Give me the living water so that I may never get thirsty."
Lent Masses—Tuesdays 10am.
Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays— 7.30am & 10am.
Saturdays 10am & Vigil at 6pm.
Stations of the Cross—Thursdays at 7pm.
Liturgy of the Word & Communion—Mondays at 10am.
Sick & Retired Priests Fund—the second collections during Lent on Sundays are for this Archdiocese Fund except on SCIAF Sunday (9/10th March).
Special Second Collections—On Saturday/Sunday 9th/10th March for SCIAF.
IOSAS Centre & Celtic Prayer Garden—See letter at the church porch notice board.
First Confessions (Group 2) - At the church on Saturday, 9th March at 10.30am.
Liturgy Group—Meeting in preparation for Holy Week and Easter at the presbytery on Tuesday 5th March at 7.30pm.
RCIA—The “Scrutiny” ceremony for our candidates takes place on Sunday, 17th March at 12 noon Mass.
Liturgy Note—There is a Penitential aspect to the season of Lent. That is expressed in the purple colour of the season, flowers are not used in the decoration of the altar, musical instruments are only employed to support the singing and a liturgical recommendations is that the Recessional hymn can be omitted— to express the penitential nature of the season.
Soup Run—Many thanks for the abundance of Christmas gifts which we received for distribution. Due to your generosity we were able to hand out gifts on the soup run and help out both the Wayside Club and the City Mission. Thanks too to Mrs McCreevy and the children from St. Thomas Aquinas’ Secondary School who organised shoebox gift collections for us.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion—Are required to assist the priest (and deacon) in the distribution of Holy Communion at Mass. These ministers are appointed by the Archdiocese, following discussion with the Parish Priest, for a fixed, renewable, term. If you, or anyone you know, would be interested in becoming an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, then you should contact Fr. Donnelly in the first instance, either to volunteer your services or to nominate someone you think would be appropriate for this parish service. Service will be at the Mass you normally attend and will usually be no more than once per month. Training will be given before you first exercise this ministry. Whilst we would be happy to consider anyone who might be willing to offer this service, we are particularly short at both the 10am and 12noon Masses on Sunday. Thanks to those who have offered their services, so far.
St. Andrew’s Children’s Choir Dates 2013—10th March, 17th March, 21st April, 12th May, 19th May, 9th June & 16th June. All at the 10am mass. Any queries, please contact Mrs Annamaria Strachan, 0141 9799/07749715514 (phone or test); firstname.lastname@example.org
Charity Ladies’ Lunch and Fashion Show—In Aid of the White Lily Fund which raises money for Cancer Research in the West of Scotland. Come along and join in the fun! Sunday 17th March at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. A glass of bubbly on arrival at 1.00 p.m. and lunch begins at 2.00 p.m. Tickets cost £35 each. Some of the shops exhibiting are Solo, Silks and Wish. BBC weathergirl Judith Ralston will be compering. Why not get together with some friends and take a table of 10. For more information and tickets, please contact Angela Bruno on 07730615045.
Rome Pilgrimage for The Pallium Ceremonies of the Archbishop of Glasgow—27th June – 2nd July 2013. See notice in the porch of the church.
Piety Stall—There is a selection of cards and gifts for Reconciliation (Confessions) on sale in the Piety Stall.
Mission Rosary—Rosaries are available at the Piety Stall—no charge—but any small donations will be sent to Missio Scotland. Thank you
Justice and Peace—Launch of the Bearsden and Milngavie Fairtrade Group. A Fairtrade Fair will be held on Saturday 9th March from 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. at Milngavie Town Hall to launch this group. There will be a Fairtrade fashion show and stall by local suppliers showcasing their Fairtrade ranges. Two Fairtrade producers from Malawi will be present and tea and coffee will be served at an affordable price. Entry is free to all.
St. Aloysius, Garnethill—Vespers of St. John Ogilvie—Sunday 10th March at 7pm.
Forty Hours Adoration—Cancelled at St. Agnes’ Lambhill. At Our Lady of Good Council, Dennistoun, change of date to Sunday 28th April.
Faith, Reason, Love. A journey from Blessed John Henry Newman to Blessed John Paul 11. Turnbull Hall Wed 6th March 7-9pm—Newman: Reason and Faith, Fr James Pereiro, Love and Responsibility and Building Lasting Relationships, Fr Jaroslaw Szymczak. Fr James Pereiro is a member of the History Faculty at Oxford University, editor of the Oxford Handbook of the Oxford Movement and has written Ethos and the Oxford Movement by OUP in 2008. Fr Jay Szymczak is a Doctor of Theology (Marriage and the Family) and faculty member of Cardinal Wyszyynski University, Warsaw, member of the Planning Committee of the World Congress of Families and chaplain to the Napro Technology Centre in Omaha. His marriage Course runs in Poland and five other countries and will soon pilot in Britain.
Salvation is From the Jews. Roy H Schoeman.—Turnbull Hall, Wed 20th March 7pm. Roy Schoeman was born is the USA to Jewish parents who fled Nazi Germany and was educated by prominent Rabbis of American Jewry. After gaining a B.Sc. From M.I.T. and M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, while on the Harvard Business School faculty he had an instantaneous conversion to Christianity. Since then he has pursued theological studies, produced Catholic Television talk shows and edited and written Catholic books and reviews. Salvation is From the Jews is his first full-length book.