Pray for those who persecute you".
Education Sunday Second Collection will be taken up at all the Masses to help the Bishops’ Conference to finance the work of the Scottish Catholic Education Service, which provides support, resources and advice to schools, parishes and diocese across Scotland.
Free Coffee Morning for Education Sunday!!! After 10am Mass today Sunday 23rd, as a ' THANK YOU ' to all our loyal supporters. Please come along and join us.
Altar Servers’ Awards. This weekend, three Servers (Joseph Sheridan, Caragh Pryce & Jack Gibbons) are due to be officially enrolled into the Archconfraternity of St. Stephen and each will receive the familiar bronze medal on a red cord. All three have demonstrated, by assisting at Mass regularly for over two years, their commitment to their parish ministry by serving at the Altar. At the same time, acknowledgement of long-standing service is also being made to three Servers (Barry Turso, Celia Petrie & Grace McGovern), each of whom has served faithfully for over 5 years, this recognition being marked by exchanging their red cord for a yellow cord. There are now seven Servers who have earned a ‘yellow cord’. Well done and congratulations to all concerned. We are very fortunate at St. Andrew’s to have so many (26) good and committed Servers.
Forty Hours Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Sunday 2nd March, Solemn Evening Prayer at 5pm, with Night Prayer at 9pm. Monday, 3rd March Holy Hour at 7pm with Night Prayer at 9pm. Tuesday, 4th March, Holy Hour at 7pm. Night Prayer at 9pm. Holy Hours will be led by the Dominican Fathers. Please think about choosing a half hour for adoration and initial the sheet in the porch. “The Eucharist is a priceless treasure: by not only celebrating it, but also by praying before it outside of Mass we are enabled to make contact with the very wellspring of grace”. Blessed John Paul II.
Cardinal Winning Lecture – will be given by Professor Tony Finn CBE on 1st March in the Sir Charles Wilson Building of Glasgow University. 9.45 am. Title : ‘Once a Catholic? The impact of changes in Catholic identity and in Catholic schools.’ For tickets, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SPRED (Special Religious Development) has been part of the pastoral and catechetical life of the Archdiocese since 1984. Our parish group is a small community of faith meeting on Wednesday evenings during school term-time from September to May. We would welcome new volunteers to become companions in faith to our friends with learning disabilities and so help them take their rightful place within the parish community. A series of three introductory evenings for new volunteers starts on March 11th. Why not come along to the first one and give it a try -there's no commitment at this stage. More information is available on the SPRED website - www.spred.org.uk If you are interested please phone Catherine (942 6984) or Lorna (942 0696).
Times for First Confession - Families of Primary Three children are invited to choose one of the scheduled confession times during the Season of Lent for their child to make First Confession. Family members are encouraged too to take the opportunity then to go to Confession
Ash Wednesday is 5th March and the beginning of Lent.
Reachout editorial team meeting – Tuesday, 25th February at 7.30pm in the Lower Hall.
Piety Stall Rota. We are short of volunteers to assist with serving in the Piety Stall, particularly after the Vigil Mass. If you could spare 15 minutes after Mass and are over aged 16, we would really appreciate your help. The rota sheet for February, March and April is on the noticeboard in the porch. Any questions, please call Anne MacIntosh 931 5861 or Annamaria Strachan 942 9799.
RCIA Please keep in your prayers John Harper and Robbie McKechnie, who are engaged in the RCIA process of becoming Catholics this Easter.
Baptism Course every first Saturday of the month from 11am – 1pm in the lower hall for parents whose child is due to be baptised. We could still do with a few more volunteers to help run the course. If you are able to help, please speak with Kathleen Thompson or Fr Mackle.
Passover Meal - Wednesday 16th April: More details soon. A demonstration Passover Meal during Holy Week can have educational and spiritual value, and can help those who attend to understand better the Jewish roots of our Eucharistic liturgy. Various ritual foods symbolising the Exodus are eaten, including matzah (unleavened bread), green and bitter herbs and haroset (a sweet mixture).Glasgow Lourdes Hospitalite: Glasgow Archdiocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage 18th‐25th July welcomes applications to join them. Don’t let disability, age or infirmity stop you. Help is at hand. Contact Mrs Agnes Findlay, 5 Crofthead Drive, Lennoxtown, G66 7HP, Tel: 01360 312676. See poster in porch for more information.
Children’s Choir dates – all at 10am Mass. March 9th & 16th, May 11th & 18th, June 8th & 15th. Any enquiries, contact Annamaria Stachan on 942 9799 / 07749715514
Discerning a Vocation to the Priesthood? – contact Fr John Keenan, email@example.com (0141-339-4315) or Fr Ross Campbell, firstname.lastname@example.org (0141-776-1063)
Padre Pio Prayer Group – Monday at 7.00pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. All are very welcome.
Maryhill Foodbank Collection. Please place any donations of non-perishables (tins of soup, beans, meats etc., pasta, rice, toiletries) in the containers in the porch. Many thanks.
World Day of Prayer—Friday, 7th March—10.30am. This event is taking place in our church and we hope as many parishioners as possible will join us along with members from the other Bearsden churches. This year the theme is “Streams in the Desert” and has been arranged by the women of Egypt. The guest speaker is Lorraine McMahon from The Church in Need—coffee and cake served in the upper hall afterwards. See notice in the porch for more details. PLEASE NOTE—MASS WILL BE AT 9AM that morning.