We welcome the children who are celebrating First Holy Communion today. Please keep the first communicants and their families in your prayers. The Piety Stall has a large selection of cards and gifts on sale for children receiving their First Communion.
Thanksgiving Mass for First Communicants- Sunday 4th June at 10am Mass during which all the first communicants will be presented with their First Holy Communion certificate, and invited after Mass into the hall with their families for a party.
Ascension of the Lord – Thursday 25th May - Holy Day of Obligation – Masses 10am & 7pm. May Devotions – Rosary & Benediction – Sundays at 4.30pm.
Big Band Sound Golden Jubilee Celebration this Wed 24th May 8pm – 10pm in the Hall. If you're into the Beatles, or Sinatra's your thing, or maybe something with more of a swing, then get your tickets They’re going fast - £5 from Dorothy 587 7319 (B.Y.O.B).
On behalf of 50th Anniversary Committee we would like to thank everyone who helped in any way to make the Lisbon Lions event such a success. However special thanks must go to Gordon for his job as Compere—he really made the evening go with a swing. Also a thank you to Maryteresa, who composed a poem specially for the occasion. The collection for the Drumchapel Foodbank amounted to £419.65—thank you for all your generosity. Food items will be purchased and delivered soon to the foodbank.
Children’s Choir - 21st May; 11th & 18th June. Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 01419429799/07749715514 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Toddlers and Lunchclub - Romina Verrechia is due to finish up with the Toddlers and Lunchclub group mid June. Our thanks to Romina for all her good work running the group. We are looking for someone to take on the responsibility of keeping the group going on Thursdays. If you are interested, please contact Romina by email email@example.com
Piety Stall rota - Sincere thanks to everyone who assists with serving in the Piety Stall, we appreciate it very much.We are currently very short of volunteers for most Masses.If you could spare 15 minutes after Mass and are aged over 16, we would really appreciate your help.The rota sheet for June, July and August is on the noticeboard at the back of the Church.Any questions please call Anne MacIntosh 931-5861 or Annamaria Strachan 942-9799.
Glasgow SPRED annual fundraiser Ceilidh/Tombola Friday 2nd June in St Thomas's,at which our Grand Raffle will be drawn. Donations for the Tombola will be very gratefully received.Lorna Donnelly(942 0696) and friends will be pleased to sell you Raffle tickets. Thank you for your wonderful support.
Parish Mission Youth Mass Saturday 3rd June 6pm – We are looking for young people of the parish to be involved in various Mass ministries e.g. as a pass keeper, server, bidding prayers, offertory or with the music. Give your names to Fr. Mackle, if you would like to be involved. Primary 7 will be arranging readers for the Mass, which will be followed by pizza in the upper hall.
Calling all Primary 7 pupils who can sing or play an instrument St. Andrew`s Parish is recruiting for the Young Musicians Group who sing and play at the Saturday evening vigil Mass once a month at St. Andrew`s. Enthusiastic singers or instrumentalists of Grade 3 or above are welcome! If you would be interested in joining this group, please come to a short meeting after the Youth Mass(6pm Vigil) in St. Andrew`s Church on Saturday 3rd June. Alternatively, please phone Nick Joint on 07743 473420 or email him on N.JOINT@sky.com if you have any questions.
Parish BBQ – Join us for a BBQ after the 12noon Mass in the grounds on Sunday 11th June. A fun-filled afternoon with games for the children and music. For catering purposes, please enter your name on the sign up sheet in the porch, if you will be coming along to the BBQ.
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 over the next few weeks and leave in the porch, these would be very gratefully received. Many thanks
Upcoming second collections 28th May – Communications Sunday, 4th June – Day for Life. Peter’s Pence – 2nd July
Classical Guitar Recital with Ayman Jarjour. Sunday 11th June at 3pm in Cairns Church, Milngavie. Admission free. Donations in aid of Medecins sans Frontieres.
The Caritas Award was created as a legacy of the visit of Pope Benedict to Scotland and has been in place for a few 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. St. Andrew`s Parish is now able to support young people in their final year of school to achieve this award. The Caritas Award gives you the opportunity to learn more about your 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 the 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 at Elizabeth_reid@ntlworld.com There will be further Caritas information available after the Youth Mass on Saturday 3rd June in the upper hall. There will also be the opportunity to sign up to complete the Caritas award on that same evening. An information poster is on the Parish youth notice board in the Church porch.
St. Andrew’s PTA Ladies Charity Night in the school hall this Friday 2nd June 7.00 p.m.—11.30 p.m. Profits will be split evenly between school funds and Richmond’s Hope, which provides support to bereaved children. Tickets £7.00 include a cocktail on arrival (BYOB) with DJ, raffle and various other fundraising competitions. All welcome—to reserve your ticket please contact Siobhan McManus on 07850212951 or Suzanne Gahagan on 07757383843.
Legion of Mary Mass of Thanksgiving at Carfin – Sunday 28th May. Bus leaves from the Post Office, Milngavie, at 1.15pm. All most welcome
Recent Legacy Update At our Parish Finance and Fabric meeting on 11th May the team agreed that the substantial bequest to be used exclusively for the benefit of our Parish community.To this end we agreed that a maximum of 10% of the bequest be used to assist with our current Parish 50th celebrations and the remaining 90% be invested in an Archdiocesan account specifically set up for legacy purposes.Note we will have access to some or all of this investment as and when we choose.Your F & F team will continue to monitor and use the funds for Parish Community benefit in accord with the known intentions of our donor. Our thanksgiving prayers are with the deceased donor(s) and perhaps you can also keep us in your own family prayers.
Many Thanks St A. Finance & Fabric Team
Mass for the sick and housebound of the parish – Wednesday 7th June 2pm which will incorporate the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick. Please draw this Mass to the attention of any family members or neighbours whom you think might like to attend. Transport will be available for those who need it.
Archbishop Tartaglia has now formed a Diocesan Pastoral Council, to hear directly from the Laity who have been involved in the Cluster arrangements process. This will allow the archbishop to have a direct conversation with the lay people of our parishes about future pastoral provision in the Archdiocese. The first meeting will be on 17th June at 11am in Eyre Hall. John Heath will be our Cluster's representative on the Diocesan Pastoral Council. If anyone has any cluster related matters or issues they would like to be raised at the DPC, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Louise Dolan, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Joseph McDermid, Charlie Harper,, Paul Sheridan, John Gerard Miller, Maureen MacIntosh, Michelle Rajab, Matthew Craig, Maurice Boyce, Margaret Kieran, Maura Murphy, Isabelle Cox, Maria Giovanazzi, Clare MacTavish, Ophelia McPhail, Anne Parker, Eileen Adaya.
Recently Dead—Vera Seath, Charles Welsh, Helen Tucker, Joe Myles, Patricia Bloom, Gilbert O’Rourke, Margaret Reilly, Margaret Murphy, Eileen Hughes.
Anniversaries—Dorothy Clark, Bill English