May the Lord let his face shine on you and be gracious to you.
May the Lord uncover his face to you and bring you peace."
We look forward to all families, who have had a celebration of Baptism within the past year, gathering together for the 10am Mass next Sunday, 8th January.
A number of parishioners are involved in the ministry of taking communion to the sick in our parish. As we have an increasing number of parishioners who have become housebound, especially since the pandemic lockdown, if you are an Extraordinary Minister and would like to help with taking holy communion to one or two parishioners not able to get to Mass, please contact Deacon Tommy email@example.com Many thanks.
St Nicholas’ Primary - Children whose 5th birthday is between March 2023 and the last day of February 2024 should be registered online between 4th to 20th Jan ‘23 www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk/residents/schools-and-learning/primary-school-registration. Prospective parent school walk round 3.15pm Tues 17th Jan
Our cribs will remain up for 40 days through to 2nd Feb. Annual Crib Donations are vital for the running of St Margaret's as the UK's only Catholic adoption agency.
When Pope Benedict met with the Big Assembly of young people, including senior pupils from schools within the Archdiocese of Glasgow, he said -
"Dear friends, I thank you for your attention, I promise to pray for you and I ask you to pray for me".
We pray that Pope Benedict’s loving soul may know eternal rest and the fullness of joy.
New Altar Servers needed to join our team at St Andrew’s. If you have received your First Holy Communion and are interested in becoming a Server, get mum or dad to let us know. There will be two training sessions on Sundays January (8th and 22nd) at 1pm in the church for this very special role.
NET Ministry ~ a group of ten enthusiastic young Americans will be visiting us to lead a retreat for our young people on Sunday 5th February beginning with 10am Mass until 2pm. Before that, they will make a NET Appeal on weekend 14th / 15th Jan.
Primary Three Parents- First Confession Parents’ Meeting – Thursday 19th January 2023 at 6.30pm in St Andrew’s church.
Primary Four Parents- First Holy Communion Parents’ Meeting – Tuesday 31st January 2023 at 6.30pm in St Andrew’s church.
Primary Seven Parents- Confirmation Parents’ Meeting - Tuesday 28th February 2023 at 6.30pm in St Andrew’s church.
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week - Sunday 1 January (World Day of Prayer for Peace) Work for peace. We are living in a time of many wars and the call for peace must be shouted. Peace sometimes gives the impression of being quiet, but it is never quiet, peace is always proactive and dynamic. Pope Francis
Laudato Si’ - On Care for our Common Home - In assessing the environmental impact of any project, concern is usually shown for its effects on soil, water and air, yet few careful studies are made of its impact on biodiversity, as if the loss of species or animals and plant groups were of little importance. (#35)
Emmaus supports formerly homeless people by providing a home and meaningful work on one of their social enterprises. If your old furniture, sofas, white goods and electricals are in good condition, Emmaus will collect for free. Call 0141 342 4089.
St Nicholas Care Fund wee boxes to be returned please by 15th Jan.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – each Saturday from 10.00am until 11.00am with confessions throughout.Please consider coming to spend time in adoration and prayer.
St Andrew's is now registered with easyfundraising. You can raise FREE donations for the parish every time you shop online. Please take a moment to sign up and support St Andrew’s at https://tinyurl.com/standrews-easyfundraisingThank you so much!
St. Andrew’s lunch club - starts back Thurs 5th Jan 12.30pm. 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month.
Free Coffee Morning - Please come along and join us for a cuppa and some delicious home baking on Sunday 8th January after 10am Mass in the upper hall. As we are combining this with the Parish’s Family Baptism Sunday, it will be a free coffee morning.
Thanks also to all those who came along to December’s Christmas Coffee Morning. The sum of £118.85 was raised for The St Nicholas Care Fund. As always, thank you for your support and generosity and all the very best for 2023.
Before receiving Holy Communion, we are asked to make some preparatory act of reverence such as a bow.
For women affected by separation and divorce – next meeting of this confidential and peer support group Fri 6thJan in St Patrick's hall, Dumbarton 6pm - 8pm. All new members are most welcome. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Forthcoming Special Collections – 8th Jan Justice & Peace; 15th Jan – NET Ministry
Drumchapel Foodbank. Regularly your donations are dropped off at the foodbank by our parish volunteers. Thanks for continuing to give the foodbank your support.
Our soup-run volunteers continue to collect donations each night from M&S for delivery to Drumchapel & St Gregory’s Foodbanks, the Wayside Club & Aspire.
Recently Dead: Veronica Donnelly, Peggy and Willie Dougan, Helen Henderson, Rosina Lanni, Hector MacDonald, Michael McGarrity, Alex McMillan, Patrick Murphy, Leela Soma, Ken Urwin.
Anniversary: Mary, Boyle, Bobby Caw, May Colaizzo, Gerald Corish, Isabella Gallacher, George McGhie, John McGhie, Patricia McNeill, Marjorie and Roger Morgan, Anne Ellen Scott O'Connor, Robert Porter, Cathie Rowan.