that everything written about me in the law of Moses
and in the prophets and psalms must be fulfilled.”
‘Looking to the Future’ After a year going round the archdiocese visiting parishes and spending time listening and learning, this Saturday, 22nd April, Archbishop Nolan will launch a consultation process entitled ‘Looking to the Future’ when he will meet with new Deanery Councils.
These Councils will be a way of shaping practical proposals for the future regarding the use of both personnel and property. In his recent pastoral letter, Archbishop Nolan said
“The Archdiocese must be outward looking. Any decisions about how to use our resources, including people (whether clergy or lay) and property (whether money or buildings) must be determined by how they can best serve the mission Christ has given the Church.”
Please do keep the archdiocese in your prayers at this stage in its life and mission.
New £1m fund to support parishes with initiatives to evangelise ~ it’s thinking caps on for us to look at any additional ways in which we can evangelise / reach out / invite and encourage.
Primary 3 SAS gathering today at 9am in the hall leading into 10am Mass with Children's Liturgy to help all boys and girls who celebrated their First Confession grow on their journey of faith and help them appreciate more and more this great sacrament of God's healing love in Reconciliation.
First Holy Communion SAS – Sunday 7th May 9.00am – 9.45am in the upper hall.
We look forward to the First Holy Communion celebration - 14th May at 12 noon.
Please keep the first communicants in your prayers.
Mass of Thanksgiving will be at 10am on Sun 21st May followed by a party.
Confirmation 8th May 7pm followed by a reception. Please keep the confirmands in your prayers.
P7s’ day’s retreat is this Tuesday 25th April beginning with 10am Mass. Organised by the AoG youth team and the youth ministry team of St Joseph's and St Andrew's for all pupils. Remember and bring a packed lunch. It will be a great day.
Confirmation rehearsal ~ Thurs 4th May 1.30pm in St Andrew’s for all candidates from all schools.
Interested in becoming a Catholic? Please get in touch. The programme of learning and instruction will begin after summer and prepares adults for the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Please speak to Fr. Mackle if you would like to know more.
Next Sunday is Good Shepherd Sunday – World Day of Prayer for Vocations.
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. Speak to Fr Mackle or contact the Vocations Director Fr Ross Campbell - Ross.Campbell.firstname.lastname@example.org
SERRA Vigil for Vocations: this Friday 28th April 7 – 9pm in the University of Glasgow Catholic Chaplaincy, 15 Southpark Terrace, G12 8LG. Mass at 7pm, followed by a Holy Hour concluding with Compline and Benediction at 9pm. All most welcome.
The church is open until 5pm Mon to Fri. 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 Mon to Thurs. All most welcome.
Saturday Adoration Do come and spend some time each week to be still before God at our Saturday Adoration. If shopping at the cross, or out for a coffee, pop in to St Andrew's for some quiet prayer. Have a heart to heart with God. Saturday 10am until 11am , with Confessions throughout. Sunday Confession 9.15am until 9.45am.
A bus for Carfin Grotto will leave on the 13th of each Month from Milngavie Station 6pm . Cost £8. Anyone wishing to attend please put your name on the list in the porch or pass it to Fr. Mackle or email email@example.com Anyone wishing transport to Milngavie Station please state that when you put your name on the list and someone will be in touch to arrange transport.
Can you help? Volunteer driver needed, please, to bring a parishioner from Kessington area to Mass once a month. If you can help, please contact Charles on 07463770191
St. Andrew’s Whist Drive ~ Wed April 26th in the Lower Hall, from 2pm – 4:15pm. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served. Entry £3. Looking forward to seeing everyone. New members always welcome.
Laudato Si’ - On Care for our Common Home - Real relationships with others, with all the challenges they entail, now tend to be replaced by a type of internet communication which enables us to choose or eliminate relationships at whim, thus giving rise to a new type of contrived emotion which has more to do with devices and displays than with other people and with nature. (#47)
EARTH DAY 22 April - Our Earth is under threat. There is no Planet B. For more information on Earth Day 2023, and how to get involved, please visit: https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2023/ And https://www.bintwinning.org/earth-day-2023/
For support, motivation and lots of fun, join our fitness classes every Wednesday in St Andrew’s upper hall at 10am. Call Rosemary on 639 7477 for details.
You can raise FREE donations for the parish every time you shop online. Take a moment to sign up at https://tinyurl.com/standrews-easyfundraising
Parish Bulletin: Items for inclusion should be sent in by 6pm on the Tuesday before publication. Copies of the bulletin are available on Facebook, Twitter, the parish website/by email link (to all those on the Parish database) and on the noticeboards in the Church porch and the Church grounds.
Before receiving Holy Communion, we are asked to make some act of reverence such as a bow.
For women affected by separation and divorce – confidential and peer support
Friday 5th May St Patrick's, Dumbarton 6-8pm. firstname.lastname@example.org
Drumchapel Foodbank. Your donations are dropped off at the foodbank by our parish volunteers. Thanks for continuing to give the foodbank your support.
Our soup-run volunteers continue to collect donations 7 evenings each week from Marks & Spencers Milngavie for delivery to St Gregory’s Foodbank for families and Aspire West End to support those trying to get back on their feet.
If you are interested in volunteering once or twice a month, please get in touch with Veronica McLaughlin - email@example.com.
Bishop Brian McGee, Rev Gerry Maguiness, Sister Anne Marie Mc Guan & Ms June Clunie represented Scotland, with Archbishop Cushley also being in attendance. The conclusions of that assembly are now documented and can be found on our Archdiocesan synod website https://rcagsynod.org/.
This document will form part of the working document for the Synod of Bishops 2021-2024.
Recently Dead: Maria Capaldi, Tom Connoly, Christine Donaldson, Jimmy Dyer, Anne Hamilton, Jude Moreland, Jim Knox, John Park and Anne Stewart.
Anniversary: John Boyle, Owen Patrick Fallen, Kathleen Hocking, Thomas McKinnon, Patrick Murray and Gerard James Murray,
Six Months’ Mind – Stephen McCusker.