and renew the face of the earth."
The Saturday Vigil Mass on 5th June will begin at 5.30pm. This is because we have a Confirmation Mass at 3.30pm.
First Communions were a great joy for our parish over the past fortnight welcoming the 54 children and their families for their First Holy Communion Day. We thank all who were involved in helping the children prepare, at school, at home, and in the parish. We pray that the blessings of the Eucharist will stay with them for a long time to come. If you haven't registered yet for the booking process for Mass, it's simple and easy to do.
Go to www.standrewsbearsden.co.uk
Register just once, and book each time you want to come to Mass.
The Piety Stall online store has a large selection Confirmation cards & gifts for sale. Orders can be placed and either collected from the organiser’s homes, church house porch or delivery can be arranged if collection isn’t suitable.https://www.standrewsbearsden.co.uk/piety-stall.html
Help wanted - Our parish soup run volunteers continue to collect supermarket surplus donations 7 mornings a week from M&S Milngavie and Byres Rd and deliver to St Gregory’s foodbank, the Wayside and Aspire, west end. Some additional volunteers to help cover on occasion would be really helpful to allow our volunteers to take a well earned break. No need for a permanent commitment but occasional cover as we move into holiday period would be good. Please email Veronica McLaughlin - email@example.com
Pope Francis Faith Award - P7 ceremony & (next year's P6) An Award ceremony will be arranged at the school for the P7 candidates before the end of term. Both parishes will work with St Nicholas’ to run a new cohort next session - it will be ‘opt in’. So, current P5s are invited to think about the PFFA. Candidates will be invited to enrol in the new term and parish sign up will be arranged at this time. St Nicholas' have passed on their sincere thanks to the PFFA team in both parishes for supporting the candidates with their endeavours.
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week - 23rd May (Pentecost) An authentic faith – which is never comfortable or completely personal – always involves a deep desire to change the world, to transmit values, to leave this earth somehow better that we found it. We love this magnificent planet on which God has put us, and we love the human family which dwells here, with all its tragedies and struggles. Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium, para 183
Scottish Bishops have established a ‘Care Of Creation Office’ ahead of the COP26 meeting in Glasgow later this year! You can read the statement on this announcement here Justice & Peace Scotland - Scottish Bishops Establish a 'Care For Creation Office' (justiceandpeacescotland.org.uk)
Bishops’ Pastoral Letter celebrating the 6th anniversary of Laudato Si is on the J&P Scotland website and available here Justice & Peace Scotland - Pastoral Letter on 6th Anniversary of Laudato Si (justiceandpeacescotland.org.uk)
Children’s Liturgy: each week in the form of a video of the week’s Gospel reading. Available at : https://www.rpbooks.co.uk/celebrate-following-your-faith This is an excellent resource in these exceptional times of no public Masses with children’s liturgy.
Safeguarding: Attention all volunteers who work in the parish with children and vulnerable adults. If you have still to attend Safeguarding Induction Part 1 and/or Part 2, please contact the archdiocese at SafeGuardingAdministrator@rcag.org.uk or call 0141 226 5898 to book. Courses run until September.
Justice and Peace - Laudato Si' To mark the 6th anniversary of the publication of Pope Francis’ encyclical letter on Care for our Common Home, SCIAF and Justice & Peace Scotland are hosting an online event - Everything & Everyone is Connected - on Monday 24th May 2021 @ 7pm Tickets (free) can be booked on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/everything-and-everyone-is-connected-tickets-150471198405
Save the Date!!! Walk, Cycle or Scoot to the Vigil or Sunday Mass ~ weekend 19th / 20th June - An opportunity to take climate change action! More details soon.
Keep Scotland Beautiful: Summer Clean 28th-30th May Why not volunteer to support the Bearsden Summer Clean, To volunteer please email firstname.lastname@example.org Justice and Peace Group
Just a reminder ~ Confessions are now being heard again back in the church – Saturdays 4.15pm – 4.45pm & Sunday 9.15am – 9.40am, and on request.
Drumchapel Foodbank. Regularly your donations are dropped off at the foodbank by our parish volunteers. Thanks for continuing to give the foodbank your support.
Parish Website – Bulletin - Just to say that on the latest page and the bulletin page, a subscribe button has been added which allows users to have a daily summary sent each morning with the previous day's posts. If you don't use social media, but would like to be kept posted, then all that's asked for is your email address – you can unsubscribe at any time – it's all clearly marked.
Parish Bulletin: Any items for inclusion in the bulletin (including names for recently dead, month's mind and anniversary lists) should be put through the letter box of the Chapel House or sent by email: email@example.com by12noon on the Wednesday before publication. Copies of the bulletin are available on Facebook, Twitter and on the parish website
Recently Dead – Rene Bousquet, Scott Charlton, James McCormack, John Prior, Betty Small,
Anniversaries – Allan Baker, Dorothy Clarke, Isabelle Cox, Bill and Isobel Davie, John Davie, Kenny Donnelly, Patricia Gracias, Craig Harper, Chic Kerr