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Contact vocations director Fr Ross Campbell on 01413394315, email Ross.Campbell.firstname.lastname@example.org or visit priestforscotland.org.uk.
Rehearsal & SAS ~ Huge thanks to everyone for coming along to Thursday's First Holy
Remember, this Sunday, May 8, all Primary 4 children in the parish should, please, come along to the Upper Hall at 9am leading into the 10am Mass with children’s liturgy. As the focus for this Sunday's SAS session will be about sharing a meal, we'll provide a small Brioch (chocolate or plain) with a juice drink.
First Communicants Thanksgiving Mass – 10am 5th June followed by a party in the hall.
The Piety Stall has a large selection of First Communion cards and gifts on sale.
Before receiving Holy Communion, we are asked to make some preparatory act of reverence such as a bow.
Sunday Rosary at 4.30pm throughout the Month of May led by the parish’s Legion of Mary.
We wish the P7s a great day’s retreat this Tuesday beginning with 10am Mass. Organised by the archdiocesan youth group and our Youth Ministry Team. Doing their bit for the planet and keeping COP26 alive, P7s will be walking to and from the church.
Sacrament of Confirmation for Primary 7 pupils will be on 4th & 5th June at 2pm. All P7 pupils are invited to an SAS / Catclub session at St Joseph's Church hall this Thursday 12th May 6pm to 7.30pm. This will be run by St Andrew's and St Joseph's and it is a chance for all P7 candidates to get to together and explore Confirmation a little more. We look forward to seeing the P7s on 12th May, and to their celebration of Confirmation in June.
Children’s Liturgy at the 10am Sunday Mass has resumed. As we are hoping to move to two groups again of P1–P3 and P4-P7, we are looking for more leaders and helpers. We would expect involvement to be no more than once per month, all materials are provided and initial involvement will be in a supporting role for the group leaders. Children’s Liturgy is run during school term time only and is a hugely rewarding and fun Ministry within our Church. All those involved in working with children and vulnerable adults must complete Disclosure Scotland and attend Safeguarding Training (on zoom) provided by the Archdiocese, which is all organised through the Parish and will not take up too much of your time. If you are interested in becoming involved in the Children’s Liturgy team, please contact Sharon on email@example.com
Save the date ~ St Nicholas’ Parents will be holding a uniform event to recycle uniforms and reduce waste on Sunday 24th July after 10am Mass in the upper hall. Details soon regarding arrangements for collection of any items of school uniform that your child has outgrown or no longer has a need for.
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week - 8 May It is impossible to have a healthy and sound society without a proper respect for the soil. Peter Maurin, Co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement.
Across the country, households of all shapes and sizes, schools, community groups and businesses, will gather new evidence and count their plastic for one week – 16-22 May 2022.
This will show how much plastic we are really having to throw away, and help push the government, brands and supermarkets to take bold action to tackle the plastic crisis and ban sending our waste to other countries.
Sign up on https://thebigplasticcount.com
Bus to Carfin will leave this Friday 13th May from Milngavie Railway station at 6pm. Price £8. Great that this has started back after being off for the past two years.
Month of May talks and a film on Our Lady & The Rosary will be held in St Ninian’s Church Hall, Knightswood, next Sunday 15th May. 3pm -5.30. All most welcome. Tea & coffee will be served. Organised by Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Praesidium.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Saturdays 10am – 11am. Confessions throughout
Confessions – Also on Saturdays 4.15pm – 4.45pm & Sundays 9.15am – 9.40am
Calling all youth and young adults in St Joseph’s and St Andrew’s: Join with others your age across the Archdiocese of Glasgow on an experience of a lifetime, the World Youth Day trip to Lisbon in 2023. There is a minimum age 16 from February 1, up to the age of 35 at the time of the trip. Details of costs and dates will be advised soon. Please let our youth ministry team know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and the AoG youth team by going online to https://tinyurl.com/wyd2023. Both parishes will happily assist with fundraising/sponsorship.
Bearsden Choir ~ Haydn Nelson Mass & Mozart Vespers. Sunday 22nd May at 4pm. In City Hall. Tickets available from email@example.com
Special Collections ~ Ecclesiastical Students – 8th May; Communications – 29th May;
Pro Life – 5th June.
The Pope's Twitter (@Pontifex
The Pope's Instagram (@Franciscus)
The Pope’s monthly video
Great resources of contemporary commentary by the Holy Father on current issues.
Drumchapel Foodbank. Regularly your donations are dropped off at the foodbank by our parish volunteers. Thanks for continuing to give the foodbank your support.
Our soup-run volunteers continue to collect donations from M&S, Byres Rd & Milngavie for delivery to Drumchapel & St Gregory’s Foodbanks, the Wayside Club & Aspire.
Parish Website – On the latest page and bulletin pages, click on subscribe for a daily summary of the previous day's posts.
Parish Bulletin: Items for inclusion should be sent in by 12 Noon on the Wednesday before publication. Copies of the bulletin are available on Facebook, Twitter, Instgram, the parish website and on our exterior noticeboard.
Please remember in your prayers those in need, those who are sick and housebound and those in hospital.
Recently Dead: Anna Equi, Celia McMeekin, Fr Frank O’Rourke.
Anniversary: Margaret Arioli, Maurice Boyce, John McKinnon, Camilla Sheridan, Andrew Thompson.