I will announce what has lain hidden from the foundation
of the world."
Like to help with tending the church gardens? To build on the success of the recent landscaping and building project, we would be grateful to anyone who would like to volunteer assisting the gardening group continue with enhancing our grounds. For more information please contact George.Allan@scotrail.co.uk
Saint Aloysius Lunchtime Music Programme –takes place in St Aloysius Church, Garnethill, this Friday 28thfrom 1.30pm to 2.30pm. Free entry – collection in support of the church renovation fund.
30th July is World Day against People trafficking which is the fastest growing crime globally.any given time, an estimated 2.5 million people are trapped in modern-day slavery. Men, women and children fall into the hands of traffickers both in their own countries and abroad. Every country in the world is affected by human trafficking, whether as a country of origin, transit or destination for victims. Please say a prayer and be aware of victims of human trafficking, Thank you. St Andrew’s Justice & Peace group.
Nick Pryce’s Ordination to Permanent Diaconate will be celebrated here in the parish on Friday 8th September at 6pm Mass followed by a reception in the hall to which everyone is invited. Keep Nick and Trish and their family in your prayers
Celebrate Scotland – 2-3 Sept. St Ninian’s High, Giffnock. Catholic Charismatic Weekend Conference. For more details and information, pick up a flyer from the porch or visit www.celebrateconference.org. Some parish subsidy may be available.
Our Golden Jubilee Year Day Trip to Carfin for the National Pilgrimage Mass and Rosary Procession. Sunday, September 3rd. Bus will leave from Roman Road at 1pm and return 7.30pm. Cost £3. Please sign sheet in porch, if you would like to go.
St Margaret of Scotland 5k Midnight Walk. This year the event is open to all. Starts and finishes at Great Western Retail Park. 9.30pm Saturday 2nd Sept till 2am Sunday. For more details and information see poster in the porch.week the Hospice has to fundraise£43,000. Withthe help of community events such as this 5k Midnight Walk,burden is lightened.
Evening Pilgrimage to Carfin- Sunday,th. Bus will leave at 6.30pm at the Post Office in Milngavie and return at 9.30pm. All are very welcome.
SCIAF Real Gifts – the latest catalogue of “real gifts” is available at the back of the church: from school books to chickens; from birth certificates to mobile medical centres – your gifts can help people in so many ways. For more info see www.sciaf.org.uk/realgifts.
The Legion of Mary - new members always welcome. The Legion sees as its priority the spiritual and social welfare of each individual. Members participate in the life of the parish through visitation of families, and the sick, both in their homes and in hospitals. Every legionary is required to carry out two hours apostolic work each week. The object of the Legion of Mary is the Glory of God through the holiness of its members developed by prayer and active cooperation in Mary’s and the Church’s work. St Andrew’s Parish’s Legion meets on Tuesdays at 7.30pm in the Hut.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – each Saturday from 10.30am until 12.30pm. Please consider coming to spend time in adoration and prayer each Saturday. We would like to have a number of adorers for each half hour. Sign up sheet for you to initial or sign is in the porch.
Urgent Appeal - Drumchapel food bank are in real need of additional supplies. During the summer holidays, school meals are not provided so the need is even greater than usual. As well as the usual items, some treats for kids would be much appreciated. If you could leave in the porch, these are taken down each Monday. Many thanks.
Padre Pio Prayer Group meets on Mondays at 7pm. All welcome. For information or interest, please contact Kay Dick 0141 942 7771 or Kate Hay 0141 931 5154.
Divine Mercy Novena is prayed weekdays after morning Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. All most welcome. Legion of Mary meets on Tuesdays at 7.30pm in the Hut. New members always welcome.
Dementia Awareness Campaign Time to put your best feet forward for our annual Memory Walk on 12th August 2017. A sponsored walk around the Milngavie Water Works in memory of a loved one, to remember someone living with Dementia and their families and raise much needed funds for Alzheimer Scotland, East Dunbartonshire An event the whole family can enjoy. For more details see poster on the noticeboard or contact Anne O’Donnell on 0141 946 0966 or AO’Donnell@alzscot.org. If anyone has a business or works for a company that may Sponsor a table or donate a raffle prize for the Alzheimer Scotland, Me Not Ball in September then please contact Anne on the same details.
For support, motivation and lots of fun, join our fitness classes every Wednesday in St Andrew’s upper hall at 10am. Call Rosemary on 01416397477 for details.
Monsignor Henry, who is buried in New Kilpatrick Cemetery, Boclair Road, was parish Priest of St Andrew’s from 1978 – 1995. The contribution he made to the development of St. Andrew’s, particularly in driving forward the construction of the present church building, was immense. In this Golden Jubilee Year, and on the anniversary of his death, the rosary will be prayed at his grave for the peaceful repose of his soul and for the eternal rest of all the faithful departed. All are most welcome. Please gather at the cemetery gates at 2pm on Sunday, 6th August.
Abortion Petition –the British Medical Association has sadly voted to call for the decriminalisation of abortion. To show our desire to protect innocent life SPUC have asked us to sign a petition in opposition to the campaign to extend abortion. This is available at the back of the church – please sign it and show your concern to defend those who cannot defend themselves.
Caritas Award In your final year of school, or just finished secondary? Interested in becoming a candidate for the 2017 / 2018 Caritas award? Speak to Fr. Mackle or contact Elizabeth Reid at Elizabeth_reid@ntlworld.com Interested candidates already signing up. Do think about joining them? - visit www.caritasaward.org.
Interested in becoming a Catholic? – Not baptised? Baptised in another faith? The RCIA Programme (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adult) will begin in the autumn.RCIA is the process by which adults are received into the Catholic Church.The programme of catechesis and instruction prepares adults for the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist, usually celebrated at theVigil.Please speak to Fr. Mackle if you would like to know more about RCIA and the Catholic faith.
Nullity of Marriage – If you wish (or someone you know wishes) any information about approaching the tribunal to see about a declaration of nullity of marriage then please speak to one of the clergy. Remember too that the marriage tribunal no longer charges fees, so that for most people there will be no costs involved.
Lectio Divina Dramatica A new initiative from Archdiocese of Glasgow Arts Project to encourage reflection upon the Word of God in sacred scripture through drama, imagination and prayerful reading. All welcome. Meets on first Tuesday of each month at St Mungo's Retreat House, next to St Mungo's Church, 52 Parson Street, Townhead, Glasgow G4 0RX.
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Louise Dolan, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Joseph McDermid, Charlie Harper, Paul Sheridan, John Gerard Miller, Maureen MacIntosh, Michelle Rajab, Matthew Craig, Maurice Boyce, Margaret Kieran, Maura Murphy, Maria Giovanazzi, Clare MacTavish, Ophelia McPhail, Eileen Adaya, Jim Cameron, Mary Magovern, Jackie McCann, Vikki Allinson.
Recently Dead—Tilly Kelly, Ciara Slattery, Frank McDonagh, Baby Lil, Ralph Staffieri, Sheila Greaux, Ophelia McPhail, Ian Saunders, Dreena Dorrian, Thomas Bell Duncan, , Irene MacLean.
Anniversaries—Francis B. O’Callaghan, Dr. Gerry Muldoon, Cathie Mulheron, Charlie Melly
6 Month Mind--Corinne Miller