no one comes to the Father except through me."
We are still looking for bakers and helpers for the monthly charity coffee mornings Contact Veronica Maguire :-firstname.lastname@example.org 07884468212 With enough volunteers, you would be on duty only once or twice per year.
Assisted Parishes Fund - At all the Masses this weekend there will be a second collection for the Assisted Parishes Fund. This is one of the three collections in the course of the year which goes towards the support of our parishes in other parts of the archdiocese who would otherwise struggle to meet their commitments.
Youth - St Joseph’s and St Andrew’s are looking for parents and young adult parishioners 18-25 to join the parishes’ youth ministry team. The team meets a few times a year and looks after the preparations and organisation of youth events in both parishes. If you would like to get involved, please contact 942 4635 email@example.com. We are always looking for ideas as well for youth events. So, if you have any and would like to help out with them, let us know. Next youth event - Discovering Lent Youth Evening in St Joseph’s- 16th March after 5.30pm Vigil Mass. More details soon.
Pilgrimage for Christ week - We now have a sufficient number of host homes. A huge big thank you to all those who have offered to provide accommodation.
Help needed with meals during the PPC week. August 24th to 31st We are asking for volunteers to help out with the organisation and preparation of meals for our guests over the duration of their stay. This would involve being available for 2 to 3 hours one day either at lunch-time or for the evening meal. It would be envisaged that teams of 4 people would work together to provide the meals over these periods of time. If you can give up a few of hours on one of the days over this week to come and help out at one or two of the meals and have some fun, meet the team and just ‘muck’ in, then please say to Fr. Mackle or contact 942 4635 firstname.lastname@example.org
Between now and Easter, please keep in your prayers Pamela Edmiston, Gabija Lazaraviciute, Joakim Landstroem, Stephen Miller and David Quinn who are going though the RCIA process preparing to become Catholic at Easter. Their day’s retreat will be on 9th March, and on the 10th March at 3pm they will join others from RCIA groups across the archdiocese for the Rite of Election in the Cathedral
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week Wednesday 20 February is the World Day of Social Justice which recognises the need to promote efforts to tackle issues such as poverty, exclusion unemployment. As Catholics we should think about how we might respond. "God is not indifferent. He does not look away from our human pain. The God of mercy responds and takes care of the poor, of those who cry out in desperation. God listens and intervenes in order to save, raising men and women able to hear the groan of suffering and to work in favour of the oppressed."
Pope Francis, General Audience, 26 January 2016
A very sincere thank you to the Padre Pio Group for their very generous donation of £300 for parish funds.
Lord, Make Me Know Your Ways - Could God be calling you to serve as a priest? Please get in touch to find out more about discerning your vocation. Monthly evenings of discernment take place at Turnbull Hall. For information and details, please call Fr Ross Campbell on 339 4315. Email: Ross.Campbell.email@example.com
St Aloysius College Lourdes pilgrimage: each year, 30 students(along with members of staff and a medical team) take thirteen children with additional support needs to Lourdes. The trip is entirely self-funded, including the cost of excursions and medical supplies. Any donations would be gratefully received. Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information. Donations for prizes for the students tombola fundraiser will also be gratefully received and can be handed in to the sacristy. Many thanks.
FIND for young people S5 – 25. Discussion, prayer and pizza. Every Thurs 4pm – 6.30pm in 196 Clyde St.
FORMED for P7 – S4. Chance to meet new friends. Prayer and Pizza. 4.30pm – 7pm in 196 Clyde St. Every 1stFriday. Pick up an info card from the porch. Visit www.rcagyouth.co.uk
Adult Faith Formation - Catholicism Considering doing something different for Lent? Then why not come along to a series of DVD presentations which will take place in the Upper Hall. Starting on Thursday 7thMarch 2019 and running for 10 weeks the Adult Faith Formation Group will be showing Catholicism by Bishop Robert Barron.
Catholicism explores the truth, goodness and beauty of our Catholic Faith and has received worldwide plaudits over the years since its release and is still considered essential viewing for Catholics who would like to increase their understanding of our faith. Each session will commence at 7 o’clock with a viewing of a DVD accompanied by tea/coffee. Each DVD lasts about 55 minutes and will be followed by a short discussion. The evening will end no later than 8:30pm.
2018/19 Levy One substantial expense, which our parish annually incurs, is the Diocesan Levy. This is a contribution that every parish must make towards the administration of the archdiocese. The current Diocesan Levy for St Andrew’s Parish is £56,500. To date, the remaining balance to be paid by 31st March 2019 is £22,800.
Genesis to Jesus How do we make any sense out of the Old Testament? The key to the Old Testament is to see it as the unfolding of God’s plan of salvation, a plan which came to fulfilment in the life of Jesus Christ. Beginning on March 6th, a series of programmes is available free on the internet which present the whole sweep of salvation history, and helps you make sense of the Bible, literally, from Genesis to Jesus. By the end of Lent, you'll understand the importance of Easter as the eighth day of creation in light of God's unified plan for our salvation. To get access to the programmes visit ‘The St Paul Center, Genesis to Jesus’.
Children’s Choir – February 17th, March 10th and 17th, April 21st (Easter Sunday). All at 10am Mass. Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 0141-942-9799 or 07749715514—email@example.com
Thursday Bowlers are still looking for some help. It would only take 10 minutes (around 4pm each Thursday). It’s to assist with rolling up the bowling carpets and lifting them on to the trolley. If you’ve got 10 minutes and looking for a wee bit of exercise, please call David on 942 6491.
All donations to the Drumchapel Foodbankare gratefully received, and are delivered every Monday. Please leave donations inside at the back of the church.
Padre Pio Prayer Group – meets Mondays at 7pm. Divine Mercy Novena is prayed weekdays after morning Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. All most welcome.
Church Halls - For details of activities in our church halls please clic on this link. Both halls are available at weekends for functions. For enquiries or to book, call 07528 425 698.
The St. Andrew’s Squad- (S.A.S.) for all children in the parish preparing for First Holy Communion. Please come along and join us on Sunday 17th March from 9.00 – 9.45am in the Upper Hall. Any queries please contact Margaret Hendry on 563 9993.
The church is open until 4.45pm. 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. All most welcome.
RCIA – Wed 20th Feb 7pm Hut
Emmaus – Fri 22nd Feb 10.30am
Ongoing Faith Formation – Mon 25th Feb 10.30am House
Justice & Peace – Tues 26th Feb 7.30pm St Joseph’s
Please remember in your prayers those in need, those who are sick, and those in hospital.
Recently Dead--James Ward. Ellen Thompson, Josie Thomson, Peter McLean, Grainne O’Donnell, Margaret Garvie, Annie McElwee, Bridget Cox
Anniversaries—Eileen & Tom Carragher, Anne Lawson, Walter McCarron. Steven Farrell, Irene Rankine, Rena McGuiness, Agnes McIntyre, Chris Cole, Thomas and Agnes Cannon, James and Mary Clarke, Margaret Connolly.