and from all their distress he rescues them."
Primary 6 Day Retreat - 1st Nov Led by our Youth Ministry Team and assisted by the class teachers, Caritas candidates and Pope Francis Faith Award participants.
All Saints Day– Tuesday 1st Nov– Holy Day of Obligation – Masses – 10.00 am. and 7.00 pm. Mass in St Nicholas' School 11am for pupils and staff only.
All Souls Day– Wednesday 2nd November – Mass - 10am.
Today is World Mission Sunday – ‘Supporting our brothers and sisters in Ethiopia’ The 2nd collection is for the Annual Mission Appeal -. Giftaid Mission Appeal slips available plus QR code option too for making a donation. Visit www.missioscotland.com
Mass for all the faithful departed - Sunday 6th Nov 12noon. 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 upper hall after Mass. Mass will be offered up every day during November for the Holy Souls.
National Prayer Campaign 27th Oct ‘22 - 27th Apr ‘ 23. 10 million prayers for 10 million lives lost to abortion. You can pledge your prayers at www.spuc.org.uk/national-prayer-campaign Let us unite in prayer and build together a culture of life.
St Andrew’s Christmas Fair - Sunday 20th Nov after 10am and 12 noon Masses, with some stalls after the Vigil. This will be similar to pre-pandemic years, with a selection of parish charities at the event. Could parishioners who would like to host a stall please contact either Anne MacIntosh (931 5861) or Annamaria Strachan (942 9799) before Sunday 30th October to confirm. All profits from the Piety Stall go to Church funds.
Piety Stall Volunteers needed for the 10am Sunday Mass for 15 minutes after this Mass. Helping occasionally when it suits you would be most appreciated. Any questions please call Anne MacIntosh 931-5861 or Annamaria Strachan 942-9799.
St. Andrew’s Whist Drive will take place on Wednesday 26th October in the Lower Hall, from 2pm – 4pm. Tea and coffee will be served. Entry £2. Looking forward to seeing everyone. New members always welcome.
St Gregory’s Foodbank’s two information sessions Tue 1 Nov from 2.30-3.30pm & Wed 2 Nov from 7-8pm at St Gregory’s G20 8DP. Tour of the foodbank included. Contact Eileen on 07734051473 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Our SPRED group meets in St Andrew's Hall on alternate Wednesday evenings at 7pm. The group consists of trained catechists and learning disabled friends who are aged 21+. Our catechists and friends are parishioners of St Andrew's and St Joseph's. Sadly we have lost 3 very dear friends in the last 4 years, Joseph RIP, Richard RIP, and Andrew RIP. A SPRED group usually consists of 6 special friends. We have 2 spaces available. Please help us to find 2 new friends. Please contact Lorna Donnelly 942 0696 , firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Youth CYCLE CHALLENGE Sat 3 Dec from 12 noon in the Hall in aid of local foodbanks. P7 and older? Like to cycle from Nazareth to Bethlehem (150km/93m)? Go to the social media link or email email@example.com We would welcome donations for the foodbank which can be made on donations form available at the back of the church, which will also be available at the Christmas Fair on 20 Nov. Food donations can be handed in on 3 Dec.
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week – If you want God to hear your prayers, hear the voice of the poor. If you wish God to anticipate your wants, provide those of the needy without waiting for them to ask you. Saint Thomas of Villanova
Laudato Si’ - On Care for our Common Home - One particularly serious problem is the quality of water available to the poor. Every day, unsafe water results in many deaths and the spread of water-related diseases, including those caused by microorganisms and chemical substances. Dysentery and cholera, linked to inadequate hygiene and water supplies, are a significant cause of suffering and of infant mortality. (#29)
Justice & Peace Scotland in conjunction with The Church of Scotland and Scottish Christians Against Nuclear Arms (SCANA) are holding a peace witness at the North Gate of Faslane Nuclear Base on Saturday 29th October at 1pm. Joining us will be Archbishop Nolan, President of Justice & Peace Scotland and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland.
Come along and join in our peaceful witness against nuclear weapons.
Provision of marriage counselling. If you are an experienced counsellor, the Bishops’ Conference Commission for Marriage and the Family offer you an interesting opportunity to broaden your professional practice. You will be provided with CPD training to help equip you with the role. Interested? Please call 07706 063936 to have an initial chat.
Children’s Choir ~ for all P4-P7s of the parish .Older children S1-6 who have missed out because of the pandemic, are most welcome to join too. Please contact Annamaria Strachan (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions and/or to sign up.
Just a reminder to all P3 & P7 parents. Sacrament of Reconciliation & Confirmation enrolment forms to be handed in, please, asap - by Sunday, Oct 30, at the latest.
St. Andrew’s lunch club - next club lunch Thurs 1st Nov 12.30pm in the upper hall . All welcome. Do come along, relax and enjoy lunch and a good chat with friendly company.
Before receiving Holy Communion, we are asked to make some preparatory act of reverence such as a bow.
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.
For women affected by separation and divorce – next meeting of this confidential and peer support group is Fri 4thNov in St Patrick's hall, Dumbarton 6pm - 8pm. All new members are most welcome. email: email@example.com
Forthcoming Special Collections – 27th Nov Education Sunday; 11th Dec Caring Sunday.
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 from M&S, Byres Rd & Milngavie for delivery to Drumchapel & St Gregory’s Foodbanks, the Wayside Club & Aspire.
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 and the noticeboard in the Church porch.”
Turnbull Times: Latest edition on this link
Recently Dead: Margaret Anderson, Pat Coll, Florence Edwards, Luke Farrell, Michael Jennings, May Leese, Elaine Moffat, Peter O’Rourke, Mary Purcell, Bernadette Pugh, Maurice Quinn, Anna Rossi, Ronnie Thumath, Carrie Turley.
Anniversary: Margaret and Gerald Fleming, Con McConville, Maureen McRobbie, Maureen Morton.