and you renew the face of the earth."
Mass for the sick and housebound of the parish – this Wednesday 7th June 2pm which will incorporate the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick. Please draw this Mass to the attention of any family members or neighbours whom you think might like to attend. Transport will be available for those who need it.
You are invited to enter the names of loved ones who have died into the Book of Remembrance. As part of our 50th anniversary Parish Mission, Mass will be offered for our beloved dead on Saturday 10th June at 10am.they rest in peace.
Parish BBQ – Join us for a Golden Jubilee BBQ at 1.15pm in the grounds next Sunday 11th June. A fun-filled afternoon with games for the children and music. For catering purposes, please enter your name on the sign up sheet in the porch, if you will be coming along to the BBQ.
BBQ – 11th June. Photographs / videos of people at the BBQ event and taking part in activities may be submitted to the local newspaper, appear on social media, or be put on display on the church or halls noticeboards. If you have any objections, please speak to one of the organisers or call St Andrew’s on 0141 942 4635.
For the 50th Anniversary - a booklet guide for both parishioners and visitors. Along with a history of the church there is an explanation of the mosaics and emblems. Price £1. Proceeds will go to one of our anniversary charities. A selection of Mass cards in the piety stall, designed by Siobhan McLaughlin, each with a feature of St Andrew's church.
Pentecost Ecumenical Celebration – this evening, Sunday,th June6.30pm in Castlehill Baptist Church, Castlehill Primary School, Rosslyn Road. Organised by Association of Bearsden Churches. All most welcome.
Children’s Choir -11th & 18th June. Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 01419429799/07749715514 /firstname.lastname@example.org
Caritas Award – Congratulations to Liam McKechnie, who will join hundreds of young people from across Scotland this Thursday 8th June at the Clyde Auditorium to be presented with the Caritas Award. The Pope Benedict XVI Caritas Award is a sign of their ongoing faith journey in response to God’s call of love. The Award celebrates the faith witness which the Caritas candidates give within their home, school and parish. For more information about the Caritas Awards, visit www.caritasaward.org. If you will be in your final year of school after summer, or just finished secondary and are interested in becoming a candidate for the 2017 / 2018 Caritas award, speak to Fr. Mackle or contact Elizabeth Reid at Elizabeth_reid@ntlworld.com
Thanksgiving Mass for First Communicants- today at 10am Mass during which all the first communicants will be presented with their First Holy Communion certificate, and invited after Mass into the hall with their families for a party.
St. Andrew`s Parish is recruiting for the Young Musicians Group who sing and play at the Saturday evening vigil Mass once a month at St. Andrew`s. Enthusiastic singers or instrumentalists of Grade 3 or above are welcome! If you would be interested in joining this group, please contact Nick Joint on 07743 473420 or email him on N.JOINT@sky.com
Nick Pryce will take the next step toward becoming a Permanent Deacon during a special ceremony called Rite of Candidacy at 12noon Mass on 18th June in St Andrew's, Cathedral. All most welcome. Nick’s Ordination will be celebrated here in the parish with Mass at 6pm on Friday 8th September. Keep Nick in your prayers
Reboot Live - revitalise your faith with Catholic author and speaker Chris Stefanick, Bute Hall, Glasgow University. 27th July at 7pm. See poster in porch for more details. For tickets (£10/£8 concession) call 0141 226 5898visit www.rebootlivescotland.eventbrite.co.uk
Toddlers and Lunchclub - Romina Verrechia is due to finish up with the Toddlers and Lunchclub group 15th June. Our thanks to Romina for all her good work running the group. We are looking for someone to take on the responsibility of keeping the group going on Thursdays. If you are interested, please contact Romina by email email@example.com
Carpet Bowls Outing Thursday 22nd June. Bus leaves at 10am to Callendar for morning coffee, thereafter on to Stirling. High Tea 5pm and returning home around 8.30pm. Cost £20. We welcome any non-members who will enjoy a lovely day out. Please phone 587 7319 to book a seat.
Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated for P7 pupils of St Andrew’s and St Joseph’s Parishes in St Joseph’s Church on the evening of 6th February 2018. Enrolment forms available in the porch to be returned please by 28th June.
Thank you to the parishioner for the £5000 donation for parish funds.
The Halls Committee is looking for new members. The halls are a valuable asset for the church and have raised over £15,000 per year for the last few years for church funds through commercial lets and private functions. Halls Committee is responsible for managing these lets together with the maintenance of the decoration of the halls, keeping consumables topped up and assisting at some Parish functions. The committee meets, on average, 4 times a year. The committee is looking for new members to help with the running of this important aspect of parish life. If you are interested in joining the committee, or want to find out a bit more about what they do, please contact Father Mackle on 0141 942 4635.
St Andrew’s Primary PTA Family Fun Day in the school grounds on Saturday 17th June from 1pm – 4pm. Entry is free and everyone is welcome.There will be various fun rides for the children, facepainting, The Great St Andrew’s Bake-Off, tombola and raffle.There will also be a £1 in an envelope competition to win either a Kieran Tierney Celtic top or a pair of Emilio Izaguirre’s football boots, both signed by the “invincible” team and an auction to win a signed Scott Brown Celtic top, a signed Aberdeen FC top, a one-hour coaching session from Burton O’Brien and a tubing party at Bearsden Ski Club.The auction will take place around 3.30pm at the Fun Day.If you are unable to attend but would like to bid please contact either Siobhan McManus 0n 07850 212951 or Suzanne Gahagan on 07757 383843.
Can you bring an extra tin? Drumchapel Foodbank have expressed their thanks for the tremendous support given by our parish over the years. If you're able to bring even just one tinned meal to Mass over the next few weeks and leave in the porch, these would be very gratefully received. Many thanks
Piety Stall rota - Sincere thanks to everyone who assists with serving in the Piety Stall, we appreciate it very much.We are currently very short of volunteers for most Masses.If you could spare 15 minutes after Mass and are aged over 16, we would really appreciate your help.The rota sheet for June, July and August is on the noticeboard at the back of the Church.Any questions please call Anne MacIntosh 931-5861 or Annamaria Strachan 942-9799.
Milngavie Refugee action group - Classical guitar recital with Ayman Jarjour on Sunday 11th June 3pm in Cairns Church, Buchanan Street Milngavie. Light refreshmentsafter concert and free admission but donations will go toMedicines sans Frontieres (Doctors without borders). Poster in the porch.J&P group
Day for Life- in the Church’s year dedicated to celebrating and upholding the dignity of human life. The illustrated card for this year’s Day for Life helps us reflect on the sacredness of human life.
The second collection will be taken up this weekend 3rd / 4th June to support the Church’s pro-life work.
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Louise Dolan, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Joseph McDermid, Charlie Harper, Paul Sheridan, John Gerard Miller, Maureen MacIntosh, Michelle Rajab, Matthew Craig, Maurice Boyce, Margaret Kieran, Maura Murphy, Maria Giovanazzi, Clare MacTavish, Ophelia McPhail, Anne Parker, Eileen Adaya, Mary Magovern, Jackie McCann, Vikki Allinson.
Recently Dead—James Gallacher, Mary Coates, Kathleen Roach, Hannah Cameron. Isabelle Cox, James Paterson, Johanna Hunter, Pat Russell, Suzanne Drake
Anniversaries—John Hamilton, Terry Grogan, Alexander Sandy Pate, Alexander Devitt