says the Lord;
whoever eats this bread will live forever."
Another celebratory weekend of Confirmations this weekend when 56 young parishioners will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. All four Masses are being live streamed - each family has been given a password link, and, of course, we can all participate by remembering to pray for our confirmandi and their families.
Calling all next year’s P6s, you are invited to think about becoming a candidate for the Pope Francis Faith Award. Invitations to enrol will be going out in the new school term, and parish sign up in St Joseph’s and St Andrew’s will be arranged at that time too. P7s' PFFA ceremony is being arranged to take place in St Nicholas’ before the end of term.
St Nicholas' have passed on their sincere thanks to the PFFA team in both parishes for supporting the candidates with their endeavours.
P7 Leavers’ Masses are being arranged for 21st & 22nd June. More information about these soon.
In the next parish Reachout and in our social media we would like to include photos of parishioners which tell something of the story of parish life during this time of pandemic, restrictions and recovery. A photographer will be taking photographs this weekend 5th / 6th June before and after the Masses. If anyone has any objection to being photographed, please let the photographer or the clergy know. Many thanks.
Year of St Joseph - Don't forget you can write out your petitions and place them under the sleeping St Joseph statue in the church grounds. It's also possible to send in your special petitions by post in a sealed envelope.
Just a reminder to all the families of our First Communicants and Confirmandi ~ If you haven't registered yet for the booking process for Mass, it's simple and easy to do. Go to www.standrewsbearsden.co.uk
Register just once, and book each time you want to come to Mass.
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week – 6 June (Corpus Christi)“Lord, give bread to those who hunger, and to those who have bread, give a hunger for justice.”Latin American prayer
The Impact Of Becoming a Refugee on Mental Health – blog With all that’s going on at the moment around the hostile environment for refugees, please take a look at this week’s blog. Justice & Peace Scotland - The impact of war and becoming a refugee on mental health (justiceandpeacescotland.org.uk) It recounts the personal reflection of a refugee living here in Scotland and highlights the struggles and impact on mental health of becoming a refugee and having to leave your home in search of safety.
Bishops’ Pastoral Letter celebrating the 6th anniversary of Laudato Si is on the J&P Scotland website and available here Justice & Peace Scotland - Pastoral Letter on 6th Anniversary of Laudato Si (justiceandpeacescotland.org.uk)
SPRED Open Hour Have you ever wondered about the work of SPRED in support of parishioners who have learning disability? Have you ever wanted to know about volunteering with SPRED or how SPRED could help someone you know? Please join us on Zoom for one of our open hours on Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th June at 7 p.m. when we will share with you what we do, introduce you to some of our volunteers and answer any questions you may have. To receive your zoom invitation please email email@example.com or send a Facebook message to @GlasgowSPRED.
Help wanted - Our parish soup run volunteers continue to collect supermarket surplus donations 7 mornings a week from M&S Milngavie and Byres Rd and deliver to St Gregory’s foodbank, the Wayside and Aspire, west end. Some additional volunteers to help cover on occasion would be really helpful to allow our volunteers to take a well earned break. No need for a permanent commitment but occasional cover as we move into holiday period would be good. Please email Veronica McLaughlin - firstname.lastname@example.org
Children’s Liturgy: each week in the form of a video of the week’s Gospel reading. Available at : https://www.rpbooks.co.uk/celebrate-following-your-faith This is an excellent resource in these exceptional times of no public Masses with children’s liturgy.
Safeguarding: Attention all volunteers who work in the parish with children and vulnerable adults. If you have still to attend Safeguarding Induction Part 1 and/or Part 2, please contact the archdiocese at SafeGuardingAdministrator@rcag.org.uk or call 0141 226 5898 to book. Courses run until September.
Just a reminder ~ Confessions are now being heard again back in the church – Saturdays 4.15pm – 4.45pm & Sunday 9.15am – 9.40am, and on request.
Drumchapel Foodbank. Regularly your donations are dropped off at the foodbank by our parish volunteers. Thanks for continuing to give the foodbank your support.
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: email@example.com by12noon on the Wednesday before publication. Copies of the bulletin are available on Facebook, Twitter and on the parish website.
Recently Dead – Julian Alves, Charlie Dolan, Moira Larkin, Jim McDade, Charlie Williams,
Anniversaries – Brian Kennedy, Denis McKay, Bob McKechnie, Marjorie Morgan, Adela Marie Hilda Murray, Alexander ‘Sandy’ Pate, Elizabeth Taylor.