Christmas Eve 5pm & 9pm (8.30pm Carol Service)
Christmas Day 10am (Children’s Choir) & 12noon
Masses for New Year
New Year's Eve – 5pm
New Year's Day - 10am & 12 noon
Advent Confessions in St Andrew’s 6p.m. – 7pm on Monday 19th December, (as well as the usual Saturday and Sunday times) and in St Joseph’s at 2p.m. on Tuesday 20th December
Festive Teas and Coffees –Today Sunday 18th December. Please join us for mince pies and tea/coffee/mulled wine in the Upper Hall after 10am Mass. This month we will be raising funds for the St Nicholas Care Fund, (which helps so many different kinds of good causes).
Happy Christmas School Holiday! All at St Andrew's wish all children, young people and teachers a safe and happy Christmas school holiday.
Primary Three Parents- First Confession Parents’ Meeting – Thursday 19th January 2023 at 6.30p.m. in St Andrew’s church.
Primary Four Parents- First Holy Communion Parents’ Meeting – Tuesday 31st January 2023 at 6.30p.m. in St Andrew’s church.
Primary Seven Parents- Confirmation Parents’ Meeting - Tuesday 28th February 2023 at 6.30p.m. in St Andrew’s church.
Altar Servers’ Awards. During Archbishop Nolan’s recent visit, five Servers (Abigail Borland, Hannah & Emma Quinn, Imogen Noonan and Rosie Smith) exchanged their familiar red cord for a gold cord, acknowledgement of having served faithfully for five years at St Andrew’s. Well done and congratulations to all concerned. Doubtless, the Archbishop was impressed. Although three youngsters have just completed training and one more is due to start in the New Year, there is a real need for more Altar Servers and anyone interested should approach Fr Mackle, or Chris Sanders (942 7519)
St. Andrew’s Whist Christmas Party now rescheduled to take place on WEDNESDAY 21st December in the Lower Hall, from 2pm – 4:15p.m. Tea and coffee and party food will be served. Entry £2. Looking forward to seeing everyone. New members always welcome.
Online Prayer event for young Catholic Adults aged 20-40 - rosary and reflection via Zoom on Tues 27th Dec at 8:00-8:30p.m. Great opportunity to meet and socialise with other young adults. For more info and tickets email: email@example.com
Laudato Si’ - On Care for our Common Home - Because of us, thousands of species will no longer give glory to God by their very existence, nor convey their message to us. We have no such right. (#33)
Our greatest wish this Christmas is that no one should be homeless, hungry or lonely. Please help by doing all you can in your own way to make it come true. St Andrew’s & St Joseph’s Justice & peace group
Gifts for the homeless ~ we are SO grateful for the incredibly generous donations of gifts for the homeless communities that St Andrew’s parish serves. The gifts will be taken this week by our volunteers to the centres that we visit and will be very gratefully received before Christmas. Many many thanks Veronica McLaughlin and volunteers
St Nicholas Care Fund. The projects funded are in the main to help children and young people, special needs’ groups and senior citizens. St Nicholas take home collection boxes available in the porch to be returned please by 15th Jan. Many thanks
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – each Saturday from 10.00a.m. until 11.00a.m. with Confessions throughout.Please consider coming to spend time in adoration and prayer.
Remember in your prayers – Gemma, Millie and Eleanor who are all journeying through RCIA to receive the Sacraments and become Catholic this Easter.
To express our thanks for Monsignor Ryan’s 8 years’ faithful service, there will be a celebratory Mass and presentation this evening at the 5p.m. Vigil Sat 17th Dec. After Mass - buffet and bar / tea & coffee to which all are most welcome images on this link.
Drumchapel Foodbank-Holiday Closure Last delivery before Christmas is Wed 21st Dec. Re-opens 28th/29th Dec for 2 days. Re-opens Wed 4th Jan. More than 30 bags were delivered in week ending Friday 2nd Dec. Many thanks for all donations this year.
St Andrew's is now registered with easyfundraising, which means you can raise FREE donations for the parish every time you shop online. Over 7,000 brands will donate to us when you use easyfundraising to shop with them – at no extra cost to yourself!
Please take a moment to sign up and support us on this link.
Thank you so much!
St. Andrew’s Lunch Club - Thurs 5th January 2023 12.30p.m. Great the numbers attending are growing, but it means we are looking for more helpers. If you are able to help please contact Jim Cameron – 0141 942 4439 or 07985 129119.
Last lunch before🎅🏻🎄Christmas🎄well attended with good food and carol singing enjoyed by all. Big 🙏🏻🙏🏻 to Jim Cameron and his excellent team of volunteers for all their efforts in 2022. To help out in the New Year, contact 📞Jim 0141 942 4439/07985 129119
For women affected by separation and divorce – next meeting of this confidential and peer support group is Fri 6th January in St Patrick's hall, Dumbarton 6p.m. - 8p.m. All new members are most welcome. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Forthcoming Special Collections – 8th January – Justice & Peace; 15th January – NET Ministry
Turnbull Times available on this link
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 from M&S, Byres Rd & Milngavie for delivery to Drumchapel & St Gregory’s Foodbanks, the Wayside Club & Aspire.
Carol Singing at Asda Saturday 17th December raised a fabulous £612, which will be split between Drumchapel Foodbank and St Margaret’s Hospice.
🎄Happy Christmas, everyone, from Association of Bearsden Churches.🎄
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.
‘Slavery, Mining and other Poems’
Recently Dead: Brian Donaldson, Dr David Harrison, Gerald Mackie, Mary McIntyre, John Mills and Rosaleen Waddell
Anniversary: Anne McKenna Cooney, Anne Gilbey, Arthur Mone, Mary Moss, Mary Silcock, Rae Russell, Betty Thompson, Pat Tolland and Greta Ward.