(9.30 p.m. Carol Service with choir for Christmas)
Midnight Mass in St. Joseph’s Milngavie
Christmas Day 10.00 a.m. (Children’s Choir) and 12 noon
Masses for New Year—New Year’s Eve--11.30 p.m. followed by Seasonal Refreshments.
New Years Day 10.00 a.m.
10pm Mass on Christmas Eve– Similar to last year, as we feel that an earlier time is better suited for many people, there will be no Midnight Mass for Christmas 2018, and instead there will be a Mass at 10pm. The Christmas Carol Service will begin at 9.30pm. In our parish cluster, there will still be at 12 Midnight Mass in St Joseph’s.
Confessions for Christmas - Dec 23rd 9.15 - 9.40am ; Christmas Eve – 9.15-9.40am & 6-7pm; Christmas Day - 9.15 - 9.40am. Pick up from the porch a Confession in Advent
Annual Crib Donationsare vital for the solvency and running of St Margaret’s as the UK’s only Catholic adoption agency. St Margaret’s take home Crib Boxes available in the porch to be returned, please, by 2ndFeb. Your generosity will be greatly appreciated.
St Margaret’s Adoption Society: We are currently looking to recruit prospective adopters. If you have ever thought about adoption as a way to grow your family and would like to know more, please contact our office for a chat with one of our friendly and experienced staff on 0141 332 8371 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday Vigil Mass- Beginning Saturday, January 5th2019, the Saturday Vigil Mass will begin one hour earlier. For a trial period, Mass will begin at 5pm. Sacrament of Reconciliation will be 4.15pm – 4.45pm. These new times will be reviewed after six months.
Invite someone you know back to Mass this Christmas. All of us know someone who has stopped going to Mass. Invite someone you know, who no longer attends, to think about coming along this Christmas.
We look forward to all families, who have had a celebration of Baptism within the past year, gathering together for the 10am Mass Sunday, 13th January. After Mass, there will be refreshments served in the parish hall to which everyone is invited.
Soup Run-Massive thanks to all who kindly donated gifts and food for our December visit to homeless in the east and west end of Glasgow. Thanks also to musicians & singers for leading the carol singing. A good night was had by everyone and was very much appreciated. Next soup run is on Friday 4th January - Lower Hall open from 6.30pm. All help welcome.St. Andrew’s soup run.
Carol Singing at ASDA -St Andrew’s parishioners were in fine festive voice, along with members of other Bearsdenchurches, helping to deliver some Christmas cheer to ASDA shoppers last Saturday. The fantastic sum of £294.84 was raised, which will be given as a cheque to ASDA who will turn it into food for Drumchapel Food Bank.
The 2019 edition of The Western Catholic Calendaris now on sale in the piety stall, priced £3.20.
Padre Pio Payer Group Meetingresumes om Monday 14thJanuary 2019 at 7pm after the Christmas and New Year holiday.
Youth – Next youth events for our two parishes – Sunday 27thJanuary – NET Ministry will lead a Faith/Fun Day for our young people beginning with 10am Mass in St Andrew’s through to 2pm. On Saturday 16thMarch, there will be a Youth Fun Evening with games, open mic, disco and food in St Joseph’s.
Upcoming 2ndcollection– 6thJan – Justice & Peace.
Primary Three Parents- First Confession Parents’ Meeting - 17th January 2019 at 7pm in St Nicholas’ Primary.
Primary Four Parents- First Holy Communion Parents’ Meeting 31st January 2019 at 7pm in St Nicholas’ Primary.
FIND for young people S5 – 25. Discussion, prayer and pizza. Every Thurs 4pm – 6.30pm in 196 Clyde St.
FORMED for P7 – S4. Chance to meet new friends. Prayer and Pizza. 4.30pm – 7pm in 196 Clyde St. Every 1stFriday. Pick up an info card from the porch. Visit www.rcagyouth.co.uk
The Monday Club for Senior Citizens – enjoy friendship, entertainment and afternoon tea. Baptist Church Roman Rd – 2nd& 4thMonday of the month 2pm. Transport available if required. Tel Roan Armstrong 956 4318. A Bearsden Churches Together Project.
'Save the Date' The Unity Supper will take place on Wednesday 6 February 2019.More details in the New Year.
Emmaus Glasgow provides living and workspace for up to 24 previously homeless companions and is located in Hamiltonhill. of furniture welcome. Call 0141 353 3903.Mon—Sat to collect for free.
Lord, Make Me Know Your Ways- Could God be calling you to serve as a priest? Please get in touch to find out more about discerning your vocation. Monthly evenings of discernment take place at Turnbull Hall. For information and details, please call Fr Ross Campbell on 339 4315. Email: Ross.Campbell.email@example.com
St Nicholas Trust Boxes- Please return by Jan 13th.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament– each Saturday from 10.30am until 12.30pm. Please consider coming to spend some time in adoration and prayer each Saturday.
The P4-P7 Children’s Liturgyare looking for some young helpers.If you are doing the Duke of Edinburgh Awards or the Caritas Award you will receive credit towards your award or if you would like to just volunteer your help would be greatly appreciated. Volunteers should be in at least 3rdat High School. if you would like to assist with the P4-P7’s Liturgy at the 10 O’clock Mass on a Sunday please speak to Father Mackle or contact Sharon Warner at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bearsden Bank Changes - Standing Order—if you are still thinking over changing your personal plate offering to standing order, we have standing order forms suitable for Gift Aid and Non Gift Aid donors in the porch area. Thanks again—Brian Donnelly ST A—F & F Co-ordinator -
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Daily Mass is celebrated in St Andrew’s Monday to Saturday at 10am. All are most welcome. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is every Saturday from after 10am Mass until 12.30pm
Drumchapel Foodbank. Collection boxes from porch are delivered every Monday morning. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
Church Cleaning Team –We still need a few more volunteers please to complete a 4 week rota. Would you be free for an hour and a half on a weekday afternoon once a month to help with church cleaning? If so, speak to Father Mackle.Thank you.
The Befriending Serviceis looking for volunteers in the Bearsden/Milngavie area as befrienders to individuals who live in the local area who would describe themselves as either lonely or isolated and would benefit from having conversations with someone for a couple of hours once per fortnight. If you would like to help then contact: Brian McDermott your local Resource Worker on: 0141-345-0432.
Recently Dead— Tommy Burke, Gerald Docherty, Anna Rossi, George Hill, Frances Emerson, Tommy Black, Margaret Windgate, Michael Cole, Kathleen Gaire, John Gorman Senior.
Anniversaries—James and Anna McKean, Maisie & Sheila Kelly, Pat Tolland, Francis Xavier Deighan.