abounding joy in your presence,
the delights at your right hand forever."
The Piety Stall has a large selection of cards and gifts on sale for children receiving their First Communion.
Youth Mass Saturday 3rd June 6pm – this Vigil Mass, which is the beginning of our Golden Jubilee Parish Mission, is especially for the youth of the parish. We are looking for as many young people as possible to be involved in the ministries of the Mission's opening Mass e.g. as a pass keeper, server, extraordinary minister, bidding prayers, offertory or with the music. Give your names to Fr. Mackle, if you would like to be involved. Primary 7 will be arranging readers for the Mass, which will be followed by pizza in the upper hall.
Sacrament of Confirmation – A few years ago, Archbishop Tartaglia announced that the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation would be returning to Primary Seven. Parents whose child will be in Primary 7 in the school year August 2017 / June 2018 are invited to complete an application/enrolment form for their child for the Sacrament of Confirmation, which will be celebrated for the P7 pupils of St Andrew’s and St Joseph’s Parishes in St Joseph’s Church on the evening of 6th February 2018. Forms available in the church porch to be returned please by 28th June 2017.
Sacrament of Confirmation – Training for Catechists – 5th Sept. Catechists and those involved in catechesis in the parish, who would be keen to be involved in the Confirmation Programme and attend training, please speak to Fr Mackle
May Devotions – Rosary & Benediction – Sundays at 4.30pm.
Nick Pryce will take the next step toward becoming a Permanent Deacon during a special ceremony called Rite of Candidacy (final step before Ordination) at 12noon Mass on 18th June in St Andrew's, Cathedral. Nick’s Ordination will be celebrated here in St Andrew’s, Bearsden, with Mass at 6pm on Friday 8th September. Keep Nick in your prayers
St Andrew’s Squad (SAS), Sunday 7th May, for all Primary 4 children in the parish celebrating First Holy Communion this May. Please come along to the Upper Hall from 9am till 9.45am. If you require any further information, please contact Margaret Hendry on 563 9993. Thank you.
RCIA continues with Mystagogia meetings on 3rd & 17th May at 7pm.
Volunteers needed please - We are holding a Parish BBQ on Sunday 11th June, the last day of our Parish Mission. This will be in the grounds and upper hall after the 12oclock Mass. Help is needed to organise in advance, set up on the day and help with catering. Sign up sheets are at the back of the porch if you are able to offer some help in any of these areas. Many thanks.
Dementia Awareness Campaign - Do you know someone living with Dementia or are you caring for someone with Dementia, do they have a love of Opera. Scottish Opera have created a special Dementia Friendly performance of La Boheme. The performance will be held at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow on 13th May 2017 at 3pm. Tickets £10. For more information contact the book office at the Theatre Royal or see the poster in the porch.
Soup Run – Friday 5th May 7pm in Lower Hall. Donations of soup, sandwiches, soft fruit, biscuits etc most welcome. Any queries, please call Phyllis on 570 1343
St Andrew’s 50th Anniversary Art Exhibition in the church - and runs until 7th May - well worth a look round. Art exhibition catalogue is free.
Padre Pio Prayer Group extend grateful thanks to all who contributed to the successful and enjoyable celebration of the 35th Anniversary of the formation of their Prayer Group. A special ‘thank you’ to David and Veronica Maguire for a most enjoyable buffet.
Many thanks to St Andrew’s Padre Pio Prayer Group for their generous donation of £150 for church funds. Congratulations on their 35th anniversary. The Prayer Group meets every Monday at 7pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. All most welcome.
Kirkintilloch to Schoenstatt 5oth Anniversary 5 Mile walk next Sunday 7th May. Meet at the exit of the car park at Roman Rd at 1:15pm for the bus to Kirkintilloch. You might want to bring a packed lunch. Please ensure suitable footwear and clothing for the day. Bus will pick up at approximately 4:30pm to return to St. Andrew’s.
Awareness and Safety in our Catholic Communities annual Safeguarding statement was issued along with last week’s bulletin. Copies in the porch.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion who visit the housebound parishioners. Next meeting – Monday 8th May at 7pm in the chapel-house.
#priesthood2018: Thinking about being a priest? Considering the Diocesan priesthood? Priests for Scotland are holding a day for enquirers on Saturday 6th May at Glasgow University Catholic Chaplaincy. For more information or to book a place contact: Fr Ross Campbell tel: 0141 339 4315; Ross.Campbell.firstname.lastname@example.org
Vocations discernment evening Fri 12th May at Turnbull Hall.
Milngavie Choir Open Evening – Tue 2nd May from 7.30 in Cairns Church, Milngavie. Informal evening of singing. No previous experience needed, there is no audition, no solo singing, in fact nothing to fear at all! For information, please see the notice at the back of the church or call Maria Finnerty on 0141 943 15
Please remember in your prayers :
Sick – Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Louise Dolan, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Gilbert O’Rourke, Joseph McDermid, Charlie Harper, Paul Sheridan, John Gerard Miller, Maureen McIntosh, Michelle Rajab, Matthew Craig, Maurice Boyce, Maura Murphy, Isabelle Cox, Maria Giovanazzi, Clare Boyce, Margaret Kieran, Maura Murphy, Maria Giovanazzi, Clare MacTavish, Gordon Cummings, Ophelia McPhail, Anne Parker, Eileen Adaya
Recently Dead – Charles Welsh, Sister Susan Kurgat, Mario Jaconelli, Rita Strachan, Jim Bain, Mary Boyle, Christine Hughes, Kevin Fitzgibbon, Maureen Wilson, Catherine McTaggart, Gordon Cummings, Alistair Walters, Ronnie Coia, May Keane
Anniversaries – Bill Rees