blessed is the he who comes in the name of the Lord;
hosanna in the highest.”
Holy Week Confessions – 3rd April in St Joseph’s 2pm, and in St Andrew’s on 4th April 6pm until 7pm.
- Morning Prayer 10am.
- (Mass of the Chrism at St Andrew's Cathedral 11.00 am.)
- Mass of the Lord's Supper at 7.00 pm.
- Night Prayer 10 pm.
- Morning Prayer 10am.
- Solemn Liturgy of the Passion 3pm.
- Stations of the Cross 7pm.
- Morning Prayer 10am.
- Easter Vigil– 8pm. (No 5pm Vigil)
Easter Sunday Masses.10 am. and 12 noon
Easter Vigil – 8.00pm on Saturday 8th April begins outside with the blessing of the Easter fire. We look forward to celebrating Gemma and Millie being received into the Church at this Mass. Refreshments will be served in the hall afterwards. All most welcome.
Easter Vigil Scratch Choir ~ Please email Annamaria to arrange collection of sheet music. In person rehearsal this Tues 4 April at 7.15pm in the church. Still time to sign up! Please email with any questions and I will be happy to help. Annamaria Strachan (email@example.com). Video rehearsals at
Confirmation - P7 ~ SAS & St Joseph’s CatClub 16th Apr 3 – 5pm in St Andrew’s
To all P3 & P4 parents ~ SAS (St Andrew’s Squad) P3 ~ Sunday 23rd April. 9.00am – 9.45am in the upper hall. P4 ~ Sundays 16th April & 7th May 9.00am – 9.45am upper hall.
Confirmation will be celebrated on 8th May at 7pm followed by a reception in the hall.
First Holy Communion will be on 14th May at 12 noon.
Save the date : For all the first communicants and their families, there will be a Mass of Thanksgiving at 10am on Sun 21st May followed by a celebratory party.
St Nicholas’ is organising a rehearsal for Confirmation which is for all candidates. It will be on Thursday 4th May at 1.30pm in St Andrew’s. It is hoped that parents whose children are at schools other than St Nicholas’ will be able to arrange school permissions.
Caritas Award – If you will be in your final year of school after summer and are interested in becoming a candidate for the 2023 / 2024 Caritas award, let us know.
Good resources here for Sacramental Preparation https://www.youtube.com/@awordinyourear
The meeting of the Lunch Club scheduled for Thursday, 6th April has been cancelled because Holy Thursday falls on that date. The next meeting will now be on Thursday 20th April.
Laudato Si’ - On Care for our Common Home - The social dimensions of global change include the effects of technological innovations on employment, social exclusion, an inequitable distribution and consumption of energy and other services, social breakdown, increased violence and a rise in new forms of social aggression, drug trafficking, growing drug use by young people, and the loss of identity. These are signs that the growth of the past two centuries has not always led to an integral development and an improvement in the quality of life. (#46)
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Parish Bulletin: Items for inclusion should be sent in by 6 p.m. on the Tuesday before publication. Copies of the bulletin are available on Facebook, Twitter, the parish website/by email link (to all those on the Parish database) and on the noticeboards in the Church porch and the Church grounds.
On April 22nd, a consultation process of Looking to the Future will be launched when a lay rep from each parish and priests meet with the Archbishop at Clyde Street. We'll keep all in the parish fully advised once we learn what is expected re the consultation process.
We spend our whole lives chasing after material things that don’t last – and which are as useless as Judas’ 30 pieces of silver turned out to be! We shy away from proclaiming Jesus publicly and fearlessly and buy into the suggestion that Christianity should be kept private! But despite everything Christ's first word to us is still "Shalom"!
For women affected by separation and divorce – confidential and peer support Friday 5th May St Patrick's, Dumbarton 6-8pm. firstname.lastname@example.org
Drumchapel Foodbank. Your donations are dropped off at the foodbank by our parish volunteers. Thanks for continuing to give the foodbank your support.
Our soup-run volunteers continue to collect donations 7 evenings each week from Marks & Spencers Milngavie for delivery to St Gregory’s Foodbank for families and Aspire West end to support those trying to get back on their feet. If you are interested in volunteering once or twice a month, please get in touch with Veronica McLaughlin - email@example.com.
Recently Dead: Baby Mathias, Louie Bowden, Marie Devlin, Ian Gordon, Joanne Hughes, Darren McElwee, Mary Murphy, Chris Shevlane.
Anniversary: Fr Jim Dean, Ada Martha McAllister, Michael Moss.
Six Months’ Mind: Kit McCormick.