and given to a people that will produce its fruit."
16–35-year-olds are invited to join us for ‘An Audience With’, a series of afternoon events that we will host in Turnbull Hall. These sessions will have guest speakers sharing about their journey with God and how they discerned their vocations and will allow space for young adults to discuss, pray and ponder their own journeys. To find out more about these youth events and to register go to www.rcagyouth.co.uk/events.html
YOUCan Scotland (Young Catholic Adult Network) is a UK wide group which brings together young Catholics, aged 18-45. We plan UK wide weekends away but also social activities. A night at Avant Garde, King St, Trongate, has been organised for a ceilidh, on Saturday 4th November at 8p.m. Tickets £5 can be bought on eventbrite.com or at the door on the night. Do contact Rina if you would like to join the WhatsApp firstname.lastname@example.org To attend the ceilidh, please contact Marie on 07963 788 087.
It was a joy to have Fr Joe Dillon with us earlier in the year. He is now fully back in Brazil and altogether his book has raised over £6000. He is thrilled that his projects in health and wellbeing will continue. The National Feast Day in Brazil: Nossa Senhora Aparecida is on the 12th October. Say a prayer that day for Fr Joe and his ministry and parish. That day, the 12th October also marks Fr Joe’s 50th anniversary to the day, since he arrived in Brazil. Keep up the good work, Fr Joe.
Marian Action - a group which is dedicated to apostolic work amongst Glasgow's homeless. Annual Thanksgiving Mass Thursday, 12th Oct 7.30p.m. in the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Balornock, with tea following. The purpose of this Mass is to pray for the homeless, to thank God for the work of the year gone by, and to consecrate to Him for another year. For further details, please email email@example.com phone John on 07547734668.
Lobby your MSP against dangerous proposals to legalise assisted suicide. Scotland must reject assisted suicide. We should be caring for people, not killing them. Say ‘NO’ to assisted suicide. Visit the website, Scottish Parliamentary Office, for guidance on contacting MSPs. rcpolitics.org/assistedsuicide/
Catholic Parliamentary Office – Sign up for the latest news and articles at rcpolitics.org ~ raising Catholic pressing matters in a political forum ~ protecting Catholic values ~ making the voice of the Catholics heard in Scottish and UK Parliaments
It is right to struggle against an unjust economic system that does not uphold the priority of the human being over capital and land. Pope Saint John Paul II, Laborem Exercens, para. 12
Laudato Si’ - On Care for our Common Home - The problem is that we still lack the culture needed to confront this (climate) crisis. We lack leadership capable of striking out on new paths and meeting the needs of the present with concern for all and without prejudice towards coming generations. (#53)
Visiting Team - In 2019, a team from Ireland visited hundreds of homes and families in our parish. A number of people had said they would like to be revisited. We had every intention to do this, but the Covid era delayed plans. We now have a newly formed parish visiting team of 10, who will soon be going out to chap folks’ doors to “hello” to over 80 people who asked for a revisit.
All P3 parents intending to present their child for the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Lent 2024, please collect before Mass an enrolment form from the sacristy. Forms to be returned, please, by Sunday, 29th October 2023. P4 parents are not required to re-enrol. Your form and all the details on it from last year (P3) will automatically roll on to the P4 list.
Children’s Choir Dates at 10a.m. Mass St Andrew’s Church. If your child is not at St Nicholas’ and they would like to join the choir, please contact Annamaria firstname.lastname@example.org 0141 942 9799 to arrange rehearsal links: today 8th October, 12th November, 10th, 17th and 25th December.
For women affected by separation and divorce-confidential and peer support Friday 3rd November 2023
St Patrick's, Dumbarton 6-8p.m. email@example.com
You can raise FREE donations for the parish every time you shop online. Take a moment to sign up at https://tinyurl.com/StAndrewsBearsden2023
Forthcoming Special Collection: 22nd October ~ Missio Scotland
Before receiving Holy Communion, we are asked to make some act of reverence such as a bow.
The Church is open until 5p.m. Monday to Saturday. Call in and enjoy the peace and quiet, and take time to sit in the stillness in the silence of God.
Tea is served in the hut after daily Mass Monday to Thursday. All most welcome.
It is pleasant to spend time adoring Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. The Eucharist is such a priceless treasure ~ by praying before it, we are able to make contact with Christ present in the Most Holy Sacrament. Saturdays 10a.m. until 11a.m. Confessions throughout.
Confessions also on Saturdays 4.15p.m – 4.45p.m & Sundays 9.15a.m – 9.40a.m
Our soup-run volunteers collect donations every evening from M&S Milngavie for delivery to St Gregory’s Foodbank and Aspire West End. If you are interested in volunteering once or twice a month, please get in touch with Veronica McLaughlin - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support For Drumchapel Foodbank. Non-perishable food items are always gratefully received and can be placed in the House porch. Donations can also be taken straight to the Foodbank at Ladyloan Pl Unit 9, G15 8LB. We regularly use cash donations to purchase food items for delivery straight to the foodbank. Our rota is always looking for more foodbank volunteer drivers. If you can help, please get in touch. Thanks for continuing to give the foodbank your support.
Parish Bulletin: Items for inclusion should be sent to email@example.com by 6 p.m. on the Tuesday before publication. The Parish Bulletin is available weekly on our website/by email for all those on our Parish database and on the noticeboards in the Church porch and the Church grounds.
Recently Dead: Marie Chambers, Tom McGrorie, Margaret Keeshan, Michael Nagle, George Savage, Mario Spadoni and Ray Traynor.
Anniversaries: Annie Malone, Maureen McRobbie, Keith McVicar, Martin O’Callaghan and Eddie Cox.