Nick Pryce will be ordained a Permanent Deacon on Friday 8th September by Archbishop Tartaglia at 6pm Mass here in St Andrew’s, followed by a reception in the hall to which everyone is invited. Keep Nick and Trish and their family in your prayers these days as he prepares for Ordination.
Children’s Choir - Sept10th & 17th; Nov 12th ; Dec 3rd (Golden Jubilee Mass 10.30am) December 10th & 17th 10am mass and Kelvin Choir concert 3pm. Dec 25th (Christmas mass) – All at 10am unless otherwise stated. Any queries please contact Annamaria Strachan 01419429799 or 07749715514—a.strachan @dunelm.org.uk
Toddlers and Lunchclub has started back - Thursdays 10.30am in the Lower Hall.
50th Anniversary :EDC Doors Open Day -Saturday 9th September. As part of our ongoing 50th Anniversary events, St.Andrew’s is taking part in the forthcoming EDC Doors Open Day on Saturday 9th September. Brochures publicising the event are available for collection in the Porch and your help in distributing these and promoting the event within the wider community is gratefully appreciated. Additionally, any members of the Parish community who are familiar with the history and architecture of the Church and who would be willing to act as guides on the day, should contact Catherine Dunipace at Catherine.firstname.lastname@example.org
Aid to the Church in Need will make an appeal at all the Masses on the weekend 23rd/24th September. After the vigil Mass on the 23rd at 7pm in the Lower Hall, ACN will give a presentation on their work, and there will be an opportunity for Q&A. Teas and coffees will be served. All are most welcome. Organised by the parish's Justice and Peace Group. An invitation has been extended to all in the Association of Bearsden Churches. ACN helps and assists persecuted and oppressed Christians around the world.
Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated for P7 pupils of St Andrew’s and St Joseph’s Parishes in St Joseph’s Church 7pm 6th February 2018. Enrolment forms available in the porch to be returned please as soon as possible. There will be a meeting for parents and sponsors on Thursday 28th September 2017 at 7pm in St Joseph’s Church Hall, Milngavie.
Soup Run – Friday 1st Sept 7pm in Lower Hall. Donations of soup, sandwiches, soft fruit, biscuits etc most welcome. Any queries, please call Phyllis on 570 1343.
The church halls are used for a huge range of activities. Now that the schools are back, why not make a commitment to support a local business or charity and the church through taking part in one or more of these activities. They include Scottish Slimmers; two choirs; the University of Third Age; various fitness, Pilates and dance classes for all ages and abilities; carpet bowls; a rugby play programme for 2 – 5 year olds; whist; flower arranging; Bearsden Literary Society; prenatal, mother and baby and adult beginners yoga classes; Taekwondo for children and adults; and toddlers and pre-school clubs. Both halls are also free at weekends for birthday parties, christenings, anniversary parties, fund raisers, weddings and funerals. For further details, please visit the web site on http://www.standrewsbearsden.co.uk/church-halls.html or call the Halls Letting Secretary on 07528 425 698.
St. Andrew's Whist Drive will take place on Monday 28th August, 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 on 0141 563 7959 or 07397319029
Youth Ministry – 7pm on 28th Aug
Ongoing Faith Formation – 10.30am on 4th Sept
School Council – 7pm on 5th & 26th Sept
Justice and Peace – 7pm on 5th Sept (in St Joseph’s)
Confirmation Catechists’ Training – 7pm on 5th Sept (Eyre Hall)
Baptism Preparation – 7pm on 7th Sept
Parish Council – 7pm on 14th Sept
Emmaus – 10.30am on 15th Sept
Cluster – 7pm on 18th Sept
Liturgy Group – 7pm on 19th Sept
Confirmation Preparation – 7pm on 28th Sept (in St Joseph’s)
What’s on the next few months?
Sunday 3rd Sept – Golden Jubilee Trip to Carfin
Sunday 17th Sept – Coffee Morning
Sunday 22nd October – Coffee Morning
Sunday 29th October – Mass of Commitment for P3 Families
Sunday 29th Oct – Youth NET Ministry Golden Jubilee Retreat
Carpet Bowls resumes on Thursday 7th September in Upper Hall from 1pm – 4pm. We would welcome any new members. Why not come along and give it a try? Afternoon tea/coffee etc available at 3pm.
Baptism Course – parents and godparents of children to be baptised soon are asked to attend the next preparation course on Thursday, 7th September at 7pm.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – each Saturday from 10.30am until 12.30pm. Please consider coming to spend some time in adoration and prayer each Saturday.
Caritas Award In your final year of school, or just finished secondary? Interested in becoming a candidate for the 2017 / 2018 Caritas award? Speak to Fr. Mackle or contact Elizabeth Reid at Elizabeth_reid@ntlworld.com Interested candidates already signing up. Do think about joining them? visit www.caritasaward.org.
Celebrate Scotland – 2-3 Sept. St Ninian’s High, Giffnock. Catholic Charismatic Weekend Conference. For more details and information, see noticeboard or call 07793 370910.
Dementia Awareness Campaign Forget Me Not Ball in September. For more details or information see poster in the porch or contact Anne O’Donnell on 0141 946 0966 or AO’Donnell@alzscot.org
Drumchapel food bank - all items left in the porch are taken each Monday to the foodbank. Many thanks.
Upcoming Special second collections – SPRED – 10th Sept; Mary’s Meals – 17th Sept; Aid to the Church in Need – 24th Sept.
Safeguarding Training. who work in the parish with children and/or vulnerable adults, who haven't previoulytraining, areto attend one of the following training evenings - 18th September 7-9pm in St Flannan's, Kirkintilloch or Monday, 16th October 7-9pm in St. Paul’s, Whiteinch. To book, please contact safeguardingadministrator@ rcag.org.uk or telephone 226 5998
Mary’s Meals clothing collection. Volunteers from Mary's Meals will be here on the weekend of 16th and 17th September to collect any used clothing. A second collection will be taken up to support this important charity.
Evening Pilgrimage to Carfin- Wednesday,th. Bus will leave at 6.30pm at the Post Office in Milngavie and return at 9.30pm. All are very welcome.
The Legion of Mary - new members always welcome. Meets on Tuesdays at 4pm in the Hut. Please note new time.