but whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst."
Video produced by a few St Andrew’s parishioners – it’s a short video reflection that can be used during this season of Lent. Christ knows each of us 'by heart' and offers us all the help we need to get through life...coping with the most challenging situations, and the deepest darkness. He invites us 'Keep your Eyes on Me'.All about discipleship. It’s worth a view on this link.
Forty Hours Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Sunday 24th March. At the end of the 12noon Mass, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Time for private prayer and adoration. Evening Prayer at 7.00 p.m. Night Prayer at 9.00 pm.
Monday, 25th March 10am Mass concluding with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Time for private prayer and adoration. Holy Hour at 7pm will be led by Deacon Tommy. Confessions available throughout. Night Prayer at 9.00 p.m.
Tuesday, 26th March, 10am Mass concluding with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Time for private prayer and adoration. Holy Hour at 7pm will be led by Deacon Nick. Confessions available throughout. Night Prayer at 9pm.
Special note for Readers and all who use missals- on the 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays in Lent, as these are RCIA Sundays, readings are taken from Year A
Sign Up Sunday. St Andrew’s parish needs you. Our parish needs more volunteers for existing ventures and particular ministries. We are looking for more people to get involved in the various areas of the parish’s life and mission. Please think about signing up for involvement in an area of parish life. Come to Sign-up Sunday, upper hall, 27th/ 28thApril.
Youth Ministry Team - We are keen to continue organising youth events for the cluster, but to do this we desperately need more people to help. By this June, we’ll be down to three members. Could you help for one year? The team meets a few times a year and looks after the preparations and organisation of parish / cluster youth events. If you would like to get involved, please contact Fr Mackle or one of the members of the team, or sign up on Sign Up Sunday 28th April. We’re always looking for ideas as well for youth events. If you’ve any, and would like to help out with them, let us know. Next youth ministry meeting – 7th May atpm in the chapel house.
SAS (St Andrew's Squad) is also looking for more helpers. SAS meets for a fun and informative session with the children preparing to make their Sacraments. These sessions last for an hour and there are only 3 of these each year, so it’s definitely NOT ahuge commitment.If you would like to assist, then please think about signing up to help on Sign Up Sunday. To find out more about what's involved in being a helper with SAS, call Margaret Hendry on email@example.com or Veronica Maguire :-firstname.lastname@example.org/ 07884468212
Please keep in your prayers Pamela, Gabby, Joakim, Stephen, and David who will become Catholic at the Easter Vigil. A special stage of the process with prayerstake place at today’s 10am Mass.
Washing of the Feet – Volunteers required to have their feet washed at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7.30pm Thursday 18thApril. Please enter your name on the sign up sheet on the noticeboard.
St Nicholas Embroidered Panel will be handed over to St Joseph’s this Tuesday, 26thMarch, where it will be for the next few months, after which arrangements will be made for it to take up its permanent home in St Nicholas’ Primary.
Easter Service in St Nicholas’– 16th April at 2pm – for pupils and staff only.
Lenten Retreats at Schoenstatt– Tuesday 26th & Thursday 28th March. For full details of these and summer and autumn retreats, pick up a leaflet from the porch.
Stations of the Crossevery Friday at 7pm during the Season of Lent. Stations on 5thApril will be in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.
Catholicism Series of DVDs continuesin the Upper Hall on Thursday Evenings at 7pm.The upcoming episodes are as follows:
28thMarch Episode 4Our Tainted Nature’s Solitary Boast (Mary the Mother of God)
4thAprilEpisode 5The Indispensable Men (Peter, Paul and the Missionary Adventure)
11thAprilEpisode 6A Body Both Suffering and Glorious (The Mystical Union of Christ and the Church)
25thAprilEpisode 7The word Made Flesh, True Bread of Heaven (The Mystery of the Liturgy and the Eucharist)
ndMayEpisode 8A Vast Company of Witness (The Communion of Saints)
thMay9The fire of His Love (Prayer and the Life of the Spirit)
16thMayWorld Without End (The Last things)
Altar Servers’ Refresher Courses - During the next few months, those involved in the Liturgy at Mass will be undergoing Refresher Courses. The next session planned for all Altar Servers will be after the 12noon Mass next Sunday 31st March at 2pm.
St. Andrew's Whist Drive will take place on Monday 25thMarch, beginning at 7.30pm, in the Lower Hall. Everyone is welcome regardless of ability. Someone will be on hand to help if you are a beginner. It is, essentially, a social night. £3 includes admission, raffle ticket and tea/coffee. Come along for a great night. We'd love to welcome you! For more details contact Susan Morrison.
AGAP Theatre Presents: Sign of Contradiction: The Passion Story. Tickets £5. Come and experience the events that changed world history forever as AGAP theatre brings to life the story of the first Holy Week from a whole new angle.Mon 1st Apr - St Brendan's, Yoker 7.30pm; Fri 12th Apr - St Ninian's, Knightswood To book:: 0141-552-5527 or email email@example.com
New Gift Aid Envelopes - 2019/2020- Parishioners who use the envelope system for Gift Aided donations please pick up your new box of envelopes from the table in the church porch. Only NEW envelopes should be used from w/end of 6/7 April 2019.Any remaining old envelopes, in your current box, should be destroyed. If you are a taxpayer and would like to sign up to make donations via Gift Aid, please speak with one of the team or enter you name and address etc. on the sign-up sheet on the table.
Many thanks to you all. St. Andrew’s Finance & Fabric Team.
Cyclone IDAI DEC Appeal—Cash or cheque donations can be made in person at Oxfam Bearsden
A Letter of Gratitude from Sr Olga and the sisters of St Elisabeth Convent, Belarus, is in the porch, thanking our parish for the very generous £1,800 the Sisters raised from their recent visit and sale of handcrafted gifts.
SCIAF Sunday 31 MarchWe are a parish that proudly and generously supports our aid agency SCIAF. get your SCIAF pack and Wee Box from the church porch. The 2nd collection at Mass on the 4th Sunday of Lent, i.e. Sunday March 31, goes to SCIAF. be prepared - let’s make it hurt so others can be healed!
Rohingya Exhibition We are honoured to host SCIAF’s photographic exhibition of the Rohingya tragedy during Lent. aid agency not only lifts people up to dignity and independence but is also there to help in a crisis, such as among the Rohingya people. exhibition will be displayed in the church from Friday 29 March till Friday 5 April to allow us to reflect on the stories of these people who have suffered so much and to pray for them and others in distress this Lent.
St Andrew’s & St Joseph’s Justice and Peace Group
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week A church that doesn't provoke any crises, a gospel that doesn't unsettle, a word of God that doesn't get under anyone’s skin, a word of God that doesn't touch the real sin of the society in which it is being proclaimed — what gospel is that? Saint Óscar Romero (Sunday 24March is his feast day)
Let's Meet:Would you like to meet someone special? ‘Let’s Meet’ is sort of like speed dating and is a very friendly, relaxed way to meet fellow single Catholics (Aged 21-40). Browns Brasserie & Bar, Glasgow. 7pm, Saturday 6th April. To find out more and buy a £10 ticket email firstname.lastname@example.org
Justice & Peace Scotland, CeartasSith, -2019 To celebrate 40 years of striving for social justice, you are invited to join J&P Scotland at Carfin Grotto on Monday 1st April at 1.00 pm.Bishop Nolan will celebrate Mass followed by a tree planting ceremony. Juniper trees and four Scots Pine trees will symbolise each of the eight Scottish Dioceses. will be available after the ceremony. welcome. St Joseph’s and St Andrew’s joint J&P Group.
Hall Cleaning – The Halls Committee is intending to re-tender the commercial cleaning of the two halls and associated spaces later this year. We are looking for possible companies to tender for these works. If a parishioner runs a commercial cleaning business and would like to partake in this exercise or a parishioner would like to recommend a commercial cleaning business to partake, please contact the Halls Committee Chair on 07528 425 698.
Please remember in your prayers those in need, those who are sick, and those in hospital.
Recently Dead--Jim Flynn, Drew McGarry, Win Sibbald
Anniversaries— John Mc|Lafferty, Charles Gallagher, Kathleen Ballingall, Eric Dick, Jack Corish