in the greatness of your compassion wipe out my offense."
Forty Hours Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Sunday 5th March, At the end of the 12noon Mass, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Time for private prayer and adoration. Solemn Evening Prayer & Benediction at 5pm. Night Prayer at 9pm.
Monday, 6thMarch10am Mass concluding with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Time for private prayer and adoration. Holy Hour at 7pm ending with Benediction led by Nightfever Team.Confessions available throughout. Night Prayer at 9pm.
Tuesday, 7thMarch, 10am Mass concluding with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Time for private prayer and adoration. Holy Hour at 7pm ending with Benediction led by Fr Paddy Boyle.Confessions available throughout. Night Prayer at 9pm.
During Lent ~ Stations of the Cross Fridays at 7pm. Rosary daily at 9.40am. Divine Mercy chaplet after weekday Mass. Short Term Pledge (Pioneer Association) - See notice in porch. Church open daily for quiet prayer until 4.45pm. Lentfest 10th anniversary events programme available in the porch. Visit www.lentfest.co.uk An imaginative fusion of faith and the arts. SCIAF Lenten pack & Wee Box – available in the porch. Lenten Alms 2nd collection for sick and retired priests. 4th Sunday – 2nd collection exclusively for SCIAF
3 Lenten Reflection sessions are to be held on the Gospel readings - in the upper hall Mondays 13th, 20th & 27th March, after 10am Mass. The sessions will last approx 45mins with tea/coffee available. Please join us. All most welcome.
Motherwell Choir Concert - Thursday 6th April at 7.30pm in St Andrew’s Church. A musical reflection on the Passion and Death of Our Lord. Tickets including refreshments £5. Call 942 4635 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Part of our 50th anniversary celebrations
First Confessions - Primary Three Sacrament of Reconciliation - Dates and Times - During The Season of Lent (4th March – 9th April)Saturdays 10.30am – 11.00am; & 5.15pm – 5.45pm; Sundays 9.15 – 9.40am.
Bearsden Choir Concert. – Sat 11th March @ 7.30pm in Paisley Abbey. Missa Solemnis by Louis Vierne and Durufle’s Requiem. Tickets £15 (Conc £13) (Children £5) from Purple Edge, at the door or phone Chris on 942 7519. For more details, see poster on Noticeboard in the Porch.
Youth Event - Calling all secondary school pupils. “The Summit”. Jam-packed with exciting talks, workshops, activities, Mass with the Archbishop, social and food - in Blessed John Duns Scotus Church, Ballater Street, G5 0YT, (just a ten minute walk from Glasgow City Centre) 2-5pm on Sunday 12th March. Transport to and from St Andrew’s will be provided. If you are interested in going to this Youth Event, let us know. Phone St Andrew’s on 942 4635 or email email@example.com Visit www.facebook.com/RCAGY
St Agatha’s Primary School in Kirkintilloch will close its doors for the last time at the end of this month as teachers and pupils move into the new Holy Trinity Primary School after the Easter holidays. To commemorate this, all previous staff members and former pupils are invited to join us to celebrate Mass at St. Flannan’s Church on Mon 20th March at 7pm. This will be followed by tea in the church hall afterwards.
As part of marking our parish's 50th, we have a selection of Mass cards in the piety stall, designed by Siobhan McLaughlin, each with a feature of St Andrew's church.
Assistant Master of Ceremonies required to assist at the Confirmation Masses in parishes. The archdiocese is looking to train a small group of lay MCs. If you would like to undertake this training and offer service in this way, speak to Fr Mackle.
St Andrew’s Primary PTA are running a St Patrick's Day Family Celebration on Friday 17th March, from 6pm until 9pm in the Church Upper Hall. The fun will include a disco, Irish dancing demonstrations by some of our very talented pupils, party games, tuck shop and a Mother's Day hamper raffle. Tickets include a buffet and are priced at £10 for adults and £5 for children aged 3 - 12 inclusive and 2s and under are free (BYOB). All welcome - to book tickets please contact either Siobhan McManus on 07850 212951 or Suzanne Gahagan on 07757 383843.
SPRED: Please come and support our parish SPRED group as we lead the Liturgy on Sun 12 Mar at the 12 noon Mass. We would love you to join us afterwards in the Upper Hall for tea, coffee and a chat.
Christian Vocation – Parish Cluster Lenten Talk by Monsignor John Hughes on Thursday 16th March, 7:00 – 8:30 pm in St Andrew's Upper Hall. Monsignor Hughes will focus on our Christian Vocation, living out our baptismal calling and Pope Francis’ untiring call for us all to be compassionate. He'll also use the artwork of Caravaggio and Brueghel to help illustrate the talk, followed by a short piece of prose by WH Auden. Tea and coffee will be served and there will be an opportunity for discussion and questions at the end of the evening. All most welcome.
We now have a very extensive range of library books and DVDs covering a wide variety of religious topics. We would like to encourage you to have a look at the books. You might like to consider an extra bit of spiritual reading as one of your Lenten practices.
Drumchapel Foodbank – All items such as cans of food, pasta and toiletries are gratefully received. Collection boxes are taken every Monday morning.
Today, fewer and fewer people are going to Confession. Why do you think this is so? Father Mackle will lead a parish cluster discussion on the Sacrament of Reconciliation - Thursday 9th March, 7 – 8.30pm in the upper hall. Tea and coffee will be available during this informal evening.
Award in Catholic Theological Education - Adult Faith Formation - If you would like to apply for this two-year part-time course and train to become a parish catechist, speak to Fr Mackle.This course is also suitable for those who wish to study for their own purposes.Course fees for parish catechist training are fully covered by the parish. Applications should be submitted by 31st March. For further information, call the RE Department on 226 5898 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Children’s Choir - 12th & 19th March; 14th & 21st May; 11th & 18th June. Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 01419429799/07749715514 /email@example.com
Remember in your prayers Karen, Mark and John, who are journeying through RCIA process of becoming Catholics this Easter.
SPRED Reconciliation Service – 8th March at 7.30pm
A look at the Sacrament of Reconciliation – 9th March at 7pm
Lenten Gospel Reflections – 13th & 20th March at 10.30am
Parish Pastoral Council – 13th March at 7pm
Legion of Mary – 14th March at 7.30pm
Lenten Talk – 16th March at 7pm
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Louise Dolan, Ronald Coia, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Gilbert O’Rourke, Joseph McDermid, Charlie Harper, Bruce Davidson, Paul Sheridan, John Gerard Miller, Maureen MacIntosh, Michelle Rajab, Matthew Craig, Maurice Boyce, Margaret Kieran, Maura Murphy, Isabelle Cox, Maria Giovanazzi, Clare MacTavish.
Recently Dead—Telesforo Café, Ermelindo Di Capua OFM Cap, Mattie Hamilton, Allan Cameron
Anniversaries—Angus McKinnon, Jack & Dolores Croke, Lawrence Russell, James McAneny, Billy Bradford.