I come to do your will."
Dates and Times for Primary Three Sacrament of Reconciliation - During The Season of Lent (18th Feb – 29th March) Saturdays 10.30am – 11.00am; & 5.15pm – 5.45pm; Sundays 9.15am – 9.40am.
Nominations for Parish Pastoral Council. All forms to be returned please by today Sunday, 18th January. Members are appointed to serve a three year term and membership is open to active parishioners over the age of 16. We are particularly looking for parishioners who would represent, on the PPC, the youth of the parish.
Church Halls - For details of a whole variety of activities and events which take place in our halls, visit the halls page of this site. The halls are available for that special occasion, whether it’s a child’s birthday party, an anniversary celebration, a christening or a wedding. For more details, visit the webpage or call 07528 425 698.
Catholic Education Week – 8th – 15th February. This year’s theme is “Proclaiming the Joy of the Gospel”. Good liturgical resources at www.sces.org.uk. Copies in the porch of SCES Newsletter featuring news of recent and forthcoming developments in education. A special message from Archbishop Tartaglia will be read at all Masses on Education Sunday, 15th February, and the schools will be invited to attend and take part in the liturgy.
Cardinal Winning Lecture - February 14. ‘The Church in Contemporary Society’. Guest speaker is Archbishop Rino Fisichella. In the Sir Charles Wilson Lecture Theatre, 1 University Avenue. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org / 0141 330 3486 to reserve a place. Before the 9.45am start, Fr. Ross Campbell will celebrate Mass at 9.00 am in Turnbull Hall.
All new members of the Parish Pastoral Council, please note there will be a short introductory / information meeting after 10am Mass in the hall next Sunday 25th January
Parish Pastoral Council – next meets Thursday, 5th Feb 7pm in the hall. If anyone has any matters they would like discussed, please contact Thomas McGonigle at email@example.com
Sincere thanks to everyone who regularly volunteers to assist with running the piety stall and to those who have recently volunteered. The rota sheet for January, February, March and April is on the noticeboard at the back of the church. Any questions, please call Anne MacIntosh 931 5861 or Annamaria Strachan 942 9799 All remaining Christmas stock is now half marked price...grab a bargain while you can.
400th Anniversary Mass of the Martyrdom of St John Ogilvie – 10th March, 7.30pm in St Andrew’s Cathedral. Two parishioners to be invited. If interested, please enter your details on the sheet in the porch and a ballot will take place on 30th Jan.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – 18th – 25th January. Association of Bearsden Churches will join together for a Service of Prayer for Christian Unity in Killermont Parish Church this Sunday evening at 7pm. All are most welcome to attend.
Singers. East Dunbartonshire Council is sponsoring a “Day of Singing” on Sat 24 Jan in New Kilpatrick Church, from 10 am – 3pm. Four local choirs will be taking part, together with three schools. The Day of Singing, led by a very experienced Chorus Master, is open to anyone from the general public interested in singing and there will be opportunities to develop singing further. Singing provides wellbeing to the person, is very companionable and is a good form of exercise. More details on the Noticeboard in the Porch.
Discerning a Vocation to the Priesthood? If you think God may be inviting you to such a vocation, and for evenings of Catechesis, Prayer and Fraternity to help discern your vocation (2nd Friday of the month) please contact Vocations Director, Fr Ross Campbell, firstname.lastname@example.org (339 4315)
The Well is Deep - Archbishop Tartaglia invites you to a service to mark the week of Prayer for Christian Unity on Monday 19 January 7pm in St Andrew’s Cathedral. All are most welcome.
Emmaus Glasgow provides living and workspace for up to 24 previously homeless companions and is located in Hamiltonhill. Dontions of furniture welcome. Phone Celia 342 4089. Van Mon—Sat to collect for free.
Care Not Killing Please sign the petition at www.carenotkilling.org.uk which opposes a change to the existing legalisation on assisted suicide as proposed in the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill … The petition calls upon MSPs of all parties to vote against legal change which is unnecessary, puts vulnerable people at risk and is unethical. Please take the time to find out more and view the full text of the petition at address above. "Care not killing "is a UK based alliance which aims to ensure existing laws against euthanasia are not weakened as well as promoting improved palliative care.
Children’s Choir 15th Feb, 8th & 15th March, 10th May, 14th & 21st June. Any queries, call Annamaria, 942 9799 / 07749715514 or email@example.com
RCIA Please keep in your prayers Jennifer Aire, Carolanne MacDougall and Alison McDonald, who are engaged in the RCIA process of becoming Catholics this Easter.
Fabric & Finance Group next meets this Thursday, 22 Jan at 7pm in the chapel-house. If anyone has any matters they would like discussed, please contact Brian Donnelly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Forty Hours Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will take place here in St Andrew’s Parish on 1st, 2nd & 3rd March. More details soon.
Many thanks to all who attend the coffee mornings in the Hut for their generous donation to the parish of £200. We have decided and we are happy to pass this kind gift on to the St Margaret's Crib Fund.
The crib remains in place for forty days right the way throughout January, until the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord (2nd February). Offerings donated at the crib go towards the St Margaret’s family society which supports children, especially through providing adoption services.
Get a new bike for Christmas? Got an old one you no longer need? We can take it off your hands and pass it on to someone who needs to get around as cheaply as possible. Don't worry if it's got flat tyres etc. Email email@example.com
Maryhill Foodbank. Donations of tins and packets of food will be gratefully received.
Five things I can do to promote Vocations. Please see in the porch a variety of ‘five things to do’ leaflets.
Padre Pio Prayer Group will next meet on Monday, 12th January 2015.
Mass attendance – 3 / 4 January – 600
Special Second Collection – 8th Feb – Education Sunday.