in the land of the living."
Children’s Liturgy P1 – P3 & P4 - P7 volunteer leaders and helpers. There will be a meeting on Tuesday 17th June at 7.00 pm in the chapel-house.
P1 to P3 Children's liturgy coordinator needed for the next one or two years, from after summer. Coordinators role is to prepare the rota, and liaise with the liturgy leaders. We are also looking for more volunteer helpers, as some of our existing team are looking to "retire" after many years service. Leaders and helpers are on duty about once a month. It is a very satisfying role as well as being useful preparation for anyone considering training as a teacher. No particular experience is required, as you will work with an experienced leader for the first few months. PVG clearance is required. If you would like to discuss this further, please contact Fr Mackle on 942 4635 or Lorraine on 942 1065.
Baptism Preparation Course – Saturday, 7th June, 11am – 1pm in the Lower Hall for parents and Godparents.
First Holy Communion Thanksgiving Prayer Service at 3pm today and Party in the hall afterwards.
St Andrew’s Children’s Choir celebrates its 10th Anniversary. After the 10am Mass on 15th June, alongside the usual church coffee morning, there will be a small celebration for the children and anyone who has ever been a member of the choir. There will be celebration cake and cookies. Everyone is welcome, so please come along. We look forward to seeing you there. Thank you to all the parents for their support again this year. Best wishes, Annamaria Strachan.
Greater Maryhill Foodbank. Many thanks for your continued support. S.O.S. We urgently need the following: Macaroni, spaghetti, tea, coffee, sugar, tinned fruit, juice, toilet rolls & mayonnaise. Many thanks.
Advice Required: The Halls Committee is looking for some assistance from an architect/building surveyor/interior designer/builder/materials specifier for an issue we are experiencing with protection of the lower hall walls. If you can provide some advice on some cost effective solutions, please contact Gordon Reid on 07528 425 698.
St Margaret of Scotland Hospice is holding their annual Sponsored Millport Bike Ride on Saturday 21st June. The cycle run is open to participants of all ages, although children must be accompanied by an adult. See poster in porch for full details. Visit www.smh.org.uk
Like to train and become a Parish Catechist? Award in Catholic Theological Education - Adult Faith Formation. If you would like to apply for this two-year part-time course, sponsored by the parish, and train to become a parish catechist, speak to Fr Mackle. This course is also suitable for those who wish to study for their own purposes. For further information, contact the RE Dept on 226 5898 / firstname.lastname@example.org. Information evening - Monday, 23rd June at 7pm in the Archdiocesan Offices. All are welcome.
There are some prayer-cards for vocations at the back of the church. Please take these away and regularly say the prayer. We will say the prayer for vocations to the priesthood at morning Rosary 9.40am during June, the month of the Sacred Heart.
Piety Stall Rota – We are short of volunteers to assist with serving in the Piety Stall, particularly after the Vigil Mass. If you could spare 15 minutes after Mass we would really appreciate your help. The rota sheet for June, July & August is on the noticeboard at the back of the church. Any questions please call Anne MacIntosh 931 5861 or Annamaria Strachan 942 9799.
Annual Dinner this evening, Saturday, 31st May at the Radisson Hotel for The Andrea Kearney Fund. Still not too late to get a ticket. Donations will be gratefully received. It's always a wonderful event for a very deserving cause and we're delighted to support it, by performing this year. We look forward to seeing you. Tickets at www.andreakearney.org. Best wishes Lorraine McIntosh & Ricky Ross
From Mary’s Meals - a huge thank you to St Andrew’s – 165 bags of clothing donated, and the second collection raised £3030. Mary’s Meals feeds some of the world’s poorest children and helps them to gain a basic education that provides an escape route from poverty.
Thinking about becoming a Diocesan Priest? There will be a short retreat (June 20th – 21st) for all those who feel that God may be calling them to serve as a diocesan priest. For more information, contact Fr Ross Campbell, email@example.com (339 4315) or visit www.priestsforscotland.org.uk
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land – 29th September to 6th October with the Archdiocese of Glasgow. £1095 for 8 days. For more information, call 0800 371972.
Discerning a Vocation to the Priesthood? If you think God may be inviting you to such a vocation, and for evenings of Catechesis, Prayer and Fraternity to help discern your vocation (2nd Friday of the month) please contact Vocations Director, Fr Ross Campbell, firstname.lastname@example.org (339 4315)
Mass for all children and young people with Additional Support Needs, their parents, families, carers, teachers and friends. Thursday, 12th June at 7.00 pm - St Andrew's Cathedral. Principal Celebrant will be Archbishop Tartaglia. Refreshments will be served after Mass.
Fabric & Finance Meeting – Thursday 5th June at 7pm in the chapel-house. If anyone has any matters they would like discussed, please contact Brian Donnelly at email@example.com
Special Collections this month – 1st June Communications Sunday; 8th June Day for Life; 15th June Archdiocesan Assisted Parishes Fund; and 29th June Peter’s Pence.
Children’s Choir dates – all at 10am - June 8th & 15th. Any enquiries, contact Annamaria Stachan on 942 9799 / 07749715514
Padre Pio Prayer Group – Every Monday at 7 pm. All very welcome.
Mass Attendance – 24th / 25th May. Vigil Mass - 141; 10am Mass – 227; 12 noon Mass – 152. Total – 520.