All flesh shall see the salvation of God."
Monday 21st Dec – 7.00pm - 8.00pm
Tuesday 22nd Dec - 7.00pm - 8.00pm.
Penitents will have privacy in the main church.
Due to the restrictions, the confessional cannot be used.
Through the ministry of the Church, in the Sacrament of Penance, God gives pardon and peace.
We are planning to reschedule the date for the Youth Advent Reflection Evening to Thursday 17th December. This will be dependent on our Local Authority moving from Tier 4 to Tier 3 in the coming weeks. The event is aimed at young people in P6-S6 and there are still spaces available for this evening. If you would like to join us please email email@example.com by Friday 11th December, to book your space. The service will last about half an hour, be held at St Andrew's Church and will begin at 7pm. Please note that places will be limited due to the Covid restrictions and will be allocated on a first come basis. All necessary precautions will be taken into account in the organisation and delivery of this event.
A ‘streamed Holy Hour’ only online via you tube from St Mary’s, ‘The Dawn of Grace’ Advent Reflections. Monday 14th December 6.30 pm. An evening of Eucharistic Adoration with hymns, readings and reflections to help prepare our hearts for Christmas with Deacon John and cantor, Jim McGinlay. On this link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuK-9mvdWnQ2-Hs0f3CI3bA
SPRED Christmas Crafts website has some new items including fabulous limited edition Christmas facemasks. A huge thank you from us for the amazing support we have received.
Journey through Advent continues - a daily page of a Journey Through Advent with a few ideas to help us focus on this special time which encourages us to take stock and prepare for Christmas. This page is available on the parish social media platforms and on the website.
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week - 6 December (Nearest Sunday to International Human Rights Day (8 December) International Human Rights Day recognises the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 8th December 1948)Above all, in one way or another, fight for the common good, serve the poor, be protagonists of the revolution of charity and service, capable of resisting the pathologies of consumerism and superficial individualism.Christus Vivit, 147
This year, SCIAF is asking people in Scotland to buy a water filter as a Christmas gift to help parents in Ethiopia to protect their children from preventable diseases caused by dirty and unsafe water. It will also enable the women and girls who would normally spend hours walking to fetch often dirty, dangerous water, to get an education and learn the skills they need to break the poverty cycle. Please see the poster and catalogue on the church notice board or visit www.sciaf.org.uk/realgifts for some other gift ideas.
St Nicholas Care Fund December’s online edition of Flourish features the Archbishop’s Appeal and an article outlining some of the projects that the Care Fund has supported this year. This year, donations can be made electronically at www.rcag.org.uk – choose St Nicholas Care Fund from “The Archdiocese” drop-down menu.
The Piety Stall online store now has a large selection of cards and gifts for First Communion and Confirmation for sale, as well as Christmas cards, Advent calendars, candles and Christmas Eve boxes. Orders can be placed and either collected from the organiser’s homes or delivery can be arranged if collection isn’t suitable.https://www.standrewsbearsden.co.uk/piety-stall.html
As seating capacity in the church is much reduced due to current social distancing guidelines, a booking system is required. To register to use the booking system, please go to www.standrewsbearsden Please note that the obligation to attend Sunday Mass continues to be suspended. It is still fine not to go to Mass during these circumstances.
Here's some helpful guidance from the Bishops' Conference of Scotland
Please familiarise yourself with it ahead of attending Mass.
➡️ Read: bit.ly/BackToMass (includes video)
➡️ Phase 3 guidance: bit.ly/Phase3ScotGov
Drumchapel Foodbank - Thanks to all of our Parishioners who are donating food and toiletries to our collection point in the Chapel House porch to be delivered to Drumchapel Food Bank. Regularly your donations are dropped off at the foodbank by our parish volunteers. Thanks for continuing to help.
Our parish’s soup-run’s volunteers continue to collect food donations form M&S Byres Road for delivery to Drumchapel and St Gregory’s Foodbanks and the Wayside Club.
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 by12noon on the Wednesday before publication. Copies of the bulletin are available on Facebook, Twitter.
Recently Dead – John Carroll, Pat Flanigan, Nan Hannah, Angela Lee, Denis Loney, Margaret Lynas, Gerard McKenna, Morag McKirdy, Ann Proudfoot, John Sweeney, Cameron Wallace, Thomas Wiggins, Sadie Wyper.
Anniversaries – Roy Chapman, Francis Xavier Deighan, Isabelle Fallon, Maisie Kelly, Sheila Kelly, Mary and James McCafferty, Anna Teresa McKean, James O’Sullivan McKean, Mary Silcock, Ramona and Lifardo Sumagang.
Six Months’ Mind
Margaret Arioli, Marjorie Morgan.