Forty Hours Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Sunday 8th March. At the end of the 12noon Mass, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Time for private prayer and adoration. Evening Prayer at 5pm. Night Prayer at 9pm.
Monday, 9th March 10am Mass concluding with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Time for private prayer and adoration. Holy Hour at 7pm will be led by Deacon John Fletcher. Confessions available throughout. Night Prayer at 9pm.
Tuesday, 10th March, 10am Mass concluding with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Time for private prayer and adoration. Holy Hour at 7pm will be led by Deacon Kenny McGeachie. Confessions available throughout. Night Prayer at 9pm.
Stations of the Cross Fridays at 7pm during the Season of Lent followed by Confessions.
I invite you, during this holy season of Lent, to take a few extra minutes each week to be still before God at our Saturday morning Adoration. If shopping at the cross, or out for a coffee, pop in to St Andrew's for a few minutes of quiet prayer. Quiet your heart that you might hear His heart speak: Heart to heart. Come with all your concerns and worries; come with all your hopes and desires; come as you are. But most importantly simply come with your heart. Place it all before Jesus truly and really present in the Blessed Sacrament. Quietly sit in His presence. Gaze upon Him as He tenderly gazes upon you. Listen to His quiet voice: Heart to heart. Each Saturday during Lent 10.30am - 12.30pm "Be still and know that I am God." (Psalm 46:10) Fr Mackle
“Our Lady, Disciple of Christ, Mother of the Church” - is a talk which will be given by Father Mark Cassidy this Thursday 12th March at 7pm in the Upper Hall. Father Cassidy is a former naval chaplain and Spiritual Director at the Scots College in Rome and currently the parish priest of St Mary’s Lochee, St Columba’s and Ss Leonard and Fergus, Dundee. Using Scripture passages Father Cassidy will help us consider the way in which Our Lady is a true model for our discipleship of Christ. Please come and join in the discussion.
Dates and Times for Primary Three Sacrament of Reconciliation (First Confession) - During The Season of Lent (29th Feb – 5th April )
Saturdays 10.30am – 11.00am; & 4.15pm – 4.45pm; Sundays 9.15 – 9.40am. Family members are encouraged, too, to take the opportunity then to go to the
Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Adult Faith Formation – the next DVD in Bishop Baron’s Pivotal Players series will be shown be shown ~ Thurs19thMarch 7 pm ~ Upper Hall. The subject of the episode being shown is G.K. Chesterton convert, writer, philosopher, lay theologian. Please join us for tea/coffee and Bishop Barron’s insight into Chesterton’s impact on modern day Evangelism.
Vision Aid Overseas - Do you have old spectacles at home you no longer use? If so we will be collecting old glasses for Vison Aid Overseas to recycle during Lent. Please put any unwanted spectacles in the box in the Church Porch.
The Pope Francis Faith Award participants, who proudly wear their PFFA lanyards, continue to get involved in various parish Faith actions, such as altar serving, handing out bulletins, helping with passkeeping & SVDP, children’s liturgy, children’s choir, children’s music, reading, serving in the piety stall, delivering Reachout, and assisting at youth events.
Messengers Meeting, Monday 16 March. All Messengers are asked to attend Easter Reachout meeting in the Lower Hall - Area Leaders at 7.00 p.m. & Messengers at 7.30 p.m, Please note the earlier start times.
Coffee Morning—next Sunday 15th March. Please come along and join us in the upper hall, after 10 am Mass, for tea, coffee and some delicious home baking. This month we are raising funds for Fr Mathew Parumoottil’s parish school in India, which teaches English Language to pupils to improve their employment prospects. The school needs text books to lend to individual children who cannot otherwise afford them.
Lent Reboot Youth Evening – Sat 21st March 6.30-8.30pm, after St Joseph’s 5.30pm Vigil Mass – for all in P6 – S3 in the cluster ~ a chance to reboot your relationship with Jesus and your Faith. Games, activities, fun & friendship, & lovely homemade soup and bread.
St Andrew’s Readers’ Rota - We are currently short of readers for the 10am Sunday Mass. The usual commitment is approximately one reading per month. If interested in becoming a reader at this particular Mass, please contact Catherine.email@example.com
Children’s Liturgy is also looking for more volunteer helpers. If you would like to help, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Helpers on duty usually once a month.
St Nicholas’ Children’s Choir – March 8th, 15th & April 12th (to be confirmed) Any queries please contact Annamaria Strachan email@example.com / 07749715514
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week - 8 March (International Women’s Day) She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy. Proverbs 31:20
The annual Mass of St. Patrick ~ Saint Andrew's Cathedral ~ Sat 14th March 11am. Archbishop Tartaglia will be the celebrant. All most welcome.
Day of Confession ~ Saint Andrew’s Cathedral ~ Thursday 2nd April. Priests will be available from 7.45am until 5.45pm.
Poverty Suppers ~ a simple meal of soup, bread and cheese. Donate the cost of your evening meal to SCIAF! 7pm input, 7.30pm food. 8.15pm teas and questions ~ Immaculate Conception Church ~ Wednesdays in lent. See poster for full details. Organised by J&P.
Lent Concert - University of Glasgow Choral Society & Chapel Choir are performing Dvorak Stabat Mater on Saturday 14th March 2020 at 7.30pm in the University Memorial Chapel. Ticket available at the door - £10; Students £5 with ID.
The second collections during Lent are for Sick & Retired Priests Fund except on SCIAF Sunday (22nd March). Pick up from the porch a SCIAF Wee Box/Big Change Lenten pack.
Please keep in your prayers Yvonne McCafferty and Jen Wright, who are journeying through this Lenten period of RCIA preparing to become Catholic this Easter.
Community Justice Glasgow is seeking thoughts from parishes to consider how they might support the vision for a network of support hubs in Glasgow for vulnerable people caught up in the justice system serving a community or prison sentence. There will be a consultation event in the City Chambers on 21st April 9am-2pm. If you would like to represent St Andrew’s at the event, email Lyn.Pyper@glasgow.gov.uk and mention too to Fr Mackle
Some Positive Things We Can Do During Lent
14th March: Sanctuary in Scotland day conference on human trafficking in Edinburgh – to book, Google “Sanctuary in Scotland Eventbrite”.
24th March: Training event on human trafficking: Immaculate Conception, Maryhill 7pm-9pm - training to recognize the signs of trafficking and how to respond. To book, Google “Hope for Justice Maryhill training”;
26th March: Lenten reflection, St. Joseph’s Milngavie;
28th March. Earth Hour event Gavin’s Mill;
5th April: Walk to Worship
Lenten Stations of the Cross Pilgrimage Milngavie –Balloch - Helensburgh: For 18-35 year olds, 20-21 March. Inspired by the Polish “Extreme Way of the Cross” ~ a penitential pilgrimage undertaken over 12 hours from evening to morning ~ begins and ends with Holy Mass and is undertaken in complete silence. Join us and make this Lent one of real interior conversion. To sign up, e-mail KSC.Council.One@gmail.com