Festive Teas and Coffees—Today Sunday 20th December—Please join us for mince pies and tea/coffee/mulled wine after 10.00 a.m. Mass in the Upper Hall. This is the last coffee morning of this year, so please join us if you can. All funds raised today will be for the St. Nicholas Care Fund.
Christmas Masses: Vigil Mass 5pm, Christmas Eve Carol Service at 11.30pm followed by Mass at Midnight. Christmas Day – 10.00am (children’s choir) and 12.00pm.
Year of Mercy Advent / Christmas Confessions -
21st Dec - 10.30 - 11am & 6-7pm.
22nd Dec - 6-7pm. 23rd Dec. 10.30 - 11am .
24th Dec - 10.30 - 11am & 6.30- 7.30pm.
Christmas Day - 9.15am – 9.40am.
Boxing Day 10.30am – 11.00am & 5.15pm – 5.45pm.
27th Dec - 9.15am – 9.40am.
Big Clean for Christmas: In preparation for Christmas the Church will be cleaned this Wed 23rd Dec after 10am Mass. We are looking for as many volunteers as possible (men as well as women) to come along and help with this essential task.
Poinsettias for the sanctuary for Christmas will be gratefully received. Please hand in this weekend. Many thanks.
A huge thank you to everyone who attended St Andrew’s Family Christmas Party and for their generosity and support. The hall was full, and the children who attended very generously donated 70 gifts to SVDP who were so appreciative. A great time was had by all. Many thanks and a very Happy Christmas to everyone.
New Year's Day Mass - 10am -- Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
St Andrew’s Primary Carol Service – this Tuesday 22nd Dec at 10am in St Andrew’s church. All are most welcome. Please note, morning Mass will be at 9am.
Once again, many congratulations to Father Frank Trias CP.(gallery on this link) His ordination last Saturday in St Mungo's was such a joyful, moving and uplifting occasion. It was a great joy too and a delight for our parish community to have Fr Frank celebrating his “First Mass of Thanksgiving” last Sunday morning at St Andrew’s. Fr Frank has been appointed to serve at Mount Argus Parish Passionist community in Dublin, and we wish him every happiness in his first appointment, and in the years ahead serving the people of God. We are very grateful to Father for his kind gift to the parish of a first class relic of St Charles of Mount Argus, from whose powerful intercession we pray we may benefit. Let us continue to pray for vocations - for more priests. And a very sincere thanks to all those who helped organise last Sunday’s First Mass (it was great to see a full church) and for the wonderful reception in the hall afterwards. A most enjoyable time was had by all last weekend.
Please let us know if you are a Caritas or Duke of Edinburgh pupil. We would like to compile a list for the Easter Reachout along with a feature on the World Youth Day candidates.
Preparation for the Sacraments.
Thursday 14th January at 7pm in the Upper Hall for parents of children preparing for Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Thursday 28th January at 7pm in the Upper Hall for parents of children preparing for First Holy Communion.
Parish 50th Anniversary - 2017, marks the 50th anniversary of the foundation of St Andrew’s parish. We’d like to mark this with a number of celebrations over the course of 2017 that, together, will appeal to our whole parish community. Whether you’ve got some great ideas or are willing to be involved in helping organise, we’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch with Father Mackle, Monsignor Ryan or any member of the PPC with your ideas.
Many thanks for the gift of £100 which was given anonymously for church redecoration.
Special Second Collections – 27th Dec – Pro-Life; 3rd Jan – Justice & Peace; 31st Jan – Education Sunday.
Unity Supper at New Kilpatrick Halls on Wed 20 Jan 7.15. Tickets £9.50 from Margaret Sanders 942 7519. Speaker – Gemma Lamarra, SCIAF’s Outreach Manager.
Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord - 28 Families who, over the past year, have had a celebration of the Sacrament of Baptism, have been invited to come together for the 10.00 a.m. Mass on Sunday 10th January. After Mass, there will be refreshments served in the parish hall to which everyone is invited. We look forward to this occasion.
1st Anniversary Service The Queen Street Tragedy 12 noon, Tuesday 22nd December in Glasgow Cathedral. All are most welcome. Light refreshments will be served afterwards at The Lord Todd, University of Strathclyde
Children’s Choir dates - December 20th & 25th. Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 01419429799/07749715514 firstname.lastname@example.org
Connect & Encourage—Christian Solidarity Worldwide. Greetings card campaign. Would you like to send a card to someone persecuted / imprisoned for his / her beliefs? List of addresses available in the porch.
A huge thank you to all who took part either singing or handing out leaflets at the ABC Carol Singing in ASDA last Saturday. St Andrew's was represented by both adults and children from our children's choir. The fantastic sum of £445.64 was collected, which will be split equally between Glasgow City Mission & Maryhill Foodbank. £222.82 will be spent on groceries and delivered to the Foodbank.
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Margaret McGuire, Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Paul Connolly, Louise Dolan, Charlie Melly, Ronald Coia, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Baby Eva Berrey, Marie Moy, Margie Cornyn, Michael Moss, Russell Rodger, Eileen Tully, Hil Black, Alexander Pate, Patricia Swiatek.
Recently Dead—Katie McGowan, Margaret Gallacher, Alice Sinclair, Tommy Quinn, Greta Ward
Anniversaries—Patsy Shiels, Rebecca and John Shiels, Francis Xavier Deighan, James McKean, Pat Tolland, Mary Moss