to God who is, who was, and who is to come."
RCAG Youth continue to offer the young people of Glasgow a variety of online opportunities to grow in faith and in fellowship with others during this time. These include Morning Prayer LIVE!, Lectio Divina Online and weekly audiences with guest speakers, amidst other things. To find out more or to get in touch , please check out: www.facebook.com/RCAGYouth
The 29 Club Summer 2020 Draw took place in the Church Garden on 01 June 2020 with the following winners:-
£1000 : No. 18 Alice Corish
£1000 - No. 112 Patricia McDonald
£100 : No. 178 Moira & Frank Kirkwood
£100 : No. 181 Catriona Miles
£100 : No. 94 Catherine Dunipace
£100 : No. 142 Maureen and Edward Smith
£100 : No. 60 Mary Rhodes
£100 : No. 30 Margaret & Don Carvill
£100 : No. 148 Margaret & Hugh Currie
£100 : No. 105 Charles Morton
Please all take care in this strange world we find ourselves in. My special thanks to Fr Joe and Maureen Jackson for helping with the draw … at a social distance!!
To all 29 Club members Thank You for your continued support … and to the winners ..
Enjoy!! and stay safe. All proceeds from The 29 Club are used to support our Parish Development Fund and various charitable causes. Vacancies are available now for the new season with starting in the Autumn with membership at £6 per month or £65 per annum.
Come and Join Us !! Contact: Brian Donnelly on 07484 707750 or Fr Mackle on 942- 4635.
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week - 7 June "An evangelising community gets involved by word and deed in people's daily lives: it bridges distances....and it embraces human life, touching the suffering flesh of Christ in others." Evangelii Gaudium para.24
Video Collage – Photos Appeal - We would like to compile a video collage of the parish pilgrimages from over the years and post it online. So, if you've got photos of Lourdes, Rome, Iona, St Petersburg, San Giovanni Rotondo, Salamanca, Medjugorje, The Holy Land, Schoenstatt or Knock or maybe some other place of pilgrimage, please email them in to Elizabeth at email@example.com by Sunday 21st June at the latest.
Sacramental Preparation - Just to remind all Primary 3, 4 & 7 families that the archdiocesan web page below has been created to support the families of pupils who were preparing to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, First Eucharist or Confirmation, but are now unable to due to the current situation. It is hoped that the materials and resources on this web page will support you in continuing your child's preparation at home. The archdiocesan RE Dept will continue to update this web page over the coming weeks, so please keep checking it and their Twitter and Facebook pages for updates. In the meantime, it is hoped that these activities uploaded are of some use. Please don't hesitate to phone or email the chapel house, if any help or support is needed.
With our piety stall being closed we are offering individual cards for posting, or collection from the chapel house porch. We have a full range of cards for almost every occasion, all £1 or 40p each. P&P is £1 per order (up to 4 cards) or free if collected from the chapel house porch. Email Annamaria (firstname.lastname@example.org) to place an order. Payment is by bank transfer or cheque.
Virtual Mass:- the Cathedral streams Mass twice per day (1300 & 1715) on Weekdays and on Sundays with Vigil Mass Saturday at 1715, Sundays 1000, 1200, 1715). You can join in spiritually through the link on their website or by going directly to the link https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-andrews-cathedral
Monsignor and Fr Mackle continue to celebrate Mass each day separately praying for the parish community and their intentions.
Drumchapel foodbank: If you can, as part of your daily exercise this week, drop off a food donation in the chapel house porch and our volunteers will get it to those in need. Also, If you know of anyone who lacks resources to buy food, please mention the foodbank at St Joseph's Milngavie (hall on left hand side), which opens from 2pm to 3.30pm on Fridays and 12.30-13.30pm on Sundays.
Our parish's soup run continues to deliver more than 700 GWR hot meals each week to families and individuals in need. This includes deliveries to Drumchapel and St Gregory's foodbanks, those in emergency accommodation across the city and a registered charity in Drumchapel supporting vulnerable families.
Flourish – this month's available at www.flourishnewspaper.co.uk
The Bishops’ Conference of Scotland has finalised its proposed infection control standards which will govern the reopening of parishes and have sent their guidelines to the Scottish Government.
President of the Bishops’ Conference, Bishop Hugh Gilbert, said: “A great deal of work has been done to provide guidance and support to clergy as they prepare for the phased reopening of our parishes. The guidelines have been prepared to reflect advice given in the Scottish Government’s Route Map on the gradual removal of restrictions...
Bishop Gilbert added: “We would hope to be able to issue our infection control and liturgical guidelines within the coming week.
"They will highlight the fact that the obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains dispensed until further notice and everyone is asked to consider carefully whether or not they should return in the early phases.
"We are mindful of our duty of care to elderly clergy and lay people, which together with social distancing reductions in capacity will mean that the availability of Mass may reduce in some areas.”
Visiting of Sick and Housebound:- The clergy and extraordinary ministers of holy communion unfortunately are not permitted to visit the sick and housebound as these are high risk people and we need to avoid bringing the virus to them. Please don't hesitate to phone 942 4635 for telephone ministry.
Sacrament of Reconciliation:- If you would like Confession, that can be done in the Church grounds observing social distancing. Phone beforehand to arrange a time. Also, if it suits, I can come to you for Confession in your garden.
Parish Bulletin:- Any items for inclusion in the bulletin (including names for recently dead, month's mind and anniversary lists) should be put through the letter box of the Chapel House or sent by email: email@example.com by 12noon on the Wednesday before publication. Copies of the bulletin will be available on Facebook, Twitter and on the parish website.
Parish Website – Latest - Bulletin - Just to say that on the latest page and the bulletin page, a subscribe button has been added which allows users to have a daily summary sent each morning with the previous day's posts. If you don't use social media, but would like to be kept posted, then all that's asked for is your email address – you can unsubscribe at any time – it's all clearly marked.
Parish YouTube Channel - The parish now has a YouTube Channel on this link.
We have regular Sunday Gospel reflections, hymns, night prayers and other videos.
Meditation Corner - Monsignor Ryan has been sharing weekly meditations on this web page.
Recently Dead – Marjory Morgan, Aisling Early, Harvey Western-Browne,
Steven Stoddart, Mae Campbell
Anniversaries – Brian McCool, Gerald O’Hara