Family Fun Night - Saturday 20th September. Food, bingo and quizzes to suit the whole family. In the upper hall 7 til 10.30 pm. byob. Tickets - £3 per adult, £2 per child. Please contact David and Veronica Maguire email@example.com or text 07884468212. Many thanks.
SPRED (Special Religious Development) has been part of the pastoral and catechetical life of the Archdiocese since 1984. Our parish group is a small community of faith meeting on Wednesday evenings during school term from September to May. We would welcome new volunteers to become companions in faith to our friends who have a learning disability and help them take their rightful place within the parish community. A series of three introductory evenings for new volunteers starts on Tues 9th September. Why not come along to the first one and give it a try - there's no commitment at this stage. More information on the SPRED website - www.spred.org.uk - or from Catherine (942 6984) or Lorna (942 0696)
St Andrew’s Primary PTA is hosting a Quiz Night on Friday 12th September in the school hall from 7pm until 11pm. Entry is £5 which is payable on the door (BYOB, glasses and snacks). All welcome. Please note that a pre-requisite isn’t a broad range of general knowledge, it’s a fun evening out and a great excuse for a get-together. Come along yourself and join a table or please feel free to arrange a team !
St Margaret of Scotland Hospice Midnight Walk Ladies only 5K Saturday, 6th September. Great Western Retail Park. Walk from midnight on Saturday along the A82 and Great Western Road, starting from the Great Western Retail Park and returning from the Kilbowie Roundabout. Registration is £15 per adult and £5 per accompanying child (aged 8-16), a minimum of £30 sponsorship should be raised by every adult participant. Register by visiting http://www.smh.org.uk/walk. or pick up an application / sponsor form from the porch.
Padre Pio Prayer Group: Every Monday except Holiday Mondays, at 7:00pm. No meeting on 25th August Bank Holiday. Next Meeting 1st September.
Gift Aid claim recently brought in a fantastic £13,947.50 for parish funds. Do you pay tax? Do you gift aid? For every £1 you contribute to St Andrew’s, the parish can claim back an extra 25% of what you give, at no extra cost to you. If you have an income (wage, salary, pension or investment income) on which you pay UK income tax, HMRC will add 25p for every pound you give. Gift Aid Declaration forms available in the porch.
St Andrew’s Whist Drive will be held on Monday 25th August 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.
Parish Bus Trip to Carfin for the National Pilgrimage. Some seats still available. Sunday, September 7th. Bus will leave parish at 1pm and return approx. 7.30pm. £3. Mass at 3pm. Rosary procession at 5pm. There’s a good cafeteria at Carfin, or you might want to take a packed lunch. Please sign sheet in porch or mention to Dorothy MacLean, if you would like to go.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Catholic Church, speak to Fr Mackle, who will be happy to talk you through the RCIA process. To be baptised, confirmed and come to share in the Eucharist is possible at any age! Today, men and women from a variety of backgrounds are responding to the call to follow Christ and celebrate the Sacraments of the Church.
Baptism Course. The next preparation morning course will be on Saturday, 4th October at 11am in the Lower Hall for parents and Godparents. If you are looking to make arrangements to have your child baptised, please speak to Fr Mackle.
Special Second Collections – 14th September, Assisted Parishes; 28th September, Xavarian Mission Appeal; 5th October, Pro-Life White Flower Appeal; 19th October, Mission Sunday; 9th November, Survive Miva; 16th November, Assisted Parishes.
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)