"The Spirit of the Lord has been given to me,
He has sent me to bring good news to the poor"
Christmas Quarterly Collection—is now due.
Dates for the Children’s Choir— 11th December, 18th December—ALL AT 10 a.m. MASS and 11th December—Family Advent Service at 3pm. And 10.00 a.m. Mass on Christmas Morning.
Choral Group—Invite new members to join the existing group. Preparations are beginning for Christmas—practice will be held on Wednesdays - 7th December, 14th December, 21st December—All at 8.00 p.m. in the church. The Choral Group will also sing at the Parish Workers Mass on the Feast of St. Andrew—30th November at 7.30 p.m. Contact Susan Morrison for information 563 7959.
St. Andrew’s Primary School—Registration of children for primary education school session 2012/2013. See notice in porch.
Spred—Our parish Spred group will led the liturgy at the 12 noon Mass on Sunday 11th December. Everyone is warmly invited to join us afterwards in the Upper Hall for a cup of tea/coffee.
SVDP Christmas Appeal—St. Andrews’ SVDP will soon launch their Christmas Appeal. 1st 3 Sunday of Advent. Last Year thanks to your wonderful generosity more than £2000 was raised and all of this went to where we felt it was best directed; needy families locally; toys for children of poor families in Govan. Most went to those families, including very grateful asylum seekers, identified by our friends in St. Laurence’s SVDP in Drumchapel. As well as all who helped, we are particularly grateful to Kay Dick of the Padre Pio Prayer Group and other individual parishioners who responded so well, and in some cases, in a very substantial manner. Thank you in anticipation.
PCT—St. Nicholas Care Fund Advent Appeal—As we begin our preparation for Christmas, we look forward to Caring Sunday 11th December, when we will have the opportunity to contribute to the St. Nicholas Care Fund. Please take away an Advent Pack which will provide you with full details. Fill the St. Nicholas Box with your spare coins and return with the donation sheet to the parish over the Christmas period. An envelope has been provided if you would prefer to send a donation directly.
Family Christmas Party—The Parish Family Christmas Party will take place on Saturday 17th December 2011 2 p.m.—4 p.m. in the Upper Hall. Tickets are priced £5 per family. Please bring a wrapped gift for a child labelled boy/girl and age range as a donation to charity. Tickets will be on sale after 10. a.m. Mass on the 4th and 11th December 2011 or at the toddler group Thursday 10.30 a.m.—1.30 p.m. in the lower hall.
Kelvin Choir Christmas Carol Concert—As part of our anniversary celebrations, the Kelvin Choir, along with some local school children, will be performing a Christmas carols concert in the church on 18th December. The concert will start at 3pm and last about an hour. All parishioners, families and friends are invited. Afterwards, mince pies and mulled wine will be available in the Upper Hall. For further details, please call Gordon Reid on 0141 563 9717.
Kinnoull Centre for Spirituality—See notice in the porch of the church.
Forty Hours Devotion—2012—Please note change of date of the 40 Hours’ at St. Aloysius’ Garnethill from January 29th to February 12th.
This is our Faith—Is the new syllabus for religious education in Catholic schools, guiding the learning and teaching from Primary 1 to Secondary 3. It will help teachers (and catechists) to structure opportunities for young people to encounter Jesus, to learn about Him, to understand His teaching, to develop virtues and values which He promotes and to follow Him as the Way, the Truth and the Life. More information can be found on www.sces.uk.com
Thinking about Adoption—Have you ever considered adoption? You may be a couple with no children, you may be a parent already, but if you think you can offer a loving family home to a child or even siblings, then we would like to her from you. Adoption can be a rewarding experience for you as parents, and it will make the world of a difference to children’s lives. Please contact us for a confidential chat and some further information at 0141 332 8371 or visit our web site: www.stmargaretsadoption.org.uk - Scottish Charity Reg. SC028551 Company Number 192794.
50th International Eucharistic Congress Dublin: - 10th—17th June 2012.
See notice in the porch of the church.
Legion of Mary Wayside Club—Is looking for donations and gifts of toiletries, arm hats, gloves, scarves, underwear, sleeping bags which are not necessarily new, etc. for its Patrons, male and female. Over Christmas and New Year, the Club will open daily from 12 noon to 10.00 p.m., providing a place to go, warmth, food etc. Anyone over 21 years of age, wishing to volunteer to prepare and serve food for 2/3 hours, should contact Maureen Davey on 0141 563 8516. Remember—homelessness is not a career choice!