· Blessings and Distribution of Ashes at Mass at 10am and 7pm.
· Ashes can be collected from the sacristy for any housebound parishioners.
· Ash Wednesday is a day of fast and abstinence.
· Short Term Pledge for Lent (Pioneer Association) - See notice in porch.
· Stations of the Cross – Fridays in Lent at 7pm.
· Rosary daily at 9.40am.
· Divine Mercy chaplet prayers after daily Mass.
· Lentfest 2016 events programme available in the porch.
· Visit www.lentfest.co.uk An imaginative fusion of faith and the arts.
SCIAF Wee Box – available in the porch.
Year of Mercy cluster Mass (for St Andrew's, St Benedict's, St Joseph's and St Laurence's) will be held in St Benedict's on Thursday, 3rd March at 7pm. Refreshments will be served after Mass in Oliver's. All most welcome. We are hoping for a good turnout. Please note that there will be no 10am Mass in St Andrew's on the 3rd March. There is a sign-up sheet on the noticeboard for those who will require transport and for those who can offer transport.
Dates for Children's Choir February 14th, 21st; March 13th, 20th; May 8th, 15th; June 12th, 19th Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 07749715514 /firstname.lastname@example.org
Baptism Preparation Course - 3rd March at 7pm in the Upper Hall. Parents and godparents are expected to attend. Please note, the dates of future baptism courses are 2nd June, 1st September & 1st December.
Sacrament of Reconciliation – Times for First Confession for Primary Three. During The Season of Lent (10th Feb – 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.
No parking please on the double yellow lines in the grounds. It is important that there is a clear path for emergency vehicles should they need access to the church, hall or house. Also, with the new changes to waste collection, it is important that there is a clear path for the bin lorry on Fridays and Saturdays before noon. Many thanks.
Year of Mercy Lenten Reflections - the first of two will be led by Canon Robert Hill in the Upper Hall at 7:00pm this Thursday 11th February. Tea and coffee will be served and there will be an opportunity for questions and discussion afterwards. Part of our parish's Adult Faith Formation programme.
Padre Pio Group – on 8 Feb novena at 7pm followed by Holy Mass at 7.30pm. Many thanks to the Padre Pio Group for their very generous donation of £150 towards the upkeep of the church.
Year of Mercy Gonzaga Lectures. Mercy and Sin: A Theological Reflection - Tuesday, February 16 - Bishop Hugh Gilbert OSB, Bishop of Aberdeen. Foundations of Mercy? Catholic Social Teaching and the New Politics. Monday, February 22. Lord Glasman, Labour Life Peer. The Mercy Factory: Catholic Education and the Fight for Human Rights.Friday, February 26 Lord Alton of Liverpool, Life Peer. Venue: The lecture hall of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, 232 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow Time: 7.30pm Arrive early, limited capacity!
Annual St Margaret of Scotland Hospice Celtic Ceilidh Dinner and Dance - Friday, March 11 at 7pm. Sponsored and hosted by Òran Mór. There will be a sparkling reception to welcome guests, followed by a delicious three-course meal and a lively Ceilidh. Please join us for a fabulous night of superb food, Celtic music and dancing. Tickets (£35) for the Dinner and Ceilidh are available individually or in tables of up to 12 guests. A limited amount of Ceilidh-only tickets (£10) are available for entry after 10pm. For more information or tickets, please contact the Hospice fundraising team on 0141 435 7018 or email email@example.com. Tickets can also be purchased from Òran Mór.
40 Days for Life: What are you doing for Lent 2016? Can you consider taking part in 40 Days for Life – a Christian Profile Campaign to raise awareness about the crisis of abortion in our country. It has three parts:- 1 Prayer & Fasting. 2 Peaceful Vigil. 3 Community support. This campaign is not looking for financial aid but is looking for a personal public prayer witness. You are being asked to consider adopting helping 40 Days for Life as your Lenten Penance. To sign on or find out more contact rosedocherty@Hotmail.com See poster in porch for more details.
The Beginning Experience residential weekend for those who find themselves alone again through divorce, separation or bereavement. 11th – 13th March at the Conforti Centre, Coatbridge. Contact Ros firstname.lastname@example.org or 0131 669 0003
Kelvin Choir presents Singing at Six – a short concert of contemporary choral music including A Little Jazz Mass by Bob Chilcott. 6pm, Sunday 28th February in St Andrew’s, Bearsden. Tickets £5/£3 (including refreshments).
The Spain of St Ignatius Loyola: The 2016 Pilgrimage is now fully booked. You might want to book early for the 27 July - 3 August 2017 pilgrimage. Travel across Spain in the footsteps of Saint Ignatius visiting: Loyola, Pamplona, Manresa, Montserrat and Barcelona. Led by Fr David Birchall SJ. Visit www.ISC.Glasgow for more details and to book
RCIA – please keep in your prayers Jackie and Geoff Harrison who are journeying through the RCIA process of becoming Catholics this Easter.
Maryhill Foodbank –All donations gratefully received.
February Meetings –World Youth Day 7th at 11am; Adult Faith Formation Talks 11th & 18th at 7pm; Youth Planning 15th Feb at 7pm; Deanery 16th at 11am; RCIA 17th at 7pm; Justice &Peace 18th at 7.30pm; Fabric & Finance 25th at 7pm; Messengers 29th at 7pm.
The Legion of Mary meets Tuesdays at 7.30pm in the Hut. New members always welcome.
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.
Recently Dead—Kevin Maguire, Ian Fitzpatrick, Zach Riley, Cathie McAleavey, Alec Moore, Susan Logan, Tony Healy, Willie McNealis, Alex Moor.
Anniversaries—Calum Smith, Stella Mazoyer, Joseph Muir, William Pugh, Marie Buchanan, Joan Langan.
Months Mind—Fr. Tom Hurley.