says the Lord.
How will this be done? After the Vigil Mass on 18th April and both Masses on 19th April, we'd like as many parishioners as possible, to come into the hall and share your views in a similar way to the parish consultation exercise last year. If you're not able to come into the hall after Mass, there will still be an opportunity to feed in your thoughts via email and a hard copy feedback sheet which will be available the following weekend.
From 8am until 8pm this Friday, 27th March in St Andrew’s Cathedral priests will be available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Come home for Easter!
Catholic Youth Festival - St Andrew’s parishioners, please get your thinking caps on for fund-raising ideas, as we would like to give as many of our young people as possible the opportunity to attend. If you are keen to go let us know, and also please contact Archdiocesan Youth Chaplain, Fr John Sweeney to register – email: email@example.com 30 July to 2 August at University of Stirling Campus. Inspired by WYD 2013 and previous WYDs, young people are invited to experience the fun, prayer and joy of a World Youth Day this summer in Stirling where they will join young people from across Scotland and beyond. The event is open to those 14 -25 years of age. Cost - £150. The Hut Ladies have very kindly offered to sponsor the cost of £150 for one young parishioner who wishes to attend.
SPRED: Please come and support our parish SPRED group as we lead the Liturgy at today’s 12 noon Mass. All are invited to join us afterwards for refreshments in the Lower Hall.
St Andrews Squad (SAS) For all Primary 4 children in the parish celebrating First Holy Communion this May. Please come along to the Upper Hall from 9am till 9.45am, next Sunday 29th March. If you require any further information, please contact Margaret Hendry on 563 9993. Thank you.
St Andrew’s P7 have prepared their own reflection on the Passion and Death of Jesus which is called the “Jesus Mystery?” which they will present on 24th March and repeat on the 25th & 26th in the school hall at 1.30pm. Parishioners are most welcome to attend.
Recruitment Weekend. Many thanks to the 17 people who agreed to volunteer for various ministries at Mass at last week’s ‘recruitment weekend’. Your time in contributing to the parish life will be greatly appreciated. If you missed out last weekend, but would still like to find out more about how you can contribute to the various ministries or volunteer to help by being an Altar Server, Extraordinary Minister, Musician, Cantor, Passkeeper, Reader, a member of SVDP or with the Children’s Liturgy, then please contact Father Mackle or the Liturgy Group Coordinator, Elizabeth Reid (563 9717).
Scottish Classical singer Martin Aelred charity fundraising concert in aid of “Let The Children Live” this evening, Sunday, at 7.00pm. Organised by the parish’s Justice & Peace Group. Tickets just £5 (children’s tickets are free) and are available at the door. Refreshments will be served in the hall after the concert, and there will also be a raffle with plenty of good prizes to be won.
Glasgow Archdiocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage 17-24 July. Cost from £719 to £779 depending on choice of hotel. To book, call Joe Walsh Tours on 530 5060 or visit www.joewalshtours.co.uk Pilgrims with a medical condition who wish to travel as a registered sick pilgrim should obtain an application form from Mrs Agnes Findlay, Tel: 01360312676. The closing date for applications is this Wednesday, 25 March.
SCIAF Wee Boxes to be returned please by Easter Sunday at the latest.
Kevin Farmer, a St Andrew's parishioner, will be running the London Marathon on April 26 for SCIAF’s 50th anniversary. You can sponsor Kevin and support SCIAF by going to www.justgiving.com/Kevin-Farmer/ or sign the form in the porch.
RCIA Please keep in your prayers Jennifer Aire and Alison McDonald as they journey through these final weeks of Lent to become Catholics this Easter.
Members of the legion of Mary will hold an Acies Ceremony today (Sunday) at 3pm in St Joseph’s, Milngavie to renew their consecration to Our Lady. All are welcome to join Legion members for this wonderful and spiritual occasion. Refreshments will be served in the hall afterwards.
Deacon Frank Trias, a parishioner of St Andrew's, will be ordained a priest for the Congregation of the Passionists later this year. Keep Frank in your prayers during the course of the coming months as he prepares for Ordination to Priesthood.
Archdiocese of Glasgow Pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Led by Archbishop Conti and Alex Mosson, former Lord Provost of Glasgow. 2 - 10 November. Cost - £1080. To book, call 0800 371972 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
St Andrew’s Primary Spring Edition Newsletter – copies available in the porch, and can be viewed on the school and parish websites.
Safeguarding. The final meeting for verification of Applications to join the PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) Scheme will take place on Wednesday within the Parish House from 6.00p.m. to 7.00p.m. I have contacted all Volunteers who have not yet had their Applications verified and requested that they meet with me on Wednesday. It is of crucial importance that they do so as later this year it will be a criminal offence for any Parishioner to work with children or vulnerable adults who is not a member of the PVG Scheme. If there still remains any Parishioner who is not already a member of the PVG Scheme nor in the throes of applying to join the Scheme and who carries out voluntary work within St. Andrew’s involving children or vulnerable adults, then he or she should speak immediately with Father Mackle or contact myself as Parish Co-ordinator. Thank you
Fabric & Finance Group next meets this Thursday at 7pm in the chapel-house. If anyone has any matters they would like discussed, please contact Brian Donnelly at email@example.com
Mass attendance – 14 / 15 Mar – 679
Gift Aid - New envelopes begin on Easter Sunday - Please collect your new box of envelopes from the Gift Aid table in the porch on 21/22 & 28/29 March. Anyone wishing to join the Gift Aid scheme, please speak to Brian Donnelly on 0141 942 6085. Thank you.
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Margaret McGuire, Paul Morton, Mamie Bradie, Dante Biagioi, Peter Crainie, Margaret Merilees, Betty Clark, Hil Black, Karen Hopper (Livingston) Alison Burns, Paul Connolly, Louise Dolan, Sheila McCallum, Rosemary McLean, Elizabeth McCusker, Stuart Harvey, Mick Henry, Sheena Smith, Mary Cowan, Charlie Melly, Steven Byrne, Archbishop Tartaglia, Mark Greenlees, Samatha Harkins, Margaret Mirrilees, Gilbert O’Rourke, Margaret Cairney, Denis Campbell.
Recently Dead—Baby Tom Denny, Marie Paterson, Mary Ray, Michael Cutliffe, Danny Morgan, Andrew McGeever, Amanda Moroney, Michael McCafferty, John Hamilton, Nora Sharpe, Edward Noble, Raymond Devine, Rosemary Murphy.
Anniversaries—Jenny McCarron, Jack & Sarah Corish, James Lee, Isabel Lee, Mary McTaggart, Ann Philomena Cairney Banks.