the king of Israel.”
Holy Week Services 2021- Full list on this link.
Congratulations to all the P3 children of our parish who have now received the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time. Together we pray they will always discover the wonder and peace of God’s forgiveness, and experience the loving presence of Jesus in this grace-filled Sacrament. These children continue on their journey of faith, as they and their families look forward to their First Holy Communion next year.
Stations of the Cross through the eyes of Our Lady - Mary’s ‘yes’ to becoming the mother of God (last week’s feast of the Annunciation) - Mary’s ‘yes’ to doing the will of God, involved her painfully seeing her son carrying his cross to Calvary. In these Stations, with a mother's love and also with deep faith, she accompanies her son, Jesus, and invites us to follow him as well—with love and deep faith.
Triduum Videos - This week, we’ll be posting on all our online platforms three videos, one for each day of the Triduum to help us with our journey through these sacred days.
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 in these exceptional times of no public Masses with children’s liturgy.
The young people of St Andrew’s and St Joseph’s Stations of the Cross for young people ~ good for Good Friday. You’ll find them on our website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Stations of the Cross during Lent. Fridays at 7pm on our parish’s YouTube channel. Also, our Stations for last week’s feast of the Annunciation are on our youtube channel.
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week - Palm Sunday (28th March) The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, and to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord. Luke 4:18–19
Adoration for Holy Week & Easter : 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.”
The Piety Stall online store now has a large selection of cards for 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
Any parents who are interested in joining and getting involved in youth work in St Andrew’s and St Joseph’s parishes, then please do get in touch with the Youth Ministry Team firstname.lastname@example.org
Justice and Peace “Preservation of the environment, promotion of sustainable development and particular attention to climate change are matters of grave concern for the entire human family” Pope Francis. Climate change mitigation requires action at a national, community and personal level . As individuals we have a moral responsibility to care for creation. “I don’t know what to do” and “its hopeless” are not options nowadays. There are abundant resources available with practical steps on how to live a little lighter and reduce your personal carbon footprint …on travel, heating, sustainable diet, fashion etc, and perhaps where you can, discuss these issues with friends, family and anyone willing to listen.! A plea to the youth and younger adults of our parishes! Your input is important now more than ever. Our group is keen to hear your views on the issues promoted by Pope Francis and others. We meet monthly currently on Zoom, so if interested leave contact details with Fr Mackle… email@example.com /Fr Currie.. stjoseph.milngavie.org.uk. Look forward to meeting you!
Gift Aid Offerings – As fewer parishioners are now using envelopes for their gift aid offering, we have decided to dispense completely with envelopes. We would ask all parish gift aiders, if possible, that all future gift aid offerings be made through your personal bank account by electronic transfer (standing order) or by PayPal (see our website) or by using your phone and the parish’s QR code in the church porch. Many thanks. If you are a gift aider or not, and you would like to arrange an electronic transfer of your offering and require a standing order form, please get in touch with Brian Donnelly on 07484707750
SCIAF Wee box – Still not too late to pick up yours from the chapel house porch.
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: 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 – Patricia Hatton (New Zealand), Tommy Healy, Terry McGahan, Hugh McGeever, Christopher Peacock.
Anniversaries – James McCluskey, James Sharkey.