We look forward to all families, who have had a celebration of Baptism recently, gathering together for the 10am Mass next Sunday, 21th January. After Mass, there will be refreshments served in the parish hall to which everyone is invited.
Free Coffee Morning Please come along and join us for a cuppa and some delicious home baking next Sunday 21st January after 10am Mass in the upper hall. As we are combining this with the Parish’s Family Baptism Sunday, it will be a free coffee morning.Thanks also to all those who came along to December’s Christmas Coffee Morning. The sum of £141 was raised for The St Nicholas Care Fund. As always, thank you for your support and generosity.
Sacrament of Confirmation for P7 pupils of St Andrew’s and St Joseph’s Parishes will be celebrated in St Joseph’s 7pm on 6th February 2018. There will be a preparation meeting this Tuesday, 16th January 2018 at 7pm in St Joseph's for parents and sponsors. At the same time, in the St Teresa Hall in St Joseph’s, catechists of the two parishes will gather with the P7s to lead them in preparing for Confirmation.
Confirmation Mass Hymns - Some,the archdiocese has chosen for Confirmation,unfamiliar to many of us in St Andrew’s. Aswould like to support the P7 pupils with well prepared congregational singing,hymnsbe included inweekday and weekendMasses during. The words of some of thewill be made available on supplementary sheets.
Proposed trip to Castille Spain--A trip of around 7 days is proposed to Castille in mid-September based in Salamanca visiting Avila and Segovia which will be led by Monsignor Ryan. If interested please put your details on the sign-up sheet in the porch.Costs and dates dependent on interest. For further information contact Jane Dowds email@example.com / 07737292434.
The SVDP St.Andrew’s wish to thank all who have contributed to the weekly collection box and made donations during the past year. Your generosity has assisted the needy in the parish and surrounding parishes. SVDP wish all our parishioners God’s blessing for the year ahead
Challenging Lonliness and Social Isolation. Can you spare a couple of hours a fortnight to make a significant difference to the life of lonely, socially isolated residents of our local community? For details and information see notice in the porch or contact 345 0432 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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 4thfrom 9.00 – 9.45am in the Upper Hall. Any queries please contact Margaret Hendry on 563 9993.
Dates and Times for Primary Three Sacrament of Reconciliation(First Confession) - During The Season of Lent (17th February- 1st) Saturdays 10.30am – 11.00am; & 5.15pm – 5.45pm; Sundays 9.15 – 9.40am.
Remember in your prayersNeil Bennett and John Johnstonare journeying through RCIA.Rite of Election, which is a special stage with prayers as part of the RCIA process, will take place in St Andrew’s Cathedral on Sunday 18th February at 3pm.
Lent starts soon – Ash Wednesday – 14th February
Hall and Church Cleaning. The Halls Committee is considering re-tendering the contract for cleaning the church and the church halls and associated rooms. Consequently, we will be looking to prepare a list of commercial cleaners that we can approach for this service. If you own a commercial cleaning company or know someone who owns a commercial cleaning company and would be interested in being considered for this proposed tender exercise, can you please contact Gordon Reid on 07528 425 698. Many thanks.
The Mini Vinnies of St.Andrew’s Primary School also wish to thank the parish and the Conference for their support. The Mini Vinnies during the Christmas season decided to undertake a Sweet For the Homeless and pupils from the school brought in sweets and treats.The generosity of the school pupils was overwhelming and the pupils found it difficult to carry the huge amount of sweets when the collection finished.!! Miss Gray took the sweets to the Glasgow Mission and they were deeply appreciative of the gift. Well done to all the Mini Vinnies in St. Andrew’s Primary School and wishing you continued success in helping the needy in our communities.
Unity Supper with talk and Q&A by Bishop John Keenanon “Faith and Science – not being incompatible”- Wednesday,th February at 7.15pm in New Kilpatrick Halls. Tickets £10 from Margaret Sanders 942 7519.We look forward to welcoming staff and pupils from Bearsden Academy, who will be attending as part of their Religion and Philosophy course.
Small crib donation boxes are available in the porch. Please support St Margaret’s family society with your donations and with your prayers.Crib Boxes to be returned, please, by 11th Feb. Visit www.stmargaretsadoption.org.uk
Special Second Collection – 28th Jan – Education Sunday.
First Holy Communion Parents Meeting 18th January at 7pm.
First Holy Communion dates – Sundays 13th and 20th May 2018 at 12noon Mass.
Padre Pio Prayer Group resumes Monday 15th January at 7pm. All welcome. For information or interest, please contact Kay Dick 0141 942 7771 or Kate Hay 0141 931 5154.
Parish Library Update. The Parish Library has been updated to include a section for children’s books and DVDs which will be expanded through the course of 2018. Parishioners are encouraged to take advantage of the library and to sign books in and out using the sign out book. When returning or donating books or DVDs, please use the basket provided, rather than putting the books directly onto the book shelves. will help with the administration of the library. Thank you.
The Legion of Mary - new members always welcome. Meets on Mondays at 5pm in the Hut. The Legion, over the course of the next few months, will be visiting 2017’s First Holy Communion families. Divine Mercy Novena is prayed weekdays after morning Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. All most welcome.
If you have a disability that affects your attendance at church or participation in any of the liturgies, and would benefit from some assistance or adaptations being made, please let us know. Email: email@example.com or phone 942 4635.
Cluster Group - St Andrew's, St Benedict's and St Joseph's. Next meeting will be 15th January at 7pm in St Joseph’s. We will look at arranging further joint events for the year ahead..
Your donations to Drumchapel Foodbank will be gratefully received; non-perishable goods such as cans, rice, pasta toilet rolls, nappies etc are much needed and delivered to the Foodbank every Monday. Thank you for your help.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – each Saturday from 10.30am until 12.30pm. Please consider coming to spend some time in adoration and prayer each Saturday.
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Louise Dolan, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Joseph McDermid, Charlie Harper, John Gerard Miller, Michelle Rajab, Matthew Craig, Maurice Boyce, Maria Giovanazzi, Geraldine Moy, Pat O’Neill, Michael Timoney, Baby Julia McLeod, Mary Croswaite, Charlene Bishop, Gladys Chapman, Mary McGovern.
Recently Dead—Paul Sheridan, Rae Russell, Margaret Murphy, John Corr, Ann Thomson, Mrs M. Doyle, Doreen Fitzsimons, Bessie Byrne, Patricia Murphy.
Anniversaries--Patrick and Mary Mulhern, Liz Duncan, Jean & Charles Hirst, Jean & John Finnerty, Ciara Arthur, John & Martha Jane Mulgrew.