An Appeal for Accommodation - Our parish is looking to host 10 members of the Legion of Mary who will be undertaking Peregrinatio Pro Christo "Pilgrimage for Christ" PPC from August 24th– 31st2019. The Legionaries will endeavour to visit as many of the homes in Bearsden as they possibly can, speaking to people about the faith. We are making an appeal in our parish for host homes. Could you accommodate one legionary for seven nights bed and breakfast? Each legionary pays towards their accommodation. If you would like to become a host home, please fill in the form available in the porch or contact 942 46 35 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Members of our parish's Legion of Marywill be at all Masses this weekend for anyone who wants to have a chat and find out more information about being a host home or about the PPC in general.
P4 Parentshave a First Holy Communion meeting in St Nicholas’ Primary on January 31 at 7pm.
The St. Andrew’s Squad— (S.A.S.) for all children in the parish preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Please come along and join us on Sunday 3rdFebruary from 9.00 – 9.45am in the Upper Hall. Any queries please contact Margaret Hendry on 563 9993.
Children’s Choir – January 13thand 20th, February 17th, March 10thand 17th, April 21st(Easter Sunday). All at 10am Mass. Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 0141-942-9799 or 07749715514—email@example.com
Archdiocese of Glasgow Vocations are holding discernment evenings of catechesis, adoration and fellowship at Turnbull Hall, Southpark Terrace, Glasgow, G12 8LG.next evening will take place on 8 February at 7.00pm.For further details please contact Father Ross Campbell firstname.lastname@example.org telephone Father Campbell on 0141 339 4315.
Between now and Easter, please keep in your prayers Pamela Edmiston, Gabija Lazaraviciute, Joakim Landstroem, Stephen Miller and David Quinn who are going though the RCIA process preparing to become Catholic at Easter.
St Nicholas’ Primary School’s pupils and staff invite the senior citizens of St Andrew’s and St Joseph’s to their Rabbie Burns Assembly on 25th Jan at 1.45pm. Pupils from primary 7 will entertain with some traditional toasts to ‘the lassies’ and ‘the haggis’, and there will be some Scottish songs and banter from the children in Primaries 4-7. Just turn up.
Before receiving Holy Communion--we are asked to make some preparatory act of reverence such as a bow.
General Instruction of the Roman Missal, No. 160 states: "When receiving Holy Communion, the communicant bows his or her head before the Sacrament as a gesture of reverence and receives the Body of the Lord from the minister. The consecrated host may be received either on the tongue or in the hand, at the discretion of each communicant. When Holy Communion is received under both kinds, the sign of reverence is also made before receiving the Precious Blood."
Our Parish Library has a very extensive range of booksand DVDscovering a wide variety of religious topics. We would like to encourage you to have a look at the books and DVDs.
Keen to learn more about the Catholic Faith?- Come along to the Glasgow Faith Forum's next talk. All young people welcome.7.30pm at Turnbull Hall, University of Glasgow Catholic Chaplaincy, 13-15 Southpark Terrace,Glasgow, G12 8LG.
Calling all Home Bakers!!- Some of our lovely bakers have ‘retired’ and so we are looking for more bakers, who might be willing to do some simple baking .g. Scones/a fruit Loaf/ cup cakes,each or any of our monthly charity coffee mornings,baking one item for one coffee morning would be a great help. It's not a huge commitment as the coffee mornings are usually on the third Sunday of every month and there are no coffee mornings in May or July. If you are keen on baking, then please offer your help and contact Veronica Maguire :-email@example.com
Volunteers wanted -As some of our wonderful helpers have ‘retired’, we are looking for more volunteers to help with the monthly coffee mornings. We are hoping to have enough to ensure that you would only be on duty at one or two coffee mornings per year. If you are willing to help, please contactMaguire :-firstname.lastname@example.org
The church is open until 4.45pm.—Call in and enjoy the peace and quiet, and take time to sit in the stillness in the silence of God.
Tea is served in the hut after daily Mass. All most welcome.
Drumchapel Foodbank—have expressed their thanks for the tremendous support given by our parish in 2018. All donations are delivered every Monday to the Foodbank.
Youth Ministry Team – 22ndJan 7pm – House
St Nicholas’ Parents’ Council– 22ndJan 6.30pm Bearsden Academy
RCIA – 23rdJan 7pm – Hut
Emmaus – 25thJan 10.30am House
Cluster – 29thJan 7pm House
2018/19 Levy - One substantial expense, which our parish annually incurs, is the Diocesan Levy. This is a contribution that every parish must make towards the administration of the archdiocese. The current Diocesan Levy for St Andrew’s Parish is £56,500. To date, the remaining balance to be paid by 31stMarch 2019 is £34,800.
Padre Pio Payer Group Meeting - Mondays at 7pm.
Divine Mercy Novenais prayed weekdays after morning Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. All most welcome.
Church Halls.--The church halls are used for a huge range of activities. For the New Year, why not make one of your Resolutions to be to support a local business or charity and the church through taking part in one or more of these activities. They include Weekday Wow Factor seniors daytime disco; Scottish Slimmers; two choirs; the University of Third Age; flower arranging classes; puppy & dog training classes; various fitness, Pilates, callanetics and dance classes for all ages and abilities; carpet bowls; a rugby play programme for 2 – 5 year olds; whist; Bearsden Literary Society; adult, prenatal and mother & baby yoga classes; and toddlers and pre-school clubs. Both halls are also free at weekends for birthday parties, christenings, anniversary parties, fund raisers, weddings and funerals. For further details, please visit the web page on this link or call the Halls Letting Secretary on 07528 425 698. Happy New Year from the Halls Committee.
The Monday Club for Senior Citizens – enjoy friendship, entertainment and afternoon tea. Baptist Church Roman Rd – 2nd& 4thMonday of the month 2pm. Transport available if required. Tel Roan Armstrong 956 4318. A Bearsden Churches Together Project.
The P4-P7 Children’s Liturgy—are looking for some young helpers.If you are doing the Duke of Edinburgh Award or the Caritas Award you will receive credit towards your award or if you would like to just volunteer your help would be greatly appreciated. Volunteers should be in at least 3rdat High School. if you would like to assist with the P4-P7’s Liturgy at the 10 O’clock Mass on a Sunday please speak to Father Mackle or contact Sharon Warner at email@example.com
Job vacancy - Youth Officer
The Archdiocese of Glasgow requires a flexible, organised and efficient individual, with excellent communication skills and previous relevant work experience in the field of youth work (paid and/or voluntary), to join the Archdiocesan Youth Office team.
As part of that team, and in collaboration with the Director of the Archdiocesan Youth Office, the post-holder will assist Catholic parishes and secondary schools to meet the spiritual and pastoral needs of young people within the Archdiocese of Glasgow. They will facilitate parish-based youth ministry, develop and provide training, talks, prayer experiences, support and resource materials, in line with the vision of the Youth Office, firmly rooted in that of the Archdiocese and the teachings of the Catholic Church.
The successful candidate would have some of the following competencies: confidence in public speaking, the ability to lead music during times of prayer and the skills to promote the Youth Office’s social media presence. They will also be subject to PVG checks.
The post requires a degree of flexibility with regards to hours worked (including evenings/weekends and on occasion overnights) and the post-holder must also be willing to undertake, on an occasional and ad-hoc basis, both national and international travel.
35 hours per week. Group personal pension scheme. Annual leave 20 – 25 days per annum, plus recognised public holidays and days of obligation.
For an application pack please contact Claudia Melis in the HR Department on 0141-226-5898 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for the receipt of completed application forms: 31 January 2019.
The Archdiocese of Glasgow is a charity registered in Scotland (SC018140).
Please remember in your prayers those in need, those who are sick, and those in hospital.
Recently Dead— Charlie O’Leary, Patricia McNeill , George Hill, John Fraser, Margaret Garvie, Anthony Arcari, Miranda King, Clare McBride, Margaret Wingate, Ciaran Arthurs, Michael Brady, John McElvanney, Frankie Hogarth, Jim McKenna, Joseph O’Brien, Vera Thomas, Catherine O’Neill, PAA Smith, James Conlon.
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