A very warm welcome to Fr Brandon of The Society of African Missions (SMA Fathers) who is visiting our parish this weekend to speak to us about their Mission Appeal.There will be a second collection taken up to support the SMA Fathers in their missionary work.
Nick Pryce will take the next step toward becoming a Permanent Deacon during a special ceremony called Institution of Acolyte at 12noon Mass next Sunday 29th January in St Andrew's, Cathedral. All are most welcome to attend. Keep Nick and Trish and their family in your prayers.
Burns Supper and Ceilidh - There are still plenty of tickets available for this coming Saturday’s Family Burns Supper and Ceilidh, as part of the Parish’s Golden Jubilee celebrations, which is being run in conjunction with St Andrew’s Primary PTA. The caterer and the St Roch’s Ceilidh Band are booked so it promises to be a great night. All families and friends of the parish and school are very welcome to attend. There will also be a Scottish hamper raffle and a Tuck Shop. Tickets are on sale in the Piety Stall after every Mass, priced at £10 per adult and £5 per child (BYOB), which includes a two course meal. Please contact Anne on 07866 009078 for more details.
The St. Andrew’s Squad - (S.A.S.) for all children in the parish preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Please come along and join us on Sunday 5th February from 9.00 – 9.45am in the Upper Hall. Any queries please contact Margaret Hendry on 563 9993
Dates and Times for Primary Three Sacrament of Reconciliation - During The Season of Lent (4th March – 9th April) Saturdays 10.30am – 11.00am; & 5.15pm – 5.45pm; Sundays 9.15 – 9.40am.
First Holy Communion for the Primary 4 children of the parish will be celebrated on Sundays 14th & 21st May at the 12noon Masses. This Thursday 26th January at 7pm in the Upper Hall, there will be a meeting for all parents.
Thank you to the parishioner for the £1000 donated anonymously to help with our Golden Jubilee costs.
Passkeepers Meeting – Thurs, 2nd Feb at 7pm in the Upper Hall. Format - half hour meeting in the hall informally discussing any issues and suggestions, followed by a Eucharistic Service in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel lasting about 20 minutes. Tea and coffee will be served during our meeting.
St Andrew’s Primary’s group of enthusiastic Eco gardeners will be visiting the Jubilee garden again on Thurs 26th Jan to check how the recently planted bulbs and plants are coming on.
Support in time of bereavement - for anyone seeking assistance, who is suffering a bereavement (not necessarily recently) and feels they couldfromtalking to someone about it, St Andrew’s Support in Bereavement Group is holding a Drop In Meeting in the Hut (behind the Chapel House) on Thursday 2nd February at 7.30 pm and will make you most welcome.
Parish Retreat to Iona/ Oban - 25-27 August 2017 - as part of our 50th Anniversary celebrations, we are gauging interest in a short retreat to Oban and Iona. Details and a sign up sheet are in the porch. If you are interested, please sign up by today, Sunday 22nd January at the latest to allow booking to be confirmed.
St Andrew’s 50th Anniversary Art Exhibition. An Appeal to all artists and aspiring artists in the Parish. You are invited to create a piece of art (tapestry, installation, photograph, pottery etc.) The theme is ‘Come and See – the life and work of St. Andrew and St. Andrew`s Church’.
Your work could focus on history of the life of St. Andrew, architectural features of the Church, Parish activities, etc. All artwork should be handed in at the Sacristy no later than Palm Sunday, 9th April 2017. Thank you. Catherine Dunipace firstname.lastname@example.org
Dementia Awareness Campaign - Our Parish has signed up to endorse and participate in the Scottish Catholic Observer’s Campaign on creating more ‘Dementia Friendly’ Parishes. As such over the course of the year we will be working with Alzheimer Scotland on various initiatives to obtain an accreditation. If you have any views, concerns or if you have an interest in Dementia and would like to assist with the project or if you are Caring for someone with Dementia and would like advice or assistance please contact: - Anne O’Donnell, tel: 01360 312544, Email: email@example.com, Fr Mackle or Monsignor Ryan.
SPRED - Have you ever considered becoming a SPRED catechist? You can find out more about this sometimes challenging but always rewarding work, with no commitment at this stage, at a series of four Tuesday evenings starting on 31 Jan. at the SPRED Centre in Provanmill. More information from Catherine (942 6984 or 0771 386 1889)
Drumchapel Foodbank – In this our parish’s Golden Jubilee Year, let us heed the words of Pope Francis: “We have to state that there is an inseparable bond between our faith and the poor. May we never abandon them”. Collection boxes are taken from the porch every Monday morning. All items such as cans of food, pasta and toiletries are gratefully received.
For Primary 3 Families - Preparation for First Confession All P3 children and their parents, (grandparents also, if they wish) are asked to attend an important preparation meeting on Thursday 23rd February 7pm-9pm in the Upper Hall, which will be led by the Salesian Sisters and their team.
The Legion of Mary will be visiting families in the parish who have had the celebration of a baptism recently. The Legion meets Tuesdays 7.30pm in the Hut. New members always welcome.
Children’s Choir - 19th February (Education Sunday); 12th & 19th March; 14th & 21st May; 11th & 18th June. Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 01419429799/07749715514 /firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Second Collections – 22nd Jan – SMA Fathers; 19th Feb – Education Sunday.
St Andrew’s Parish lending library is in the porch and is pleased to offer books and DVDs for your spiritual journey and faith formation.We hope that many will make use of the books and DVDs available. There is now a sign out / sign in notebook on the bookcase.
Youth Committee – Tues 24th Jan at 7pm
RCIA – Wednesday 25th Jan at 7pm
Eco Jubilee Gardeners – Thurs 26th Jan at 1pm
Caritas – Thurs 26th Jan at 7pm
P4 Parents – Thurs 26th Jan at 7pm
Reaching Out – Fri 27th Jan at 10.30am
Fabric & Finance – Tues 31st Jan at 7pm
Bereavement Support – Thurs 2nd Feb at 7.30pm
Cluster – Mon 6th Feb at 7pm
Halls Committee – Mon 6th Feb at 7.30pm
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Louise Dolan, Ronald Coia, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Joan Davis, Margie Cornyn, Patricia Swiatek, Gilbert O’Rourke, Joseph McDermid, Charlie Harper, Bruce Davidson, Paul Sheridan, John Gerard Miller, Maureen MacIntosh, Davie Peacock, Anne Rodgers, Diarmid O’Hara, Barbara Holland, Michelle Rajab, Matthew Craig, Maurice Boyce, Margaret Kieran, James Keegan, Martin Reynolds, Maura Murphy, Isabelle Cox, Corrine Miller, Maria Giovanazzi.
Recently Dead—Liz Duncan, Catherine O’Ren, Dick Rahn, Irene Inwood, Mary McGuire, Fr. Bernard Connell, Sean Mulrine, Harry McIntyre, Margaret Serabian, Helen Ryan, Mary Rose Power.
Anniversaries—Bill Smith, Ruby & Richard Gibson, Ian Fitzpatrick, Catherine Dolan, Peter Lafferty.
Month’s Mind--Mary Moss