He makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.”
St Andrew's is now inviting all Primary Three Parents intending to present their child for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, which is due to take place during Lent 2022 and for First Holy Communion in May / June 2023, to complete, please, an enrolment form, copies of which are available from the sacristy before or after weekday and Sunday Mass.
All forms to be returned, please, by Sunday, 17th October 2021.
We are also inviting all Primary Seven Parents intending to present their child for the Sacrament of Confirmation, to complete, please, an enrolment form, copies of which are available from the sacristy before or after weekday or Sunday Mass. All forms to be returned, please, by Sunday 17th October 2021. Many thanks.
The Caritas Award - St. Andrew`s would like to support any young person in their final year of school to achieve The Caritas Award. It's a rewarding and enjoyable way to learn more about your faith with people your own age and also get a chance to show love of neighbour through your volunteering activities. Additionally, it helps you develop key skills like team working, make new friends, set yourself challenges, develop your CV and improve your confidence. If you are interested in learning more about the Caritas Award, contact Elizabeth Reid Elizabeth_reid@ntlworld.com
In this Year of St Joseph, please visit our sleeping St Joseph statue. You can write out a petition and place it under the statue. Let St Joseph ‘sleep on it’.
Peer Support Group for Women Of Faith Affected By Separation or Divorce meets first Friday of each month at 6p.m. at St Patrick's Church Hall, Dumbarton. For information and details, see 'Faith Living' Facebook group, which is the Archdiocese of Glasgow's New Evangelisation Group, or contact Tricia Imrie on 07970928028.
If you or someone you know are interested in becoming Catholic, or if you know anyone who might be interested in the Church, why not sign up for St Andrew's RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)? Meetings begin on 22nd September.
For more information, call 942 4635 or email email@example.com
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week – 5th September
Love ought to show itself in deeds more than in words.
Saint Ignatius of Loyola
Justice and Peace Scotland highlights a campaign every month on which you can take action. September 2021 Campaign:
Support Care Not Killing's campaign for proper funding of palliative care and ask Members of the Scottish Parliament to oppose the legalisation of euthanasia or assisted suicide in Scotland. https://carenotkilling.scot/
SEASON OF CREATION
Each year from September 1 to October 4, the Christian family unites for this worldwide celebration of prayer and action to protect our common home. This year, let us pray for the success of COP26 and for our own efforts to care for creation. Give us, Lord, we pray, respect for the earth, renew within us Lord, a sense of its worth. Amen
ST ANDREWS IS LOOKING FOR NEW PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL MEMBERS
Want to be part of a body in the Parish that works closely with the Parish Priest to support our parish? Then please consider the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC). Some of their recent work includes putting in place measures to allow Mass to resume safely during lockdown. Activities are varied from organising family BBQs, encouraging the youth of the Parish to contribute to Mass and get more involved in the life of the Parish and listening to the voice of Parishioners and directing Parish life to support these wishes.
This weekend, nomination forms will be emailed to you and will be available in the church Porch.
The process of nomination is simple and forms need to be returned by 26 September to Father Mackle. You will also need two sponsors.
Please help support your Parish through involvement in this important body. Thanks. Fr. Mackle
Children’s Liturgy: each week in the form of a video of the week’s Gospel reading. This is an excellent resource for parents to use until the children’s liturgy at Mass resumes. Available at: https://www.rpbooks.co.uk/celebrate-following-your-faith
Pope Francis on Twitter and Instagram. The Pope's Twitter (@Pontifex) and Instagram (@Franciscus) accounts are worth following for daily content relating to the Pope a d the Church in the world. Pope Francis uses his Twitter account to highlight topical issues as well as content from his writings.
The monthly Pope video is also a great resource of contemporary commentary by the Holy Father on current issues. The videos are available https://thepopevideo.org/
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 parish’s soup-run’s volunteers continue to collect food donations from M&S Byres Rd & Milngavie for delivery to Drumchapel & St Gregory’s Foodbanks, the Wayside Club & Aspire. Many thanks for good response to the recent appeal for help for holiday cover.
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.
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 Chapel House or sent by email: firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 Noon on the Wednesday before publication. Copies of the bulletin are available on Facebook, Twitter, the parish website and on our exterior noticeboard.
Recently Dead: Hugh Cairney, Mary Gallagher, Ann Gorman, Patricia Johnson, Mary McKelvie and Alexander Milinie.
Anniversaries: Carmel Capaldi, James Clarke, Kenneth Fearan, Grace Jackson, Mary Murphy,
Peter Rourke and Frank Ward.
Six Months’ Mind: Tom Healey.