Saturday Vigil Mass- Beginning Saturday, January 5th 2019, the Saturday Vigil Mass will begin one hour earlier. For a trial period, Mass will begin at 5pm. Sacrament of Reconciliation will be 4.15pm – 4.45pm. These new times will be reviewed after six months.
St Andrew’s Day Celebrations– a sincere word of thanks to all those who looked after the preparations and the serving on the day at the reception after Mass.
Advent Penance Servicefor parishes of the cluster. Tuesday 18thDec 2.00pm in St Joseph’s.
Confessions for Christmas - 17th Dec – 9.30am – 9.50am; 18thDec – 9.30am – 9.50am & 6-7pm; 19thDec 9.30am – 9.50am; 20thDec – 9.30- 9.50; 21stDec 9.30am – 9.50am & 6-7pm; - 22nd Dec – 10.30-11.00am & 5.15-5.45pm; Dec 23rd9.15 - 9.40am ; Christmas Eve – 9.15-9.40am & 6-7pm; Christmas Day - 9.15 - 9.40am. Pick up from the porch a Confession in Advent
Advent Day of Confessions in St Andrew’s Cathedral- 7.45am until 5.45p.m. on Thursday 20th Dec. This may be handy for you if you are in the city centre for work or shopping.
Save the date - NET Team returning to St Andrew’s on 27thJan 2019. It was great the whole NET team visiting us for the 12noon Mass last weekend.
Festive Teas and Coffees -Sunday 16th December.
Please join us for mince pies and tea/coffee/mulled wine in Upper Hall. This is the last coffee morning of this year so, please join us if you can.month we will be raising funds for the St Nicholas Care Fund. When you give to the St Nicholas Care Fund, you give collectively to so many different kinds of good causes. Many more than you would be able to help individually. Your support:-Changes lives of children living in poverty; helps parents bring up their families; helps families to stay together by supporting grandparents as Kinship Carers.We take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support and generosity and to wish you all, the compliments of the season. Veronica and David Maguire
The P4-P7 Children’s Liturgyare looking for some young helpers.If you are doing the Duke of Edinburgh Awards or the Caritas Award you will receive credit towards your award or if you would like to just volunteer your help would be greatly appreciated. Volunteers should be in at least 3rdat High School. if you would like to assist with the P4-P7’s Liturgy at the 10 O’clock Mass on a Sunday please speak to Father Mackle or contact Sharon Warner at email@example.com
SPRED family Mass today at noon. All most welcome and please join us in the upper hall afterwards for lovely homemaking and chat.
Advent Cluster Candlelit Reflection St Joseph’s invites St Andrew’s and St Benedict’s parishioners to an Advent evening of music and reflection in St Joseph’s on Tues11th Dec at 7.30 pm. - followed by mulled wine and mince pies in the hall.
Advent Reflection and Cluster Prayer Service in St Andrew’s-Thursday 13th Dec at 7.30pm. Readings, prayer, music and candlelight - a brief, peaceful escape from the sometimes hectic world of Christmas preparations. This service will last for approximately one hour followed by light refreshments in the Upper Hall. Come on your own, with a friend, or with your family.Everyone is welcome!
Bearsden Bank Changes - Standing Order--Many thanks to our recent request for parishioner consideration in changing personal plate offerings to standing order. If you are still thinking it over we have standing order forms suitable for Gift Aid and Non Gift Aid donors in the porch area – Finance team members at this Mass will be available to help if needed. Thanks again.Brian Donnelly St A - F & F Coordinator Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Nightfever –for all young people of St Andrew’s and St Joseph’s. you are warmly invited to take a short time out and enjoy a calm hour of reflection with adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in candlelight and uplifting music this evening, Sunday, 6-7pm. There will be refreshments afterwards. We need volunteers for a number of short readings. Please contact email@example.com/ 942 4635
Children’s Choir – 16th and 25thDec. All at 10am unless otherwise stated.Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 0141-942-9799/07749715514 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Safeguarding Code of Conduct. All volunteers within St Andrew’s including those who do not require PVG, please collect from the sacristy your copy. A copy is displayed on the noticebaords in the church and hall next to the Safeguarding poster.
Vocations Discernment Evenings: Archdiocese of Glasgow Vocations are holding discernment evenings of catechesis, adoration and fellowship at Turnbull Hall, Southpark Terrace G12 8LG. These evenings will take place on 11thJanuary; 8thFebruary; 8thMarch; 12thApril and 10thMay at 7pm. For further details contact email@example.com telephone Father Campbell on 0141 339 4315.
Christmas Reachout is being delivered to around 1300 homes in the parish during the coming weeks. If you normally don’t receive Reachout, and would like a copy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. It is also available on the parish website.This year, a Christmas card will be delivered to around some 600 new homes in Bearsden. Sometime next year, a Welcome Card will be delivered to all new homes.
Recent Special Collections –SPRED - £975; Missio - £1450; Assisted Parishes - £835; SPUC - £1285
Daily Mass is celebrated in St Andrew’s Monday to Saturday at 10am. All are most welcome. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is every Saturday from after 10am Mass until 12.30pm
St Margaret’s Adoption Society: We are currently looking to recruit prospective adopters. If you have ever thought about adoption as a way to grow your family and would like to know more, please contact our office for a chat with one of our friendly and experienced staff on 0141 332 8371 or email email@example.com.
Drumchapel Foodbankis always grateful for food donations received. In the weeks running up to Christmas, there has been a request particularly for donations of tinned meals. Collection boxes in the porch are taken to the foodbank every Monday.
If you have a disabilitythat affects your attendance at church or participation in any of the liturgies, and would benefit from some assistance or adaptations being made, please let us know. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone 942 4635.
Primary Three Parents- First Confession Parents Meeting - 17th January 2019 at 7pm in St Nicholas’ Primary. Primary Four Parents- First Holy Communion Parents Meeting 31st January 2019 at 7pm in St Nicholas’ Primary.
Church Cleaning Team –We still need a few more volunteers please to complete a 4 week rota. Would you be free for an hour and a half on a weekday afternoon once a month to help with church cleaning? If so, speak to Father Mackle.Thank you.
Many thanks for your generosity in handing in various items for theSoup Run Christmas Gift Appeal. Christmas Soup Run – this Friday 14th Dec - if youto join us for carols or to come along to the soup run during the year, please let us know and come to the lower hall at 7pm. Veronica McLaughlin 07812 406691
Please remember in your prayers those in need, those who are sick, and those in hospital.
Recently Dead— Philip Heaney, Antonia Stevenson, Mary Campbell, John McCoach.
Anniversaries—Isabelle Fallon, Baby Aurelius McKinnon, Margaret McKinnon, Clare Ward, Rachel Russell.