St Andrew's and St. Joseph's Justice and Peace Group have joined with members of New Kilpatrick in organising an evening to hear the views on Trident of church representatives and local politicians – this Thurs 14th Nov. Fr John Gannon and the Very Reverend Dr. Alan D. McDonald will present the churches position. Local schools will also be represented. The event will be held in the upper hall from 7.30pm – 9pm with refreshments and a chance to speak with speakers at the break. Please come along and hear all views.
Next week is Catholic Education Week, and Archbishop Paul Gallagher will deliver the 2019 Cardinal Winning Lecture on Saturday, November 16, in the Bute Hall at Glasgow University. Mass is at 9am in the University Chapel. To book your place please register at https://cardinalwinninglecture2019.eventbrite.co.uk.
Scottish Catholic Education Sunday is November 17. News, information and good resources for teachers, parents and students is available at www.sces.org.uk. Pick up a copy of the SCES newsletter. St Nicholas' Primary, Turnbull High and St Aloysius College will be taking part in the 10am Mass. A second collection will be taken up to support the Scottish Catholic Education Service's vital work of supporting our catholic schools and teachers.
John Paul Academy – Calling on Former Pupils. Are you a former pupil of John Paul Academy or do you know someone who is? Can you share your career journey since leaving school in a few short sentences and describe the skills you required to find your way in the world of work? We would like to use this information to motivate and inspire our current students. Please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org to share your story and attach a photo.
Pope Francis Faith Award - 29 P6 St Nicholas' pupils participating.
Messengers Meeting Mon 18 Nov – Messengers are asked to attend Christmas Reachout meeting in Lower Hall. Note earlier times – Area Leaders – 7pm & Messengers 7.30pm.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion who visit sick and housebound –next meeting - Tuesday 12th November at 2.00 pm in the chapel-house.
Come along to St Andrew's Christmas Fair next Sunday 17th Nov after 10am and 12 noon Masses. All profits from the Piety Stall go to Church funds. Tea, coffee and home baking will be served at this event with all proceeds this year going to The White Lily Fund. This charity was founded by one of our own parishioners, Mrs Angela Bruno MBE, after she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and now raises funds for research into and equipment for ALL types of cancer in the west of Scotland and has raised over £1 million to date.
The Legion of Mary - new members always welcome. Now meets on Tuesdays at 7pm in the Hut. The Legion, over the course of the next few months, will be attending to the Mission Week's follow up work of revisiting all those who requested a call back.
Pre Christmas Appeal - Drumchapel Foodbank. The number of families now dependent on the foodbank, and the number of emergencies, are rising fast. All donations always gratefully received. The collection boxes in St Andrew's church porch are delivered to the Foodbank every Monday. Church open every day 'til 4.45pm
CST Thought for the Week - 10 November (Remembrance Sunday 2019) They will hammer their swords into sickles, reshape their spears into pruning hooks. One nation will not attack another. They will not practice war anymore. Isaiah 2:4
An Introduction to Prayer for Everyone- Deacon Nick - On 28th Nov 7pm – 8pm in the upper hall Deacon Nick will be speaking on "An Introduction to Prayer for Everyone." - a one hour session prior to Advent to get your prayer juices flowing. We are all called to be holy but we are not all called to be priests or religious people. This is aimed at everyone whether you are a busy working parent, a student or a retired person: there is a prayer style for everyone and it doesn't have to eat into your busy life. Come along and be inspired.
Fair Trade Group – Christmas Event. The Milngavie and Bearsden Fair Trade Group is holding a Christmas Fayre in the Upper Hall from 3.30 – 5.00 pm on Friday 29 November 2019. Mince pies and non-alcoholic fruit punch together with fairtrade goods (including Christmas cards and Advent calendars) will all be for sale. All are welcome.
Remembrance Day Concert. Bearsden Choir, in conjunction with Erskine Veteran Homes will be performing Duruflé's Requiem and Vaughan Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem in Glasgow City Halls on Sunday 10th November at 4pm, together with professional soloists and orchestra, under the baton of the dynamic Andrew Nunn. All proceeds to go to Erskine for the wonderful work they do. Tickets are still available. Details on handbill in Church porch noticeboard, or phone Chris Sanders on 942 7519
"The Eucharist in Scripture." A series of video talks by Dr Scott Hahn, author or At the Lamb's Supper and Rome, Sweet Home. He will take us through the scriptural roots of the Blessed Sacrament - where we find the institution of the Eucharist in Scripture, what we believe is happening at Mass, and why the Eucharist is at the centre of our faith. The course will run on Tuesdays at 7pm and Thursdays at 2pm, through to Advent, at St Gregory's hall, 130 Kelvindale Road, Glasgow G20 8DP. All most welcome.
Consultation - It is essential that all parents hoping to send their children to schools within East Dunbartonshire Council area check the consultation on proposals to change admission arrangements to all of the council's primary and secondary schools. Visit https://www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk/council/consultations/school-admission-and-transfer-arrangements-primary-secondary-school to complete the online form. Printed copies are available from the Hub.
Soup Run – Christmas Gifts & Carols– Our soup run volunteers and folk group will take Christmas Gifts and sing carols at two centres this year on Fri 6th Dec and your help in making that happen, would be really appreciated. We would like each gift to include : a hand written Christmas card, hat, gloves, scarf, underwear, shampoo, shower gel, deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrush and ladies to include sanitary products. These will be in a Gift bag rather than wrapped this year. If you are able to provide any or all of these items including gift bags, can you please put in the box at the back of the church marked Soup Run, between now and Sun 24th Nov. In addition, extra new or excellent condition inexpensive men's underwear is desperately needed and will also be distributed at the Wayside Club.
Children's Choir – Nov 24, & Dec 15 & 25. All at 10am. Asda 13th Dec at 1.30pm, and St Nicholas' Christmas concerts 17th and 19th Dec. Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 0141-942-9799 or email@example.com
Piety Stall - New rota for the remainder of 2019 is on the Piety Stall door – we would be particularly grateful for volunteers to assist after 10am Mass on a Sunday. For more information, please either call Anne MacIntosh 931 5861 or Annamaria Strachan 942 9799.
Forthcoming Special Collections –Education Sunday 17th Nov; Caring Sunday—15th Dec
11th Nov – Ongoing Faith Formation – 10.30am - House
12th Nov – Extraordinary Ministers – 2pm – House
12th Nov – Liturgy Group – 7pm – House
18th Nov – Messengers – 7pm – Lower Hall
21st Nov – RCIA – 7pm - Hut
25th Nov – Youth Ministry – 7pm – House
25th Nov – Justice & Peace – 7pm – Hut
Recently Dead--Jim Hay, Mr. Valenti, Sadie Cairney, Frances Conaghan, Paul McGowan
Anniversaries--.Kathleen Muir, Isabelle Whitelaw, Rev. Mgr. James Clancy, Sarah Fallon, John Sheridan, Don O'Neill, Kathleen Courtney, David Higgins, Hilda Cardenas, Luz Helena Amaya Cardenas, Monsignor Maurice Ward, Mrs Anna Sarah Hanlon.
Six Months Mind—Camilla Sheridan