Parish Feast Day Monday 30th November 10am Mass followed with Free Teas / coffees, sandwiches and feast day cakes served in the hall. All are invited. Monsignor Ryan will celebrate Mass for the school’s feast day at 11am in St Andrew’s Primary.
Congratulations to Nick Pryce on receiving Ministry of Lector last Sunday at the Cathedral. Keep Nick in your prayers as he continues his studies and training for the permanent diaconate.
Frank Trias CP will be ordained on Sat, 12th Dec at 11am Mass in St Mungo’s, and celebrate his Mass of Thanksgiving here in St Andrew's at 10am on Sun, 13th Dec. All are invited to both Masses. Keep Frank in your prayers these weeks as he prepares for Ordination. Please note, there will be no 10am Mass and Confessions on Sat, 12th Dec, and no 12noon Mass on Sun 13th Dec.
Our parish SPRED group will be leading the Liturgy at the 12noon Mass on Sunday 6th December. Please come and join us at our special Mass, and afterwards in the Upper Hall for tea/coffee and chat.
Keep Christ in Christmas – stickers for Christmas cards available in the porch. They’re free. Please take as many as you need. Caring Christmas Trees on sale 11th and 12th December at Bearsden Baptist Church. See poster in porch. Profits being used by Bethany Christian Trust in their work with vulnerable families in Glasgow. Visit www.caringchristmastrees.com
Thank you - We received a lovely letter from Mary’s meals thanking us for the fabulous sum of £2,261 donated to their Feed Our Future appeal. As the sum raised is eligible for the UK Aid Match scheme, Mary’s meals will benefit to a total value of a £4,522 which will make a huge difference. The letter is displayed on the notice board in the porch. Many thanks for your generosity.
Remember the Dead—The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is being offered up every day during the month of November for the Holy Souls. Remembering the souls of the faithful departed, and praying for them is a “holy and wholesome thought.”
Next meeting of the Carers' Coffee will be this Tuesday, 24th November at 2.30pm in Rose and Grants Cafe Bearsden Cross. All are very welcome. Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 0141 942 9799—a. firstname.lastname@example.org
Mass for Vocations on the Feast of St Andrew, Monday, 30th November at 7pm in St Andrew’s Cathedral. Celebrant: Archbishop Tartaglia. All are welcome.
A huge thank you to everyone who came along and supported this year’s Christmas Fair last Sunday. Sincere thanks also to Veronica Maguire and the fabulous team who helped with serving the teas and coffees, to the providers of the home baking, to those who helped us set up and put away all of the tables and chairs and to everyone who helped us serve in the stall – we are extremely grateful to you all for your assistance. A special thank you also to Anne Ferguson for her kindness and hard work with donating so many beautiful gift sets to sell in aid of Parish funds. We are delighted to tell you that £245.00 was raised for “Alzheimer Scotland” from the sale of teas, coffees and homebaking. Annamaria Strachan and Anne MacIntosh
Open Bethlehem compelling documentary captures the city of Bethlehem as it has never been seen before. This Wed 25th Nov in St Joseph’s 7.00 for 7.30 pm. Entry: suggested donation £5 & free to students and includes pre-screening refreshment.
Newman Association: “Family Fortunes; What now in the Year of Mercy?” A talk by Fr Jim Lawlor at The Ogilvie Centre, Rose St. at 7.30pm this Thurs 26th Nov. All welcome. Non-members: admission £3. Includes refreshments. See poster in porch.
Advent Reflections First one – this Thursday, 26th November - Mary the Mother
of Jesus in Paul and Mark – exploring how Mary is portrayed in the New Testament - led by Dr Noel Donnelly. Part of our Adult Faith Formation Programme 7:00 – 8:30 pm in the Upper Hall. Tea and coffee will be served. See this week’s flyer for all details.
Toddlers and Lunch Club – Thursdays. Contact Caroline Flanagan 07867 862022 Last meeting Thurs 17th Dec. The St Andrew’s Family Christmas Party will be on Sat 5th Dec 2pm till 4pm.
Children’s Choir dates - December 12th (Carol singing at ASDA – P6 and above) & 13th, 20th & 25th. Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 01419429799/07749715514 email@example.com
Christmas Soup Run will be on Friday 11th Dec taking hot drinks and mince pies on our visit to the gentlemen at the Bellgrove Hotel. We also hope to take Christmas parcels of toiletries, underwear, socks, books and sweets - 60 parcels hopefully! Your donations will be gratefully received. If parcels could be wrapped and labelled with contents that would be very helpful. Please place in box in the porch. The folk group will provide a Carol service which is always appreciated. We will be represented at Sign Up Sunday; if you wish any more information just ask. Any excess food or gifts will be distributed to local charities in Glasgow. e.g. Maryhill Foodbank or the Wayside Club. Many thanks for your wonderful support throughout the year.
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Margaret McGuire, Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Peter Crainie, Paul Connolly, Louise Dolan, Charlie Melly, Ronald Coia, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Baby Eva Berrey, Marie Moy, Margie Cornyn, Michael Moss, Russell Rodger, Eileen Tully, Ann Graham
Recently Dead—Leo Burns, Alex Reilly, Brendan McBride, Annie Cliffe, Stanko Fajdiga, John McKenzie, Grace Duggan, Mary Harkin, Rose Hughes, Joseph Carrigan
Anniversaries—Jack Mulhern, Mary McCafferty, Mark Brady, Charles McGarry, Margaret Monaghan.
Months Mind—Mary Moss, Maureen Morton