Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord,
the king of Israel."
Holy Thursday- Morning Prayer 9am. School Easter Service 10 a.m. (Mass of the Chrism at St Andrew's Cathedral 11.00 a.m.) Mass of the Lord's Supper at 7.30 p.m. followed by Confessions Night Prayer 10 p.m.
Good Friday- Morning Prayer 10.00 a.m. followed by Confessions.
Solemn Liturgy of the Passion 3.00 p.m. followed by Confessions.
Stations of the Cross 7.00 p.m.
Holy Saturday- Morning Prayer 10.00 a.m. followed by Confessions. Also 6.00 - 7.00 p.m.
Easter Sunday Masses.10 a.m. and 12 noon
Bells—Children ring little bells at 10.00 a.m. Mass during the Gloria
Palm Sunday—9.15—9.40 a.m.
Monday 26th—9.15—9.40 a.m.and after 10.00 a.m. Mass
Tuesday 27th—9.15—9.40 a.m. and after 10.00 a.m. Mass
Wednesday 28th—9.15—9.40 a.m. and after 10.00 a.m. Mass
Holy Thursday—after 7.30 p.m. Mass
Goof Friday—after 10.00 a.m. Morning Prayer and after 3.00 p.m. Service
Holy Saturday—after 10.00 a.m. Morning Prayer & 6.00 - 7.00 p.m.
Easter Sunday 9.15—9.40 a.m.
Volunteers required to have their feet washed at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7.30 p.m. Thursday 29th March. Sign up sheet in the porch.
First Confession - Sacrament of Reconciliation- Dates and Times for Primary Three - During the Season of Lent (up to Easter Sunday, 1st) Saturdays 10.30am – 11.00am; & 5.15pm – 5.45 p.m.; Sundays 9.15 – 9.40 a.m. Family members are encouraged, too, to take the opportunity to go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
New Gift Aid Envelopes - 2018/2019 - 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. These new envelopes should be used from 8 April 2018. 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, or call 942 4635 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Finally, HMRC refund last year was about £15,000 - many thanks to you all in helping to achieve this amount.
St. Andrew’s Finance & Fabric Team.
Way of the Cross – Monday 26th March at 7.30 p.m.with our friends from the Association of Bearsden Churches and the parishioners from St Joseph’s and St’s followed by refreshments in the hall. All most welcome.
Penance Service for cluster parishes – Monday 26th March in St Joseph’s 2.30 p.m. A number of priests will be available for confessions.
Big Clean for Easter: If you can help (even for just half an hour) after 10.00 a.m. Mass Monday 26th March, it would be very much appreciated. Thank you.
Passover Meal –Unfortunately, this year we are not able to go ahead with the Passover Meal. Hopefully, it will be back on again next year.
Children are invited to bring a little bell to ring during the Gloria at 10.00 a.m. Mass on Easter Sunday.
The Liturgical Aftermath of the Second Vatican Council – a talk by The Right Honourable Lord Gill. Thursday 12th April 5.30 p.m. Hillhead Library. See poster for more details and information.
Lenten Gospel Reflection - Monday 26th March after 10.00 a.m. Mass in the Upper Hall. The session will reflect on the Gospel Reading for the Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper.If you can, please join us for tea/coffee and a reflective and enjoyable discussion.
Easter Vigil – 7.30 p.m on Saturday 31st March. If you have never been to an Easter Vigil Liturgy before, it is well worth attending. It will begin with the blessing of the Easter fire in the grounds behind the hall. Neil and John, who for the past year have been journeying through RCIA, will be fully received into the Church at this Mass. Refreshments will be served in the hall afterwards. Please do make an effort to come along. Please note, there will be no vigil Mass next Saturday 31st March.
Nominations for Parish Pastoral Council. Pick up a form from the porch. Members are normally appointed to serve a three year term and membership is open to active parishioners over the age of 16. Please return nomination form by Sunday, 29th April 2018. The Council is a planning body of parishioners which fosters the full participation of the entire parish in the life and mission of the Church as lived out in St. Andrew’s Parish. In consultation with the Parish Priest, the PPC actively listens to and identifies the needs and concerns of parishioners and helps develop a plan to respond to those needs.
Rachel’s Vineyard is a safe place to renew and rebuild your life after experiencing the trauma of abortion. The healing weekends offer a supportive, confidential and non-judgemental environment where women and men can deal with painful post-abortive emotions. On Divine Mercy Sunday, (weekend 7th/8th April) we welcome a speaker who will give an information appeal on their behalf.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – each Saturday from 10.30 a.m. until 12.30 p.m. Please consider coming to spend some time in adoration and prayer each Saturday.
The Legion of Mary - new members always welcome. Meets on Mondays at 5pm in the Hut. Divine Mercy Novena is prayed weekdays after morning Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. All most welcome. Padre Pio Prayer Group meets on Mondays at 7.00 p.m. All welcome. For information or interest, please contact Kay Dick 0141 942 7771 or Kate Hay 0141 931 5154.
SCIAF Wee Boxes to be handed in, please, by Sunday 29th April.
Music - If you would like to get involved and join the parish’s music ministry as an organist, pianist, instrumentalist or cantor, please contact Sally Mulholland email@example.com It doesn’t need to be a permanent or regular commitment throughout the whole year. You might be a student and when home on holiday can help out for a couple of months. If you can help, please do get in touch.
St. Andrew’s Parish Groups—Accounts—Annual Return 2017/2018 Once again the Archdiocese require our financial account of Parish activities for the year 01 April 2017 to 28 March 2018. In compiling the Parish return the following information is required from each Group Leader/Treasurer. viz –
1.of Group/Activity; office holder name and contact telephone number.
2.copy of your Group accounts for the period 01 April 2017 to 28 March 2018 inclusive. Note Income/Expenditure accounts will suffice.
3.of the group bank book/statements for the year to include the closing balance at 28 March 2018 together with any comment you deem relevant to the group finances. The above information to Chapel House for the attention of Finance Team by 22nd April please! Thanks and God Bless. St Andrew’s Fabric & Finance Team.
Drumchapel Foodbank Can you bring an extra tin during Lent?
Appeal for volunteers for church cleaning. At present, the church is cleaned once a month (on the first Sunday) by a contract commercial cleaning firm. The church does, however, need to be cleaned more regularly. We would therefore like to try and re-establish a rota of volunteer cleaners. Could you give some of your time to help? Once every four weeks for a couple of hours? Would you consider being part of one of the teams? If you are interested, please contact 942 4635 / firstname.lastname@example.org The rota of volunteers would replace buying in the once a month service.
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Louise Dolan, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Joseph McDermid, Charlie Harper, John Gerard Miller, Michelle Rajab, Matthew Craig, Maurice Boyce, Maria Giovanazzi, Geraldine Moy, Pat O’Neill, Michael Timoney, Baby Julia McLeod, Charlene Bishop, Annamarie McGill, Gladys Chapman, Angela McLeod, Leo Shiels, Charles Kerr, Eleanor Cheyne, Elizabeth Cairns, Eric Dick.
Recently Dead—Anna Judge, Mary MaGuire, Geoff Martin, Christine Connell, Maisie (Mary) Rafferty, Marie Godfrey.
Anniversaries--William & Jeannie Pugh, Michael O’Gorman, Michael Begen