Privacy and GDPR: From 25 May 2018 new stringent regulations concerning privacy of individuals’ names and contact details have been in force. This will have major implications for the handling of personal data within our parish. We have always taken this seriously, but now, by law, we can no longer allow access to parish registers. Requests for information such as the re-issue of a baptismal certificate must now be made in person by the one who requests the certificate. A relative can no longer undertake to do this. Please note that church registers can no longer be made available for e.g. researching family history. (The Archdiocese of Glasgow has a policy for the use of data in its parishes, offices and other institutions, which is available at http://www.rcag.org.uk/index.php/the-archdiocese/diocesan-curia/privacy-notice.
St Nicholas Primary School - for all children who have enrolled - visits, fun activities, and a talk for parents. See church noticeboard for dates and information. The St Andrew’s Embroidery Group,meanwhile, are working on a panel to celebrate the new school. If you would like to be involved please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Mass to give thanks to God for almost 50 years of St Andrew’s Primary Schoolwill be celebrated in St Andrew’s Church 10am. Friday, 22ndJune. All most welcome. We look forward especially to welcoming former pupils, parents, staff, and our friends in the community. Refreshments will be served after Mass in the upper hall to which everyone is invited. St Nicholas’ Primary will open on 16thAugust.
Falkirk Football Stadium Mass. Thursday 14thJune will see the largest gathering of young Catholics in Scotland for decades when around 8500 school children and teachers celebrate the National Catholic Schools Mass. The celebration will be the highlight of a calendar of events to mark 100 years of Catholic Schools. Will be live streamed. Look out for St Andrew’s Primary’s pupils and staff and the St Andrew’s Banners.
#CatholicSchoolsGoodForScotlandis aground breaking 100thanniversary film which you can view on YouTube.
With this week’s bulletin an illustrated Day for Life cardreminds us on the evil of human trafficking – modern slavery. The second collectiontaken up this weekend will help further the work of organisations such as the Santa Marta Group formed by Pope Francis, which is Church and State working to eradicate human trafficking and modern slavery. Visit www.dayforlife.org
The Eco gardeners would be very grateful to anyone who could give half an hour / an hour of their time every now and again, at a time of your own choosing, to do a little weeding in the jubilee garden. If you can help, please contact email@example.com
Caritas Award – Congratulations to Eilidh Gibney, Caragh Pryce & Matthew Milligan, who will join hundreds of young people from across Scotland on 7th June at the Clyde Auditorium to be presented with the Caritas Award. The Pope Benedict XVI Caritas Award is a sign of their ongoing faith journey in response to God’s call of love. The Award celebrates the faith witness which the Caritas candidates give within their home, school and parish. For more information about the Caritas Awards, see notice below or visit www.caritasaward.org. If you will be in your final year of school after summer, or just finished secondary and are interested in becoming a candidate for the 2018 / 2019 Caritas award, speak to Fr. Mackle or contact Elizabeth Reid at Elizabeth_reid@ntlworld.com
Justice & Peace- If the “dream” of a peaceful world is shared by all, if the refugees’ and migrants’ contribution is properly evaluated, then humanity can become more and more of a universal family and our earth a true “common home.” Pope Saint John Paul II
National Prayer Breakfast for Scotland-Wednesday 6th June 7am - 8:30am in Bearsden Baptist Church. Light breakfast from 7am. Register on Eventbrite or email office@bearsden baptistchurch.com. For more information, visit npbscotland.org.uk. No charge for breakfast but donations welcome.
The Immaculate Conception Annual Open Day, Garden Party and Bar-B-Q June 16th 1pm- 5pm. All warmly welcome. See poster for more details.
Carpet Bowls Our summer outing is on Thursday 28th June. Bus leaves 10am from Hub at Bearsden Cross, a visit to Cardwell Garden Centre, on to Largs for afternoon and then to Seamill Hydro for High Tea at 5pm.We extend an invitation to anyone wishing to join us for a fun day out.The cost is £25 per person. We return approx. 9pmIf you would like to come please phone D, MacLean - 587 7319 to book your seat on the bus.We look forward to hearing from you.
SCIAF Newsletter The Parish has received a thank you poster from SCIAF to let parishioners know how grateful they are for all your support this Lent.They have also sent us copies of their latest newsletter giving an update on SCIAF’s work and highlighting some examples of fundraising in parishes across Scotland.You are encouraged to collect a copy from the back of the church.
Children’s Choir dates- June 10th& 17th. Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 01419429799/07749715514 firstname.lastname@example.org
Safeguarding Training- All parish volunteers who are members of the PVG scheme have been notified of this month’s Training Session on 14th June. To date, two fifths of volunteers have yet to confirm their attendance at the Seminar. The Archbishop has just determined this month that all volunteers who require to complete training and fail to do so by October of this year, will thereafter be prohibited from undertaking further voluntary work (whether with children or with vulnerable adults) within the Parish. It is imperative that all volunteers who have been emailed or lettered respond to the Parish Safeguarding Coordinator (at email@example.com) immediately to confirm their attendance (or otherwise) at this month’s Seminar. Thank you.
The Caritas Award was created as a legacy of the visit of Pope Benedict to Scotland and has been in place for a number of years. It is focused on any pupil in their final year of school and allows them to respond to the Pope`s call to young people to put their faith into action. Since 2016 St. Andrew`s Parish/our parish has been able to support young people in their final year at non-denominational schools to achieve this award. The Caritas Award gives young peoplethe opportunity to learn more about their faith by reflecting on scripture and the Pope`s teachings at 4 short meetings throughout the year. You must also volunteer to take part in different ministries in Church and the local community, eg. reading or passkeeping at Mass, getting involved with parish's Justice and Peace Group, helping with Fairtrade or taking part in fundraising activities. It is a rewarding and enjoyable way to learn more about your faith with people your own age and also get a chance to show love of neighbour through your volunteering activities. Additionally, it helps you develop key skills like team working, make new friends, set yourself challenges, develop your CV and improve your confidence. If you are interested in learning more about the Caritas award speak to Fr. Mackle or contact Elizabeth Reid firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Collection: 1st July – Peter’s Pence.
Tuesdays in June - The church will be open until the later time of 7pm for anyone who might want to call in for some peace and quiet prayer time.
Please remember in your Prayers those in need, those who are sick, and those in hospital.
Recently Dead—Michael Timoney, Chic Kerr, Kate Pittman.
Anniversaries--Bridie Best, John Hamilton, Terry Grogan.