meek and riding on an ass,
and on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden."
Passover Meal - this Wednesday April 12th in the Upper Hall 7:30pm
Children are invited to bring a little bell to ring during the Gloria at 10am Mass next Sunday.
Our parish’s deep gratitude for a generous and substantial bequest received recently from the estate of a parishioner who had been member of St Andrew’s for many years.
Holy Thursday - Morning Prayer 10 a.m.(Mass of the Chrism at St Andrew's Cathedral 11.00 a.m.) Mass of the Lord's Supper at 7.30 p.m. followed by ConfessionsNight Prayer of the Church 10 p.m.
Good Friday- Morning Prayer 10a.m.by Confessions. Solemn Liturgy of the Passion 3.00 p.m.followed by Confessions. Stations of the Cross 7.00pm.
Holy Saturday - Morning Prayer 10 a.m.by Confessions. Also, Confessions 6.00 - 7.00 p.m.Easter Vigil 7.30 p.m. (no 6pm vigil)
Easter Sunday Masses.00 a.m. and 12. Easter Sunday Bells - Children ring little bells at 10am Mass during the Gloria.
Holy Week Confession Times:
·Palm Sunday – 9.15 – 9.40am
·Monday 10th – 9.15 – 9.40am and after 10am Mass
·Tuesday 11th – 9.15 – 9.40am and after 10am Mass
·Wednesday 12th – 9.15 – 9.40am and after 10am Mass
·Holy Thursday – after 7.30pm Mass
·Good Friday – after 10am Morning Prayer & after 3pm Service
·Holy Saturday – after 10am Morning Prayer & 6.00-7.00pm
.Easter Sunday – 9.15 – 9.40am
First Confessions - Primary Three Sacrament of Reconciliation - Dates and Times - Saturdays 10.30am – 11.00am; & 5.15pm – 5.45pm; Sundays 9.15 – 9.40am through to Easter Sunday, 16th April.
RCIA & Easter Vigil - Karen Borland, Mark Sullivan and John McDermott will become members of St Andrew’s during next weekend’s Easter Vigil. Karen, Mark and John, who are all baptised, will be sealed with the Holy Spirit in Confirmation and receive First Eucharist. Please keep them in your prayers.
Easter Vigil – 7.30pm on Saturday 15th April. If you have never been to an Easter Vigil Liturgy before, it is well worth attending. Weather permitting, it will begin with the blessing of the Easter fire in the grounds behind the hall. Refreshments will be served in the hall afterwards. Please do make an effort to come along. Please note, there will be no vigil Mass at 6pm on the 15th April.
The Feast of Divine Mercy Sunday will be celebrated in St. Patrick’s Church, Strathleven Place, Dumbarton on Sunday 23rd April 2017. Celebrant Father Felix Adiele. 2.30.p.m. Procession and blessing of Divine Mercy Image, Confessions, Chaplet and Litany. 3.p.m. Mass with veneration of Divine Mercy Image.
Kirkintilloch to Schoenstatt 5oth Anniversary walk Sunday 7th May. Meet at the car park at St Andrew’s leaving for walk at 1:15pm by bus to Kirkintilloch. Bus will drop off at the start of the walk along the old Strathkelvin railway. Distance is approximately 5 miles on a good path suitable for buggies and prams. Drinks and snacks will be available to all at Schoenstatt. Please ensure suitable footwear and clothing for the day. Bus will pick up at approximately 4:30pm to return to St. Andrew’s church. There is a sign-up sheet for those interested at the back of the church.
SVDP (St. Andrew's Conference) is here to help members of the parish. If you need assistance or support or if you know anyone who needs assistance please contact 07757848308 . Confidentiality is assured in all cases.
Drumchapel Foodbank – All items such as cans of food, pasta and toiletries are gratefully received. Collection boxes are taken every Monday morning.
#priesthood2018: about being a priest? the Diocesan priesthood? for Scotland are holding a day for enquirers on Saturday 6th May at Glasgow University Catholic Chaplaincy. more information or to book a place contact: Fr Ross Campbell tel: 0141 339 4315; Ross.Campbell.email@example.com
Nightfever – for young people. You are warmly invited to take a short time out of your busy pre-exams studying and enjoy a calm hour of reflection with adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in candlelight and uplifting music on Sunday 23rd April 7.00 – 8.00 pm. There will be refreshments afterwards. For young people of the parishes of the cluster.
St Andrew’s Parish Golden Jubilee Celebrations in conjunction with The Lisbon Lions 50th Anniversary. Friday 12th May, 7.30pm – 10.30pm in the upper hall. A Family celebration. Evening’s Compere, Lisbon Lion and former St Andrew’s parishioner, Mr Jim Craig, with quiz and screening of highlights of the 1967 match. Tickets £10 includes Fish Supper. (BYOB) Tickets on sale soon.
Big Clean for Easter: In preparation for Easter, the church will be cleaned on Wednesday 12th April after 10am Mass. We are looking for as many volunteers as possible (men as well as women) to come along and help with this task.
As well as the Nightfever in St Andrew’s of 23rd April, there is an evening for Peace, Meditation and Prayer at exam time in St Joseph’s – Friday 28th April 7pm. For young people of the parishes of the cluster.
Alzheimer Scotland Ladies Lunch, Fundraising event. Sunday 7 May. See poster in porch or contact: - Anne O’Donnell, tel: 01360 312544, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org..
St Andrew’s 50th Anniversary Art Exhibition in the church - 16th April through to 7th May will be well worth a visit and look round. Sincere thanks to all the artists who submitted artwork.
Children’s Choir - 14th & 21st May; 11th & 18th June. Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 01419429799/07749715514 /email@example.com
Westerton Male Voice Choir – 22nd April. 7.30pm at New Kilpatrick Church. Tickets £10 – call Pat Buchanan on 07702631077
St Andrew’s Parish Groups- Accounts - Annual Return 2016/2017 Required - the following information from each Group Leader/Treasurer, viz:-
- Name of Group/Activity; office holder name and contact telephone number.
- A copy of your Group accounts for the period 01 April 2016 to 31 March 2017 inclusive.(Income/Expenditure accounts will suffice)
- Sight of the group bank book/statements for the same period together with any comment you deem relevant to the group finances.
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Louise Dolan, Ronald Coia, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Gilbert O’Rourke, Joseph McDermid, Charlie Harper,, Paul Sheridan, John Gerard Miller, Maureen MacIntosh, Michelle Rajab, Matthew Craig, Maurice Boyce, Margaret Kieran, Maura Murphy, Isabelle Cox, Maria Giovanazzi, Clare MacTavish, Gordon Cummings, Ophelia McPhail, Anne Parker.
Recently Dead—Mary Lamb, Robin Dunlop, Ellen O’Brien, Bruce Davidson, Samantha Sodden, Agnes Pomfret, Sadie McShane, Tom Frame.
Anniversaries—Thomas Parker, Charlie Dolan, Agnes Dynes, Kevin Dynes, Maureen Borrett, Bernard Cooper