We look forward to the First Holy Communion celebrations, which will take place on 14th / 15th & 21st / 22nd May at 2pm.
Please keep the first communicants in your prayers.
First Holy Communion Rehearsal is Thursday 5th May at 7pm. Save the date ~ Thanksgiving Mass & Party will be on Sunday 5th June at 10am Mass.
St Andrew’s Squad (SAS), Next Sunday 8th May, for all Primary 4 children in the parish celebrating First Holy Communion. Please come along to the Upper Hall at 9am leading into the 10am Mass with children’s liturgy.
Calling all Youth and Young Adults in St Joseph’s & St Andrew’s ~ Join Youth & Young Adults across the Archdiocese of Glasgow on an experience of a lifetime World Youth Day trip to Lisbon in 2023.
Minimum age 16 from 1st Feb 2023 up to 35 at time of trip.
Details of costs and dates will be advised soon. Please let our Youth Ministry Team know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and the AoG Youth Team by following this link: https://tinyurl.com/wyd2023. Both parishes will happily assist with fundraising/sponsorship for any young people interested in attending.
Before receiving Holy Communion, we are asked to make some preparatory act of reverence such as a bow.
The Piety Stall has a large selection of cards and gifts on sale for children receiving their First Communion.
As we journey through Eastertide we should remember that the obligation to attend Mass has been restored. We should see this as an opportunity to come together again as a community of faith to listen to the Word of God and be nourished by the body of Christ. Come back to Mass! As always, the obligation does not apply to those who are sick, and their carers, or to those who have greater vulnerability to the virus. Children’s liturgy is on at 10am Mass.
Sacrament of Confirmation for Primary 7 pupils will be on 4th & 5th June at 2pm. On Thursday 12th May in St Joseph’s, Milngavie, there will be an SAS preparation evening for all the pupils.
P7s’ day’s retreat will be held here in St Andrew’s on Tuesday 10th May beginning with 10am Mass. Organised by the AoG youth office and our youth ministry team. Doing their bit for the planet and keeping COP26 alive, P7s will be walking to and from the church.
Bus to Carfin will leave on Friday 13th May from Milngavie Railway station at 6pm. Price £8. Great that this has started back after being off for the past two years.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Saturdays 10am – 11am. Confessions throughout
Confessions – Also on Saturdays 4.15pm – 4.45pm & Sundays 9.15am – 9.40am
Archdiocese of Glasgow: SerRa Vigil For Vocations
Friday 6th May 7:00 p.m.- 9:00p.m.Our Lady of Lourdes, Cardonald
The evening will begin with Mass at 7pm, followed by a Holy Hour. We will conclude with Compline and Benediction at 9pm. ALL WELCOME!
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week (The Feast of St Joseph the Worker, 1st May, this is also celebrated as International Workers Day) Consequently, if the organisation and structure of economic life be such that the human dignity of workers is compromised, or their sense of responsibility is weakened, or their freedom of action is removed, then we judge such an economic order to be unjust. Pope Saint John XXIII, Mater et Magistra, para 83
Interested in going to Lisbon for World Youth Day in 2023 and you will be 16 (as of 1st Feb 2023) up to 35 (at time of trip)? Please let our Youth Ministry Team know by emailing email@example.com and the AoG Youth Team by following this link: https://tinyurl.com/wyd2023. Both parishes will assist with fundraising/sponsorship for any young people interested in attending.
Bearsden Choir ~ Haydn Nelson Mass & Mozart Vespers. Sunday 22nd May at 4pm. In City Hall. Tickets available from firstname.lastname@example.org
Defibrillator. A defibrillator, which can restart a heart that has stopped beating, has now been installed in the Church. These devices are designed to be used by untrained individuals - they deliver simple, clear audio instructions to users. Despite their ease of use, we are extending an invitation to parishioners, passkeepers and stewards, to attend a defibrillator familiarisation session given by Milngavie First Responders in St Andrew’s Upper Hall at 7.00 pm this Wednesday 4 May. The session will also cover standard training in CPR, which should be started until a defibrillator can be deployed. If you wish to attend, please contact Billy Martin at email@example.com
Peer Support Group for Women Of Faith Affected By Separation or Divorce first Friday monthly 6pm St Patrick's, Dumbarton. For information contact 07970928028.
My Place: Home for Good is thrilled to be partnering with Riding Lights Theatre Company for a UK-wide tour of a fantastic original play.
Glasgow (Bearsden Baptist Church) on 10th June.
You can find out more at https://www.homeforgood.org.uk/events/riding-lights-tour-my-place and tickets are available at: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/ridinglights.
The Pope's Instagram (@Franciscus)
The Pope’s monthly video
Great resources of contemporary commentary by the Holy Father on current issues.
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 soup-run volunteers continue to collect donations from M&S, Byres Rd & Milngavie for delivery to Drumchapel & St Gregory’s Foodbanks, the Wayside Club & Aspire.
Parish Website – On the latest page and bulletin pages, click on subscribe for a daily summary of the previous day's posts.
Parish Bulletin: Items for inclusion should be sent in by 12 Noon on the Wednesday before publication. Copies of the bulletin are available on Facebook, Twitter, Instgram, the parish website and on our exterior noticeboard.
Please remember in your prayers those in need, those who are sick and housebound and those in hospital.
Recently Dead: Catherine Carr, James Gallagher, Brian Innes, Kevin Jamosin, Fr Frank O’Rourke, Molly Ruddy, Remo Verrico, Mary Walsh.
Anniversary: Kay Dyer.