but the one who humbles himself will be exalted."
The young people of St Andrew's & St Joseph’s need your help! Do you have an exercise bike languishing unused in a corner somewhere? Would you be willing to lend it for a day to the Youth Ministry Team for a proposed fundraiser on 3 December? (We can arrange pick-up and return.) The fundraiser, aimed at participants aged between 12 and 22, will provide a boost to our support for local foodbanks and the soup run. More details about how to take part/donate will be announced in October. In the meantime, if we can borrow a stationary bike from you, please email us:firstname.lastname@example.org Many thanks!
A Date for Your Diary – Thurday 1st Sept The first St. Andrew's Lunch Club "open to all" will be held on 1st. Sept in the upper hall 12.30 -2 30pm. Do come along, age no barrier, enjoy good company and renew friendships old and new over lunch and a cup of tea/coffee and have a right good friendly chit chat.
Sign Up Sunday – 10th / 11th September. We are looking for more people to get involved in many areas of the parish’s life and mission. Please think about signing up for involvement in an area of parish life. Do come along to Sign-up Sunday in the upper hall.
National Pilgrimage in the presence of the Relics of Saint Bernadette to mark the Centenary of Carfin Grotto ~ Sunday 25th September Holy Mass at 3pm followed by a Rosary Procession. Main Celebrant: Bishop Toal. All most welcome. Bus will leave outside Bearsden Hub at 1pm sharp. Please enter your name on the sheet in the porch.
It is pleasant to spend time adoring Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. The Eucharist is such a priceless treasure ~ by praying before it, we are able to make contact with Christ present in the Most Holy Sacrament. Saturdays 10am until 11am. Confessions throughout.
Confessions – Also on Saturdays 4.15pm – 4.45pm & Sundays 9.15am – 9.40am
Before receiving Holy Communion, we are asked to make some preparatory act of reverence such as a bow.
Evening trip to Carfin - Bus will leave from Milngavie Railway Station on Tuesday 13th September at 6pm and return around 9pm.
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week - (World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation is celebrated on 1st September) The majority of people living on our planet profess to be believers. This should spur religions to dialogue among themselves for the sake of protecting nature, defending the poor, and building networks of respect and fraternity. Pope Francis, Laudato Si', para 201
Season of Creation - Week 1 The Season of Creation is the annual Christian celebration to listen and respond together to the cry of Creation: the ecumenical family around the world unites to pray and protect our common home. The Season “Celebration” begins on 1 September, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, and ends 4 October, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology, beloved by many Christian denominations. This year the theme is, “Listen to the Voice of Creation.” To find out more about the events taking place, visit the website SeasonofCreation.org.
Children’s Choir ~ I am very pleased to say that the children’s choir is starting again this term for children from P4-P7.The choir will continue to sing at St Andrew’s church on Sundays at 10am mass during the term and now also at St Joseph’s, once a term for now (please see dates below). We hope to add further dates for St Joseph’s in the Spring term.
This year I would like to give the opportunity to children outwith St Nicholas's School to join the choir. This would involve those children rehearsing for approx 15 minutes after mass and a short rehearsal before mass, on the dates they are singing, and in uploading a church linked recorded youtube video rehearsal, so that children are prepared. If there are any older children from S1-6 who have missed out because of the pandemic, they are also welcome to join in the same way. Dates for this term are:18th Sept, 2nd Oct (at St Joseph's), 9th Oct, 13th Nov, 11th Dec, 18th Dec, 25th Dec.
Please contact Annamaria Strachan (email@example.com) with any questions and/or to sign up.
St. Andrew’s Whist will take place on Wednesday 31st August in the Lower Hall, from 2pm – 4pm. Tea and coffee will be served. Entry £2. Looking forward to seeing everyone. New members always welcome.
20-40 Network - social events for young Catholics. Fun beginners axe throwing session at Hatchet Harry’s 10th Sept at 2pm Email firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets or to be added to their mailing list for future events.
Do remember that our church is now open weekdays until 5pm, and on Saturdays until after the 5pm Vigil Mass. Call in and enjoy the peace and quiet, and take time to sit in the stillness in the silence of God. Teas and coffees are served in the hut after daily 10am Mass. All most welcome.
For women affected by separation and divorce – next meeting of this confidential and peer support group is Fri 2ndSept in St Patrick's hall, Dumbarton 6pm - 8pm. All new members are most welcome. email: email@example.com
Forthcoming Special Collection – SPRED 11th September.
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 Bulletin: Items for inclusion should be sent in by Tuesday (pm) before publication. Copies of the bulletin are available on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, the parish website and on our noticeboard.
Recently Dead: Jim Bradley, Deacon Martin Doherty, Andrew Hamilton, Hugh McKee, Jim Mooney, Ross Stenhouse, Ellen Sweeney.
Anniversary: Audrey Carroll, Daniel Collins, William Doherty, Tricia Johnson, Mary Murphy.