and whoever receives me,
receives not me but the One who sent me.”
Mass of Commitment for Primary Three families - 10am on Sunday 7th October.
The Sacrament of Confirmation will take place in St Joseph’s on Thursday 29th November at 7pm. Confirmation meeting for parents and sponsors will be held in St Joseph’s Hall, at 7pm this Thursday 27th September.
Calling all P7 Confirmation Candidates - In preparation for your Confirmation, an opportunity to get to know more about the Holy Spirit as a Helper and a Guide, and the chance, with some parish catechesis, to learn more about the Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit. This will take place in St Joseph's Hall, from 2pm - 3.30pm on Sunday 28th October.
We are looking for people to join the youth ministry team.The team meets a few times a year and looks after the preparations and organisation of parish youth events. If you would like to get involved, please contact Fr Mackle or one of the members of the team. We are always looking for ideas as well for youth events. So, if you have any and would like to help out with them, let us know. Next youth ministry meeting – 1stOct 7pm in the chapel house.
Catholic? Not baptised? Baptised in another faith? RCIA programme of learning and instruction will begin this Wednesday 26thSept at 7pm in the Hut. Please speak to Fr. Mackle if you would like to know more about RCIA and the Catholic faith.
Welcome back all our Salamanca pilgrims. Great photos on parish Facebook of what looks like was a fabulous week in Spain. A very sincere thanks to Jane Dowds for attending to all the preparations over the past months, and for ensuring that all were well looked after, and to Elizabeth Reid for all her help and assistance.
Please note that there is no meeting of the Padre Pio Group this Monday 24th Sept, due to the holiday weekend.
Children’s Choir – September 9th and 16th; November 11th and 18th; December 9th, 16th and 25th. All at 10am unless otherwise stated.Any queries, please contactAnnamaria Strachan 01419429799/07749715514- firstname.lastname@example.org
Reflection Session -Monday 1stOct after 10am Mass in the Upper Hall.The session will reflect on the history and tradition of the Rosary and the Rosary will be prayed.If you can, please join us for tea/coffee and a reflective and enjoyable discussion.
Altar Servers’ Awards. Last Sunday 16th September, five Servers were enrolled officially into the Archconfraternity of St. Stephen (Maggie Smith, Anna McVey, Freya McLeod and Claudia Higgins at the 10am Mass; and Samuel Kane at the 12 noon Mass). Each received the familiar bronze medal on a red cord, as they 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 Kirsty Kennedy and Katie Paterson who have both served faithfully for over five years, this recognition being marked by exchanging their red cords for yellow cords. Well done and congratulations to all concerned. We are very fortunate at St. Andrew’s to have a number of good and committed Servers. Six youngsters have indicated that they would like to serve and training sessions are due to commence very soon. There is a real need for more Altar Servers and anyone interested should approach Fr Mackle, Mgr Ryan or Chris Sanders (942 7519).
Parish visit to Iona It’s proposed to hold another parish visit to Iona from Friday 24th May - Sunday 26th May 2019.A brief draft itinerary is on the noticeboard at the back of the church along with booking forms. If you’d like to book a place, please complete and put in envelope with cheque for £80 through parish house door before 1st October.Places and room allocation will be on the basis forms and deposits received. The visit will not be confirmed until there are sufficient numbersdeposits will be returned if necessary.
Tidy Up of the Crypt - The Halls Committee is intending to carry out a ‘spring clean’ of the Crypt area under the church from 10.30 till 12.00 on the morning of Saturday 13 October. We are looking for some volunteers to assist with this. If you are interested, could you contact the halls phone on 07528 425 698 to let us know of your help and also if you have any questions. Could any Parish Group that uses the Crypt for storage ensure their areas are clean and tidy and appropriately marked, so we don’t dispose of anything by accident. Many thanks.
Use of Halls – Both halls are blessed with an eclectic mix of lets that could be of interest to a wide range of parishioners. These include exercise, Pilates and puppy training classes to name but a few. Further details can be found on the Parish web site. One particular let worth highlighting is Weekday Wow Factor which meets from 12.15 to 13.45 in the Upper Hall on a Wednesday. This exciting, healthy and fun mainstream leisure activity for seniors in our communities is a ‘start up’ social enterprise, where any profits would be re-invested to benefit our communities. This is for all generations and includes a light lunch too. Charge is £5 and children go free.
Rachel's Vineyard Weekend Retreat for Spiritual and Emotional Healing after Abortion: This will be held north of Glasgow on Tuesday 9th– Thursday 11th October 2018.This confidential, supportive retreat is powerful for anyone who has been affected by their own or someone else’s abortion experience. For more information, please call Sr. Andrea on 07816 942824 or email Marene via the enquiry form on the website www.rachelsvineyard.org.uk
St Andrew’s Music & Quiz Night - Sat 24 Nov. Tickets £5 on sale soon. This year we will be running the evening as a fundraiser for SAMH (the Scottish Association for Mental Health).prizes will be gratefully received nearer the time. We will also be looking for volunteers for the come-back-appearance(for one night only)of the pop-up choir as well as an all new Man choir - so get your vocal chords in order!
Turnbull High School Annual Awards Ceremony this Thurs 27Sept 7pm. All the very best to the many young people whose achievements over the past year will be recognised.
FIND for young people S5 – 25. Discussion, prayer and pizza. Every Thurs 4pm – 6.30pm in 196 Clyde St. FORMED for P7 – S4. Chance to meet new friends. Prayer and Pizza. 4.30pm – 7pm in 196 Clyde St. Every 1stFriday. Pick up an info card from the porch. Visit www.rcagyouth.co.uk
Mass for Newly - Married Couples will be celebrated by theArchbishop on Sunday 7th October at 3pm in St Andrew’s Cathedral. All those married in the past few years are most welcome, as are their families and friends.
Parishes Cluster Group - We are looking for one or two new members.The group meets four times a year, and helps prepare social and spiritual events. If you would like to get involved, please contact John Heath email@example.com Next meeting – 27thNov 7pm in St Joseph’s.
Drumchapel Foodbankhave expressed their thanks for the tremendous support given by our parish over the years. Particular items requested are tinned meals, soup and long life milk and all would be very gratefully received.
Fr. Donnelly wished to pass on his gratitude for all the cards, good wishes and prayers on the occasion of his hip operation. He is in good spirits and convalescing at home
25thSept– St Nicholas’ Parent Council – 7pm – Bearsden Academy.
25thSept – Liturgy Group – 7pm – House
25thSept– Justice & Peace – 7.30pm - Hut
26thSept – RCIA – 7pm – Hut
27thSept –Confirmation - Parents and Sponsors – 7pm - St Joseph’s
28thSept –Reachout Editorial Team – 12.30pm - Hut
1stOct – Youth Ministry – 7pm – House
8thOct –Bereavement Support – 7pm - House
Please remember in your Prayers those in need, those who are sick, and those in hospital.
Recently Dead—Joseph Omoniyi, George Tait.
Anniversaries--Bridie Tolland, John Tully, Frances Jordan, Philip Porter.