and renew the face of the earth."
The church is open on Fridays until 5pm, and on Saturdays until the 5pm vigil. Call in and enjoy the peace and quiet, and take time to sit in the stillness in the silence of God. Teas / coffees are served in the Hut after daily Mass. All most welcome.
Welcome to all our First Communicants and their families to today’s 10am Thanksgiving Mass followed by a big celebratory party in the hall.
Before receiving Holy Communion, we are asked to make some preparatory act of reverence such as a bow.
Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated this weekend Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. Keep our young parishioners in your prayers.
New P1 Welcome afternoon – next Sunday 12th June 2- 3.30pm in the hall. Teas / coffees , juice & cakes will be served. An opportunity for new P1 families to get together before starting school, and an introduction to St Joseph’s and St Andrew’s links with St Nicholas’, along with, of course, some fun and games.
P7 leavers’ Party – Friday 17th June in St Andrew’s, plus Leavers’ Mass – 21st June in St Nicholas’ – more details soon.
Wonderful us welcoming Jacks, Rebecca, Jason and Rokas into the Church this Easter. Interested in becoming a Catholic?– Not baptised? Baptised in another faith? RCIA will begin in the autumn. The programme of learning and instruction prepares adults for the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Please speak to Fr. Mackle if you would like to know more about RCIA and the Catholic faith.
Today is World Environment Day In Laudato Si’ - On Care for Our Common Home - Pope Francis writes “All of us can cooperate as instruments of God for the care of creation, each according to his or her own culture, experience, involvements and talents.” (# 14)
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week - (Pentecost) Do not grieve or complain that you were born in a time when you can no longer see God in the flesh. He did not in fact take this privilege from you. As He says: ‘Whatever you have done to the least of my brothers, you did to me’ Saint Augustine of Hippo
Here are great wee Carlo Acutis videos produced for all the boys and girls celebrating their First Holy Communion this year. Channel link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYgdxI55z5zn7WOQUZuGhLA/videos
Safeguarding Part 1 Zoom Remaining Training Dates are: Thursday 23rd June 7 p.m. Part 2 Zoom Remaining training dates are: Monday 13th June at 7 p.m. and Thursday 23rd June at 7 p.m. Volunteers who work in the parish with children and vulnerable adults and wishing to book are asked, please, to email SafeGuardingAdministrator@rcag.org.uk with their name/parish and role. Please note, Part 1Training is mandatory for all volunteers.
Peer Support Group for Women Of Faith Affected By Separation or Divorce first Friday monthly 6 p.m. St Patrick's, Dumbarton. For information contact 07970928028.
Evening Pilgrimage to Carfin for St Joseph’s and St Andrew’s– Monday 13thJune. Bus will leave at 6.00pm at Milngavie Railway Station. All most welcome.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Saturdays 10am – 11am. Confessions throughout
Confessions – Also on Saturdays 4.15pm – 4.45pm & Sundays 9.15am – 9.40am
Next Special Collections – Pro-Life 5th June; Peter’s Pence 26th June.
St Andrew’s 29 Club Summer Double Draw took place on 25 May drawn by our SPRED Group Catechists and Friends with the following winners:
£1000 : No. 32 : Alan & Jacqueline Burke
£1000 : No. 145 : Brenda & Stephen Murray
£100 : No. 91 : Anne O’Hagan
£100 : No. 64 : Kathleen & Tommy Thompson
£100 : No. 15 : Alison & Chris Low
£100 : No. 130 : Paul Donnelly
£100 : No. 125 : Lorraine McMillan
£100 : No. 16 : Margaret McCauley
£100 : No. 146 : Gerry & Margaret Boyle
£100 : No. 100 : Frances Donnelly
All proceeds from The 29 Club are used to support our Parish DevelopmentFund and various charitable causes. Vacancies are available for the new season starting in the Autumn.
Membership remains at £6 monthly or £65 annual.
Come and Join Us !! - (spaces available now!!)
Contact Brian Donnelly on 07484 707750 or Fr Joe Mackle on 942-4635.
The Pope's Twitter (@Pontifex
The Pope's Instagram (@Franciscus)
The Pope’s monthly video
Great resources of contemporary commentary by the Holy Father on current issues.
Drumchapel Foodbank. Regularly 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 from M&S, Byres Rd & Milngavie for delivery to Drumchapel & St Gregory’s Foodbanks, the Wayside Club & Aspire.
Parish Website – On the latest page and bulletin pages, click on subscribe for a daily summary of the previous day's posts.
Parish Bulletin: Items for inclusion should be sent in by 12 Noon on the Wednesday before publication. Copies of the bulletin are available on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, the parish website and on our noticeboard.
Recently Dead: Jenny Carson, Nora Desmond, John Gallagher, Ian Geddie, Kathleen Gorman, Thomas McCann,Patricia Sheridan.
Anniversary: Bridie Best, Maureen Dunn, Christina Lafferty, Anne Laurie, Denis McKay, Marjorie Morgan, Adela Marie Hilda Murray, Henry Murray, Alexander ‘Sandy’ Pate, Elizabeth Taylor.