Prayer for Vocations
O God, we humbly ask you to bless our Archdiocese of Glasgow with many priests, brothers and sisters who will love You with their whole strength and gladly spend their entire lives to serve your Church and to make You known and loved.
Bless our families, bless our young people. Choose from our homes those needed for your work.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, pray for us, pray for our priests, religious and, deacons. Obtain for us many more. Pray, too, for our seminarians, especially during this period of lockdown, that they may be given courage and perseverance in their discerning.
With all good wishes for the Easter Season. "The spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you". Romans 8:11
Archdiocesan St Nicholas Care Fund is currently prioritising applications for projects and initiatives providing support to those most affected by the current Covid19 crisis. Groups working to support families, refugees, children of key workers or others are invited to submit applications for consideration. There are currently no deadlines for applications, and they are are being assessed remotely. The Care Fund is doing its best to make the process as swift as possible. Grants are being paid via bank transfer. Application forms are available on the website: http://www.rcag.org.uk/index.php/the-archdiocese/st-nicholas-care-fund and can be emailed directly to: email@example.com. Other conditions remain the same - you need to submit an application form, get two referees, and one-off costs only will be covered.
RCAG Youth continue to offer a variety of online opportunities for the young people of the archdiocese - including Morning Prayer LIVE!, Lectio Divina Online and weekly audiences with guest speakers, amidst other things. To find out more, please check out www.facebook.com/RCAGYouth"
During this Lovely Month of May, how about setting up a May altar in your home, if you don't already have one? A lot of good websites on how to make a May altar. We may continue to be physically isolated, but we're not separated. We are united as the body of Christ.... We are the Church. Praying during the month of May, joining our prayers with Our Lady's, can help us to realise and appreciate that we are all with one another in prayer. Why not take a photo of your May altar and send it in and our online team will get it posted. Photos can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Visiting of Sick and Housebound:- The clergy and extraordinary ministers of holy communion unfortunately are not permitted to visit the sick and housebound as these are high risk people and we need to avoid bringing the virus to them. Please don't hesitate to phone 942 4635 for telephone ministry.
Virtual Mass:- the Cathedral streams Mass twice per day (1300 & 1715) on Weekdays and on Sundays with Vigil Mass Saturday at 1715, Sundays 1000, 1200, 1715). You can join in spiritually through the link on their website or by going directly to the link https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-andrews-cathedral
Monsignor and Fr Mackle continue to celebrate Mass separately throughout the Easter Season praying for the parish community and their intentions.
Drumchapel Foodbank If you can this week, as part of your daily exercise, drop off a food donation in the chapel house porch, our foodbank volunteer drivers will ensure it gets to those who are in need of help. Thank you.
Milngavie Food Bank Families and individuals today are experiencing unprecedented levels of economic hardship. If you know of anyone who is lacking in resources to buy food and is running low on supplies, please mention the Food Bank at St. Joseph's Milngavie (hall on left hand side), which opens from 14.00-15.30 on Fridays and 12.30-13.30pm on Sundays
Our parish's soup run and some new volunteers continue to deliver more than 700 GWR hot meals each week to families and individuals in need. This includes deliveries to Drumchapel and St Gregory's foodbanks, those in emergency accommodation across the city and a registered charity in Drumchapel supporting vulnerable families.
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 chapelhouse or sent by email: firstname.lastname@example.org by 12noon on the Wednesday before publication. Copies of the bulletin will be available on Facebook, Twitter and on the parish website.
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week - Sunday3 May The gift we can offer others is so simple a thing as hope. Fr. Daniel Berrigan S.J Daniel Berrigan was an American Jesuit priest, peace actvist and poet. He joined the Society of Jesus after high school and became a prolific writer, academic, and activist on the side of the poor. He became involved with opposition to the Vietnam War, and was instrumental in organising Christian resistance to it. As a member of the Catonsville Nine he burned draft papers, and went on the run, becoming the first priest to appear on the FBI's Most Wanted list. Three years in prison did nothing to stop him, and he became an icon of nonviolence and the peace movement, founding the Plowshares Movement, opposing war, capital punishment, and ministering to people living with HIV in New York. He died on 30 April 2016.
Flourish – this month and next is available at www.flourishnewspaper.co.uk
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.
Have you ever considered adoption as a way to grow your family? Could you provide a loving, stable family environment for a child who needs a forever home? If you would like to find out more about the adoption process, please visit www.stmargaretsadoption.org.uk or contact us on 0141 332 8371 or e-mail email@example.com.
Vision Aid Overseas – Many thanks. There was a terrific response to our lenten appeal for any old spectacles. Arrangements will now be made for them to be sent to VAO.
May Altar - Photos of your May altars are on this link
Safeguarding - Information on this link
Recently Dead – Elise O'Hagan, Jim Main, Jeanetta Mills, Suzanne Salt, Miriam Jackson, Margaret Gallagher, Charlotte McDermott, Jim Gibson
Anniversaries – Mark Adams, Andrew Thompson (Deacon Tommy's son)