and yield a harvest through perseverance."
The Legion of Mary will be doing "door to door"visiting, in pairs, as many homes as is possible in the Bearsden area, chatting with people, speaking about the faith, and extending an invitation to the Mass and buffet supper on the final evening - Friday 30th August at 7pm. Please keep this week in your prayers that it will be successful and fruitful.
Save the Date –Friday 30th August. 7pm Mass followed by buffet supper in the hall with entertainment. Everyone’s welcome. Celebrating Pilgrimage for Christ Week.
Extra help needed for Tuesday, Thursday and Friday lunchtime sessions. Two volunteers still required to help out on each of these lunchtime slots. If you are free to help, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Appeal for driversfor the week 24th– 31stAugust – dropping and collecting from visitation points in Bearsden. If you are free to help, please email email@example.com
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults:The programme for this year for those Adults who wish to be Baptised or received into the Catholic Church will begin after summer. If you are interested in becoming a Catholic, please speak to Fr Mackle.
Word on Fire:How can we develop our thinking as Catholics about Catholicism in order to spread the Good News with confidence? The US-based Word on Fire Institute, founded by Bishop Robert Barron, provides tools for laypeople to become Catholic evangelists. The Institute’s website includes theological tools, moral teaching, and provides advice on how to develop our holiness. See: https://wordonfire.institute/. You can also access a wealth of videos about our faith by subscribing to Bishop Barron’s YouTube channel. Bishop Barron addresses a whole host of matters ranging from Catholic theology to myths about the Catholic Church. Go check it out and be inspired!
The Caritas Award 2020 So far, we have three candidates. Still not too late if you would like to sign up. If you are in your final year of high school or just left and interested in learning about the Caritas award, speak to Fr. Mackle or contact Elizabeth Reid firstname.lastname@example.org
The church is open until 4.45pm (7.30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays) Call in and enjoy the peace and quiet, and take time to sit in the stillness in the silence of God. Tea is served in the hutafter daily Mass. All most welcome.
30th July is World Day against People trafficking which is the fastest growing crime globally. At any given time, an estimated 2.5 million people are trapped in modern-day slavery. Men, women and children fall into the hands of traffickers both in their own countries and abroad. Every country in the world is affected by human trafficking, whether as a country of origin, transit or destination for victims. Please say a prayer and be aware of victims of human trafficking.If you suspect that someone is in slavery,Call the Modern Slavery Helpline on 08000 121 700, or download the “Unseen” Appon your phone through Windows, iTunes or Google Playyou. St Andrew's & St Joseph's& Peace group.
The Scottish Government has implemented a policy permitting abortion procedures to take place at home. This trivialises abortion, further cheapens human life and puts women at risk. Sign SPUC’s Say No to “DIY” Abortion Petition and share it with your friends to sign. Petition forms are in the porch.
Iona pilgrims - memories of Iona photo montage available for collection from the porch.
Monday 19thAugust – Men’s 3 Hour Retreat. Schoenstatt, Lennoxtoun. It offers an amazing opportunity for men to grow their spirituality in a fashion that is suited to them and the world they inhabit. 10.00 – 13.00. £8 per head includes all materials and beverages.
Advance Notice - Mary’s Meals be visiting the parish to collect any unwanted, rags etc for recycling on Sunday 29th September. They regret that they cannot take duvets and pillows. They will also sell raffle tickets after each Mass.
Scottish premier of the pro-life play: “Crowned with Glory and Honour” will be performed at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival from August 6th– 10th. Tickets £5. For more details, email email@example.com
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament –Saturdays -10.30am until 12.30pm. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is, perhaps, the best way to enter into prayer and draw closer to Jesus outside of Holy Mass. Adoration is sitting quietly before the real presence of Christ, who hears us and who sees us. Consider coming to spend time in adoration and prayer each Saturday.
We would like to have a number of adorers for each half hour, to ensure that the Blessed Sacrament is never left unattended.
Lord, Make Me Know Your Ways - Could God be calling you to serve as a priest? Please get in touch to find out more about discerning your vocation. Monthly evenings of discernment take place at Turnbull Hall. For information and details, please call Fr Ross Campbell on 339 4315. Email: Ross.Campbell.firstname.lastname@example.org
The 31 Club –Anyone can join. Offer one Mass each month for Church vocations. All that is looked for is a personal commitment to attend and offer up a Mass for vocations. You pick a day in the month that suits. Just sign or initial a date on the 31 Club sheet in the porch. Promoted by Glasgow Serra.
SVDP is here to help.you need assistance or support or if you know anyone who needs assistance please contact 942 4635. Confidentiality is assured in all cases.
Padre Pio Prayer Group – meets Mondays at 7pm.
Divine Mercy Novena is prayed weekdays after morning Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. All most welcome.
Parish Library has a very extensive range of books DVDs covering a wide variety of religious topics. We would like to encourage you to have a look at the books and DVDs.
Knit For Peace group meets in the Community Room at Waitrose on Tuesdays 9.30-11.30.Parishioners who knit/crochet are invited to join this worthwhile venture. Donations of wool would be gratefully received. For more details and to make wool donations, please contact
Anne Gilmore email@example.com
Advance Notice :Meeting for all parents of altar servers, including parents of all new servers – Thursday 22nd August at 7pm in the Upper Hall.
Day Trip to Carfin for the National Pilgrimage Mass and Rosary Procession. Sunday, September 1st.Bus will leave from the Hub at Bearsden Cross at 1pm and return 7.30pm. Cost £3. Please sign sheet in the porch, if you would like to go.
Drumchapel Foodbank All donations always gratefully received and delivered every Monday. The Foodbank needs extra donations during the holidays when school meals are not provided, putting many families under additional strain.
Forthcoming Special Collections –
Assisted Parishes – 18th August
SPRED – 8th Sept
LEPRA – 21st Sept
Recently Dead--Maddalena Capaldi, Frank McKenzie, Tommy Hallan, Margaret Jenkins, James McGlennan, Mary Breslin.
Anniversaries--Clara Slattery, Hugh McCormick, Frank O’Callaghan,
Joseph Fallon, Jim Eodanable, Mary Breslin.