let us rejoice and be glad."
PFFA & Caritas – both parishes are working along with St Nicholas’ to make arrangements for the PFFA candidates to receive their award, which most probably will be a ceremony in the school. More details soon regarding this and the Caritas Award to our young parishioners.
Any parents who are interested in joining and getting involved in youth work in St Andrew’s and St Joseph’s parishes, then please do get in touch with the Youth Ministry Team email@example.com
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 parish’s soup-run’s volunteers continue to collect food donations form M&S Byres Road for delivery to Drumchapel and St Gregory’s Foodbanks and the Wayside Club.
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week - Easter Sunday (4th April) If you want to honour the body of Christ, do not scorn it when it is naked; do not honour the Eucharistic Christ with silk vestments, and then, leaving the church, neglect the other Christ suffering from cold and nakedness. Saint John Chrysostom
Confessions are now being heard again back in the church – Saturdays 4.15pm – 4.45pm & Sunday 9.15am – 9.40am, and on request.
Congratulations to all the P3 children of our parish who have now received the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time. Together we pray they will always discover the wonder and peace of God’s forgiveness, and experience the loving presence of Jesus in this grace-filled Sacrament. These children continue on their journey of faith, as they and their families look forward to their First Holy Communion next year.
Our Parish’s Triduum Videos are now posted on our parish’s YouTube channel. They’re worth continuing to reflect on during the Easter Season. A huge thanks to all those who contributed to the videos and to the parish team for looking after their production.
Children’s Liturgy: each week in the form of a video of the week’s Gospel reading. Available at : https://www.rpbooks.co.uk/celebrate-following-your-faith This is an excellent resource in these exceptional times of no public Masses with children’s liturgy.
Adoration for Easter : Visit Adorecast Take a few extra minutes each day to have a heart to heart with Christ. “Be still and know that I am God.”
The Piety Stall online store now has a large selection of cards & gifts for sale. Orders can be placed and either collected from the organisers’ homes or delivery can be arranged if collection isn’t suitable.https://www.standrewsbearsden.co.uk/piety-stall.html
Parish Website – Bulletin - Just to say that on the latest page and the bulletin page, a subscribe button has been added which allows users to have a daily summary sent each morning with the previous day's posts. If you don't use social media, but would like to be kept posted, then all that's asked for is your email address – you can unsubscribe at any time – it's all clearly marked.
Parish Bulletin: Any items for inclusion in the bulletin (including names for recently dead, month's mind and anniversary lists) should be put through the letter box of the Chapel House or sent by email: firstname.lastname@example.org by12noon on the Wednesday before publication. Copies of the bulletin are available on Facebook, Twitter and on the parish website.
Recently Dead – Sean Patrick Gillespie, Dr Aiden McColl Hogan, Andy Long, Tommy Healy, Charlotte McFlynn, Terry McGahan, Hugh McGeever, Elizabeth O’Callaghan, John Welsh
Anniversaries – Bernard Cooper, Felix Hamill, Gerard Holloran, Elise O’Hagan, Ada Sugrue, Dr Helen and Dr Ramon Tudtud.