on those dwelling in a land overshadowed by death,
light has arisen."
The Scottish Catholic Education Service invites parents, teachers, students, clergy – to participate in an open forum session of the Catholic Education Commission on 4th March 10.30am at St Columba’s, Oban. Designed to provide an opportunity to learn about developments affecting Catholic education in Scotland. This session will explore how Catholic education contributes to local communities through the commitment to Serve the Common Good. See noticeboard for more details. Book your place at www.sces.org.uk / 0141 556 4727
Lenten Talks for Cluster Parishes.Monsignor Ryan will bethe followingtalks - Thursday 15th February, 7pm -8.30pm onRoyal Scots College, Spain. Madrid 1627, Valladolid 1771, Salamanca 1988. Thursday 22nd February, 7pm - 8.30pm on The Spanish Mystics, “The Future of our Past” - St Teresa of Avila, St John of the Cross and St Ignatius of Loyola. Both talks will take place in the upper hall, and include refreshments.
Talks for Young People - The Glasgow Faith Forum's fortnightly series of talks continues on Thursday 1 February at Turnbull Hall, University of Glasgow Chaplaincy, 13-15 Southpark Terrace, Glasgow, G12 8LG.The topic will be "Politics - A Place for Catholics?" by Mr Anthony Horan, Catholic Parliamentary Officer.
Your donations to Drumchapel Foodbank will be gratefully received; non-perishable goods such as cans, rice, pasta toilet rolls, nappies etc are much needed and delivered to the Foodbank every Monday. Thank you for your help.
Parish Library Update. The Parish Library has been updated to include a section for children’s books and DVDs which will be expanded through the course of the year. Parishioners are encouraged to take advantage of the library and to sign books in and out using the sign out book. When returning or donating books or DVDs, please use the basket provided, rather than putting the books directly onto the book shelves. will help with the administration of the library.
Homeless Sunday - 28th January is the date when all the Churches and Christian groups across Scotland are asked to pray, reflect and plan practical action to address the plague of homelessness, to offer a united Christian voice and solidarity with the homeless.
St Andrew’s & St Joseph’s Justice and Peace Group.
If you have a disability that affects your attendance at church or participation in any of the liturgies, and would benefit from some assistance or adaptations being made, please let us know. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 942 4635.
Racial Justice Sunday 2018. This year’s Racial Justice Service will take place in Cardonald Parish Church, 2155 Paisley Rd West on Sunday 11 Feb at 4 pm. This is an ecumenical service. The Liturgy is arranged by members of our Glasgow Justice and Peace Commission. Other readings will include the words of Martin Luther King on the 30th anniversary of his death and a contribution from Margo Upritchard of the Space.
St Andrew’s & St Joseph’s Justice and Peace Group
Soup Run –this Friday 4th Feb 7pm in Lower Hall. Donations of soup, sandwiches, soft fruit, biscuits etc most welcome. Any queries, please call Phyllis on 570 1343
The St. Andrew’s Squad- (S.A.S.) for all children in the parish preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Please come along and join us next Sunday 4thfrom 9.00 – 9.45am in the Upper Hall. Any queries please contact Margaret Hendry on 563 9993.
Dates and Times for Primary Three Sacrament of Reconciliation (First Confession) - During The Season of Lent (17th February- 1st) Saturdays 10.30am – 11.00am; & 5.15pm – 5.45pm; Sundays 9.15 – 9.40am.
Remember in your prayersBennett and John Johnstonare journeying through RCIA.Rite of Election, which is a special stage with prayers as part of the RCIA process, will take place in St Andrew’s Cathedral on Sunday 18th February at 3pm. Annual diocesan day of retreat for those preparing for the Sacraments, their sponsors, and members of the RCIA group will take place on Saturday 17th Feb, 9.30 am, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church Hall, Lourdes Avenue, G52 3QU. Please bring a packed lunch.Tea and coffee will be provided.
Lent starts soon – Ash Wednesday – 14th February
Hall and Church Cleaning. The Halls Committee is considering re-tendering the contract for cleaning the church and the church halls and associated rooms. Consequently, we will be looking to prepare a list of commercial cleaners that we can approach for this service. If you own a commercial cleaning company or know someone who owns a commercial cleaning company and would be interested in being considered for this proposed tender exercise, can you please contact Gordon Reid on 07528 425 698. Many thanks.
Catholic Social Teaching and the work of a Prison Chaplain - a talk by Fr John Gannon, Chaplain to HMP Barlinnie. 8 Feb 7pm at the Ogilvie Centre, St Aloysius' Church, Tea and coffee provided.
Padre Pio Prayer Group meets on Mondays at 7pm. All welcome. For information or interest, please contact Kay Dick 0141 942 7771 or Kate Hay 0141 931 5154.
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.
Holocaust Memorial Day - Saturday 27th January marks the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp where members of minorities were killed in their millions, including Jews, gypsies, homosexuals and political dissenters. This is a time for us to pause, to remember and to pray for the souls of those who have been murdered and for those whose lives have been changed beyond recognition during the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, Darfur and most recently, the Rohingya people of Myanmar. We can honour the survivors of those regimes and challenge ourselves to use the lessons of their experience to inform our lives today.
St Andrew’s & St Joseph’s Justice and Peace Group
Kinnoull Retreat Centre, Perth - Courses and Retreats - For details of courses and retreats taking place from February to April, visit www.kinnoullmonastery.co.uk
Unity Supper / talk and Q&A by Bishop John Keenan“Faith and Science – not being incompatible”7th Feb. All tickets have now been sold.
The Legion of Mary - new members always welcome. Now meets on Mondays at 5pm in the Hut. Divine Mercy Novena is prayed weekdays after morning Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. All most welcome.
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Louise Dolan, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Joseph McDermid, Charlie Harper, John Gerard Miller, Michelle Rajab, Matthew Craig, Maurice Boyce, Maria Giovanazzi, Geraldine Moy, Pat O’Neill, Michael Timoney, Baby Julia McLeod, Mary Croswaite, Charlene Bishop, Annamarie McGill, Gladys Chapman, Mary McGovern.
Recently Dead—John Edwards, Maureen Henderson, Mary O’Keefe
Anniversaries--Peter Lafferty, Charlie & Annie Simaitis, Ian Fitzpatrick, Jim Keegan, Margaret Mary & Michael Docherty, Frank McTaggart, Corinne Miller, William & Eileen McGhie, Samuel Galloway.