Altar Servers, Extraordinary Ministers, Musicians, Passkeepers, Readers, SVDP and the Children’s Liturgy. We are looking for new members for each of these groups. If you think that you would like to contribute to the parish life through assisting with one of these groups, why don’t you join us for a tea and a chat after Mass on 14/15 March? There will be liturgy group representatives in the Upper Hall after the Vigil Mass and at the coffee morning after 10 am Mass and in the Lower Hall after 12 Noon Mass. If you are unable to attend, but want to know more, please contact Father Mackle or the Liturgy Group Coordinator, Elizabeth Reid (563 9717).
Parish Pastoral Planning Weekend 18th / 19th April. After the Vigil, 10am and 12noon Masses, parishioners will have the opportunity to have their say and make suggestions regarding devising a plan outlining the aims and objectives of St Andrew’s Parish community. What do we see as our priorities? How do we engage the parish community more in its life and mission? All PPC members please note that there will be a planning meeting on Thursday 12th March at 7pm in the Upper Hall.
Kevin Farmer, a St Andrew's parishioner, will be running the London Marathon on April 26 for SCIAF’s 50th anniversary. You can sponsor Kevin and support SCIAF by going to www.justgiving.com/Kevin-Farmer/ or sign the form in the porch.
Stations of the Cross – Fridays in Lent at 7pm. Rosary daily at 9.40am. This Lent the UK Government will match every penny you donate to SCIAF’s 50th anniversary Wee Box, Big Change appeal. During Lent the second collection is for the sick and retired priests of the Archdiocese, except for the 4th Sunday which is for SCIAF. Please Gift Aid your SCIAF donation if you can. Envelopes in the porch. This will add an extra 25p to every £1 you give.
Special note for Readers and all who use Missals - on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Sundays in Lent, as these are RCIA Sundays, the readings are taken from Year A.
Fabric & Finance Group next meets 26th March at 7pm in the chapel-house. If anyone has any matters they would like discussed, please contact Brian Donnelly at email@example.com
Fairtrade Fortnight Recipe Book on sale in the porch and the piety stall. Only £2
Passover Meal Wednesday April 1st in the Upper Hall 7:30pm. Following the success of this event last year it is proposed to run the event again. As it involves quite a bit of preparation we need to gauge how much support it will have from Parishioners before confirming that it will definitely go ahead. If you intend to participate in this event please add your name below. If you are willing to help with preparations on the day please add your name to the separate column.
RCIA Please keep in your prayers Jennifer Aire and Alison McDonald as they journey through these final weeks of Lent to become Catholics this Easter.
Mass attendance – 28 Feb / 1 Mar – 608
Sacrament of Reconciliation - Times for First Confession. During The Season of Lent (18th Feb – 29th March) Saturdays 10.30am – 11.00am; & 5.15pm – 5.45pm; Sundays 9.15am – 9.40am. Family members are encouraged too to take the opportunity to go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Children’s Liturgy Meeting – today (Sunday) in the hall at 11.15am for all helpers.
Day of Recollection at Schoenstatt – 25th March. Feast of the Annunciation. Transport to and from. Please contact Liz Healy on 07704059953 and enter your details on the sheet in the porch, if interested. £10 per head. Please bring packed lunch. Tea / coffee will be provided.
A series of talks on the Catholic Faith for young people 16 – 25. Thursday evenings at Turnbull Hall. See porch for full details.
Scottish Classical singer Martin Aelred charity fundraising concert in aid of “Let The Children Live” here in St Andrews on Sunday 22nd March at 7.00pm. Organised by the parish’s Justice & Peace Group, the concert aims to raise essential funds as well as awareness of children living on the street in the Shanty towns of Colombia, South America. Tickets are priced at just £5 (children’s tickets are free) and are available on the night of the concert. Refreshments will be served in the hall after the concert.
St John Ogilvie 400th Anniversary – The Vatican has declared that 2015 is to be celebrated as a Jubilee Year in St Jude’s and St John Ogilvie’s, the Cathedral & St Aloysius. This special honour means that anyone who attends a liturgy in honour of St John Ogilvie may obtain a Plenary Indulgence, for themselves or for the dead, as may anyone who privately prays before a statue or picture of St John in one of these churches and says the Our Father, Hail Mary, Apostles Creed, and a Prayer in honour of the saint. Usual conditions required of going to Confession, receiving Holy Communion, and praying for the Pope’s Intentions. Novena in honour of St John Ogilvie 2nd – 10th March. Novena leaflets available in the porch.
St Andrew’s PTA Fish and Family Fun Night on Sat 14th March in Bearsden Burgh Hall 7pm – 10pm. The event will include a disco, some ceilidh dancing, children’s party games and fish suppers. Admission by ticket only as places are limited. Please call Anne on 07866 009078 for more information.
Children’s Choir 8th & 15th March, 10th May, 14th & 21st June. Any queries, call Annamaria, 942 9799 / 07749715514 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The parish’s SVDP is keen to increase its membership and would welcome anyone who is interested in its work to join and take an active part in influencing the work undertaken. Please speak with one of the SVDP members in the porch after Mass.
Maryhill Foodbank. Donations of tins and packets of food will be gratefully received.
Padre Pio Prayer Group meets every Monday at 7pm. All are most welcome.
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, Mary Cowan, Charlie Melly, Steven Byrne, Archbishop Tartaglia, Mark Greenlees, Samatha Harkins, Margaret Mirrilees.
Recently Dead—Jack McCamley, Jimmy McLaren, Irene O’Donnell, Dave Mason, Sr. Dorothea SND, Sr. Patrick SND, Bishop Joseph Zuza, Margaret Holsgrove, Agnes Lee, Catherine Cameron.
Anniversaries—Kathleen Murphy, Graham Jackson
9 Months Mind—Annie Daniels