and the fidelity of the LORD endures forever."
Eco-Friendly ~ our weekly bulletin and any pastoral letters will continue to be Paperless and be posted on our website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Sign Up Sunday – 11th September at all three Masses. Our parish needs more volunteers to take forward some of the synod gatherings’ suggestions made by Parishioners about what we can do differently in the Parish. Amongst themes identified
- pastoral support
- reaching out to all
- learning about our Faith
- continue to encourage youth
- enhance communication and
- more social events.
Come to Sign-up Sunday, upper hall, 11th September. Information about all the parish’s groups will be posted out to all soon.
National Pilgrimage in the presence of the Relics of Saint Bernadette to mark the Centenary of Carfin Grotto ~ Sunday 25th September Holy Mass at 3pm followed by a Rosary Procession. Main Celebrant: Bishop Toal. All most welcome.
Both parishes have arranged a bus which will leave from the Bearsden Hub at 1p.m. sharp.
The Beginning Experience – Listen ~ Accompany ~ Heal are holding a weekend next month at Confortin Centre, Coatbridge on 30 Sept – 2nd Oct for those who find themselves suffering through divorce, separation or widowhood. For more details contact Catherine on 0131 665 3383 or email firstname.lastname@example.org before 16 Sept.
The St Mungo Singers ~ the Archdiocese of Glasgow’s Liturgical Choir. New members always most welcome. Rehearsals – Sundays 7.00 until 8.30 at St Leo’s, 5 Beech Avenue, G41 5BY. For more details, call 0141 or email email@example.com
First Holy Communion Families – the Legion of Mary will be visiting the families of all the children who celebrated their First Holy Communion this year.
Daily & Sunday Mass – Catholic TV is good for anyone who can’t get out to Mass.
Interested in becoming a Catholic?– Not baptised? Baptised in another faith? RCIA will begin in the autumn. The programme of learning and instruction prepares adults for the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Please speak to Fr. Mackle if you would like to know more about RCIA and the Catholic faith.
It is pleasant to spend time adoring Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. The Eucharist is such a priceless treasure ~ by praying before it, we are able to make contact with Christ present in the Most Holy Sacrament. Saturdays 10am until 11am. Confessions throughout. Confessions – Also on Saturdays 4.15pm – 4.45pm & Sundays 9.15am – 9.40am
Before receiving Holy Communion, we are asked to make some preparatory act of reverence such as a bow.
The Padre Pio Prayer Group meets after 10am Mass each Monday in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. All most welcome.
Evening trip to Carfin - Bus will leave from Milngavie Railway Station on Tuesday 13th September at 6pm and return around 9pm.
Do remember that our church is now open weekdays until 5pm, and on Saturdays until after the 5pm Vigil Mass. Call in and enjoy the peace and quiet, and take time to sit in the stillness in the silence of God. Teas and coffees are served in the hut after daily 10am Mass. All most welcome.
For women affected by separation and divorce – next meeting of this confidential and peer support group is Friday 2nd September in St Patrick's hall, Dumbarton 6pm - 8pm. All new members are most welcome. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Forthcoming Special Collections – Today – 21st August; SPRED 11th 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 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.
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, the parish website and on our noticeboard.
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week - Sunday 21st August (International Day for Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its abolition is observed on 23 August)May the power of Christ, which brings freedom and service, be felt in so many hearts afflicted by war, persecution and slavery.
Pope Francis, Blessing and Message ‘Urbi et Orbi’ 2014
This year we would like to give the opportunity to children outwith St Nicholas's School to join the choir. This would involve those children rehearsing for approx 15 minutes after Mass and a short rehearsal before Mass, on the dates they are singing, and in uploading a church linked recorded youtube video rehearsal, so that children are prepared. If there are any older children from S1-6 who have missed out because of the pandemic, they are also welcome to join in the same way.
Dates for this term are:
2nd October (at St Joseph's)
25th DecemberPlease contact Annamaria Strachan (email@example.com) with any questions and/or to sign up.
Induction Part 1
- Monday 19th September at 7 p.m.
- Monday 24th October at 7 p.m.
- Saturday 5th November 10 a.m.
- Monday 5th December at 7 p.m.
- Monday 5th September -7 p.m.
- Thursday 6th October -7 p.m.
- Monday 7th November -7 p.m.
The Pope's Twitter (@Pontifex
The Pope's Instagram (@Franciscus)
The Pope’s monthly video
Great resources of contemporary commentary by the Holy Father on current issues.
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