to recognise Christ in this Eucharist."
We were delighted to have Deacon Frank Trias with us last weekend and assist as deacon at the 10am Mass. Keep Frank in your prayers in this his final year of his seminary training for his Ordination to Priesthood, which is expected to be sometime after summer.
Coffee Morning - After 10 am Mass on SUNDAY 11TH JANUARY. Please note that this is a week earlier than normal as we have decided to conjoin our usual coffee morning with the parish coffee morning for the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord. This will be a free coffee morning and Fr Mackle has kindly agreed that a donation will be made to this month's chosen charity, namely The White Lily Fund, which was founded by one of our own parishioners, Angela Bruno, MBE and raises funds for cancer research in the west of Scotland. Many thanks to all who came along to our Festive Coffee Morning in December. The sum of £100 was raised for The St Nicholas Care Fund. We'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of those who are involved in helping out at the coffee mornings and to all those who come along and support them. It is very much appreciated and we couldn't do it without you all. Every best wish for 2015.
Veronica and David Maguire.
Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord. We look forward to welcoming all families who, over the past year or two have had a celebration of the Sacrament of Baptism, joining us at the 10am Mass on 11th January for this Feast. Teas / coffees will be served in the hall after Mass.
A sincere word of thanks to all those who worked so hard in so many ways preparing the church for Christmas. All the musical, liturgical and decorative preparations, and people’s involvement, especially in various ministries are greatly appreciated. “Christ has been born for us, come let us adore Him”
SPRED (Glasgow) joint Immaculate Conception/St Andrew’s Parish Dance fundraiser at Immaculate Conception Hall on Sat 14 Feb. ( 7.30 pm to 11.45pm). Music / fish supper buffet / quality raffle / excellent company! Tickets £10 from Fr Jim Lawlor 946-2071 or Brian Donnelly 942-6085. Prize donations for the raffle will be gratefully received.
The Piety Stall--has a large selection of cards and 2015 calendars. Cards for all occasions. 2015 Western Catholic Calendar is on sale priced £3.00.
Offerings donated at the crib go towards the St Margaret’s family society which supports children, especially through providing adoption services. Small donation boxes are also available for you to take home. Please support St Margaret’s with your donations and with your prayers.
St Mungo Feast Day Mass - 13 Jan at St Mungo's, Townhead, at 7pm. Cathedral Chapter will join with Archbishop Conti to celebrate the Feast day with the St Mungo Singers and parishioners from all across the city. Reception in Hall after Mass. All are welcome. Support event - Eyre Hall, Clyde Street, on Wed 7th Jan at 6.30pm for those considering a Career in Teaching. The event will be attended by existing head teachers who will be on hand to give advice. This will be of benefit to anyone thinking of a career in primary teaching.
Our prayerful good wishes for every joy and happiness for the Christmas Season and throughout the New Year of 2015 from Monsignor Ryan and Fr Mackle.
St Nicholas Care Fund ensures practical help where most needed. St Nicholas boxes to be returned please by 11th January.
Preparation for the Sacraments.
Thursday 15th January. 7pm. Upper Hall. For parents of children preparing for Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Thursday 29th January. 7pm Upper Hall. For parents of children preparing for First Holy Communion.
Nominations for Parish Pastoral Council. Pick up a form from the porch. Members are appointed to serve a three year term and membership is open to active parishioners over the age of 16. We are particularly looking for parishioners who would represent, on the PPC, the youth of the parish. Please return nomination form by Sunday, 18th January 2015. The Council is a planning body of parishioners which fosters the full participation of the entire parish in the life and mission of the Church as lived out in St. Andrew’s Parish. In consultation with the Parish Priest, the PPC actively listens to and identifies the needs and concerns of parishioners and helps develop a plan to respond to those needs.
Unity Supper at New Kilpatrick New Halls on Wednesday 14th January 7.15 for 7,30. Tickets £9.50 from Margaret Sanders. Speaker – Very Rev Albert Bogle, Chairman of the Vine Trust.
Five things I can do to promote Vocations. Please see in the porch a variety of ‘five things to do’ leaflets.
Padre Pio Prayer Group will next meet on Monday, 12th January 2015.
Discerning a Vocation to the Priesthood? If you think God may be inviting you to such a vocation, and for evenings of Catechesis, Prayer and Fraternity to help discern your vocation (2nd Friday of the month) please contact Vocations Director, Fr Ross Campbell, firstname.lastname@example.org (339 4315)
Mass attendance – Christmas Day – 1061. 27 / 28 Dec – 494.
Care Not Killing Petition. www.carenotkilling.org.uk/scotland/petition/. Please sign. "Care not killing" is a uk based alliance which aims to ensure existing laws against euthanasia are not weakened as well as promoting improved palliative care.
Special Second Collections – 4th Jan – Justice & Peace; 8th Feb – Education Sunday.