Mass to give thanks to God for almost half a century of St Andrew’s Primary School will be celebrated in St Andrew’s Church 10am. Friday, 22nd June. All most welcome. We look forward especially to welcoming former pupils, parents, staff, and our friends in the community. Refreshments will be served after Mass in the upper hall to which everyone is invited. St Nicholas’ Primary will open on 16th August.
Caritas Award – Congratulations to Eilidh Gibney, Caragh Pryce & Matthew Milligan, who will join hundreds of young people from across Scotland on 7th June at the Clyde Auditorium to be presented with the Caritas Award. The Pope Benedict XVI Caritas Award is a sign of their ongoing faith journey in response to God’s call of love. The Award celebrates the faith witness which the Caritas candidates give within their home, school and parish. For more information about the Caritas Awards, see notice below or visit www.caritasaward.org. If you will be in your final year of school after summer, or just finished secondary and are interested in becoming a candidate for the 2018 / 2019 Caritas award, speak to Fr. Mackle or contact Elizabeth Reid at Elizabeth_reid@ntlworld.com
General Data Protection Regulations - Members of our Parish groups will re- ceive an email soon requesting their consent, in light of GDPR, asking them to respond asap so that all Parish groups can continue to run as efficiently as possi- ble. Eventually every person in the parish, whose details are held in the data base, will be contacted.
Can you bring an extra tin? Drumchapel Foodbank have expressed their thanks for the tremendous support given by our parish over the years. If you're able to bring even just one tinned meal to Mass and leave in the porch, these would be very gratefully received. Many thanks
Children’s Choir dates - June 10 & 17 . Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 01419429799/07749715514 email@example.com
During May and June on Tuesdays the church will be open until the later time of 7.00pm for anyone who might want to call in for some peace and quiet prayer time.
Safeguarding in the Catholic Church. “In God’s Image” is the new safeguarding document which has been distributed to all parishes in Scotland. Leaflets are available in the porch giving information of the safeguarding efforts being made by the Catholic Church in Scotland. Also, copies of a Pastoral Letter from Bishop Toal on Safeguarding and on the new document are available in the porch.
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.
Interested in becoming a Catholic? – Not baptised? Baptised in another faith? RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adult) will begin in the autumn. RCIA programme of learning and instruction prepares adults for the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist, usually celebrated at the Easter Vigil. Please speak to Fr. Mackle if you would like to know more about RCIA and the Catholic faith.
The St Andrew’s Embroidery Group has continued to meet following the completion of the 50th Anniversary Embroidered Panel that hangs in the church. We are currently working on a panel to celebrate the new St Nicholas Primary School. Our plan is to have it unveiled on the feast of St Nicholas at the beginning of December. We are having a break now and will meet again after the summer holidays.
There will be a parish coffee morning in late August or early September to help raise funds for the group. If you would like to become part of the group, or for further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Caritas Award was created as a legacy of the visit of Pope Benedict to Scotland and has been in place for a number of years. It is focused on any pupil in their final year of school and allows them to respond to the Pope`s call to young people to put their faith into action.
Since 2016 St. Andrew`s Parish/our parish has been able to support young people in their final year at non-denominational schools to achieve this award.
The Caritas Award gives young people the opportunity to learn more about their faith by reflecting on scripture and the Pope`s teachings at 4 short meetings throughout the year. You must also volunteer to take part in different ministries in Church and the local community, eg. reading or passkeeping at Mass, getting involved with parish's Justice and Peace Group, helping with Fairtrade or taking part in fundraising activities.
It is a rewarding and enjoyable way to learn more about your faith with people your own age and also get a chance to show love of neighbour through your volunteering activities. Additionally, it helps you develop key skills like team working, make new friends, set yourself challenges, develop your CV and improve your confidence.
If you are interested in learning more about the Caritas award speak to Fr. Mackle or contact Elizabeth Reid email@example.com
Eco Group – St Andrew’s enthusiastic Eco gardeners were working away last week in the Jubilee Garden, and they’ll be back again soon. They always enjoy well earned refreshments in the Hut after their Eco gardening work.
The Eco gardeners would be very grateful to anyone who could give half an hour / an hour of their time every now and again, at a time of your own choosing, to do a little weeding in the borders and the paving area in the jubilee garden. If you can help, please contact 942 4635 / firstname.lastname@example.org
“Come and see “ leaflet. St Andrew’s parish receives a large number of visi- tors. Many come to attend celebrations, including First Holy Communion Mass- es, Baptisms and Marriages. Our aim as a parish is to spread the Good News in a supportive way by extending not only a very warm welcome to everyone to Church, but to reach out with a meaningful invitation to “Come and see”
Celebrating the Life of St Andrew’s Primary Week beginning 4th June. For information, see porch noticeboard, Facebook and website. Any school photo- graphs? Please send them in to the school. Able to help out at these events? Give the school a call. Also, the staff would like to hear from former pupils, parents, teachers etc about when you were at St Andrew’s and what you are up to now. “Take a Selfie,” individually or as a group, and send to email@example.com with the date you were here and a short message. It would be lovely to hear from the many people who have come through our doors. E Cowie ADHT
St Nicholas Primary School For all children who have enrolled – visits, fun activities, talk for parents and tea / coffee. See porch noticeboard for details of dates and more information. E Cowie DHT
Dementia Friendly Parish -are you living with or caring for someone with De- mentia. Would you like to join us for our new evening Dining Club, Come Dine with Us, where we will meet once per month for a good meal, a blether and sup- port, the evening is open to all the family, friends and carers as well. This month meet is on Wednesday 23rd May in Garvie & Co Restaurant, Milngavie at 7pm. Cost £15. For further details see poster in the porch. To book a place contact Anne O’Donnell at Alzheimer Scotland on 0141 946 0966 or ao’firstname.lastname@example.org.
Musicians Wanted: Mass is celebrated each Monday at 7.15pm in Barlinnie Prison. The chaplains would appreciate the help of singers and musicians.
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Louise Dolan, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Joseph McDermid, Charlie Harper, John Gerard Miller, Michelle Rajab, Matthew Craig, Maurice Boyce, Maria Giovanazzi, Geraldine Moy, Pat O’Neill, Michael Timoney, Baby Julia McLeod, Charlene Bishop, An- namarie McGill, Angela McLeod, Charles Kerr, Eleanor Cheyne, Eliza- beth Cairns, Olivia McNulty, Susan Kelly, Father Noel Burke, Gerry Mo- ran, Sarah Ward, Charles Boyle, Tony Boyle.
Recently Dead—Mairi Kinnard, Patrick Henchey, Rey Mercado, Peter Conner, Rose Devlin, Nora Patch, James Patrick McHugh, Sister Catherine Cairns, Cathy Murphy, Helen Gallacher.
Anniversaries—Mary Theresa Cox, John Davie, Isabel Davie