RCIA will begin this Wednesday 24th September at 7pm in the Hut. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Catholic Church, speak to Fr Mackle. Today, men and women from a variety of backgrounds are responding to the call to follow Christ and celebrate the Sacraments of the Church.
A Mission Appeal will be made at all our Masses next weekend on behalf of the Xavarian Fathers. The second collection will be our donation to help them in their missionary work.
Coffee Morning after 10 am Sunday Mass today. Please come along and join us. This month we are raising funds for Cafod’s (Catholic agency for overseas development) Syria fund.
October Devotions – Rosary and Benediction on Sundays at
Gillian Murray would like thank everyone for all their prayers and good wishes.
St Andrews Toddlers Group will resume on Thursday 2nd October 2014 from 10.30am til 12. Contact Caroline Flanagan with any enquiries.
Artists & Musicians for Mary's Meals. Fine Art Exhibition, Mackintosh Church, Queens Cross, G20 7EL. 7th to 10th October Live Music daily Wed 8th October Morgan Lee Band 7pm £10.00. Thurs 9th October Sandie Bishop and Friends Violin and Piano Recital 2pm £10.00. Fri 10th Oct Poetry Readings (donation) 2pm
Music and Crafts . House for an Art Lover Mon 27th October 11am to 9pm Artisans Fair. 2pm Virtuosi Recital. 7pm Lydia dr Rosa Singers. Tickets £10.00. Bookings email@example.com 0141 427 3400 or 0141 427 3245
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, firstname.lastname@example.org (339 4315)
The Sacraments—Reconciliation (First Confession), First Communion, and Confirmation. Parents intending to present children, who are in primary 3, for these sacraments are required to complete an application/enrolment form available in the porch. Please complete and return them by 12th October.
Service of Commitment for Primary Three Families at 10am Mass on Sunday, 26th October.
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.
Piety Stall Rota – We are short of volunteers to assist with serving in the Piety Stall, particularly after the Vigil Mass. If you could spare 15 minutes after Mass we would really appreciate your help. Rota for Sept / Oct / Nov is now on the noticeboard.
Any questions, please call Anne MacIntosh 931 5861 or Annamaria Strachan 942 9799.
Annual SPUC White Flower Appeal at all Masses on weekend 4th/5th October. SPUC works hard to promote a culture of life for beginning and end of life issues in Scotland. Its pro-life work involves challenging the Assisted Suicide legislation and backing the case of the Scotland-based midwives in their legal challenge to have their conscientious objection rights recognised and respected by hospital authorities. SPUC is also launching a petition highlighting the high number of wrongly certified abortion procedures taking place in the UK to be sent to the relevant Health ministers at Westminster and Holyrood. Its education and youth development work is continuing with great success. The second collection will be taken up to help support this very worthy and important cause.
Altar Servers’ Training Sessions. Fr Mackle and Chris Sanders, Altar Servers’ Organiser, would like to meet all Altar Servers to run through serving procedures at Mass. This is part of an exercise involving all participants at Mass, ie Readers, Extra-ordinary Ministers, etc. It is only necessary to attend one of the two sessions which are planned for today, Sunday 21st September and Sunday 5th October, lasting no more than one hour, from 1.30 pm till 2.30 pm.
Children’s Liturgy. All who help with and lead P1 – P3 & P4-P7, 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.
Grant Campbell, from Glasgow City Mission, is coming at 7pm on Sunday 21 September 2014 to Baljaffray Parish Church to talk about their work & the recruitment of volunteers.
Take a look at the new look archdiocesan website just launched this week. Visit www.rcag.org
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 email@example.com
Special Second Collections – 28th September, Xavarian Mission Appeal; 5th October, Pro-Life White Flower Appeal; 19th October, Mission Sunday; 9th November, Survive Miva; 16th November, Assisted Parishes.
Scotland’s Churches Trust will meet on 8th Oct in New Kilpatrick Church. Civic Reception in the Burgh Hall attended by Princess Anne. Volunteers needed between 2.45pm and 4.45pm to welcome any visitors to St Andrew’s. Please contact Brenda Murray 942 5512.
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: Vigil Mass for the Feast of Saint Padre Pio – Monday 22nd September at 7.30pm. All are most welcome.
Mass Attendance – 11 / 12 Sept. Vigil Mass - 143; 10am Mass - 318 ; 12 noon Mass – 150. Total – 611