"I am with you."
Sacrament of Reconciliation – Times for First Confession for Primary Three. During The Season of Lent (10th Feb – 27th March). Saturdays 10.30am – 11.00am; & 5.15pm – 5.45pm; Sundays 9.15 – 9.40am. Family members are encouraged too to take the opportunity to go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
SCIAF Lenten Campaign The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund aims to help the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. This year’s ‘Wee Box’ tells the story of Carfi Sara and his family who live in the Borana region of Ethiopia. When Carfi’s animals died due to drought, he said he was “paralysed by poverty.” SCIAF then helped Carfi to restock his herd and now Carfi, his wife and three children have a regular supply of milk and are able to share their surplus with their poor neighbours. Cari says; “My message for Scotland is easy and short. I have changed my life because of you, but there are more families living in absolute poverty.” All donations made to the Wee Box appeal will be doubled by the Government if paid before 4th May. Wee boxes and gift-aid envelopes can be collected in the porch.
Deanery Station Mass – this year’s Lenten Station Mass with the Archbishop will take place in St Eunan’s, Clydebank on Tuesday 1st March at 7pm.
Year of Mercy Lenten Reflections - led by Canon Robert Hill. The next one will be on Thursday 25th February at 7pm in the upper hall. Tea and coffee will be served and there will be an opportunity for questions and discussion afterwards. Part of our parish's Adult Faith Formation programme.
Kelvin Choir presents Singing at Six – See poster in porch of church
Stations of the Cross – Fridays in Lent at 7pm. Divine Mercy chaplet prayers after daily Mass. Lentfest 2016 events programme available in the porch.
Dates for Children's Choir February 14th, 21st; March 13th, 20th; May 8th, 15th; June 12th, 19th Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 07749715514 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Baptism Preparation Course – Thursday, 3rd March at 7pm in the Upper Hall. Parents and godparents are expected to attend. Please note, the dates of future baptism courses are 2nd June, 1st September & 1st December.
Padre Pio Prayer Group meets on Mondays at 7pm. All welcome. For information or interest, please contact Kay Dick 0141 942 7771 or Kate Hay 0141 931 5154.
Turnbull Times –pick up a copy from the porch of Turnbull’s most recent newsletter.
Year of Mercy Gonzaga Lectures. Mercy and Sin: A Theological Reflection - Tues, Feb 16 - Bishop Hugh Gilbert OSB, Bishop of Aberdeen. Venue: The lecture hall of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, 232 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow Time: 7.30pm. Arrive early, limited capacity! Full list of lectures on noticeboard.
Fire Cloud Friday at Hope Kitchen on Fri 19th Feb - Fire.Cloud Fridays are held in Our Holy Redeemer Church Hall, in our pop-up coffee shop ‘Hope Kitchen’ and each evening incorporates food, faith, live music and fun! It's a BYOB event, it's free - and we even throw in tea/coffee and some fantastic home baking. To book, or for more information, please contact: email@example.com or tel: 07766 056816.
Annual St Margaret of Scotland Hospice Celtic Ceilidh Dinner and Dance - Friday, March 11 at 7pm. Sponsored and hosted by Òran Mór. There will be a sparkling reception to welcome guests, followed by a delicious three-course meal and a lively Ceilidh. Please join us for a fabulous night of superb food, Celtic music and dancing. Tickets (£35) for the Dinner and Ceilidh are available individually or in tables of up to 12 guests. A limited amount of Ceilidh-only tickets (£10) are available for entry after 10pm. For more information or tickets, please contact the Hospice fundraising team on 0141 435 7018 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets can also be purchased from Òran Mór.
40 Days for Life: What are you doing for Lent 2016? Can you consider taking part in 40 Days for Life – a Christian Profile Campaign to raise awareness about the crisis of abortion in our country. It has three parts:- 1 Prayer & Fasting. 2 Peaceful Vigil. 3 Community support. This campaign is not looking for financial aid but is looking for a personal public prayer witness. You are being asked to consider adopting helping 40 Days for Life as your Lenten Penance. To sign on or find out more contact rosedocherty@Hotmail.com See poster in porch for more details.
The Beginning Experience residential weekend for those who find themselves alone again through divorce, separation or bereavement. 11th – 13th March at the Conforti Centre, Coatbridge. Contact Ros email@example.com or 0131 669 0003
RCIA – please keep in your prayers Jackie and Geoff Harrison who are journeying through the RCIA process of becoming Catholics this Easter.
Maryhill Foodbank –All donations gratefully received.
February Meetings –Youth Planning 15th Feb at 7pm; Deanery 16th at 11am; RCIA 17th at 7pm; Justice &Peace 18th at 7.30pm; Fabric & Finance 25th at 7pm; Year of Mercy Reflection 25th at 7pm; Soup run 28th at 11am; Messengers 29th at 7.30pm for Leaders and 8pm for Messengers
Mick Hendry longstanding member and past president of the S.V.D.P. Conference here at St. Andrew’s has decided to retire from the Society. I am sure parishioners would want to join with me in thanking Mick for his considerable contribution to the work of the Society both here in St. Andrew’s and the wider Glasgow area. His wife Maureen is also standing down and we wish them both well for the future. Gerard O’Callaghan, President of St. Andrew’s S.V.D.P. Conference
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Margaret McGuire, Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Louise Dolan, Charlie Melly, Ronald Coia, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Baby Eva Berrey, Marie Moy, Margie Cornyn, Michael Moss, Russell Rodger, Hil Black, Alexander Pate, Patricia Swiatek, Kelly Ann Maguire Ramsay, Eileen Merry, Gilbert O’Rourke, Graham Declan McCusker.
Recently Dead—Ian Fitzpatrick, Kevin Maguire, Faik Thomas, Annie Simaitis, Jim McAuley, Dewi Owen, Myra Waddle, Bernard Donnelly, Penny McGeough, Billy Holland
Anniversaries—Paul Gerard, Calum Smith, Laurie D.L. Barnes, Margaret M. Barnes, May Filbin, Irene Rankin, George & Nessie Cannon, Harry English, Calum Smith, Catherine Doherty, Kathleen O’Donnell, Eileen Scullion, Margaret Connolly