A very warm welcome to all families, who have had a celebration of Baptism within the past year, gathering today for the 10am Mass. After Mass, there will be refreshments served in the parish hall to which everyone is invited.
NET Ministry will be visiting us again to lead a Youth Retreat Day 10am Mass – 2pm Sunday, 27th January for all young parishioners in P6, P7 & S1 of St Andrew’s and St Joseph’s parishes. We hope that as many young people as possible will be free to attend. P7s, it would be great to see you all there, as part of your celebration of your Confirmation. No need to bring a packed lunch. Lunch will be provided.
An Appeal for Accommodation - Our parish is looking to host 10 members of the Legion of Mary who will be undertaking Peregrinatio Pro Christo "Pilgrimage for Christ" PPC from August 24th– 31st2019. The Legionaries will endeavour to visit as many of the homes in Bearsden as they possibly can, speaking to people about the faith. We are making an appeal in our parish for host homes. Could you accommodate one legionary for seven nights bed and breakfast? Each legionary pays towards their accommodation. If you would like to become a host home, please fill in the form available in the porch or contact 942 46 35 / email@example.com
Members of our parish's Legion of Mary will be at all Masses next weekend for anyone who wants to have a chat and find out more information about being a host home or about the PPC in general.
There is a meeting for parents of P3 pupils preparing for their first confession on January 17 at 7pm in St Nicholas' Primary School. P4 Parents have a First Holy Communion meeting there on January 31 at 7pm.
The St. Andrew’s Squad- (S.A.S.) for all children in the parish preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Please come along and join us on Sunday 3rdFebruary from 9.00 – 9.45am in the Upper Hall. Any queries please contact Margaret Hendry on 563 9993.
Children’s Choir – January 13thand 20th, February 17th, March 10thand 17th, April 21st(Easter Sunday). All at 10am Mass. Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 0141-942-9799 or 07749715514—firstname.lastname@example.org
Before receiving Holy Communion,we are asked to make some preparatory act of reverence such as a bow. General Instruction of the Roman Missal, No. 160 states: "When receiving Holy Communion, the communicant bows his or her head before the Sacrament as a gesture of reverence and receives the Body of the Lord from the minister. The consecrated host may be received either on the tongue or in the hand, at the discretion of each communicant. When Holy Communion is received under both kinds, the sign of reverence is also made before receiving the Precious Blood."
SVDP A sincerethank youfor the generous support you have given the society throughout the last year. This has allowed us to provide much needed assistance to a number of families within the parish. In addition we have been able help out neighbouring parishes as well as responding to the society’s national and international appeals. Gerry O’Callaghan (President St Andrew’s Conference)
Piety Stall rota Sincere thanks to everyone who regularly volunteers to assist with running the stall and to those who have recently volunteered.The rota sheet for January, February and March is on the door of the Piety Stall.Any questions please call Anne MacIntosh 931-5861 or Annamaria Strachan 942-9799.
St Nicholas’ Primary School’s pupils and staffinvite the senior citizens of St Andrew’s and St Joseph’s to their Rabbie Burns Assembly on 25thJan at 1.45pm. Pupils from primary 7 will entertain with some traditional toasts to ‘the lassies’ and ‘the haggis’, and there will be some Scottish songs and banter from the children in Primaries 4-7. Just turn up.
New Ceilidh Class Starting on Tuesday 15 Jan in St Joseph's Hall from 7.30pm to 9pm.The class will run for 8 weeks.Why not come along to learn traditional celidh dances?Ideal for anyone thinking of getting married, going to a weddingor wanting to try something new for 2019.comfy shoes & your enthusiasm! Cost £6 per evening.details on www.rscdsglasgow.orgor 07902 127370
Calling all Home Bakers!!Some of our lovely bakers have ‘retired’ and so we are looking for more bakers, who might be willing to do some simple baking .g. Scones/a fruit Loaf/ cup cakes,each or any of our monthly charity coffee mornings,baking one item for one coffee morning would be a great help. It's not a huge commitment as the coffee mornings are usually on the third Sunday of every month and there are no coffee mornings in May or July. If you are keen on baking, then please offer your help and contact Veronica Maguire :-email@example.com
Volunteers wanted As some of our wonderful helpers have ‘retired’, we are looking for more volunteers to help with the monthly coffee mornings. We are hoping to have enough to ensure that you would only be on duty at one or two coffee mornings per year. If you are willing to help, please contactMaguire :-firstname.lastname@example.org
Ongoing Faith Formation – 14thJan 10.30am House
Legion of Mary –Mondays at 4pm Hut
Padre Pio– Mondays at 7pm - Church
SVDP – Mondays at 7pm Hut
Justice & Peace – 15thJan 7pm St Joseph’s
Fabric & Finance – 15thJan 7pm – House
Halls Committee – 15thJan 7.30pm Hut
Reachout – 18thJan 10.30am Hut
Youth Ministry Team – 22ndJan 7pm – House
RCIA – 23rdJan 7pm – Hut
Emmaus – 25thJan 10.30am House
Cluster – 29thJan 7pm House
Padre Pio Payer Group Meetingresumes on Monday 14thJanuary 2019 at 7pm after the Christmas and New Year holiday.Divine Mercy Novenais prayed weekdays after morning Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. All most welcome.
Get anew bike for Christmas? Got anold one you no longer need? Catholicworker can collect it and pass it on to someone who needs to get around as cheaply as possible. Email email@example.com
Church Halls. The church halls are used for a huge range of activities. For the New Year, why not make one of your Resolutions to be to support a local business or charity and the church through taking part in one or more of these activities. They include Weekday Wow Factor seniors daytime disco; Scottish Slimmers; two choirs; the University of Third Age; flower arranging classes; puppy & dog training classes; various fitness, Pilates, callanetics and dance classes for all ages and abilities; carpet bowls; a rugby play programme for 2 – 5 year olds; whist; Bearsden Literary Society; adult, prenatal and mother & baby yoga classes; and toddlers and pre-school clubs. Both halls are also free at weekends for birthday parties, christenings, anniversary parties, fund raisers, weddings and funerals. For further details, please visit the web page on this link or call the Halls Letting Secretary on 07528 425 698.
Happy New Year from the Halls Committee.
The P4-P7 Children’s Liturgyare looking for some young helpers.If you are doing the Duke of Edinburgh Award or the Caritas Award you will receive credit towards your award or if you would like to just volunteer your help would be greatly appreciated. Volunteers should be in at least 3rdat High School. if you would like to assist with the P4-P7’s Liturgy at the 10 O’clock Mass on a Sunday please speak to Father Mackle or contact Sharon Warner at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please remember in your prayers those in need, those who are sick, and those in hospital.
Recently Dead— Ijeoma Fairbrother, Patricia McNeil, Teresa Tarbet, John McElvanney, Paul Holland, Evelyn Hunter, Simon Muir, Roger Sellers, Peggy Kearney, Charlie O’Leary.
Anniversaries—Margaret Murphy, Liz Duncan, Mary Magovern.