We have come to believe
and are convinced that you are the Holy One of God.”
Children’s Liturgy: each week in the form of a video of the week’s Gospel reading. Available at : https://www.rpbooks.co.uk/celebrate-following-your-faith This is an excellent resource for parents to use until the children’s liturgy at Mass resumes.
Both parishes have a planning meeting with Mrs Grogan on 9th September to discuss various items including setting dates for First Confession, First Holy Communion & Confirmations, and the Pope Francis Faith Award. Keep your eye on the parishes' bulletins and on social media platforms for dates and plans.
The Caritas Award - St. Andrew`s would like to support any young person in their final year of school to achieve The Caritas Award. It's 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, contact Elizabeth Reid Elizabeth_reid@ntlworld.com
Wonderful turnout at all last weekend’s Masses. We hope to see more weekends like that with more and more people coming back to Mass. Come back to Mass! Invite and encourage family members, friends, fellow parishioners to come back with you. No need to book. Just come along.
St Andrew's is now inviting all Primary Three Parents intending to present their child for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, which is due to take place during Lent 2022 and for First Holy Communion in May / June 2023, to complete, please, an enrolment form, copies of which are available from the sacristy before or after weekday and Sunday Mass. All forms to be returned, please, by Sunday, 17th October 2021.
We are also inviting all Primary Seven Parents intending to present their child for the Sacrament of Confirmation, to complete, please, an enrolment form, copies of which are available from the sacristy before or after weekday or Sunday Mass. All forms to be returned, please, by Sunday 17th October 2021. Many thanks.
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week - (International Day for Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its abolition is observed on 23 August) We need to feel outrage, as Moses did, as Jesus did, as God does in the face of injustice. Querida Amazonia, para 15
Servers Practice - There will be a short meeting for Altar Servers today Sunday 22nd August at 1.15pm in the Church to discuss changes in Altar serving practices at Mass, following the recent relaxation of restrictions. Please try to be there.
In this Year of St Joseph, please visit our sleeping St Joseph statue. You can write out a petition and place it under the statue. Let St Joseph ‘sleep on it’.
Peer Support Group for Women Of Faith Affected By Separation or Divorce meets first Friday of each month 6pm at St Patrick's Church Hall, Dumbarton. For information and details, see 'Faith Living' Facebook group, which is the Archdiocese of Glasgow's New Evangelisation Group, or contact Tricia Imrie on 07970928028.
Your Giving to St Andrew’s A massive Thank You to all our parishioners who have continued to support our parish over these past seventeenth months. We have, like many other charities, seen our income greatly reduced since March 2020. This is, of course, because of the lockdowns and closures and there being fewer people being able to attend church. Thank you, once more, in these difficult times for your generosity towards your parish. Fr Mackle
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 parish’s soup-run’s volunteers continue to collect food donations from M&S Byres Rd & Milngavie for delivery to Drumchapel & St Gregory’s Foodbanks, the Wayside Club & Aspire. Many thanks for good response to the recent appeal for help for holiday cover.
Parish Website – Bulletin - Just to say that on the latest page and the bulletin page, a subscribe button has been added which allows users to have a daily summary sent each morning with the previous day's posts. If you don't use social media, but would like to be kept posted, then all that's asked for is your email address – you can unsubscribe at any time – it's all clearly marked.
Parish Bulletin: Any items for inclusion in the bulletin (including names for recently dead, month's mind and anniversary lists) should be put through the letter box of the Chapel House or sent by email: firstname.lastname@example.org by12noon on the Wednesday before publication. Copies of the bulletin are available on Facebook, Twitter and on the parish website.
Recently Dead – John Cairns, Pat Coleman, Dorothy Davidson, Bernadette Kennedy, Jim Kennedy, Isa McCallum, Marjorie O’Rourke, Hector Serpes.
Anniversary – Daniel Collins, William Doherty, Edward Donohoe, Mary Murphy, Gerry Traynor.
Six Months’ Mind – Olwen Jones.