Saturday Adoration 6th May 10 – 11am - prayer for Vocations.
A huge amount of thanks to the AoG Youth Team, to St Andrew’s and St Joseph’s Youth Group and to St Nicholas' teachers for giving the P7s a great day’s Ignite retreat last Tuesday. All part of their preparation for Confirmation, which will be on 8th May.
World Youth Day Lisbon 1 – 6 Aug. Countdown’s on. Hannah Quinn will be flying the flag for our parish joining over 60 others from across the archdiocese. Fundraiser after the vigil on 1st July. More details soon. If you would like to support Hannah & WYD23 financially, please hand any donations to one of the clergy.
‘Looking to the Future’ archdiocesan consultation was launched last Saturday at the Cathedral when the Archbishop met with the five new Deanery Councils. Margaret Barton has kindly agreed to be St Andrew’s rep on our Deanery Council. All Councils have been asked to present an initial report to the Archdiocese by 18th June. There are questions for each parish to reflect on relating to the three main themes of Evangelisation, Collaboration and Resources. Arrangements will be made soon so that you will have the opportunity to contribute to this consultation process. Regular updates regarding this consultation will be made.
Please do keep the archdiocese in your prayers at this stage in its life and mission.
New £1m fund to support parishes with initiatives to evangelise ~ it’s thinking caps on for us to look at any additional ways in which we can evangelise / reach out / invite and encourage.
The next Community lunch club is this Thursday 4th May 12.30-2.30pm.
All welcome - bring along a friend for lunch and a good old chat.
Prayer for the New Monarch, King Charles ~ O God, to whom every human power is subject, grant to our sovereign, Charles, success in the exercise of his high office, so that, always revering you and striving to please you, he may constantly secure and preserve for the people entrusted to his care the freedom that comes from civil peace. Through our Lord Jesus Christ your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.
First Holy Communion SAS – next Sunday 7th May 9.00am – 9.45am in the upper hall leading into 10am Mass with children’s liturgy.
We look forward to the First Holy Communion celebration - 14th May at 12 noon.
Please keep the first communicants in your prayers.
Mass of Thanksgiving will be at 10am on Sun 21st May followed by a party.
Confirmation 8th May 7pm followed by a reception. Please keep the confirmands in your prayers.
Confirmation rehearsal ~ Thurs 4th May 1.30pm in St Andrew’s for all candidates from all schools.
Interested in becoming a Catholic? Please get in touch. The programme of learning and instruction will begin after summer and prepares adults for the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Please speak to Fr. Mackle if you would like to know more.
May Devotions – Rosary Sundays at 4.30pm. On 21st May, for Laudato Si week, weather permitting, rosary will be prayed around the church grounds.
SPRED Family Mass ~ today at 12. All welcome, and please join us afterwards for refreshments in the hall.
PopeFrancis, Prayer for the Workers of Mahatzana.
Laudato Si’ - On Care for our Common Home - Today’s media do enable us to communicate and to share our knowledge and affections. Yet at times they also shield us from direct contact with the pain, the fears and the joys of others and the complexity of their personal experiences. (#47)
Carfin Grotto Bus - 13th May 6pm. Milngavie Station Cost £8. Please put your name on the list in the porch or pass it to Fr. Mackle or email email@example.com For transport to Milngavie Station please indicate on the list and someone will be in touch.
Book Launch. 'People I Met On My Way' by Fr Joseph Dillon SVD. 50 years in Brazil.
Sat 27th May 6pm - 8pm in St Andrew's upper hall. Refreshments served. Fr Joe will celebrate the 5pm Mass.
Book Signing and Coffee Morning - Sunday 28th May after 10am and 12 noon Masses.
All profits to Fr Joe's Health Projects in São Paulo.
The church is open until 5pm Mon to Fri. 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 Mon to Thurs. All most welcome.
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 to St Andrew's for some quiet prayer.
Have a heart to heart with God. Saturday 10am until 11am , with Confessions throughout. Sunday Confession 9.15am until 9.45am.
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
Before receiving Holy Communion, we are asked to make some act of reverence such as a bow.
For women affected by separation and divorce – confidential and peer support Fri 5 May St Patrick's, Dumbarton 6-8pm. firstname.lastname@example.org
Drumchapel Foodbank. Your donations are dropped off at the foodbank by our parish volunteers. Thanks for continuing to give the foodbank your support.
Our soup-run volunteers continue to collect donations 7 evenings each week from Marks & Spencers Milngavie for delivery to St Gregory’s Foodbank for families and Aspire West End to support those trying to get back on their feet. If you are interested in volunteering once or twice a month, please get in touch with Veronica McLaughlin - email@example.com.
Recently Dead: Jimmy Cairns, Dennis Corrigan, Christine Donaldson, Jimmy Dyer, Anne Hamilton, Susan Kelly, Gerry McGachy, Mabel McQuade, Heidi Mihm, Anne Murphy and Rosalind Ng.
Anniversary: Thomas McKinnon.