"I am the light of the world, says the Lord;
anyone who follows me will have the light of life."
Gonzaga Lectures 2011—The Lectures take place on the following Tuesdays in Lent—15th, 22nd, 29th March and 19th April. They start at 7 30pm, admission is free and all lectures will take place in St Aloysius’ Church. —see notice in the church porch.
In addition to the 10.00 a.m. Mass, daily, there will be evening Masses on the Wednesdays at 7.00 p.m. beginning on Wednesday 16th March.
Second collections for sick and retired priests fund on Saturday/Sundays exception on S.C.I.A.F Sunday—2nd/3rd April
Stations of the Cross—as announced
Deanery Station Mass, celebrated by the Archbishop and clergy of the Deanery at Our Holy Redeemer’s Clydebank on Wednesday 6th April at 7.00 p.m.
Palm Sunday Mass for Young People—Every year on Palm Sunday, the Holy Father asks young people to gather with their bishop to celebrate and enter into Holy week together. This year, young people are invited to the newly-reopened St. Andrew’s Cathedral on 17th April, for Mass with Archbishop Mario. Gather for the possession at 4 45pm in the Eyre Hall. Check out the website at www.rcagyouth.org.uk for more information.
St. Andrew’s Parish Groups—Annual Return 2010/2011. Our annual Parish return to the Diocese will shortly be due and must include those accounts for the various St Andrew’s Parish Groups/Activities. In compiling the Parish return I require the following information from each Group Leader/Treasurer, viz:-
Name of Group/Activity; office holder name and contact telephone number.
A copy of your Group accounts for the period 1 April 2010 to 31 March 2011 inclusive. (Income/Expenditure accounts will suffice)
Sight of the group bank book/statements for period 1 April 2010 to 31 March 2011 together with any comment you deem relevant to the group finances.
The above information to Brian Donnelly (Finance Coordinator) by 17th April please! 942 6085 St Andrew’s Fabric & Finance Team.
Choral Group—We hope to form the Choral Group again with a view to singing in the Liturgy at Mass on a regular and more frequent basis. We are looking urgently for new members and also to welcome back former members whom we hope will now wish to participate once again. Our first occasion will be Easter. Many in the parish are members of excellent choirs and we invite you to make this additional commitment to enhance our liturgical celebrations. Please contact Adrian Finnerty if interested. For further information 943 1517. Please note the next Choral rehearsal date for Easter is after 12 noon Mass on Sunday 3rd April.
Baptism Course—Two months notice is required for Baptism. Please contact Fr. Donnelly to make the arrangements. Please note that the next Baptism Preparation Session for parents and Godparent of children being baptised will be on Saturday 7th May from 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Church (Lower Hall.)
The Piety Stall—Has a large selection of cards and gifts for mother’s day and Easter now on sale. Also we are short of volunteers to assist with serving in the Piety Stall, particularly after the Vigil and 12 noon Masses. If you could spare 15 minutes after Mass and are aged over 16, we would really appreciate your help. The rota sheet for April, May and June is on the notice board at the back of the Church. Any questions please call Anne MacIntosh 931 5861.
Lost Property—If you wish to reclaim lost property, please contact the Sacristans. Unclaimed items will be disposed of by 3rd April 2011.
Altar Servers Awards—Last weekend, on Sunday 27th March at the 10 o’clock Mass, four Servers (Grace McGovern, Katie Hilditch, Barry Turso and Victoria Maguire) were enrolled into the Archconfraternity of St Stephen and each received the familiar bronze medal on a red cord. All four have demonstrated, by assisting at Mass regularly for over two years, their commitment to their parish ministry by serving at the Altar. Well done and congratulations to all four. Christopher Sanders.
Area Leaders Meeting—At the Lower Hall on Monday 3rd April at 7 30pm.
Messengers Meeting—At the Lower Hall on Monday 3rd April at 8pm.
St. Andrew’s Cathedral—The formal opening is on Sunday 10th April at 3pm.
RCIA—The ceremony of the Presentation of the Creed and the Our Father will take place on Sunday 3rd April at 12noon Mass. Please remember Alan Macbeth, Keith Sinclair, Susan Morrison and all the members of the group in your prayers.
A Prayer Vigil—Focusing on ‘all aspects of brokenness and hurt’ experienced within our families and communities will be held at St Gregory’s Church, 130 Kelvindale Road, Maryhill, Glasgow G20 8DP on Wednesday 6th April at
7 30pm..The evening will begin with the celebration of Holy Mass and the celebrant will be Fr. Hugh O’Donnell, MHM. After mass there will be Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Benediction and much more. All Welcome, refreshments available.
Olivet to Calvary—On Sunday 10th April at 6 30pm in New Kilpatrick Church, there will be a performance of J. H. Maunder’s ‘Olivet to Calvary’. This Victorian choral piece (with audience participation of four well-known hymns) is a very fitting piece of music for Lent, spanning from Palm Sunday until Good Friday. No charge. All welcome. Christopher Sanders
St. Margaret of Scotland Hospice—Easter hat competition 17th April . Pre registration Essential. Contact the Fundraising Team on 0141 435 7018 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshop for Lenten Vespers—See notice in the porch.