SPRED will have a sales table at the Christmas Fair. No cards this year but an eclectic collection of handcrafted items including Christmas bunting, novelty figures with chocolates, chocolate orange covers, wall hangings, scarves, tree decorations, baby/ toddler hat, mitt sets, baby blankets, shopping bags etc. We would very much appreciate your support. Thank you.
Children’s Liturgy: each week in the form of a video of the week’s Gospel reading. This is an excellent resource for parents to use until the children’s liturgy at Mass resumes. Available at: https://www.rpbooks.co.uk/celebrate-following-your-faith
During the month of November, 30 Masses will be offered for all the faithful departed. The November Lists for the Deceased are available in the porch.
Mass for all the faithful departed takes place today at 12noon. The families of those who have lost a loved one over the past year have been invited but, of course, everyone is welcome who wishes to pray for those whom they have lost. Mass will be live streamed.
Catholic Education Week - Education Sunday is 28th November - reflecting upon the Catholic school as a community of celebration and worship, with Jesus Christ at its centre. The collection taken up will be to support the Scottish Catholic Education Service in its vital work of supporting schools.
Catholic Education Week appeal for teachers - For anyone who would like information on becoming a teacher in a Catholic school, please contact the Scottish Catholic Education Service: firstname.lastname@example.org
The church is now open on Saturdays 10am – 11am. Call in and enjoy the peace and quiet. Confessions available throughout.
Daily Rosary has resumed. Mondays in the church (live streamed 9.30am ), and Tuesday to Friday 9.30am in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.
We look forward to welcoming back St Aloysius' College's schola to our 10am Mass on Sunday 21st Nov
Poster Competition time for P1-P4 ~ theme WALK TO WORSHIP. Let your imaginations run wild by designing a Climate change poster. All entries should be made electronically/scanned and sent to email@example.com by 7th Nov at 12 noon. Prizes available for best poster in the categories of P1/2 and P3/4 – good luck!
Climate Change Sunday COP26 Walk to Worship this weekend, if you can. An opportunity to take climate change action! Thinking about the God given air that we breathe and doing our bit to make the beauty of creation cleaner. Our 10am Mass will have a focus on praying for COP26 - praying that the world's leaders will be committed to hearing the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.
The Catholic Church in Glasgow is issuing an extraordinary appeal during the month of November to anyone who may have been affected by any kind of abuse at the hands of clergy or church officials … ‘tell us where we went wrong and how we can do better’.
During the designated month, The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) is conducting an external, independent review of the Archdiocese of Glasgow to hear from people with first-hand experience of how the Archdiocese has responded to reports of abuse.
A spokesman for the Archdiocese said:
“This is a genuine attempt to listen and learn. The Social Care Institute is a totally independent body which will conduct this month long audit. The Archdiocese will have no role except to help to publicise that the audit is taking place, and that the external team want to hear directly from abuse survivors.
The Social Care Institute wants to understand what is happening today and what has gone wrong in the past. They are looking at the responses of people in diocesan roles to knowledge of abuse by clergy or risks posed by clergy and others in Church-related roles, paid or voluntary.
While the audit will concentrate on the last 5 years, we recommend that anyone who has experience of how we have dealt with abuse claims should speak to SCIE staff directly. Nobody at any level in the Church will be told that they are taking part. What you tell SCIE will be confidential and will not be shared with the Archdiocese except as part of an overall report which will absolutely not identify any individual.”
Dr Sheila Fish, SCIE Head of Audit and Review, said:
“We want to understand what is working well and where there are problems. We want to hear from people with first-hand experience of how people in diocesan roles have responded to disclosures of abuse or sharing of concerns.”
When the work has been completed the Archdiocese will publish the report and copies will be made available to survivors.
Anyone who may wish to report on their experience should contact SCIE directly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 07921 251614. SCIE will then get in touch to arrange a time to report to the auditors in a way that suits each individual.
In this Year of St Joseph, please visit our sleeping St Joseph statue. You can write out a petition and place it under the statue. Let St Joseph ‘sleep on it’.
Peer Support Group for Women Of Faith Affected By Separation or Divorce meets first Friday of each month at 6p.m. at St Patrick's Church Hall, Dumbarton. For information contact Tricia Imrie on 07970928028. Please note, the meeting in Nov will be on Fri 12th.
The Pope's Twitter (@Pontifex) and Instagram (@Franciscus) ~ worth following for topical issues.
Pope’s monthly video ~ a great resource of contemporary commentary by the Holy Father on current issues. Available at https://thepopevideo.org/
Drumchapel Foodbank. Regularly your donations are dropped off at the foodbank by our parish volunteers. Thanks for continuing to give the foodbank your support.
Our soup-run volunteers continue to collect donations from M&S Byres Rd & Milngavie for delivery to Drumchapel & St Gregory’s Foodbanks, the Wayside Club & Aspire.
Parish Website – On the latest page and bulletin pages, click on subscribe for a daily summary of the previous day's posts.
Parish Bulletin: Items for inclusion should be sent in by 12 Noon on the Wednesday before publication. Copies of the bulletin are available on Facebook, Twitter, Instgram, the parish website and on our exterior noticeboard.
Please remember in your prayers those in need, those who are sick and housebound and those in hospital.
Recently Dead: Walter Bandiera, Mary Bruce, Jean Crombie, Frances Devine, Marie Queen, Martin Ryan.
Anniversaries: James Brannan, Catherine Doherty, Anna Sarah Hanlon, Edith Higgins, John McCarron, Mary McGrath, Morag McKirdy, Thomasina Munro, Michael Stevenson, Monsignor Maurice Ward, Isabelle Whitelaw.