and they shall name him Emmanuel."
Christmas Eve Saturday 24th December
- 5pm Vigil Christmas Eve
- 11.30pm Carol Service followed by Mass at Midnight
- 10am (Children’s choir)
New Year’s Eve Masses Saturday 31st December
- 6pm Vigil
- Hogmanay 11.30pm followed by 50th Anniversary refreshments.
Confessions for Christmas
- 19th Dec : 10.30 - 11am & 6-7pm
- 20th Dec : 6-7pm
- 21st Dec : 6-7pm
- 22nd Dec :10.30 - 11am & 6-7pm
- 23rd Dec : 10.30 - 11am & 6-7pm
- Christmas Eve : 10.30 - 11am & 6-7pm
- Christmas Day : 9.15 - 9.40am.
Big Clean for Christmas: In preparation for Christmas, the church will be cleaned on Thurs 22nd Dec after 10am Mass. We are looking for as many volunteers as possible (men as well as women) to come along and help with this essential task.
Festive Teas and Coffees – today, Sunday 18th Dec. Please join us for mince pies and tea/coffee/mulled wine after 10am Mass in the Upper Hall. All funds raised will be for the St Nicholas Care Fund, which Changes the lives of children living in poverty; Helps support parents bring up their families; Helps families to stay together by supporting grandparents as Kinship Carers. Thanks and we take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support and to wish you all the compliments of the season. Veronica and David Maguire
Nightfever (this evening) – for young people aged 15+. You are warmly invited to take a short time out of your busy week and enjoy a calm hour of reflection with adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in candlelight and uplifting music this evening, 18th December 7 – 8pm. There will be refreshments afterwards.
As part of the Parish’s 50th anniversary celebrations, in conjunction with St Andrew’s Primary PTA, a Family Burns Ceilidh will take place on Saturday 28th January from 7pm in the Upper Hall. Tickets will go on sale in the early New Year.
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.
A huge thank you to all who took part in ABC’s Carol Singing at ASDA last Saturday. Fantastic sum of £398.32 was collected for Glasgow City Mission & St Margaret’s Hospice.
Poinsettias for the sanctuary for Christmas will be gratefully received. Please hand in this weekend 17th/18th Dec.
St Joseph's Advent Candlelit Reflection – St Joseph’s, Milngavie, Music Group extends an invitation to St Andrew’s and St Benedict’s parishioners to an evening of Advent music and reflection in the Church this Tuesday 20th December at 7.30 pm - followed by mulled wine and mince pies in the hall. An Advent cluster event.
Buy a homeless person Christmas dinner at Social Bite
As part of our 50th anniversary celebrations, photos will be taken at the 5pm Christmas Vigil and the 10am Mass on Christmas morning. Some photos may feature in the catholic newspapers, and in the Milngavie & Bearsden Herald. If you have any concerns or would prefer for yourself or your children not to appear, please speak to Fr Mackle.
Caring Sunday Please return St Nicholas Trust Care Boxes by Jan 8th.
Children’s Choir - 18th December & Christmas Day. 8th &15th January; 19th February (Education Sunday); 12th & 19th March; 14th & 21st May; 11th & 18th June. Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 0141 942 9799/07749715514 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Day of Confessions in St Andrew’s Cathedral from 7.30am to 5.30pm on Thurs 20th December. This may be handy for you if you go to the city centre to work or shop.
Padre Pio Prayer Group – No meetings on Monday 19/26 Dec and 2 Jan 2017. Meetings resume on Monday 9th Jan 2017.
A screening of 'Apparition Hill ...A Film about Life ..and What Comes After' will be shown in the Empire Cinema, Clydebank on Thursday 19th January from 18.30pm to 21.30pm. The film documents the true story of seven strangers (some of faith, some not) travelling to Medjugorje, a place of reported miracles as they search for answers to life's big questions on Apparition Hill. The tickets are £10 each with any profit going to Mary’s Meals. The film will be preceded by a short presentation from Dalmally House of Prayer on the connection between Dalmally,
Medjugorje and Mary’s Meals.
Tickets can be purchased online: www.eventbrite.co.uk or after Mass on Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th December 2016
Drumchapel Foodbank – Dear St Andrew’s Parishioners, I am writing to thank you for the wonderful donations you have made to our Foodbank, not only over the past months but in particular this Christmas. I want you all to know the difference you are making in peoples lives – we see people from the West of Glasgow and beyond…at present we are feeding on average 120 people every week. May I take this opportunity of wishing you all a Happy Christmas and Peaceful Year. Yours truly, Liz Atkinson, Manager, Drumchapel Foodbank. See letter on noticeboard.
Advent Appeal - Drumchapel Foodbank. Collection boxes are taken from porch every Monday morning. All donations of food items gratefully received. Thank you.
Unity Supper at New Kilpatrick Halls on Wed 18 Jan 7.15. Tickets £10 from Margaret Sanders 942 7519. Speaker – May Nicholson, Preshal Trust.
If you have a disability that affects your attendance at church or participation in any of the liturgies, and would benefit from some assistance or adaptations being made, please let us know. Email: email@example.com or phone 942 4635.
Special Second Collections – 1st Jan – Pro-Life; 8th Jan – Justice & Peace; 19th Feb – Education Sunday.
St Andrew’s Parish Library- If you could provide any books of a spiritual nature for our lending library, which you no longer need, it would be most appreciated. Many thanks for the books donated so far. Books can be left on the bookcase in the porch.
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Louise Dolan, Ronald Coia, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Baby Finn, 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.
Recently Dead— Brian O’Neill, Mamie Brady, John Downie, Roddy McNicol, Anne Pugh, Catherine Kennedy.
Anniversaries—Kathy Conner, Alice McWilliams, Catherine Stevenson, Agnes Reilly, Mary Moss, Greta Ward, Isabelle Fallon, Andrew Murphy