is within me bless his holy name."
Special Second Collections – 28th June – Peter’s Pence; 12th July – Apostleship of the Sea
Maryhill Food Bank – During school holidays, many families will be under extra stress as the children will not have school meals. In the past, the parish have been extremely generous and we ask now for your continued support. Thank you.
Soup run this Friday 3rd July 7pm in Lower Hall. Donations of soup, sandwiches, soft fruit, biscuits etc most welcome. Any queries please call Phyllis on 570 1343
St. Andrew's Whist Drive will take place at 7:30 this Monday, 29th June in the Lower Hall. Everyone is welcome regardless of ability. Someone will be on hand to help if you are a beginner. It is, essentially, a social night. £3 includes admission, raffle ticket and tea/coffee. Come along for a great night. We'd love to welcome you!
Youth 2000 Summer Festival - 27 to 31 August - a 5 day Prayer Festival, held in Walsingham, Norfolk. The Festival is packed with dynamic talks, live-band worship, powerful prayer times, fun social activities, creative workshops, in-depth discussions, evening entertainment and loads more. With top speakers from the USA and all over the UK, Youth 2000 events are primarily for 16 - 35 year olds. If you are in this age range and looking for answers to the big questions in life, then this retreat is for you! For more information please see: www.youth2000.org There will be a bus leaving from Glasgow. Cost of £50. If you are interested in booking your place on the bus please contact Kate Towie on 07947850983 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion who are on the Vigil / Sunday rota - a date for your diary. Please note there will be a meeting in the church on Sunday, 6th September at 1pm.
Like to Train and become a Parish Catechist? If you would like to apply for this two-year part-time course, sponsored by the parish, and train to become a parish catechist, speak to Fr. Mackle. This course is also suitable for those who wish to study for their own purposes. For further information, contact the RE Dept on 226 5898 /Christine.Burke@rcag.org.uk.
Frank Bonner recently advised the Liturgy Group that he wishes to resign as co-ordinator of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion in the parish. Consequently, a replacement will be required who can look after the rota from September. If anyone would be interested in taking on this role, for a fixed term of 2 years, could they please say to Frank or Fr Mackle. I want to take this opportunity, on behalf of the parish, to thank Frank most sincerely for all his efforts in the time he has been involved in organising the rota and for being a member of the parish's Liturgy Group.
White Lily Charity Tea Party. A huge thank you to all who either donated money or came along to our White Lily fund tea party last Saturday. We had a fantastic turnout and, with your help, managed to raise the amazing sum of £1,500 !!! We are all simply thrilled. Many thanks also to those who donated raffle prizes and home baking, it was all very much appreciated and we've never seen so many cakes before!! Special thanks to Annamaria and Ian Strachan, Joe and Maureen Gregory, Pat Tollin, Christine Holt, Tricia and Michael Carroll and Angela Bruno for their invaluable help in setting up and on the day itself. Lastly thanks to Fr Mackle for all his help too. We are so very, very grateful to you all. God bless. Veronica, David and Victoria Maguire
Last Sunday’s Coffee Morning. Many thanks to all who came along on Sunday to our last coffee morning before the summer holidays. The sum of £140 was raised and will go to Fr Mathew Joseph Parumootil's school in Northern India, as Fr Mathew was actually visiting St Andrew's between 19th - 21 June and he managed to attend the coffee morning. Thank you all so much once again for your continued support and we wish you all a very happy summer. David and Veronica Maguire.
Fabric Issues - It was agreed at the 4th June Fabric & Finance meeting that the church required redecoration and that, along with the carpeting to the sanctuary, we could make the request to the archdiocese that this work be done as an “approved project”, which if granted would mean that all funds raised would be ring-fenced as non-leviable. The likely cost would be in the region of £22,000. Also, at the meeting, there was a proposal to extend the car park at the rear of the church, but it was agreed that this be put back to another time.
Interested in becoming a Catholic? – Not baptised? Baptised in another faith? The RCIA Programme (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adult) will begin in the autumn. RCIA is the process by which adults are received into the Catholic Church. The programme of catechesis and instruction prepares adults for the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist, usually celebrated at the Easter Vigil. Please speak to Fr. Mackle or Monsignor Ryan if you have any questions about receiving the Sacraments as an adult, or if you would like to know more about RCIA and the Catholic faith.
Legion of Mary – 7.30 p.m. in the Hut every Tuesday. All most welcome.
Padre Pio Prayer Group – Every Monday at 7.00 p.m. All are very welcome.
Mass attendance – 20th/21st June – 614
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Margaret McGuire, Paul Morton, Mamie Bradie, Dante Biagioi, Peter Crainie, Margaret Merilees, Betty Clark, Hil Black, Karen Hopper (Livingston), Paul Connolly, Louise Dolan, Sheila McCallum, Rosemary McLean, Elizabeth McCusker, Stuart Harvey, Mick Henry, Sheena Smith, Charlie Melly, Steven Byrne, Mark Greenlees, Samatha Harkins, Gilbert O’Rourke, Margaret Cairney, Denis Campbell, Margaret Kearney, Ronald Coia, Mary Cox, Valentina Colaluca, Christine Turner, Dennis Haughey, Douglas Dalby (Snr)
Recently Dead—Andy McGlone, Tom Hutchison, John Gallagher, Mary Cox, Robert McLean, Margaret Quinn.
Anniversaries--Margaret McKinnon, Donald MacLean, Alfred & Sadie Moss, Pat & Mary Toner, Karen Nisbet, Nan Dunn, Mary Hursfield.