Many thanks St Andrew’s J&P group.
Catholic Education Week – 31st Jan – 6th February. Theme “Learning to be Merciful”. News, information and good resources for teachers, parents and students resources at www.sces.org.uk. Pick up a copy of SCES Newsletter featuring news of recent and forthcoming developments in education. A special message from Archbishop Tartaglia will be read at all Masses on Education Sunday, 31st January, and St Andrew’s and Turnbull High will be invited to attend and take part in the 10am Mass. Come in and enjoy tea, coffee and cakes afterwards --- all free.
Revised cluster arrangement of St Andrew's, St Benedict's, St Joseph's, and St Laurence's. A joint spiritual Lenten event for all four parishes is being organised, as well as a social event, which will take place sometime in June. More details to follow soon.
World Youth Day meeting for candidates and their families in the upper hall on Sunday 7th Feb at 11am. Youth planning meeting this Monday 25th Jan at 7pm in the chapel-house.
The St. Andrew’s Squad - (S.A.S.) for all children in the parish preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Please come along and join us next Sunday 31st January from 9.00 – 9.45am in the Lower Hall. Any queries please contact Margaret Hendry on 563 9993.
Sacrament of Reconciliation – Times for First Confession for Primary Three. During The Season of Lent (10th Feb – 27th March). Saturdays 10.30am – 11.00am; & 5.15pm – 5.45pm; Sundays 9.15 – 9.40am. Family members are encouraged too to take the opportunity to go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
First Holy Communion for the Primary 4 children of the parish will be celebrated on Sundays 15th & 22nd May at the 12noon Masses. This Thursday 28th January at 7pm in the Upper Hall, there will be a preparation meeting for all parents.
The Parish Census Team thanks all those who completed a census slip last weekend. If you have still to complete one, they’d be very grateful if you would do so this weekend. Forms are available in the porch. Many thanks.
Faith Formation Group met recently to organise Evening Lenten Reflections, Scripture reflections after weekday Lenten Mass, as well as faith formation sessions during the Easter Season. More details to follow soon.
Nullity of Marriage – If you wish (or someone you know wishes) any information about approaching the tribunal to see about a declaration of nullity of marriage then please speak to one of the priests. Remember too that the marriage tribunal no longer charges fees, so that for most people there will be no costs involved.
Many thanks to the Hut Ladies for their very generous donation £200, which will be added to St Margaret's Crib Fund.
For support, motivation and lots of fun, join our fitness classes every Wednesday in the upper hall at 10am. Call Rosemary on 01416397477 for details.
Annual statistical return for 2015 – Baptisms – 30; adults who became Catholics – 1; Confirmations – None; First Communions – 36; Marriages – 7; Deaths – 24; Estimated Catholic Population – 3500. November Census Mass Attendance – 619.
Year of Mercy – the Chaplet to the Divine Mercy is prayed daily in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel after 10am Mass. Just takes a few minutes. Invite someone you know back to Mass in this Year of Mercy. All of us know someone who has stopped going to Mass. Invite someone you know who no longer attends to return in this special Year of Mercy.
Support in bereavement - Following on suggestions made at the Parish Consultation last April, a Support in bereavement Group has now been set up in the Parish and is willing to help anyone seeking assistance. If you have suffered a bereavement (not necessarily recently) and feel you could benefit from talking to someone about it, please speak to Father Mackle or Monsignor Ryan.
Dates for Children's Choir January 31st; February 14th, 21st; March 13th, 20th; May 8th, 15th; June 12th, 19th Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 07749715514 /firstname.lastname@example.org
Helpers Needed - Children’s Liturgy at the 10am Sunday Mass is for P1 - P7 Children. It is designed to cover the Gospel of the day at a level the children can understand and enjoy. It is enriched with prayers and usually a Gospel related activity. The aim is to make the children’s experience of church meaningful. P1 - P3 children gather in the upper hall, and P4 - P7 in the lower hall. If you are interested in helping out, please email Richard Hartley Richard.Hartley@glasgow.ac.uk
RCIA – please keep in your prayers Jackie and Geoff Harrison who are journeying through the RCIA process of becoming Catholics this Easter.
Next Special Second Collection – 31st Jan – Education Sunday.
Maryhill Foodbank –All donations gratefully received.
January Meetings –Deanery 25th at 11am; Youth Planning 25th at 7pm; P4 Parents – 28th at 7pm; Halls committee 28th at 7.30pm.
Padre Pio Prayer Group meets on Mondays at 7pm. All welcome. For information or interest, please contact Kay Dick 0141 942 7771 or Kate Hay 0141 931 5154.
The Legion of Mary meets Tuesdays at 7.30pm in the Hut. New members always welcome.
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Margaret McGuire, Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Louise Dolan, Charlie Melly, Ronald Coia, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Baby Eva Berrey, Marie Moy, Margie Cornyn, Michael Moss, Russell Rodger, Hil Black, Alexander Pate, Patricia Swiatek, Kelly Ann MagGuire Ramsay
Recently Dead—Marcos Vidal, Liam O’Flynn, Rita Poli, Frank McCormick, Joe Smith, Elizabeth Engelman, Eugene Gribben, Bridgette Long.
Anniversaries—Catherine Dolan, Bill Smith, Thomas & Agnes Cannon, James Brady.
Months Mind—Mary Moss