Since you were faithful in small matters,
I will give you great responsibilities."
As part of our Golden Jubilee Year’s celebrations, wedelighted to welcometo our 10am MassAloysius’ Schola Puerorum,with musical director, Ann Archibald, and organist, Hugh Reid.
Please join us at the St Andrew’s Parish Golden Jubilee Christmas Fair – today, Sunday 19th November after the 10am and 12 noon Masses.A selection of charities from the parish at the Fair.All profits from the sale of Piety Stall cards and gifts go to St Andrew’s Church funds. Tea, coffee and home baking will be served in aid of The White Lily Fund Charity.This charity was founded by one of our own parishioners, Mrs Angela Bruno MBE, and raises funds for research into and equipment for all types of cancer in the west of Scotland and has raised over £1 million to date. Many thanks to all who came along to October’s Coffee Morning. The sum of £101.25 was raised for Aid to the Church in Need Charity and there is a thank you letter from them posted on the Narthex notice board. Many thanks.
St Andrew’s Golden Jubilee Celebration Music and Quiz Night – next Saturday 25 November 7.30pm All tickets are sold out. Should be a great night. Thank you for the terrific response to the appeal for donations for raffle prizes. Proceeds from the raffle and from all our jubilee events will be donated to chosen charities. This is a BYOB event. Jubilee Pop Up Choir will perform two or three songs at the St Andrew’s Music Night. Final rehearsal 3 - 4.30pm today, Sunday, in the church.
Soup Run Christmas Gift Appeal - The Christmas Soup Run will take place on Friday the 8th December. We will take warm drinks and mince pies.We would be delighted to receive any donations.Gloves, hats, scarfs, socks and underwear are always appreciated as are toiletries.It is very helpful if these are wrapped and details of the contents are on an attached card or tag.These can be left in the Church porch. Thank you very much for your support at this time and throughout the year.If you have any questions or wish to join us for the soup run now or at any time please contact Phyllis Littlejohn on 0141 570 1343.
Dementia Friends Session – All most welcome, especially those who visit the sick and the elderly in the parish. This Thursday 23rd Nov 7pm in the Upper Hall. Contact Anne O’Donnell 946 0966 or ao’email@example.com. Dementia Awareness Campaign - Purple Poncho Parade next Saturday 25th Nov. For details and information, see poster in the porch.
Advent Youth Mass – 16th December - 6pm Vigil. All the young people of our parish cluster of St Benedict’s, St Joseph’s and St Andrew’s are invited to come along to this Mass in St Andrew’s. It will be followed with pizza in the hall, and then a short Nightfever of quiet time and prayer before the Blessed Sacrament in candlelight with some uplifting music, and be finished by 8.30pm. If you would like to volunteer to help at the Mass as a passkeeper, server or with music or the offertory and bidding prayers, please let Fr Mackle know.
Bearsden Christmas Tree Switch-on. Friday 1st December 5pm. Food and Carol Singing. All are most welcome. St Andrew’s, Mosshead and Bearsden Primaries choirs and their families will gather in the Jubilee Garden for the Switch on.
Kelvin Choir Christmas Concert with Special Guests, St Andrew’s Parish’s children’s choir. 3pm 17th Dec here in St Andrew’s Church. Tickets £5/3(children) including refreshments. Available from www.kelvinchoir.com or pay on the door. Part of our Golden Jubilee Year celebrations.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – each Saturday from 10.30am until 12.30pm. Please consider coming to spend some time in adoration and prayer each Saturday.
Children’s Choir – Dec 3rd (Golden Jubilee Mass 10.30am) December 10th & 17th 10am mass and Kelvin Choir concert 3pm. Dec 25th (Christmas
mass) – All at 10am unless otherwise stated. Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan01419429799/07749715514 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers still required!!! The White Lily Charity has been allocated a ‘bag packing’ slot at Asda, Bearsden 25th Nov 10am-4pm. We are looking for volunteers to help us by working a 2 hour shift either :- 10-12, 12-2 or 2-4pm, so not terribly onerous.All family members welcome, old and young! If you are able to help, pleaseVeronica Maguire on 07884468212. Many thanks.
Please join us for our St. Andrew’s Golden Jubilee Year Christmas Party on Saturday 9th December 2-4pm in the Upper Hall. £6 per family for tea, coffee, mince pies, kids entertainment & Santa - optional, bring a gift for Santa & receive a chocolate lolly. Gifts are distributed throughout Glasgow, please mark GIRL or BOY & suitable age. Call or text Karen 07868 062313 or Aura 07881 445565 for tickets.
Piety Stall rota Sincere thanks to everyone who assists with serving in the Piety Stall – we appreciate it very much.We are, however, still short of volunteers, particularly after the Vigil Mass.If you could spare 15 minutes after Mass and are aged over 16, we would really appreciate your help.The rota sheet for November and December is now on the piety stall door. Any questions please call Anne MacIntosh 931-5861 or Annamaria Strachan 942-9799.
Choir forGolden Jubilee Anniversary 10.30am Mass 3rd December. Final rehearsal 22nd November at 6.30pm. Former children's choir members are especially welcome, as are any new members, of any age. Contact Annamaria Strachan 0141 942 9799/07749715514 email@example.com
Primary 7 parents - The Piety Stall has a selection of books about the lives of the Saints on sale which may be helpful with preparation for Confirmation.
St Joseph's, Milngavie, Advent Candlelit Reflection– An invitation to St Andrew’s and St Benedict’s parishioners to an evening of Advent music and reflection in the church onThursdayst7.30 pm - followed by mulled wine and mince pies in the hall. An Advent cluster event.
Parents Meetings – for First Confession, 11th January 2018 at 7pm. For First Holy Communion, 18th January 2018 at 7pm. Both meetings in the upper hall. First Holy Communion dates – Sundays 13th and 20th May 2018 at 12noon Mass.
Confirmation preparation meeting - Tuesday, 16th January 2018 at 7pm in St Joseph's for parents and sponsors. On the same evening and at the same time in St Joseph’s, catechists of the two parishes will gather with the P7s to lead them in preparing for Confirmation.
Safeguarding Training.Volunteers who work in the parish with children and/or vulnerable adults, who haven't previously attended training, are asked toone of the following training sessions - 18th November1.30pm - 3.30pmEyre Hall, 196 Clyde St.,8th December 10.15am - 12.15pmSt Aloysius’, Garnethill. To, please firstname.lastname@example.org 5898.
Padre Pio Prayer Group meets on Mondays at 7pm. All welcome. For information or interest, please contact Kay Dick 0141 942 7771 or Kate Hay 0141 931 5154.
The Legion of Mary - new members always welcome. Meets on Mondays at 4pm in the Hut. The Legion, over the course of the next few months, will be visiting this year’s First Holy Communion families. Divine Mercy Novena is prayed weekdays after morning Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. All most welcome. Mass to pray for the souls of all departed members of the Legion of Mary – 10amSaturday, 25th November followed by refreshments in the hut.
Your donations to Drumchapel Foodbank will be gratefully received; non-perishable goods such as cans, rice, pasta toilet rolls, nappies etc are much needed and delivered to the Foodbank every Monday. Thank you for your help.
Catholic Education Dinner--Celebrating the Centenary of the 1918 Education Act. Grand Central Hotel. Friday 2nd February 2018. £45. (Table of 10—£420) To book, contact 226 5898 Christine.Burke@rcag.org.uk See noticeboard for more details.
St Andrew’s 29 Club--Remember—you are not too late to join. Last chance to renew your membership—£1000 draw takes place on 25th November!
Annual SPUC White Flower Appeal at all Masses weekend 25th / 26th Nov. The second collection will be taken up to help keep SPUC's vital pro-life work going.
Four cars with drivers required please to collect shoebox donations from Bearsden Academy after 10am Mass on Monday 4th December. Please speak to Fr Mackle, if you are free assist. We are very grateful to the pupils of Bearsden Academy and Mr McKeown who are supporting, once again this year, our Soup-run’s Christmas Shoebox Appeal for the homeless.
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Louise Dolan, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Joseph McDermid, Charlie Harper, Paul Sheridan, John Gerard Miller, Maureen MacIntosh, Michelle Rajab, Matthew Craig, Maurice Boyce, Margaret Kieran, Maura Murphy, Maria Giovanazzi, Clare MacTavish, Jim Cameron, Mary Magovern, Jackie McCann, Vikki Allinson, Eileen Brown, Annamaria McGill, Shona Doherty, Michael Moss, Geraldine Moy, Laura Sedgewick, Eileen Daly, Vincent McDonald, Pat O’Neill, Michael Timoney.
Recently Dead—Ronnie Pelosi, Nicholas Clark, Catherine McKeating, Colin Samborek, Camilla McDonald, Monsignor Clancy, Sadie Irvine, Eileen Sullivan.
Anniversaries--William Dunbar, Rosemary Queen, Fiona Hoey, Charles McGarry, Sister Theresa McGaughrin.