a kingdom of truth and life,
a kingdom of holiness and grace,
a kingdom of justice, love and peace."
We look forward to extending a very warm welcome to Archbishop Nolan, who will be with us for all the Masses next weekend.
We said farewell to Monsignor Ryan last week as he prepared to take up his new appointment in St Patrick’s, Dumbarton. We will, however, have a Mass of thanksgiving for him and a presentation which will be arranged as soon as possible.
Catholic Education Sunday – 27th November - reflecting upon the Synod theme of Participation, Mission and Communion. We look forward to welcoming pupils and staff from St Nicholas’ and Turnbull High, and we are delighted that Archbishop Nolan will be with us. A 2nd collection will be taken up to support the vital work of SCES. There’s also an appeal for teachers, so anyone who would like information on becoming a teacher in a Catholic school should please contact the Scottish Catholic Education Service: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Website Bulletin Subscriptions.Thank you to all those who have subscribed to receive the website bulletin over the last few years. Those who subscribed a while ago with "Feedburner" and no longer receive the bulletin could you please resubscribe on the bulletin page as "Feedburner" is no longer available. https://www.standrewsbearsden.co.uk/bulletin
Advent Appeal 3rd / 4th Dec Soup Run – Christmas Gifts for the homeless. You can support this by providing all items listed below in a gift bag - A hand written Christmas card, small selection box or pack of chocolates, hat, gloves, scarf, underwear, shampoo, shower gel, deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrush and ladies gifts to include sanitary products. Or provide any of the items on the list straight into separate bag provided. Many thanks for your support - Veronica McLaughlin and volunteers
Saint Nicholas' PA Christmas Fair 10th Dec in our upper hall 1pm until 4pm £15 a table and all other takings are yours to keep. Contact Natalie.email@example.com
Youth CYCLE CHALLENGE Sat 3 Dec from 12 noon in the Hall in aid of local foodbanks. P7 and older? Like to cycle from Nazareth to Bethlehem (150km/93m)? Go to the social media link or email firstname.lastname@example.org All donations will be gratefully received. Food donations can be handed in on 3 Dec.
St. Andrew’s lunch club - next lunch Thurs 1st Dec 12.30pm. All welcome. Do come along, relax and enjoy lunch and a good chat with friendly company.
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week - The church would betray its own love for God and its fidelity to the gospel if it stopped being . . . a defender of the rights of the poor . . . a humaniser of every legitimate struggle to achieve a more just society . . . that prepares the way for the true reign of God in history.Saint Óscar Romero
World Toilet Day - 19th November - How often do we count our blessings like having a toilet, an everyday essential that millions of people still don’t have? 1.7 billion people don’t have somewhere safe and hygienic to go to the toilet. In Ivory Coast, more than three-quarters of the population lacks a loo. But toilet twinning can transform lives. It’s simple, its fun but it's also really, really important. Our church has recently twinned its 4 toilets with 1 each in Afghanistan, Cote d’Ivoire, Honduras and DRC. To find out more and get twinning, visit www.toilettwinning.org
Before receiving Holy Communion, we are asked to make some preparatory act of reverence such as a bow.
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.
For women affected by separation and divorce – next meeting of this confidential and peer support group is Fri 2ndDec in St Patrick's hall, Dumbarton 6pm - 8pm. All new members are most welcome. email: email@example.com
Forthcoming Special Collections – 27th Nov Education Sunday; 11th Dec Caring Sunday.
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 from M&S, Byres Rd & Milngavie for delivery to Drumchapel & St Gregory’s Foodbanks, the Wayside Club & Aspire.
Parish Website – On the Bulletin page, click on “Subscribe” to get new posts/updates by email.
Parish Bulletin: Items for inclusion should be sent in by 6 p.m. on the Tuesday before publication. Copies of the bulletin are available on Facebook, Twitter, the parish website and the noticeboard in the Church porch.
National Prayer Campaign 27th Oct ‘22 – 27th Apr ‘ 23.10 million prayers for 10 million lives lost to abortion.You can pledge your prayers at https://www.spuc.org.uk/national-prayer-campaign Let us unite in prayer and build together a culture of life.
29 Club (200 Club) pre Christmas draw this month - top prize £1000 and 5 x £100. My thanks to those who have renewed their subscription. We still have small number yet to renew!! Vacancies available now with membership at £6 per month by standing order or £65 annual payment. Interested?? then speak to Fr. Joe or myself. Deadline for pre Christmas Draw - 25th Nov.
My thanks and take care. Brian Donnelly-F&F Coordinator Email –firstname.lastname@example.org Text - 07484 707750
St Andrew's & St Joseph's Mother and baby / Toddler Club –Thursdays term time in the Lower Hall 9.30-12 Noon
'In person' date for those who have still to attend part 2 safeguarding training. Thursday 1st December at Our Lady of Lourdes.
- The funeral Mass for Tom Reid will take place on Monday 21st November at 10am in the parish of the Immaculate Conception.
- The funeral Mass for Isabel MacDonald will take place in St Andrew's on Friday 25th November at 10am, with the funeral vigil on Thursday at 6pm.
- The funeral arrangements for Helen Henderson, Margaret Cerqua and Ian Hamilton will be announced when they are known.
Recently Dead: Margaret Cerqua, Esther Connolly, Beverley Currie, Stella Kennedy, Isabel MacDonald, Stephen McCusker, Martin McKenna, Tony McPhee, Tom Reid, Alice Smith
Anniversary: Catherine McAuley, Paul MacColl, Clare McTavish.