in peace, according to your word,
for my eyes have seen your salvation..."
Please keep in your prayers Yvonne McCafferty and Jen Wright, who are journeying though RCIA preparing to become Catholic this Easter. RCIA retreat – 29th Feb.
Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated for P7 pupils of St Andrew's and St Joseph's Parishes in Andrew's Church 7pm 13th May 2020. Enrolment forms, available in the church porch, to be returned, please, by 9th February. There is a meeting for parents of P7 pupils preparing for Confirmation February 20th at 6pm in St Andrew’s Upper Hall. Please note change of start time.
The St. Andrew’s Squad- (S.A.S.) for all children in the parish preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Today, Sunday 2nd February from 9.00am in the Lower Hall leading into 10am Mass and children’s liturgy. Any queries please contact Tamara Kennedy firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Collection – 2nd Feb – Assisted Parishes.
Could God be calling you to serve as a priest? Vocations Discernment Evenings: Catechesis – Adoration - Fellowship: 28th Feb, 27th March, 24th April and 29th May. For further info contact Fr. Ross Campbell, email@example.com or 339 4315
Jim Hanlon—Caroline and the family would like to express their thanks to all the friends and parishioners of St Andrew’s for their Mass cards , letters and cards of sympathy and words of comfort, before and after the recent loss of Jim. In particular, our sincere thanks go to Fr Mackle , Canon Bradburn and Deacon Tommy for the comforting Vigil and Funeral Mass for Jim. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for the intentions of all.
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week - 2 February This is why I want a Church which is poor and for the poor. Evangelii Gaudium para. 198
Justice and Peace– Follow J&P Scotland on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or check out the website for information on current issues and campaigns. St Andrew’s & St Joseph’s J&P group meets regularly. If you would be interested in joining, especially in this year of Glasgow COP 26, email firstname.lastname@example.org
St Nicholas’ Children’s Choir dates - February 16th, March 8th, March 15th & April 12th (to be confirmed) Any queries please contact Annamaria Strachan 07749715514 or email email@example.com
Archdiocese of Glasgow Arts Project is seeking volunteers to assist with various roles during Lentfest 2020. These include invigilators for the art exhibition, ticket handlers, drivers, stage crew and website support. AGAP would also like to hear from filmmakers who have created short films or videos inspired by their faith. This is with a view to organising an event for Lentfest 2020 that will bring together those interested in expressing their faith through the medium of film. If you, or someone you know is interested in any of these roles, please contact 0141 552 5527 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Emmaus Group is a parish initiative. Our main aim is to evangelise each other/others through prayer, support, reaching out and inviting those who have regular, little or no contact with the Church to “Come And See”. Emmaus cards available from the porch and on Facebook & Twitter. INSPIRATION, EVANGELISATION, TRANSFORMATION
Safeguarding Coordinator – Having finished eighteen years as the parish’s Safeguarding Coordinator, I want to thank Michael McGovern for very faithfully serving St Andrew’s in this vital area of parish life. I am very grateful to him for all his efforts, his commitment and work, which has been very much appreciated over the many years. I am very grateful to Paul Mazoyer (Jnr), who has very kindly agreed to take over the role of Parish Safeguarding Coordinator. Paul’s and the Archdiocese of Glasgow's contact details are available from the ‘Safeguarding in the Catholic Church’ posters, copies of which are on the church and hall noticeboards. Our 2019 Safeguarding audit was completed last week by Paul and Michael and returned to the archdiocesan SafeguardingOffice. Fr Mackle
Archdiocesan Safeguarding - St Andrew’s Parish’s volunteers, whose PVG is dated 2015, must contact the Safeguarding Office to arrange to have their PVG updated.
All new volunteers, and existing volunteers who haven't yet attended training, must attend the mandatory Part 1 Training. The same volunteers must also attend the mandatory Part 2 Training. Please contact the Safeguarding Office - SafeguardingAdministrator@rcag.org.uk or 226 5898 to register.
Part 1 Training Sat 15th Feb, 10 – 11.30am Eyre Hall, 196 Clyde Street, G1 4JY.
Part 2 Training Sat 15th Feb 12.30 – 2pm Eyre Hall, 196 Clyde Street, G1 4JY;
Thurs 27th Feb 7 – 9pm Christ the King, 220 Carmunock Road, G44 5AP
Pope Francis Faith Award All the P6 PFFA proudly wear their PFFA lanyards and wrist bands and continue to enjoy and get involved in various parish Faith actions, such as altar serving, handing out bulletins, holding the SVDP box, helping with passkeeping, children’s liturgy, children’s choir, children’s music, reading, serving in the piety stall, delivering Reachout, and assisting at youth events.
Youth events in the pipeline – 21st March – Lenten evening; 7th May – P7 day retreat; 30th May – Pentecost Party. More details of these soon.
Alzheimer Scotland Fundraising event - Dancing through the Decades with Dega Band.
Friday 28th February 2020 at 7pm. Costs £5 per ticket, BYOB, Raffle. For tickets contact Anne O’Donnell at Alzheimer Scotland Office in Bearsden on 0141 946 0966.
Invitation to all our senior parishioners to St Nicholas’ Robert Burns’ school assembly celebration this Tues 4th Feb. 1.45pm. Poems, songs and some traditional toasts to ‘the lassies’ and ‘the haggis’ led by P4-P7. Come along. Just turn up.
Soup run - Fri Feb 7th - Volunteers will leave for the city centre at 6.30pm. Sandwiches, fruit and snacks all welcome as well as any donations of decent quality clothes, toiletries etc. Inexpensive gent’s underwear particularly appreciated.
On Thursday 13th February from 4.30 – 6pm, Maura McRobbie will do a short presentation on her novel, Howth, in the Chapel House. The book, which is set in Dublin and Glasgow, is semi-biographical and is based on the story of her grandmother. It explores the powerful influences of religion in the early twentieth century. There are only a few first edition copies left following a successful launch last year. These will be for sale at the event. All proceeds will go to St Andrew’s Parish Homeless Fund. The book is also available to read on Kindle. If you are interested in attending the presentation, please contact the parish on 0141 942 4635 or email@example.com
Drumchapel Foodbank. All donations always gratefully received. The collection boxes in porch are delivered every Monday. Church open Mon – Sat 'til 4.45pm & Sun ‘til 1.30pm.
Bereavement Support – 3rd Feb -7pm – House;
Liturgy Group – 4th Feb – 7pm – House;
RCIA – 6th & 20th Feb - 7pm - Hut
Justice & Peace – 18th Feb – 7.30pm
COP 26 Glasgow - 9th- 20th November 2020, Glasgow - an international summit on climate change and global warming.
Message from Archbishop Tartaglia. -
"It is expected that COP 26 will be attended by scores of world leaders, hundreds of official delegates, and thousands of activists and protestors. It will undoubtedly be a massive logistical challenge for the authorities. We wish them well in their task of managing this event.
It is beyond dispute that the subject of climate change and global warming is relevant to the common good of all peoples and nations. It is therefore vital that the Catholic Church makes its contribution from the perspective of her faith in Jesus Christ. I understand that the Holy See will be represented among the member states of the United Nations by a high-level delegation.
The Bishops' Conference of Scotland has formed a working group to explore what contribution the Catholic Church in Scotland can offer. SCES is working with partners to produce educational materials for Catholic schools. Indeed many of our schools are already engaged in environmental projects.
As we know, climate change is a matter that young people – and not just young people - feel deeply about. There will also be local ecumenical input in preparation for COP26 through Glasgow Churches Together, as well as Inter-Faith engagement. The excitement and interest around COP26 is a good opportunity for our parish communities and parish groups to reflect on the doctrine of creation and on our God-given responsibility to care for the earth and for its climate, its waters, its land, its air and its life.
To that end, I give the invitation to read or re-read the 2015 Encyclical of Pope Francis, Laudato Si – On the Care of our Common Home."
An official summary of the document, together with a Q&A Paper are on here on this site.
Please remember in your prayers those in need, those who are sick, and those in hospital.
Recently Dead—--Jim Hanlon, Ray Fagan, Margaret Anne Gibbons, Sophia English, Neil Bennett, Stephen O’Donnell, Gerald Catterson.
Anniversaries--Mary Magovern, Charlie & Annie Simaitis, Marie Buchanan, Samuel Galloway.