"The word was made flesh and lived among us.
To all who did accept him he gave power
to become children of God."
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.
Commitment Mass for Sacrament of Reconciliation (First Confession) —P.3 for children and parents on Sunday 30th October at 10.00 a.m. Mass.
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.
White Flower Appeal—29/30th October. We are required to take up the collection outside the church.
Altar Servers—2 practices for all servers at the church on Sunday 2nd October and Sunday 9th October from 2 30—3.30 and 3.30—4.30. Servers are asked to attend 1 session.
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.
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.
Pasta Night—The second of our 25th Church anniversary events was a great success—with special thanks to Angela Bruno, Colette Shevlane, Stephano Girvannazzi and their assistants and all who took part so enthusiastically!!!!
Columba Sisters—Many thanks for the monies raised for the appeal last weekend—£2,087.00.
October—The Rosary will be recited before 10.00 a.m. weekday Mass and the S.V.D.P. will lead October Devotions, Wednesday 12th October at 7.00 p.m. at the church.
“Benedict: Bellahouston and Beyond” - House by house, family by family; the call to Evangelisation. Led by Fr. Tom Kilbride these will take place on Monday 24th October at 1.45—2.45 p.m. repeated on Thursday 27th October at 7.30 p.m.—8.30 p.m. and also The bigger picture: educating the saints of the 21st Century led by Barbara Campbell on Wednesday 16th November at 1.45 p.m.—2.45 p.m. repeated on Thursday 17th November at 7.30 p.m.—8.30 p.m. in the Archdiocesan Offices, 196 Clyde Street, Glasgow. To book please call 0141 226 5898 or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catholic Nurses Guild of Scotland— Annual Day of Recollection. Sunday 22nd October 2011. See notice in porch.
Big Screen Musical Extravaganza—As part of the 25th anniversary celebration of the opening of our church, we intend to hold an evening of reminiscing. Extracts from some of the classic Hollywood musicals will allow you to relive the golden age of cinema, projected in high definition onto a large screen in the Upper Hall. The event will be followed by teas and coffees. Starting at 7.30 on Saturday 22nd October, the evening will last about an hour and will have a charge of £2, paid at the door. For more information, please contact Gordon Reid (563 9717) OR Stewart Ballingall (942 5679).
Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time—9th October—”Many are called but few are chosen”. Consider following Christ more closely as a priest, deacon or in consecrated life. Contact Fr. W. Donnelly, or the Archdiocesan Director of Priestly Vocations, Right Rev. Mgr John Gilmartin 0141 882 1024, email at VG@rcag.org.uk or email Fr. Andrew McKenzie at Priests for Scotland:
email@example.com. See www.priestsforScotland.org.uk