It is the Lord".
St Blaise is patron saint of those with ailments of the throat. This Monday, 3rd February, in honour of the feast day of St. Blaise, after the 10am Mass, those who wish can come forward for a blessing to protect them against and heal them from throat ailments.
The parish’s SVDP is keen to increase its membership and would welcome anyone who is interested in its work to join and take an active part in influencing the work undertaken. Please speak with one of the SVDP members in the porch after Mass.
The Beginning Experience is holding a weekend for those who find themselves alone again through divorce, separation or bereavement. 21st – 23rd March at St Mary’s, Kinnoull, Perth. For more details, call 0131 669 0003 or email email@example.com
Catholic Education Week – 23rd February to 1st March. “Shining the Light of Faith”. Good liturgical resources at www.sces.org.uk/catholic-education-week.html
Rehearsal times for First Holy Communion. For 11th May First Holy Communion Mass - Thursday 8th May, 10am Mass followed by rehearsal. For 18th May First Holy Communion Mass - Thursday 15th May, 10am Mass followed by rehearsal.
Cardinal Winning Lecture – will be given this year by Professor Tony Finn CBE on 1st March in the Sir Charles Wilson Building of Glasgow University. 9.45 am. Title : ‘Once a Catholic? The impact of changes in Catholic identity and in Catholic schools.’ Owing to anticipated high demand for places, please register in advance at: firstname.lastname@example.org
RCIA Please keep in your prayers John Harper and Robbie McKechnie, who are engaged in the RCIA process of becoming Catholics this Easter.
Children’s Choir dates – all at 10am Mass. February 16th & 23rd (Catholic Education Sunday), March 9th & 16th, May 11th & 18th, June 8th & 15th. Any enquiries, contact Annamaria Stachan on 942 9799 / 07749715514
Parish Pastoral Council will meet on Thursday 20th February at 7.30pm in the hall. If anyone has any matters they would like discussed, please contact Thomas McGonigle on 942 1167.
Many thanks for the generous donation of £200 from The Hut, which the parish has gratefully received, and has chosen to add to this year’s St Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society Crib collection.
First Friday Mass. We look forward to the pupils and staff from St Andrew’s attending.
Baptism Course starts back on 1st March. We now only have one volunteer running the course. We desperately do need more volunteers. The course is on every first Saturday of the month from 11am – 1pm. If you are able to help, please speak with Kathleen Thompson or Fr Mackle.
Halls Committee will meet this Monday, 3rd February at 7.30pm in the Hut. If anyone has any matters they would like discussed, please contact Dorothy MacLean on 587 7319.
Fabric & Finance Group will meet on Tuesday, 18th February at 7pm in the chapel-house. If anyone has any matters they would like discussed, please contact Brian Donnelly on 942 6085.
Editorial Team Meeting for Reachout – Tuesday, 4th February at 7.30pm in the lower hall. Please email email@example.com if your parish group or organisation would like some space in the next Reachout.
Association of Bearsden Churches –There will be a meeting this evening (Sunday) at 8pm in Bearsden Cross Parish Church, South Building for all the ecumenical representatives from the churches in the area. On the agenda is planning for Holy Week.
Fiddlers Rally in Glasgow City Chambers on Friday, 14th February at 7.30pm. Tickets £10. Call 01505335571 or pay at the door. See porch for more details.
Mass for Healthcare Workers in St Andrew’s Cathedral on Sunday 9th February at 3pm to mark the World Day of the Sick. See porch for more details.
Applications for Seminary Applicants' Year is about to begin once again. If you would like to know more about life as a diocesan priest or if you wish to take part in the Seminary Applicants' Year then please contact the archdiocese’s Vocations Director, Fr John Keenan, at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 339 4315
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land under the Patronage of Archbishop Conti and former Lord Provost of Glasgow Alex Mosson. 17 June - 25 June. Cost for 9 days = £1,125. For further information, call 01702 394000 or Email: email@example.com
Passover Meal - Wednesday 16th April: A small group is required to arrange this service. We have two volunteers so far. We do need more. Please speak with Fr Mackle if you can help, or sign the sheet in the porch. Also, please sign the sheet if you would like to attend the Passover Meal. This will help us to gauge interest and viability. We are hoping to make a decision at the March Liturgy Group meeting.
Discerning a Vocation to the Priesthood? – contact Fr John Keenan, firstname.lastname@example.org (0141-339-4315) or Fr Ross Campbell,email@example.com (0141-776-1063)
Padre Pio Prayer Group – Monday at 7.00pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. All are very welcome.
Annulment and Marriage Validation - See Fr Mackle to learn more about the process if you are divorced and remarried or never married in the Catholic Church.
Maryhill Foodbank Collection. Please place any donations of non-perishables (tins of soup, beans, meats etc., pasta, rice, toiletries) in the containers in the porch. Many thanks.