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Bulletin March 11th 2012

Third Sunday of Lent

With Very Many Thanks

I would like to thank you all for such a wonderful evening on Friday. To Fr Pat for his warm welcome, to Rod O'Donnell and all those who helped organize the evening, and to the very many who came along. It really was being back among the family. I would also like to thank all of you for the beautiful painting (which will have pride of place in my study) and for the extremely generous cheque for £3,025. Thank you for a perfect evening to end twelve very happy years. Fr John J McGrorry

Special Collections

During Lent the Special Collections each Sunday will be for sick and retired priests within our own Archdiocese, except the fourth Sunday when the collection will be for SCIAF.

First Holy Communion

A meeting will be held in the main Church hall on Tuesday 13th March at 7.30pm for the parents of our primary four children who will be making their First Holy Communion on 20th and 27th May.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

We remember in our prayers the Primary 3 children of the Parish who will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Thursday 15th March.

SVDP Youth Action Group

The next meeting will take place on Sunday 18th March after 10am Mass in the Conti Room. Ages 14 - 20+ welcome. Remember to join us on facebook!

Fairtrade Stall

The Fairtrade Stall will be available in the Theresa Hall after all Masses this weekend.

Fairtrade Hamper Raffle - Donations Wanted

The SVDP Youth Action Group is organising a raffle of Fairtrade Hampers. Donations of Fairtrade food and drink would be greatly appreciated. During Fairtrade fortnight (27th Feb -11th March) there are many special offers - so keep a look out in the shops.  Donations could also be purchased at the Fairtrade stall.  Please leave any items in the box next to the piety stall in the Theresa hall.  Thank you! Tickets will be available later in Lent, and the raffle will be drawn after Easter. All proceeds will go to the Fairtrade Foundation to help their life-changing work. For more information about Fairtrade visit the Fairtrade Foundation website.

Drugs Discussion at St Joseph's - 14th March @ 7.30pm

Come along to the Church hall on 14th March at 7.30pm for talks and discussion - main speaker Maxie Richards and there will be baskets for any donations to her Foundation.

Adult Faith Development - Lent 2012

The Archdiocese of Glasgow has once again arranged a series of talks throughout Lent. There are various talks given by Fr Lawlor, Fr Cairns, Dr Donnelly, Fr Wheaton SJ and Fr Hill at various venues.  Please see the noticeboard at the back of the Church for full details.

Forty Hours Adoration

Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish have moved the Forty Hours' Adoration from 11th March to 29th April as part of their celebration of their Golden Jubilee year.

Milngavie Choir Spring Concert

The Concert this year will be held here in St Joseph's Church on Friday 23rd March at 7.30pm. This is a celebration of Scottish Composers including works by James MacMillan, John Maxwell Geddes, Eddie McGuire with Fong Liu and Hamish McCunn. The choir will also perform a new commission: Lay of the Last Minstrel by Adrian Finnerty. Ticket prices are £8 and £6 (concession) and can be purchased from choir members, choir secretary on 0141 334 6948, Purple Edge in Bearsden, Milngavie Bookshop, or from Maria Finnerty, President on 0141 943 1517.

Singing the Mass

A day-long Workshop focussing on musical settings of the new translation of the Mass. Designed to give inexperienced singers confidence to join in and take part - Saturday 31st March, 10.30am - 4.30pm, Eyre Hall, St Andrew's Cathedral. Admission free - donations invited. Bring your own packed lunch. Book in advance on 0141 552 0634 or email cappella-nova@strath,.ac.uk.

AGAP Lentfest

There are still many concerts, exhibitions, talks and plays taking place throughout Lent at various venues. Please pick up a Lentfest brochure from the back of the Church and at the side door.

The Newman Association

Sectarianism, Scots Law and the Beautiful Game: Dialogue organized by the Newman Association between John McGovern, Solicitor Advocate and Past President of the Glasgow Bar Association, and Brian Fitzpatrick, Advocate and former MSP in Turnbull Hall, 15 Southpark Terrace, on Thursday 22nd March at 7.30pm. All welcome.

Also on the Noticeboard

Gonzaga Lectures 2012 - every Tuesday throughout March

Deafblind Scotland - various fundraising events

Beginning Experience - 23rd - 25th March at St Mary's, Kinnoull

3 Day Bereavement Course - St Margaret's Hospice

Lent on Your Mobile Phone

The Archdiocese will provide a "Lenten thought for the Day" service free to anyone who wishes to make use of it throughout Lent via social media. To make use of this service visit the Archdiocese of Glasgow Facebook Page and click "like". This can be found at www.facebook.com/ArchdioceseofGlasgow or follow the Archdiocese of Glasgow Twitter Feed. At www.twitter.com/ArchdiocGlasgow


Seriously Ill

Sally Little, David McLean, Raomal Perera, Marie Elsby, Sheila Halliday, Rochene Deeley, Paola Balconi, Honor Johnston (2yr), Mark Sloey, Susan Gallacher, Celine Requena, Margaret McGowan, Pat Boyle and Fiona Quirk.

Recently Deceased

Nellie Walsh of Middleton Drive, Josephine McMahon and Brian Evans.


Catherine McHugh, Elizabeth Henderson, Becky Smyth, Patrick, Sally and Elma Devine and Joseph McAteer.


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