be the first to throw a stone at her.”
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My Light in your Eyes videos (on this link) produced by St Andrew’s parishioners is a dialogue between Christ and us. Both as individuals and as a community he invites us to the Sacrament of Reconciliation. He wraps us in forgiveness and restores us to our rightful place in the community...just in time to celebrate Easter.
Reconciliation Service There will be a cluster Lenten reconciliation service on Thursday 11th April at 7pm in St Joseph’s. This is an opportunity for us to become reconciled with the Lord and with each other. Priests from the parishes in the cluster will be available for individual confession. Please join us as we prepare for Holy Week.
Sign Up Sunday. St Andrew’s parish needs you. Our parish needs more volunteers for existing ventures, groups and particular ministries. We are looking for more people to get involved in the various areas of the parish’s life and mission. Please think about signing up for involvement in an area of parish life. Come to Sign-up Sunday, upper hall, 27th/ 28thApril.
Youth Ministry Team- If you would like to get involved, please contact Fr Mackle or one of the members of the team, or sign up on Sign Up Sunday 28th April. We’re always looking for ideas as well for youth events. If you’ve any, and would like to help out with them, let us know. Next youth ministry meeting – 7th May atpm.
SAS (St Andrew's Squad)is also looking for more helpers. SAS meets for a fun and informative session with the children preparing to make their Sacraments. These sessions last for an hour and there are only 3 of these each year, so it’s definitely NOT ahuge commitment.If you would like to assist, then please think about signing up to help on Sign Up Sunday. To find out more about what's involved in being a helper with SAS, call Margaret Hendry on 563 9993 /firstname.lastname@example.org or Veronica Maguire :-email@example.com/ 07884468212
Music - The music ministry in St Andrew’s is an important part of the Liturgy. We always like to try and ensure that all the weekend Masses are covered musically. Some, at present, unfortunately, are not. If you would like to get involved and join the parish’s music ministry as an organist, pianist or instrumentalist please contact Sally Mulholland firstname.lastname@example.orgIt doesn’t need to be a permanent or regular commitment throughout the whole year. You might be a student and when home on holiday can help out for a couple of months. If you can help, please do get in touch. Thankfully, at present, we have a sufficient number of cantors.
First Holy Communion Masses – Volunteer first communicants required to read at each Mass - bidding prayers (6), the welcome (1), help with the offertory (6), and the thank you (1). One Mass ministry per child. Please email email@example.com All roles allocated on a first come first served basis.
Stations of the Crossevery Friday at 7pm during the Season of Lent.
The church will be closed on Monday 8th April after 10am Mass for carpet shampoo cleaning of the main church, sanctuary, porch and Blessed Sacrament Chapel.
Volunteers requiredto have their feet washed at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7.30pm Thurs 18thApril. Sign up sheet on the noticeboard.
Lent 2019 Thank you to all those who have made great efforts by coming out to weekday Mass, Morning Rosary, and Stations of the Cross - keep it up!
Prayer/ Spiritual Material Please have a look at the parish library where you will find a great selection of reading/reflection material including SCIAF Stations of the Cross. A good selection of books too for children in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.
An interactive, multimediaSCIAF Stations of the Cross will be celebrated in St Joseph's today Sunday 7th April at 5pm. All parishioners of the cluster most welcome.
Lenten Day of Confessions: in Saint Andrew’s Cathedral Thurs 11thApril, from 7.45am until 5.45pm. This may be handy for you if you are in the city centre for work or shopping.
Way of the CrossLarge Screen Presentation – Monday 15thApril at 7.30 p.m. in St Andrew's with our friends from the Association of Bearsden Churches and the parishioners from St Joseph's and St Benedict's followed by refreshments in the hall. All most welcome.
Children’s Choir – April 21st(Easter Sunday). All at 10am Mass. Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 0141-942-9799 or 07749715514—firstname.lastname@example.org
Easter Vigil – 8.30pm on Saturday 20thApril begins with the blessing of the Easter fire in the grounds behind the hall. Pamela, Gabby, Joakim, Stephen and David, who for the past year have been journeying through RCIA, will enter the Catholic Church at this Mass. Refreshments will be served in the hall afterwards. Please note, there will be no vigil Mass at 5pm on 20thApril.
First Confession - Sacrament of Reconciliation- Dates and Times for P 3 -
During the Season of Lent (up to Easter Sunday, 21stApril) Saturdays - 10.30am – 11.00am & 4.15pm – 4.45pm. Sundays - 9.15 – 9.40am Family members are encouraged, too, to take the opportunity to go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Bringing musical memories to people with dementia.Fantastic, mood lifting fun for all ages. In St Andrew’s upper hall, Saturday 11th May 7-10pm. Free event. Booking at bearsdenfestival.org.Part of the Bearsden Festival 10th - 19th May.
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week (Nearest Sunday before International Street Child Day) I don't know a more irreligious attitude, one more utterly bankrupt of any human content, than one which permits children to be destroyed. Fr. Daniel Berrigan S.J
Rohingya Exhibition We are honoured to host SCIAF’s photographic exhibition of the Rohingya tragedy during Lent. aid agency not only lifts people up to dignity and independence but is also there to help in a crisis, such as among the Rohingya people. exhibition will be displayed in the church until 16thApril to allow us to reflect on the stories of these people who have suffered so much and to pray for them and others in distress this Lent. St Andrew’s & St Joseph’s Justice and Peace Group
Annual Pro-Life Chain Saturday 27th, from 11am on Lothian Road, Edinburgh. Apeaceful and prayerful public witness of pro-life individuals standing and praying for an end to abortion.The Rosary will be led by Archbishop Cushley from 10am in Sacred Heart Church, Edinburgh. For more information contact email@example.com or 0141 221 2094.
Hymn Book Amnesty –If you’ve maybe borrowed a hymn book for baptism, wedding or funeral arrangements, could you please hand it back soon. The number of hymn books has dwindled by over 150, and we’re hoping to get back up to having a sufficient number again for our liturgies.
Glasgow City Council is consulting with the public on the future entry requirements of Notre Dame High School. The consultation link is www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/C2LDO/See porch noticeboard for more details.
Drumchapel Foodbank All donations of non -perishable food items and toiletries placed in the boxes in the church porch are gratefully received, and delivered every Monday to the foodbank.
Catholicism Series of DVDs continuesin the Upper Hall on Thursdays at 7pm.throughout Lent and early Eastertide. You don’t have to have attend ed the earlier ones, but can drop into those you have time for. The upcoming episodes are:-
11th April Episode 6 A Body Both Suffering and Glorious (The Mystical Union of Christ and the Church)
25th April Episode 7 The word Made Flesh, True Bread of Heaven (The Mystery of the Liturgy and the Eucharist)
2nd May Episode 8 A Vast Company of Witness (The Communion of Saints)
9th May Episode 9 The fire of His Love (Prayer and the Life of the Spirit)
16th May Episode 10 World Without End (The Last things)
Have you ever considered adoption as a way to grow your family? Could you provide a loving, stable family environment for a child who needs a forever home? If you would like to find out more about the adoption process, please visit www.stmargaretsadoption.org.uk or contact us on 0141 332 8371 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Gift Aid Envelopes - 2019/2020- Parishioners who use the envelope system for Gift Aided donations please pick up your new box of envelopes from the table in the church porch. Only NEW envelopes should be used from w/end of 6/7 April 2019.Any remaining old envelopes, in your current box, should be destroyed.
If you are a taxpayer and would like to sign up to make donations via Gift Aid, please speak with one of the team or enter you name and address etc. on the sign-up sheet on the table.
Many thanks to you all.
St. Andrew’s Finance & Fabric Team.
Please remember in your prayers those in need, those who are sick, and those in hospital.
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