Meetings for St Nicholas' parents are:
- P4 First Holy Communion - Thursday 26th January
- P7 Confirmation - Thursday 23rd February
Please note too these two meetings below which will held in the church for all parents whose children are celebrating the Sacraments in 2023
- First Holy Communion Parents’ Meeting – Tuesday 31st January.
- Confirmation Parents’ Meeting - Tuesday 28th February
To all P3, P4 & P7 parents ~ Dates for your diaries
P3 SAS (St Andrew’s Squad) ~ Sundays 5th, 12th March & 23rd April.
P4 ~ Sundays 30th April & 7th May All 9.00am ~ 9.45am in the upper hall.
P7 ~ SAS & St Joseph’s CatClub Sunday 16th April 3pm – 5pm in St Andrew’s
Adoration for Vocations - On the first Saturday of each month prayers will be offered for an increase in vocations to the priesthood, consecrated life and the permanent diaconate during the usual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 10.00am till 11.00am. Please consider coming to spend time in adoration and prayer.
Altar Servers. There’s room for more newcomers (P4 and upwards); so, mums and dads, just get in touch and training can then be arranged. Next training today 22nd Jan at 1pm
Young people in P6 – S6 Please join us for NET Ministries Retreat. Sunday 5th February at beginning with 10am Mass, followed by group discussions and activities with the NET Team. Lunch will be provided. Please register here https://forms.gle/f4Adbemzjnft2NVu8
Between now and Easter, remember in your prayers, Gemma, Millie and Eleanor who are journeying through RCIA to receive the Sacraments and become Catholic this Easter.
Piety Stall ~ Could you occasionally help with serving in the Piety Stall ? We are particularly short of volunteers for the 10am Sunday morning Mass – if you could sometimes spare 10 minutes after this Mass to help, we’d be most grateful. The rota sheet for January, February and March is on the door of the Piety Stall.
Meantime, our sincere thanks to everyone who regularly volunteers to assist with running the stall. Any questions please call Anne MacIntosh 931-5861 or Annamaria Strachan 942-9799.
St. Andrew’s Whist Drive will resume on January 25th in the Lower Hall, from 2pm – 4:15pm. To welcome everyone back after New Year and to celebrate Burn’s Day, tea, coffee and party food will be served. Entry £2. Looking forward to seeing everyone. New members always welcome.
Charity New Ways works with the local community to support essential infrastructure and education projects around Turkana. Their lovely calanders didn't arrive in time for our Christmas sale but feel free to take one from the porch this weekend and offer a prayer for those in need
The statue of St. Michael the Archangel which is making its pilgrim way around parishes in Scotland will be with us from 22nd until 29th March. There will be a chance to pray before the statue, asking the intercession of the holy archangel, and placing our written petitions which will be remembered in the Masses celebrated while the statue is with us.
Key Holders - We need to establish a list of key holders to Parish Property. Unfortunately, I do not have one. Could those who hold keys to the Church, Halls or Chapel House let Brenda Murray firstname.lastname@example.org know by Tuesday 31st January what keys they hold. Many thanks. Fr Mackle
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.
Easyfundraising. Great the funds raised so far. You can raise FREE donations for the parish every time you shop online. Take a moment to sign up at https://tinyurl.com/standrews-easyfundraising
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/by email link (to all those on the Parish database) and on the noticeboards in the Church porch and the Church grounds.
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 – confidential and peer support Fri 3rd Feb St Patrick's, Dumbarton 6-8pm. email@example.com
Forthcoming Special Collection – 29th Jan – Assisted Parishes
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: Eileen Brady, Susan Cassidy, Mary Chisnall, Peter Ciarella, John Davis, Anne Higgins, Cathie McColgan, Mary Mollan, Douglas Orr,
Anniversary: Richard Binns, Kay Dolan, Sophia English, David Hay, Olwen Jones, Peter Lafferty, Marie Robertson, Gerard Tennant, Neil Bennett.