First Communicants Thanksgiving Mass–am 2ndJune followed by a party in the hall.
Ascension Thursday – 30thMay – Holyday of Obligation – Masses 10am and 7pm.
There will be a Mass for the sick on Monday 17thJune at 2pm where the sick and housebound will be brought to the church and all will receive the Sacrament of anointing of the sick during Mass. Anybody whose health is impaired by illness or advanced age, can receive this Sacrament. Regularly, the sick and housebound are cared for by the parish through a great network of extraordinary ministers working alongside the clergy. If you feel you or your loved one could benefit from the Sacrament of the sick, please don’t hesitate to contact 942 4635 or email@example.com
Extraordinary Ministerswho visit the sick and the housebound of the parish. Next meeting Tuesday 4thJune 7pm in the chapel house.
Iona Weekend -Safe journey and all the very best to all who are off this weekend on the parish's pilgrimage trip to Iona. We wish them all a most enjoyable time.
A huge thanks to the Archdiocesan Youth Teamfor leading what was a terrific day’s retreat last Thursday for all the young people of P7 from St Nicholas’. A big thanks, too, to our cluster’s Youth Ministry Team and to the teachers. We are hoping to set a date soon for a similar P7 youth retreat in May 2020. We’ll have a retreat, too, for P6 this November.
Caritas Award –Congratulations to Mairi Docherty, Andrew Hughes, John McLaughlin and Joseph O’Donnell, who will join hundreds of young people from across Scotland on Tuesday 28thMay at the Clyde Auditorium to be presented with the Caritas Award. The Pope Benedict XVI Caritas Award is a sign of their ongoing faith journey in response to God’s call of love. The Award celebrates the faith witness which our four Caritas candidates have given within their home, school and in the parish. Their involvement and help in areas such as passkeeping, parish youth events, the soup run, altar serving and music ministry have been greatly appreciated. For more information about the Caritas Awards, see porch noticeboard or visit www.caritasaward.org. If you will be in your final year of school after summer, or just finished secondary and are interested in becoming a candidate for the 2019 / 2020 Caritas award, speak to Fr. Mackle or contact Elizabeth Reid at Elizabeth_reid@ntlworld.com
PPC - If anyone has any matters they would like discussed at the next meeting of Parish Pastoral Council on 6thJune, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
May Devotions –& Benediction – Sundays at 4.30pm.
That’s 10 episodes of Catholicismcompleted. A good attendance throughout, and a big thanks to the parish’s Ongoing Faith Formation Team for arranging the evenings. We’re hoping to have other large screen video presentations. Keep your eye in bulletin for details.
Carpet Bowls- This year’s outing is on Thursday, 20th June to Lomond Shores and Inverary.A few seatsavailable for non-members - price £25 including High Tea.Some-members are already coming along, so if you wish to join us for a lovely day out, please contact D. MacLean - 587 7319.
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the WeekThe kingdom of God is not far from us, but is near and often hidden in the holiness of daily life. Pope Francis, Homily at Casa Santa Marta, 13 November 2014
Day for Life 2019– May 31st. A day in the Church’s year dedicated to celebrating and upholding the dignity of human life. The illustrated card for this year’s Day for Life reminds us of the scourge of domestic abuse. A 2ndcollectionbe taken up weekend 8th/9th for the Annual Day for Life Fund. Groups and Organisations whose special vocation is to tackle and heal the wounds of domestic abuse are invited to appeal to the Annual Day for Life fund set by the Church for assistance. Visit www.dayforlife.orgfor details.
The 31 Club –Anyone can join. Offer one Mass each month for Church vocations. All that is looked for is a personal commitment to attend and offer up a Mass for vocations. You pick a day in the month that suits. Just sign or initial a date on the 31 Club sheet in the porch. Promoted by Glasgow Serra.
Lord, Make Me Know Your Ways- Could God be calling you to serve as a priest? Please get in touch to find out more about discerning your vocation. Monthly evenings of discernment take place at Turnbull Hall. For information and details, please call Fr Ross Campbell on 339 4315. Email: Ross.Campbell.email@example.com
RCIA Fish Supper Night– 7thJune. 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
Interested in becoming a Catholic?– Not baptised? Baptised in another faith? RCIA will begin in autumn. The programme of learning and instruction prepares adults for the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Please speak to Fr. Mackle if you would like to know more about RCIA and the Catholic faith.
St Nicholas' Choir The remaining dates for this term are June 9th& 16th. All at 10am Mass. Annamaria Strachan 0141 942 9799/07749715514 firstname.lastname@example.org
Edel Quinn Mass.Saturday 1st June.The Legion of Mary invite you to join them at 10am Mass to celebrate the life of Edel Quinn, a young Missionary who worked in East and Central Africa and showed unwavering faith and courage in the face of great challenges. This special Mass will be in Thanksgiving for her life and for all the founding figures who were instrumental in the expansion and growth of the Legion of Mary. She is responsible for thousands of Africans being involved in Evangelisation in that region and a role model for the potential of youth within the Church. At this Mass we will be praying especially for the success of the Legion’s Pilgrimage for Christ week in August that it will be a fruitful time.
Peregrinatio –We look forward to the members of the Legion of Mary joining us for the Pilgrimage for Christ week 24th– 31stAugust. We are very grateful to all those who have volunteered to help with the meals. Just a reminder that there is a meeting for all volunteers at 1pm in the upper hall on Saturday 1stJune.
St. Andrew's Whist Drive will take place on Monday 27thMay, beginning at 7.30pm, 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 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.
The church is open until 4.45pm (7.30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays) Call in and enjoy the peace and quiet, and take time to sit in the stillness in the silence of God.
Tea is served in the hutafter daily Mass. All most welcome.
St Nicholas’ Primary Parent Association Ladies’ Night: Join us for the first ever St Nicholas’ Primary PA Fundraiser Ladies’ Night at 7.30pm on 14th June in St Andrew’s Hall forschool funds and our nominated charity, The Spark. Tickets £10 include prosecco on arrival. There will be a raffle, £5 in an envelope competition and lots and lots of dancing!!!!Please contact Siobhan McManus 07850 212 951. BYOB event and for over 18s only!
School Uniform Collection - One worthwhile cause you can help is this year’s school uniform appeal. New and used uniforms are needed for children in the Clydebank and Dumbarton area, many of whom miss school because they do not have a uniform. If you can donate anything, please phone Judith Reid 07713478676 to arrange collection. Last year more than 100 families were helped. Please help us do better this year.
Friday 7th June: Bethlehem University: A Beacon of Hope. Talk by Br Peter Bray FSC, Vice Chancellor of Bethlehem University on the work done by the University in extremely trying circumstances. Bethlehem University is the only Catholic university in the Holy Land and 75% of its students are Muslim, and 25% Christian. His talk will mark the launch of a new charity, the Friends of Bethlehem University-GB. The talk will be at 5.00 p.m. in the University of Glasgow, St. Andrew’s Building, Lecture Theatre 213, 11 Eldon Street, Glasgow, G3 6LH. Refreshments provided. Contact: Paul Donnelly, email@example.com. Tel:07876562846.
Last year Pope Francis spoke passionately on the scourge of human trafficking. He said it is “a form of slavery, a crime against humanity, a grave violation of human rights and an atrocious scourge. Let us do everything we can to raise public awareness … to rescue millions of children as well as adults.” Police warn us that it exists in communities across Scotland and victims could be living near you as highlighted in the recent BBC drama, Shetland. Do watch the Justice and Peace Scotland human trafficking video on Google. You can help combat this evil. Go online to antislavery.orgthen look for signs of it in your community and report it to the helpline: 08000 121 700. Do workers you encounter in any type of work look under the control of someone and reluctant to interact with others? Can they move around freely? Do they always wear the same clothes, or clothing unsuitable for the job? These are just some of the signs of people trafficking and modern-day slavery. If you are suspicious, do take action.
Baptism Preparation Eveningfor parents and godparents – Thursday 6thJune at 7.00 pm
Special Collections - Communications – 2ndJune; Pro Life – 9thJune
Please remember in your prayers those in need, those who are sick, and those in hospital.
Recently Dead--Camilla Sheridan, Gladys Mulholland, Nicola McFadzean, Marie Campbell, Margaret McElroy, Ger Farrell, Mary Ellen Clifford , Neil Black
Anniversaries—Isabelle Cox, Terry Grogan, Chic Kerr, John Smith, Christina Lafferty