Happy Holidays ~ to all pupils and staff a safe a happy summer school holiday. To everyone, whether you’re off to somewhere nice or having a ‘hameldaeme’, have a great summer!!! Going away? Do check masstimes.org for a church near you. A warm welcome to those who are visiting us at this time.
Congratulations go to the PFFA P7 champions who received their award at a special ceremony last week in St Nics. Fab pics on the school’s and parishes’ social media. We’re looking forward to the P6 PFFA cohort starting after summer.
Primary 7 Farewell Party!
Congratulations to the team of St Nic parents for organising a memorable Farewell Party. The excited children of St Nicholas’ had an enjoyable evening in an amazingly transformed and colourful St Andrew’s hall….a farewell party evening with their teachers which will no doubt form part of P7’s wonderful memories!
We wish St Nicholas’ P7s the very best of luck for the future.We wish them, too, and their families and the whole school community a lovely summer!
Trip to Walsingham – Sat 5th August. Starts with 12 noon Mass. For coach details, go to www.prolifepilgrimage.org or call 01858571242. If you would like to meet up with other parishioners who’ll be going, let us know.
Are you a serving or retired Catholic secondary school teacher who qualified after 1965? Like to take part in a research project? Max 90 mins in person or online. Contact Natalie at email@example.com
Interested in being part of a Parish Visiting Team? We would like to form a team to visit homes in the parish. Volunteers would be giventraining and would visit in pairs. They would be required to complete a Safeguarding form and attend the Safeguarding Induction course. Please get in touch, if you are interested.
St Joseph’s and St Andrew’s – We’ll be meeting soon to explore us working more closely together. Regular updates following Deanery Council and Pastoral Area meetings will be made to the parish.
Our many congratulations on his 50 years serving the Lord.
Many congratulations and happy anniversary wishes too go to Monsignor Ryan, who was 57 years a priest also on Thursday 29th June 🙏🙏 🥳🥳.
May this anniversary bring you both happy memories, and may the days ahead be filled with many blessings 🙏🥳🥳
Drumchapel food bank - During the summer holidays, school meals are not provided so the need is even greater than usual. If you are able to take your donation straight to the Foodbank at Ladyloan Pl, G15 8LB, that would be good. If not, do leave your donation, please, in the house porch. Many thanks.
Catholic…?Thinking about it…? Know someone who is…? Please speak to Fr. Mackle if you would like to know more about becoming Catholic and the RCIA process.
Amoris Laetitia, para. 183 Laudato Si’ - On Care for our Common Home - To blame population growth instead of extreme and selective consumerism on the part of some, is one way of refusing to face the issues. (#50)
For women affected by separation and divorce – confidential and peer support Friday 7th July St Patrick's, Dumbarton 6-8p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org
There’s a good a feature on Fr Joe Dillon and his visit to St Andrew’s and Gavin’s Mill in Flourish and also in the Bearsden and Milngavie Community Magazine. A limited stock of first edition signed copies areavailable at Gavin’s Mill.
SVDP Report - Thanks to the generosity of many parishioners, in the year 2022/23 St Andrew’s SVDP was able to support some families in St Nicholas’ Primary - £370, St Gregory’s SVDP with £500, Drumchapel food bank with £100, Lincoln Flats Community Project with £750, and our twin parish in India with £120.
Today Sunday 2nd July is National Thank You Day, with an emphasis on those caring for family with dementia - https://www.musicfordementia.org.uk/thank-you-day Singsong coffee morning after the joint 10.30am New Kilpatrick / Cross Church in New Kilpatrick. Coffee 11.30am approx. All most welcome.
Evening Pilgrimage to Carfin for St Joseph’s and St Andrew’s – Thursday 13th July. Bus will leave at 6.00pm at Milngavie Station £8. All most welcome. Please put your name on the list in the porch or email email@example.com
The church is open until 5pm Mon to Sat. Call in and enjoy the peace and quiet, and take time to sit in the stillness in the silence of God. Tea is served in the hut after Mass Mon to Thurs. All most welcome.
Before receiving Holy Communion, we are asked to make some act of reverence such as a bow.
Saturday Adoration Do come and spend some time each week to be still before God at our Saturday Adoration. If shopping at the cross, or out for a coffee, pop in for some quiet prayer. Have a heart to heart with God. Sat 10am ~ 11am , with Confessions throughout. Sunday Confession 9.15am until 9.40am.
All councils have submitted their initial reports as requested for 18th June.
After the summer the Evangelisation Steering Committee will respond with feedback to encourage Councils in continuing to reflect on how we can be an evangelising church and how we can best use our resources.
Our soup-run volunteers collect donations every evening from M & S Milngavie for delivery to St Gregory’s Foodbank and Aspire West. If you are interested in volunteering once or twice a month, please get in touch with Veronica McLaughlin - firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can raise FREE donations for the parish every time you shop online. Take a moment to sign up at https://tinyurl.com/standrews-easyfundraising
Parish Bulletin: Items for inclusion should be sent to email@example.com by 6 p.m. on the Tuesday before publication. The Parish Bulletin is available weekly on our website/by email for all those on our Parish database and on the noticeboards in the Church porch and the Church grounds.
Recently Dead: Mary Dillon, Gerry Donachie, George McCaffrey, Thomas McCann and Dan Stevens.
Anniversary: Bridget Baillie, Rosa Guidi, Margaret McKinnon, Philip Murphy, Anne Parker and Michael Sugrue.