then we shall reign with Christ."
Envelopes for donations for a personal presentation to Father are available at the back of the church. Please return these in the second collection. Cheques are payable to St. Andrew’s Church.
October Devotions—The rosary is recited each weekday morning, before Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.
Ladies Cabaret and Fun Casino Night in Aid of the White Lily Fund which raises money for Cancer Research in the West of Scotland—Friday 25th October at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Champagne Reception 3 Course Meal, Cabaret and Fun Casino Tables. As always it will be a great night. Tickets cost £45.00 each. Ladies only so why not get together with some friends and take a table of 10. For more information and Ticket, please contact Angela Bruno on 07730615045.
Children’s Choir Dates—November 10th, November 17th, December 8th, December 15th. All at 10.00 a.m. Mass. For queries contact Annamaria Strachan 942-9799 or 07749715514.
Altar Servers—Any young member of the Parish (who has made his/her First Holy Communion) who would like to become an Altar Server is invited to contact Chris Sanders (942-7519) or Fr. Mackle who will gladly take your details. Training sessions are due to commence soon.
Confirmation for the Primary 4—Children will be celebrated on Thursday November 14th (Group 1) and November 21st (Group 2) at 7.30 p.m. Near the time, the school will arrange the groups. If parents wish to change the allotted group, please inform the school. If children are not attending St. Andrew’s Primary, please chose either date and arrange that with the Parish Priest.
The Sacraments—Confirmation, Reconciliation (First Confession) and First Communion. Parents intending to present children in the coming year are required to complete an application/enrolment form for each Sacrament—Confirmation (Pink) Reconciliation (Purple) First Communion (Yellow). They are available on the table in the folders at the porch of the church. Please complete and return them to the Parish Priest by 20th October.
Parents Meeting—in preparation for Confirmation and First Communion at the Parish Upper Hall on Thursday 24th October at 7.30 p.m.
P3 Service of Commitment for the Sacraments—At 10.00 a.m. Mass on Sunday 27th October at 10.00 a.m.
Parents of Primary 4 Children: The Piety Stall has a large selection of books on Saints’ names on sale for those children receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation in November.
Coffee Morning—After 10.00 a.m. Sunday 20th October. Please come along and join use. Donations of Home Baking (no nuts please) always gratefully received. This month we are raising funds for Beam (Bearsden and Milngavie talking newspaper Association) which was mentioned in last month’s parish bulletin. Also, many thanks to everyone who came along to last month’s coffee morning. The sum of £120.00 was raised for the Multiple Sclerosis Society Scotland.
Pro-Life Prayer Campaign—See notice on the Church porch.
Scotland for Marriage—Ask that you email or write to your local MSP Gil Paterson (firstname.lastname@example.org) asking him to vote against Same–sex Marriage Bill and particularly that he raise the following points with the Scottish Government.
Section 14 is wholly inadequate in providing the free speech protections promised by the Government. Instead, the relevant public order legislation should be amended to clearly specify that it is not wrong to criticise same-sex marriage.
The Lord Advocate’s new prosecutorial guidelines on hate crimes are also inadequate. While opposition to same-sex marriage wouldn’t be the sole grounds for prosecution, it could be a factor. The proper way to deal with such an important issue is through specific free speech amendments to existing legislation such as the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010.
Bearsden Literary Society—Kicks off its 2014/14 Season with a talk by the former children’s laureate, Bearsden resident Julia Donaldosn. All welcome to join the Society at 7.45 p.m. in the Lower Hall on Monday 14th Oct for the talk. Other future monthly events are planned with a presentation in March 2014 by Sally Magnusson on her recent book. Further details from Roberta Young on 956-1844.
St. Andrew’s Parish Groups—Accounts – Part Year Return 2013/14—Apologies in advance however due to the recent changeover of Parish Priests, the Archdiocese require a part year account covering your Group Activities from 29th March—4th Oct 2013. In compiling the Parish return I require the following info. From each Group Leader/Treasure, viz:-
Name of Group Activity; office holder name and contact telephone no.
A copy of your Group accounts for the period 29th March 2013 to 04th October 2013 inclusive (Income/Expenditure accounts will suffice)
Sight of the group bank book/statements for the same period together with any comment you deem relevant to the group finance
The above inform to Brian Donnelly (Finance Co-ordinator) by 20th October please—Brian Donnelly 942 6085 St. Andrew’s Fabric & Finance Team.
Pro-Life Torchlight Procession—Thursday 3rd Oct in George Square to St. Andrew’s Cathedral for 7.30 p.m. Mass—All welcome.
White Flower - Appeal for S.P.U.C.—The sum collected was £1,016. Many thanks to all who donated.
Year of Faith—A series of Reflections to mark the end of the Year of Faith will begin with a talk by Fr. Michael McMahon on Tuesday 15th October “Biblical Foundations of Faith” in the Immaculate Conception Hall 7.30—9.00 p.m. (including Refreshments and discussion) All welcome.
Thursday’s Child in a Christian Aid Fund-Raiser—7.30 p.m. on Thursday 234th Oct in New Kilpatrick Church New Halls—Suggested donation at the door £5.00.
Visit the relics of St. Anthony of Padua to Blessed John Dun Scotus Church on Saturday 26th October 2013. - The schedule at Blessed John Duns Scotus Church is as follows: 10.00 a.m. Mass, 3.00 p.m. Mass, 5.30 p.m. Mass, 6.30 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. Veneration.
Aid to the Church in Need—Persecuted and Forgotten? - A Report on Christians oppressed for their Faith—Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Emeritus Mario Conti 7.l00 p.m. Monday 21st October 2013 at Christ the King Church, Kingspark, Glasgow followed by talks from our guest together with a Question and Answer session. All welcome.
Do not be Afraid—Next weekend our Parish will be holding the annual Mission Matters Scotland Appeal. This year we are invited to act in partnership with missionaries in India and throughout the world. Every day faithful missionaries are reaching out in the name of the Christ, offering practical, emotional and spiritual care as they are rescuing children from horrific situations such as child trafficking, child labour and extreme poverty. Please come prepared next weekend and give generously. To gift aid your offering, please collect an envelope from the Porch. www.missionmattersscotland.org.
The Fourth Mystery—Priestly vocations are, above all, the fruit of the prayers of the Church. Jesus encouraged us to pray to the Lord of the Harvest to send labourers his harvest. A good suggestion—when you pray the rosary, whether it be at home or in the church or when driving or out for a walk, dedicate the Fourth Mystery to the intercession for priestly vocations for the Archdiocese of Glasgow.