and to God what belongs to God."
Pray not for Arab or Jew, for Palestinian or Israeli,
Pray rather for ourselves that we might not divide them in our prayers
But keep them both together in our hearts.
All one can see then, is the beauty of human beings, trying to bring good into this world...
St. Andrew’s Whist Drive will take place on Wednesday 25th October in the Lower Hall, from 2p.m. – 4:15p.m. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served. Entry £3. Looking forward to seeing everyone. New members always welcome.
Fair Fashion: Exploring Sustainable Clothing: New Kilpatrick Church Hall, Wed. 25th October, 7.30p.m.Professor Deirdre Shaw and Dr Lynn Wilson from Glasgow University, the authors of a government White Paper on sustainable consumption, will do a short film screening on this important topic followed by a workshop to answer questions such as how to recycle and how to make your clothes last longer.
Tickets are free but limited to 80 in total. Please phone 942-8827 or call into New Kilpatrick Church Office to reserve.
Piety Stall rota: Could you occasionally help with serving in the Piety Stall? We would be very grateful for some extra volunteers to help us out – if you could sometimes spare 10 minutes after Mass to help, it would be most appreciated. The rota sheet for October, November and December is on the door of the Piety Stall. Meantime, our sincere thanks to everyone who regularly volunteers to assist with running the stall. Any questions please call Anne MacIntosh 931-5861 or Annamaria Strachan 942-9799.
Save the Date: 40th Anniversary of Messengers. Monday 20th November. 7p.m. Mass followed by a celebratory Cheese & Wine. Invitations are on their way by post or email. We are making every effort to contact all Messengers past and present. If you are/have been a Messenger, do please come along. We would love to see you at the celebration. Our Messengers reach out to around 1,300 households.
October Devotion - Rosary. Sundays at 4.30p.m.
Primary 6 Day Retreat - 1st November Led by our Youth Ministry Team and assisted by the class teachers, Caritas candidates and Pope Francis Faith Award participants.
All Saints Day– Wednesday 1st November– Holy Day of Obligation – Masses – 10.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m. Mass in St Nicholas' 1.30pm for pupils and staff only.
All Souls Day– Thursday 2nd November – Mass - 10a.m.
Mass for all the faithful departed - Sunday 5th November 12 Noon. The families of those who have lost a loved one over the past year have been invited but, of course, everyone is welcome who wishes to pray for those whom they have lost. Refreshments will be served in the Upper Hall after Mass. Mass will be offered up every day during November for the Holy Souls.
World Mission Sunday – Today, 22nd October ‘Supporting our brothers and sisters in Sri Lanka.’ The 2nd collection will be for the Annual Mission Appeal. Giftaid Mission Appeal slips available plus QR code option too for making a donation. Visit www.missioscotland.com Please pick up a Missio magazine from the porch.
Torchlight Procession - please do join SPUC in Glasgow on Thursday 26th October for the annual torchlight procession. This is a solemn and prayerful event to pray for an end to abortion. 6:30p.m. – Rosary in George Square; 7:00p.m. – Begin procession to St. Andrew’s Cathedral; 7:30p.m. – Mass
Together with the poor of the earth, I wish to ask governments in general, politicians of all parties, to represent their people and to work for the common good. ... Let them stop listening exclusively to the economic elites, who so often spout superficial ideologies that ignore humanity's real dilemmas. May they be servants of the people who demand land, work, housing and good living.
Pope Francis, Message on the occasion of the 4th World Meeting of Popular Movements
Laudato Si’ - On Care for our Common Home - There are too many special interests, and economic interests easily end up trumping the common good and manipulating information so that their own plans will not be affected. (#54)
Pop-up choir: Still not too late to join the pop-up choir for the Saint Andrew's Night celebration on 2nd December. Come along on Sundays at 3p.m. Next practice today Sunday 22nd October.
Children’s Choir Dates at 10a.m. Mass St Andrew’s Church. If your child is not at St Nicholas’ and they would like to join the choir, please contact Annamaria (email@example.com /0141942 9799) to arrange rehearsal links: 12th November, 10th, 17th and 25th December
Lobby your MSP against dangerous proposals to legalise assisted suicide. Scotland must reject assisted suicide. We should be caring for people, not killing them. Say ‘NO’ to assisted suicide. Visit the website, Scottish Parliamentary Office, for guidance on contacting MSPs. rcpolitics.org/assistedsuicide
Catholic Parliamentary Office – Sign up for the latest news and articles at rcpolitics.org~ raising Catholic pressing matters in a political forum ~ protecting Catholic values ~ making the voice of the Catholics heard in Scottish and UK Parliaments.
All P3 parents intending to present their child for the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Lent 2024, please collect before Mass an enrolment form from the sacristy.
Forms to be returned, please, by next Sunday, 29th October 2023. P4 parents are not required to re-enrol. Your form and all the details on it from last year (P3) will automatically roll on to the P4 list.
For women affected by separation and divorce-confidential and peer support Friday 3rd November 2023 St Patrick's, Dumbarton 6-8p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org
You can raise FREE donations for the parish every time you shop online. Take a moment to sign up at https://tinyurl.com/StAndrewsBearsden2023
Before receiving Holy Communion, we are asked to make some act of reverence such as a bow.
The Church is open until 5p.m. Monday to Saturday. 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 hut after daily Mass Monday to Thursday. All most welcome.
Our soup-run volunteers collect donations every evening from M&S Milngavie for delivery to
St Gregory’s Foodbank and Aspire West End. If you are interested in volunteering once or twice a month, please get in touch with Veronica McLaughlin - email@example.com.
Support For Drumchapel Foodbank. Non-perishable food items are always gratefully received and can be placed in the House porch. Donations can also be taken straight to the Foodbank at Ladyloan Pl Unit 9, G15 8LB. We regularly use cash donations to purchase food items for delivery straight to the foodbank. Our rota is always looking for more foodbank volunteer drivers. If you can help, please get in touch. Thanks for continuing to give the foodbank your support.
Parish Bulletin: Items for inclusion should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 6 p.m. on the Tuesday before publication. The Parish Bulletin is available weekly on our website/by email for all those on our Parish database and on the noticeboards in the Church porch and the Church grounds.
Recently Dead: Leslie Cameron, Alf Gallacher, Charlotte Gallagher, Thomas McCool, Iain Richardson, James Wallace and Betty Rice.
Anniversaries: Agnes F Allan, Mary and Raymond Bruce, Noreen Fitzpatrick, Maria Giovanazzi, May McLaughlin, Maureen Morton, Elizabeth O’Hara Murray, Marie Smith, Kenneth Wareing and Charlie Whitelaw.