for you I long ;
for you my soul is thirsting."
Children’s Choir Dates—November 10th, November 17th, December 8th, December 15th plus December 25th. All at 10.00 a.m. Mass. For queries contact Annamaria Strachan 942-9799 or 07749715514.
Altar Servers—Any young member of the Parish (who has made his/her First Holy Communion) who would like to become an Altar Server is invited to contact Chris Sanders (942-7519) or Fr. Mackle who will gladly take your details. Training sessions are due to commence soon.
Confirmation for the Primary 4—Children will be celebrated this Thursday November 14th (Group 1) and November 21st (Group 2) at 7.30 p.m. Keep them in your prayers.
Parents of Primary 4 Children: The Piety Stall has a large selection of cards for all occasions.
Visit Scotland for Marriage website and sign the marriage petition today.
The Fourth Mystery—Priestly vocations are, above all, the fruit of the prayers of the Church. Jesus encouraged us to pray to the Lord of the Harvest to send labourers his harvest. A good suggestion—when you pray the rosary, whether it be at home or in the church or when driving or out for a walk, dedicate the Fourth Mystery to the intercession for priestly vocations for the Archdiocese of Glasgow.
Remember the Dead—Praying for the dead, especially during the month of November, reminds us that the Church is not confined to this world, but extends into the next as well. By praying for the dead, as we prayed for them while they were alive, we can establish a special link with the “communion of saints”. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered up every day during the month of November for the Holy Souls.
Could God be calling you to the Priesthood? - Evening of catechesis, Prayer and Fraternity to help discern your vocation 2nd Friday of each month at Turnbull Ha.. Contact Fr. Keenan 339 4315/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Year of Faith Celebration—For everyone but particularly for all families who celebrated a Baptism, Confirmation or First Holy Communion during the Year of Faith ie from 11th October 2012 to 24th November 2013. You are invited to the 10.00am Mass on Sunday, 24th November in St Andrew’s to mark the close of the Year of Faith. At this Mass, as well as at the Vigil and 12noon Mass, we will take the opportunity to renew our Baptismal Promises.
Halls Committee—Meeting Monday 18th November at 7.30pm in The Hut.
Parish Pastoral Council—Meeting, Thursday, 28th November at 7pm in the hall.
Altar Servers Practice—Monday at 6pm in the church.
Fabric & Finance—Meeting, Tuesday, 26th November at 7.30pm in the Chapel house.
Short Clips on Vocations & Priesthood—Google www.yoyutube.com/agapchannel
Year of Faith Reflection—Presenter - Fr Lawlor, this Tuesday 12th November on Lumen Gentium. In the Immaculate Conception Hall 7.30pm – 9pm. (including refreshments and discussion) All welcome.
Year of Faith Celebration—For everyone, but particularly for all families who celebrated a Baptism, Confirmation or First Holy Communion during the Year of Faith ie from 11th October 2012 to 24th November 2013. You are invited to the 10.00am Mass on Sunday, 24th November in St Andrew’s to mark the close of the Year of Faith. At this Mass, as well as at the Vigil and 12 noon Mass, we will take the opportunity to renew our Baptismal Promises.
John Paul Academy—Intends to take a party of 20 students to Rome next April for the Canonisation of Blessed John Paul II. In response to the school’s recent appeal to parishes for help to meet the cost, St Andrew’s will be happy to make a contribution, which will help with sending two of the students. It is hoped that at some stage after their return from Rome, the students could perhaps visit our parish and tell us about their experience of the Canonisation.
SPRED—Our parish SPRED group will lead the liturgy at the 12.00 Mass on Sunday 1st Dec. Please come and join us afterwards in the Upper Hall for a cup of tea or coffee.
Pro-Life Rosary—The pro-life Rosary this month will be in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel at 7.30pm on Wednesday 27th November. All welcome
St Andrew’s Parish Christmas Fair—Will take place on Sunday 17th November after 10am and 12 noon Masses. This will be similar to last year’s, with a selection of charities at the event. All profits from the sale of Piety Stall cards and gifts go to St. Andrew’s Church funds. Other groups represented will be SPRED and SCIAF. Tea and coffee will be served at this event, in aid of The Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception who visited and spoke at the church fairly recently. Donations of home baking would be most welcome (no nuts please). Please come along and support this parish event.
Pilgrimage to Rome 2014—Thursday 31st July—Thursday 7th August, Glasgow Rome direct. Includes a full day in Assisi, half-day at Frascati, attendance at the Wednesday General Audience with Pope Francis, full day by coach to the Patriarchal Basilicas. Bed and Breakfast in the Sta. Maria Fornaci Residence (close by St Peter’s). Price in region of £750 (subject to booking numbers). For more information or to reserve a place contact email@example.com or telephone 0141 946 2071
St. Margaret of Scotland Hospice—Light Up a Life—1st December at 6.30pm in the grounds of the hospice. To sponsor some lights, pick up a leaflet from the porch.