Saturday Vigil - The six months trial start time of 5pm Saturday Vigil was reviewed at the most recent Liturgy Group meeting. Given that attendance has been much higher since the beginning of January at the vigil, and feedback positive, the Mass will continue now to remain at 5pm, with Confessions before it from 4.15pm – 4.45pm. Please be aware that Roman Road car park charges for parking up until 5.30pm. Parishioners, particularly those who have mobility concerns, are very welcome to use the car parking space at the front and at the rear of the chapel-house.
Summer Holidays - If you are going on holiday soon, have a safe journey and a happy return. A warm welcome to those who are visiting us at this time. Please look at www.masstimes.org if you looking for a church near to where you’re going.
Daily Mass is celebrated in St Andrew’s Monday to Saturday at 10am. All are most welcome. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is every Saturday from after 10am Mass until 12.30pm
Our Parishes Cluster is hoping to organise a walk from Kirkintilloch to Schoenstatt sometime in September, similar to the walk we did during the Golden Jubilee Year. More details soon.
Youth Ministry Team is currently organising a social / reunion for the P7s who have just left primary. In the pipeline for the cluster are a P6 Retreat in November, advent Carol Singing event, February NET Ministry Retreat, Lenten youth evening, P7 pre Confirmation Retreat, Caritas and the Pope Francis Faith Award.
Do come along and join your Big Community in George Square today Sunday, June 30, from midday until 3pm. For the third consecutive year the Big Picnic, a free open-air community meal for everyone is being laid on by grass-roots volunteers from all faiths and none, who come from local charitable groups. They give delicious good quality food to the homeless and those enduring food poverty. They are brought together through the Interfaith Food Justice Network, and the Catholic Church is represented by the Archdiocesan Justice and Peace Commission and the St Vincent de Paul Society. The event aims to promote the unity and dignity of all the people of this great city. Everyone - regardless of cultural or religious background, social or educational status, homelessness or wealth - should be able to enjoy quality food in dignity and feel part of One Big Community. People really do make Glasgow.
P7 reunion and get together. Saturday November 9th 2019. 6.30pm – 8.30pm. in St Joseph’s, Milngavie. Pizza, games, crafts, Open Mic and much more. Bring a friend.
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.
We look forward to the Legion of Mary’s visit from 24th - 31st August for the Peregrinatio (Pilgrimage) week. Pray for them in a special way that their time here spreading the gospel in our parish will be successful and fruitful. Many thanks to all those who will be hosting them, and to those who will be looking after the week’s meals. More details soon.
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.uk regarding the relics coming to the archdiocese of Glasgow.
The Caritas Award 2020 So far, we have three candidates. Still not too late if you would like to sign up. If you are in your final year of high school or just left and interested in learning about the Caritas award, speak to Fr. Mackle or contact Elizabeth Reid firstname.lastname@example.org
Advance Notice :Meeting for all parents of altar servers, including parents of all new servers – Thursday 22ndAugust at 7pm in the Upper Hall.
Carfin:Saturday 13th July @ 6.30 p.m. Bus leaves from Milngavie Post Office.Come and join us on the 13thof each month as we honour Mary the Mother of God and pray the Rosary for our own intentions or for some other special intention, asking Mary to present our prayers to Jesus. Hope to see you there. Legion of Mary
The parish’s Legion of Mary’s work is wide and varied. We visit the homes of the Newly Baptised and their families, the First Communicants and the Care Homes within the Parish. In addition we hold retreats and Community Celebrations and have Patrician Meetings which look to extend the knowledge and understanding of our Faith in an enquiring and inquisitive manner suited to where the individual is in his/her Faith Journey.If you are interested in the work of the Legion of Mary, please contact Liz Healy on 0770 4059953.
Divine Office: “The Office is... the prayer not only of the clergy but of the whole People of God.” – Apostolic Constitution, Canticum Laudis. If you would like to start saying the Divine Office but need some direction, there is a comprehensive website used widely throughout the Church, explains the layout of the Divine Office, what the office is about and how and when to say it with ease. There is no need to think about what week it is as each day the readings are set out in a straightforward easy to follow manner. Why not have a look at the site, the web address is Universalis.com. There is a wealth of information on the site including Daily Mass Readings.
Day Trip to Carfin for the National Pilgrimage Mass and Rosary Procession. Sunday, September 1st.Bus will leave from the Hub at Bearsden Cross at 1pm and return 7.30pm. Cost £3. Please sign sheet in the porch, if you would like to go.
St Margaret’s Adoption Society is currently looking to recruit prospective adopters. If you have ever thought about adoption as a way to grow your family and would like to know more, please contact their office for a chat with one of their friendly and experienced staff on 0141 332 8371or email email@example.com.
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.
Drumchapel Foodbank is particularly in need of extra donations up to the end of school when school meals are not provided during school holidays and many families are under additional pressure to provide for their children. All donations always gratefully received.
2019/20 Levy One substantial expense, which our parish annually incurs, is the Diocesan Levy. This is a contribution that every parish must make towards the administration of the archdiocese. We are anticipating the Diocesan Levy for our parish for this year to be around £60,000. We will be given the actual amount in the autumn. In the meantime, our monthly levy standing order payment to the archdiocese is £4,000.
The 31 Club –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.
Please help the Passkeepers by leaving your hymn books and order of Mass cards tidily after Masses, and by taking your bulletin away with you. Thanks.
Forthcoming Special Collections –Assisted Parishes – 18thAugust; SPRED – 8thSept; LEPRA – 21stSept.
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 hutafter daily Mass. All most welcome.
Recently Dead--Guiseppe Fionda, Kathleen Ferry, Bernard O’Hara, Mary McIlroy, Denise MacDonald, Teresa Bunby, Patrick Differ, Joanna Godsman, Kathleen McCormack, Allan MacDonald, Charles Gallagher.
Anniversaries—Annie Scott, Catherine Callaghan, Johnny Sheerin, Jim Knight, Margaret McKinnon, James Gallacher, Karen Nisbet, Ian McColl, Catherine Callaghan.