Deacon Tommy Thompson has completed a period of service in St Ninian’s, Knightswood. Since St Andrew’s, Bearsden, has need of pastoral assistance and since Deacon Tommy has the qualities to serve as parish deacon in St Andrew’s, Archbishop Tartaglia has re-assigned him to the parish for diaconal ministry. We welcome back Deacon Tommy and look forward to his serving and ministering as Parish Deacon in the parish.
Nick Pryce has now begun his third year in the Diaconate Formation Programme. Keep him and all candidates for permanent diaconate and priesthood in your prayers.
Annual Mass to pray for the Canonisation of Blessed Frederic Ozanam this Tuesday 8th September at St Thomas's, Riddrie at 7-30 pm. All are very welcome
Special Collections on – 13th Sept – Assisted Parishes; 27th Sept – Mary’s Meals.
August Coffee morning - Many thanks to all who came along to, baked or helped in any way at the coffee morning on 23rd August. The fantastic sum of £125.28 was raised to help fund the digging of a bore hole to supply clean water in Malawi by registered charity New Ways. New Ways, founded by catholic priest Father Albert Salvans, is a charity dedicated to transforming the lives of some of the world’s poorest people. Your support is much appreciated.
Children’s Choir dates - September 13th & 20th, November 8th & 15th, December 13th, 20th & 25th. Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 01419429799/07749715514 email@example.com
For young people, led by young people. An evening of prayer, contemplation, teaching, testimony and live music. 1st Friday of every month at St Andrew’s Cathedral at 7pm. Just turn up or call 221 3096 for more details.
This Friday 11th September the House of Commons will debate and vote on a Bill to legalise assisted suicide. This will put the most vulnerable people in our society at risk. A number of Scottish MP’s have indicated their intention to vote on this Bill. Please contact your MP, urging them to attend the debate and vote against the Bill. You can find guidance on meeting with or contacting your MP at the Care Not Killing website www.carenotkilling.org.uk/bill2015
An invitation to any carers in the parish who would like to start a monthly coffee group. It can be a lonely job looking after someone and it might be nice to get together once a month for a chat and to support each other. If people are interested, email or contact me with suitable times/dates that would be best for you. I'll then try to find a time that suits most people or we could alternate a couple of days/times. Annamaria Strachan 01419429799/07749715514 firstname.lastname@example.org"
Lunch Club will be on from this Thursday 10th September from 12 til 2pm. For 4 year olds who will be starting school next August. Bring a packed lunch and the children can eat together and have a play. Contact Caroline Flanagan 07867 862022 for any further details.
World Youth Day – Krakow 2016. A meeting for young people aged 16 – 35 interested in WYD 2016 will be held at 7pm on Monday 21st Sept at the archdiocesan offices, 196 Clyde Street. For more details, call 226 5898 or speak to Fr Mackle. We would like to give many young people from St Andrew’s the opportunity to attend next year’s WYD.
Evening Pilgrimage to Carfin – next Sunday, 13th September. Bus will leave at 6.30pm at the Post Office in Milngavie and return at 9.30pm. All are very welcome. The evening will include Rosary Procession, Holy Mass and Benediction. Organised by the Legion of Mary. Next evening pilgrimage will be Tuesday, 13th October.
Pilgrimage to Rome for Holy Year “Year of Mercy”. 22nd – 29th May 2016. Led by Archbishop Tartaglia. See poster for all the details or contact Anne Fitzgerald on 226 5898 email@example.com
On the 24th of each month, pray for peace in Israel and Palestine at 8pm in All Saints Church, Drymen Road. ACT Alliance and Christian Aid are encouraging this as a world-wide ecumenical prayer vigil. See porch noticeboard for more details.
Forthcoming Meetings - 6th Sept at 1pm - Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion; 7th Sept at 10.30am - On-Going Faith Formation (Planning); 10th Sept at 7pm - Parish Pastoral Council; 13th Sept – Commissioning of new Extraordinary Ministers; 14th Sept at 7pm - Parish Retreat (Planning); 15th Sept at 7pm - Liturgy Group; 4th Oct – Parish Retreat; 5th Oct at 7.30pm - Halls Committee.
Discerning a Vocation to the Priesthood? If you think God may be calling you to the Priesthood, and for information on evenings of Catechesis, Prayer and Fraternity to help discern your vocation (2nd Fri of the month) please contact Vocations Director, Fr Campbell, firstname.lastname@example.org (339 4315)
Many thanks to the parishioner who generously donated £500 for the church redecoration project. How about holding or organising a fundraising event to raise money for Re-decoration of the church and re-carpeting of the sanctuary, the approximate cost of which is £22,000?
Mary’s meals offers help by collecting unwanted/unused clothing and bedding, curtains, towels, handbags, shoes, belts and turning them into funds to carry out work overseas. Rags can raise money that in turn helps us to feed starving children. A few Black Poly Bags of clothes can help feed a child for a year (approx £12.20). The van will collect after our Masses on 26th / 27th September—no bric-a-brac please.
Knitters--85 teddies have been passed onto Team Lewis, which will be a great support for the phenomenal work they do. We still have some wool and stuffing left so if anyone would like to put their knitting needles to good use, please text Anne on 07866 009078. Thank you, St Andrew’s Primary PTA
Catholic Newspapers – Scottish Catholic Observer, Catholic Universe, Catholic Times and Flourish on sale in the porch.
Legion of Mary – 7.30 p.m. in the Hut every Tuesday. All most welcome.
Padre Pio Prayer Group – Every Monday at 7.00 p.m. All are very welcome.
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Margaret McGuire, Paul Morton, Mamie Bradie, Dante Biagioi, Peter Crainie, Margaret Merilees, Betty Clark, Hil Black, Karen Hopper (Livingston), Paul Connolly, Louise Dolan, Sheila McCallum, Rosemary McLean, Elizabeth McCusker, Stuart Harvey, Sheena Smith, Charlie Melly, Steven Byrne, Mark Greenlees, Samatha Harkins, Gilbert O’Rourke, Denis Campbell, Ronald Coia, Valentina Colaluca, Christine Turner, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Michael Docherty, Maureen Scott, Christina Jones, Ruth MacKenzie, Patricia Swiatek, Baby Eva Berrey, Maureen Morton.
Recently Dead—Patricia Lynn, Paul Savage, Mairi Piri Rankin, Dara Fearon, Maeve Plunkett, Tom McCormack, Molly Higginson.
Anniversaries—Daniel Collins, William Doherty, John & Veronica Ward, Peter Rourke, Dom Ambrose Southey O.C.S.O., John Lyndsay, Martin E. Dick, James Baillie, Samuel Guidi.