Ash Wednesday this year in on 10th February – Masses with the distribution of ashes at 10am and 7pm. Ashes can be collected from the sacristy for any housebound parishioners.
Help the Homeless – Until 7th Feb, you'll see a box at the back of the church where you can leave donations of new toiletries, scarves, gloves, hats and socks for ladies and gents for the homeless. These will be distributed across a number of hostels in Glasgow. You'll also see prayer cards which we'd ask you to take away with you.
Many thanks - St Andrew’s Justice &Peace group.
Catholic Education Week – 31st Jan – 6th February. Theme “Learning to be Merciful”. News, information and good resources for teachers, parents and students resources at www.sces.org.uk Pick up a copy of SCES Newsletter featuring news of recent and forthcoming developments in education. A special message from Archbishop Tartaglia will be read at all Masses this weekend, and we welcome especially St Andrew’s and Turnbull High pupils who are taking part in the 10am Mass. Come in and enjoy tea, coffee and cakes afterwards --- all free. There will be a Second Collection taken up at all Masses to support the work of the Scottish Catholic Education Service.
A talk for young people aged 16 – 25 Heralds of the New Evangelisation. Evangelisation the - - among the early fathers. A talk by James McDonald at Turnbull Hall, 4 Feb at 7.30pm. Find more details of this series of talks for young people at Facebook & Twitter > glasfaithforum
Schola Cantorum Winter Concert - Tuesday 9th Feb 7.30pm - St. Aloysius Church, Rose Street. Tickets £5 (under 18s free) from firstname.lastname@example.org Featuring a selection of sacred music including “A Ceremony of Carols” by Benjamin Britten.
Washing of the feet - Pope Francis has for some time been reflecting on the right of the washing of the feet as part of the Holy Thursday liturgy. You may have seen in press coverage last week, he has now decreed that the rubric that has previously restricted the washing of the feet to men only should be changed to include “ those chosen from among the people of God’. Those chosen will represent the variety and unity of every part of the People of God - men and women and ideally young and old, healthy and sick, clerics, consecrated persons and lay people. In his letter explaining the changes, Pope Francis tells us he made the changes so that the ritual might express more fully the meaning of Jesus' gesture in the Upper Room, His giving of Himself unto the end for the salvation of the world, His limitless charity". From this Triduum onwards, in St Andrew's, parishioners chosen for the washing of the feet will be selected from the whole parish community.
Year of Mercy cluster Mass (for St Andrew's, St Benedict's, St Joseph's and St Laurence's) will be held in St Benedict's on Thursday, 3rd March at 7pm. Refreshments will be served after Mass in Oliver's. All most welcome. We are hoping for a good turnout. Please note that there will be no 10am Mass in St Andrew's on the 3rd March. There is a sign-up sheet on the noticeboard for those who will require transport and for those who can offer transport.
World Youth Day meeting for candidates and their families in the upper hall next Sunday 7th Feb at 11am.
Sacrament of Reconciliation – Times for First Confession for Primary Three. During The Season of Lent (10th Feb – 27th March). Saturdays 10.30am – 11.00am; & 5.15pm – 5.45pm; Sundays 9.15 – 9.40am. Family members are encouraged too to take the opportunity to go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Two Lenten Reflections on the Year of Mercy will be led by Canon Robert Hill in the Upper Hall at 7:00pm on Thursdays 11th and 18th February. Tea and coffee will be served at these Year of Mercy reflections, and there will be an opportunity for questions and discussion afterwards. Part of our parish's Adult Faith Formation programme.
Parish Census - If you have still to complete a form, please do so this weekend. Forms are available in the porch. Many thanks.
Nullity of Marriage – If you wish (or someone you know wishes) any information about approaching the tribunal to see about a declaration of nullity of marriage then please speak to one of the priests. Remember too that the marriage tribunal no longer charges fees, so that for most people there will be no costs involved.
Support in bereavement - Following on suggestions made at the Parish Consultation last April, a Support in bereavement Group has now been set up in the Parish and 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 speak to Father Mackle or Monsignor Ryan.
Dates for Children's Choir January 31st; February 14th, 21st; March 13th, 20th; May 8th, 15th; June 12th, 19th Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 07749715514 /email@example.com
Helpers Needed - Children’s Liturgy at the 10am Sunday Mass is for P1 - P7 Children. It is designed to cover the Gospel of the day at a level the children can understand and enjoy. It is enriched with prayers and usually a Gospel related activity. The aim is to make the children’s experience of church meaningful. P1 - P3 children gather in the upper hall, and P4 - P7 in the lower hall. If you are interested in helping out, please email Richard Hartley—Richard.Hartley@glasgow.ac.uk
RCIA – please keep in your prayers Jackie and Geoff Harrison who are journeying through the RCIA process of becoming Catholics this Easter.
Maryhill Foodbank –All donations gratefully received.
February Meetings –RCIA 3rd & 17th at 7pm; World Youth Day 7th at 11am; Adult Faith Formation Talks 11th & 18th at 7pm; Deanery 16th at 11am; Justice &Peace 18th at 7.30pm; Fabric & Finance 25th at 7pm; Messengers 29th at 7pm.
Padre Pio Prayer Group meets on Mondays at 7pm. All welcome. For information or interest, please contact Kay Dick 0141 942 7771 or Kate Hay 0141 931 5154.
The Legion of Mary meets Tuesdays at 7.30pm in the Hut. New members always welcome.
Soup Run—– This Friday 5th February 2016 7pm in Lower Hall. Donations of soup, sandwiches, soft fruit, biscuits etc most welcome. Any queries, please call Phyllis on 570 1343.
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Margaret McGuire, Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Louise Dolan, Charlie Melly, Ronald Coia, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Baby Eva Berrey, Marie Moy, Margie Cornyn, Michael Moss, Russell Rodger, Hil Black, Alexander Pate, Patricia Swiatek, Kelly Ann MagGuire Ramsay
Recently Dead—Kevin Maguire, Anna Duff, Thomas Doherty, Ian Fitzpatrick
Anniversaries—Margaret Mary & Michael Docherty, Bobby O’Callaghan, Claire Finnegan, Helen Fallen, Samuel Galloway