4th April, 2015, Easter vigil


Readers Rosemary Milligan

(Old Testament x3)

Peter Milligan

(New Testament)

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Fergus Christie

Philip Dorrian

Chris Faulkner-


Passkeepers Andrew & Rosemary


Flowers Teresa Howison


Dear Volunteers;

As you will know, those volunteers in so-called “regulated” roles must go through the PVG process but also must complete training in safeguarding issues.

Marion Ben-Hamou, from the Archdiocese, has, very kindly, agreed to come to the St Andrew’s parish rooms and deliver training on 25th April from 14:00 to 16:00.

All regulated-role volunteers, or those considering such a role, are strongly encouraged to attend.

Kind Regards

Safeguarding Team


We need more people to volunteer in all areas of the parish, from musicians to pass keepers and sacristans as well as newsletter and website volunteers. Approach any member of the Parish Council or contact us via the website

Next Sunday’s Rota: 5th April, 2015


Readers Geraldine Rooney

Fergus Christie

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Anna Fraser

Margaret Guest

Chris McCabe

Bidding Prayers Dorrian Family
Passkeepers Frances Milne
Tea/Coffee Margaret Bee &

Linda Alonzi

Cash Counting Anne Ellis & Sheila Hannah

Fair Trade Thank You

Heartfelt thanks to all those who supported our elongated Fair Trade ‘fortnight’.  Altogether, we held two stalls at St Andrew’s, three during ‘open house’ at our home and one at Peter’s school.  We sold the grand total of £1,343.68 worth of goods (about £500 at St Andrew’s)!  £1,276.50 has been returned to the One World Shop and thence to the producers. However, we are allowed to keep 5% and received £74.39 in donations, so we have been able to send £200 to the White Fathers’ treasurer to help support the work of Fr David Cullen in Zambia.

Retreat in Daily Life

A Risen Life: Journey from Easter-Pentecost

Please have a look at the fliers for this which are on the board in the parish rooms. St Andrews has been invited to host the opening meeting, this is a real privilege for us. Please see Freda Alexander for any enquiry.

Mass Intentions & Feasts

Mass Intentions & Feasts:

Feast Intention
Sunday Palm Sunday Angela Gargaro
Monday Monday of Holy week
Tuesday Tuesday of Holy week
Wednesday Wednesday of Holy week No Mass Today
Thursday Holy Thursday Con Cahillane
Friday Good Friday
Saturday Easter vigil

Retreat in Daily Life (RDL) from Easter-Pentecost (via Freda Alexander)

At this stage of Lent it’s hard to think beyond Easter!

But, I’ve just put up notices for this RDL: A Risen Life

Please have a look at the flier; you’ll see that St Andrew’s has been invited to host the opening meeting; this is a real privilege for us!!

I hope that 1 or 2 of you may be feeling a nudge from God to get involved more and join the retreat.

  • Your children may have moved on to a new stage in their lives
  • You may have retired
  • You may be wondering what you can do for St Andrew’s
  • Your faith may feel stuck and lifeless
  • Or or or

During the 6-week retreat you’ll be asked to give more time to God.

And you’ll be offered help by meeting 1-1 (weekly) with a trained prayer-guide to midwife the new life that is being born in you. [You choose his/her age-group, gender, denomination etc

I did an RDL 16 years ago and it really was life-changing for me. I hope and pray it will be like that for some of you……Freda Alexander

Considering Gift Aid?

04_28_14_webGift Aid can be taken up at any time in the year. However, the new HMRC-approved forms are now available on the Parish Notice Board and website, along with a leaflet and Standing Order form. There’s no time like the present!

Last Week’s First Confessions

confession-box-300x196 A big thank you to Fr Nick for encouraging the children and hearing their First Confession. Special thanks must also go to Eileen Cockburn; Karen Cockburn and Claire Urquhart (with their helpers) for organising this beautiful service and the celebration breakfast.