St Andrew’s/Immaculate Conception SPRED Fundraiser Disco - Sat 3rd September (7.30pm -1130pm) Venue - St Andrew’s Church Hall. Tickets - Only £10pp Disco and Supper - On sale in porch after each Mass. Good Cause; Good Music; Good Company!!. Contact - For Tickets – Frances and Brian Donnelly 942 6085 / 07484 707750. Prize Donations – Lorna and Chris Donnelly 942 0696. C’MON - GIVE US YOUR SUPPORT!!! Thanks in advance Brian.
Mary’s Meals van will collect after Masses on weekend 10/11th Sept. Mary's Meals offers help by collecting unwanted/unused clothing and bedding, curtains, towels, handbags, shoes, belts and turning them into funds to carry out work overseas. Rags can raise money that in turn help to feed starving children. A few Black Poly Bags filled with textiles (no bric-a-brac, please) could generate enough funds to feed a child in any of the countries where Mary's Meals works for a year (approx £12.20).
The Beginning Experience residential weekend for those who find themselves alone again through divorce, separation or widowhood. 30th Sept – 2nd October at the Conforti Centre, Coatbridge. Contact Ros 0131 669 0003 / email@example.com
World Youth Day –we look forward to hearing at today’s (Sunday) 10am Mass all about the experience of our young parishioners who attended WYD Krakow.
Alzheimer Scotland Memory Walk – next Saturday 27 August at Mugdock Reservoir ( Water Treatment Works ) from 10.30am. To help fundraise and raise awareness of Dementia/Alzheimers. Fun event for all the family. For more information, visit www.alzscot.org or contact the local Bearsden office on 946 0966
Next Youth Mass – 6pm Saturday Vigil Mass on 1st October. More details soon.
Day Trip to Carfin for the National Pilgrimage Mass and Rosary Procession. Sunday, September 4th. 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.
Drumchapel Foodbank - all donations gratefully received.
Parish 50th Anniversary Celebrations - To help us celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of our Parish, we’d like to gather photos of parish life over the past 50 years for possible inclusion in a 50th Jubilee calendar. If you have photographs of any aspect of our liturgical, pastoral or social life as a Parish such as celebration of the Sacraments, Parish Pilgrimages or social occasions, please share. This includes any personal celebrations of sacraments such as First Communion, weddings etc. You can do this in one of two ways. Either hand in photographs to the parish house or sacristy or send by e-mail to by 29th August. If you’d like any photographs returned, please just put these in an envelope with your name and address and we will have photographs copied and returned to you.
Church Halls—The church halls are used for a huge range of activities. Now that the schools are back, why not make a commitment to support a local business or charity and the church through taking part in one or more of these activities. They include Scottish Slimmers; two choirs; the University of Third Age; various fitness, Pilates and dance classes for all ages and abilities; carpet bowls; a rugby play programme for 2 – 5 year olds; whist; Bearsden Literary Society; prenatal, mother and baby and adult beginners yoga classes; Taekwondo for children and adults; Metafit classes; digital art 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 site on http:/www.standrewsbearsden.co.uk/church-halls.html or call the Halls Letting Secretary on 07528 425 698
Catholic....? Thinking about it....? Know someone who is....? Come learn more about RCIA. The first meeting will be on Wednesday, 28th Sept at 7pm in the Hut. Speak to one of the priests or contact 942 4635 / firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Final year st school ? Think about the Caritas Awards
For More Information
Speak: to Father Mackle
Altar Servers. Any young member of the Parish who would like to become an Altar Server is invited to contact Chris Sanders (942 7519) or Fr. Mackle or Mgr Ryan, who will gladly take your details. This invitation is aimed particularly at those children in P IV who have just made their First Holy Communion. Training sessions will start after school summer holidays.
The Melly Family would like to sincerely thank all the Clergy, family, friends and parishioners for all their prayers, Mass cards, cards, support and donations to St Margaret of Scotland Hospice. Mass will be offered for the intention of St. Andrew’s Parish.
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick--Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Louise Dolan, Ronald Coia, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Baby Eva Berrey, Joan Davis, Margie Cornyn, Patricia Swiatek, Gilbert O’Rourke, Joseph McDermid, Charlie Harper, Alan Johnston, Bruce Davidson, Paul Sheridan, John Gerard Miller, Maureen MacIntosh, Davie Peacock, Lesley Cullen, Kay Reilly, Anne Rodgers, Diarmid O’Hara, Rosemary Queen, Barbara Holland, Michelle Rajab, Matthew Craig, Patricia Sheridan.
Recently Dead—Charlie Melly, William McPlilimy, Alan Johnston, Molly Hughes.
Anniversaries—John Murray, Edward Donohoe, John O’Connor, Robert Hall, Agnes Hall, Anne Dalby, Daniel Collins, William Doherty, Michael McGovern.