Many thanks for the continuing support.
Urgent Appeal for 5 male helpers to assist HCPT in looking after some of the male disabled at Hosanna House, Lourdes from July 10 -17. Cost £699. If you are able to help, please email email@example.com or call Robert Kinghorn 07842 142892
An Appeal to all artists and aspiring artists in St Andrew’s. You are invited to create a piece of art (tapestry, installation, photograph, pottery etc) in response to part of the Holy Week / Easter story. It could be a scene from the scriptures, or one of the Stations of the Cross. The choice is yours. Your piece of art will be part of an exhibition which will be mounted in St Andrew’s on Monday of Holy Week, and thereafter in New Kilpatrick Church until Easter Monday. This is a good opportunity particularly for those in the primary and secondary schools. Organised by the Association of Bearsden Churches. Speak to Fr Mackle if you are interested in taking part.
Diamond Dance in aid of the White Lily Fund which raises money for cancer research in the west of Scotland. Sat 14th March at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. It will be an evening of enjoyment with a champagne reception, followed by dinner and dancing......and the men are invited to this one but it's not solely for couples, we are happy for tables of women only, men only or mixed too. Why not get some friends interested and take a table of 10? As always, it will be a great night. Tickets £150 per couple; £75 per person. Contact Angela Bruno Angelabruno48@hotmail.co.uk 07730615045 or Veronica Maguire 07884468212 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children’s Choir 15th Feb, 8th & 15th March, 10th May, 14th & 21st June. Any queries, call Annamaria, 942 9799 / 07749715514 or email@example.com
Your Wee SCIAF Box will be available soon. UK Government will match every pound donated to SCIAF’s 50th anniversary Wee Box, Big Change appeal this Lent.
Calling all home bakers !! We are looking to set up a 'bank' of home bakers who might be willing to do some simple baking e.g. Scones/a fruit Loaf/ cup cakes, for each or any of our coffee mornings, which are monthly – none in May or July. If you are keen on baking, then please offer your help and contact Veronica Maguire :- firstname.lastname@example.org or 07884468212
Volunteers wanted to help with the monthly coffee mornings. We are hoping to have enough to ensure that you would only be on duty at one coffee morning per year. If you are willing to help, please contact Veronica Maguire :- email@example.com or 07884468212
Mass attendance – 24 / 25 January – 690
Yours faithfully - the weekly church / religious column in the Milngavie and Bearsden Herald is looking for volunteer writers from St Andrew's. You’re free to choose your own subject (400 words). It can be a one off or be on once a year. Please speak with Fr Mackle, if you are interested. Thinking / writing caps on.
Maryhill Foodbank. Donations of tins and packets of food will be gratefully received.
Five things I can do to promote Vocations. Please see in the porch a variety of ‘five things to do’ leaflets.
Padre Pio Prayer Group meets every Monday at 7pm. All are most welcome.