they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns."
Ash Wednesday--1st March.
Distribution of Ashes at Mass at 10am, 11am (school) & 7.00 p.m.
Ashes can be collected from the sacristy for any housebound parishioners.
Ash Wednesday is a day of fast and abstinence.
Short Term Pledge for Lent (Pioneer Association) - See notice in porch.
Stations of the Cross – Fridays in Lent at 7pm.
Rosary daily at 9.40am.
Divine Mercy chaplet prayers after weekday Mass.
Church open daily for quiet prayer until 4.45pm
Lentfest 2017 10th anniversary events programme available in the porch.
Visit www.lentfest.co. uk An imaginative fusion of faith and the arts.
SCIAF Lenten pack & Wee Box – available in the porch.
Lenten Alms 2nd collection for sick and retired priests.
4th Sunday – 2nd collection exclusively for SCIAF
First Confessions—Primary Three Sacrament of Reconciliation - Dates and Times - During The Season of Lent (4th March – 9th April)Saturdays 10.30am – 11.00am; & 5.15pm – 5.45pm; Sundays 9.15 – 9.40am.
P3 visit to the church – Friday, 10th March 10am Mass as part of preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Parents whose children are at schools other than St Andrew’s are encouraged to make arrangements for this visit.
Youth Ministry Team – next meeting Mon 27th Feb at 7pm. We’ll be looking at planning the parish cluster pre-exams Nightfever evening on 23rd April.
The Legion of Mary meets on Tuesdays at 7.30pm in the hut and is recruiting this weekend. If interested in joining, please speak to one of its members in the porch. The Legion is currently visiting families in the parish of newly baptised children.
St Andrew’s Primary’s group of enthusiastic Eco gardeners will be visiting the Jubilee garden this Thursday to tend to the plants and to check the birdfeeders, logs and stick piles.
An appeal for an Extraordinary Minister to visit Westerton Care Home with Holy Communion, preferably once a week, from 21st March till the 23rd April. If you are able to help, please let Fr Mackle know, and get in touch with Catherine Jaberoo, who regularly visits Westerton. email@example.com Many thanks.
As part of marking our parish's 50th, we have a selection of Mass cards in the piety stall, designed by Siobhan McLaughlin, each with a feature of St Andrew's church.
St Andrew’s Primary PTA are running a St Patrick's Day Family Celebration on Friday 17th March, from 6pm until 9pm in the Church Upper Hall. The fun will include a disco, Irish dancing demonstrations by some of our very talented pupils, party games, tuck shop and a Mother's Day hamper raffle. Tickets include a buffet and are priced at £10 for adults and £5 for children aged 3 - 12 inclusive and 2s and under are free (BYOB). All welcome - to book tickets please contact either Siobhan McManus on 07850 212951 or Suzanne Gahagan on 07757 383843.
SPRED: Please come and support our parish SPRED group as we lead the Liturgy on Sun 12 Mar at the 12 noon Mass. We would love you to join us afterwards in the Upper Hall for tea, coffee and a chat.
Today, fewer and fewer people are going to Confession. Why do you think this is so? Father Mackle will lead a parish cluster discussion on the Sacrament of Reconciliation - Thursday 9th March, 7 – 8.30pm in the upper hall. Tea and coffee will be available during this informal evening.
World Day of Prayer at All Saints’ Church, Drymen Road (opposite M & S) at 2pm this Friday 3rd March. All most welcome.
Christian Vocation – Parish Cluster Lenten Talk by Monsignor John Hughes on Thursday 16th March, 7:00 – 8:30 pm in St Andrew's Upper Hall. Monsignor Hughes will focus on our Christian Vocation, living out our baptismal calling and Pope Francis’ untiring call for us all to be compassionate. He'll also use the artwork of Caravaggio and Brueghel to help illustrate the talk, followed by a short piece of prose by WH Auden. Tea and coffee will be served and there will be an opportunity for discussion and questions at the end of the evening. All most welcome.
We now have a very extensive range of library books and DVDs covering a wide variety of religious topics. We would like to encourage you to have a look at the books. You might like to consider an extra bit of spiritual reading as one of your Lenten practices.
Award in Catholic Theological Education - Adult Faith Formation - If you would like to apply for this two-year part-time course and train to become a parish catechist, speak to Fr Mackle.This course is also suitable for those who wish to study for their own purposes.Course fees for parish catechist training are fully covered by the parish. Applications should be submitted by 31st March. For further information, call the RE Department on 226 5898 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Beginning Experience residential weekend for those who find themselves alone again through divorce, separation or widowhood. 31st March – 2nd April at the Conforti Call Ros 0131 669 0003—email@example.com
Soup Run – Friday 3rd March 7pm in Lower Hall. Donations of soup, sandwiches, soft fruit, biscuits etc most welcome. Any queries, please call Phyllis on570 1343
Children’s Choir - 12th & 19th March; 14th & 21st May; 11th & 18th June. Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 01419429799/07749715514 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Drumchapel Foodbank – All items such as cans of food, pasta and toiletries are gratefully received. Collection boxes are taken every Monday morning.
50th Anniversary Jubilee Art Exhibition. All artwork should be handed in at the Sacristy no later than Palm Sunday, 9th April. Thank you. Catherine Dunipace - email@example.com
Remember in your prayers Karen, Mark and John, who are journeying through RCIA.Their day retreat will be on 4th March, prior to the Rite of Election in the Cathedral the following day.
Youth Ministry Team – Mon 27th Feb at 7pm
Baptism Preparation – Thurs 2nd March at 7pm
SPRED Reconciliation Service – 8th March at 7.30pm
A look at the Sacrament of Reconciliation – 9th March at 7pm
Lenten Gospel Reflections – 13th & 20th March at 10.30am
Parish Pastoral Council – 13th March at 7pm
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Louise Dolan, Ronald Coia, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Gilbert O’Rourke, Joseph McDermid, Charlie Harper, Bruce Davidson, Paul Sheridan, John Gerard Miller, Maureen MacIntosh, Michelle Rajab, Matthew Craig, Maurice Boyce, Margaret Kieran, Maura Murphy, Isabelle Cox, Maria Giovanazzi, Clare MacTavish.
Recently Dead—Louise Smith, Lady Nel Hamill, Jim Keegan, Steven Farrell, Thomas Armstrong, Molly Dougal, Lauchlan McClelland, Jim Murray, Telesforo Café, Margaret O’Brien, James McEnaney, Sadie Coll, John Campbell.
Anniversaries—Rose Ayuba, Kathleen Fitzgerald, Frank Gracias, Manus Fallon, Chris Cole, Constance Irene Rippon
Month’s Mind—Mary Moss