Daily Mass – 10am
Stations of the Cross – Fridays 6pm.
Rosary – weekdays 9.30am
Fridays – church open until 6pm Stations of the Cross
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Saturdays 10am – 11am. Confessions throughout
Confessions – Also on Saturdays 4.15pm – 4.45pm & Sundays 9.15am – 9.40am
Forty Hours Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Today, Sunday 20th March. Evening Prayer 5pm. Night Prayer 9 pm.
Monday, 21th March - Holy Hour at 7pm led by Fr Peter Dowling. Confessions available throughout. Night Prayer at 9.00 p.m.
Tuesday, 22th March Holy Hour 7pm be led by Fr John Gannon. Confessions available throughout. Night Prayer at 9pm.
Archdiocese of Glasgow’s Lentfest continues with access to all free events via www.agap.org.uk/lentfest
Sun 20 March @ 7pm: Heelster Gowdie in Concert
Tue 22 March: Franklyn sings “Dream” and “Love Song”
Thu 24 March: Maureen O’Kelly sings “White Feathers” & “Little Thinker”
Fri 25 March: AGAP Theatre: Among Women by Stephen Callaghan
Sun 27 March @ 7pm: Tony Waterston in Concert
AGAP is also interested to hear from anyone who might like to take part in a recorded rehearsed reading of a Dramatised Scriptural Stations of the Cross via Zoom. Contact 0141 552 5527 or firstname.lastname@example.org by 25th March.
Between now and Easter, please keep in your prayers Jackie, Rebecca, Jason and Rokas, who look forward to being received into the Church at Easter.
Congratulations to St Andrew’s parishioner, Alessio Marchetti, who was instituted as an Acolyte.
Seminarians instituted as Acolytes in Rome - Archdiocese of Edinburgh (archedinburgh.org)
Altar Servers’ Awards. On Sunday 20th March, at the 10 o’clock Mass, four Servers are to be enrolled into the Archconfraternity of St. Stephen. They are Róisín Carmody, Seán Flanagan, Dominic Harkness and James McVey, and each will receive the familiar bronze medal on a red cord, having demonstrated, by assisting at Mass regularly for over two years, their commitment to this Parish Ministry by serving at the Altar. Well done and congratulations to all four. Apart from the two recruits, every Server is now a Member of the Guild of St Stephen, all having maintained their interest despite the Coronavirus interruption! We are very fortunate at St. Andrew’s to have a number of good and very committed Servers. Although two more youngsters are about to start serving, there is a real need for more Altar Servers. Parents are asked to email email@example.com regarding becoming a server and training.
Washing of the Feet – Volunteers required to have their feet washed at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7.00pm Thurs 14th April. Please enter your name on the sheet in the porch.
SCIAF’s wee box, big change appeal. wee boxes to be returned, please, by Easter Sunday. Lentfest 2022 – special online programme available in the porch or visit www.agap.org.uk/lentfest An imaginative fusion of faith and the arts. Everything in one place – your place!
St Andrews Squad (SAS) ~ Today for all Primary 3 children in the parish celebrating the sacrament of Reconciliation this Lent. Please come along to the Upper Hall from 9am till 9.45am leading into 10am Mass with children’s liturgy.
Around 40 Primary Three children, this weekend and last received the Sacrament of Reconciliation ~ encountering God’s love and mercy in this beautiful Sacrament! Keep them in your prayers. They look forward to their First Holy Communion next year.
We are delighted that the Piety Stall will reopen next weekend 26th / 27th March! We have lots of lovely new stock, including cards, books and gifts for Easter and First Communion.
As always, all of the profits from the sale of the items will go to Parish funds. Our sincere thanks to everyone who purchased from the stall during lockdown – due to your support, we were able to transfer £900 at the end of 2020 and £800 for 2021. ~ We’d be grateful of volunteers who would be willing to help us with manning the stall after each Mass. If you could spare 15 minutes, we would really appreciate your help. The rota sheet for April, May and June is on the Piety Stall door. Any questions please call Anne MacIntosh 931-5861 or Annamaria Strachan 942-9799.
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week – 20 March (The Feast of Saint Oscar Romero is observed on 24March) A church that doesn't provoke any crises, a gospel that doesn't unsettle, a word of God that doesn't get under anyone’s skin, a word of God that doesn't touch the real sin of the society in which it is being proclaimed — what gospel is that? Saint Óscar Romero
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This Friday 25th March, the Feast of the Annunciation, the Legion of Mary will be praying on the hour throughout the day until 5.00 p.m. a Public Rosary for the Unborn Child. The first hour will start at 12 noon with the Angelus and the Rosary, and then proceed with the Rosary being prayed each hour on the hour.
Drumchapel Foodbank have expressed their thanks for the tremendous support given by our parish weekly. Donations during Lent, especially to help families during the Easter school holiday, can be left in the house porch and will be very gratefully received.
Safeguarding ~ Parts 1 & 2 Zoom Training dates – see social media and noticeboards for details. Please note, Part 1 Training is mandatory for all volunteers.
The Pope's Twitter (@Pontifex) and Instagram (@Franciscus) ~ worth following for topical issues. Pope’s monthly video ~ a great resource of contemporary commentary by the Holy Father on current issues. Available at https://thepopevideo.org/
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.
Welcome back to the coffee and tea and biscuits after 10:00 Mass Mon - Fri
Margaret and Dorothy would like to invite all parishioners to join them once again in the Hut after daily morning Mass for coffee, tea and biscuits. The heater works well and the conversation is always lively.
All most welcome.
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: Bobby Bradley, Peter Gorman, Vincent McLaughlin, Annie Renucci, Isobel Ruppert, Betty Sadler, John Walker.
Anniversaries: Kathleen Ballingall, Jenny McCarron, Edward Noble, Betty O’Callaghan.