Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Lady—Thursday 15th August—A Holy Day of Obligation. Masses Wednesday 14th August (Vigil at 6pm), Thursday 10am and 6pm.
Musica Sacra Scotland—Conference—Music in Catholic Liturgy—see notice in the porch for details.
Assisted Parishes—Special collections 17th/18th August at all Masses.
Greater Maryhill Foodbank—In July the Parish contributed 316 items of food, 3 household items and a £1 donation. This was welcomed by many who would otherwise have gone without. Your continuing support is greatly appreciated. Many thanks.
National Pilgrimage in honour of St. Columba—At Carfin on Sunday 8th September 2013 at 3pm. See the notice in the church porch for details.
Craighead Institute—”Integrating Life and Faith Course”—see notice in the porch.
R.C.I.A.—Anyone interested in becoming a Catholic or to learn more about the Church, contact Margaret Barton 563 9043 or Father Donnelly 942 4635 in preparation for the new season in September.
Redecorated Hall--The Upper Hall is currently undergoing redecoration. It will be re-launched at the coffee morning after 10.00 a.m. Mass on the 18th August. Why not come along and have a look at the hall and see how it would fit with your next fund raiser or celebration. It is available for family parties, kids birthday parties, wedding receptions, fund raisers, discos, race nights etc. You can also find out more about the other activities that go on in the halls during the week, including Zumba, pilates, choirs, slimmer’ clubs, whist drives, indoor bowls and loads of other exciting and interesting things. And to top it all, there is coffee and cake available with all proceeds going to a great charity. For more details please call Gordon Reid on 07528425698 or click anywhere on the highlighted part of this message.
Parish Celebration of Marriage as a Sacramental Institution—7th September 20013—Married this year? Getting married later this year? Celebrating a ‘special’ wedding anniversary this year (i.e. 1st, 5th, 10th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th (or later)). Then you and your immediate family are invited to the Vigil Mass in the church at 6.00 p.m. on Saturday 7th September, and to a wine and cheese party thereafter in the Upper Hall. There will be a special emphasis on Marriage at the Mass, during which you will receive a memento of the occasion. This year marriage and what it means have been under particular attack from the secular society. In this way the parish can affirm the importance of marriage and its sacramental nature. To help in planning the event, if you are coming please complete a form at the back of the church and leave it in the box provided or contact Dominique (943-0975).