COLUMBAN SISTERS MISSION APPEAL
“Let us be Christ’s not our own."
Mission Appeal—Columban Sisters—1st—2nd October. Special second collections for the sisters and their Apostolate.
Family Service—In preparation for Confirmation—For the candidates, parents, sponsors—at the church on Thursday 6th October at 7.30 p.m.
Sacrament of Confirmation—Wednesday 9th November at 7.30 p.m. (Group1) and Thursday 17th November at 7.30 p.m. (Group 2). The school will arrange the groups later. If your child is not at St. Andrew’s Primary chose either date and inform Fr. Donnelly.
First Communion and Confirmation—Parents meeting on Thursday 27th October at 7.30 p.m. at the Upper Hall.
First Communion Dates—6th, 13th and 20th May at 10.oo a.m. and 12.00 noon Masses—To be arranged at the meeting on 27th October.
First Confessions (Sacrament of Reconciliation) - Group 1 Saturday 17th March at 10 30am, Group 2 Saturday 24th March 2012 at10 30am. For children not at St Andrew’s Primary chose either date and inform Fr. Donnelly
Parents meeting—For First Confession Thursday 12th January 2012 at 7 30pm in the Upper Hall.
Enrolment for the Sacraments—Parents presenting children for the Sacraments require to complete application forms that are available on the table at the church porch.
First Communion (Yellow)
First Confession/Penance/Reconciliation (Purple)
A form for each Sacrament should be completed and returned to me as soon as possible. Thank you Fr. Donnelly.
Dates for the Children’s Choir—9th October, 13th November, 20th November, 11th December, 18th December—ALL AT 10AM MASS and 11th December—Family Advent Service at 3pm.
St. Andrew’s Pre Fives—The St Andrew’s Pre-school Lunch Club will meet every Thursday from 12pm to 2pm in the Lower Hall starting on 29th September. If you have a child who will be starting at St Andrew’s Primary School in August 2012 you are very welcome to come along. It is an opportunity for your child to meet and play with future classmates. Bring a packed lunch. Younger siblings welcome. Contact Sharon on 0141 562 9736 or 07876764719 for further info.
If you have you have younger children the Toddler Group meets every Thursday from 10am to 12pm in the Lower Hall. Contact Elizabeth on 0141 942 7129 or 07714241092 for further info.
Could all parish groups—Currently using either the Upper Hall, the Lower Hall or the hut please contact the Hall Letting Secretary, Gordon Reid, on 07528 425 698 to update your groups contact details and to confirm the timings etc of your lets. Many thanks , Gordon Reid.
White Flower Appeal—29/30th October. We are required to take up the collection outside the church.
National Old People's Week—2nd—8th October 2011
Flag Day—8th October 2011. Any young people who can assist with the house to house collection (14 yrs of age and over) contact 221 9924.
Altar Servers—2 practices for all servers at the church on Sunday 2nd October and Sunday 9th October from 2 30—4 30pm.
All Parish Musicians—Cantors, Organists, Choral Group etc—a meeting to consider the music suitable for the new Mass texts on the 9th October at 2pm at the parish hall. Further information from Adrian Finnerty 943 1517.
Whist Drive—Please note change of date to Monday 3rd October 7 30pm in the lower hall. Contact Susan Morrison 563 7959 or 07580086381.
Charity Christmas Card Fair—November 20th after 10am and 12pm Masses. Would any parish groups wishing to sell cards please contact either Annamaria Strachan 942 9799 or Anne MacIntosh. If any members of the parish have connection with any other charities and would like to sell cards please contact the above to book a table.
Charity Fashion Show—Friday 7th October—In aid of “Let the Children Live” St Paul’s Church Hall, Milngavie. Tickets £7 available by contacting 563 7767.
Liturgical Information: The New Translation- “And with your spirit” - One of the first things we notice with the new translation is that, when the priest says “The Lord be with you”, we now say “And with your spirit”. This is much closer to the original Latin and it is a very biblical response. Paul ends four of his letters with a similar expression. The new translation brings unity to this response in all the languages of the world., and with all previous Christian generations.
Primary 4 parents—The Piety Stall has a selection of books about the lives of the Saints on sale which may be helpful with preparation for Confirmation.
Piety Stall rota—Volunteers (aged 16 or over) urgently needed after 12noon Mass. Please contact Anne MacIntosh 931 5861 or Annamaria Strachan 942 9799.