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Catholic Education Week 12th – 19th Feb. “Developing as a Community of Faith and Learning”. For news, information and good resources – visit www.sces.org.uk. Pick up a copy of SCES Newsletter featuring news of recent and forthcoming developments in education. There’s also a special message from Archbishop Tartaglia. St Andrew’s Primary and Turnbull High will be attending and taking part in the 10am Mass next Sunday, 19th Feb. Pick up also from the porch copies of the schools’ newsletters. Come in and enjoy tea, coffee and cakes afterwards.
"The Summit". Monthly Youth Event 2-5pm – today, Sunday 12th February for all secondary school pupils. Jam-packed with exciting talks, workshops, activities, Mass with the Archbishop, social and food - in Blessed John Duns Scotus Church, Ballater Street, G5 0YT, (just a ten minute walk from Glasgow City Centre) Future youth events on 12th March, 14th May & 11th June. Transport to and from St Andrew’s will be provided. If you would be interested in going, let us know. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info visit www.facebook.com/RCAGYYouth
World Day of Prayer at All Saints’ Church, Drymen Road (opposite M & S) at 2pm on Friday 3 March. The World Day of Prayer is a great thing to be part of. Every year on (or near) the first Friday in March, Christians around the world (Protestants, Roman Catholics, Orthodox, Evangelicals) of all ages (women, men, young people and children) gather in small groups and large congregations using the same basic form of worship. It is written by women from a different country each year on a theme chosen by the World Day of Prayer International Committee. There will be over 600 Services held in Scotland on the theme of ‘Am I Being Unfair to you?’ written by the women of the Philippines. The Service has been translated into 1,000 different languages and dialects to be used throughout the world on 3 March starting at sunrise over the island of Tuvalu and continuing until sunset in Alaska. If you’ve never been before, why not give it a try?
Please help the Passkeepers by leaving your hymn books and order of Mass cards tidily after Masses, and taking your bulletin away with you. Many thanks.
Our Liturgy Group discussed the matter of fewer and fewer people attending the Christmas Midnight Mass over the recent years. So, as we feel that an earlier time might be better suited for people, the Midnight Mass for 2017 will move to 10pm.
Alzheimer Scotland Ladies Lunch, Fundraising event. Come along and join us at the stunning Grand Central Hotel for an afternoon of fizz, food & fun on Sunday 7 May. Tickets £50, includes Champagne Reception, 2 Course Lunch, Entertainment hosted by Clyde 1 DJ, Auction Raffles and more. If interested then please contact: - Anne O’Donnell, tel: 01360 312544, Email: email@example.com
Coffee Morning. Please come along and join us for a cuppa, a chat and some delicious home baking next Sunday, 19th February after 10am Mass in the Upper Hall. This month we will be raising funds for the National Autistic Society, Scotland. Also, we received a lovely ' thank you ' letter from the PCT- St Nicholas Care Fund for the money we raised for them at our December Coffee Morning and it is displayed on the Narthex Board together with a 'thank you' card from Scarlet of The Scarlet Fund, for whom we raised funds in November. We'd also like to thank, on behalf of the parish, Marks and Spencer's, Bearsden and in particular Nicole Carrodus, for their very generous donation of mulled wine, cakes, etc, for our Christmas coffee morning. It was very much appreciated.
Messengers' Meeting, Mon 20th Feb. in Lower Hall: all Messengers are asked to attend our Easter Reachout Meeting - Area Leaders at 7.30 p.m. and Messengers at 8.00 p.m.
Library Books We now have a very extensive range of library books covering a wide variety of religious topics. To make it easier for people to be able to see some of the books in the library we are going to place a selection of them on the table in the porch at the Vigil and Sunday Masses on 18th/19th February. We would like to encourage you to have a look at the books on the table. As Lent is coming up soon you might like to consider an extra bit of spiritual reading as one of your Lenten practices.
Children’s Choir - 19th February (Education Sunday); 12th & 19th March; 14th & 21st May; 11th & 18th June. Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 01419429799/07749715514 - firstname.lastname@example.org
For Primary 3 Families - Preparation for First Confession All P3 children and their parents, (grandparents also, if they wish) are asked to attend an important preparation meeting on Thursday 23rd February 7pm-9pm in the Upper Hall, which will be led by the Salesian Sisters and their team. Dates and Times for Primary Three Sacrament of Reconciliation - During The Season of Lent (4th March – 9th April) Saturdays 10.30am – 11.00am; & 5.15pm – 5.45pm; Sundays 9.15 – 9.40am.
Our Parish has signed up to endorse and participate in the Scottish Catholic Observer’s Campaign on creating more ‘Dementia Friendly’ Parishes. We will be working with Alzheimer Scotland on various initiatives to obtain an accreditation. If you have any views, concerns or if you have an interest in Dementia and would like to assist with the project or if you are Caring for someone with Dementia and would like advice or assistance please contact: - Anne O’Donnell, tel: 01360 312544, Email: email@example.com Fr Mackle or Monsignor Ryan.
Drumchapel Foodbank – All items such as cans of food, pasta and toiletries are gratefully received. Collection boxes are taken every Monday morning.
We’re still looking for more artists and aspiring artists to create a piece of art (tapestry, installation, photograph, pottery etc.) for our St Andrew’s 50th Anniversary Jubilee Art Exhibition. The theme is ‘Come and See – the life and work of St. Andrew and St. Andrew`s Church’. Your work could focus on history of the life of St. Andrew, architectural features of the Church, Parish activities, etc. All artwork should be handed in at the Sacristy no later than Palm Sunday, 9th April 2017. Thank you. Catherine Dunipace firstname.lastname@example.org
50th planning group – Mon 13th Feb at 7pm
Messengers – Mon 20th Feb 7.30pm / 8pm
RCIA – Wed 22nd at 7pm
P3 families – Thurs 23rd Feb at 7pm
Baptism Preparation – Thurs 2nd March at 7pm
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Louise Dolan, Ronald Coia, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Gilbert O’Rourke, Joseph McDermid, Charlie Harper, Bruce Davidson, Paul Sheridan, John Gerard Miller, Maureen MacIntosh, Michelle Rajab, Matthew Craig, Maurice Boyce, Margaret Kieran, Martin Reynolds, Maura Murphy, Isabelle Cox, Maria Giovanazzi, Clare MacTavish.
Recently Dead—Corinne Miller, Jim Keegan, Sophia Stark, Doreen Murphy, Ciaran Arthur, Mary McGrogan, Margaret McGuinness, Louise Smith, John Thompson, Margaret McHardy, Theresa Kane
Anniversaries—Marie Buchanan, William Pugh, Helen Fallen, Annie & Charlie Simaitis, Nessie Cannon, Harry English, Joseph Muir, May Filbin, Thomas & Agnes Cannon, Michael Begen.
Month’s Mind—Roger Morgan