Nothing that enters one from outside can defile that person;
but the things that come out from within are what defile."
New Parish Pastoral Council Members - more information on this link
Children’s Liturgy: each week in the form of a video of the week’s Gospel reading. This is an excellent resource for parents to use until the children’s liturgy at Mass resumes. Available at: https://www.rpbooks.co.uk/celebrate-following-your-faith
Both parishes have a planning meeting with Mrs Grogan on 9th September to discuss various items including setting dates for First Confession, First Holy Communion & Confirmations, and the Pope Francis Faith Award. Keep your eye on the parishes' bulletins and on social media platforms for dates and plans.
St Andrew's is now inviting all Primary Three Parents intending to present their child for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, which is due to take place during Lent 2022 and for First Holy Communion in May / June 2023, to complete, please, an enrolment form, copies of which are available from the sacristy before or after weekday and Sunday Mass.
All forms to be returned, please, by Sunday, 17th October 2021.
We are also inviting all Primary Seven Parents intending to present their child for the Sacrament of Confirmation, to complete, please, an enrolment form, copies of which are available from the sacristy before or after weekday or Sunday Mass.
All forms to be returned, please, by Sunday 17th October 2021. Many thanks.
The Caritas Award - St. Andrew`s would like to support any young person in their final year of school to achieve The Caritas Award. It's a rewarding and enjoyable way to learn more about your faith with people your own age and also get a chance to show love of neighbour through your volunteering activities. Additionally, it helps you develop key skills like team working, make new friends, set yourself challenges, develop your CV and improve your confidence. If you are interested in learning more about the Caritas Award, contact Elizabeth Reid Elizabeth_reid@ntlworld.com
If you or someone you know are interested in becoming Catholic, or if you know anyone who might be interested in the Church, why not sign up for St Andrew's RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)? Meetings begin on 22nd September.
For more information, call 942 4635 or email email@example.com
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week – 29th August
(World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation is observed on 1st September)
"Nature has poured forth all things for all people for common use. God has ordered all things to be produced, so that there should be food in common to all, and that the earth should be a common possession for all. Nature, therefore, has produced a common right for all, but greed has made it a right for a few."
Saint Ambrose of Milan
In this Year of St Joseph, please visit our sleeping St Joseph statue. You can write out a petition and place it under the statue. Let St Joseph ‘sleep on it’.
Peer Support Group for Women Of Faith Affected By Separation or Divorce meets first Friday of each month at 6p.m. at St Patrick's Church Hall, Dumbarton. For information and details, see 'Faith Living' Facebook group, which is the Archdiocese of Glasgow's New Evangelisation Group, or contact Tricia Imrie on 07970928028.
Your Giving to St Andrew’s A massive Thank You to all our parishioners who have continued to support our parish over these past sixteen months. We have, like many other charities, seen our income greatly reduced since March 2020. This is, of course, because of the lockdowns and closures and there being fewer people being able to attend church. Thank you, once more, in these difficult times for your generosity towards your parish. Fr. Mackle
Pope Francis on Twitter and Instagram. The Pope's Twitter (@Pontifex) and Instagram (@Franciscus) accounts are worth following for daily content relating to the Pope and the Church in the world. Pope Francis uses his Twitter account to highlight topical issues as well as content from his writings.
The monthly Pope video is also a great resource of contemporary commentary by the Holy Father on current issues. The videos are available https://thepopevideo.org/
Drumchapel Foodbank. Regularly your donations are dropped off at the foodbank by our parish volunteers. Thanks for continuing to give the foodbank your support.
Our parish’s soup-run’s volunteers continue to collect food donations from M&S Byres Rd & Milngavie for delivery to Drumchapel & St Gregory’s Foodbanks, the Wayside Club & Aspire. Many thanks for good response to the recent appeal for help for holiday cover.
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 by 12 Noon on the Wednesday before publication. Copies of the bulletin are available on Facebook, Twitter, the parish website and on our exterior noticeboard.
Recently Dead: Harry Brown, John Cairns, David Coia, Dorothy Davidson, Charles Dolan, Ann Gorman, Isa McCallum, James McGraw, Mary McKelvie and Marjorie O’Rourke.
Anniversaries: Audrey Carroll, Samuel Guidi, Jean Henderson, Mary Murphy and Hector Serpes.