as I make mine in you."
Discerning a Vocation to the Priesthood? If you think God may be inviting you to such a vocation, and for evenings of Catechesis, Prayer and Fraternity to help discern your vocation contact Vocations Director, Fr Campbell, firstname.lastname@example.org (339 4315)
May Devotions – Rosary 9.40am daily. Rosary and Benediction Sundays at 4.30pm.
May Day Pilgrimage at Schoenstatt – 24 May at12noon. See poster for more details. Parish Pastoral Council Consultation Exercise Final date for all feedback is 3rd May.
Parish Pastoral Council – next meeting Thursday 21st May in the upper hall. 6.45pm coffee for 7pm start.
Rehearsal for 10th May First Holy Communion Mass will be this Wednesday 6th May, 11am (please note change of time). For 17th May First Holy Communion Mass - Wednesday 13th May, 10am Mass followed by rehearsal.
Piety Stall: First Holy Communion Cards and gifts and other cards and gifts on sale from the piety stall in the porch.
St Margaret's Children and Family Care Society are hosting a Charity ball in Glasgow on Saturday, 19 September to celebrate their 60th anniversary and raise funds for post adoption services. If you wish to purchase tickets, or can be of assistance with raffle/auction/sponsorship, or would simply like more information, please contact Joanne Hearl 332 8371 or email: email@example.com
Catholic Youth Festival - Thanks to generous donations, we now have funds to sponsor four youths to attend. We would like to give as many of our young people as possible the opportunity to experience the fun, prayer and joy of Catholic Youth Festival this summer from 30 July to 2 August at University of Stirling Campus. If you are keen to go let us know, and also please contact Youth Chaplain, Fr John Sweeney to register – email: firstname.lastname@example.org The event is open to those 14 -25 years of age. Cost £150.
We aim to form a group of the Legion of Mary (men and women). If you are interested, please come along to an information meeting in the chapel-house on Tues, 12th May at 7pm. All are very welcome. Please pray for the success of this intention to form, once again, a Legion of Mary in the parish.
Well done to Kevin Farmer in completing last Sunday’s London Marathon and running for SCIAF. 3.08.55 (unofficial result) Kevin would be grateful for sponsored money to be handed either direct to him or in to the sacristy.
Padre Pio Prayer Group – every Monday at 7pm. All are very welcome.
Mass attendance – 25 / 26 April – 563
The Real Dangers of Assisted Suicide. John Deighan will give a talk in the Upper Hall at 7:30pm on Thursday 28th May 2015 in which he will respond to the arguments commonly used to advance assisted suicide, i.e. that it stems from compassion and a respect for personal choice. John is well placed to give this talk having been the Parliamentary Officer for the Catholic Bishops’ Conference for 16 years before recently taking up the position of Chief Executive Officer for the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children. He has been heavily involved in organising the efforts to prevent euthanasia and assisted suicide being legalised in Scotland since the creation of the Scottish Parliament. His talk on this highly topical subject will begin with tea and coffee and there will be an opportunity for questions and discussion afterwards.
The Mungo Foundation – can you help? Formed under the auspices of the Archdiocese of Glasgow, The Mungo Foundation has been providing care for some of the most vulnerable people in Glasgow and beyond for nearly 40 years. Our project in Drumchapel, Crannog provides residential care for people with learning disabilities, dementia and Alcohol Related Brain Disease. In order to provide the best possible care for our residents we require help from the community. Donations and fundraising can help us provide day trips and equipment for our residents. Volunteers brighten the days of the residents and help keep our Project a wonderful place to stay. If you would like to know more about opportunities to get involved with Crannog and The Mungo Foundation please contact Fundraising Officer Sarah Nottingham on 0141 226 1610 or email@example.com We are in the process of getting new printed materials organised once we have these it would be great if you could display these on your community board.
Want to know more about Justice and Peace issues in our parish and beyond?
Please come along to a short presentation by Grace Buckley, chair of the J&P commission for the archdiocese of Glasgow on Thursday 7th May at 7pm in the church hall. It's an opportunity to find out more about J&P issues generally, ask questions as well as find out a little bit about the various groups in St Andrew’s. There's no obligation to get involved any further but new members to our parish J&P would be extremely welcome. Look forward to seeing you there- J&P group.
Maryhill Foodbank. Donations of tins and packets of food will be gratefully received.
Sponsored Millport Bike Ride - 6th June. A full day out for all the family. St Margaret of Scotland Hospice - celebrating 65 years of care. Visit www.smh.org.uk or see the poster in porch for more details.
Baptism Preparation Course - for parents and godparents - 4th June at 7pm in the upper hall
On-going faith formation planning group - next meeting 11th May at 10.30am in the chapel-house.
New Dawn in Scotland Catholic Pilgrimage Conference. 6th-10th July Madras College, St Andrew's. For more information, call 01314476153 or visit www.newdawninscotland.com
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Margaret McGuire, Paul Morton, Mamie Bradie, Dante Biagioi, Peter Crainie, Margaret Merilees, Betty Clark, Hil Black, Karen Hopper (Livingston) Alison Burns, Paul Connolly, Louise Dolan, Sheila McCallum, Rosemary McLean, Elizabeth McCusker, Stuart Harvey, Mick Henry, Sheena Smith, Mary Cowan, Charlie Melly, Steven Byrne, Mark Greenlees, Samatha Harkins, Gilbert O’Rourke, Margaret Cairney, Denis Campbell, Margaret Kearney, Ronald Coia
Recently Dead—Betty Ralph, Queenie Kennedy, Frank Lynch, James Quinn, Geraldo Pisaneschi, Lillie Barrett, Janice McGhee.
Anniversaries—Kathleen Hocking, Owen & Helen Fallon, Stephen Christopher Mulgreen, Agnes Dynes, Kevin Dynes, Maureen Borrett.