Communication and Mercy
Family Food and Fun Summer Social -St Andrew’s, St Benedict’s, St Joseph’s & St Laurence’s Cluster. Food and Fun for all the Family! Sunday, 12th June 1.30pm – 4.00pm in St Andrew’s halls and grounds. Soft drinks included but BYOB. Adults: £1 Children: 50p. Tickets on sale soon.
Special Second Collection for Communications Sunday.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion – meeting Thursday, 19th May at 2pm in the chapel-house.
Many thanks to everyone who helped contribute to the success of the recent Youth Mass.
World Youth Day 2016 The young people of the parish attending the W Y D in Krakow would like to thank Veronica Maguire and her team and all the parishioners for supporting their coffee morning which raised £194. Many thanks also to the many parishioners who also made individual donations to the group on the day.
Quiz Night tonight Saturday (7pm for 7.30pm until 11pm, BYOB) to raise funds for World Youth Day. Small number of tickets left – call 942 4635. Many thanks to those who have already bought their tickets.
St Andrew’s Squad (SAS), today, Sunday for all Primary 4 children in the parish celebrating First Holy Communion. Upper Hall - 9am till 9.45am. For information, please contact Margaret Hendry on 563 9993. Thank you.
First Holy Communion celebrations for our parish community will take place at the 12noon Masses on 15th and 22nd May. Please keep the first communicants in your prayers. Rehearsals – Thurs 12th and 19th May, 10am Mass followed by rehearsal.
Piety Stall: cards and gifts on sale for First Holy Communion and all other occasions..
First Communicants Thanksgiving Mass - Sunday 5th June at 10am Mass during which all the communicants will be presented with their First Holy Communion certificate, and invited after Mass into the hall with their families for a party.
Feast Of St Julie Billiart – An invitation to celebrate the feast of St Julie
Billiart with the Notre Dame Community in Scotland at the Immaculate Conception Church Hall, Friday 13 May at 7.30 pm. All most welcome.
Pentecost Ecumenical Celebration – Sunday, 15th May at 6.30pm in Castlehill Baptist Church, Castlehill Primary School, Rosslyn Road. Organised by Assocation of Bearsden Churches. All most welcome.
Rachel’s Vineyard Weekend Retreat 24 - 26 June. For spiritual and emotional healing after abortion. Will be held near Glasgow. This confidential, supportive retreat is powerful for anyone who has been affected by their own or someone else's abortion experience. For more information, please call Sr Andrea on 07816 942824 or email Marene via the enquiry form on the website www.rachelsvineyard.org.uk
SVDP charity concert in Woodlands Halls on Friday 27th May. Proceeds from the concert will go to support the work of the Ozanam Centre in Glasgow. Details of both these events are on the noticeboard in the porch.
The Annual Fundraising Ceilidh for SPRED (Glasgow) is being held on Friday 3rd June in St Thomas' s Riddrie where our grand raffle will be drawn.Raffle tickets will be on sale after all our Masses 14/15 and 21/22 May.We are very grateful for your support. Lorna Donnelly, 942 0696.
KVO Big Band are raising funds for Bethany Christian Trust by holding a concert at Killermont Parish Church on Wed 11 May at 7.45 pm. Tickets are £5 and include tea, coffee etc and are available at the door.
Your donations to Drumchapel Foodbank will be gratefully received; non-perishable goods such as cans, rice, pasta toilet rolls, nappies etc are much needed and delivered to the Foodbank every Monday morning. Thank you
Baptism Course – parents and godparents of children to be baptised soon are asked to attend the next preparation course on Thursday, 2nd June at 7pm.
Dates for Children's Choir May 8th, 15th; June 12th, 19th Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 07749715514 /firstname.lastname@example.org
The Legion of Mary monthly pilgrimage to Carfin this Friday 13th May. B
leaves from the Car Park opposite the Post Office in Milngavie at 6.30pm. Cost £6. If interested please place your name on the list in the porch. For further information contact Liz Healy on 07704 059953. All most welcome.
St. Andrew's Carpet Bowls summer outing will be on Thursday, 16 June. Cardwell Garden Centre for morning coffee, afternoon spent in Largs, and on to Seamill Hydro for High Tea at 5 pm. Bus will leave Roman Rd. at 10 am and return approx. 8.30 pm. Cost to non-members is £20 and those who joined us last year thoroughly enjoyed it. Please contact D. MacLean - 587 7319 to book your seat.
Parish Year of Mercy Retreat to Schoenstatt, Campsie Glen -1st June, 10.30am to 1pm. Cost £5.00. If interested, then please place your name on the sheet in the porch. If you require assistance with transport then please also note this on the sheet. For further details please contact: Anne O’Donnell on 01360 312544 or 07902921607. Pick up a Schoenstatt retreats leaflet from the Porch.
The Legion of Mary meets Tuesdays at 7.30pm in the Hut. New members always welcome.
Padre Pio Prayer Group meets on Mondays at 7pm. All welcome. For information or interest, please contact Kay Dick 0141 942 7771 or Kate Hay 0141 931 5154.
Forthcoming Second Collections – 8th May – Communicatons; 29th May – Day for Life; 12th June – Assisted Parishes; 19th June – Comboni Mission Appeal; 26th June – Peter’s Pence.
Bearsden Choir. Will be singing an all Elgar Concert on Sat 14th May in Glasgow City Halls at 7.30pm. Concert comprises his ‘Music Makers’, ‘Sea Pictures’ and three beautiful part songs (incl ‘The Snow’). Tickets for this excellent concert still available. Details on handbill in Church porch, or phone Chris Sanders on 942 7519.
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Margaret McGuire, Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Louise Dolan, Charlie Melly, Ronald Coia, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Baby Eva Berrey, Marie Moy, Margie Cornyn, Michael Moss, Russell Rodger, Alexander Pate, Patricia Swiatek, Eileen Merry, Gilbert O’Rourke, Graham Declan McCusker, Noreen Bell, Jim Keegan, Mary Frances Gerrard, Joseph McDermid, Charlie Harper, Alan Johnston, Martin Barnes, Bruce Davidson, Paul Sheridan.
Recently Dead—Teresa McCamley, Teresa Gourley, Peter Rizza, Bernard McCann.
Anniversaries—Bernard Harkin, Andrew Thompson, Martha Stratton, Mary Martin.