"The word was made flesh and lived amongst us.
To all who did accept him he gave the power to become children of God"
Ash Wednesday—22nd February—Blessing and distribution of Ashes at 10.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m. Masses.
Dates for the Children’s Choir—7th March (7.30pm service),11th March 10am Mass, 17th March 6pm Mass , 13th May 10am Mass, 20th May 10am Mass, 10th June 10am Mass, 17th June 10am Mass. Contact Annamaria Strachan 0141 942 9799, 07749715514, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mill Hill Missionaries—Mission Appeal on Sunday 12th February. Many thanks. Sum collected—£2004.00.
White Mass—For all Health Care Workers at Our Lady of Lourdes Cardonald on Sunday 19th February at 3.00 p.m.
R.C.I.A.—Retreat at Our Lady of Consolation, 130 Inglefield Street Govanhill on Saturday 25th February from 10.00 a.m.—2.45 p.m.
28th World Youth Day—At the close of World Youth Day in Madrid last summer the Holy Father announced the next World Youth Day for 2013 will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. There is obviously a considerable distance and cost involved which we estimate to be in the region of £2,000—£2,5900 which will include flights, accommodation and most meals. The pilgrimage will last approximately two weeks, culminating in the final celebration with the Holy Father on Sunday 28th July 2013. Pilgrims must be 18—30 years of age by 1st July 2013 in order to take part and should have a willingness to attend meetings before and after World Youth Day and to organise parish youth events to raise funds. If interested contact Fr. Donnelly.
St. Patrick's Night—Saturday 24th March. Tickets on sale from 4th February priced £15.00. Guest speaker—Father Joe Mills. See notice in porch. Tickets phone D. MacLean 587 7319.
Parish Pilgrimage Sept 7th—15th 2012—There will be a meeting on Tuesday 21st February at 7.00 p.m. in the Lower Hall. The Pilgrimage this year is visiting Italy and Switzerland based in Locarno on Lake Maggiore and will include Mass in Milan Cathedral, visits to various famous Churches, places of interest including the world famous painting of Leo Da Vinci’s “Last Supper”, sails on the lake with the opportunity to visit various lakeside resorts and a Scenic Rail journey inland. Mass is celebrated daily in our Hotel. To procure our flights and hotels we must confirm our booking as soon as possible, so think about joining us for what will be another great Pilgrimage. Come to the meeting. All welcome. Mary O’Loan 942 8446.
Justice and Peace—Fairtrade Fair, 19th February. Fairtrade fortnight runs from 27th February to 11th March 2012. In advance, there will be a Fairtrade Fair after 10.00 a.m. Mass on Sunday 19th February 2012. There will be Fairtrade items to purchase, produce showcasing by a local supplier, promotional materials, a quiz with prizes and Fairtrade refreshments, together with an opportunity to suggest priorities for the Justice and Peace group.
Justice and Peace; SCIAF’s Robin Hood Tax Lent Campaign—As well as promoting the Wee Box Big Change scheme, SCIAF is urging us during Lent to support the campaign to encourage the Westminster government to introduce a “Robin Hood” tax on financial transactions with the income being used to relieve global poverty. There will be more information and a chance to explore the issues at the Fairtrade Fair after 10am Mass on Sunday 19th February, to which all are
Pro Life Group—There will be a meeting in the Hut at 8.00 p.m. on Wednesday 22nd February. There is lots to talk about: Margo MacDonald’s second attempt to put a Bill through the Scottish Parliament to legalise assisted suicide; the recent case of two nurses who went to court to protect their right to conscience; the go-ahead for T.V. advertising by abortion providers, and recent medical trials involving human embryonic stem cells. Everybody welcome.
2012 Gonzaga Lectures—St. Aloysius Church—see notice in the porch.
Fr. Dennis McBride CSsR—Who’s talks and Lenten Retreat will focus on ‘The Passion of Decipleship’. Please take this opportunity to benefit from Fr Denis’ gift of teaching. Details of venues and times are on a poster on the noticeboard at the back of the church.
How Genesis Supports Darwin: Some Theological Implications: - A Newman Association talk by author Joseph Fitzpatrick at 10.30am on Saturday 10th March in Turnbull Hall, 15 Southpark Terrace, Glasgow, G12 8LG. All welcome. Non-members: admission £3. Refreshments
Fizz Night—Many thanks to everyone who came along and helped make the evening such a great success. A special thank you also to Joe, Colin and Andrew Gregory, Patricia and Michael (Jr) Carroll, Siobhan Greenhalgh, Peter and Norma Donohoe, Shivonne Hayes, Rachel Mooney, Maria and Brian Praties. A surplus of £300 will be donated to charity.