again I say, rejoice!"
Christmas Masses: Vigil Mass 5pm, Christmas Eve Carol Service at 11.30pm followed by Mass at Midnight. Christmas Day – 10.00am (children’s choir) and 12.00pm.
Confessions for Christmas - 21st Dec - 10.30 - 11am & 6-7pm. 22nd Dec - 6-7pm. 23rd Dec. 10.30 - 11am . 24th Dec - 10.30 - 11am & 6.30- 7.30pm. Christmas Day - 9.15am – 9.40am. Boxing Day 10.30am – 11.00am & 5.15pm – 5.45pm. 27th Dec - 9.15am – 9.40am.
Day of Confessions in St Andrew’s Cathedral from 8am to 8pm on Thursday 17th December. This may be handy for you if you go to the city centre to work or shop.
New Year's Day Mass - 10am -- Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
St Andrew’s Primary Carol Service – Tuesday 22nd Dec at 10am here in St Andrew’s church. Please note, morning Mass will be at 9am.
Ecumenical Carol Service for Peace - next Sunday 13th Dec at 3.00pm Glasgow City Chambers, George Sq. Pray for peace in our world but particularly Bethlehem, our Twin City. Everyone is welcome.
Caring Sunday Second collection this weekend will be taken up for the St. Nicholas Care Fund, which ensures practical help where most needed. Please return Advent Caring Boxes by Jan 10th.
Preparation for the Sacraments. Thursday 14th January at 7pm in the Upper Hall for parents of children preparing for Sacrament of Reconciliation. Thursday 28th January at 7pm in the Upper Hall for parents of children preparing for First Holy Communion.
Special Second Collections – 27th Dec – Pro-Life; 3rd Jan – Justice & Peace; 31st Jan – Education Sunday.
Unity Supper at New Kilpatrick Halls on Wed 20 Jan 7.15. Tickets £9.50 from Margaret Sanders 942 7519. Speaker – Gemma Lamarra, SCIAF’s Outreach Manager.
Advent Reflections. Final one this Thursday, 17th Dec - Mary the Mother of Jesus in John by Dr Noel Donnelly. Part of our Adult Faith Formation Programme 7:00 – 8:30 pm in the Upper Hall. Tea and coffee will be served. All most welcome.
Altar Servers’ Awards. Four Servers are due to be enrolled officially into the Archconfraternity of St. Stephen (Kirsty Kennedy was last Sunday at the 10am Mass and Katie Paterson, John Woods and David Speirs this weekend at the Vigil Mass). Each will receive the familiar bronze medal on a red cord, as they have demonstrated, by assisting at Mass regularly for over two years, their commitment to their parish ministry by serving at the Altar. Acknowledgement of long-standing service was made last weekend to Mairi Docherty who has served faithfully for over 5 years, this recognition was marked by exchanging her red cord for a yellow cord. Well done and congratulations to all concerned. We are very fortunate at St. Andrew’s to have a number of good and committed Servers. Although four lads have recently started serving, there is a real need for more Altar Servers: any approach to Fr Mackle or Chris Sanders will be most welcome.
Big Clean for Christmas: In preparation for Christmas the Church will be cleaned on Wed 23rd Dec after 10am Mass. We are looking for as many volunteers as possible (men as well as women) to come along and help with this essential task.
Poinsettias for the sanctuary for Christmas will be gratefully received. Please hand in the weekend of 19th/20th Dec. Many thanks.
Festive Teas and Coffees – next Sunday 20th December. Please join us for mince pies and tea/coffee/mulled wine after 10am Mass in the Upper Hall. This is the last coffee morning of this year so, please, join us if you can. This month we will be raising funds for the St Nicholas Care Fund. When you give to the St Nicholas Care Fund, you give collectively to so many different kinds of good causes. Many more than you would be able to help individually. Everything the Fund gives is in your name - your support: Changes the lives of children living in poverty; Helps support parents bring up their families; Helps families to stay together by supporting grandparents as Kinship Carers. Many thanks to all who came along to the Christmas Fair in November. The sum of £245 was raised from the teas and coffees for Alzheimer's Scotland which was a fantastic amount. Yet again, thank you for attending and for your generosity.
Kelvin Choir Christmas Concert this afternoon , Sunday 13th Dec at 3pm. Tickets £5/£3(children) on the door or from www.kelvinchoir.com
1st Anniversary Service The Queen Street Tragedy Join with us to offer mutual
comfort and support. 12 noon, Tuesday 22nd December in Glasgow Cathedral. You are welcome to join us after the service for light refreshments at The Lord
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The 29 Club Christmas 2015 Draw. Our Christmas Draw took place at the Church Hall 06 December 2015 with the following winners:- £1000: No. 40: Agnes & Joe Donnelly. £100: No. 65: Jane McCann. £100: No. 120 : Anne Laurie. £100: No.17 : Leigh Anne & Andrew Donnelly. £100:No. 31:Brian Donnelly. £100: No.52:Caroline & Jim Hanlon. My thanks to our Parish SPRED Group for making the draw; to all you 29 Club members Thank You for your support … and to the winners .. Enjoy!! All proceeds from The 29 Club are used to support our Parish Development Fund and various charitable causes. Vacancies are available now for the current season with membership at £6 per month or £65 per annum. Come and Join Us !! Contact Brian Donnelly on 942-6085 or Father Mackle on 942-4635.
Children’s Choir dates - December 13th, 20th & 25th. Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 01419429799/07749715514 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bearsden Choir Christmas Concert – this Wed 16th Dec at 7.30 pm in New Kilpatrick Church. See poster for full details.
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Margaret McGuire, Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Paul Connolly, Louise Dolan, Charlie Melly, Ronald Coia, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Baby Eva Berrey, Marie Moy, Margie Cornyn, Michael Moss, Russell Rodger, Eileen Tully, Hil Black, Alexander Pate, Patricia Swiatek.
Recently Dead—Isabel Ferrie, Brian Murray, Anne Burns, Baby Aurelius McKinnon, Sr. Patricia McGlynn, Helen Oakey, Sadie Beggs, Mary Cuistra, Ann Graham
Anniversaries—Agnes Reilly, Andrew Murphy, Carmene Frattaroil, Elizabeth Farmer