“I am the Saviour of all people, says the Lord,
Whatever their troubles, I will answer their
Cry, and I will always be their Lord."
“Seek the Lord while He may be found…” While seeking Him in prayer and the sacraments, listen to Him. Could it be you are being called by Jesus to serve as a priest, deracon, sister or brother? If you think He may be offering you this grace, contact Fr. W. Donnelly, or the Archdiocesan Director of Priestly Vocation, Right Rev. Mgr John Gilmartin, 0141 882 1024, email at VG@rcag.org.uk or email Fr. Andrew McKenzie at Priest for Scotland : firstname.lastname@example.org. See www.priestsforscotland.org.uk
Liturgical Information: The New Translation and why we need one—Until the early 1960s, Mass was celebrated in Latin throughout the world. The Second Vatican Council agreed that the Mass could be celebrated in our own language and in 1970 Pope Paul V1 agreed the official Latin text that would be used. This was then translated into different languages but because it was done so quickly some of the richness of the original Latin prayers was quite literally “lost in translation”. This is why a further translation was needed which would keep the original words and the meaning and style of the Latin as far as possible. The new translation will eventually mean a new missal with additional texts such as prayer for saints who have been added by the church to the liturgical calendar.
Mission Appeal—Columban Sisters—1st—2nd October. Special second collections for the sisters and their Apostolate.
Family Service—In preparation for Confirmation—For the candidates, parents, sponsors—at the church on Thursday 6th October at 7.30 p.m.
Sacrament of Confirmation—Wednesday 9th November at 7.30 p.m. (Group1) and Thursday 17th November at 7.30 p.m. (Group 2). The school will arrange the groups later.
First Communion and Confirmation—Parents meeting on Thursday 27th October at 7.30 p.m. at the Upper Hall.
First Communion Dates—6th, 13th and 20th May at 10.oo a.m. and 12.00 noon Masses—To be arranged at the meeting on 27th October.
25th Anniversary of Opening of The Church—The events up to Christmas will be:
Vocations awareness Event: 18th September
Pasta Night - 1st October
Film Night - 22nd October
Altar Servers Outing - 29th October
Charity Christmas Card Sale - 20th November
St. Andrew’s Ceilidh - 3rd December
Childrens Family Afternoon Advent Service - 11th December
Children’s Christmas Party - 17th December
Kelvin Choir Advent Carol Service - 18th December
For more information, please contact Stewart Ballingall (942 5679) or Gordon Reid (563 9717)
Pasta Night Saturday 1st October in the Upper Hall. 7.30 p.m. til 11.30 p.m. Tickets, priced at £15.00 are available from Angela Bruno (942 7879) or Collette Shevlane (942-9854).
Dates for the Children’s Choir—18th September, 9th October, 13th November, 20th November, 11th December, 18th December—ALL AT 10AM MASS.
James MacMillan’s St John Passion—Thursday 29th September 7 30pm in City Hall Glasgow—see notice in the porch
St. Peter’s Dumbarton—First Sunday of Advent.
St. Andrew’s Pre Fives—The St Andrew’s Pre-school Lunch Club will meet every Thursday from 12pm to 2pm in the Lower Hall starting on 29th September. If you have a child who will be starting at St Andrew’s Primary School in August 2012 you are very welcome to come along. It is an opportunity for your child to meet and play with future classmates. Bring a packed lunch. Younger siblings welcome. Contact Sharon on 0141 562 9736 or 07876764719 for further info.
If you have you have younger children the Toddler Group meets every Thursday from 10am to 12pm in the Lower Hall. Contact Elizabeth on 0141 942 7129 or 07714241092 for further info.
A series of Talks for young people aged 16—25—Please see notice in the church porch.
Could all parish groups—Currently using either the Upper Hall, the Lower Hall or the hut please contact the Hall Letting Secretary, Gordon Reid, on 07528 425 698 to update your groups contact details and to confirm the timings etc of your lets. Many thanks , Gordon Reid.
White Flower Appeal—24/25th September.
Apostleship of the Sea—Feast of Our Lady, Star of the Sea-World Maritime Day—Please come and join with us in the celebration of Holy Mass for the Feast of Our Lady, Star of the Sea, at St Aloysius, 25 Rose Street, Glasgow G3 6RE on Thursday 29 September at 17 45 hrs.
SPRED—Welcomes people with learning difficulties into our parish community. We are desperately in need of someone who is free on a Wednesday evening to help with one of our friends. Contact Catherine 942 6984 or Lorna 942 0696 No previous experience is required as training is given.