International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking.– 8th Feb - the feast day of St Josephine Bakhita - herself sold into slavery. We seek her intercession and pray for all victims, and for all those who work to combat this scourge of humanity.
J&P Scotland’s YouTube video on this link, ‘Open Wound’, highlights that Human Trafficking or slavery, happens all across Scotland, in rural areas as well as in towns and cities. St A’s & St J’s J&P
Please keep in your prayers Yvonne McCafferty and Jen Wright, who are journeying through RCIA preparing to become Catholic this Easter. RCIA retreat – Sat. 29th Feb.
Sacrament of Confirmation for P7 pupils of St Andrew's and St Joseph's - Andrew's 7pm 13th May. Enrolment forms, available in the church porch, to be returned, please, by today, 9th February. There is a meeting for parents and sponsors of P7 pupils preparing for Confirmation Thurs, Feb 20th at 6pm in St Andrew’s Upper Hall.
St Nicholas’ Children’s Choir – Feb 16th, March 8th, 15th & April 12th (to be confirmed) Any queries please contact Annamaria Strachan email@example.com / 07749715514
Alzheimer Scotland Fundraising event - Dancing through the Decades with Dega Band.
Friday 28th February 2020 at 7pm. Costs £5 per ticket, BYOB, Raffle. For tickets contact Anne O’Donnell at Alzheimer Scotland Office in Bearsden on 0141 946 0966.
Pope Francis Faith Award P6 PFFA participants proudly wear their PFFA lanyards and wrist bands and continue to enjoy and get involved in various parish Faith actions - altar serving, handing out bulletins, holding the SVDP box, helping with passkeeping, children’s liturgy, children’s choir, children’s music, reading, serving in the piety stall, delivering Reachout, and assisting at youth events.
Coffee Morning—Sunday 16thFeb 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 our local branch of ENABLE, a Scottish charity, working for an equal society for every person who has a learning disability. The charity runs a club on a Tuesday from the Youth Cafe in Milngavie where those attending can meet friends and participate in craft work and play dominoes and pool. The charity is run by volunteers.
Could God be calling you to serve as a priest? Next Vocations Discernment Evening: Catechesis – Adoration - Fellowship: 28th Feb. For further info, contact Vocations Director, Fr. Ross Campbell, firstname.lastname@example.org or 339 4315
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 there is anyone interested in becoming a reader at this particular Mass, please contact Catherine.email@example.com
Children’s Liturgy - We are also looking for more volunteer helpers for the children’s liturgy. Helpers are on duty approximately once a month. If you would like to help, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week - 9 February Among the fruits of justice, mercy to the poor should certainly be considered the most important. That justice which comes from faith belongs to Jesus Christ. It is true that “if one of the brothers or one of the sisters is in need of clothes and has not enough food to live on, and one of you says to them, ‘I wish you well; keep yourself warm and eat plenty’ without giving them these bare necessities of life, then what good is that?” A Quo Die, Pope Clement XIII
COP 26 Glasgow - 9th- 20th November 2020 - an international summit on climate change and global warming. - ".…a good opportunity for our parish communities and parish groups to reflect on the doctrine of creation and on our God-given responsibility to care for the earth and for its climate, its waters, its land, its air and its life. …….I give the invitation to read or re-read the 2015 Encyclical of Pope Francis, Laudato Si – On the Care of our Common Home." Archbishop Tartaglia. An official summary of the document, together with a Q&A Paper are on Twitter, Facebook and on the parish website.
Justice and Peace– Follow J&P Scotland on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or check out the website for information on current issues and campaigns. St Andrew’s & St Joseph’s J&P next meets 18th Feb. If you would be interested in joining, especially in this year of Glasgow COP 26, email email@example.com
Lentfest 2020 Art exhibition 12th - 18th March here in St Andrew’s. We need to make sure that the exhibition is attended by someone at all times from 10.30am until 4.30pm each day. We are looking for help. Please sign up for one or two hours as an invigilator. It would be greatly appreciated.
This Thursday 13th Feb 4.30 – 6pm, Maura McRobbie will do a short presentation on her novel, Howth, in the Chapel House. The book, which is set in Dublin and Glasgow, is semi-biographical and is based on the story of her grandmother. It explores the powerful influences of religion in the early twentieth century. There are only a few first edition copies left following a successful launch last year. These will be for sale at the event. All proceeds will go to St Andrew’s Parish Homeless Fund. The book is also available on Kindle. If you are interested in attending, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or the parish 942 4635
The Archdiocesan Safeguarding Office has confirmed that they will arrange for an ID verifyier to come out to St Andrew’s Parish to verify the forms of all who require their PVG to be updated. More details soon. All new volunteers, and existing volunteers who haven't yet attended the mandatory Part 1 & Part 2 Training must do so as soon as possible.
Part 1 Training Sat 15th Feb, 10 – 11.30am Eyre Hall, 196 Clyde Street, G1 4JY.
Part 2 Training Sat 15th Feb 12.30 – 2pm Eyre Hall, 196 Clyde Street, G1 4JY;
Thurs 27th Feb 7 – 9pm Christ the King, 220 Carmunock, G44 5AP
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is, perhaps, the best way to enter into prayer and draw closer to Jesus outside of Holy Mass. Adoration is sitting quietly before the real presence of Christ, who hears us and who sees us. Consider coming to spend even just a short period of time in adoration and prayer each Saturday 10.30am until 12.30pm.
Drumchapel Foodbank. All donations always gratefully received. The collection boxes in porch are delivered every Monday. Church open Mon – Sat 'til 4.45pm & Sun ‘til 1.30pm.
Justice & Peace – 18th Feb – 7.30pm – House
RCIA – 20th Feb – 7.00pm – Hut
Please remember in your prayers those in need, those who are sick, and those in hospital.
Recently Dead—--Sylvia Birt, Neil Bennett, Jeannette Byrne, Jean Doolan, John Boyle, Gerald Catterson, Agnes Lynch, Liam Smith.
Anniversaries--James & Betty Ward, Eileen & William McGhie, Joseph Muir, Stella Mazoyer, Paul Gerard, Helen Fallen, Margaret Connolly, Thomas & Agnes Cannon, Michael Begen.