Meetings for St Nicholas' parents are:
- P4 First Holy Communion - Thursday 26th January
- P7 Confirmation - Thursday 23rd February
Please note too these three meetings below which will held in the church for all parents whose children are celebrating the Sacraments in 2023
- First Confession Parents’ Meeting – Thursday 19th January.
- First Holy Communion Parents’ Meeting – Tuesday 31st January.
- Confirmation Parents’ Meeting - Tuesday 28th February
Adoration for Vocations - On the first Saturday of each month prayers will be offered for an increase in vocations to the priesthood, consecrated life and the permanent diaconate during the usual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 10.00am till 11.00am. Please consider coming to spend time in adoration and prayer.
Prospective parent school walk round 3.15pm this Tues 17th Jan.
Young people in P6 – S6 Please join us for NET Ministries Retreat. Sunday 5th February at beginning with 10am Mass, followed by group discussions and activities with the NET Team. Lunch will be provided. Please register here https://forms.gle/f4Adbemzjnft2NVu8
Between now and Easter, remember in your prayers, Gemma, Millie and Eleanor who are journeying through RCIA to receive the Sacraments and become Catholic this Easter
Pope Francis, General Audience 26 June 2019
Laudato Si’ - On Care for our Common Home - We can be silent witnesses to terrible injustices if we think that we can obtain significant benefits by making the rest of humanity, present and future, pay the extremely high costs of environmental deterioration. (#36)
Toilet Twinning - Many thanks to all who took part in the world of twinning last year. In the UK 16,250 toilets were twinned and £21.5k raised on JustGiving. Toilet twinning can transform lives. It’s simple, its fun but it's also really, really important. Our church has recently twinned all of its toilets. To find out more and get twinning, visit www.toilettwinning.org
Key Holders - We need to establish a list of key holders to Parish Property. Unfortunately, I do not have one. Could those who hold keys to the Church, Halls or Chapel House let Brenda Murray firstname.lastname@example.org know by Tuesday 31st January what keys they hold. Many thanks. Fr Mackle
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – each Saturday from 10.00am until 11.00am with confessions throughout.Please consider coming to spend time in adoration and prayer.
Easyfundraising. You can raise FREE donations for the parish every time you shop online. Please take a moment to sign up and support St Andrew’s at https://tinyurl.com/standrews-easyfundraising
Parish Bulletin: Items for inclusion should be sent in by 6 p.m. on the Tuesday before publication. Copies of the bulletin are available on Facebook, Twitter, the parish website/by email link (to all those on the Parish database) and on the noticeboards in the Church porch and the Church grounds.
Before receiving Holy Communion, we are asked to make some preparatory act of reverence such as a bow.
For women affected by separation and divorce – confidential and peer support Fri 3rd Feb St Patrick's, Dumbarton 6-8pm. email@example.com
Forthcoming Special Collection – 29th Jan – Assisted Parishes
Drumchapel Foodbank. Regularly your donations are dropped off at the foodbank by our parish volunteers. Thanks for continuing to give the foodbank your support.
Our soup-run volunteers continue to collect donations each night from M&S for delivery to Drumchapel & St Gregory’s Foodbanks, the Wayside Club & Aspire.
Recently Dead: Mary Chisnall, Peter Ciarella, Moira Dart, John Davis, Veronica Donnelly, Dina Lanni, Rosina Lanni, Tony McColl, Eileen Murray, Elizabeth Philips, Rita Sheridan, Mrs Susila, Mr Urqhart.
Anniversary: Ciaran Arthurs, Jim Hanlon, Kathleen McLaughlin, Mary and Patrick Mulhern, Martin Reynolds, Paa Smith.
6 Months’ Mind – Philip Donnelly.