but on every word that comes forth from the mouth of God."
RCIA - Once restrictions are eased even more and we get the green light for parish meetings, we’ll look at dates for next year’s RCIA. However, even at this stage, if you or someone you know isn’t baptised or baptised in another Christian tradition and would like to enquire about becoming Catholic, please get in touch.
Masses have now resumed with 5pm Vigil and 10am and 12noon.
As seating capacity in the church is much reduced due to current social distancing guidelines, a booking system is required. To register to use the booking system, please go to www.standrewsbearsden Please note that the obligation to attend Sunday Mass continues to be suspended. It is fine not to go to Mass during these circumstances.
Our 10am Mass each day is now live streamed. You can access it on this link and subscribe to our YouTube Channel.
Here's some helpful guidance from the Bishops' Conference of Scotland
Please familiarise yourself with it ahead of attending Mass.
➡️ Read: bit.ly/BackToMass (includes video)
➡️ Phase 3 guidance: bit.ly/Phase3ScotGov
10am Weekday Mass Monday to Friday has started back. No Saturday morning Mass. Please arrive earlier than usual, as contact details have to be taken, hands sanitised, and you will be led to designated seating. Remember and bring your face covering with you.
Wednesday Private Prayer time – Please note new time - Now 2pm – 3pm
Drumchapel foodbank: If you can, as part of your daily exercise this week, drop off a food donation in the chapel house porch and our volunteers will get it to those in need. Also, If you know of anyone who lacks resources to buy food, please mention the foodbank at St Joseph's Milngavie (hall on left hand side), which opens from 2pm to 3.30pm on Fridays and 12.30-13.30pm on Sundays.
Along with the regular Foodbank donations which are uplifted from the house porch daily for delivery, and from supermarkets, were 30 Asda Boxes of essential cupboard items & a supply order of fresh food, fruit, cold meats, cheese, eggs etc , all of which were delivered this week. So, again, a huge thanks to all who contribute to and volunteer to ensure support continues to Drumchapel and St Gregory’s Foodbanks and the Wayside Club.
New Gift Aid Envelopes, which were delayed due to lockdown, are now being delivered to parishioners who use the envelope system for Gift Aided offerings. I am very grateful to all who have offered to assist with the delivery. If you are a taxpayer and would like to sign up to make offerings via Gift Aid, please speak with one of the Fabric & Finance team or email firstname.lastname@example.org Giftaiding your offering means that the parish can reclaim the tax you have paid on your offering at no extra cost to you. Our parish benefits by around £15,000 a year from the gift aid scheme.
With our piety stall remaining closed, we are offering individual cards for posting, or collection from the chapel house porch. We have a full range of cards for almost every occasion, all £1 or 40p each. P&P is £1 per order (up to 4 cards) or free if collected from the chapel house porch. Email Annamaria (email@example.com) to place an order. Payment is by bank transfer or cheque.
Sacrament of Reconciliation - if you would like Confession, that can be done in the Church grounds observing social distancing. Phone or email beforehand to arrange a time.
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 – John Watson, Betty Fulton, Sam Lavery, Lesley Harvey, Joe McDermott, Joseph Clark, Adam Dragowski,
Anniversaries – Calum MacPherson, Jim McGhee, John and Mary-Jo Harris,
Six Months’ Mind – William Smith,