anyone who follows me will have the light of life."
Forty Hours Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Sunday 6th 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, 7th March 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 Anthony Gallagher. Confessions available throughout. Night Prayer at 9pm.
Tuesday, 8th March, 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 Nicholas Monaghan. Confessions available throughout. Night Prayer at 9pm.
Please keep in your prayers Jackie and Geoff Harrison who are journeying through the RCIA process of becoming Catholics this Easter.
A Passover Meal is planned for Wed 23rd March at 7:30pm in the Upper Hall. As this event involves quite a bit of preparation we need to gauge how much support it will have from Parishioners before confirming that it will definitely go ahead. If you intend to participate in this event please add your name to the list on the noticeboard in the porch. If you can help with set up preparations on the day after the 10 am Morning Mass please add your name to the right hand column on the list. Thank You.
Year of Mercy Divine Mercy Evening in St. Andrew’s Upper Hall, Thursday 17th March at 7:30pm. Artistic DVD Presentation on Divine Mercy. Bookstall and prints will be available for sale. All most welcome.
Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper - Holy Thursday, 24th March at 7pm - The washing of the feet. Volunteers needed, please. Sign up sheet in the porch.
Sacrament of Reconciliation – Times for First Confession for Primary Three. During The Season of Lent up until 27th March. Saturdays 10.30am – 11.00am; & 5.15pm – 5.45pm; Sundays 9.15 – 9.40am. Family members are encouraged too to take the opportunity to go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Primary Three visit to the church – Fri 11th March for 10am Mass.
Of your charity, please pray for the repose of the soul of Ian Neilson who died in the Bellgrove Hotel, Gallowgate, Glasgow, which is visited by the Parish Soup Run. His funeral will take place at the 12.30 pm Mass in St. Simon's, Partick Cross, tomorrow, Monday, 7th of March and afterwards to Dalbeth Cemetery.
Big Clean for Easter: In preparation for Easter, the Church will be cleaned on Wed 23rd March after 10am Mass. We are looking for as many volunteers as possible please (men as well as women) to come along and help with this essential task.
SCIAF aims to help the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. Wee Box appeal will be doubled by the Government if paid before 4th May. Wee boxes and gift-aid envelopes can be collected in the porch. Today’s 2nd collection is for SCIAF.
St. Andrew`s Parish is recruiting for the Young Musicians Group who sing and play at the Saturday evening vigil Mass once a month. Enthusiastic singers or instrumentalists of Grade 3 or above are welcome! If you would be interested in joining this group please phone Nick Joint on 07743 473420 if you have any questions.
March Meetings – Bereavement Support – 14th at 7pm; Deanery – 15th at 11am; PPC – 15th at 7pm; RCIA – 16th at 7pm; J&P – 17th at 7pm.
PPC - The next meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council is on Tuesday 15th March at 7pm. If there is anything you would like to put on the agenda for discussion, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 7th March.
SPRED - Our Parish SPRED group will lead the Liturgy at 12 noon Mass next Sunday 13th March. We would love you to join us at this Mass, and afterwards in the Upper Hall for chat and refreshments.
Safeguarding Training for New Volunteers Monday 21st March at 7-9pm in St Margaret’s Hall, Sinclair St, Clydebank G81 1AE. Who should attend? Parish Volunteers who work with children and/or vulnerable adults and who have not previously attended relevant Safeguarding training provided by the Catholic Church Aims of the training - To introduce Parish Volunteers to: The concept of Safeguarding and its implications in a church context; The responsibilities of the Parish Volunteer and the Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinator; A basic understanding of recognising, responding and reporting abuse/concerns; Practical provisions for working safely with children/adults at risk. To book contact Claudia Melis (Safeguarding/HR Administrator) at Claudia.email@example.com or tel 226 5998.
Invite someone you know back to Mass in this Year of Mercy. All of us know someone who has stopped going to Mass. Invite someone you know who no longer attends to return in this special Year of Mercy.
Fairtrade Fortnight runs up until 13th March. Visit www.fairtrade.org.uk
St Andrew’s: A Fairtrade Parish - Fairtrade seeks to alleviate poverty by seeking to redress the imbalances of the global market, which present such formidable obstacles to small producers.
Special note for Readers and all who use missals - on the 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays in Lent, as these are RCIA Sundays, the readings are taken from Year A.
Lenten Reflection sessions continue this Monday 7th March after 10am Mass. The Approx 45mins with tea/coffee available. Please join us - all welcome. Year of Mercy Gonzaga Lectures. See noticeboard for details. Stations of the Cross – Fridays in Lent at 7pm. Divine Mercy chaplet prayers after daily Mass. Lentfest 2016 events programme available in the porch.
Dates for Children's Choir March 13th, 20th; May 8th, 15th; June 12th, 19th Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 07749715514 /firstname.lastname@example.org
Maryhill Foodbank –All donations gratefully received.
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Margaret McGuire, Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Louise Dolan, Charlie Melly, Ronald Coia, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Baby Eva Berrey, Marie Moy, Margie Cornyn, Michael Moss, Russell Rodger, Hil Black, Alexander Pate, Patricia Swiatek, Kelly Ann Maguire Ramsay, Eileen Merry, Gilbert O’Rourke, Graham Declan McCusker.
Recently Dead—Betty Conlan, Sheila Gallagher, Laurence Russell, Ian Neilson, Hugh McNamee, Eileen Lafferty.
Anniversaries—Kathleen Fitzgerald, Graham S. Jackson, Bill McIlroy, Margaret Holsgrove.