as you hold on to the word of life."
The obligation to attend Mass on Sundays will be restored on 6th March. We should see this as an opportunity to come together again as a community of faith to listen to the Word of God and be nourished by the body of Christ ~ food for the journey.
As always, the obligation does not apply to those who are sick and their carers or to those aware of their greater vulnerability to the virus.
Come back to Mass! Invite and encourage family members, friends, fellow parishioners to come back with you. With many of the restrictions having been eased, it would be good to have more and more people coming back to Mass.
Children’s Liturgy has started back at 10am Mass.
A very warm welcome to NET Ministry. It’s great having them back with us. They are a group of enthusiastic young people from the USA who will be leading today’s Youth ‘Strength in Numbers’ Retreat for the young people of our parish and St Joseph’s. 10am Mass until 2pm. Lunch will be provided for all.
Monday 28th Feb, 5pm – 6pm
"Faith Impels Us To Hospitality" Catholic Social Teaching and Migration. This is the second in the series of short seminars on Catholic Social Teaching. You can register to join at this link https://uofglasgow.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUkc-CspjIqGNwduWdB3KtRYqhuCFp7Lnrd
Wednesday 2nd March, 2.45pm at Faslane (Ash Wednesday)
All are welcome to join this peaceful witness at the South Gate at Faslane on Ash Wednesday where we will witness to the peace of Christ and the home of Trident. Ashes will be distributed.
Scotland’s single use plastics ban.
New regulations on single-use plastics such as plastic cutlery, plates, stirrers, and expanded polystyrene food containers & cups, are coming into force in June this year, subject to UK legislation. . Full details:- www.zerowastescotland.org.uk
WYDay, Lisbon 1 – 6 August 2023. If you are interested in going and you will be 16 (as of 1st Feb 2023) up to 35 (at time of trip), please let our
St Andrew’s & St Joseph’s Youth Ministries Team know by emailing email@example.com and the Archdiocesan Youth Team by following this link: https://tinyurl.com/wyd2023. The Youth Ministries Team and both parishes will assist with fundraising/sponsorship for any young people interested in attending.
A big thank you to those who gave their time to attend the synod gatherings last week, which were positive with thoughtful discussions and good feedback. All feedback, will be compiled into a report, which will be published, and taken to the Deanery for the next step of the journey.
St Andrews Squad (SAS), Next sessions 6th & 20th March , for all Primary 3 children in the parish celebrating the sacrament of Reconciliation this Lent. Please come along to the Upper Hall from 9am till 9.45am leading into 10am Mass with children’s liturgy.
Confirmation ~ We’ll be posting details soon of our joint parishes’ catechesis for P7s.
Almost 40 Primary Three children, during the season of Lent, will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation ~ encountering God’s love and mercy in this beautiful Sacrament! Keep them in your prayers for they look forward to their First Confession and also the celebration of their First Holy Communion next year.
Stations of the Cross – Fridays in Lent at 6pm. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – each Saturday from 10.00am until 11.00am. Please consider coming to spend some time (even just 5 or 10 minutes) in adoration and prayer each Saturday, especially during Lent. Confessions throughout the hour.
40 Days for Life Prayer Vigil outside QEUH, Hardgate Road. Can you give one hour per week during Lent to come and pray for an end to abortion? Email Ogilvie1615@outlook.com for more details. ‘ Every individual, precisely by reason of the mystery of the Word of God who was made flesh is entrusted to the maternal care of the Church.
Between now and Easter, please keep in your prayers Jackie, Rebecca, Jason and Rokas, 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 in the Cathedral next Sunday.
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week - It is the role of the church to gather into itself all that is human in the people’s cause and struggle, above all in the cause of the poor. The church identifies with the poor when they demand their legitimate rights. In our country the right they are demanding is hardly more than the right to survive, to escape from misery.
Archbishop Óscar Romero and Bishop Arturo Rivera y Damas
Scotland’s single use plastics ban. New regulations on single-use plastics such as plastic cutlery, plates, stirrers, and expanded polystyrene food containers & cups, are coming into force this June, subject to UK legislation. Full details:- www.zerowastescotland.org.uk
Monday 28th Feb, 5pm – 6pm "Faith Impels Us To Hospitality" Catholic Social Teaching and Migration. A short seminar on Catholic Social Teaching. You can register to join at this link https://uofglasgow.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUkc-CspjIqGNwduWdB3KtRYqhuCFp7Lnrd
Ash Wednesday 2nd March, 2.45pm at Faslane All are welcome to join this peaceful witness at the South Gate at Faslane where we will witness to the peace of Christ and the home of Trident. Ashes will be distributed.
Special note for Readers and all who use a missal, ipad or phone- on the 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays in Lent, as these are RCIA Sundays, readings are taken from Year A.
Drumchapel Foodbank have expressed their thanks for the tremendous support given by our parish weekly. Donations during Lent, especially to help families during the Easter school holiday, can be left in the house porch and will be very gratefully received.
SCIAF’s wee box, big change appeal. Pick up a wee box from the porch. “Together, we can build God’s kingdom here on earth” To be returned, please on Easter Sunday.
Day of Prayer for those who have suffered abuse ~ this Friday 4th March. There will be prayer and reflection during the 10am Mass, and throughout the day the rosary will be recited every hour on the hour through to 5pm. There will be Stations of the Cross at 6pm. The annual Safeguarding Statement will be read out at all Masses weekend 26th /27th Feb.Please pray for children, young people and vulnerable adults whose lives have been scarred by the abuse they have experienced at the hands of those whom they trusted. Pray also for all who are engaged in the pursuit of peace, healing and reconciliation for the abused, the needy, the weak and the vulnerable. Pray, too, that the work of the new Scottish Catholic Safeguarding Standards Agency will be guided by the Holy Spirit to help it in its vital work of respecting and safeguarding the dignity of all.
Next Whist Drive will be this Wednesday 2nd March , 2pm – 4.30pm. Looking forward to seeing you all again!
Safeguarding ~ Part 1 Zoom Training dates are ~ 31st March at 7pm; 21st May at 10am; 23rd June at 7pm. Part 2 Zoom training dates are ~ 14th March at 7pm; 24th March at 7pm; 21st Apr at 7pm; 9th May at 7pm; 19th May at 7pm; 13th June at 7pm; and 23rd June at 7pm. Volunteers who work in the parish with children and vulnerable adults and wishing to book are asked, please, to email SafeGuardingAdministrator@rcag.org.uk with their name / parish and role. Please note, Part 1 Training is mandatory for all volunteers.
The Pope's Twitter (@Pontifex) and Instagram (@Franciscus) ~ worth following for topical issues. Pope’s monthly video ~ a great resource of contemporary commentary by the Holy Father on current issues. Available at https://thepopevideo.org/
Drumchapel Foodbank. Regularly 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 from M&S, Byres Rd & Milngavie for delivery to Drumchapel & St Gregory’s Foodbanks, the Wayside Club & Aspire.
Parish Website – On the latest page and bulletin pages, click on subscribe for a daily summary of the previous day's posts.
The Pope's Twitter (@Pontifex)
The Pope's Instagram (@Franciscus)
The Pope’s monthly video
Great resources of contemporary commentary by the Holy Father on current issues.
Parish Bulletin: Items for inclusion should be sent in by 12 Noon on the Wednesday before publication. Copies of the bulletin are available on Facebook, Twitter, Instgram, the parish website and on our exterior noticeboard.
Please remember in your prayers those in need, those who are sick and housebound and those in hospital.
Recently Dead: Ian Cooper, Neil Duffy, Michael MacFarlane, Dougie Miller, Dennis Monaghan, Colette Rybarczyk, Herman Weber.
Anniversaries: Chris Cole, Anne Gilliam, Sylvester Jackson, Graham Jackson, Marybell MacCormick, Christina MacPherson.