and kindle in them the fire of your love."
Parish Pastoral Council Meeting – Thursday, 19th June at 7pm in the hall. If anyone has any matters they would like discussed, please contact Thomas McGonigle at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bus to Carfin for the National Pilgrimage. Sunday, September 7th. 1pm – 7.30pm. £3. We would like to gauge the level of interest. Please sign sheet in porch or mention to Dorothy MacLean, if you would like to go.
Passkeepers – Many thanks to Pat Coyle who has stepped down as passkeeper after many years service. If anyone would like to volunteer as a passkeeper, please contact Fr Mackle 942 4635 or Michael Sheerin 943 0935. We are short of helpers especially at Saturday 6pm Vigil Mass.
St Margaret of Scotland Hospice Sponsored Millport Bike Ride - Saturday 21st June. For participants of all ages, although children must be accompanied by an adult. See poster in porch for full details. Visit www.smh.org.uk
Like to train and become a Parish Catechist? If you would like to apply for this two-year part-time course, sponsored by the parish, and train to become a parish catechist, speak to Fr Mackle. This course is also suitable for those who wish to study for their own purposes. For further information, contact the RE Dept on 226 5898 / email@example.com. Information evening - Monday, 23rd June at 7pm in the Archdiocesan Offices. All are welcome.
Piety Stall Rota – We are short of volunteers to assist with serving in the Piety Stall, particularly after the Vigil Mass. If you could spare 15 minutes after Mass we would really appreciate your help. The rota sheet for June, July & August is on the noticeboard at the back of the church. Any questions please call Anne MacIntosh 931 5861 or Annamaria Strachan 942 9799.
St Andrew’s Children’s Choir celebrates its 10th Anniversary. After 10am Mass next Sunday. Alongside the usual church coffee morning, there will be a small celebration for the children and anyone who has ever been a member of the choir. There will be celebration cake and cookies. Everyone is welcome, so please come along. We look forward to seeing you there. Thank you to all the parents for their support again this year. Best wishes, Annamaria Strachan.
P1 to P3 Children's liturgy coordinator needed for the next one or two years, from after summer. Coordinator’s role is to prepare the rota, and liaise with the liturgy leaders. More volunteer helpers also required. Rota is once a month. No particular experience is required, as you will work with an experienced leader for the first few months. PVG clearance is required. If you would like to discuss this further, please contact Fr Mackle 942 4635 or Lorraine 942 1065.
Children’s Liturgy P1 – P3 & P4 - P7 volunteer leaders and helpers. There will be a meeting on Tuesday 17th June at 7pm in the chapel-house.
Gift Aid for 2012/13 brought in a fantastic £15,376 for parish funds. Do you pay tax? Do you gift aid? For every £1 you contribute to St Andrew’s, the parish can claim back an extra 25% of what you give, at no extra cost to you. If you have an income (wage, salary, pension or investment income) on which you pay UK income tax, HMRC will add 25p for every pound you give. Gift Aid Declaration forms available in the porch.
Greater Maryhill Foodbank. Many thanks for your continued support. S.O.S. We urgently need the following: Macaroni, spaghetti, tea, coffee, sugar, tinned fruit, juice, toilet rolls & mayonnaise. Many thanks.
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.
Advice Required: The Halls Committee is looking for some assistance from an architect/building surveyor/interior designer/builder/materials specifier for an issue we are experiencing with protection of the lower hall walls. If you can provide some advice on some cost effective solutions, please contact Gordon Reid on 07528 425 698.
Fr Mackle will be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of his ordination to the Priesthood on Thursday, 3rd July – Feast of St Thomas. The concelebrated Mass will be at 11am – please note change of time – followed by a presentation and refreshments in the hall. All are very welcome. We are asking for donations of home baking (no nuts please) and if possible have them delivered to the hall on Wed. evening – 2nd July. Thank you. D. MacLean – 587 7319
Discerning a Vocation to the Priesthood? If you think God may be inviting you to such a vocation, and for evenings of Catechesis, Prayer and Fraternity to help discern your vocation (2nd Friday of the month) please contact Vocations Director, Fr Ross Campbell, firstname.lastname@example.org (339 4315)
Mass for all children and young people with Additional Support Needs, their parents, families, carers, teachers and friends. This Thursday, 12th June at 7.00 pm - St Andrew's Cathedral. Principal Celebrant will be Archbishop Tartaglia. Refreshments will be served after Mass.
Special Collections this month – 8th June Day for Life; 15th June Archdiocesan Assisted Parishes Fund; and 29th June Peter’s Pence.
Padre Pio Prayer Group – Every Monday at 7 pm. All very welcome.
Mass Attendance – 31st May/ 1st June. Vigil Mass - 123; 10am Mass - 226; 12 noon Mass – 167. Total – 516.