Day Trip to Carfin for the National Pilgrimage Mass and Rosary Procession. Sunday, September 1st.Bus will leave from the Hub at Bearsden Cross at 1pm and return 7.30pm. Cost £3. Please sign the sheet in the porch, if you would like to go.
We look forward to welcoming our ten Legion of Maryguests from Ireland who will be joining us (24th– 31stAugust) for the Pilgrimage for Christ - Peregrinatio week.
We still need a few more volunteers, please, to help with midday meals for the Pilgrimage for Christ week. Extra help needed for Tuesday, Thursday and Friday lunchtime sessions. Two volunteers still required to help out on each of these lunchtime slots. If you are free to help, please email email@example.com
The Legion of Mary will be doing "door to door"visiting, in pairs, as many homes as is possible in the Bearsden area, chatting with people, speaking about the faith, and extending an invitation to the Mass and buffet supper on the final evening - Friday 30th August at 7pm. Please keep this week in your prayers that it will be successful and fruitful.
Save the Date –Friday 30thAugust. 7pm Mass followed by buffet supper in the hall with entertainment. Everyone’s welcome. Celebrating Pilgrimage for Christ Week.
Appeal for driversfor the week 24th– 31stAugust – dropping and collecting from visitation points in Bearsden. If you are free to help, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Diocesan Safeguarding Conversation: The Independent Review Group (IRG), established by the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland, wants to meet within each Diocese to hear how people have been affected by abuse/safeguarding issues and how we improve and move forward. ’s opinions matter. Glasgow archdiocese is the first Diocese to hold one of these conversations.A special conversation event to reflect on these safeguarding / abuse issues will take place on Saturday 7th September 2019, 12 – 3pm, at the Archdiocesan Offices, 196 Clyde Street G1 4JY. All most welcome to attend. Even if you have not been directly and personally affected by issues of abuse, you have an opinion which matters. For more information, see noticeboard or pick up a leaflet from the porch. To book a place, contact the Safeguarding Team on 0141 226 5898 or email email@example.com
Daily & Sunday Mass.Search for The Catholic TV Network Youtube. Good for anyone who can’t get out to Mass.
National Catholic Youth Festival– St Andrew’s, Fife. Sat 31stAug 2019. Tour historical sites. Meet fellow Catholics from across Scotland. Mass in grounds of St Andrew’s Cathedral. For details, visit scottishcatholicyouth.com
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary –Holy Day of Obligation –15th August – Masses 10am & 7pm.
Still not too late to sign up for Caritas 2020. If you are interested in learning about the Caritas award, speak to Fr. Mackle or contact Elizabeth Reid_reid@ntlworld.com Three young parishioners signed up so far.
Baptism Course–and godparents of children to be baptised soon are asked to attend the next preparation course on Thursday, 5th September at 7pm in the upper Hall.
Evening Trip to Carfin – Tuesday 13thAugust. Bus will leave at 6.30pm at the Post Office in Milngavie. All welcome.
The relics of St Therese of Lisieuxwill be visiting the Archdiocese of Glasgow from 16th - 19th September. The relics will stop first at HMP Barlinnie where Mass will be celebrated before being transferred to the parish of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux in Possilpark where they will remain until their transfer to the Cathedral on Tuesday 17th September. A programme of events and flyers will be available soon.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults:The programme for this year for those Adults who wish to be Baptised or received into the Catholic Church will begin after summer. If you are interested in becoming a Catholic, please speak to Fr Mackle.
Knights of St Columba Centenary Recruitment Drive:Serving God by serving others. If you are over 16 and a practicing Catholic and wish to join an organisation to promote the Catholic faith and help others in need, please contact John O’Donnell on 07854 886425 - firstname.lastname@example.org Paul Laird on 07854 499608 - email@example.com
St Joseph’s Milngavie - 40 Hours Adoration:Please note that the 40 Hours Adoration, which was to take place in St Joseph’s Milngavie from 25th-27th August, has been cancelled and will now take place on Sundayth, Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th October.
“Dear St Andrew’s,thank you for your generosity in supporting our Lourdes pilgrimage. The pupils have had a wonderful time. We prayed for you at the Grotto”. St Aloysius’ College Pilgrimage Group.
The Caritas Award 2020 So far, we have three candidates. Still not too late if you would like to sign up. If you are in your final year of high school or just left and interested in learning about the Caritas award, speak to Fr. Mackle or contact Elizabeth Reid firstname.lastname@example.org
The church is openuntil 4.45pm (7.30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays) Call in and enjoy the peace and quiet, and take time to sit in the stillness in the silence of God. Tea is served in the hutafter daily Mass. All most welcome.
Mary’s Mealsbe visiting the parish to collect any unwanted, rags etc for recycling on Sunday 29th September. They regret that they cannot take duvets and pillows. They will also sell raffle tickets after each Mass.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament –Saturdays -10.30am until 12.30pm. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is, perhaps, the best way to enter into prayer and draw closer to Jesus outside of Holy Mass. Adoration is sitting quietly before the real presence of Christ, who hears us and who sees us. Consider coming to spend time in adoration and prayer each Saturday.
Meeting for all parents of altar servers,including parents of all new servers – Thursday 22ndAugust at 7pm in the Upper Hall.
Drumchapel FoodbankAll donations always gratefully received and delivered every Monday. The Foodbank needs extra donations during the holidays when school meals are not provided, putting many families under additional strain.
Forthcoming Special Collections –Assisted Parishes – 18thAugust; SPRED – 8thSept; LEPRA – 21stSept.
19th August –Cluster – 7pm – St Joseph’s
20th August- Fabric & Finance - 7pm - House
22ndAugust –Servers’ Parents – 7pm – Upper Hall
2ndSeptember -Youth Ministry Team - 7pm - House