October Devotions – Rosary and Benediction this afternoon, Sunday at 4.30pm.
Coffee Morning after 10am Mass today. Please come in and join us for free coffee / tea and cakes, as a thank you to all our faithful supporters.
Service of Commitment for Primary Three Families at 10am Mass next Sunday, 26th October.
Memorial Mass – for all the faithful departed, and remembering and praying particularly for all those who have died in our parish over the past year. Mass will be on Sunday, 2nd November at 10am. After Mass, there will be refreshments served in the hall. All are very welcome.
Please help the passkeepers tidy up the Church for the next Mass by placing your hymn books and Mass card neatly on the ledge in front of you, and by removing any litter and abandoned bulletins. Many thanks.
SCIAF Remembrance Mass for all supporters who have passed away. 1pm 13th November at 19 Park Circus. Tea and coffee will be served after Mass. If you would like to attend, or pass on the name of a departed loved one for SCIAF's Book of Remembrance, please call 354 5555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Torchlight Pro-Life Procession and Rosary for repeal of abortion Act – Thurs 23rd Oct -assemble 6 pm at George Square for Rosary 6.30 -7 then procession to St Andrew’s Cathedral for Mass at 7.30pm. See poster in porch for more details.
Messengers Meeting – Monday, 10th November. All messengers please attend meeting in the church. Area leaders at 7.30pm, and messengers at 8pm.
Parish Pastoral Council – this Thursday at 7pm in the hall. If anyone has any matters they would like discussed, please contact Thomas McGonigle at email@example.com
Family Planning – God’s Way – Nature’s Way. The Billings Ovulation Method of Natural Family Planning is 99% effective in avoiding pregnancy with no side effects. This method is also helpful for couples having difficulty conceiving and is a natural alternative to IVF. For an information pack or details of a tutor, please contact Fertility Care Scotland on 352 7930 or pick up a leaflet from the porch.
Fertility Care Scotland constantly need to train new teachers. There will be a course in April 2015. If you would be interested and willing to train to provide this service, please speak to Fr Mackle or call 352 7930.
Brian Donnelly, after many years of faithfully serving the parish in the area of fabric and finance has decided to give up his work as Finance Coordinator at the end of this year. I would like to take this opportunity, on behalf of the parish, to express our deep gratitude to Brian for all his good work over the years. It has been very much appreciated. The parish is therefore looking for a new finance coordinator from the beginning of 2015. The role involves preparing the counters rota and liaising with the parish bookkeepers. From time to time, it would also involve liaising with the bank, and the archdiocesan finance department. Do you have a background in accountancy and are you perhaps retired and would like to take on this important role in the parish? If you would like to discuss this further, please contact Brian on 942 6085 or Father Mackle on 942 4635.
Children’s Liturgy. All P1 – P3 & P4-P7 leaders / helpers please note that there will be three children’s liturgy training evenings on 6th, 13th & 20th November at 7pm in the Hall. The first two evenings will be led by Ellen McBride, Archdiocesan Trainer for Catechists.
Anti Slavery Day - The 18 October marks Anti-Slavery Day in the UK and is an ideal opportunity for us to put pressure on our MPs to join the fight for a strong Modern Slavery Bill. Please email or write to your MP and ask them to write to David Cameron urging him to strengthen the UK Modern Slavery bill to ensure UK businesses are slavery free in their supply chains. Please also go online to ww.walk free.org and sign the petition.
St Andrew’s Primary School is looking for a volunteer pianist to play at their Friday mornings hymn practices 9.15 – 9.45am, and also, if available, to play occasionally at Mass in the school. If you feel you could help, please contact Mr Kerr on 955 2248.
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.
Musicians needed for Vigil Mass We are very fortunate in St. Andrew's to have some excellent musicians which include four organists, a Folk Group and the Young Musicians. However, we are occasionally faced with a situation when, despite this, we have nobody to play. It usually affects Vigil Mass. We are looking for volunteers to fill in occasionally. It would not be an onerous task, possibly once every couple of months. If you feel you could help, please could you contact Fr. Mackle or Susan Morrison (07580086381 or 01415637959) We would be delighted to hear from you.
Special Second Collections – 9th November, Survive Miva; 16th November, Assisted Parishes.
Ladies’ Fabulous Fun Night in aid of the White Lily Fund which raises money for cancer research in the west of Scotland. Friday 14th Nov at the Crowne Plaza hotel. Champagne reception and dinner with cabaret. As always, it will be a great night. Tickets cost £45 each. Ladies only, so why not get together with some friends and take a table of 10? For tickets, call Angela Bruno 07730615045 or Veronica Maguire 07884468212 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com (339 4315)
Choir Dates for this term November 9th & 16th, December 14th, 21st & 25th (to be confirmed). All at the 10am Mass. Any queries, call Annamaria Strachan 942 9799/07749715514, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Padre Pio Prayer Group: Monday at 7.00pm. All are most welcome.
Mass Attendance – 11 / 12 Oct. Vigil Mass - 147; 10am Mass - 223 ; 12 noon Mass – 167. Total – 537