This is my blood."
Youth Retreat for young people aged 16+ in the Upper Hall this Thursday 11th June at 7pm. The event will focus on the theme of the World Youth Event being held in Stirling in July. There will be a variety of activities, time for prayer and the evening will end with a social event. This promises to be an enjoyable and reflective evening led by Kate and Lucy who are very experienced at working with young adults, so please sign up on the sheets available in the porch, if you are interested in attending.
Ordination - Deacon Frank Trias will be ordained a priest for the Congregation of the Passionists on Saturday, 12th December at 11am Mass in St Mungo’s, Townhead, and celebrate his first Mass here in St Andrew's at 10am on Sunday, 13th December. Keep Frank in your prayers during the course of the coming months as he prepares for Ordination to Priesthood.
Interested in becoming a Catholic? Not baptised? Baptised in another faith? The RCIA Programme (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) will begin in the autumn. RCIA is the process by which adults are received into the Catholic Church. The programme of catechesis and instruction prepares adults for the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist, usually celebrated at the Easter Vigil. Please speak to Fr. Mackle or Monsignor Ryan if you have any questions about receiving the Sacraments as an adult, or if you would like to know more about RCIA and the Catholic faith.
The Monday Club for senior citizens. Enjoy friendship, entertainment and tea every 2nd & 4th Monday at 2pm in the Baptist Church Hall, Roman Road. This is a Bearsden Churches Together Project. Call Rona Armstrong on 956 4318.
Mass for all children and young people with Additional Support Needs, their parents, families, carers, teachers and friends. Monday, 15th June at 7.00 pm - St Andrew's Cathedral. Principal Celebrant - Archbishop Tartaglia. Refreshments will be served after Mass.
Year of Mercy - 8th December 2015, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, to 20th November 2016, the Solemnity of Christ the King, is to highlight the Church's mission to be a witness of mercy. Pope Francis said, "We want to live this year in the light of the Lord's words, “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful" Luke 6:36. Further details in the coming months.
Catholic Pilgrimage Conference – New Dawn in Scotland. 6th – 10th July at St Andrew’s, Madras College. Annual Rosary Procession and Open Air Mass on the 9th. For further information, visit newdawninscotland.com poster in the porch.
Children’s Liturgy Meeting – next Sunday 14th June at 11.15am in the Upper Hall.
To All Extraordinary Ministers who visit the sick and housebound – meeting this Thursday, 11th June at 7.00pm in the chapel-house.
Legion of Mary - 7.30pm in the Hut every Tuesday. All welcome.
Next Special Second Collections – 14th June – Assisted Parishes; 28th June - Peter’s Pence; 12th July – Apostleship of the Sea.
Catholic Youth Festival - 30 July to 2 August at University of Stirling Campus. The event is open to those 14 -25 years of age. If you are keen to go let us know, and contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Padre Pio Prayer Group – every Monday at 7pm. All are very welcome.
Immaculate Conception Parish Fete – Saturday 20th June. 1pm – 4pm. See poster in porch for details of all the various stalls and activities.
St. Andrew's Carpet Bowls annual outing Thurs 18th June to New Lanark and then on to Peebles where High Tea will be served at 5 pm. We have hired a 50 seater bus with toilet facilities and are inviting any non-members to join us. £16 per head. Bus will leave Roman Rd car park at 9.45 am and leave Peebles around 7 pm. We have had a good response from non-members to join us - still some places available so pick up the phone and book your seat now. Contact D.MacLean 587 7319.
St Andrew’s Primary PTA are thrilled to tell you an amazing £2,638.67 was raised at our Ladies Charity Night last Friday. We also got a donation of £14 for Team Lewis so they'll get a total of £1,333.34 and school funds £1,319.33. Sincere thanks to everyone who came along and made it the great night it was, to those who couldn’t manage but bought raffle tickets etc in advance, to everyone who donated a prize and to the team who assisted with the running of the event and the pre-sale of raffle tickets.
Mass attendance – 30 /31May – 547
Maryhill Foodbank. Donations of tins and packets of food will be gratefully received.
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) Alison Burns, Paul Connolly, Louise Dolan, Sheila McCallum, Rosemary McLean, Elizabeth McCusker, Stuart Harvey, Mick Henry, Sheena Smith, Charlie Melly, Steven Byrne, Mark Greenlees, Samatha Harkins, Gilbert O’Rourke, Margaret Cairney, Denis Campbell, Margaret Kearney, Ronald Coia, Mary Cox, Valentina Colaluca, Christine Turner, Dennis Haughey.
Recently Dead—Father Barry, Hugh Wallace, Con Lynch, Teresa Flood, Stephen Love.
Anniversaries--Adela Marie Hilda Murray, Henry Murray, Margaret Allan, Alexander Devitt, Angelo Giovanazzi