The St Andrew’s Parish Christmas Fair will take place on Saturday 18th November after the Vigil Mass and Sunday 19th November after 10a.m. and 12 Noon Masses. All profits from the Piety Stall go to Church funds. Tea, coffee and home baking will be served after the Sunday morning Masses with all proceeds 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.
St Joseph's Scottish Social - Friday 24th November, 7.30 - 11p.m: An evening of music and dance in aid of the SCIAF Israeli- Palestinian Emergency Appeal - Buffet - BYOB, with bar for ice and a selection of soft drinks. Tickets £10, with under 16s, in the company of parent or guardian, free - e-mail email@example.com
Catholic Education Sunday – 26th November - We look forward to welcoming pupils and staff from St Nicholas’ and Turnbull High. A 2nd collection will be taken up to support the vital work of the Scottish Catholic Education Service. For information on becoming a teacher in a Catholic school, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
St Andrew’s The 29 Club (200 Club) 2023/24 Season-Reminder! Our popular 29 Club pre Christmas draw will take place at the Parish Social Evening on 2nd December 2023. - Top prize of £1000 and 5 x £100 prizes. My thanks to those who have renewed their subscription however we still have small number yet to renew!! Our fundraising is used to support the Parish Development Fund; various Charitable causes and ... you can win one of the many cash prizes on offer during the year.
We appreciate YOUR support!!! Vacancies are available now for the 2023/24 season with membership at £6 per month by standing order or £65 annual payment. Interested?? then give or pass your name and contact details to Fr Joe or myself.
Deadline for entry to the pre Christmas Draw is 26th November 2023. My thanks and take care. Brian Donnelly - Finance & Fabric Team
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Advent Appeal 3rd until 11th December. It will soon be time for our Advent Appeal for Christmas Gifts for Refugees and Homeless, so please start saving your toiletries etc. Please fill a large gift bag with the following for either Ladies or Gents. Warm hat, gloves, scarf, pants, shampoo, shower gel, deodorant, toothpaste/brush (ladies gifts to include sanitary products). A hand written card is always nice to include. Any other spare items to be put in separate bag in porch. Many thanks- Veronica McLaughlin and the volunteers.
Saint Margaret of Scotland Youth Group: 9th December in the Radisson Blu in Glasgow. Tickets £40 now on sale - includes a 2 course meal, drink on arrival and a live band. 16 or over to attend. Contact Clare on 07957 743712 or see the link https://forms.office.com/e/B2FSF6F0vK
Ten new P6 Pope Francis Faith Award St Nicholas’ candidates from St Andrew’s and St Joseph’s were enrolled last Tuesday at a special enrolment ceremony. Look out for them. They will proudly be wearing their PFFA lanyard getting involved in various areas of parish life. Keep them in your prayers.
40th Anniversary of Messengers. Monday 20th November. 7p.m. Mass followed by a celebratory Cheese & Wine. If you are/have been a Messenger, do please come along. We would love to see you at the celebration. Our Messengers reach out to around 1,300 households.
Catholic Parliamentary Office – Sign up for the latest news and articles at https://rcpolitics.org/ ~ raising Catholic pressing matters in a political forum ~ protecting Catholic values ~ making the voice of the Catholics heard in Scottish and UK Parliaments.
Laudato Si’ - On Care for our Common Home – People may well have a growing ecological sensitivity but it has not succeeded in changing their harmful habits of consumption which, rather than decreasing, appear to be growing all the more. (#55)
A PLEDGE FOR PEACE ON ARMISTICE DAY - "War is a crime against humanity. I renounce war, and am therefore determined not to support any kind of war. I am also determined to work for the removal of all causes of war." This is the peace pledge, signed by all members of the Peace Pledge Union. Why not find out more on https://www.ppu.org.uk/
Children’s Choir Dates at 10a.m. Mass St Andrew’s Church. If your child is not at St Nicholas’ and they would like to join the choir, please contact Annamaria (firstname.lastname@example.org/0141942 9799) to arrange rehearsal links: today, 12th November - 10a.m. Mass, 4th December -East Dunbartonshire Schools Concert (P6 & 7 only) 10th December - 10a.m. Mass and 25th December- 10:30a.m. Mass
We look forward to welcoming back St Aloysius’ Schola to the 10a.m. Mass on 19th November.
Christmas & New Year Masses:
Saturday 23rd December - 5p.m. Vigil
Christmas Eve Morning - Sunday 24th December - one Mass only at 10.30a.m.
Christmas Eve - 5p.m. and 9p.m. ( 8.30p.m. Carol Service)
Christmas Day - one Mass only at 10.30a.m.
Boxing Day 26th Dec - No Mass.
New Year’s Day weekend - Masses as normal.
New Year’s Day Mass - 10a.m.
Tuesday 2nd January - No Mass
The Church is open until 5p.m. Monday to Saturday. Call in and enjoy the peace and quiet, and take time to sit in the stillness in the silence of God.
Tea is served in the hut after daily Mass Monday to Thursday. All most welcome.
Before receiving Holy Communion, we are asked to make some act of reverence such as a bow.
For women affected by separation and divorce-confidential and peer support Friday 1st December 2023
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You can raise FREE donations for the parish every time you shop online. Take a moment to sign up at https://tinyurl.com/StAndrewsBearsden2023
Support For Drumchapel Foodbank. Non-perishable food items are always gratefully received and can be placed in the House porch. Donations can also be taken straight to the Foodbank at Ladyloan Pl Unit 9, G15 8LB. We regularly use cash donations to purchase food items for delivery straight to the foodbank. Our rota is always looking for more foodbank volunteer drivers. If you can help, please get in touch. Thanks for continuing to give the foodbank your support.
Our soup-run volunteers collect donations every evening from M&S Milngavie for delivery to
St Gregory’s Foodbank and Aspire West End. If you are interested in volunteering once or twice a month, please get in touch with Veronica McLaughlin - firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Recently Dead: Myra Barton, Leo Butler, Anthony Docherty, Jackie Lynch, Catherine McClements, Robert McAteer and Patsy McDermott.
Anniversaries: Kathleen Courtney, Maria Farmer, Stella Kennedy, Brenda Lord, James O’Callaghan, Thomas O’Donnell and Monsignor Maurice Ward.