do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to
such as these."
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 P3 parents intending to present their child for the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Lent 2022, and for First Holy Communion in May/June 2023, please complete an enrolment form which is available from the sacristy before or after weekday and Sunday Mass. P7 parents should collect an enrolment form for Confirmation. All forms are to be returned, please, by Sunday, October 17.
Dates for 2022 Sacraments
Sacrament of Reconciliation – Saturdays 12th and 19th March 10am – 11am.
First Holy Communion – 14th & 15th May and 21st & 22nd May all at 2pm.
Sacrament of Confirmation – 4th & 5th June both at 2pm.
Each family will be advised, in due course, of their date. As we are keen still to be cautious in these times, first communicant / confirmandi numbers at each Mass will be relatively small.
Annie Renucci would like to thank Fr Mackle and the parishioners of St Andrew’s for their kind wishes and warm congratulations on her 100th birthday. She did have a lovely day. Maria Renucci.
The Youth Ministries Team will host OUR YOUTH COP26 for young people from P5 – S3 ~ Sunday 24th Oct in St Andrew’s Hall. 1pm - 3pm but we would encourage you to join us for Mass at 12 noon. We ask that you bring a recyclable packed lunch and we can confirm that all Covid-19 restrictions will be observed.
Also, COP26 WALK TO WORSHIP ~ 6/7 Nov. This will involve, if you can, walk, cycle or scoot to the Vigil or Sunday Mass. An opportunity to take climate change action! Thinking about the air that we breathe and doing our bit to make the beauty of God’s creation cleaner.
Competition time for P1-P4 – Poster competition for the young people in Primary 1-4 with the theme WALK TO WORSHIP. Let your imaginations run wild by designing a Climate change poster. All entrants should be made electronically/scanned and sent to the Youth team via firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday 7th November at 12 noon. Prizes available for best poster in the categories of P1/2 and P3/4 – good luck.
Our Youth would be really grateful if, over the next few weeks, you could keep your plastic bottles (all types, sizes and colours) for their COP 26 activities, and bring them along to Mass washed and clean, please. Many thanks. Having fun and doing our bit to look after and protect the beauty of God’s creation.
Send a Message to our leaders to protect the things we love from the climate emergency. By following this link to https://climatescotland.org you can have your message to the leaders attending COP26 delivered to them at the conference. Please help to encourage those you know to add their voice by leaving a message. It is hoped to gather 10,000 messages from all across Scotland.
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week - 3rd October The whole earth is a living icon of the face of God. Saint John of Damascus
SEASON OF CREATION - WEEK 5 Each year from September 1 to October 4, the Christian family unites for this worldwide celebration of prayer and action to protect our common home. This year, let us pray for the success of COP26 and for our own efforts to care for creation.God, our Father. In this Season of Creation, we pray that the breath of your creative Word would move our hearts, as in the waters of our birth and baptism. Enlighten us with the grace to respond to your covenant and call to care for our common home. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Climate Change Sunday - 7th November. Walk, cycle or scoot to Mass, if you can. An opportunity to take climate change action! Thinking about the air that we breathe and doing our bit to make it cleaner. Our 10am Mass on 7th Nov 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 meeting in Glasgow they will commit their nations to the care of the poorest and most vulnerable in our world. COP26 begins on 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 the care of Our Common Home, to the protection of the beauty and the gift of God's creation for us.
Prayer Service for COP26 A service based on Laudato Si' in preparation for COP26, “A Prayer for Our Earth” in St Peter’s, Partick, today 3rd Oct at 4pm. Open invitation to all.
Volunteers needed for St Nicholas' first garden clean up day today Sunday 3rd October. Just turn up at the school at 1.30pm. The parents clean up group would be really grateful if you could give an hour or two of your time.
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’.
St Andrew’s 29 Club’ (200 Club ) Christmas Draw will be held early December with a top prize of £1000 + several £100 prizes. New members welcome ~ £6 per month by standing order or £65 by cheque. You can make direct payments monthly or annually by to:- ‘St Andrew’s Church’ .at TSB Clydebank (Sort Code 87-37-39 a/c no 06021274) Simply contact Brian Donnelly by phone/email or speak to Fr Joe or any of the Parish Finance Team.
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) accounts are worth following for daily content relating to the Pope a d the Church in the world. Pope Francis uses his Twitter account to highlight topical issues as well as content from his writings.
The monthly Pope video is also a great resource of contemporary commentary by the Holy Father on current issues. The videos are available 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: Andrew Brady, Peter Lavery, Vera McCarthy, Winnie O’Neill, Sujeewa, Sylvia Tartaglia.
Anniversaries: May Cairns, Eddie Cox, Paul Donnelly, Harry Hynds, Kitty McKnight, Keith McVicar, Maureen McRobbie.