New; Youth Ministry (if you would like to be part of a Youth Ministry team, please sign up – we’re looking for parents and grandparents to help); Transport to Mass, (would be good to start this up again to help parishioners who have absolutely no-one at all to take them to Mass); Bereavement support (we envisage that this would be done in pairs visiting the bereaved in their own homes); Social activities group ( we’re looking to form a team whose responsibility would be to organise new and coordinate existing social events and activities).
Existing; St Vincent de Paul, Piety stall, Legion of Mary and Justice and Peace to name just some. All existing groups are always looking for new people to join. Also, we urgently require the skills of a bookkeeper. Please consider, and if you can help, sign up. Without your help we cannot take everything forward.
Parish Feast Day Celebrations 10am Mass followed with Free Teas / coffees, sandwiches and feast day cakes served in the hall. All are invited. Monsignor Ryan will celebrate Mass for the school’s feast day at 11am in St Andrew’s Primary.
We thank Mr Kerr for all his hard work, dedication and commitment during his years as our parish's primary school's head teacher. We wish him every success and happiness in his appointment as the new Head teacher of St Paul's, Whiteinch, which he takes up on 1st December. We extend a warm welcome to Mrs Charlotte Grogan, who arrives this Tuesday, and we wish her every success and happiness in her new appointment as Acting Head teacher to St Andrew's Primary.
2015 Financial Statement – copy enclosed with this week’s bulletin.
Parish Appeal for Pocket Diaries – Does your work have freebie 2016 pocket diaries which you could donate? All donations will be gratefully received and delivered to the chaplains of London prisons for distribution among the prisoners.
The Year of Mercy – 8 December 2015 – 20 November 2016. Google Pope’s letter “Misericordiae Vultus” for the YoM. The letter itself does not take long to read. Pope Francis writes: “With the Jubilee of Mercy I would like to focus on several points which I believe require attention to enable the celebration of the Holy Year to be for all believers a true moment of encounter with the mercy of God. It is indeed my wish that the Jubilee be a living experience of the closeness of the Father, whose tenderness is almost tangible, so that the faith of every believer may be strengthened and thus testimony to it be ever more effective.”
Frank Trias CP will be ordained on Sat, 12th Dec at 11am Mass in St Mungo’s, and celebrate his Mass of Thanksgiving here in St Andrew's at 10am on Sun, 13th Dec. All are invited to both Masses. Keep Frank in your prayers these weeks as he prepares for Ordination. Mass for Vocations on the Feast of St Andrew, this Monday, 30th Nov at 7pm in St Andrew’s Cathedral. Celebrant: Archbishop Tartaglia. All most welcome. Vocations Prayer – Please take one of the prayer cards available in the porch and say the vocations prayer daily during the Holy Season of Advent.
Please note, there will be no 10am Mass and Confessions on Sat, 12th Dec, and no 12noon Mass on Sun 13th Dec.
Christmas Craft Fair – St Joseph’s, Milngavie. Sun 6th Dec 11.00 - 2.00 All profits to Mitsidi Project feeding children through Mary’s Meals and supporting education in Malawi. See poster in porch.
An evening for young people, led by young people - prayer, adoration, live music, testimonies and reconciliation. 4th Dec 7pm at the Cathedral. See poster for details. A talk for young people aged 16 – 25 Is it reasonable to believe the Church is His voice? A talk by Bishop Joseph Toal at Turnbull Hall, 3rd Dec at 7.30pm. Visit glasfaithforum for details of this series of talks for young people.
Parish SPRED group Mass 12noon on Sunday 6th Dec. Please come and join us at our special Mass, and afterwards in the Upper Hall for tea/coffee and chat.
Kelvin Choir Christmas Concert in St Andrews Church at 3pm on 13th Dec. Admission £5 for adults and £3 for children. Refreshments served in the Hall afterwards. Further details at www.kelvinchoir.com/page2.htm. All are welcome.
Turnbull Times – pick up a copy of this month’s newsletter from the porch.
Connect & Encourage – Christian Solidarity Worldwide. This Christmas, could you add a few more names to your Christmas card list and send a card to encourage persecuted Christians? Booklet with addresses is available in the church porch.
Parish Pastoral Council – meets on 8th Dec at 7pm in the house. If anyone has any matters they would like discussed, please email Tricia Carroll firstname.lastname@example.org
Advent Reflections continue this Thursday, 3rd December - Mary the Mother of Jesus in Mathew 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. See poster and flyer for full details. All most welcome.
Toddlers and Lunch Club – Thursdays. Contact Caroline Flanagan 07867 862022 Last meeting Thurs 17th Dec. The St Andrew’s Family Christmas Party will be on Sat 5th Dec 2pm til 4pm.
Fire.Cloud ADVENTure! Quiet time to reflect on the real meaning of Advent - Sun, 6th Dec at 7.30pm in Our Holy Redeemer Church. Refreshments in the house afterwards. See poster for full details.
Children’s Choir dates - December 12th (Carol singing at ASDA – P6 and above) & 13th, 20th & 25th. Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 01419429799/07749715514 email@example.com
Christmas Soup Run Friday 11th Dec taking hot drinks and mince pies to the gentlemen at the Bellgrove Hotel. We also hope to take Christmas parcels of toiletries, underwear, socks, books and sweets - 60 parcels hopefully! Your donations will be gratefully received. If parcels could be wrapped and labelled with contents that would be very helpful. Please place in box in the porch. Folk group will provide a Carol service which is always appreciated. We’ll be at Sign Up Sunday; if you wish any more information just ask. Excess food/gifts will be distributed to Maryhill Foodbank or the Wayside Club. Many thanks for your wonderful support throughout the year.
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, Ann Graham, Hil Black
Recently Dead—Sarah Potter, Ian Scullion, Jim Lyons, Fr. John Muldoon, Hugh Wilson, Maureen Gallagher, Betty Coakley, Anne Rowley, Sadie Beggs.
Anniversaries—Monsignor McGee, Tom McGarry, James & Anna McKean, Maisie Kelly, Sheila Kelly, Fr John McKelvie.