troubled or afraid."
“In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, let us allow God to surprise us. He never tires of casting open the doors of his heart and of repeating that he loves us and wants to share his love with us…….The Sacrament of Reconciliation, in fact, allows us with confidence to draw near to the Father, in order to be certain of His pardon. He really is “rich in mercy” and extends His mercy with abundance over those who turn to Him with a sincere heart” (Pope Francis) …
Remember, Confessions in St Andrew’s Sunday morning as well as Saturday morning and evening.
Quiz night WYD fundraiser for all next Saturday 7th May – 7pm for 7.30pm until 11pm. BYOB. Tickets £2 – just a few left.
St Andrew’s Squad (SAS), next Sunday 8th May, for all Primary 4 children in the parish celebrating First Holy Communion this May. Upper Hall - 9am till 9.45am. For information, please contact Margaret Hendry on 563 9993. Thank you.
First Holy Communion celebrations for our parish community will take place at the 12noon Masses on 15th and 22nd May. Please keep the first communicants in your prayers. Rehearsals – Thurs 12th and 19th May, 10am Mass followed by rehearsal. Piety Stall: cards and gifts on sale for First Holy Communion and all other occasions.
First Communicants Thanksgiving Mass - Sunday 5th June at 10am Mass during which all the communicants will be presented with their First Holy Communion certificate, and invited after Mass into the hall with their families for a party.
Passkeepers – Many thanks to Michael Henry and Maureen Henry who have decided to step down from passkeeping after many years of faithful service. We wish them both well for the future.
SVDP charity concert in Woodlands Halls on Friday 27th May. Proceeds from the concert will go to support the work of the Ozanam Centre in Glasgow. Details of both these events are on the noticeboard in the porch.
May Devotions – Rosary & Benediction, Sundays at 4.30pm
“Many thanks to the parish for the personalised photo albums which brought back many very happy memories of a special day. Rest assured of continued thoughts and prayers”. Fr Frank and family
Glasgow intergenerational Mentoring Network The University of Strathclyde are currently recruiting volunteers to support young people likely to be the first in their families to attend university. To become a mentor, please register at intergenerationalmentoring.com or contact Katie Hunter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bluebell coffee morning / afternoon in St Joseph’s Church Hall, Milngavie, Sat 7th May 10am-2pm. St Joseph’s Justice & Peace Group in partnership with Milngavie Refugee Action Group in aid of the Hope Centre on the Greek island of Lesvos. This one time derelict hotel overlooks beaches onto which the overcrowded boats arrive from Turkey. It is funded entirely by charitable donations and run by international and local volunteer groups who act as “first responders” meeting and greeting at landfall and offering a place of temporary refuge and security. There is no state run equivalent facility. Tickets £3.50 Adult (Child 50p at the door only) available on the door or from Dorothy Parkin 0141 563 7767
Your donations to Drumchapel Foodbank will be gratefully received; non-perishable goods such as cans, rice, pasta toilet rolls, nappies etc are much needed and delivered to the Foodbank every Monday morning. Thank you for your help.
Baptism Course – parents and godparents of children to be baptised soon are asked to attend the next preparation course on Thursday, 2nd June at 7pm.
For young people, led by young people. An evening of prayer, adoration, live music, testimonies and reconciliation. 6th May at St Andrew’s Cathedral at 7pm. See poster for more details.
Dates for Children's Choir May 8th, 15th; June 12th, 19th Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 07749715514 /email@example.com
The Legion of Mary monthly pilgrimages to Carfin commence again from May until October 2016. 13th of each month at 7.30pm at Carfin Grotto. For more details see Poster in the porch. We warmly invite you to join us on Friday 13th May. A bus leaves from the Car Park opposite the Post Office in Milngavie at 6.30pm. Cost for transport £6. If interested please place your name on the list in the Porch. For further information contact Liz Healy on 07704 059953.
Both Church Halls are free at weekends for birthday parties, christenings, anniversary parties, fund raisers, weddings and funerals. For further details, please visit the web site on www.standrewsbearsden.co.uk/church-halls.html or call the Halls Letting Secretary on 07528 425 698.
St. Andrew's Carpet Bowls summer outing will be on Thursday, 16 June. We are going to Cardwell Garden Centre for morning coffee, afternoon spent in Largs, and on to Seamill Hydro for High Tea at 5 pm. Bus will leave Roman Rd. at 10 am and return approx. 8.30 pm. Cost to non-members is £20 and those who joined us last year thoroughly enjoyed it. Please contact D. MacLean - 587 7319 to book your seat.
Parish Year of Mercy Retreat to Schoenstatt, Campsie Glen -1st June, 10.30am to 1pm. Cost £5.00. If interested, then please place your name on the sheet in the porch. If you require assistance with transport then please also note this on the sheet. For further details please contact: Anne O’Donnell on 01360 312544 or 07902921607. Pick up a Schoenstatt retreats leaflet from the Porch.
Please pray for vocations to the priesthood. Just now the Archdiocese of Glasgow has only two students in the Scots College in Rome, and there will hopefully be two more joining them after the summer. Please pray for them and for others thinking about the priesthood.
The Legion of Mary meets Tuesdays at 7.30pm in the Hut. New members always welcome. Padre Pio Prayer Group meets on Mondays at 7pm. All welcome. For information or interest, please contact Kay Dick 0141 942 7771 or Kate Hay 0141 931 5154.
Forthcoming Second Collections – 8th May – Communicatons; 29th May – Day for Life; 12th June – Assisted Parishes; 19th June – Comboni Mission Appeal; 26th June – Peter’s Pence.
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Margaret McGuire, Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Louise Dolan, Charlie Melly, Ronald Coia, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Baby Eva Berrey, Marie Moy, Margie Cornyn, Michael Moss, Russell Rodger, Alexander Pate, Patricia Swiatek, Eileen Merry, Gilbert O’Rourke, Graham Declan McCusker, Noreen Bell, Jim Keegan, Mary Frances Gerrard, Joseph McDermid, Charlie Harper, Alan Johnston.
Recently Dead—Sergio Amosso, Irene Gordon, Alex Johnstone, Halina Piotrowska, Blair Preston, Paul Hunter, Mary O’Leary, Anna Best,Rheay, Teresa McCamley.