Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth.
O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations, Through Christ Our Lord, Amen.
With all good wishes for the Easter Season. "The spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you". Romans 8:11
Sacrament of Reconciliation - if you would like Confession, that can be done in the church grounds observing social distancing. Phone beforehand to arrange a time. Also, if it suits, I can come to you for Confession in your garden.
Statue of Mary has been placed in the Jubilee garden. You can see it if you're passing by on your daily exercise or at the shops or the post office. Please feel free to pop in to the Jubilee garden whilst passing and say a prayer in front of it, especially in this lovely month of May.
Sacramental Preparation - Just to remind all Primary 3, 4 & 7 families that the archdiocesan web page below has been created to support the families of pupils who were preparing to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, First Eucharist or Confirmation, but are now unable to due to the current situation. It is hoped that the materials and resources on this web page will support you in continuing your child's preparation at home. The archdiocesan RE Dept will continue to update this web page over the coming weeks, so please keep checking it and their Twitter and Facebook pages for updates. In the meantime, it is hoped that these activities uploaded are of some use. Please don't hesitate to phone or email the chapel house, if any help or support is needed.
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week - Sunday - 24 May
Let us treat others with the same passion and compassion with which we want to be treated. Let us seek for others the same possibilities which we seek for ourselves. Let us help others to grow, as we would like to be helped ourselves. The yardstick we use for others will be the yardstick which time will use for us. Pope Francis, Address to the United States Congress, 24 September 2015
Volunteers Appeal Hi, hope you are all well. David, my husband, is looking for volunteers to collect surplus food from the local supermarkets. This is normally done between 6pm and 9pm and can be stored in a car overnight and then would need to be delivered to our restaurant at 1051 GWR, 1051 Great Western Rd, G12 0XP, the next morning. David's team would then organise its distribution to the various food banks and homeless accommodation, later that day,(you would not be involved in this). Our aim is to set up a rota and have enough volunteers so that you would only have to do this once a week, at most.
It's urgent that we set this up as soon as possible, so if you are able to help out, please contact me Veronica Maguire on 07884468212, in the first instance, indicating your availability and I will pass that on to David's coordinator. This might be ideal for anyone's son/daughter who can drive and who is at a loose end. Please share with friends/family who may be interested.Thanks for your time. Stay safe. Veronica x
With our piety stall being closed we are offering individual cards for posting, or collection from the chapel house porch. We have a full range of cards for almost every occasion, all £1 or 40p each. P&P is £1 per order (up to 4 cards) or free if collected from the chapel house porch. Email Annamaria (firstname.lastname@example.org) to place an order. Payment is by bank transfer or cheque.
RCAG Youth continue to offer the young people of Glasgowma variety of online opportunities to grow in faith and in fellowship with others during this time. These include Morning Prayer LIVE!, Lectio Divina Online and weekly audiences with guest speakers, amidst other things. To find out more or to get in touch , please check out: www.facebook.com/RCAGYouth
RCAG Youth is also launching Series 1 of 'An Audience with…' on YouTube this Thursday. These are recordings from the first series where a variety of guest speakers including young people shared about their journey of faith and vocation/work. You will be able to find it here www.youtube.com/channel/UCwxLftBw5I5W-Khbxzs18CQ
During this Lovely Month of May, still not too late to send in a photo of your May Altar at home or a picture of Our Lady. Email it to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put it online here.
Visiting of Sick and Housebound:- The clergy and extraordinary ministers of holy communion unfortunately are not permitted to visit the sick and housebound as these are high risk people and we need to avoid bringing the virus to them. Please don't hesitate to phone 942 4635 for telephone ministry.
Virtual Mass:- the Cathedral streams Mass twice per day (1300 & 1715) on Weekdays and on Sundays with Vigil Mass Saturday at 1715, Sundays 1000, 1200, 1715). You can join in spiritually through the link on their website or by going directly to the link https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-andrews-cathedral
Monsignor and Fr Mackle continue to celebrate Mass separately throughout the Easter Season praying for the parish community and their intentions.
Drumchapel foodbank: If you can, as part of your daily exercise this week, drop off a food donation in the chapel house porch and our volunteers will get it to those in need. Also, If you know of anyone who lacks resources to buy food, please mention the foodbank at St Joseph's Milngavie (hall on left hand side), which opens from 2pm to 3.30pm on Fridays and 12.30-13.30pm on Sundays.
UK National Rosary Rally on Pentecost Sunday 31st May.
Archbishop Tartaglia will lead a live streamed rosary from St Andrew’s Cathedral at 6.15pm.The intention of the rosary is to seek the intercession of Our Lady so that we may overcome the Covid 19 pandemic and so that we may present our own petitions to Mary for her intercession and prayer.
Our parish's soup run and some new volunteers continue to deliver more than 700 GWR hot meals each week to families and individuals in need. This includes deliveries to Drumchapel and St Gregory's foodbanks, those in emergency accommodation across the city and a registered charity in Drumchapel supporting vulnerable families.
Flourish – this month's available at www.flourishnewspaper.co.uk
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 by 12noon on the Wednesday before publication. Copies of the bulletin will be available on Facebook, Twitter and on the parish website.
Have you ever considered adoption as a way to grow your family? Could you provide a loving, stable family environment for a child who needs a forever home? If you would like to find out more about the adoption process, please visit www.stmargaretsadoption.org.uk or contact us on 0141 332 8371 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
VOTE FOR LEPRA: We have just received the following email from Lepra,“We have the opportunity to receive a £1000 donation from the Ecclesiastical Movement for Good awards, but to do so we need your help please! As you know, £1,000 could make a huge difference to our work, especially now, and your nomination could be the one that wins us £1,000. In total, 500 charities stand to gain £1,000 and we’d love to be one of them. It’s quick and easy to nominate Lepra – just visit https://www.movementforgood.com/#nominateACharity and enter our details. You’ll be asked to enter a charity number (213251), and then Lepra should auto populate below. Lepra’s charity type is Health. Then you just need to enter your name and email address. The closing date for nominations is 24th May.”
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 YouTube Channel - The parish now has a YouTube Channel on this link.
We have regular Sunday Gospel reflections, hymns, night prayers and other videos.
Meditation Corner - Monsignor Ryan has been sharing weekly meditations on this web page.
Recently Dead –Jim Gibson, Maurice Boyce, Anne McAllister, Genrosa Zonfrillo, Janette Ross, Patricia Margaret Gracias, Stuart Millar, Beatrice McNeil, Christine McPhee, Caroline, John Oliver.
Anniversaries – Chic Kerr, John Davie, Ger Farrell, Mary Ellen Clifford, Christina Lafferty, James Gallacher, Isabelle Cox,