May it be done to me according to your word."
Christmas Eve: 5pm & 9.30pm Carol Service followed by 10pm Mass.
Midnight Mass in St Joseph’s, Milngavie.
Christmas Day: 10am (Children’s Choir) & 12noon
Masses for New Year
New Year's Eve: 11.30pm followed by Seasonal Refreshments.
New Year's Day: 10am
Confessions for Christmas - 23rd Dec – 10.30-11.00am & 5.15-5.45pm; Christmas Eve – 9.15-9.40am; Christmas Day - 9.15 - 9.40am. Pick up a Confession in Advent leaflet from the porch.
Congratulations and many thanks to St Andrew’s Children’s Choir, who joined the Kelvin Choir, for a wonderful Christmas concert last Sunday. The singing was fabulous, and a very enjoyable and memorable afternoon was had by all. Well done, and great having the Christmas Concert of choral classics and seasonal favourites as part of our Golden Jubilee Year Celebrations.
Parishioners from St Andrew’s, along with members of other churches, helped deliver some festive cheer toshoppersSaturday. The fantastic sum of £521.52 was raised, which willsplit between St Margaret’s Hospice & Glasgow City Mission.thanks to all those who turned up & sang.
Invite someone you know back to Mass this Christmas. 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.
We look forward to all families, who have had a celebration of Baptism recently, gathering together for the 10am Mass Sunday, 21th January. After Mass, there will be refreshments served in the parish hall to which everyone is invited.
The Western Catholic Calendar 2018 is on sale in the Piety Stall priced at £3.20.
Next Soup run is on Friday 5th January. Donations of soup, sandwiches, soft fruit, biscuits etc most welcome. Any queries, please call Phyllis on 570 1343
Parish Library Update. The Parish Library has been updated to include a section for children’s books and DVDs which will be expanded through the course of 2018. Parishioners are encouraged to take advantage of the library and to sign books in and out using the sign out book. When returning or donating books or DVDs, please use the basket provided, rather than putting the books directly onto the book shelves. will help with the administration of the library. Thank you.
Youth – Great turnout last week for the cluster youth Mass. Many thanks to all who helped look after the arrangements and preparations. Had a look lately at the youth noticeboard in the porch? New photos added of recent youth events. Next cluster youth event will be early Lent in St Joseph’s. More details in the new year.
Caring Sunday Please return St Nicholas Trust Care Boxes by Jan 8th.
St Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society Crib Boxes - please return them by Feb 4th. Visit www.stmargaretsadoption.org.uk
Special Second Collections – 7th Jan - Justice & Peace; 28th Jan – Education Sunday.
Parents Meetings – for First Confession, 11th January 2018 at 7pm. For First Holy Communion, 18th January 2018 at 7pm. Both meetings in the upper hall. First Holy Communion dates – Sundays 13th and 20th May 2018 at 12noon Mass.
Confirmation preparation meeting - Tuesday, 16th January 2018 at 7pm in St Joseph's for parents and sponsors. On the same evening and at the same time in St Joseph’s, catechists of the two parishes will gather with the P7s to lead them in preparing for Confirmation.
Primary 7 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.
The Befriending Service is looking for volunteers in the Bearsden/Milngavie area as befrienders to individuals who live in the local area who would describe themselves as either lonely or isolated and would benefit from having conversations with someone for a couple of hours once per fortnight. If you would like to help then contact: Brian McDermott your local Resource Worker on: 0141-345-0432.
Christmas Appeal - Drumchapel Foodbank. The number of families now dependent on the foodbank, and the number of emergencies, are rising fast. If everyone coming to Mass could donate at least oneof meal in a can (tinned mac n cheese, tinned curry, tinned stew) this would be of great help. Collection boxes are taken from porch every Monday morning. Thank you for your help.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org
Padre Pio Prayer Group resumes after the Christmas and New Year holidays on Monday 15th January at 7pm. All welcome. For information or interest, please contact Kay Dick 0141 942 7771 or Kate Hay 0141 931 5154.
The Legion of Mary - new members always welcome. Meets on Mondays at 4pm in the Hut. The Legion, over the course of the next few months, will be visiting this year’s First Holy Communion families. Divine Mercy Novena is prayed weekdays after morning Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. All most welcome.
Children’s Choir--10.00a.m. December 25th. Any queries please contact Annamaria Strachan 0141 942 9799/07749715514 email@example.com
If you have a disability that 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 or phone 942 4635.
Catholic Education Dinner--Grand Central Hotel, Friday 2nd February 2018—£45.00 Table of 10 £420.00). To book, contact 226 5898—Christine.Burke@rcag.org.uk See notice board for more details
Pilgrimage to Rome – 15th – 19th October 2018. Open to all catechists, teachers, retired teachers, and anyone else involved in Catholic Education. £850 per person. Single room supplement £60. To book, contact email@example.com See noticeboard for more details. Celebrating the Centenary of the 1918 Education Act
Cluster Group - St Andrew's, St Benedict's and St Joseph's. Next meeting will be 15th January at 7pm in St Joseph’s. We will look at arranging further joint events for the year ahead..
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.
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick - Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Louise Dolan, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Joseph McDermid, Charlie Harper, Paul Sheridan, John Gerard Miller, Michelle Rajab, Matthew Craig, Maurice Boyce, Maria Giovanazzi, Jim Cameron, Annamaria McGill, Shona Doherty, Geraldine Moy, Vincent McDonald, Pat O’Neill, Michael Timoney, Baby Julia McLeod.
Recently Dead - Michael Moss, Rae Russell, James McCourt, Alice Campbell, Daniel McCrossan, William Donaldson, Neil Boyd, Alma Moscardini, Patricia Mooney
Anniversaries--Pat Tolland, Greta Ward, Peter Holt, Kathy Connor, Patrick Murray, Ada McAllister Murray, Tilda Clarke, Maureen Valbonesi, Bernard Connolly
One Month’s Mind—Clare McTavish
Six Months’s Mind—Anne Parker