Lots of fun was had by the young people of P7 at their Leavers’ Parties last week. Huge thanks to Tesco, ASDA and Dominos for their donations, and to the Youth Team for looking after all the preparations and the organising of the parties.
Congratulations and well done to our parish's Caritas candidates, Kirsty Kennedy and David Docherty in being successful in achieving their Caritas Award. They worked hard for it over the past year as part of the parish’s Live Streaming Team – plus doing filming and stewarding. Great work. Well done, both. Along with hundreds of young people from across Scotland, they would have been presented with the Caritas Award at the Clyde Auditorium, but due to all the restrictions this is not able to happen. We will be delighted, though, to mark their award at our 10am Mass on Sunday 4th July.
Massive thanks to our parish’s Caritas Co-ordinators, the teachers, and to all our parishioners and others who have supported Kirsty and David throughout their Caritas journey.
If you will be in your final year of school after summer, or just finished High School and are interested in becoming a candidate for the 2021 / 2022 Caritas award, speak to Fr. Mackle or contact Elizabeth Reid at Elizabeth_reid@ntlworld.com
Children’s Liturgy: each week in the form of a video of the week’s Gospel reading. Available at : https://www.rpbooks.co.uk/celebrate-following-your-faith This is an excellent resource for parents to use until the children’s liturgy at Mass resumes.
Just a reminder, if you haven't registered yet for the booking process for Mass, it's easy to do. Go to www.standrewsbearsden.co.uk
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week - 27th June Not all of us can prevent a war; but most of us can help ease sufferings — of the body and the soul. Dr Ruth Pfau, Sister of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Dr Ruth Pfau was a German-born nun who served as a medical missionary in Pakistan for over 50 years. She became known as Pakistan’s Mother Teresa and is credited with eradicating leprosy in the country. Following her death in August 2017 she was the first Christian in Pakistani history to be honoured with a State Funeral.
Bishops’ Pastoral Letter celebrating the 6th anniversary of Laudato Si is on the J&P Scotland website www.justiceandpeacescotland.org.uk
New Dawn in Scotland 12th Annual Conference 2021 - an online event
Friday 9th July to Sunday 11th July. This year's theme is "Do not be afraid, for I have redeemed you: I have called you by your name you are mine." Isaiah 43: 1-2.
Throughout the 3 days there will be the 5 talks that follow the 5 themes of the conference with Mass, music and prayer to form an opportunity to deepen our faith:
· The Holy Spirit
· Mary, Mother of the Church
In addition, the programme includes a Saturday morning slot for the Children and early afternoon sessions for the Youth on both the weekend days.
These can be joined through Eventbrite as directed on the New Dawn in Scotland website:
Your Giving to St Andrew’s Our parish’s annual accounts have been submitted to the archdiocese. A massive Thank You to all our parishioners who have continued to support our parish over this past year. We have, like many other charities, seen our income greatly reduced over the past 12 months. This is, of course, because of the lockdowns and closures and there being fewer people being able to attend church. Thank you, once more, in these difficult times for your generosity towards your parish. Fr Mackle
All who are going into P6 after summer, it is time to start thinking about becoming a PFFA candidate. Invitations to enrol will be going out in the new school term, and parish sign up will be arranged at that time too.
Are you interested in becoming Catholic? Or do you know someone who is? If you or someone you know are interested in becoming Catholic, or if you know anyone who might be interested in the Church, why not sign up for St Andrew's RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)? This group – which meets from after summer through to Easter / Pentecost each year – is for those who are interested in becoming Catholic. No commitment is made until fairly late in the annual process. For more information, call 942 4635 or email@example.com
Year of St Joseph - Don't forget you can write out your petitions and place them under the sleeping St Joseph statue in the church grounds. It's also possible to send in your special petitions by post in a sealed envelope.
Safeguarding: Attention all volunteers who work in the parish with children and vulnerable adults. If you have still to attend Safeguarding Induction Part 1 and/or Part 2, please contact the archdiocese at SafeGuardingAdministrator@rcag.org.uk or call 0141 226 5898 to book. Courses run until September.
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 parish’s soup-run’s volunteers continue to collect food donations from M&S Byres Rd & Milngavie for delivery to Drumchapel & St Gregory’s Foodbanks, the Wayside Club & Aspire. Many thanks for good response to the recent appeal for help for holiday cover.
Parish Website – Bulletin - Just to say that on the latest page and the bulletin page, a subscribe button has been added which allows users to have a daily summary sent each morning with the previous day's posts. If you don't use social media, but would like to be kept posted, then all that's asked for is your email address – you can unsubscribe at any time – it's all clearly marked.
Parish Bulletin: Any items for inclusion in the bulletin (including names for recently dead, month's mind and anniversary lists) should be put through the letter box of the Chapel House or sent by email: firstname.lastname@example.org by12noon on the Wednesday before publication. Copies of the bulletin are available on Facebook, Twitter and on the parish website.
Recently Dead – Gerry Banks, Bert Constani, Helen Doak, Elizabeth McMillan,
Mr McVeigh, Stephen Sinclair.
Anniversaries – Bridget Baillie, Mary Cox, Katherine Lawson, Margaret McKinnon, James Murray, Anne Parker.