"The life and death of each of us has its
influence on others; if we live, we live for
the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord,
so that alive or dead we belong to the Lord."
Vocations to the Priesthood—The year of Discernment begins in mid September.
“Whoever believes in the Son of Man will have eternal life.” Are you called to bring faith in Christ and eternal life to others as a priest, deacon or in the consecrated life? Contact Fr. W. Donnelly, or the Archdiocesan Director of Priestly Vocation, Right Rev. Mgr John Gilmartin, 0141 882 1024, email at VG@rcag.org.uk or email Fr. Andrew McKenzie at Priest for Scotland : firstname.lastname@example.org. See www.priestsforscotland.org.uk
Assisted Parishes—Special second collections 10/11th September.
Quarterly Collection—Is now due.
New Mass Texts and Arrangements—Please follow the cards and accompanying sheet that are in the pew shelves. Please do not remove from the church. Thank you Full implementation will begin in Advent.
Music in the Liturgy and the New Mass Texts—A meeting of all parish musicians is being arranged and will be announced. Contact Adrian Finnerty for further details 943-1517.
Mission Appeal—Columban Sisters—1st—2nd October. Special second collections for the sisters and their Apostolate.
Family Service—In preparation for Confirmation—For the candidates, parents, sponsors—at the church on Thursday 6th October at 7.30 p.m.
Sacrament of Confirmation—Wednesday 9th November at 7.30 p.m. (Group1) and Thursday 17th November at 7.30 p.m. (Group 2). The school will arrange the groups later.
First Communion and Confirmation—Parents meeting on Thursday 27th October at 7.30 p.m. at the Upper Hall.
First Communion Dates—6th, 13th and 20th May at 10.00 a.m. and 12.00 noon Masses—To be arranged at the meeting on 27th October.
25th Anniversary of Opening of The Church—The church building will be 25 years young in March 2012. To mark this milestone, the Parish Pastoral Council is arranging a series of events from September to June that will hopefully appeal to all members of the parish. These will include events for all age groups, and will include liturgical and social events. The events up to Christmas will be:
Vocations awareness Event: 18th September
Pasta Night -1st October
Film Night - 22nd October
Altar Servers Outing - 29th October
Charity Christmas Card Sale - 20th November
St. Andrew’s Ceilidh - 3rd December
Childrens Family Afternoon Advent Service -11th December
Children’s Christmas Party -17th December
Kelvin Choir Advent Carol Service -18th December
Please add these to your diary and more information will be available nearer the date for each event. Details of events in 2012 will be advertised later in the year. For more information, please contact Stewart Ballingall (942 5679) or Gordon Reid (563 9717)
Pasta Night—1st October 2011—A pasta evening has been kindly organised by parishioners as part of the church building’s 25th anniversary celebrations. The evening will take the form of a dinner dance with bar on Saturday 1st October in the Upper Hall. The evening will commence at 7.30 p.m. and finish at 11.30 p.m. All proceeds will go to church fund and help to underwrite other anniversary events. Tickets, priced at £15.00 are available from Angela Bruno (942 7879) or Collette Shevlane (942-9854). In previous years, this has been a well attended and most enjoyable evening, so please book your ticket early to avoid disappointment.
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 Father Donnelly, who will gladly take your details. Training sessions are due to commence soon.
Dates for the Children’s Choir—11th September, 18th September, 9th October, 13th November, 20th November, 11th December, 18th December—ALL AT 10AM MASS.
Holyrood School celebrates its 75th Anniversary—Celebrations begin with Mass of Thanksgiving on Wednesday 21st September at 7pm in Christ the King Church, Kings Park. See notice in the porch.
Archdiocese of Glasgow Arts Project—Spirit of Life Youth Choir Thursday 15th September 7 30pm @ St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Clyde St—see notice in the porch. Leaflets are also in the porch for this and many more forthcoming events.
Forth Hours Devotions—St. Paul’s Shettleston—11th September 2011
St. Peter’s Dumbarton—First Sunday of Advent.
East Africa Appeal —Fund raising coffee morning on 11th September Baking (no nuts) Donations for raffle greatly appreciated. Contact Pat O’Shea 943-2693. SCIAF appeal