and they shall name him Emmanuel."
The Christmas Vigil 5:00 p.m.(live streamed) and 9:00 p.m.
Christmas Day Masses 10:00 a.m.(live streamed), and 12:00 noon.
On Saturday 25th Dec and Saturday 1st Jan, there will be no 5:00 p.m. Vigil Mass.
New Year’s Day Mass – 10am.
Happy Christmas School Holiday! All at St Andrew's wish all children, young people and teachers a safe and happy Christmas school holiday.
Children's Liturgy - The weekly video of the Sunday's Gospel reading will continue to be available until 2nd January 2022 at: https://www.rpbooks.co.uk/celebrate-following-your-faith This has been an excellent resource for parents to use while the children’s liturgy hasn't been on.
Online Premiere - Mon 20th Dec 2021 at 6.00 p.m. AGAP Theatre "Sign of Contradiction: The Christmas Story" (Recorded live in 2018). Written & Directed by Stephen Callaghan.
In a park in Glasgow, on a cold Christmas Eve night, a group of homeless people gather around an open fire to keep warm. Finding an old Bible in a rubbish heap, they are considering whether to burn it for fuel when a stranger appears and begins to take them through the story of Christmas in a way that they have never heard it before.
Link on YouTube available via www.agap.org.uk
St Nicholas Care Fund. The projects funded are in the main to help children and young people, special needs’ groups and senior citizens. St Nicholas take home collection boxes available in the porch to be returned please by 16th Jan. Many thanks
Drumchapel food bank will be closed on several days during Christmas period.
However, delivery will be made on the mornings of Wednesday 22nd Dec and Wednesday 29th Dec. We ask that donations are in by these dates. Distribution returns to normal on the 5th January. Thanks to all who contributed throughout this difficult year.
Primary Three First Confession Parents’ Meeting - 13th January 2022 at 7pm in St Andrew’s Hall. First Confessions will be on Saturdays 12th & 19th March 10am – 11am. A date will be allocated to each family.
Primary Four First Holy Communion Parents’ Meeting 20th January 2022 at 7pm in St Andrew’s Hall. First Holy Communion Masses will be on 14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd May at 2pm. A date will be allocated to each family.
Primary Seven Confirmation Parents’ Meeting – Thursday 3rd February 2022 at 7pm in St Andrew’s Hall. Confirmation Masses will be on 4th & 5th June at 2pm. A date will be allocated to each family.
Encounter ~ Listen ~ Discern. Synod 2021 ~ 2023. The Pope’s meeting with the world’s Bishops in 2023 will be to discuss ways of improving the process by which the Church on all levels is open to hearing the voices of people from all walks of life. Keep your eye in our parish bulletin and our social media for arrangements for us getting involved in this. Over the next few months we will be asking as many people as possible in St Andrew’s to participate in this synodal process.
Justice and Peace Scotland highlights a campaign every month on which you can take action.December 2021 Campaign: Add your name to the open letter to the UK Government asking for safe routes to the UK for refugees and asylum seekers. go to https://speakout.38degrees.org.uk/campaigns/open-letter-refugee-action-25-11-tr
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week - 19th December“He has shown might with his arm, dispersed the arrogant of mind and heart. He has thrown down the rulers from their thrones but lifted up the lowly. The hungry he has filled with good things; the rich he has sent away empty.”The Canticle of Mary, Luke 1:51-53
Public Consultation on Assisted Suicide - The Bishops’ Conference of Scotland, has encouraged Catholics to respond to the consultation and to “reject" the proposal. They stated that the proposal was “a serious threat to the elderly, the disabled, and the vulnerable” and urged people to "send the message that every human life has value.” Click this link to complete the consultation online https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/AssistedDyingProposal/
Peer Support Group for Women Of Faith Affected By Separation or Divorce first Friday monthly 6pm St Patrick's, Dumbarton. For information contact 07970928028.
The Pope's Twitter (@Pontifex) and Instagram (@Franciscus) ~ worth following for topical issues.
Pope’s monthly video ~ a great resource of contemporary commentary by the Holy Father on current issues. Available at https://thepopevideo.org/
Drumchapel Foodbank. Regularly your donations are dropped off at the foodbank by our parish volunteers. Thanks for continuing to give the foodbank your support. Our soup-run volunteers continue to collect donations from M&S Byres Rd & Milngavie for delivery to Drumchapel & St Gregory’s Foodbanks, the Wayside Club & Aspire.
Parish Website – On the latest page and bulletin pages, click on subscribe for a daily summary of the previous day's posts.
Parish Bulletin: Items for inclusion should be sent in by 12 Noon on the Wednesday before publication. Copies of the bulletin are available on Facebook, Twitter, Instgram, the parish website and on our exterior noticeboard.
Please remember in your prayers those in need, those who are sick and housebound and those in hospital.
Recently Dead: John Allan, Patrick Callaghan, Maria Capaldi, Margaret Rose Capaldi, Teresa Coull, Mary Martin Duffy, Helen Friar, Patricia Gallagher, Kathleen Harmon, Tommy Harvey, Thomas Meechan, Anne Nicoll, Phil Murphy, Diane Rusk, Betty Thompson, Elizabeth Adelaide Walker.
Anniversaries: Tilda Clarke, Kathy Connor, Anne Gilbey, Theresa Lamont, Nan MacLean, Ada Cecelia Murray, Patrick Murray, Anne O’Donnell, Paul Sheridan, Agnes Reilly, Teresa Tarbet, Greta Ward, Bernard Ruddy.