from the dead is living in you."
Palm Sunday – 9.15 – 9.40am
Monday 14th – before & after 10am Mass
Tuesday 15th – before & after 10am Mass; 6.00 - 7.00pm
Wednesday 16th – before & after 10am Mass
Holy Thursday – after evening Mass
Good Friday – after 10am Morning Prayer & after 3pm Service
Holy Saturday – after 10am Morning Prayer & 6.00-7.00pm
Easter Sunday – 9.15 – 9.40am
Palm Sunday – Weather permitting, at each Mass, we will process from the chapel-house garden. Please collect your palm from one of the passkeepers. At the 10am Mass, the children are invited to lead the procession into the church, before they will be dismissed for the Children’s Liturgy.
The washing of the feet of chosen men which, according to tradition, is performed at the Holy Thursday Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, represents the service and charity of Christ, who came ‘not to be served, but to serve’. Volunteers needed, please. Sign up sheet in the porch.
Sacrament of Reconciliation - Times for First Confession Primary Three parents are invited to choose one of the scheduled confession times during the Season of Lent - Saturdays - 10.30am – 11.00am & 5.15pm – 5.45pm and Sundays – 9.15am – 9.40am for your child to make their First Confession. Family members are encouraged, too, to take the opportunity then to go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Primary Three Parents, whose children attend schools other than St Andrew’s, please call in to the sacristy to collect an information sheet regarding Sacrament of Reconciliation.
First Holy Communion Update Letter. Families whose child attends a school other than St Andrew’s Primary are asked to collect from the sacristy a copy of this information.
Passover Meal – Wednesday 16th April at 7.30pm in the hall. Please enter your name on the sheet in the porch if you would like to attend. Volunteers who have offered to set up the Passover Meal are asked to come to the Upper Hall at 11am on Wednesday, 16th April. Thank you.
Future Parish Pastoral Provision. Many thanks to all those who responded to the Parishioner Consultation. All responses will be collated and presented at the Strategic meeting for clergy and PPC representatives, which will take place after Easter. The PPC will meet on Thursday, 24th April at 7pm in the Upper Hall.
Remember in your prayers please John Harper and Robbie McKechnie who will be baptised are receive the Sacraments for the first time at Easter.
Flourish includes: Update on parish consultations - "We must be courageous and sensitive," Archbishop advises; Report on ordination of Bishop John Keenan; Encouragement to 'overcome fear' and return to Confession - "We all need it" says Pope Francis; Free lunch on menu as parish reaches out; Rite of Election pictures; Tom Carbery's tale of Wee Wullie Broon (a Gorbals character); and How a German prayer book saved a Glasgow soldier's life in WW1
St Andrew’s Parish Groups - Annual Return 2013/2014 Our Parish return to the Diocese will shortly be due and must include those accounts for the various St Andrew’s Parish Groups/Activities. As a partial return has already been made to 04 October 2013 please advise me with following information covering the period 5 October 2013 to 31 March 2014. viz:-
1. Name of Group/Activity; office holder name and contact telephone number.
2. A copy of your Group accounts for the period 05 October 2013 to 31 March 2014 inclusive.( Income/Expenditure accounts will suffice)
3. Sight of the group bank book/statements for period 05 October 2013 to 31 March 2014 together with any comment you deem relevant to the group finances.
The above information to Brian Donnelly ( Finance Coordinator 942 6085) by 20th April please! Many thanks and God Bless. St Andrew’s Fabric & Finance Team
For your information, St Andrew’s is obliged to pay to the archdiocese £4275 per month for the archdiocesan Levy and National Contingency Fund. Our obligation, in the past financial year, to pay £51,300 in total has been fully paid.
Stations of the Cross every Friday at 7pm during the Season of Lent followed by Confessions.
Turnbull Times – pick up a copy of Turnbull’s most recent newsletter.
Music / choir practices for Easter Vigil on Thursdays between 7 and 8pm in the Church. All are very welcome.
National Youth Mass next Sunday, 13 April in Perth for Young people from Primary 6+ to come together to celebrate World Youth Day 2014. Will you be there? From 3.00 pm - 7.00 pm concluding with procession, Mass, and refreshments. Direct coach travel available for only £10 per person. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 433 9521.Association of Bearsden Churches Ecumenical Services are taking place around Bearsden each evening during Holy Week. See noticeboard for full details.
Stations of the Cross on Monday, 14th April at 7.30pm here in St Andrew’s. Part of the Association of Bearsden Churches Holy Week Services. All very welcome.
Messenger Reachout has been re-vamped. If you haven’t received one, and would like to, please let us know. Many thanks to our editorial team and all messengers and area leaders for all their good work
Supporting People Affected by Dementia. For anyone who is interested, an event will be held in Bearsden Baptist Church this Monday, 7th April from 10am – 2pm, which will seek to provide information on dementia and detail some of the supports available.
Any old mobile phones and branded printer cartridges? Help raise funds for Mary's Meals. (Final week of appeal - Collection box in porch). Phones are worth between 25p and £10. Printer cartridges about £1 each. Costs only £12.20 to feed a child through Mary's meals for the whole school year, so it won't take very long before your phones and printer cartridges start to cover the cost for a number of children who really need your help.
Discerning a Vocation to the Priesthood? – contact Vocations Director, Fr Ross Campbell, email@example.com (0141-776-1063)
Padre Pio Prayer Group – Monday at 7.00pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. All are very welcome.