and my father will love him and we will come to him."
Children’s Liturgy: each week in the form of a video of the week’s Gospel reading. This is an excellent resource for parents to use until the children’s liturgy at Mass resumes. Available at: https://www.rpbooks.co.uk/celebrate-following-your-faith
All Saints Day– Monday 1st Nov– Masses – 10.00 am & 7.00 pm.
All Souls Day– Tuesday 2nd November – Mass - 10am.
Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed - During the month of November, 30 Masses will be offered for all the faithful departed. The November Lists for the Deceased are available in the porch.
All Saints Day Mass for St Nicholas’. Primary 7 pupils will be attending Mass in the church at 11am, which will be live streamed to all the others back in class. Due to East Dunbartonshire Council’s Covid restrictions, 11am Mass will be for pupils and staff only.
Mass for all the faithful departed takes place Sunday 7th Nov at 12noon. The families of those who have lost a loved one over the past year have been invited but, of course, everyone is welcome who wishes to pray for those whom they have lost. Mass will be live streamed.
Our Parish Pastoral council meeting went well last Thursday. Congratulations to George Allan the new Chair! Our gratitude and appreciation to the outgoing chair, John Heath.
A huge thanks to John for the tremendous amount of work he has done over the years, and he remains a member of the PPC. Veronica McLaughlin has kindly agreed to continue as secretary and our thanks to her for that. We are in the process of electing a vice Chair.
The Pastoral Council welcomed the new members, George Allan, Catherine Dunipace, Caroline Hanlon, Jim Hendrie, Ricky Jackson, Fred McDermott, Jenny McGahan, Marysia & Robert Paterson and Chris Sanders, who have joined the PPC’s existing members Mary Theresa Coyle, John Heath, Donal McDermott, Veronica McLaughlin, Elizabeth & Gordon Reid, Sadie Traynor, Deacon Tommy, Monsignor Ryan and Fr Mackle. The date of the next meeting will be 27th January 2022. The PPC works with the parish priest to discern needs, ensure that they are met and continually move the parish towards the greater fulfilment of its life and mission.
The church will be open Saturdays 10am – 11am from 6th Nov. Call in and enjoy the peace and quiet. Confessions available throughout .
Daily Rosary will resume from Monday 1st Nov at 9.30am. Mondays in the church (live streamed), and Tuesday to Friday 9.30am in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.
Buchanan Lodge Nursing Home. Mass will be celebrated in the home on Tues 2 Nov 2pm.
St Aloysius' College Open Evening. - 4th Nov. To register visit staloysius.org. We look forward to welcoming back to our parish the College's schola on Sunday 21st Nov
The Scottish Catholic magazine – copies available this weekend and fortnightly thereafter priced £2.
Poster Competition time for P1-P4 ~ theme WALK TO WORSHIP. Let your imaginations run wild by designing a Climate change poster. All entries should be made electronically/scanned and sent to email@example.com by 7th Nov at 12 noon. Prizes available for best poster in the categories of P1/2 and P3/4 – good luck!
Climate Change Sunday 6/7 Nov. COP26 Walk to Worship ~ walk, cycle or scoot to the Vigil or Sunday Mass, if you can. An opportunity to take climate change action! Thinking about the God given air that we breathe and doing our bit to make the beauty of creation cleaner.
10am Mass will be a focus on praying for COP26 - praying that all the political leaders seek to embrace the changes needed to foster a more sustainable society - praying that at their Glasgow meeting they will commit their nations to the care of the poorest and most vulnerable in our world. COP26 starts 1st Nov, All Saints' Day. Let us unite our prayers with all the prayers of all the saints in heaven, praying that the world's leaders will be committed to hearing the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.
We are delighted to announce that the St Andrew’s Parish Christmas Fair will take place on Sunday 14th November after the 10am and 12 noon Masses. As always, all profits from the Piety Stall will go to Church funds. Due to current circumstances, arrangements for this event will be a bit different to those held in the past. There will be a one-way system with attendees entering one door to the hall and leaving via another door in the hall. May we kindly request that attendees wear masks, unless exempt, and bring cash to pay for their purchases as there are no card machine payment facilities, thank you. Could parishioners who would like to host a stall please contact either Anne MacIntosh (931 5861) or Annamaria Strachan (942 9799) before today Sunday 31st October to confirm.
The Catholic Church in Glasgow is issuing an extraordinary appeal during the month of November to anyone who may have been affected by any kind of abuse at the hands of clergy or church officials … ‘tell us where we went wrong and how we can do better’.
During the designated month, The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) is conducting an external, independent review of the Archdiocese of Glasgow to hear from people with first-hand experience of how the Archdiocese has responded to reports of abuse.
A spokesman for the Archdiocese said:
“This is a genuine attempt to listen and learn. The Social Care Institute is a totally independent body which will conduct this month long audit. The Archdiocese will have no role except to help to publicise that the audit is taking place, and that the external team want to hear directly from abuse survivors.
The Social Care Institute wants to understand what is happening today and what has gone wrong in the past. They are looking at the responses of people in diocesan roles to knowledge of abuse by clergy or risks posed by clergy and others in Church-related roles, paid or voluntary.
While the audit will concentrate on the last 5 years, we recommend that anyone who has experience of how we have dealt with abuse claims should speak to SCIE staff directly. Nobody at any level in the Church will be told that they are taking part. What you tell SCIE will be confidential and will not be shared with the Archdiocese except as part of an overall report which will absolutely not identify any individual.”
Dr Sheila Fish, SCIE Head of Audit and Review, said:
“We want to understand what is working well and where there are problems. We want to hear from people with first-hand experience of how people in diocesan roles have responded to disclosures of abuse or sharing of concerns.”
When the work has been completed the Archdiocese will publish the report and copies will be made available to survivors. Anyone who may wish to report on their experience should contact SCIE directly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 07921 251614. SCIE will then get in touch to arrange a time to report to the auditors in a way that suits each individual.
In this Year of St Joseph, please visit our sleeping St Joseph statue. You can write out a petition and place it under the statue. Let St Joseph ‘sleep on it’.
Peer Support Group for Women Of Faith Affected By Separation or Divorce meets first Friday of each month at 6p.m. at St Patrick's Church Hall, Dumbarton. For information contact Tricia Imrie on 07970928028. Please note, the meeting in Nov will be on Fri 12th.
The Pope's Twitter (@Pontifex) and Instagram (@Franciscus) ~ worth following for topical issues.
Pope’s monthly video ~ a great resource of contemporary commentary by the Holy Father on current issues. Available at https://thepopevideo.org/
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 Website – On the latest page and bulletin pages, click on subscribe for a daily summary of the previous day's posts.
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, Instgram, the parish website and on our exterior noticeboard.
Please remember in your prayers those in need, those who are sick and housebound and those in hospital.
Recently Dead: Raymond Appleby, Maria Giovanazzi, Honor Hay, Jimmy Jordan, Moira McConville, Janet Michael, John Russell, Jean Crombie, Frances Devine.
Anniversaries: Leanne Dobbin Clark, Patrick Jenkins, Theresa McAndrew, Con McConville, Kathleen Muir, Charles Whitelaw (Jnr), John McCarron, Mary McGrath.