Update to Archdiocesan Parish Clustering Initiative St Andrew’s, St Benedict’s and St Joseph’s
Primary 6 Retreat Day, this Thursday 27th Oct will be led by the Salesian Sisters, who will be assisted by the parish’s Youth Ministry Team. Theme – Living My Faith retreat day will provide the young people with opportunities to develop their awareness of God’s presence in their lives, and how this affects their relationship with others.
Thanks to all who came along and supported last Sunday's coffee morning for SCIAF. The sum raised was £136. Many thanks for your continued generosity and support and to all those who helped clear away at the end. Veronica and David Maguire.
Preparing for Advent 2016 – Canon Michael McMahon will be providing two talks at 7pm on Thursday 10th and 17th November in the Upper Hall to help us prepare for Advent. All most welcome. See poster for more details.
Annual Mission Sunday Appeal this weekend. We pray for the Church in her mission to proclaim God’s Mercy throughout the world. For the second collection, those who Giftaid are kindly asked, please, to use a Giftaid Mission Appeal envelope available from the porch. This will add 25% of the value of your offering at no extra cost to yourself.
Church Halls—Both halls are available at weekends for birthday parties, christenings, anniversary parties, fund raisers, weddings and funerals. For further details, please visit the web site on http:/www.standrewsbearsden.co.uk/church-halls.html or call the Halls Letting Secretary on 07528 425 698
Mass for all newly married couples of 2016 will be held on Sunday 13th November at 3pm in St Andrew’s Cathedral. A personal invitation has been sent from Archbishop Tartaglia to all couples married in 2016.
October Devotions - Rosary and Benediction - Sundays at 4.30pm.
Mass of Commitment for Primary Three families will be at 10am next Sunday 30th October.
Parents Meetings – First Confession, 12th January 2017 at 7pm. First Holy Communion, 26th January 2017 at 7pm. First Holy Communion – Sundays 14th and 21st May at 12noon Mass.
Holiday to Donegal including visit to the Marian Shrine at Knock. Staying at the 4 Star Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny. 7th – 11th November. Pick up at Roman Rd. Cost - £259. If interested, contact 942 4635.
St Mary’s, Kinnoull has reopened. All newly furnished and available for retreats and times of recollection. Equipped with Wi-Fi and step free access throughout, and a good standard of catering is maintained. Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org for further information
The Cardinal Winning 39th Charity Ball - 2nd December at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Tickets £80 each includes 5 course dinner, dancing, cabaret and an auction conducted by Mr Andy Cameron. In aid of SPRED, The Mungo Foundation and the St Nicholas Care Trust. Contact details: Mary O’Neill 07910 712 501 Ellen Glasgow 0141 418 9000 or email@example.com
For those aged between18 and 35 – Faith-Filled Sunday evenings 7pm at the Ignatian Spirituality Centre, Scott St, Garnethill. Free food. BYOB. Visit www.facebook.com/iseglasgow
Drumchapel Foodbank – Donations of items of sustainable foods eg tins, pasta, cereals, toiletries, e.g toilet rolls, kitchen rolls always gratefully received. Collection boxes in the porch are taken every Monday morning to the Foodbank. Thank you for your help.
Mass for the Dead of the Past Year – takes place on Sunday 6th November at 12noon Mass. The families of those who have lost a loved one over the past year have been invited but, of course, everyone is welcome who wishes to pray for those whom they have lost. Refreshments will be served in the hall after Mass.
Support in bereavement Group - anyone seeking assistance, who is suffering a bereavement (not necessarily recently) and feels they could benefit from talking to someone about it, please speak to Father Mackle or Monsignor Ryan.
Annual Pro-Life Torchlight Procession this Thursday 27th Oct beginning at 6pm from George Square followed with a Mass in the Cathedral. All most welcome
Ladies' Glamorous Night in Aid of the White Lily Fund which raises money
for Cancer Research in the West of Scotland— Friday 18th November at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Champagne Reception, Stalls, Dinner and Dancing. Tickets £50.00 each. Ladies only, so why not get together with some friends and take a table of 10. For more information and tickets, please contact Angela Bruno on 07730615045
Upcoming Meetings: 28th Oct at 10.30am – Evangelisation / Reaching Out; 31st Oct at 11am – Deanery. 1st Nov at 7pm – School Council; 7th Nov at 7pm – Youth Ministry Team;
Safeguarding Training - Volunteers who work in the parish with children and/or vulnerable adults, who haven't been free to attend previous safeguarding training meetings, are asked to attend on 14th November 7-9pm at 196 Clyde Street, G1 4JY. To book, please contact Claudia.firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 226 5898.
Children’s Choir - November 13th, December 11th, December 18th, December 25th (to be confirmed). Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 01419429799/07749715514 - email@example.com
Forthcoming Special Collection : 13th Nov – Assisted Parishes.
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Louise Dolan, Ronald Coia, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Baby Eva Berrey, Joan Davis, Margie Cornyn, Patricia Swiatek, Gilbert O’Rourke, Joseph McDermid, Charlie Harper, Bruce Davidson, Paul Sheridan, John Gerard Miller, Maureen MacIntosh, Davie Peacock, Kay Reilly, Anne Rodgers, Diarmid O’Hara, Rosemary Queen, Barbara Holland, Michelle Rajab, Matthew Craig, Maurice Boyce, Margaret Kieran, James Keegan.
Recently Dead—Michael Reilly, Edward Pierce, Bella Forbes, Adrian Boyd, Shonna Byrne, Bishop John Mone, Shawn Hamilton, Pegghy MacRae
Month’s Mind—Mary Moss
3 Month’s Mind—Margaret Minor
Anniversaries—Maureen Morton, Charlie Whitelaw, Isabelle Whitelaw, Margaret & Laurie Barnes, Kathleen Muir