the throne of grace."
Aged 12 – 16? Come along to Youth Mass and Pizza – next Saturday, 24th Oct. If you would like to be involved in the Vigil Mass ministries, eg. reading, passkeeping, serving, music etc please give your names to Fr. Mackle. Gather at 5.30pm for ice-breaker. Mass will be followed with a short retreat and will finish with pizza in the hall.
Annual Mission Sunday Appeal at all Masses this weekend. Passion for Christ – Passion for People - Those who Giftaid, please use a giftaid Mission Appeal envelope from the porch and add 25% of the value of your offering at no extra cost to yourself.
A talk on Pope Francis, the Synod, Family Life and Evangelisation will be given by Bishop John Keenan, Bishop of Paisley, in the Upper Hall at 7:00pm on Thursday 29th October 2015. Bishop John's talk, which is part of our parish's Adult Faith Formation programme, will begin with tea and coffee and there will be an opportunity for questions and discussion afterwards.
Sign Up Sunday. St Andrew’s parish needs you. Your wishes, identified in the parish consultation as we recently reported, cannot be taken forward without your help.We need volunteers for existing and new ventures, especially
New ; Youth commission existing; St Vincent de Paul
Transport to mass Piety stall
Bereavement support Legion of Mary
Social activities group Justice and peace
Come to Sign-up Sunday, upper hall, 28/29 November.
Parish Consultation Exercise. Update 2 September 2015. Still copies in the porch, if you didn’t get your copy. This and previous updates can be found on this link.
Parish Clustering Plan - encouraging parishes to share resources and talents and work together to evangelise. This is a three year programme, which you will hear much about in the future. The proposal is that St Andrew’s be clustered with St Joseph's. Our PPC will meet on 5th Nov to discuss this. Parishioners comments welcome – please email Tricia Carroll firstname.lastname@example.org . Visit the parish website for a copy of the 2015 -2018 Parish Clustering Plan.
Mass of Commitment for Primary Three families will be at the 10am Mass next Sunday 25th October. Parents should have by now completed an enrolment form.
Wilderness – the latest play by AGAP is showing this autumn. See poster in porch. Other “Arts in the Autumn” events are advertised in the flyer available in the porch.
Messengers Meeting – Monday, 2nd November. All messengers please attend meeting in the lower hall. Area leaders at 7.30pm, and messengers at 8pm.
A talk for young people aged 16 – 25 Is it reasonable to believe that humans are more than matter? A talk by Bishop Stephen Robson at Turnbull Hall, 22nd Oct at 7.30pm. Visit glasfaithforum for details of this series of talks for young people through to mid December.
Altar Servers. Any young member of the Parish (who has made his/her First Holy Communion) who would like to become an Altar Server is invited to contact Chris Sanders (942 7519) or Fr. Mackle, who will gladly take your details. Training sessions are due to commence soon.
What does Catholic Social Teaching have to say about Scottish Independence? A talk by Professor Jim Gallagher, The Ogilvie Centre, St Aloysius Church, Rose Street, G3 6RE at 7.30 pm on Thursday 29 October. All welcome. Non-members: admission Â£3 - includes refreshments.
Children’s Choir dates - November 8th & 15th, December 13th, 20th & 25th. Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 01419429799/07749715514 email@example.com
Mary's Meals thanks St Andrew's for donating 250 bags to their Rags to Riches collection, and for the generous gift of £2261 in response to their Appeal.
Padre Pio Prayer Group. Next meeting will be this Monday 19th October at 7:00pm. Holy Mass is scheduled for 7.30pm.
During a special ceremony called Institution of Lector, Nick Pryce will take the next step toward becoming a Permanent Deacon. All are invited to this ceremony, which will take place on Sunday, 15th November at 12noon Mass in St Andrew's, Cathedral. Keep Nick in your prayers.
Mass for the Dead of the Past Year – takes place on Sunday 8th November at 10am 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.
The parish would like to form a parish visitation group to visit families whose children are enrolling for the sacraments. If you are interested and would like to become involved in this group and pastoral work, please see Fr Mackle.
Jubilee Year of Mercy Art Exhibition – Call to Artists – Proposals are invited by 2nd November. For full details and to download an application form, visit www.agap.org.uk
Charity Concert Opera in New Kilpatrick Church on 13 November 7.30pm
- performance of Donizetti's opera L'elisir d'amore, in aid of the charity, Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East. Visit www.frrme.org See poster in porch or pick up a flyer for more details.
White Lily Ladies’ Dinner 2015 - Friday 13th November at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Tickets -£50 each. Champagne reception, stalls in the foyer, fantastic entertainment and a 3 course meal. Every penny raised is used to fight cancer in the west of Scotland. For more information / tickets please contact Angela Bruno 07730615045
Maryhill Foodbank - Non-perishable food items are greatly needed by our near neighbours. Your help is much appreciated. Thank you.
Krakow WYD 2016. If interested in attending, call the Youth Office on 226 5898 or speak to Fr Mackle. Cost around £800. Parish will sponsor 50% and also support any fundraising. WYD prayer cards available in the porch. Visit www.WYD2016.
Our Lady of Guadalupe – the miraculous relic image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, will be visiting St Andrew’s Cathedral from Sat 24th Oct. Divine Mercy Conference – in Glasgow University Catholic Chaplaincy also Sat 24th Oct. See posters in porch.
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Margaret McGuire, Paul Morton, Mamie Bradie, Dante Biagioi, Peter Crainie, Margaret Merilees, Betty Clark, Hil Black, Paul Connolly, Louise Dolan, Sheila McCallum, Rosemary McLean, Elizabeth McCusker, Stuart Harvey, Sheena Smith, Charlie Melly, Mark Greenlees, Samatha Harkins, Gilbert O’Rourke, Denis Campbell, Ronald Coia, Valentina Colaluca, Christine Turner, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Michael Docherty, Maureen Scott, Christina Jones, Ruth MacKenzie, Patricia Swiatek, Baby Eva Berrey, Maureen Morton, Marie Moy, Margie Cornyn.
Recently Dead—Martin O’Callaghan, Anne Moakler, Nora Bradley
Anniversaries—Margaret Dunbar, Denis O’Neill, Sadie O’Neill, Kathleen McCallum, Marie Smith.
Months Mind—Mary Moss