While Fr Mackle will be on annual leave until 13th August, Fr Declan McNaughton, Columban Missionary from Ireland, along with Deacon Tommy, will cover all Masses and liturgies. During this time, please direct any emails to Thomas.Thompson@rcag.org.uk
The Upper Hall’s new patio doors were fitted this week. While the building work of ramp access and the patio is being carried out, there will be no parking at the rear of the house. Apologies for any inconvenience.
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.
Save the Date! As part of the Season of Creation (1st September – 4th October) we are planning a "Creative Crafternoon" on Saturday 9th September from 2p.m. to 5p.m. We will have crafting materials available for all ages or just bring along your own and enjoy the spirit of creativity in good company. More details soon. If you have a crafting skill of any kind you'd be happy to display/share/teach, we really want to hear from you! Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
World Youth Day 1st - 6th August. From all @ St Andrew’s to Hannah and all Glasgow’s Lisbon WYD23 pilgrims ~ Safe journey and an enjoyable celebration of faith and sense of belonging with over a million other Catholic young people and Pope Francis.
Today and always, the poor are the privileged recipients of the Gospel, and the fact that it is freely preached to them is a sign of the kingdom that Jesus came to establish. We have to state, without mincing words, that there is an inseparable bond between our faith and the poor. May we never abandon them.
Evangelli Gaudium, para. 48
Laudato Si’ - On Care for our Common Home – The export of raw materials to satisfy markets in the industrialised north has caused harm locally, as for example in mercury pollution in gold mining or sulphur dioxide pollution in copper mining. (#51)
Bishop Brian McGee, who will represent the Scottish Bishops at the Synod in Rome in October, has asked the people of the Archdiocese of Glasgow to look at the Working Document (Instrumentum Laboris) paragraphs 17-42 and offer a reflective and honest comment on them. Prayerful reflection on this section should allow us to notice ideas that ruminate with our own discussions and concerns and help Bishop McGee emphasise what is important to the People of God in this portion of the Lord’s vineyard.
You are invited to consider this with others or indeed offer a personal reflection of the material. The document in its entirety can be found on our Diocesan webpage under synod. Please can you send a summary of your reflections to email@example.com any time before the 10th of August. These will be synthesised and become the Glasgow contribution to assist the Bishop in his task. The other Dioceses in Scotland are reviewing different areas of the document. To view our study section click https://rcagsynod.org/resources-for-parishes
To this year’s Assembly of Clergy, the Archbishop has invited Fr Stephen Wang, author and presenter of Sycamore, a series of videos suitable for evangelisation and renewal. You might want to have a wee look at them online - https://www.sycamore.fm/videos/ They’re free of charge and have some good ideas about how we in our parish might evangelise.
Confirmation Enrolment Forms will be available at each Mass from the sacristy from mid August.
WiFi. Church, halls, house, hut and grounds now all have password protected guest Wi-Fi.
Parish Day Trip to Carfin for the National Pilgrimage 3p.m. Mass and Rosary Procession. Sunday, 3rd September -The Bus is free and will leave Roman Road car park at 1pm sharp. There is a cafe at Carfin but you might want to take a packed lunch. Sign up sheet in the porch.
Young Adults (18+) Pilgrimage to Skye: Exploring the life of St Therese of Lisieux. 4 - 8 September £280. Visit www.revivescotland.co.uk for more information and to book your place.
Maryvale Institute, Birmingham- Study part-time, by distance learning for a Bachelor of Divinity (BDiv) or a Licence in Divinity: The Maryvale Higher Institute of Religious Sciences (HIRS) is the only ecclesial institute of this kind in the English-speaking world. Contact: Admissions tutor, Deacon Dr Harry Schnitker at: firstname.lastname@example.org
It is pleasant to spend time adoring Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. The Eucharist is such a priceless treasure ~ by praying before it, we are able to make contact with Christ present in the Most Holy Sacrament. Saturdays 10a.m. until 11a.m. Confessions throughout.
Confessions also on Saturdays 4.15p.m – 4.45p.m & Sundays 9.15a.m – 9.40a.m
The Church is open until 5p.m. Monday to Saturday. 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 Monday to Thursday. All most welcome.
Before receiving Holy Communion, we are asked to make some act of reverence such as a bow.
Bereavement Support Group is willing to help anyone seeking assistance. If you have suffered a bereavement (not necessarily recently) and feel you could benefit from talking to someone about it, please call 942 4635 or email email@example.com
For women affected by separation and divorce – confidential and peer support Friday 4th August 2023
St Patrick's, Dumbarton 6-8p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org
Every one of us is called to spread the gospel - to do what we can to bring others to Christ. Word on Fire can help us develop our thinking as Catholics - to become confident evangelisers. See: https://wordonfire.institute/ There’s a wealth of good videos about our faith. You’ll see that Bishop Barron addresses a whole host of matters ranging from Catholic theology to myths about the Catholic Church. Worth having a look.
Mary’s Meals makes a big difference to the lives of over 2.4 million children by providing school meals to families living in poverty - for many of the children this is the only meal they can rely on. To provide Mary's Meals vital school meals costs just £19.15 per child for a whole year. St Andrew's has chosen to make a charitable donation to Mary’s Meals.
If you have a disability that affects your attendance at church or participation in any of the liturgies, and would benefit from some assistance or adaptations being made, please let us know.
Email: email@example.com or call 942 4635.
Emmaus supports formerly homeless people by providing a home and meaningful work on one of their social enterprises. If your old furniture, sofas, white goods and electricals are in good condition, Emmaus will collect for free. Call 0141 342 4089.
Drumchapel Foodbank. Thanks for continuing to give the foodbank your support.
Drumchapel Foodbank - 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.
Our soup-run volunteers collect donations every evening from M & S Milngavie for delivery to St Gregory’s Foodbank and Aspire West End. 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/StAndrewsBearsden2023
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: Maureen Bowman, Gilberto Chiodetto, Joan Davis, Anne Jarvie, Colin McIntosh, Ian MacKenzie, Thomas McKinlay, and Michael John McKnight.
Anniversaries: Elspeth Cameron, Alan Johnston, Charles Mochan, Brian O’Neil, John Francis Rodgers, Catherine Wareing and Oswald Wareing.