there is nothing I shall want."
“To sustain a lifestyle which excludes others, or to sustain enthusiasm for that selfish ideal, a globalization of indifference has developed. Almost without being aware of it, we end up being incapable of feeling compassion at the outcry of the poor, weeping for other people’s pain, and feeling a need to help them, as though all this were someone else’s responsibility and not our own.”
Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium.
Deanery Lenten Station Mass – with Archbishop Tartaglia will take place here in St Andrew’s this Friday 4th April at 7pm. Hopefully, many of you will be free to attend. Refreshments will be served in the hall after Mass.
St Andrew’s Primary – we look forward to welcoming the pupils and staff this Thursday at 10am for their end of term Mass.
Sacrament of Reconciliation - Times for First Confession Primary Three parents are invited to choose one of the scheduled confession times during the Season of Lent (from 5th March to 13th April) Saturdays - 10.30am – 11.00am & 5.15pm – 5.45pmSundays – 9.15am – 9.40am for your child to make their First Confession.
Family members are encouraged, too, to take the opportunity then to go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Primary Three Parents, whose children attend schools other than St Andrew’s, please call in to the sacristy to collect an information sheet regarding Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Future Parish Pastoral Provision. All responses to the Parishioner Consultation to be submitted, please, by 31st March. Consultation document for our Northwest Deanery can be found on the parish website. All results will be taken to the post-Easter Strategic meeting for clergy and PPC representatives.
Remember in your prayers please the Elect of our parish, John Harper and Robbie McKechnie, all the Elect of the archdiocese and all who are to receive the Sacraments for the first time at Easter. Today, at the 12noon Mass, for John and Robbie, as part of the RCIA process, there will be a Rite of Scrutiny and special prayers for them, and they will be presented with the Creed and the Our Father.
Stations of the Cross every Friday at 7pm during the Season of Lent followed by Confessions.
Music / choir practices for Easter Vigil on Thursdays between 7.00 and 8.00 pm in the Church. All are very welcome.
Passionate Voices - This Lent, experience the Passion of Jesus Christ anew with the original Lentfest 2007 hit play brought back to life with a new cast. Performances commencing at 7.30pm in a number of venues including Monday 7th April in St Margaret’s, Clydebank. Tickets £5 and under 16s go free. – Visit www.agap.org.uk
Spred Reconciliation Service this Wednesday, 2nd April at 7.30pm in the Upper Hall.
National Youth Mass for World Youth Day - Sunday, 13 April (Palm Sunday)
Young people from Primary 6+ are coming together from all over Scotland to celebrate World Youth Day 2014 together in Perth. Will you be there? From 3.00 pm - 7.00 pm concluding with procession, Mass, and refreshments. Direct coach travel available for only £10 per person (depending on demand). For more info contact Rachel Romain at the youth office: firstname.lastname@example.org or 433 9521.
Don’t forget – clocks forward one hour this weekend.
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'QUOVADIS' – Young adults (17+) are invited to a reflection for Lent, led by a group of young committed Catholics from NET Ministries who will share their experiences and lead the reflection and prayer. This Thursday 3rd April (Extreme Makeover: Soul edition) from 7.00 pm until 9.00 pm in the Eyre Hall (next to Saint Andrew's Cathedral).
Supporting People Affected by Dementia. For anyone who is interested, an event will be held in Bearsden Baptist Church on Monday, 7th April from 10am – 2pm, which will seek to provide information on dementia and detail some of the supports available.
Bearsden Choir Christian Aid Spring Concert in New Kilpatrick Church this Wednesday, 2nd April. 7.15pm – 9.45pm. Tickets £8. Call 942 4486.
Any old mobile phones and branded printer cartridges? Help raise funds for Mary's Meals (Collection box in porch). Phones are worth between 25p and £10. Printer cartridges about £1 each. Costs only £12.20 to feed a child through Mary's meals for the whole school year, so it won't take very long before your phones and printer cartridges start to cover the cost for a number of children who really need your help.
Why not take a copy of the bulletin to someone who cannot be at church today.
St Andrew’s Whist Drive—Will resume on Monday 31st March in the Lower Hall at 7.30pm. All, including beginners, will be made very welcome. We are very friendly and would love to see you there, whatever your ability. Please contact Susan Morrison on 0141563 7959 or 07580086381 for more information or just come along for a great night.