Once again, many thanks to everyone for your cooperation at Christmas time ensuring that numbers were manageable for our Christmas Masses and that our church was safe for all at all times. As we begin this new year, it would be good, if you feel you are able, to see more and more people coming back again to Mass. For your reassurance, our church and both halls, should they need to be used, are arranged again for social distancing, with all areas being well ventilated. The maximum number our church is able to accommodate at present is just less than half of our normal capacity – ensuring the comfort and safety of all those who attend.
Primary Three First Confession Parents’ Meeting – Thursday 13th January 2022 at 7pm in St Andrew’s Church. First Confessions will be on Saturdays 12th & 19th March 10am – 11am.
Primary Four First Holy Communion Parents’ Meeting Thursday 20th January 2022 at 7pm in St Andrew’s Church. First Holy Communion Masses will be on 14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd May at 2pm.
Primary Seven Confirmation Parents’ Meeting – Thursday 3rd February 2022 at 7pm in St Andrew’s Church. Confirmation Masses will be on 4th & 5th June at 2pm.
Huge amount of thanks to Marie Melly and Christina Mayer, who, after many many years at the keyboard and Riso, are retiring from producing the parish bulletin, a job which they’ve done very faithfully week in week out since Monsignor Henry's time. We're very grateful to Marie and Christina for all their good work and tremendous amount of commitment over the decades ensuring that parishioners were kept fully informed of parish bulletin news. Since the pandemic, our bulletin is now online only, with a printed copy on our outdoor noticeboard, and we're grateful to Catherine Dunipace who has kindly agreed to look after producing the weekly bulletin.
Our piety stall, thanks to its staff, continued to operate during another trying year. Huge thanks to the stall’s staff, who generously give of their time, and to all who support it with their purchase. £800 profit was raised in 2021 ~ a terrific boost to parish funds.
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week – 9 January (Baptism of the Lord)
In its missionary action, the Christian community is called to go out to meet others always proposing and not imposing, giving testimony, sharing real life with people.
Pope Francis, Angelus 12 January 2020
If you have a disability that affects your attendance at church or participation in any of the liturgies, and would benefit from some assistance or adaptations being made, please let us know. Email: email@example.com or call 942 4635.
Emmaus supports formerly homeless people by providing a home and meaningful work on one of their social enterprises. If your old furniture, sofas, white goods and electricals are in good condition, Emmaus will collect for free. Call 0141 342 4089.
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.
Year of St Joseph might be by, but our sleeping St Joseph statue remains in our grounds. You can write out a petition and place it under the statue. Let St Joseph ‘sleep on it’.
St Nicholas Care Fund take home collection boxes to be returned please by 16th Jan.
Children's Liturgy - The weekly video of the Sunday's Gospel reading will continue to be available until further notice at: https://www.rpbooks.co.uk/celebrate-following-your-faith This has been an excellent resource for parents to use while the children’s liturgy hasn't been on.
NET Ministry we’re hoping will be returning next month. NET are ten young Americans who are doing great youth ministry work in schools and parishes. More details soon.
Why not keep your crib up in your home for 40 days until 2nd Feb? The 40 days allow us to adore the new-born Christ for longer. If you’re out for a stroll, call in for a wee prayer before our outdoor cribs.
Annual Crib Donations are vital for the running of St Margaret's as the UK's only Catholic adoption agency. St Margaret's aims to ensure that every child has the right to grow up in a safe, loving and secure family environment.
Could God be calling you to serve as a priest or deacon ? Speak to the parish clergy or contact the Vocations Director, Fr. Ross Campbell, firstname.lastname@example.org or 339 4315 Please, pray for vocations for our Archdiocese.
How can we develop our thinking as Catholics? Find out at the Word on Fire Institute. Access videos which address issues ranging from moral teaching and theology to myths about the Catholic Church.
Between now and Easter, please keep in your prayers Jackie, Rebecca, Jason and Rokas, who look forward to being received into the Church at Easter.
Encounter ~ Listen ~ Discern. Keep your eye in our bulletin and social media for arrangements for us getting involved in Synod 2021~ 2023 . Over the next few months we will be asking as many people as possible in St Andrew’s to participate.
St Aloysius’ College Primary 4 – Senior 2 Entrance Assessment. Saturday 22nd January 2022 Register today at stalysius.org
Peer Support Group for Women Of Faith Affected By Separation or Divorce first Friday monthly 6pm St Patrick's, Dumbarton. For information contact 07970928028.
The Pope's Twitter (@Pontifex) and Instagram (@Franciscus) ~ worth following for topical issues. Pope’s monthly video ~ a great resource of contemporary commentary by the Holy Father on current issues. Available at https://thepopevideo.org/
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: Frank Bredin, Robert Campbell, Margaret Rose Capaldi, Tony Docherty, Ella Prior, Elizabeth Smyth, John Strain.
Anniversaries: Maureen McGinnis, Patrick and Mary Mulhern, Charles O’Leary, Archbishop Tartaglia, Robert and Kathleen Teague,
Six Months’ Mind