but on every word that comes forth
from the mouth of God.”
Adoration for Lent: Do come and spend some time each week to be still before God at our Saturday Adoration. If shopping at the cross, or out for a coffee, pop in to St Andrew's for some quiet prayer. Have a heart to heart with God each Saturday during Lent from 10am until 11am , with Confessions throughout. Sunday Confessions will be from 9.15am until 9.45am.
Between now and Easter, please keep in your prayers Gemma and Millie who look forward to being received into the Church at Easter. A step on the way to Easter for them is the Rite of Election this afternoon (Sunday) in the Cathedral.
I am making a special appeal for volunteers, please. After the 8th April Easter Vigil and after 8th May Confirmation Mass, we would like to have receptions in the hall. To do this on both occasions, we need volunteers to help with hall set up and clear up, and making teas and serving sandwiches. If we could have a group for each evening it would good. Please get in touch if you can volunteer. Fr Mackle
Save your empty jars, egg boxes and sandwich bags for our Lenten 4th/5th March Appeal for St Gregory’s Foodbank. Please bring them along to Mass next weekend.
Confirmation - There will be a meeting for all St Andrew’s and St Joseph’s parents whose children are being Confirmed - this Tues 28th Feb at 6.30pm in St Andrew’s.
To all P3, P4 & P7 parents ~ SAS (St Andrew’s Squad)
P3 ~ Sundays 5th, 12th March & 23rd April. All 9.00am – 9.45am in the upper hall.
P4 ~ Sundays 16th April & 7th May. All 9.00am – 9.45am in the upper hall.
P7 ~ SAS & St Joseph’s CatClub 16th Apr 3 – 5pm in St Andrew’s
Good resources here for Sacramental Preparation and Lent 2023 https://www.youtube.com/@awordinyourear
Messengers Meeting Mon 6 March Lower Hall - all Messengers are asked to attend this meeting at 7.30 p.m. and Area Leaders at 7.00 p.m. to prepare their Easter Reachouts. Thank You.
Legion of Mary welcome any volunteers Active and Auxiliary, who would like to join them in their work within the Parish. Active Membership involves attending a meeting each week for one-and-a-half hours where the rosary is prayed and then business discussed, ensuing from the meeting, work is allocated and carried out in the days following the meeting, usually a further one-and-a-half hours work. The role of Auxiliary Members is to pray the rosary and say the prayers of the Legion for the work of the Legion within the Parish and worldwide. If you are interested in being part of our work and would like further information, please contact Fr. Mackle or firstname.lastname@example.org,
Laudato Si’ - On Care for our Common Home - Greater investment needs to be made in research aimed at understanding more fully the functioning of ecosystems and adequately analysing the different variables associated with any significant modification of the environment. (#42)
Aged 16-35? RCAG Youth invites you to join them for a weekly (Tuesdays) Zoom group, starting 7th March (1900-2030). Reflect on Christ’s Passion and Death by looking at the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary ~ engaging video inputs, discussion, and prayer. Register your spot! https://tinyurl.com/RCAGLent2023
The Befriending Service for adults provides social support by way of chatting: by phone, in groups or with one volunteer. We have social events and a new service for school children. Anyone who needs the service or wants to volunteer can chat with Brian or Alyson in the hall at the coffee morning on Sunday 19th March
Piety Stall still looking for a few more volunteers especially for the 10am Mass – if you could spare 10 mins after this Mass to help, please call Anne MacIntosh 931-5861 or Annamaria Strachan 942-9799.
If your PVG was issued in 2018 or earlier, please get in touch with our Parish Safeguarding Coordinator, Clare Thompson, at email@example.com. If you need help checking your date, Clare will be happy to assist. The Archdiocese seeks updates on volunteer PVG Scheme membership every five years.
You can raise FREE donations for the parish every time you shop online. Take a moment to sign up at https://tinyurl.com/standrews-easyfundraising
Parish Bulletin: Items for inclusion should be sent in by 6 p.m. on the Tuesday before publication. Copies of the bulletin are available on Facebook, Twitter, the parish website/by email link (to all those on the Parish database) and on the noticeboards in the Church porch and the Church grounds.
Before receiving Holy Communion, we are asked to make some act of reverence such as a bow.
For women affected by separation and divorce – confidential and peer support Fri 3rd March St Patrick's, Dumbarton 6-8pm. firstname.lastname@example.org
Drumchapel Foodbank. Your donations are dropped off at the foodbank by our parish volunteers. Thanks for continuing to give the foodbank your support.
Our soup-run volunteers continue to collect donations each night from M&S for delivery to Drumchapel & St Gregory’s Foodbanks, the Wayside Club & Aspire.
Recently Dead: Maureen Croall, Kathleen Devine, Liam Dillon, Pat Garrett, Terry Feeley, Sylvia Guidi, Stuart Logan, Norah Mochan, Kenneth O’Connor, Greer Charlotte Rushforth.
Anniversary: Bobbie Bradley, Chris Cole, Manus Fallon, Christina MacPherson, Charlie and Annie Simaitis, Kathleen Tully.