Nick Pryce will take the next step toward becoming a Permanent Deacon during a special ceremony called Institution of Acolyte at 12noon Mass on Sunday 29th January in St Andrew's, Cathedral. All are most welcome to attend. Keep Nick and Trish and their family in your prayers.
Burns Supper and Ceilidh – Saturday 28th January in the Upper Hall, 7pm – 11pm. Tickets on sale in the Piety Stall, £10 per adult and £5 per child, which includes a two course meal (BYOB). The St Roch’s Ceilidh Band and a caterer are booked so it will be a great night ! Sincere thanks to everyone who’s volunteered to assist us at this event. We’d be grateful of one final volunteer to address the haggis and toast the lassies. Please text Anne on 07866 009078 if you’re able to assist, thank you.
Parish Retreat to Iona/ Oban - 25-27 August 2017 - as part of our 50th Anniversary celebrations, we are gauging interest in a short retreat to Oban and Iona. Details and a sign up sheet are in the porch. If you are interested, please sign up by Sunday 22nd January at the latest to allow booking to be confirmed.
Golden Jubilee Prayer will be prayed regularly throughout the Jubilee year. We would be grateful, please, if prayer cards are not removed from the pews. There are ones available in the porch to take away.(Prayer available on above link)
Golden Jubilee Embroidery Workshops - Thursdays 4-6pm in the Lower Hall.
St Andrew’s 50th Anniversary Art Exhibition. An Appeal to all artists and aspiring artists in the Parish. You are invited to create a piece of art (tapestry, installation, photograph, pottery etc.) The theme is ‘Come and See – the life and work of St. Andrew and St. Andrew`s Church’. Your work could focus on history of the life of St. Andrew, architectural features of the Church, Parish activities, etc. All artwork should be handed in at the Sacristy no later than Palm Sunday, 9th April 2017. Thank you. Catherine Dunipace firstname.lastname@example.org
Toddlers and Lunch Club Thursdays in the Lower Hall. Toddlers 10.30-12, and Lunch Club 12-2pm. Contact Romina email@example.com
The Society of African Missions (SMA Fathers) will be visiting our parish 21st / 22nd January to speak to us about their Mission Appeal. There will be a second collection taken up to support the SMA Fathers in their missionary work.
SPRED - Have you ever considered becoming a SPRED catechist? You can find out more about this sometimes challenging but always rewarding work, with no commitment at this stage, at a series of four Tuesday evenings starting on 31 Jan. at the SPRED Centre in Provanmill. More information from Catherine (942 6984 or 0771 386 1889)
Drumchapel Foodbank – In this our parish’s Golden Jubilee Year, let us heed the words of Pope Francis: “We have to state that there is an inseparable bond between our faith and the poor. May we never abandon them”. Collection boxes are taken from the porch every Monday morning. All items such as cans of food, pasta and toiletries are gratefully received.
For Primary Three Families - Preparation for First Confession All P3 children and their parents, (grandparents also, if they wish) are asked to attend an important preparation meeting on Thursday 23rd February 7pm-9pm in the Upper Hall, which will be led by the Salesian Sisters and their team.
For Primary Four Families - Preparation for First Holy Communion Thursday 26th January at 7pm in the Upper Hall for parents whose children are preparing to celebrate First Holy Communion in May 2017.
Children’s Liturgy Group Meeting – this Thurs at 7pm in the Upper Hall. Format - half hour meeting in the hall informally discussing any issues and suggestions, followed by a Eucharistic Service in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel lasting about 20 minutes. Tea and coffee will be served during our meeting.
The Legion of Mary will be visiting families in the parish who have had the celebration of a baptism recently. The Legion meets Tuesdays 7.30pm in the Hut. New members always welcome.
The Western Catholic Calendar for 2017 is now on sale in the Piety Stall, priced at £3.20
St Margaret’s Adoption Society Crib Boxes - please return them by Feb 5th. Adoption, creating new families. Visit www.st.margaretsadoption.org.uk
Children’s Choir - 15th January; 19th February (Education Sunday); 12th & 19th March; 14th & 21st May; 11th & 18th June. Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 0141 9429799 or 07749715514
Get a new bike for Christmas? Got an old one you no longer need? We can collect, if necessary and pass it on to someone who needs to get around as cheaply as possible. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Second Collections – 22nd Jan – SMA Fathers; 19th Feb – Education Sunday.
St Andrew’s Parish lending library is in the porch and is pleased to offer books and DVDs for your spiritual journey and faith formation. We hope that many will make use of the books and DVDs available. There is now a sign out / sign in notebook on the bookcase. If you have any spiritual books or DVDs you would like to donate to our lending library, they would be gratefully received.
On-Going Faith Formation – Mon 16th Jan at 10.30am
Bereavement Support – Mon 16th Jan at 7pm
School Council – Tues 17th Jan at 7pm
Children’s Liturgy – Thurs 19th Jan at 7pm
Youth Committee – Tues 24th Jan at 7pm
RCIA – Wednesday 25th Jan at 7pm
Eco Jubilee Gardeners – Thurs 26th Jan at 1pm
P4 Parents – Thurs 26th Jan at 7pm
Reaching Out – Fri 27th Jan at 10.30am
Fabric & Finance – Tues 31st Jan at 7pm
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Louise Dolan, Ronald Coia, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Joan Davis, Margie Cornyn, Patricia Swiatek, Gilbert O’Rourke, Joseph McDermid, Charlie Harper, Bruce Davidson, Paul Sheridan, John Gerard Miller, Maureen MacIntosh, Davie Peacock, Anne Rodgers, Diarmid O’Hara, Barbara Holland, Michelle Rajab, Matthew Craig, Maurice Boyce, Margaret Kieran, James Keegan, Martin Reynolds, Maura Murphy, Isabelle Cox, Corrine Miller,
Recently Dead—Mary Kelly, Willliam McKinlay, John Kerracher, Mima McDonald, Colin Grant, Brenda Liddell, Sheila Gibney, Vincent Hannigan, Fr. Benny Connell, Brenda Pate, Jack Kyle, Harry McKelvie, Anne McDonald
Anniversaries—Patrick & Mary Mulhern