"I tell you solemnly, there is no one who has left home,.brothers, sisters, fathers, children or land for my sake and the sake of the gospel who will not be repaid a hundred times over..."
To mark the Year of Faith the Bishops of Scotland have set up a special website and social feeds. The official website - www.yearoffaithscotland.com
Facebook--www.facebook.com/yearoffaithscotland (click “like”)
Twitter--www.twitter.com/scotyearoffaith (click “follow”)
World Youth Day--www.rio2013.com/en
YOUCAT--www.youcat.org—a resource for young people based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Year of Faith—Discussion groups on 25/10, 8/11, 22/11, 29/11, 6/12 from 7pm to 9pm at the Upper or Lower Hall.
Children’s Choir Date –
November 11th at 10.00 a.m. Mass
Any queries please contact Annamaria Strachan
0141 942 9799/07749715514 e mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 2nd November 7.30pm—The Glasgow Gospel Choir will be performing a rich collaboration of African and Gospel music from an energetic mix of talented musicians. All proceeds will go towards the African Youth Development Action Project, Liberia (ADAP). Tickets (including cheese & wine) £10/£7 Children free!
Contact Thomas McGonigle on 07881 951952 for tickets and further details.
Coffee Morning—Sunday 21st October after 10am Mass. Proceeds to Lighthouse Projects for street children in Nagaland, India. Donations of home baking (no nuts please) very welcome. Please hand in before 10am Mass. Thanks
Forthcoming Dates and Arrangement for the Sacraments--
Confirmation dates -
November 15th (Group 1) at 7.30 p.m.
November 22nd (Group 2) at 7.30 p.m.
First Communion Dates—5th, 12th & 19th May at 10.00 a.m. and 12 noon Masses.
Parents Meeting— For First Communion and Confirmation for all intending to present children of P4 stage—on Wednesday 24th October in St. Andrew’s Primary School at 7.30 p.m. Please note—the meeting is in the school
First Confession Dates—2nd & 9th March at the church at 10.30 a.m. Parent meeting for First Confession on Thursday 17th January at the Parish Upper Hall at 7.30 p.m.
Enrolment Forms—For the Sacraments are in the folders on the table at the porch of the church.
First Communion (Yellow)
First Confession Purple--
A form for each child and for each Sacrament requested should be completed and returned to the Parish Priest by 31st Oct. 2012. Thanks
We Need Your Help—The Messenger Service is seen as an important way of reaching out to all the Parishioners of St. Andrew’s Church. Although we have a number of existing messengers, we urgently need more to assist delivering the Reachout Leaflet four times a year to about 10 addresses in your own locality. If able help please leave your name and contact No. on the form on the notice board at the church or phone John Heath 0141 570 0797.
Parish Christmas Fair and Charity Christmas Card Sale—Sunday 18th November—after 10.00 a.m. and 12 noon Masses. To host a stall contact Anne MacIntosh 931 5861 or Annamaria Strachan 942 9799. Tea, coffee will be served. Donations home baking (no nuts) gratefully received. Please note the Piety Stall has a large selection of Confirmation cards and gifts in stock.
Fashion Show/Hostess Evening—On Thursday 8th November in Upper Hall at 7.30pm. Fashion by Vanity Fair Bearsden. Tickets £6.00 incl tea. Further information contact Norah Mochan on 570 0643.
Quarterly Collection—Is now due. Envelopes at the Piety Stall.
Parish Registration Forms—For new parishioners or for a change of address, please complete and return a form to the Presbytery . A supply is kept at the bottom of the book rack at the Piety Stall, or speak to Fr. Donnelly. Thank you.
Mission Sunday—21st October—please try to financially support the Church’s mission to spread the Gospel. To Gift Aid your donation, please take an envelope from the basket in the porch of the church and return it to the Second Collection on the 20/21st October.
To take out special membership—Family (£25), Individual (£10) or Life (£100) contact Missio Scotland, 4 Laird Street Coatbridge ML5 3LJ or 01236 449774.
Commitment Service the Sacraments—For P3 parents and children—at the church on Sunday, 28th October at 10am Mass.
Parish Area Leaders & Messengers—Meeting at the Lower Hall on Tuesday 23rd October at 7.30pm (Leaders) and 8pm (Messengers).
Pro-Life Rosary—The Rosary for an end to abortion will be held at 7.30pm on Wednesday, 24th October in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Please note that the time is 30 minutes later than previously.
Pro-Life Torchlight Rosary—Assemble 6pm George Square 25th October to pray for the repeal of the 1967 Abortion Act.
Donations in Aid of Homeless—We are looking for donations of books, music CDs and DVDs and computer games to be sold for funds at the coffee morning on Saturday 27th October in the Lower Hall. Please place all items in the box at the porch.
St. Andrew’s Squad—For all P4 children celebrating Confirmation please come to the Upper Hall on Sunday 4th November from 9am to 9.50am. Please bring a photo of yourself. Contact Margaret Hendry 563 9993 for more info.
ABC Harvest Supper—New Kilpatrick New Halls Sunday 28th October—a light supper based around the food in the bible. Donations will be taken to defray the costs, any surplice going to charity. Contact A. Muir at email@example.com
Marriage Campaign Latest News— Meeting at Holiday Inn Glasgow, East Kilbride, Stewartfield Way, G74 5LA 12.30pm or 7pm Contact Glasgow Parliamentary Office 5 St. Vincent Place, Glasgow G1 2DH 0141 222 2182.
Bearsden Joint Churches for Christian Aid—Sum raised at year ending 30.6.2012 was £39,107. Thanks to all