discerning reflections and thoughts of the heart."
Youth Mass - Many thanks to everyone who helped contribute to the success of the recent Youth Mass. We are so proud and thankful to the youth for their great effort, especially WYD crew for the presentation, and to our Caritas pupils, who assisted the Youth Ministry Team with all the organisation and arrangements. Pizza was enjoyed by all in the hall afterwards. Great to see so many young people involved in the various ministries of reader, passkeeper, server, offertory procession and music. We would like to continue to build on this. If you would like to get involved on a more regular basis, please let us know.
October Devotions - Rosary and Benediction - Sundays at 4.30pm.
St Margaret’s Children & Family Care Society are looking for adopters. Ever considered adoption? Visit St Margaret’s website at www.stmargaretsadoption.org.uk for information or call 332 8371. Visit www.careinpectorate.com for their most recent inspection report.
Annual Mission Sunday Appeal at all Masses next 22nd/23rd October. We pray for the Church in her mission to proclaim God’s Mercy throughout the world. Those who Giftaid are kindly asked, please, to 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.
Primary Three Parents Enrolment form for the Sacraments to be handed in today, Sunday, 16th October at the latest, please. Mass of Commitment for Primary Three families will be at 10am on Sunday 30th October.
Parents Meetings – First Confession, 12th January 2017 at 7pm. First Holy Communion, 26th January 2017 at 7pm. First Holy Communion – Sundays 14th and 21st May at 12noon Mass.
Holiday to Donegal including visit to the Marian Shrine at Knock. Staying at the 4 Star Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny. 7th – 11th November. Pick up at Roman Rd. Cost - £259. If interested, contact 942 4635.
For those aged between18 and 35 – Faith-Filled Sunday evenings 7pm at the Ignatian Spirituality Centre, Scott St, Garnethill. Free food. BYOB. Visit www.facebook.com/iscglasgow
Drumchapel Foodbank – Donations of items of sustainable foods eg tins, pasta, cereals, toiletries, eg toilet rolls, kitchen rolls always gratefully received. Collection boxes in the porch are taken every Monday morning to the Foodbank. Thank you for your help.
Adult Faith Formation, Preparing for Advent 2016 – Canon Michael McMahon will be providing two talks at 7pm on Thursday 10th and 18th November in the Upper Hall to help us prepare for Advent. The first talk will explore the Lectionary and its purpose – this is the primary way in which the Church invites us to hear and understand the Lectionary, respecting as it does, both the purpose and composition of the books and the Liturgical Year and Cycle. It will also explore the Church’s Teaching on how and why the scriptures are written, how we might read and understand them and how they are a vital part of the life of the disciple. The second talk will explore the Gospel of Matthew (the Gospel for this Liturgical Year) in more detail. Who are his audience, what is the purpose of his presentation of the Good News and the adjustments we have to make to take account of the distance of time and culture between him and us. Both sessions will imitate Matthew’s Gospel as they will involve both an audio-visual presentation and opportunities for participation. Canon McMahon is the Director of Education for the Diocese of Paisley and is a graduate of the Gregorian University (degrees in Philosophy and Theology), the Pontifical Biblical Institute, Ecole Biblique and Hebrew University (Licenciate in Sacred Scripture). He has taught in various Scottish Seminaries over an 18 year period and is currently serving at St Conval’s in Linwood.
Mass for the Dead of the Past Year – takes place on Sunday 6th November at 12noon Mass. The families of those who have lost a loved one over the past year have been invited but, of course, everyone is welcome who wishes to pray for those whom they have lost. Refreshments will be served in the hall after Mass.
Support in bereavement Group - anyone seeking assistance, who is suffering a bereavement (not necessarily recently) and feels they could benefit from talking to someone about it, please speak to Father Mackle or Monsignor Ryan.
St Andrew’s The 29 Club (200 Club ) New Season Many thanks to all the new members who signed up last week. All funds raised is used to support our
Parish Development Fund and various charitable causes. Big cash prizes to be won twice a year. Vacancies are still available for the 2016/17 season. Membership £6 per month or £65 per annum. Contact Brian Donnelly on 942-6085.
Annual Pro-Life Torchlight Procession will take place on Thursday 27th Oct beginning at 6pm from George Square followed with a Mass in the Cathedral. All most welcome
Ladies' Glamorous Night in Aid of the White Lily Fund which raises money for Cancer Research in the West of Scotland— Friday 18th November at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Champagne Reception, Stalls, Dinner and Dancing. Tickets £50.00 each. Ladies only, so why not get together with some friends and take a table of 10. For more information and tickets, please contact Angela Bruno on 07730615045.
Upcoming Meetings: 20th Oct at 7pm – Halls Committee; 28th Oct at 10.30am – Evangelisation / Reaching Out; 31st Oct at 11am – Deanery. 1st Nov at 7pm – School Council; 7th Nov at 7pm – Youth Ministry Team;
Children’s Choir - November 13th, December 11th, December 18th, December 25th (to be confirmed). Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 01419429799/07749715514 /firstname.lastname@example.org
Forthcoming Special Collections : 23rd Oct - Mission Sunday. 13th Nov – Assisted Parishes.
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Louise Dolan, Ronald Coia, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Baby Eva Berrey, Joan Davis, Margie Cornyn, Patricia Swiatek, Gilbert O’Rourke, Joseph McDermid, Charlie Harper, Bruce Davidson, Paul Sheridan, John Gerard Miller, Maureen MacIntosh, Davie Peacock, Lesley Cullen, Kay Reilly, Anne Rodgers, Diarmid O’Hara, Rosemary Queen, Barbara Holland, Michelle Rajab, Matthew Craig, Maurice Boyce, Margaret Kieran, James Keegan.
Recently Dead—Michael Reilly, James Gallagher, Stephen Marchetti, Anne Reilly.
Anniversaries—Agnes Allen, Elizabeth O’Hara, Kenneth Wareing, Maureen Morton, Kathleen McCallum.