We look forward to the First Holy Communion celebrations, which will take place at the 12 noon Masses on 13th & 20th May. Please keep the first communi- cants in your prayers. Rehearsals Thurs 10th & 17th after 10am Mass.
The Piety Stall has a large selection of First Communion cards and gifts on sale.
EDC abolishing free two hours parking from 18th June, 2018. Please contact the Councillors below stressing the negative impact this will have on local traders’ footfall, on St. Andrew’s Monday to Saturday Halls usage, the groups, organisations, parishioners of which normally shop locally and Mass attendance.
Council Officer i/c parking:Mr Thomas Glen, Depute Chief Executive - Place, Neighbourhood and Corporate Assets, East Dunbartonshire Council 12 Strathkel- vin Place, Kirkintilloch G66 1TJ / email@example.com
Please support the online petition on Bearsden Cross Facebook
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion who visit the sick and house-bound , next meeting Monday 14th May at 7.00 pm in the chapel house.
SVDP. The Society’s Summer Charity Concert will take place on Friday 18th May in the Mitchell Theatre at 7.30 pm. Full details can be found on the poster in the Church porch. Your support for this event is much appreciated.
Legion of Mary 90th Anniversary. The Legion of Mary invite you to join them to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of The Legion of Mary in Glasgow. To commemorate this a special concelebrated Mass will be held at Carfin on Sunday 20th May 2018. A bus has been arranged for those who would like to join in the celebrations and will leave from the Milngavie Car Park adjacent to the Post Office at 1.00 p.m. Cost £3.00. If interested please add your name to the list at the back of the church or contact Liz Healy on 07704059953.
Children’s Choir dates May 12th & 19th; June 10th & 17th. Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 0141-942-9799/07749715514. firstname.lastname@example.org
First Communicants Thanksgiving Mass 10.00 a.m. on 3rd June followed by a party in the hall.
During May and June on Tuesdays the church will be open until the later time of 7.00pm for anyone who might want to call in for peace and quiet prayer.time.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Each Saturday from 10.30am until 12.30pm. Please consider coming to spend some time in adoration and prayer.
The Caritas Award was created as a legacy of the visit of Pope Benedict to Scotland and has been in place for a number of years. It is focused on any pupil in their final year of school and allows them to respond to the Pope`s call to young people to put their faith into action. Since 2016 St. Andrew`s our parish has been able to support young people in their final year at non-denominational schools to achieve this award. The Caritas Award gives young people the opportunity to learn more about their faith by reflecting on scripture and the Pope`s teachings at 4 short meetings throughout the year. You must also volunteer to take part in different ministries in Church and the local community, eg. reading or passkeep- ing at Mass, getting involved with parish's Justice and Peace Group, helping with Fairtrade or taking part in fundraising activities. It is 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. Addition- ally, it helps you develop key skills like team working, making new friends, setting yourself challenges, developing your CV and improving your confidence. If you are interested in learning more about the Caritas award speak to Fr. Mackle or contact Elizabeth Reid email@example.com
Celebrating the Life of St Andrew’s Primary Week beginning 4th June. For information see porch noticeboard, Facebook and website. If you have any school photographs that you would be happy to share, please send them in to the school as soon as possible (with your child’s name and class on the back). If you are able to help out at these events please let the office staff know. As always, we are very grateful for your support. E Cowie ADHT
Selfie for St Andrew’s Dear Parents/Carers/Former Pupils, As part of our closing celebrations we would like to hear from former pupils, parents, teachers etc. about when you were here in St Andrew’s and what you are up to now. Please “Take a Selfie,” individually or as a group, and send it to us with the date you were here and a short message. It would be lovely to hear from the many people who have come through our doors. Please spread the word to anyone you know who was here from 1969-2018. Don’t be shy!
St Nicholas Primary School Dear Parents/Carers, We would like to invite all children who have enrolled for St Nicholas Primary School to join us for some visits. This will help the children and parents begin to get to know each other and join together in some fun activities. Dates for your diary: Friday 18th May at 2.00 – 2.45pm The children will enjoy some fun activities and there will be tea/coffee for parents to have a chat. Wednesday 13th June at 2.00-2.45pm There will be a talk for parents in the school hall and children will go into classes for some activities. We look forward to meeting you all. E Cowie DHT
Safeguarding in the Catholic Church. “In God’s Image” is the new safeguarding document which has been distributed to all parishes in Scotland. Leaflets are available in the porch giving information of the safeguarding efforts being made by the Catholic Church in Scotland.
The National Evangelisation Team (NET) in Scotland is a team of 10 young adults who conducted 93 retreats this year reaching out to over 7000 young peo- ple encouraging them to love Jesus and embrace the life of the Church. Another team will be coming next year from October 2018 to May 2019 to continue this work. Throughout the year the team stays at host homes for one-week periods. We need more host homes for next year’s mission. Whether you have extra beds or floor space for sleeping bags, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information to host team members. Thank you!
Next NET Retreat here in St Andrew’s - 27th Jan 2019 for P7 Confirmation pupils.
Special Collections : 13th May – Communications. 3rd June – Day for Life. 1stJuly – Peter’s Pence.
Church Halls are available at weekends for birthday parties, christenings, anniversary parties, fund raisers, weddings and funerals. For further details, please visit the web site on http://www.standrewsbearsden.co.uk/church-halls.html or call the Halls Letting Secretary on 07528 425 698.
Call for new Halls Committee members . The Halls Committee is looking for new members. Over the last few months, three long standing committee members have stood down and we are looking for some new blood to support this active group. The halls are a valuable asset for the church and have raised over £15,000 per year for the last few years for church funds through commercial lets and private functions. The Halls Committee is responsible for managing these lets together with the maintenance of the decoration of the halls, keeping consuma- bles topped up and assisting at some Parish functions. The committee meets, on average, 4 times a year. The committee is looking for new members to help with the running of this important aspect of parish life. If you are interested in joining the committee, or want to find out a bit more about what they do, please contact Father Mackle on 0141 942 4635.
Interested in Becoming a Catholic? Not baptised? Baptised in another faith? R.C.I.A—(Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) will begin in the Autumn. R.C.I.A. Programme of Learning and instruction prepares adults for the Sacra- ment of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist , usually celebrated at the Easter Vigil. Please speak to Father Mackle if you would like to know more about R.C.I.A and the Catholic Faith.
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Louise Dolan, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Joseph McDermid, Charlie Harper, John Gerard Miller, Michelle Rajab, Matthew Craig, Maurice Boyce, Maria Giovanazzi, Geraldine Moy, Pat O’Neill, Michael Timoney, Baby Julia McLeod, Charlene Bishop, An- namarie McGill, Angela McLeod, Charles Kerr, Eleanor Cheyne, Eliza- beth Cairns, Olivia McNulty, Susan Kelly, Father Noel Burke, Gerry Mo- ran.
Recently Dead—John Prior (junior) Fofi Griva Basta, Annamaria Dowling, Marie MacLeod, Hazel Hughes, Callum Dunne
Anniversaries—Andrew Thompson, John McKinnon..