Happy Fathers’ Day to all in the parish. We remember all our fathers, living and dead, at Mass today and in our prayers and ask God’s blessing on them.
Children’s Liturgy: each week in the form of a video of the week’s Gospel reading. Available at : https://www.rpbooks.co.uk/celebrate-following-your-faith This is an excellent resource for parents to use until the children’s liturgy at Mass resumes.
If you can, Walk, Cycle or Scoot to the Vigil or Sunday Mass this weekend - An opportunity to take climate change action! Thinking about the air that we breathe and doing our bit to make it cleaner.
Just a reminder to all P4, P7 & S1 families that if you haven't registered yet for the booking process for Mass, it's easy to do. Go to www.standrewsbearsden.co.uk
Your Giving to St Andrew’s Our parish’s annual accounts have now been submitted to the archdiocese. A massive Thank You to all our parishioners who have continued to support our parish over this past year. We have, like many other charities, seen our income greatly reduced over the past 12 months. This is, of course, because of the lockdowns and closures and there being fewer people being able to attend church. Thank you, once more, in these difficult times for your generosity towards your parish. Fr Mackle
Congratulations go to all our young people who received the Pope Francis Faith Award at a presentation ceremony last Tuesday in St Nicholas’s Primary School. A well earned award and so well deserved by all.
For P5, it is time to start thinking about becoming a PFFA candidate. Invitations to enrol will be going out in the new school term, and parish sign up will be arranged at that time too.
St Nicholas' P7 Leavers’ Masses
P7(2) in St Andrew's at 1.15pm this Monday
P7(1) in St Joseph's at 1.15pm this Tuesday.
We pray for the P7 pupils as they prepare to start high school, that they will grow and flourish and always remain faithful to Christ.
Both Masses will be live streamed with families having password links.
Party Time for Primary 7 Leavers in our upper Hall for P7(1) this Monday, and for P7(2) this Wednesday. Massive thanks to the parents and Youth Ministry Team who have been busy getting these celebrations arranged. A good time, I’m sure, will be had by all.
Are you interested in becoming Catholic? Or do you know someone who is? If you or someone you know are interested in becoming Catholic, or if you know anyone who might be interested in the Church, why not sign up for St Andrew's RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)? This group – which meets from after summer through to Easter / Pentecost each year – is for those who are interested in becoming Catholic. No commitment is made until fairly late in the annual process. For more information, call 942 4635 or email@example.com
Year of St Joseph - Don't forget you can write out your petitions and place them under the sleeping St Joseph statue in the church grounds. It's also possible to send in your special petitions by post in a sealed envelope.
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week – 20 June (World Refugee Day If the “dream” of a peaceful world is shared by all, if the refugees’ and migrants’ contribution is properly evaluated, then humanity can become more and more of a universal family and our earth a true “common home.” Pope Saint John Paul II, Message for World Day of Migrants and Refugees, 2004
Bishops’ Pastoral Letter celebrating the 6th anniversary of Laudato Si is on the J&P Scotland website and available here Justice & Peace Scotland - Pastoral Letter on 6th Anniversary of Laudato Si (justiceandpeacescotland.org.uk)
Safeguarding: Attention all volunteers who work in the parish with children and vulnerable adults. If you have still to attend Safeguarding Induction Part 1 and/or Part 2, please contact the archdiocese at SafeGuardingAdministrator@rcag.org.uk or call 0141 226 5898 to book. Courses run until September.
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 parish’s soup-run’s volunteers continue to collect food donations from M&S Byres Rd & Milngavie for delivery to Drumchapel & St Gregory’s Foodbanks, the Wayside Club & Aspire. Many thanks for good response to the recent appeal for help for holiday cover.
Parish Website – Bulletin - Just to say that on the latest page and the bulletin page, a subscribe button has been added which allows users to have a daily summary sent each morning with the previous day's posts. If you don't use social media, but would like to be kept posted, then all that's asked for is your email address – you can unsubscribe at any time – it's all clearly marked.
Parish Bulletin: Any items for inclusion in the bulletin (including names for recently dead, month's mind and anniversary lists) should be put through the letter box of the Chapel House or sent by email: firstname.lastname@example.org by12noon on the Wednesday before publication. Copies of the bulletin are available on Facebook, Twitter and on the parish website.
Recently Dead – Gerry Banks, Alberto Giuseppe Constantini, Robert Lamont Couper Cumming, Andrew Daly, Peter Harkin, Jean Maguiness, John Matheson, Alistair McDonald, Terence O’Hagan,
Anniversaries – Robina Burnett, Joan Mackie, Donald MacLean, Grant Purdie, Charles Whitelaw