to God who is, who was, and who is to come."
Congratulations, too, go to the Pope Francis Faith Award P7 champions who will be receiving their award at a ceremony on Thursday, 22nd June (NB Date change) at 2.15pm in St Nicholas’. This is great news for the school and both parish communities. Parents and family members are invited to attend. Look out for the PFFA pics online. P5s, it’s time to start thinking about becoming a PFFA candidate.
I’d like to thank everyone for their generous support and donations towards WYD in Lisbon this year. Sunday's coffee morning raised a fabulous £760. I would like to invite parishioners to join me at a family quiz night with a buffet and bar for only £5 per adult and £2.50 per child on Saturday 1st July at 6.15pm in the upper hall. The questions will be fun and suitable for all ages. Tickets will be on sale after every Mass the weekend before, by contacting StAndrewshalls@outlook.com or by seeing me at any of the Vigil Masses. Thank you all in advance and if you have any questions about World Youth day, please feel free to ask! Hannah Quinn
New P1 families’. ‘Get Together’ today Sunday 4th June 2pm - 4pm. A nice opportunity to meet and begin to get to know one another.
P7 leavers’ Mass – Tuesday 27th June at 6.30pm in St Nicholas’. More details soon.
Wonderful us welcoming Gemma and Millie into the Church this Easter. Interested in becoming a Catholic? RCIA will begin in the autumn. Please speak to Fr. Mackle if you would like to know more about RCIA and the Catholic faith.
“Looking to the Future” The archdiocesan consultation report from our Deanery, which is being submitted to the Archdiocese this month, will be made available online soon.
Laudato Si’ - On Care for our Common Home - These days, they (the excluded) are mentioned in international political and economic discussions, but one often has the impression that their problems are brought up as an afterthought, a question which gets added almost out of duty or in a tangential way, if not treated merely as collateral damage. (#49)
New Social Justice Officer: The Bishops of Scotland have appointed Anne Marie Clements as the new Catholic Social Teaching Engagement Officer to raise the profile of Justice & Peace and highlight the connection between the human rights and social justice issues of today and our Catholic faith.
Evening Pilgrimage to Carfin for St Joseph’s and St Andrew’s – Tuesday 13thJune. Bus will leave at 6.00pm at Milngavie Station £8. All most welcome. Please put your name on the list in the porch or email email@example.com For transport to Milngavie Station please indicate on the list and someone will be in touch.
Maura McRobbie and family would like to thank all the parishioners who made Fr Joe Dillon’s visit such an outstanding success. His memoir: ‘People I Met on the Way’ sold out and a sum of £900 was raised between the Book Launch and Coffee Mornings. Thank you so much.
Reviews most appreciated to be posted on Amazon or Good Reads. A limited supply of copies are available at Gavin’s Mill, Milngavie for a cost of £12.00
I want to thank you all for the wonderful reception that you gave me and the way you have helped my mission by buying the book People I met on the way.
It's the story of 50 years as a priest in Brazil and I hope you will pray for me so that I can continue my work especially with the sick and the vulnerable.
As I work with complementary forms of health, I would like to always have the possibilities to help these people , providing them with conditions that they will not find in the health services.
I pray and I ask for your prayers that I will be able to continue this work for as long as my health permits.
Thanking you once again
A Big Hug from Brazil
Saturdays 10th, 17th and 24th June 2023 at 2pm
ST ALOYSIUS’ CHURCH, Garnethill
25, Rose Street, G3 6RE.
Liam McArthur MSP is proposing a bill to legalise assisted dying. This will undermine the right to life and put vulnerable people at risk of coming under pressure to end their lives prematurely.
A series of Holyrood Webinars on Assisted Dying, Euthanasia and Palliative Care will be shown featuring Professor Marie Fallon, University of Edinburgh, Dr Miro Griffiths , University of Leeds, Dr. Leonie Herx, Queens University, Kingston, Canada and Tanni Grey Thompson,television presenter and former wheelchair racer.
Discussion will follow and Gordon McDonald, CEO of Care not Killing will be in attendance
All are most welcome.
Leaving Holy Cross, Croy at 12.45pm on Sunday, 25th June to reach Carmelite Monastery, Waterside, Kirkintilloch at 4pm.
To the Winners below ... Enjoy!!
£1000 : No. 112 : Patricia McDonald
£1000 : No. 192 : Aileen Smith
£100 : No. 56 : Paulo Pacitti
£100 : No. 144 : Dominique Donnelly
£100 : No. 64 : Kathleen Thompson
£100 : No. 45 : Evelyn Rodger
£100 : No. 109 : Lorraine Sherry
£100 : No. 97 : Margaret Sheerin
£100 : No. 24 : Anne McIntosh
£100 : No. 161 : Septa Ronnie
My thanks to The Finance & Fabric Team for making the draw. To all you 29 Club members Thank You for your great support!! … and have a safe and happy Summer wherever you may be. All proceeds from The 29 Club are used to support our Parish Development Fund and various charitable causes. Vacancies are available for the new season starting in the Autumn. Membership remains at £6 per month or £65 per annum.Come and Join Us !! Contact Brian Donnelly on 07484 707750 or Father Mackle on 942-4635.
Anyone who has surplus keys that they no longer have need of, please return with a label on them to the sacristy. Many thanks.
The church is open until 5pm Mon to Fri. 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 hut after daily Mass Mon to Thurs. All most welcome.
Saturday Adoration Do come and spend some time each week to be still before God at our Saturday Adoration. If shopping at the cross, or out for a coffee, pop in to St Andrew's for some quiet prayer. Have a heart to heart with God. Saturday 10am until 11am , with Confessions throughout. Sunday Confession 9.15am until 9.45am.
Drumchapel Foodbank. 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 7 evenings each week from Marks & Spencer Milngavie for delivery to St Gregory’s Foodbank for families and Aspire West end to support those trying to get back on their feet. If you are interested in volunteering once or twice a month, please get in touch with Veronica McLaughlin - firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can raise FREE donations for the parish every time you shop online. Take a moment to sign up at https://tinyurl.com/standrews-easyfundraising Easyfunding pinged £68 to us recently.
Parish Bulletin: Items for inclusion should be sent in by 6 p.m. on the Tuesday before publication. The Parish Bulletin is available weekly on our website/by email for all those on our Parish database and on the noticeboards in the Church porch and the Church grounds.
Recently Dead: Jo Angus, Kaya Chambers, Betty Flanigan, Sheila McCallum and Donnie Smith,
Anniversary: Andrew Dalmeyer, Anne Daniels, Maureen Dunn, Terry Grogan, Anne Laurie, Adela Marie Hilda Murray, Harry Murray and Elizabeth Taylor.