that I may preach there also.
For this purpose have I come."
This year’s theme: Serving the Common Good. 100 years of Catholic Education.. Copies of SCES’s Newsletter featuring news of recent and forthcoming developments in education available in the porch, as well as copies of the schools newsletters, all of which can be viewed online. Visit www.sces.org.uk A letter from Archbishop Tartaglia will be read at all Masses. A second collection will be taken up to support the Scottish Catholic Education Service’s vital work of supporting our catholic schools and teachers.
Young parishioners of St Andrew’s and St Joseph’s will celebrate receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation this Tuesday, 6th February at 7pm in St Joseph’s. Please keep them in your prayers. All families are asked to be at St Joseph’s by 6.30pm.
The St. Andrew’s Squad- (S.A.S.) for all children in the parish preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation today, Sunday 4thfrom 9.00 – 9.45am in the Upper Hall. Any queries please contact Margaret Hendry on563 9993
Dates and Times for Primary Three Sacrament of Reconciliation (First Confession) - During The Season of Lent (17th February- 1st) Saturdays 10.30am – 11.00am; & 5.15pm – 5.45pm; Sundays 9.15 – 9.40am.
After each Mass on 17th / 18th February the Legion of Mary - Mother of Mercy Praesidium will be recruiting for both active and (auxiliary prayer) members for the Legion of Mary in St Andrew's Parish. As member numbers are low at present for the important work undertaken on behalf of Fr Mackle and the parish, it would be lovely to welcome some new members to join us in our Prayer meeting in the Parish hut every Monday at 5pm, and to help with Care Home work and visits to sick and elderly housebound parishioners, as well as visits to families who have had the celebration of a baptism or First Holy Communion.
To mark the centenary of Catholic Education, all former and present pupils and families; all past and present members of teaching and support staff of John Paul Academy are invited to a Mass at 7pm on 21st February at The Immaculate Conception, 2049, Maryhill Road.
Talks for Young People - The Glasgow Faith Forum's fortnightly series of talks continues at Turnbull Hall, University of Glasgow Chaplaincy, 13-15 Southpark Terrace, Glasgow, G12 8LG.
Padre Pio Prayer Group meets on Mondays at 7pm. All welcome. For information or interest, please contact Kay Dick 0141 942 7771 or Kate Hay 0141 931 5154.
Safeguarding Training - Volunteers who work in the parish with children and/or vulnerable adults, who haven't been free to attend previous safeguarding training meetings, are asked to attend either a training morning 10.30am – 12.30pm on 10th March in St Eunan’s, Clydebank; or at 196 Clyde Street from 7-9pm on 22nd March.
To book, please contact Claudia.email@example.com or tel 226 5998.
The Scottish Catholic Education Service invites parents, teachers, students, clergy – to participate in an open forum session of the Catholic Education Commission on 4th March 10.30am at St Columba’s, Oban. Designed to provide an opportunity to learn about developments affecting Catholic education in Scotland. This session will explore how Catholic education contributes to local communities through the commitment to Serve the Common Good. See noticeboard for more details. Book your place at www.sces.org.uk / 0141 556 4727
Lentfest 2018 events programme available in the porch. Visit www.lentfest.eventbrite.co.uk
An imaginative fusion of faith and the arts.
Cluster Youth Planning Meeting in St Joseph’s 15th February.
Archdiocesan Finance Information Meeting - St Joseph’s on 22nd February 7pm
The History of the Mass in 20 Pictures - 15 February 6:30pm. Talk by Fr Norman Tanner SJ, formerly Dean of the Faculty of Church History at the Gregorian University in Rome in the Auditorium, 2nd Floor, St Aloysius' Church, Garnethill.
Ash Wednesday – 14th February – Masses 10am and 7pm.
Lenten talks for cluster parishes. Monsignor Ryan will be giving the following talks -
- Thursday 15th February, 7pm - 8.30pm Royal Scots College, Spain. Madrid 1627, Valladolid 1771, Salamanca 1988.
- Thursday 22nd February, 7pm - 8.30pm on The Spanish Mystics, “The Future of our Past” - St Teresa of Avila, St John of the Cross and St Ignatius of Loyola.
We require a volunteer to lock up the church on Thursdays at 4.45pm. If you can help, please call 942 4635.
World Day of Prayer Service will be held in Westerton Fairlie Memorial Parish Church at 11am on Friday 2nd March. Everyone is very welcome, and tea / coffee will be served afterwards. Prayer Service devised by the women of Suriname.
The 8th February is a Day of Prayer for Victims of Human Trafficking and those who work to combat this scourge of humanity. Appropriately the date chosen is the feast day of St Josephine Bakhita - herself sold into slavery. St Andrew’s & St Joseph’s Justice and Peace Group
Can you bring an extra tin? Drumchapel Foodbank have expressed their thanks for the tremendous support given by our parish weekly. If you're able to bring even just one tinned meal to Mass and leave in the porch, these would be very gratefully received. Many thanks
Parish Library Update. The Parish Library has been updated to include a section for children’s books and DVDs which will be expanded through the course of the year. Parishioners are encouraged to take advantage of the library and to sign books in and out using the sign out book. When returning or donating books or DVDs, please use the basket provided, rather than putting the books directly onto the book shelves. will help with the administration of the library. Thank you.
Racial Justice Sunday 2018. This year’s Racial Justice Service will take place in Cardonald Parish Church, 2155 Paisley Rd West on Sunday 11 Feb at 4 pm. This is an ecumenical service. The Liturgy is arranged by members of our Glasgow Justice and Peace Commission. Other readings will include the words of Martin Luther King on the 50th anniversary of his death and a contribution from Margo Upritchard of the Space.
St Andrew’s & St Joseph’s Justice and Peace Group
Remember in your prayersBennett and John Johnstonare journeying through RCIA Rite of Election, which is a special stage with prayers as part of the RCIA process, will take place in St Andrew’s Cathedral on Sunday 18th February at 3pm. Annual diocesan day of retreat for those preparing for the Sacraments, their sponsors, and members of the RCIA group will take place on Saturday 17th Feb, 9.30 am, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church Hall, Lourdes Avenue, G52 3QU. Please bring a packed lunch.Tea and coffee will be provided.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – each Saturday from 10.30am until 12.30pm. Please consider coming to spend some time in adoration and prayer each Saturday.
Unity Supper / Talk and Q&A by Bishop John Keenan “Faith and Science – not being incompatible” this Wednesday 7th Feb. All tickets have now been sold.
The Legion of Mary - new members always welcome. Now meets on Mondays at 5pm in the Hut.
Divine Mercy Novena is prayed weekdays after morning Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. All most welcome.
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Louise Dolan, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Joseph McDermid, Charlie Harper, John Gerard Miller, Michelle Rajab, Matthew Craig, Maurice Boyce, Maria Giovanazzi, Geraldine Moy, Pat O’Neill, Michael Timoney, Baby Julia McLeod, Mary Croswaite, Charlene Bishop, Annamarie McGill, Gladys Chapman, Mary McGovern, Angela McLeod.
Recently Dead—Alf Moss, Lucinda Hicks, Pat Jenkins, Mary Croswaite, Craig Purcell, Maria Moreno Montoya, Maureen Henderson, John Mc Garry, Margaret Murphy, Maurice Kenny, Richard Shearer, David Mercer.
Anniversaries--Jim Keegan, Dolores & Jack Croke, Marie Buchanan, Stella Mazoyer, Harry English, Nessie Cannon.
Month’s Mind--Paul Sheridan.