Again I say rejoice !
The Lord is near."
St. Andrew’s Primary School Carol Service—At the church on Friday 21st December at 10.00 a.m. Please note that Mass that morning will be at 9.00 a.m.
Caring Sunday 16th December—Second collections for the St. Nicholas Care Fund. Please remember to return the Advent Caring Boxes to the large box that will be near the crib during the Christmas season
Kelvin Choir—A concert of seasonal music at the church on this Sunday 16th December at 3pm. All welcome.
Christmas Quarterly—Is now due.
SVDP Christmas Appeal—St. Andrew's SVDP will soon launch the Christmas Appeal. Last year, thanks to your wonderful generosity more than £2000 was raised and all of this went to where we felt it was best directed; needy families locally; toys for children of poor families in Govan. Most went to those families, including very grateful asylum seekers, identified by our friends in St. Laurence’s SVDP in Drumchapel. As well as all who helped, we are particularly grateful to Kay Dick of the Padre Pio Prayer Group and other individual parishioners who responded so well, and in some cases, in a very substantial manner. Thank you in anticipation.
Festive Teas and Coffees—Sunday 16th December. Please Join us for mince pies and tea/coffee/mulled wine after 10am and 12 noon Masses in the Upper Hall. All donations of home baking welcome (no nuts please).
Thanks to the Messengers—We would like to thank all the messengers, especially the new messengers who came along to Monday night’s meeting, all your help is very much appreciated. We do however still need new messengers for the Killmardinny, Gartconnell and Manse Road area. Please write your name and address on the sheet which is on the notice board at the church. John Heath 570 0797.
Christmas and New Year Arrangements--
Christmas Eve—Monday 24th December,
Vigil of Christmas—6.00pm
Midnight Mass preceded by Carol Service
Procession, Blessing of the Crib from 11.15 pm.
Christmas Day—Tuesday 25th December
Mass 10.00am (for children and families)
Mass 12 noon
Monday 31st December (New Year’s Eve)
Mass at 10.00am
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament—7—9 pm
Tuesday 1st January (New Year’s Day)
Solemnity of Mary Mother of God—Mass at 10.00am
Children’s Choir Dates— 16th, 25th of December at 10am Mass. Any queries please contact Annamaria Strachan 0141 942 9799/07749715514 e mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
Feast of the Holy Family—Sunday 30th December—second collection for Pro Life Fund.
Thinking About Adoption? - Have you ever considered adoption? You may be a couple with no children, you may be a parent already, but if you think you can offer a loving family home to a child or even siblings, then we would like to hear from you. Adoption can be a rewarding experience for you as parents, and it will make the world of a difference to children’s lives. Please contact us for a confidential chat and some further information at 0141 332 8371 or visit our web site: www.stmargaretsadoption.org.uk
Christmas Card Postal Service—Last weekend, Sat 8th/Sun 9th December, more than 50% of the Christmas cards were uplifted. Many more were hand-delivered last week. There are, however, still over 40 cards to be collected. Please visit the Sorting Office in the Upper Hall or porch and collect your Christmas post. Chris Sanders.