for he sent me to bring glad tidings to the poor."
Confessions on Sunday morning as well as Saturday morning and evening.
The Caritas Award 2019 So far, five of our young parishioners have signed up.Still not too late if you would like to become a Caritas candidate. If you are interested in learning about the Caritas award, speak to Fr. Mackle or contact Elizabeth Reid firstname.lastname@example.org
P6 to S1 St Andrew’s & St Joseph’s Parishes. A Date for your diary. Saturday 1st September from 6.30pm – 8.30pm. in St Joseph’s Hall, Milngavie. Games, Open Mic, Disco, Food & Fun.
20-40 Network EventsAged 20-40? Join the mailing list for details of email@example.com
We look forward to the opening of our new school, St Nicholas, on 16th August. Happy holidays, everyone! Opening School Mass and Blessing of the St Nicholas Candles will be on Thursday 30thAugust at 11am.
The St Andrew’s Embroidery Group are working on a panel to celebrate St Nicholas’ Primary. If you would like to be involved please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated for 2018 / 2019 school year P7 pupils of St Andrew’s and St Joseph’s Parishes in St Joseph’s Church at 7pm on Thursday 29thNovember 2018.Enrolment forms available in the porch to be returned please by 19thAugust.
Annual Gathering for Parents: 18thAugust in St. Charles’, Paisley. This gathering is organised and run by the Scottish Catholic Education Service Parent Group.In this historic year, as we mark the centenary of our Catholic schools being run in partnership with local government, and when we see the introduction of a new Education Bill into law, it is more important than ever to promote the role of parents as the first educators of their children.This one-day event gathers parents from across all of our Dioceses and offers support, encouragement and the opportunity to talk with other parents about the challenges and joys of sharing faith with children and young people in today’s world. event is free. To organise catering and resources, please contact SCES on 0141 556 4727 / email@example.com
At this time of our Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdeswe think of Michelle, Gillian and Bernadette from St Andrew’s, and all the pilgrims, and hope that they have a safe and spiritual journey. We pray for them as they pray for us and wish God’s and Our Lady of Lourdes’ Blessings on them all.
Your generous response to recent appeals has been very much appreciated – Good Friday Holy Places - £695; Ecclesiastical Students - £820; Communications - £840; Day For Life - £1,085; Comboni Missionary Sisters - £1,801; Survive Miva - £1,195; & Peter’s Pence - £675.
Levy – The final balance of £10,134 for our 2017/18 diocesan levy of £57,100 has now been paid.
Drumchapel Foodbank As school meals are not provided during school holidays, many families are under additional pressure to provide for their children. If you're able to bring even just one tinned meal to Mass each week over the summer months and leave in the porch, these would be very gratefully received. Many thanks.
Day Trip to Carfin for the National Pilgrimage Mass and Rosary Procession. Sunday, September 2nd. Bus will leave from the Hub at Bearsden Cross at 1pm and return 7.30pm. Cost £3. Please sign sheet in porch, if you would like to go.
Music - If you would like to get involved and join the parish’s music ministry as an organist, pianist, instrumentalist or cantor, please contact Sally Mulholland firstname.lastname@example.org It 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.
New hymns and music -as we are always looking to broaden our repertoire, please join in as far as possible when we're learning new hymns and music settings.
Musicians Wanted:Mass is celebrated each Monday at 7.15pm in Barlinnie Prison.The chaplains would appreciate the help of singers and musicians to lead the singing at the Mass.Commitment would be no more than once a month but could be less. If you can help, please telephone the chaplaincy on0141 770 2059emailBarlinnieChaplaincy@sps.pnn.gov.uk
We are making another appeal for volunteers to clean the church. Many thanks to those who have already volunteered. We could do with some more, though. You would be part of a team and be on once a month for a couple of hours. If interested, please contact 942 4635 / email@example.com There will be a meeting in the church for all volunteers on Monday 6th August after 10am Mass. Many thanks.
Catholic?Not baptised? Baptised in another faith? RCIA programme of learning and instruction will begin in the autumn. Please speak to Fr. Mackle if you would like to know more about RCIA and the Catholic faith.
Mary’s Meals will be visiting the parish to collect any unwanted clothing, rags etc for recycling on Sunday 2nd September.They regret that they cannot take duvets and pillows. They will also sell raffle tickets after each Mass.
Don’t miss this month’s Flourish. Archbishop Tartaglia makes a powerful plea to rediscover the Mass – a reminder of the great truths of the Eucharist, advice on how to receive communion and a call to value the Mass more. Also this month: Archbishop’splea for Georgian boy in Glasgow threatened with deportation; Caritas Award picture special and a fascinating insight into author Graham Greene by Fr John Gannon. Pick up a copy from the porch. Just 70p.
Had a look at the youth noticeboard recently? New photos up of Caritas and of recent Youth Retreat Days.
The church will continue to be open until 7pm each Tues & Fri until 4 Septemberfor anyone who might want to call in for some peace and quiet prayer time.
Our Parish Library has a very extensive range of booksand DVDscovering a wide variety of religious topics. We would like to encourage you to have a look at the books and DVDs.
A Photographic Exhibition of Rohingya Refugeesopened recently in St Andrew's Cathedral and will remain until Tuesday, 17 July 2018.This is a joint venture between Justice and Peace Scotland and SCIAF and the exhibition will be shown in all eight dioceses in Scotland.
“Not all of us can prevent a war; but most of us can help ease sufferings — of the body and the soul.” Dr Ruth Pfau, Sister of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Dr Ruth Pfau was a German-born nun who served as a medical missionary in Pakistan for over 50 years. She became known as Pakistan’s Mother Teresa, and is credited with eradicating leprosy in the country. Following her death in August 2017 she was the first Christian in Pakistani history to be honoured with a State Funeral.
St Andrew’s and St Joseph’s Justice & Peace Group.
The Legion of Mary - new members always welcome. Meets on Mondays at 4pm in the Hut.
Divine Mercy Novena is prayed weekdays after morning Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. All most welcome.
Padre Pio Prayer Groupmeets on Mondays at 7pm. All welcome. Forinformation or interest, please contact Kay Dick 0141 942 7771 or Kate Hay 0141 931 5154.
Celebrate Scotland are holding a Catholic Charismatic Family Weekend at St Ninian’s High School, Rouken Glen Road, Giffnock, G46 6UG on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September following the success of last year’s event. For more information and to book, go to www.celebrateconference.org/scotland.
Lord, Make Me Know Your Ways- Could God be calling you to serve as a priest? Please get in touch to find out more about discerning your vocation, and information about monthly evenings of discernment. Vocations Director - Fr Ross Campbell 339 4315. Email: Ross.Campbell.firstname.lastname@example.org Visit www.priestforscotland.org.uk
Please remember in your Prayers those in need, those who are sick, and those in hospital.
Recently Dead—Rita Hedge, Fr. Noel Burke, John Curran, Tony Way, ~Winnie Foils.
Anniversaries--Andre Mazoyer, Mary Frances Gerrard, David McCallum, Russell Rodger, Joseph Monaghan, Tom Duncan, Rosina Guidi, James Murray.