St Andrew’s Whist Drive will be held on Monday 24th November in the Lower Hall at 7.30pm. All, including beginners, will be made very welcome. We are very friendly and would love to see you there, whatever your ability. Please contact Susan Morrison on 0141 563 7959 or 07580086381 for more information or just come along for a great night.
Nomination Forms for Parish Pastoral Council membership will be available in the porch next week. Please think about who you would like to nominate to become a member. We are particularly looking for parishioners who would represent, on the PPC, the youth of the parish.
Remember the Dead—The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is 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.”
Turnbull Times—Pick up from the porch a copy of Turnbull’s most recent newsletter.
An Advent Challenge – many people, less than a mile from us, are hungry. Can we help? Yes. If each person attending weekend Mass in St Andrew’s could bring just one food item each week in Advent, we could make a difference. Tins or packets of everyday food and household goods are in great demand, especially those food items which can be heated without using a lot of fuel. The need is real. Please help.
Regarding the pastoral practice of young children who haven’t made their First Communion being given a blessing at communion time, parents please note that Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are commissioned only to distribute the Body and Blood of Christ to the faithful. Parents who wish their child to receive a blessing must come forward in the communion line to the priest.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, who visit the sick and housebound of the parish, please note the change of date. The next meeting will now be Thursday, 27th November at 7pm in the chapel-house.
St Andrew’s Primary Open Day – 5th December. All are most welcome to visit.
Registration of children for St Andrew’s Primary 2015/2016. Monday 12th – 16th January 2015. 1.30pm – 3.00pm. See noticeboard for more details.
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 of folk 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. We are delighted to tell you that £180.00 was raised for “Inclusive Skating” from the sale of teas, coffees and homebaking. Annamaria Strachan and Anne MacIntosh
Five things I can do to promote Vocations to the priesthood as a teacher. Please pick up a copy of the ‘five things’ leaflet from the porch.
St Andrew’s Day this year, in the Church’s liturgy, is transferred to the 1st December, as the 30th is a Sunday. We will celebrate our parish feast day at the 10am Mass on Monday, 1st December. Free Teas / coffees and St Andrew’s feast day cakes will be served in the hall after Mass. All are invited.
Poinsettias for Christmas. Once again, we are appealing for poinsettias to help decorate the sanctuary for Christmas. If you would like to donate a poinsettia, it would be gratefully received. Please hand it in to the church the weekend before Christmas. Many thanks.
Survive-Miva is very grateful for the parish’s generous donation of £1342 in response to their recent appeal.
For your information. Levy calculation 2014/15. St Andrew’s is obliged to pay to the archdiocese £4517 per month for the archdiocesan Levy and National Contingency Fund.
Justice & Peace Day - "The Open Wound: Slavery in the Modern World" - speakers: Jenny Marra, MSP and Canon Robert Hill - 29 Nov, Ogilvie Centre, Rose Street, from 11am until 3.00pm. Coffee from 10.30 am. Lunch provided. All are very welcome.
Next Baptism Preparation Course will be on Saturday, 6th December at 11am in the Lower Hall. Parents and Godparents are asked to attend.
Preparation for the Sacraments. Thursday 15th January. 7pm. Upper Hall. For parents of children preparing for Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Thursday 29th January. 7pm Upper Hall. For parents of children preparing for First Holy Communion.During the Season of Lent - Sacrament of Reconciliation (First Confession)
Sunday 10th May 12noon First Holy Communion
Sunday 17th May 12noon First Holy Communion
Sunday 31st May 3pm Thanksgiving Service for First Communicants
The Christmas Soup Run - Friday 12th Dec. We are appealing for gifts of gents toiletries (soap, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.), socks, underwear, scarves, gloves etc. A box will be available at the back of the church for collection. No soup or sandwiches will be required that evening. Instead we would be grateful for donations of mince pies! If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call Phyllis Littlejohn on 0141 570 1343.
Little Arts of Love for Mary’s Meals Art Exhib. See poster in porch for details.
Light Up A Life – St Margaret of Scotland Hospice. 30th November at 6.30pm. Pick up a leaflet from the porch.
Fabric & Finance Coordinator – We are looking for someone to take over from Brian Donnelly as Fabric & Finance Coordinator from January 2015. If you would like to discuss this, please contact Brian on 942 6085 or Father Mackle on 942 4635.
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)
Padre Pio Prayer Group: Monday at 7.00pm. Mass will be celebrated on 24th November at 7.30pm. All are most welcome.
Mass Attendance – 15/16 Nov. Vigil Mass - 132; 10am Mass - 363 ; 12 noon Mass – 155. Total – 650.