This Sunday is World Communications day. A collection will be taken up for the apostolate of communications. Copies of Archbishop Tartaglia’s Pastoral Letter are available in the porch.
There will be a Mass for the sick on Monday 17thJune at 2pmwhere the sick and housebound will be brought to the church and all will receive the Sacrament of anointing of the sick during Mass. Anybody whose health is impaired by illness or advanced age, can receive this Sacrament. Regularly, the sick and housebound are cared for by the parish through a great network of extraordinary ministers working alongside the clergy. If you feel you or your loved one could benefit from the Sacrament of the sick, please don’t hesitate to contact 942 4635 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Extraordinary Ministerswho visit the sick and the housebound of the parish. Next meeting this Tuesday 4thJune 7pm in the chapel house.
Baptism Preparation Eveningfor parents and godparents – 6thJune at 7pm
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week Jesus taught his disciples to pray by asking the Heavenly Father not for "my" but for "our" daily bread. Thus, he desired every person to feel co-responsible for his brothers so that no one would want for what he needs in order to live. The earth's produce forms a gift which God has destined "for the entire human family”. Pope Benedict XVI, Angelus, 12 November 2006
Iona pilgrimsreturned safe and sound and, despite the inclement weather, had a most enjoyable weekend. Enjoyed were the celebration of Mass in the Abbey followed by a guided tour, great meals, good company, and the warm welcome and hospitality of the parish community of St Columba’s Cathedral, Oban. A good weekend was had by all. Our most sincere thanks to Veronica McLaughlin for attending to all the Iona preparations over the past months, and for ensuring, throughout the whole weekend, that all were well looked after. If you have any photos for our Facebook page, email them through, please, to email@example.com
Interested in becoming a Catholic?– Not baptised? Baptised in another faith? RCIA will begin in the autumn. The programme of learning and instruction prepares adults for the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Please speak to Fr. Mackle if you would like to know more about RCIA and the Catholic faith.
RCIA Fish Supper Night– 7thJune. With all good wishes for the Easter Season. “The spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you”. Romans 8:11
St Teresa of Lisieux– Advanced notification. The relics of St Teresa, which have been on an international pilgrimage since 1994, will be taken to all the Scottish Dioceses in September. More information will be given shortly via the bulletin and www.littleflowerinscotland.co.ukregarding the relics coming to the archdiocese of Glasgow.
Caritas Award –Congratulations to Mairi Docherty, Andrew Hughes, John McLaughlin and Joseph O’Donnell, who along with hundreds of young people from across Scotland were presented with the Caritas Award last Tuesday at the Clyde Auditorium. Great pics on Facebook. If you will be in your final year of school after summer, or just finished secondary and are interested in becoming a candidate for the 2019 / 2020 Caritas award, speak to Fr. Mackle or contact Elizabeth Reid at Elizabeth_reid@ntlworld.comFor more information about the Caritas Award, see porch noticeboard or visit www.caritasaward.org.
PPC - If anyone has any matters they would like discussed at the next meeting of Parish Pastoral Council on 6thJune, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drumchapel FoodbankAll donations of non -perishable food items and toiletries placed in the boxes in the church porch are gratefully received, and delivered every Monday.
Coffee Morning—next Sunday 9th JunePlease come along and join us in the upper hall, afteram, for the last coffee morning before the summer holidays.This month we are raising funds for Fr Mathew Parumoottil’s parish school in India. Heto introduce English Language to the school to improve the children’s employment prospects and they need text books, both for the school and to lend to individual children who cannot otherwise afford them. thanks also to those who came along to the coffee morning in May at which the sum of £135.17 was raised for The National Autistic Society (Scotland) . A letter of thanks from the charity is posted on the Narthex board.we take this opportunity to wish everyone ‘happy holidays’ when they come and thanks again for your continued support. Veronica and David Maguire
Priests for Scotland – Enquirers Day:Discerning a vocation to the Diocesan Priesthood? Wanting to know more about how to apply for the Priesthood in Scotland? Priests for Scotland are holding an information day on Sat 15th June 10am to 3pm. Contact your Vocations Director, Ross.Campbell.email@example.com e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The 31 Club –Anyone can join. Offer one Mass each month for Church vocations. All that is looked for is a personal commitment to attend and offer up a Mass for vocations. You pick a day in the month that suits. Just sign or initial a date on the 31 Club sheet in the porch. Promoted by Glasgow Serra.
School Uniform Collection -One worthwhile cause you can help is this year’s school uniform appeal. New and used uniforms are needed for children in the Clydebank and Dumbarton area, many of whom miss school because they do not have a uniform. If you can donate anything, please phone Judith Reid 07713478676 to arrange collection. Last year more than 100 families were helped. Please help us do better this year.
Friday 7th June: Bethlehem University: A Beacon of Hope. Talk by Br Peter Bray FSC, Vice Chancellor of Bethlehem University on the work done by the University in extremely trying circumstances. Bethlehem University is the only Catholic university in the Holy Land and 75% of its students are Muslim, and 25% Christian. His talk will mark the launch of a new charity, the Friends of Bethlehem University-GB. The talk will be at 5.00 p.m. in the University of Glasgow, St. Andrew’s Building, Lecture Theatre 213, 11 Eldon Street, Glasgow, G3 6LH. Refreshments provided. Contact: Paul Donnelly, email@example.com. Tel:07876562846.
Special Collections - Communications – 2nd June; Pro Life – 9th June
Soup Run Friday 7th June. Donations of soup, sandwiches, soft fruit etc can be brought to the lower hall 6.30pm. For food hygiene purposes, it would be really helpful, please, if sandwiches could be in packs of two or four. Many thanks. Soup run team.
Evening Pilgrimage to Carfin for St Joseph’s and St Andrew’s– Thursday 13thJune. Bus will leave at 6.30pm at the Post Office in Milngavie.All welcome.
A Pro-Life Conference Sat 22nd June at St Augustine's Coatbridge to explore the skills needed in presenting the pro-life response at home, school, church and society. Speakers Austin Ruse of C-Fam, Prof Janet Smith, a renowned defender of Humanae Vitae, and Cathy Ruse of the Family Research Council and Gordon Macdonald of Care not Killing will discuss life, bio-ethical questions andaffecting life, love, sex, marriage and the family.book, visit https://lifeissues.eventbrite.co.uk (lunch is included).
St Nicholas' Choir The remaining dates for this term are June 9th& 16th. All at 10am Mass. Annamaria Strachan 0141 942 9799/07749715514 firstname.lastname@example.org
Peregrinatio –We look forward to the members of the Legion of Mary joining us for the Pilgrimage for Christ week 24th– 31stAugust. More details soon. Many thanks to all those who have volunteered to help with the meals.
An absolutely amazing £1,168was raised by St Andrew’s Former Pilgrimage Groupfor St Margaret of Scotland Hospice at their recent fundraising lunch and raffle at the Burnbrae.
Carpet Bowls - This year’s outing is on Thursday, 20th June to Lomond Shores and Inverary. A few seats available for non-members - price £25 including High Tea.-members are already coming along, so if you wish to join us for a lovely day out, please contact D. MacLean - 587 7319.
The church is open until 4.45pm (7.30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays) 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 daily Mass. All most welcome.
St Nicholas’ Primary Parent Association Ladies’ Night: Join us for the first ever St Nicholas’ Primary PA Fundraiser Ladies’ Night at 7.30pm on 14th June in St Andrew’s Hall forschool funds and our nominated charity, The Spark. Tickets £10 include prosecco on arrival. There will be a raffle, £5 in an envelope competition and lots and lots of dancing!!!!Please contact Siobhan McManus 07850 212 951. BYOB event and for over 18s only!
Please remember in your prayers those in need, those who are sick, and those in hospital.
Recently Dead--Ger Farrell, Ellen Clifford, Gerry Moran, Patricia Maguire, Maureen Gallagher, Brian McCool, Peggy Harkess
Anniversaries—Christina Lafferty, Alexander ‘Sandy’ Pate, John McIntyre, Bridie Best