50th Planning – 7pm on 22nd Aug
Fabric & Finance – 7pm on 24th Aug
Youth Ministry – 7pm on 28th Aug
Ongoing Faith Formation – 10.30am on 4th Sept
What’s on the next few months?
Sunday 20th August – Coffee Morning
Sunday 3rd Sept – Golden Jubilee Trip to Carfin
Sunday 17th Sept – Coffee Morning
Sunday 22nd October – Coffee Morning
Sunday 29th October – Mass of Commitment for P3 Families
Sunday 29th Oct – Youth NET Ministry Golden Jubilee Retreat
Nick Pryce will be ordained a Permanent Deacon on Friday 8th September by Archbishop Tartaglia at 6pm Mass here in St Andrew’s, followed by a reception in the hall to which everyone is invited. Keep Nick and Trish and their family in your prayers these weeks as he prepares for Ordination.
Not baptised? Baptised in another faith? Are you interested in becoming a Catholic? RCIA, the process by which adults are received into the Catholic Church, will begin soon. If you have any questions about receiving the Sacraments as an adult, or if you would like to know more about RCIA and the Catholic faith, call 942 4635 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Caritas Award In your final year of school, or just finished secondary? Interested in becoming a candidate for the 2017 / 2018 Caritas award? Speak to Fr. Mackle or contact Elizabeth Reid at Elizabeth_reid@ntlworld.com Interested candidates already signing up. Do think about joining them? visit www.caritasaward.org.
Baptism Course – parents and godparents of children to be baptised soon are asked to attend the next preparation course on Thursday, 7th September at 7pm.
Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated for P7 pupils of St Andrew’s and St Joseph’s Parishes in St Joseph’s Church 7pm 6th February 2018. Enrolment forms available in the porch to be returned please as soon as possible. There will be a meeting for parents and sponsors on Thursday 28th September 2017 at 7pm in St Joseph’s Church Hall, Milngavie.
Celebrate Scotland – 2-3 Sept. St Ninian’s High, Giffnock. Catholic Charismatic Weekend Conference. There is the opportunity for lively worship, contemplative adoration, celebration of Holy Mass, as well as individual prayer ministry. This year’s theme is “Seek first his Kingdom”. For more details and to book see websitewww.celebrateconference.orgphone Ged Farrell on370910. Some parish subsidy may be available.
What now? Reboot Live follow-up. If you are interested in discovering more about your relationship with Christ and His Church, there will be an informal meeting: Eyre Hall, 196 Clyde Street. Wed 30th August. 7pm.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – each Saturday from 10.30am until 12.30pm. Please consider coming to spend some time in adoration and prayer each Saturday.
Dementia Awareness Campaign Forget Me Not Ball in September. For more details or information see poster in the porch or contact Anne O’Donnell on 0141 946 0966 or AO’Donnell@alzscot.org
Jem Fraser is our Parish link person with the Milngavie and Bearsden Herald for the Around the Churches page. Along with some of our parishioners who write for the Yours Faithfully column in the M&B Herald, this is a regular opportunity for the Around the Churches page to publicise our work, particularly in this our Golden Jubilee Year, and the contribution St Andrew's makes to the community. If you have any news to be included in the column, please send to email@example.com
Like to help with tending the church gardens? To build on the success of the recent landscaping and building project, we would be grateful to anyone who would like to volunteer assisting the gardening group continue with enhancing our grounds. For more information please contact George.Allan@scotrail.co.uk
Parish recently received a great boost - £16,139 in tax repayments from our latest Gift Aid claim. Do you pay tax? Do you Gift Aid? If you’re a UK taxpayer, Gift Aid increases the value of your offering by allowing the parish to reclaim the basic rate of tax on your offering at no extra cost to you. That’s 25p for every £1 you give. Gift Aid Declaration forms available in the porch.
Drumchapel food bank - all items left in the porch are taken down each Monday to the foodbank. Many thanks.
Our Golden Jubilee Year Day Trip to Carfin for the National Pilgrimage Mass and Rosary Procession. Sunday, September 3rd. Bus will leave from Roman Road at 1pm and return 7.30pm. Cost £3. Please sign sheet in porch, if you would like to go.
Upcoming Special second collections – Assisted Parishes – 20th August; SPRED – 10th Sept; Mary’s Meals – 17th Sept.
Safeguarding Training. who work in the parish with children and/or vulnerable adults, who haven't previouslytraining, areto attend one of the following training evenings - Monday 28th, 7-9pm in Eyre Hall, 196 Clyde Street, G1 4JY or 18th September 7-9pm in St Flannan's, Kirkintilloch or Monday, 16th October 7-9pm in St Paul's, Whiteinch.book, please firstname.lastname@example.org 5998.
Mary’s Meals clothing collection. Volunteers from Mary's Meals will be here on the weekend of 16th and 17th September to collect any used clothing. A second collection will be taken up to support this important charity.
The Legion of Mary - new members always welcome. Meets on Tuesdays at 7.30pm in the Hut.
Emmaus Glasgow Community provides living and workspace for the homeless. Visit www.emmausglasgow.org.uk. Any unwanted furniture for recycling? Phone Celia on 342 4089. Van Mon – Sat to collect for free.
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.
Coffee Morning—Sunday 20th August—Please come along and join us on Sunday 20th August for the first coffee morning after the holidays, in the Upper Hall following the 10.00 a.m. Mass. Thanks to all who came along to the last coffee morning we had in June, at which we raised £200.00—a great amount for the Redemptorists Zimbabwe Missio.
St. Andrew’s Readers Rota—September—November 2017—Please note that that the Readers’ Rota for three month period September to November 2017 was issued by e mail to all current readers on 7th August . For reference a printed copy is also on display in both the Porch and the Sacristy. In the event that any readers did not receive an e mail, please contact Catherine Dunipace with your new e mail address at email@example.com as soon as possible please.
Strategic Planning Consultation Events--Tuesday 22nd August 2017 - 1.15—4.30 p.m.—12.30 for registration—tea, coffee and sandwich lunch provided Woodhill Evangelical Church 30 Wester Cleddens Road Bishopbriggs G64 2NH--Friday 1st September—1.15—4.30 p.m. 12.30 for registration—tea, coffee and sandwich— lunch provided—Bearsden Burgh Hall, 69 Drymen Road Bearsden G61 3QT