to enter the kingdom of God!"
Iona - Can anyone who is thinking of coming on the parish visit to Iona in May 2019, please complete forms and cheque by today, Sunday, 14th October after 12 Mass and put through parish house door, as places now need to be finalised.
Annual Torchlight Procession -51 years since the Abortion Act.Remembering the lives lost from abortion. Thursday 18 October. Gather at George Square 6pm.Rosary 6.30pm; Procession 7.00pm; Mass 7.30pm at Saint Andrew's Cathedral.
Annual Mission Sunday Appeal– 20th/21stOct. If you normally Giftaid your offering, could you please use a giftaid Mission Appeal envelope available from the porch. This will add 25% of the value of your offering at no extra cost to yourself. Pick up a Mission Month leaflet from the porch
Coffee Morning Please come along and join us for a cuppa, a chat and some delicious home baking next Sunday, 21st October after 10amMass in the Upper Hall. This month we will be raising funds for SCIAF’s Appeal for those affected by the devastating Indonesian earthquakes and tsunami. The United Nations Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs says there are nearly 200,000 people in urgent need of assistance, about a quarter of them children. Many thanks to all who came along to September’s coffee morning at which the sum of £221.15 was raised for Mary’s Meals.thank you letter from the Charity is posted on the Narthex board. Also, thank you to the parishioner who left some lovely plates in the hall for the coffee morning. Your kindness is very much appreciated.
Calling all P7 Confirmation Candidates - In preparation for your Confirmation, an opportunity to get to know more about the Holy Spirit as a Helper and a Guide, and the chance, with some parish catechesis, to learn more about the Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit. St Joseph's Hall, 2pm - 3.30pm on Sunday 28th October.
Fess Up:Sunday 28th October @ 2.00 p.m - 4.00 p.m.. in St. Andrew's Parish Hall. The Legion Of Mary accompanied by Glasgow University Praesidium will hold a short talk and discussion on 'Confessions' in the Hall. Everybody is invited to come and join in the discussion unfolding the Sacrament of Confession.Come along and the discussion and hear what others have to say about this very important sacrament which Pope Francis referred to as :Reconciliation renders present with particular efficacy the merciful face of God The Youth of the Parish are particularly asked to come along and join in the discussion.TheStudents from Glasgow University will also be on hand to answer questions in regard to the work of their Praesidium. Tea and Coffee will be served after the talk.
To bring this month of Mary to an end would you like to go on a short pilgrimage to Schoenstatt on Wednesday 31 October, following Mass that morning?I can take 3 people in my car, if other car drivers would like to consider taking the short pilgrimage too it would be possible to take more people.The initial plan would be to say the Rosary in the cars on our way to Schoenstatt, say the Rosary in the small chapel there and say the Rosary on the way home in the cars and perhaps have a cup of tea/coffee at the Cross when we return.If you are interested could you ring me on 942 8229/07305023481 or email me on email@example.com. Jackie Harrison
Primary 6 Retreat - Very grateful to the parish’s youth ministry team and parish catechists for all the preparations they are making to look after leading St Nicholas’ Primary 6 Day Retreat - Thurs 1stNovember. Grateful too to the class teachers and Caritas candidates who will be assisting.
Cluster Youth Mass Calling all young people P6 & P7, S1 & S2.Saturday 10thNov at 6pm in St Andrew's followed with pizza in the upper hall. We are looking for some young people to help at the Mass as passkeepers, servers, readers and with the offertory and bidding prayers. If you would like to help with one of these ministries, please let us know - contact firstname.lastname@example.org/942 4635
The St Andrew’s parish Christmas Fair will take place on Sunday 18thNovember after 10am and 12 noon Masses. This will be similar to last year’s, with a selection of charities at the event.Could parishioners who would like to host a stall please contact either Anne MacIntosh (931 5861) or Annamaria Strachan (942 9799) to confirm.All profits from the Piety Stall go to Church funds.Tea, coffee and home baking will be served at this event.
St Andrew’s Music & Quiz Night - Saturday 24 November - fundraiser for SAMH (the Scottish Association for Mental Health). We are looking for volunteers for a return appearance the pop-up choir as well as an all new Man choir slot. If you enjoy exercising your vocal chords and having a good laugh, please sign up to join us. Rehearsals will be in the church on Sunday afternoons in November - if you can manage two out of three, that's fine. “Pop Up Choir” & "Man Choir" sign-up sheet is available in the porch or contact Margaret Charrier on 07933713621.
Anyone who would like to play an instrument on their own, or sing a song, please get in touch with Veronica McLaughlin email@example.com Tickets £5 now on sale after all vigil/Sunday Masses.
Donations for raffle prizes for this fundraiser would be gratefully received and can be handed in to the sacristy. Many thanks.
Between now and Easter, please keep in your prayers Pamela Edmiston, Gabija Lazaraviciute, Christopher Earl, Joakim Landstroem, Stephen Miller and David Quinn who have all begun the RCIA journey of preparing to become Catholic next Easter.
St Andrew’s Readers’ Rota - We are currently short of readers for the 12 Noon Sunday Mass. If there is anyone interested in becoming a reader at this particular Mass, I would be very grateful to hear from them prior to the preparation of the next rota for the 3 month period December 2018 to end February 2019? The usual commitment is approximately one reading per month at the same specified Mass time. Please contact me at Catherine.firstname.lastname@example.org more details/to organise a short meeting if you are interested in joining the Readers’ Rota for the 12 Noon Mass
Children’s Choir – November 11th and 18th; December 9th, 16th and 25th. All at 10am unless otherwise stated.Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 01419429799/07749715514- email@example.com
The St Andrew’s Embroidery Group is creating an Embroidered Panel to celebrate the new St Nicholas’ school. The themes of the panel are the guiding principles of St Nicholas’ life, his generosity, his faith and his support for those in need.The panel will be unveiled in the school on Dec 6th, St Nicholas’ Feast Day.
Cue and Review Print Speaking to the Blind – a free talking newspaper service for the visually impaired is looking for volunteers in East Dunbartonshire to show the public how to listen to daily and weekly online articles from the Herald, Evening Times, The National and Inside Soap magazine. Contact Michael 772 3976 / firstname.lastname@example.org. For information, visit cueandreview.comMany thanks
2018/19 Levy - One substantial expense, which St Andrew’s Parish annually incurs, is the Diocesan Levy. This is a contribution that every parish must make towards the administration of the archdiocese. In our archdiocese there are expenses such as: Sick and Retired Priests, Bishops’ Conference budget, Religious Education Dept, Pastoral Office, the Arts Project, University Chaplaincies, SPRED, Youth Ministry, Marriage Office, Safeguarding, Finance, students for priesthood and permanent diaconate formation costs & administration expenses. Figures for these costs and levy calculation can be viewed on request.
The current Diocesan Levy for St Andrew’s Parish is £56,500 per annum due to be paid by 31st March 2019. (almost £5,000 per month)
Drumchapel Foodbank Food donations always gratefully received. Collection boxes in the porch are taken to the foodbank every Monday.
19thOct – Emmaus – 10.30 – House
21stOct– Soup Run Helpers – 1.15pm — House
26thOct – Reachout Ed Team – 10.30am – Hut
29thOct –Bereavement Support – 7pm - House
30thOct – Fabric & Finance – 7pm - House
Please remember in your Prayers those in need, those who are sick, and those in hospital.
Recently Dead— Colin James, Donald John MacInnes, Gerry McColl, Anna Gray, Michael Morgan, Sandra McKay, Joseph McCarton, Sister Anne Hodge, Alec McNaught.
Anniversaries--John Sheridan, William McAllister, Elizabeth O’Hara Murray, Kenneth Wareing, Agnes Allen, Kathleen McCallum