and told me, 'Go to Siloam and wash.'
So I went there and washed and was able to see."
Happy Mothers Day to all in the parish. We remember all our mothers, living and dead, at Mass today and ask God’s blessing on them.
Stations of the Cross - Fridays at 7.00pm during Lent.
Deanery Station Mass with Archbishop Tartaglia will take place in St Joseph’s, Faifley on Tuesday 28th March at 7.00pm. All most welcome.
Lenten Reflection session on the Gospel - in the upper hall Monday 27th March, after 10am Mass. Approx 45mins with tea/coffee available. All most welcome.
Remember in your prayers, Karen, Mark and John, who are journeying through RCIA process of becoming Catholics this Easter.
This weekend’s second collection will be for SCIAF and for the East Africa Food Emergency Appeal to help feed men, women and especially children who are facing very severe famine and extreme food shortage.
Washing of the Feet – Volunteers required to have their feet washed at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7.30pm on Holy Thursday, 13th April. Please enter your name on the sign up sheet on the notice board.
An appeal for archive material - Scottish Catholic Education Service would welcome any archive material you might have regarding history of Catholic education in Scotland over the years ie. interesting stories and photographs. Please send to SCES, 75 Craig Park, G31 2HD or email@example.com – A collection of archive material will be part of next year’s centenary celebrations of the 1918 Education Act. “Catholic Schools: Good for Scotland”
St Andrew’s Primary’s Easter Service will be held in the church this Thursday, 30th March at 10am. All most welcome. Please note, morning Mass will be at 9.00 a.m.
Drumchapel Foodbank – All items such as cans of food, pasta and toiletries are gratefully received. Collection boxes are taken every Monday morning.
St. Andrew’s Whist Drive--Will recommence7:30pm on Mondayth 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. £3.00 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 07397319029
Passover Meal - Wednesday April 12th 2017 Upper Hall 7:30pm Following the success of this event over the last few years it is proposed to run the event again on Wednesday 12th April. As this event involves quite a bit of preparation we need to gauge how much support it will have from Parishioners before confirming that it will definitely go ahead. If you intend to participate in this event please add your name to the sign-up sheet on the noticeboard in the porch. If you can help with preparations on the day please add your name to the separate column.
New Gift Aid Envelopes - 2017/2018 - Parishioners who use the Envelope system for Gift Aided donations please pick up your new book from the table at the back of the Church. The new envelopes should be used from early April.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 your name and address on the sheet on the table.Finally, HMRC refund last year was about £15000 - many thanks to you allin helping to achieve this amount.Brian Donnelly942-6085. Finance & Fabric Team.
St Andrew’s Parish Groups - Accounts - Annual Return 2016/2017 It’s that time of year again when the Archdiocese require an account covering all Parish activities for the year 01 April 2016 to 31 March 2017. In compiling the Parish return I require the following information from each Group Leader/Treasurer, viz:- 1. Name of Group/Activity; office holder name and contact telephone number. 2. A copy of your Group accounts for the period 01 April 2016 to 31 March 2017 inclusive. (Income/Expenditure accounts will suffice) 3 Sight of the group bank book/statements for the same period together with any comment you deem relevant to the group finances. The above information to Chapel House for the attention of Brian Donnelly by 16th April (Easter Sunday) please! Many thanks and God Bless. St Andrew’s Fabric & Finance Team
Big Clean for Easter: In preparation for Easter, the church will be cleaned on Wednesday 12th April after 10am Mass. We are looking for as many volunteers as possible (men as well as women) to come along and help with thistask.
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.
50th Anniversary Jubilee Art Exhibition. If you have an easel you could lend, it would be very much appreciated. All artwork should be handed in at the Sacristy no later than Palm Sunday, 9th April. Thank you. Catherine Dunipace - Catherine.firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Required Please - To lock up the church at 4.45pm on Tuesdays. Please speak to Fr. Mackle.
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.
Motherwell Choir Concert - Thursday 6th April at 7.30pm in St Andrew’s Church. A musical reflection on the Passion and Death of Our Lord. Tickets including refreshments £5.00 Call 942 4635 or email email@example.com - Part of our 50th anniversary celebrations
50th Anniversary…..St Andrew’s church. A booklet has been produced as a guide to both parishioners and visitors. Along with a history of the church there is an explanation of the mosaics and emblems. The booklet is available from the Piety stall, price £1.00 Proceeds will go to one of our anniversary charities.
SCIAF Stations of the Cross - an interactive and multi media meditation on Our Lord's Journey - for parishes of the cluster at St Joseph’s, Milngavie, today Sunday 26th March at 5pm. All most welcome.
Children’s Choir - 14th & 21st May; 11th & 18th June. Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 0141-942-9799 or 07749715514 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please help the Passkeepers by leaving your hymn books and order of Mass cards tidily after Masses, and by taking your bulletin away with you. Thanks.
Lenten Gospel Reflection – 27th March at 10.30am
Youth Ministry - 27th March at 7pm
50th Planning – 27th March at 7pm
Fabric & Finance – 30th 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, Gordon Cummings, Ophelia McPhail, Anne Parker.
Recently Dead—Moira Murray, Angela Queenan, Sister Margaret Sheridan S.N.D., Gerard Hollaran, George Cameron, Garda Kirkpatrick, Eelin Docherty, Mary Lamb, Margaret Anne O’Brien, Stephen Deeley
Anniversaries—Anne Carnan, Beatrice Begen, Jane Pugh