We look forward to all families, who have had a celebration of Baptism within the past year, gathering for the 10am Mass next Sunday 13th January. After Mass, there will be refreshments served in the parish hall to which everyone is invited.
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.
First Holy Communion celebrations for our parish will take place at the 12.00 noon Mass on 12th & 19th May. Please keep the first communicants in your prayers. Parents will be advised regarding rehearsals arrangements at the 31stJan meeting.
RCIA – 9th & 23rd Jan 7pm – Hut
Ongoing Faith Formation – 14th Jan 10.30am House
Legion of Mary –Mondays at 4pm Hut
Padre Pio– Mondays at 7pm - Church
SVDP – Mondays at 7pm Hut
Justice & Peace – 15th Jan 7pm St Joseph’s
Fabric & Finance – 15th Jan 7pm – House
Halls Committee – 15th Jan 7.30pm Hut
Reachout – 18th Jan 10.30am Hut
Youth Ministry Team – 22nd Jan 7pm – House
Emmaus – 25th Jan 10.30am House
Cluster – 29th Jan 7pm House
The church is open until 4.45pm. Call in and enjoy the peace and quiet and take time to sit in the stillness in the silence of God.
Tea is served in the hutafter daily Mass. All most welcome.
NET Ministry will be returning to our parish on Sunday 27thJanuary. NET are ten young Americans who are doing great youth ministry work in many schools and parishes. The team will lead a Faith/Fun Day for the young people of St Andrew's and St Joseph's beginning with 10am Mass in St Andrew's through to 2pm.All most welcome. will be provided.
An Appeal for Accommodation - Our parish is looking to host 10 members of the Legion of Mary who will be undertaking Peregrinatio Pro Christo "Pilgrimage for Christ" PPC from August 24th– 31st2019. The Legionaries will endeavour to visit as many of the homes in Bearsden as they possibly can, speaking to people about the faith. We are making an appeal in our parish for host homes. Could you accommodate one legionary for seven nights bed and breakfast? Each legionary pays towards their accommodation. If you would like to become a host home, please fill in the form with today’s bulletin or contact 942 46 35 / email@example.com
Members of our parish's Legion of Marywill be at all Masses on the 19th/20th January for anyone who wants to have a chat and find out more information about being a host home or about the PPC in general.
A huge thank youto those who generously give of their time serving in the piety stall, and to the parishioners who support the stall with their purchase. The fantastic amount of £900 profit was raised during 2018, which is a great boost to parish funds.
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 e mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Day of Prayer for Justice and Peace– this Sunday. Copies of Bishop Nolan’s letter can be found on the Justice & Peace Scotland website. This takes up the theme of “political engagement” which is inspired by Pope Francis’ own letter for the Day of Peace. His letter can be found on the Vatican website. The second collection this weekend will be taken up to support the work of Justice and Peace. Follow J&P Scotland on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or check out the website for information on current issues and campaigns. St Andrew’s & St Joseph’s J&P group next meet on Tues 15thJan 7pm in St Joseph’s.
Invite someone you know back to Mass this Christmas Season. All of us know someone who has stopped going to Mass. Invite someone you know, who no longer attends, to think about coming along this Christmas Season.
Calling all young people.Want to get to know your faith better? Come along to the Glasgow Faith Forum's next fortnightly talk this Thurs 10 Jan on The Most Holy Trinity. Speaker Archbishop Tartaglia 7.30pm at Turnbull Hall G12 8LG.
Between now and Easter, please keep in your prayers Pamela Edmiston, Gabija Lazaraviciute, Joakim Landstroem, Stephen Miller and David Quinn who are going though the RCIA process preparing to become Catholic at Easter.
Padre Pio Payer Group Meetingresumes on Monday 14thJanuary 2019 at 7pm after the Christmas and New Year holiday.Divine Mercy Novenais prayed weekdays after morning Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. All welcome.
Church Halls. The church halls are used for a huge range of activities.
For the New Year, why not make one of your Resolutions to be to support a local business or charity and the church through taking part in one or more of these activities.
- Weekday Wow Factor seniors daytime disco
- Scottish Slimmers
- Two choirs
- The University of Third Age
- Flower arranging classes
- Puppy & dog training classes
- Callanetics and dance classes for all ages and abilities
- Carpet bowls
- A rugby play programme for 2 – 5 year olds
- Bearsden Literary Society
- Adult, prenatal and mother & baby yoga classes
- Toddlers and pre-school clubs.
Happy New Year from the Halls Committee.
Unity Supper.Wednesday 6thFebruary 7 for 7.15pm Tickets £12 from Margaret Sanders. Buffet Supper included with Presentation on the Book of Job by pupils from Bearsden Academy.
Lord, Make Me Know Your Ways- Could God be calling you to serve as a priest? Please get in touch to find out more about discerning your vocation. Monthly evenings of discernment take place at Turnbull Hall. For information and details, please call Fr Ross Campbell on 339 4315. Email: Ross.Campbell.email@example.com
New Ceilidh Class--Starting on Tuesday 15 Jan 2019, RSCDS Glasgow Branch will be holding ceilidh classes in St Joseph's Church Hall from 7.30pm to 9pm.The class will run for 8 weeks. Why not come along to learn traditional ceilidh dances? Ideal for anyone thinking of getting married, going to a wedding or wanting to try something new for 2019.comfy shoes & your enthusiasm! Cost £6 per evening. Details on www.rscdsglasgow.orgor 07902 127370
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament– each Saturday from 10.30am until 12.30pm. Please consider coming to spend some time in adoration and prayer each Saturday.
The P4-P7 Children’s Liturgy are 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Church Cleaning Team –Just a few more volunteers needed. Please, to complete a 4 week rota. 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.
Please remember in your prayers those in need, those who are sick, and those in hospital.
Recently Dead— Ijeoma Fairbrother, John McElvanney, Patricia McNeil, Teresa Tarbet, Theresa McGarvie. Gianfranco Schiffini
Anniversaries—Jan Goliszewski, Cathie Rowan, Jean & Charles Hirst, Jean & John Finnerty.