and kindle in them the fire of your love."
Thanksgiving Prayer Service and Party for First Communicants will take place next Sunday 31st May at 3pm.
Next special second collection will be 31st May – Day for Life Pro-Life collection.
Readers Meeting – this Tuesday 26th May at 7pm in the Church for an update of procedures at Mass and for an opportunity to meet other readers. The most recent rota has gone out. If you haven’t received it, please let Catherine Dunipace know on 570 0974.
Legion of Mary - 7.30pm in the Hut every Tuesday. All welcome.
Baptism Preparation - for parents and godparents - 4th June at 7pm in the upper hall
May Devotions – Rosary 9.40am daily. Rosary and Benediction Sundays at 4.30pm.
Catholic Youth Festival - 30 July to 2 August at University of Stirling Campus. The event is open to those 14 -25 years of age. If you are keen to go let us know, and contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Halls Committee – 1st June at 7.30pm in the Hut. If anyone has any matters they would like discussed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Missionary Sisters of St Peter Claver will visit our parish on 6th/7th June to speak to us about their Mission Appeal. There will be a second collection taken up to support the Sisters in their missionary work.
Padre Pio Prayer Group – every Monday at 7pm. All are very welcome.
Sponsored Millport Bike Ride - 6th June. A full day out for all the family. St Margaret of Scotland Hospice - celebrating 65 years of care. Visit www.smh.org.uk or see the poster in porch for more details.
Fabric and Finance – 4th June at 7pm in the chapel-house. If anyone has any matters they would like discussed, please email email@example.com
Two new lets in the Upper Hall. Rugby Tots meets Friday afternoons from 3.30 – 5.30 . First of its kind; a specifically designed play programme using the multiple skills of Rugby to create a fun and enjoyable environment whilst developing basic core motor skills for 2 – 5 year olds. For more information please go to http:/www.rugbytots.co.uk/ or contact Stephen Leckey on 07925 547 146. Also, on a Tuesday evening from 6.30 – 7.30 Fit Camp. This comprises free fitness classes and weigh-ins. This is a free class but they will be offering a protein rich recovery shake at the end of the class for £2 that aids in the body's recovery after exercise and will also help them cover the cost for hall hire. For more information, please contact Gerry McDade on 07757604602 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Andrew's Whist Drive will take place at 7.30 this Monday 25th May 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 on 0141 563 7959 or 07580086381
St. Andrew's Carpet Bowls Our annual outing is on Thursday 18th June to New Lanark and then on to Peebles where High Tea will be served at 5 pm. We have hired a 50 seater bus with toilet facilities and are inviting any non-members to join us. We already have 5 on our list. The price will be £16 per head. Bus will leave Roman Rd car park at 9.45 am and leave Peebles around 7 pm. To book a seat or for further information please contact D. MacLean 587 7319.
St Andrew’s Primary PTA Ladies Charity Night Fri 29th May 7pm in the school hall. Entry £6, payable on the door includes a cocktail (BYOB). Proceeds will be split evenly between PTA funds and Team Lewis, which has been set up to provide entertainment and support for siblings of sick children whilst visiting their brother or sister in hospital. There will be a disco, raffle and competitions. Please contact either Anne MacIntosh (07866 009078) or Karen Hughes (07732 676253) for more information. All welcome.
Can you knit or crochet ? This year, St Andrew’s Primary PTA are supporting Team Lewis as their nominated charity at our Ladies Night. The aim of Team Lewis is to provide support for siblings of sick babies in hospital. One of the many great jobs Team Lewis does is to arrange for each baby and their sibling(s) to have matching teddy bears, to enhance bonding. The PTA would like to arrange for as many teddies to be made for this great cause and are appealing for people to help with knitting these items. If you’d be able to assist please phone Anne on 07866 009078 - thanks to an extremely generous donation from a parent’s work, we’re able to provide you with wool, stuffing and patterns.
Mass attendance – 16 / 17 May – 891
The Real Dangers of Assisted Suicide. John Deighan will give a talk in the Hall 7:30pm this Thursday in which he will respond to the arguments commonly used to advance assisted suicide, i.e. that it stems from compassion and a respect for personal choice. His talk on this highly topical subject will begin with tea and coffee and there will be an opportunity for questions and discussion afterwards.
Maryhill Foodbank. Donations of tins and packets of food gratefully received.
A.M.D.G. On Sunday 26th April we had a fundraising coffee morning in St Andrew's church hall. Our fundraiser was in aid of our forthcoming trip to Lourdes with underprivileged children in July and is being organised through St Aloysius College where I am a 6th year student. My friends and I would like to thank everyone who came along and supported us. We raised a fantastic £400. Thank you all so much. We would also like to thank Mr Gordon Reid for all his time, help and advice. Amy, Eleanor, Jessica, Imogen and Riccardo.
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Margaret McGuire, Paul Morton, Mamie Bradie, Dante Biagioi, Peter Crainie, Margaret Merilees, Betty Clark, Hil Black, Karen Hopper (Livingston) Alison Burns, Paul Connolly, Louise Dolan, Sheila McCallum, Rosemary McLean, Elizabeth McCusker, Stuart Harvey, Mick Henry, Sheena Smith, Charlie Melly, Steven Byrne, Mark Greenlees, Samatha Harkins, Gilbert O’Rourke, Margaret Cairney, Denis Campbell, Margaret Kearney, Ronald Coia, Mary Cox, Valentina Colaluca, Christine Turner.
Recently Dead—Andrew Thompson, Betty Barrett, Freda Cotter, Patricia Hair, Elizabeth Barrett, Danny McCafferty, Matilda Tilly Sim, Catherine Girdley, Agnes Reilly, Teresa Flood, Sam Niven, Hugh Wallace, Doreen Coyle.
Anniversaries--John Davie, Margaret Murphy