URGENT: Oppose plans to introduce Assisted Suicide to Scotland. Liam McArthur MSP, has indicated that he expects to introduce his assisted suicide bill at Holyrood in early 2023. This bill risks undermining the provision of palliative care and undermining efforts to prevent suicide. It will make the most vulnerable people, including the elderly and disabled, feel like a burden and its safeguards will prove futile. The current law is the safeguard - it prohibits assisting someone’s suicide and/or killing them by euthanasia. The state ought to support the provision of care, not deliberate killing, for those at the end of life. Please sign Care Not Killing’s petition in the church porch. Do please take copies away for signature support. Alternatively, you can sign online at www.carenotkilling.scot
Our children’s liturgy is a good way for P1 to P7 children to start to understand the Gospel and to get to know other children in the Parish. It takes place during the Sunday 10am Mass during term-time. I would especially like to invite the P3, P4 and P7 parents whose children are preparing for the sacraments to make every effort for their child to attend the children’s liturgy. Many thanks. Fr Mackle
World Youth Day, Lisbon 1 – 6 Aug. Interested in going? Please email email@example.com Assistance will be given re fundraising.
Warm Hubs The Association of Bearsden Churches discussed this at its most recent meeting, with consideration being given to supporting churches in other areas. ABC will advise soon of arrangements.
Toddlers - Pop along to toddlers drop in between 9.30 – 12 each Thursday in the lower hall. Have a cuppa and catch up.
St Nicholas’ Welcome Mass – this Tuesday 11th Oct at 9.30am in the school. All P1 mums, dads, grans and granddads are most welcome to attend.
All P3 parents intending to present their child for the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Lent 2023, please collect before Mass an enrolment form from the sacristy.
P7 parents should collect an enrolment form for Confirmation. All forms are to be returned, please, by Sunday, Oct 30.
Children’s Choir ~ for all P4-P7s of the parish .Older children S1-6 who have missed out because of the pandemic, are most welcome to join too. Please contact Annamaria Strachan (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions and/or to sign up.
St. Andrew’s lunch club - next club lunch Thursday 20th Oct 12.30pm in the upper hall . All welcome. Docome along, relax and enjoy lunch and a good chat with friendly company.
Before receiving Holy Communion, we are asked to make some preparatory act of reverence such as a bow.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – each Saturday from 10.00am until 11.00am with confessions throughout.Please consider coming to spend time in adoration and prayer each Saturday.
Lord, Make Me Know Your Ways - Could God be calling you to serve as a priest? Please get in touch with Fr Mackle or Monsignor to find out more about discerning your vocation. Pick up a copy of the Vocations leaflet from the porch. We had three ordinations to the priesthood this summer, but Glasgow needs more!
Legion of Mary meets on Tuesdays at 7.00pm in the Hut. New members always welcome.
Padre Pio Prayer Group meets on Mondays after 10am Mass.
Evening trip to Carfin - Bus will leave from Milngavie Railway Station on Thursday 13th October at 6pm and return around 9pm. This is our final monthly trip for this year.
For women affected by separation and divorce – next meeting of this confidential and peer support group is Fri 4thNov in St Patrick's hall, Dumbarton 6pm - 8pm. All new members are most welcome. email: email@example.com
Homeless Sunday - 9th October, the day before World Homeless Day on Monday 10th October. The chosen theme for this year is 'Homelessness and Mental Health Issues', which feels particularly timely as World Mental Health Day is also on Monday 10th October. Please check out the online prayers & resources at https://housingjustice.org.uk/homeless-sunday
Laudato Si’ - On Care for our Common Home - Fresh drinking water is an issue of primary importance, since it is indispensable for human life and for supporting terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Sources of fresh water are necessary for health care, agriculture and industry. Water supplies used to be relatively constant, but now in many places demand exceeds the sustainable supply, with dramatic consequences in the short and long term. (#28)
SVDP - The parishioners of St Andrew’s have always been very generous in their support for the SVDP, even during the Covid suspension of collections. Given the more relaxed conditions at Masses and the issues that have been raised recently during Challenge Poverty Week, and that the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty occurs on Monday 17th October, it has been decided to restart SVDP collections after the Vigil and Sunday Masses next weekend.
The St Andrew’s Parish Christmas Fair will take place on Sunday 20th November after 10am and 12 noon Masses, with some of the stalls also available after the Vigil Mass on Saturday 19th. This will be similar to pre-pandemic years, with a selection of parish charities at the event. Could parishioners who would like to host a stall please contact either Anne MacIntosh (931 5861) or Annamaria Strachan (942 9799) before Sunday 30th October to confirm. All profits from the Piety Stall go to Church funds.
Forthcoming Special Collection – Mission Sunday 23rd Oct
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 Bulletin: Items for inclusion should be sent in by Tuesday (pm) before publication. Copies of the bulletin are available on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, the parish website and on our noticeboard.
Recently Dead: Cathleen McAuley, Anna Jo Galloway, Norman MacDonald, James McCann, Kit McCormick, Bernadette Pugh, Audrey Simpson, Rose Strachan.
Anniversary: Raymond Appleby, Maria Giovanazzi, Kitty McKnight, Keith McVicar, Anne Moakler, Philip Murphy, Martin O’Callaghan, Dermot O’Leary.