whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live,
and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die."
Motherwell Choir Concert – this Thursday 6th April at 7.30pm in St Andrew’s Church. A musical reflection on the Passion and Death of Our Lord. Tickets including refreshments £5. Call 942 4635 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. or pay at the door. Part of our 50th anniversary celebrations. Volunteers are needed please to bring through from the hall 80 chairs after Wednesday morning Mass.
Way of the Cross – Monday 10th April at 7.30pm with our friends from the Association of Bearsden Churches and the parishioners from St Joseph’s and St Benedict’s followed by refreshments in the hall. All most welcome.
Washing of the Feet – Volunteers required to have their feet washed at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7.30pm on Holy Thursday, 13th April. Please enter your name on the sign up sheet on the noticeboard.
First Confessions - Primary Three Sacrament of Reconciliation - Dates and Times -During The Season of Lent (4th March – 9th April)Saturdays 10.30am – 11.00am; & 5.15pm – 5.45pm; Sundays 9.15 – 9.40am.
Soup Run – this Friday 7th April 7pm in Lower Hall. Donations of soup, sandwiches, soft fruit, biscuits etc most welcome. Any queries, please call Phyllis on570 1343
Easter Vigil – 7.30pm on Saturday 15th April. If you have never been to an Easter Vigil Liturgy before, it is well worth attending. Weather permitting, it will begin with the blessing of the Easter fire in the grounds behind the hall. Karen, John and Mark, who for the past year have been journeying through RCIA, will be fully received into the Church at this Mass. Refreshments will be served in the hall afterwards. Please do make an effort to come along. Please note, there will be no vigil Mass at 6pm on the 15th April.
St Andrew’s Primary PTA are delighted to announce that the recent St Patrick's Day Family Celebration raised a fabulous £368.20 for school funds. Thank you to everyone who joined us to make the night the great occasion it was.
The Archdiocesan Youth Group will lead a Retreat Day for the Primary 7 pupils of St Andrew’s and St Joseph’s on 26th April beginning with 9.30am Mass in St Joseph’s Church. Theme: Revisiting the Sacrament of Confirmation. Mission. Here I Am, Lord.
Stations of the Cross - Fridays at 7pm during Lent.
SVDP (St. Andrew's Conference) is here to help members of the parish. If you need assistance or support or if you know anyone who needs assistance please contact 07757848308 . Confidentiality is assured in all cases.
Drumchapel Foodbank – All items such as cans of food, pasta and toiletries are gratefully received. Collection boxes are taken every Monday morning.
#priesthood2018: about being a priest? the Diocesan priesthood? for Scotland are holding a day for enquirers on Saturday 6th May at Glasgow University Catholic Chaplaincy. more information or to book a place contact: Fr Ross Campbell tel: 0141 339 4315; Ross.Campbell.email@example.com
Nightfever – for young people. You are warmly invited to take a short time out of your busy pre-exams studying and enjoy a calm hour of reflection with adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in candlelight and uplifting music on Sunday 23rd April 7 – 8pm. There will be refreshments afterwards. For young people of the parishes of the cluster.
Westerton Male Voice Choir – 22nd April. 7.30pm at New Kilpatrick Church. Tickets £10 – call Pat Buchanan on 07702631077
Passover Meal - Wednesday April 12th in the Upper Hall 7:30pm If you intend to participate in this event please add your name to the sign-up sheet on the noticeboard in the porch. If you can help with preparations on the day please add your name to the separate column.
Nick Pryce continues to journey through his final year in the Diaconate Formation Programme. Keep him and all candidates for permanent diaconate and priesthood in your prayers.
St Andrew’s Parish Golden Jubilee Celebrations in conjunction with The Lisbon Lions 50th Anniversary. Friday 12th May, 7.30pm – 10.30pm in the upper hall. A Family celebration. Evening’s Compere, Lisbon Lion and former St Andrew’s parishioner, Mr Jim Craig, with quiz and screening of highlights of the 1967 match. Tickets £10 includes Fish Supper. (BYOB) Tickets on sale soon.
Big Clean for Easter: In preparation for Easter, the church will be cleaned on Wednesday 12th April after 10am Mass. We are looking for as many volunteers as possible (men as well as women) to come along and help with thistask.
Thank you for the recent anonymous generous donation from a parishioner for the church buildings, repairs and decoration fund.
Alzheimer Scotland Ladies Lunch, Fundraising event. Come along and join us at the stunning Grand Central Hotel for an afternoon of fizz, food & fun on Sunday 7 May. Tickets £50, includes Champagne Reception, 2 Course Lunch, Entertainment hosted by Clyde 1 DJ, Auction Raffles and more. If interested then please contact: - Anne O’Donnell, tel: 01360 312544, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org..
St Andrew’s 50th Anniversary Art Exhibition Thank you to all the artists who have already submitted artwork to be included in our exhibition. In order that I can start to prepare labels etc. for the exhibition I would be grateful if you would kindly ensure that the following information is either included with each piece of art and/or (preferably) emailed to me as follows: Full name of the artist, title of the artwork and a short description of the work e.g. type of media used etc. For easels please make sure that these are clearly labelled in order that they can be returned to their owners at the end of exhibition. As before please note that all art work and easels should be handed in at the Sacristy. Catherine.email@example.com”
50th Anniversary…..St Andrew’s church. A booklet has been produced as a guide to both parishioners and visitors. Along with a history of the church there is an explanation of the mosaics and emblems. The booklet is available from the Piety stall, price £1. Proceeds will go to one of our anniversary charities. Also, as part of marking our parish's 50th, we have a selection of Mass cards in the piety stall, designed by Siobhan McLaughlin, each with a feature of St Andrew's church.
Children’s Choir - 14th & 21st May; 11th & 18th June. Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 01419429799/07749715514 /firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming April meetings:
3rd at 7pm Cluster at St Joseph’s, Milngavie
11th at 7.30pm - Legion of Mary
20th at 7pm - Halls Committee
23rd at 7pm - Nightfever
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Louise Dolan, Ronald Coia, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Gilbert O’Rourke, Joseph McDermid, Charlie Harper, Bruce Davidson, Paul Sheridan, John Gerard Miller, Maureen MacIntosh, Michelle Rajab, Matthew Craig, Maurice Boyce, Margaret Kieran, Maura Murphy, Isabelle Cox, Maria Giovanazzi, Clare MacTavish, Gordon Cummings, Ophelia McPhail, Anne Parker.
Recently Dead—Leneord Keilt, Brian Mallon, Joseph Cooper, Robert McMonagle, May Lamb, Rose Kerr, Ernie Salvito, Tommy Clark, Bruce Davidson.
Anniversaries—Mae McGarry, Catherine Gilligan, Christopher Boyle, Christine Boyle, Elaine Frances McKenzie.