Stations of the Cross during Lent. Fridays at 7pm on our parish’s YouTube channel.
Adoration for Lent: Visit Adorecast Take a few extra minutes each day to have a heart to heart with Christ. “Be still and know that I am God.”
Confessions will be heard outdoors on Saturdays at the front door of the chapel house 4.15pm to 5.15pm, and on request. It would be appreciated if food bank donations are not dropped off there between 4pm and 5.30pm on Saturdays. Many thanks.
Sacrament of Reconciliation (First Confession) for Primary 3 pupils. We are looking to see if arrangements can be made so that this Sacrament can be celebrated for the P3 children sooner rather than later.
First Holy Communion for Primary 4 pupils we are hoping will be able to be celebrated on Saturday 8th, Sunday 9th, Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th May. All Masses will be at 2pm. It is uncertain at this stage for us to know what the maximum capacity at each First Communion Mass will be.
Confirmations for Primary 7 & Secondary 1 pupils. The dates for these are subject to a loosening of restrictions.
A ‘streamed Holy Hour’ online via you tube from St Mary’s, ‘Lent Reflections’. Monday 8th and Monday 22nd March 6.30 pm. An evening of Eucharistic Adoration with hymns, readings and reflections to help prepare our hearts for Easter with Deacon John and cantor, Jim McGinlay Search : ‘St Mary’s,Duntocher- YouTube’ or copy and paste the following : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuK-9mvdWnQ2-Hs0f3CI3bA
World Day of Prayer from Baljaffray Parish Church at 2.00pm this Friday 5th March on zoom. Join with members of other churches in Bearsden. All most welcome. For details, visit www.wdpscotland.org.uk
SCIAF - If you usually pick up your WEE BOX at Mass, this year, you can pick it up from the chapel house porch.
The Piety Stall online store now has a large selection of cards for Mother’s Day and Easter for sale. Orders can be placed and either collected from the organisers’ homes or delivery can be arranged if collection isn’t suitable.https://www.standrewsbearsden.co.uk/piety-stall.html
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week - 28th February God’s mercy transforms human hearts; it enables us, through the experience of a faithful love, to become merciful in turn. In an ever new miracle, divine mercy shines forth in our lives, inspiring each of us to love our neighbour and to devote ourselves to what the Church’s tradition calls the spiritual and corporal works of mercy.
Pope Francis, Message for Lent 2016
JUSTICE AND PEACE 2ND Sunday of Lent - LETS TALK ABOUT THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY: "For human beings to destroy its biological diversity, by causing changes in its climate, to contaminate the earth's waters, its air, its land, its life; these are sins”. Pope Francis, Laudato Si'
As Scotland comes into the spotlight hosting COP26 - the United Nations climate talks due in Glasgow this November -a critical issue will be how to promote the transition from fossil fuels to cleaner alternatives. Let us pray that we will all do our bit to contribute to this necessity.
“Dear Lord, we seem to have reached the tipping point for climate chaos, and as all the world looks to Glasgow in November let us follow your guidance to care for your earth. Help us ensure a just transition from a carbon economy to a carbon free one “
Laudato Si: Lent Programme During this time of fasting and renewal and in advance of COP26, which is to be held in Glasgow later this year, Catholics around the world are embarking upon a journey of ecological conversion through reflection, repentance, and renewal. Together. You are invited to join this journey and connect with millions of Catholics today at LaudatoSiLent.org Laudato Si’ Lent features weekly reminders and ideas about how you can live this journey of ecological conversion, including opportunities to connect with others through retreats, webinars, and prayer services. https://laudatosilent.org
During lockdown, St Andrew's is closed until further notice.
Mass will be celebrated each Sunday which will be live streamed at 10am. Mass will also be live streamed Monday to Friday at 10am. Please visit www.standrewsbearsden.co.uk
Drumchapel Foodbank. The number of families now dependent on the foodbank, and the number of emergencies, are rising fast, especially when the schools are off. Thanks to all of our Parishioners who are donating food and toiletries to our collection point in the Chapel House porch to be delivered to Drumchapel Food Bank. Regularly your donations are dropped off at the foodbank by our parish volunteers. Thanks for continuing to help, especially during lockdown.
Our parish’s soup-run’s volunteers continue to collect food donations form M&S Byres Road for delivery to Drumchapel and St Gregory’s Foodbanks and the Wayside Club.
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: email@example.com by12noon on the Wednesday before publication. Copies of the bulletin are available on Facebook, Twitter and on the parish website.
Recently Dead – Ilda Beehelli, Sheila Breen, Jacqueline Didsbury, Baby Finn, David Frew, Ann Kelly, Fr Frank Malley, Jacqueline Munro Lafon
Anniversaries – Chris Cole, Angus McKinnon, Charlie and Annie Simaitis, Kathleen Tully.