for though one may be rich,
one’s life does not consist of possessions.”
- pastoral support
- reaching out to all
- learning about our Faith
- continue to encourage youth
- enhance communication and
- more social events.
World Day against People trafficking – Saturday 30th July. Sadly, it's the fastest growing crime globally. Every country in the world is affected by human trafficking, whether as a country of origin, transit or destination for victims. Please say a prayer and be aware of victims of human trafficking.
If you suspect that someone is in slavery, call the Modern Slavery Helpline on 08000 121 700, or download the “Unseen” App on your phone through Windows, iTunes or Google Play.
St Andrew’s & St Joseph’s Justice & Peace Group
Interested in becoming a Catholic?– Not baptised? Baptised in another faith? RCIA will begin in the autumn. The programme of learning and instruction prepares adults for the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Please speak to Fr. Mackle if you would like to know more about RCIA and the Catholic faith.
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 10am until 11am. Confessions throughout. Confessions – Also on Saturdays 4.15pm – 4.45pm & Sundays 9.15am – 9.40am
Before receiving Holy Communion, we are asked to make some preparatory act of reverence such as a bow.
Laudato Si’ - On Care for our Common Home - These (pollution and waste) problems are closely linked to a throwaway culture which affects the excluded just as it quickly reduces things to rubbish. To cite one example, most of the paper we produce is thrown away and not recycled. (#22)
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week - Sunday 31st July
When money, instead of man, is at the centre of the system, when money becomes an idol, men and women are reduced to simple instruments of a social and economic system, which is characterised, better yet dominated, by profound inequalities. So we discard whatever is not useful to this logic; it is this attitude that discards children and older people, and is now affecting the young.
Papa Francesco: Questa economia uccide
Legion of Mary: A bus will leave from Milngavie Railway Station on Saturday 13th August at 6pm.and return around 9pm Cost £8 Please place your name on the list in the Porch. If travel needed to Milngavie, please firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do remember that our church is now open weekdays until 5pm, and on Saturdays until after the 5pm Vigil Mass. Call in and enjoy the peace and quiet, and take time to sit in the stillness in the silence of God. Teas and coffees are served in the hut after daily 10am Mass. All most welcome.
Piety Stall rota ~ We could still do with some more volunteers for the 10am Sunday Mass – if you could spare 15 minutes after this Mass to help, we’d be most grateful. Any questions please call Anne MacIntosh 931-5861 or Annamaria Strachan 942-9799.
Annulment and Marriage Validation - see Fr Mackle to learn more about the process if you are divorced and remarried or never married in the Catholic Church. There is now no charge to the petitioner for marriage cases at the Tribunal.
For women affected by separation and divorce – next meeting of this confidential and peer support group is Fri 19th August in St Patrick's hall, Dumbarton 6pm - 8pm. All new members are most welcome. email: email@example.com
St Nicholas School Uniform EventThank you to all our volunteers from St Nicholas’ Primary for arranging our first uniform reuse recycle event, and to the families that donated and popped in to St Andrew’s upper hall las Sunday. A follow up event is being planned for before Christmas so hold onto any items you would like to donate!
Induction Part 1
- Saturday 20th August at 10 a.m.
- Monday 19th September at 7 p.m.
- Monday 24th October at 7 p.m.
- Saturday 5th November 10 a.m.
- Monday 5th December at 7 p.m.
- Thursday 11th August - 7 p.m.
- Monday 5th September -7 p.m.
- Thursday 6th October -7 p.m.
- Monday 7th November -7 p.m
Next Special Collection – Assisted Parishes – 21st August.
The Pope's Twitter (@Pontifex
The Pope's Instagram (@Franciscus)
The Pope’s monthly video
Great resources of contemporary commentary by the Holy Father on current issues.
Drumchapel Foodbank. Regularly 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 from M&S, Byres Rd & Milngavie for delivery to Drumchapel & St Gregory’s Foodbanks, the Wayside Club & Aspire.
Parish Bulletin: Items for inclusion should be sent in by 12 Noon on the Wednesday before publication. Copies of the bulletin are available on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, the parish website and on our noticeboard.
Please remember in your prayers those in need, those who are sick and housebound and those in hospital.
Recently Dead: Joyce Chiara, Philip Donnelly, Dina McMenamin, Adam Strachan.
Anniversary: Elizabeth Brannan, Clement Chateau, Patrick McWilliams, Robert McWilliams, Alexander McNeill, Mary McNeill.