"Prepare a way for the Lord
make his paths straight "
Christmas Quarterly Collection—is now due.
Parish Area Leaders meeting—on Monday 5th December at 7 30pm in the lower hall.
Parish Messengers Meeting—on Monday 5th December at 8pm in the lower hall.
Pilgrimage Group Christmas Lunch—At West Highland Gate, on Tuesday 6th December at 12 30pm for 1pm. Contact Mary O’Loan 942 8446
Dates for the Children’s Choir— 11th December, 18th December—ALL AT 10 a.m. MASS and 11th December—Family Advent Service at 3pm. And 10.00 a.m. Mass on Christmas Morning.
Choral Group—Invite new members to join the existing group. Preparations are beginning for Christmas—practice will be held on Wednesdays - 7th December, 14th December, 21st December—All at 8.00 p.m. in the church. The Choral Group will also sing at the Parish Workers Mass on the Feast of St. Andrew—30th November at 7.30 p.m. Contact Susan Morrison for information 563 7959.
Soup Run—The next soup run will be on Friday 9th December. This is the evening we take out the Parish’s Christmas gifts to the men living in homeless accommodation. A box will be left at the back of the Church for donations of gent’s toiletries (soap toothpaste, deodorant, shaving foam etc.) and small articles of clothing (socks, underwear, hats, scarves etc). If these could be wrapped and labelled with the contents that would be much appreciated. We will also be taking soup with us that evening so donation arrangements are as usual for that. Any queries please call Phyllis on 0141 570 1343. Many thanks as always.
Support Marriage Campaign—We are moving on to stage 2 of our campaign to support marriage. If you have time, please fill in a more personalised response to the consultation. You can collect a form from the table in the porch. You can either post the form directly to the Scottish Government or you can hand them in here for collection and posting. It’s still not too late to fill in a Support Marriage card. Thank you for those who have already done this; your cards will have a big impact and let the government know the strength of support for marriage.
St. Andrew’s Primary School—Registration of children for primary education school session 2012/2013. See notice in porch.
Spred—Our parish Spred group will led the liturgy at the 12 noon Mass on Sunday 11th December. Everyone is warmly invited to join us afterwards in the Upper Hall for a cup of tea/coffee.
SVDP Christmas Appeal—St. Andrews’ SVDP will soon launch their Christmas Appeal. 1st 3 Sunday of Advent. Last year thanks to your wonderful generosity more than £2000 was raised and all of this went to where we felt it was best directed; needy families locally; toys for children of poor families in Govan. Most went to those families, including very grateful asylum seekers, identified by our friends in St. Laurence’s SVDP in Drumchapel. As well as all who helped, we are particularly grateful to Kay Dick of the Padre Pio Prayer Group and other individual parishioners who responded so well, and in some cases, in a very substantial manner. Thank you in anticipation.
PCT—St. Nicholas Care Fund Advent Appeal—As we begin our preparation for Christmas, we look forward to Caring Sunday 11th December, when we will have the opportunity to contribute to the St. Nicholas Care Fund. Please take away an Advent Pack which will provide you with full details. Fill the St. Nicholas Box with your spare coins and return with the donation sheet to the parish over the Christmas period. An envelope has been provided if you would prefer to send a donation directly.
Family Christmas Party—The Parish Family Christmas Party will take place on Saturday 17th December 2011 2 p.m.—4 p.m. in the Upper Hall. Tickets are priced £5 per family. Please bring a wrapped gift for a child labelled boy/girl and age range as a donation to charity. Tickets will be on sale after 10. a.m. Mass on the 4th and 11th December 2011 or at the toddler group Thursday 10.30 a.m.—1.30 p.m. in the lower hall.
The 29 Club Winter 2011 Draw—Our Winter draw took place in the Church Hall on 30th November with the following winners:-
£1000 No. 114 Joe Grogan
£250 No. 110 Moira Kelly
£150 No. 37 Jim & Teresa Cullen
£100 No. 51 Sylvia & Sergio Guidi
£50 No. 104 Mary Lamb
My thanks to Christine Mayer for making the draw and to all members for your much appreciated support. Contact Brian Donnelly on 942 6085 or Father Donnelly on 942 4635.
Kelvin Choir Christmas Carol Concert—As part of our anniversary celebrations, the Kelvin Choir, along with some local school children, will be performing a Christmas carols concert in the church on 18th December. The concert will start at 3pm and last about an hour. All parishioners, families and friends are invited. Afterwards, mince pies and mulled wine will be available in the Upper Hall. For further details, please call Gordon Reid on 0141 563 9717.
The “Journey into Advent” - Booklets are on sale in the Piety Stall priced 50p.
The Piety Stall— Has a large selection of Advent Calendars, Christmas Cards etc on sale.
Advent on your phone and computer—Daily extracts from the little “Journey Through Advent” booklet produced by the Archdiocese can be received daily directly to your computer or phone by following the Archdiocesan Twitter feed: www.twitter.com/archdiocglasgow or clicking “like” on the Archdiocesan Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ArchdioceseofGlasgow Please consider using these aids to rayer during the Holy Season of Advent.
And With your Spirit: - Attending to the patient as spiritual in healthcare. Dr. Suzanne Bunniss. Tuesday 6th December 7 15pm. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or339 4315.