Good news! - The church is open again daily until 4.45pm. If you need a quiet place for prayer and reflection, call in for a visit.
Soup run this Friday 7th August from 7pm in Lower Hall. Leave at 8pm. Donations of soup, sandwiches, soft fruit, biscuits etc most welcome. Any queries please call Phyllis on 570 1343
Are you interested in becoming a Catholic? Would you like to know more about the Catholic faith? Speak to Fr Mackle or Monsignor Ryan
Evening Pilgrimage to Carfin – Thursday, 13th August. Bus will leave at 6.30pm at the Post Office in Milngavie and return at 9.30pm. All are very welcome. The evening will include Rosary Procession, Holy Mass and Benediction. Organised by the Legion of Mary. Next evening pilgrimage will be Sunday, 13th September.
50th Anniversary of my ordination – 29th June 2015 - Sincere thanks to Fr. Mackle and to the parishioners of St Andrew`s for the Masses, prayers, cards, gifts and good wishes in celebration of my Golden Jubilee. Rev. William B. Donnelly
More youth retreats in the pipeline for our parish. 24th October for 12 – 16 years. Format: Youth Vigil Mass followed with catechesis, witness statement and a social in the hall. Also, themed retreats with P6/7 pupils reflecting the “This Is Our Faith” curriculum. More information soon.
Maryhill Food Bank – your continued support is very much appreciated, especially during the school holidays. Thank you.
“My Parish Selfie” –AGAP Summer Fun Photo Challenge! Grab your phone or camera and snap a “selfie” that captures some aspect of life in the parish. Top five entries will win a £20 Amazon voucher. Entrants must be aged over 16. Closing date 24th August 2015, send your pics to firstname.lastname@example.org See poster in porch for details.
There will be a Special Collection at all Masses 15th/16th August for the archdiocesan Assisted Parishes Fund.
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 contact Kate Towie on 07947850983 or email@example.com
Milngavie Memory Walk - 30 August to help raise awareness and fundraise for Alzheimer's Scotland. Join us for what promises to be an event the whole family can enjoy. The walk will be 4k (2.5 miles ) around the Milngavie Water Works. Please note that a small section of the route passes through a wooded area so may not be suitable for wheelchairs and buggies. Walk Registration is £10 for adults, £5 for 12 – 16 year olds and under 12s go free. Official Memory Walk t-shirt £5. For more information: see poster in the porch or contact Alzheimer Scotland on 946 0966, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.alzscot.org or call into the local office in Bearsden. In addition, the week commencing 24 August, Alzheimer Scotland will be travelling around East Dunbartonshire with their information bus. They will be based at Drumclog Car Park,Milngavie Water Works on 30 August. If you have any concerns with regards to a relative or would just like information on Dementia/Alzheimers then please feel free to visit the information bus.
Faifley Art Group Exhibition until Monday 17th August in Glasgow Botanic Gardens Tea Rooms. Open from 10.00am daily. Free admission. Original works of art for sale.
3rd Sept at 7pm - Baptism Preparation 3rd Sept at 7pm - Fabric & Finance
6th Sept at 1pm - Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
7th Sept at 10.30am - On-Going Faith Formation (Planning)
10th Sept at 7pm - Parish Pastoral Council
13th Sept – Commissioning of new Extraordinary Ministers
14th Sept at 7pm - Parish Retreat (Planning)
15th Sept at 7pm - Liturgy Group
4th Oct – 5th Oct Parish Retreat at 7.30pm
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.
Catholic Newspapers – Scottish Catholic Observer, Catholic Universe, Catholic Times and Flourish on sale in the porch.
A memorial service for Gerry Hughes SJ, former Catholic Chaplain at Glasgow University (1967-75) will take place at Glasgow University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Gilmorehill Building on Monday, 17 August at 6pm with a reception afterwards at Turnbull Hall, Southpark Avenue.
Preparing for Confession leaflets - Simple advice and tips for receiving this Sacrament. These leaflets help penitents prepare to make a good confession prior to the Sacrament of Penance. Aimed at helping people who have not been to confession for many years and those who go regularly but would like a bit of help in preparing better. On sale from the piety stall 25p each.
Discerning a Vocation to the Priesthood? If you think God may be calling you to the Priesthood—for information on evenings of Catechesis, Prayer and Fraternity to help discern your vocation (2nd Fri of the month) please contact Vocations Director, Fr Campbell, email@example.com (339 4315)
Please search your cupboards and drawers for surplus Rosaries and help the Catenian Association get them into the hands of those who will love, cherish and pray them. Since 2009, the Catenians have been sending Rosaries to Aboriginals in Australia and to 3rd World countries in Africa. A collection box is available in the porch.
How about holding or organising a fundraising event to raise money for Re-decoration of the church and re-carpeting of the sanctuary, the approximate cost of which is £22,000? A couple of good ideas so far. Many thanks to the parishioner for the generous donation of £50.
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 welcome.
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, Sheena Smith, Charlie Melly, Steven Byrne, Mark Greenlees, Samatha Harkins, Gilbert O’Rourke, Denis Campbell, Ronald Coia, Valentina Colaluca, Christine Turner, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Michael Docherty, Maureen Scott, Christina Jones, Ruth MacKenzie.
Recently Dead—Anthony Santoli, Claud Lambie, James Dolan, Gertrude Kivlicham, Ian Graham, May Carrick, James Clifford, May Murray, Mary Tierney
Anniversaries--Clement Chateau, Charles Mochan, Gerry Traynor, Agnes Gallagher, Marcella Hurst
3 Months mind—Andrew Thompson