and the one who humbles himself will be exalted."
October Devotions ~ Come along and pray the Rosary at the outdoor statue of Our Lady in front of the church ~ Sundays at 4.30pm. ‘Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God’
Children’s Liturgy: each week in the form of a video of the week’s Gospel reading. This is an excellent resource for parents to use until the children’s liturgy at Mass resumes. Available at: https://www.rpbooks.co.uk/celebrate-following-your-faith
All Saints Day– Monday 1st Nov– Masses – 10.00 am & 7.00 pm.
All Souls Day– Tuesday 2nd November – Mass - 10am.
Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed - During the month of November, 30 Masses will be offered for all the faithful departed. The November Lists for the Deceased are available in the porch.
All Saints Day Mass for St Nicholas’. Primary 7 pupils will be attending Mass in the church at 11am, which will be live streamed to all the others back in class. Due to East Dumbartonshire Council’s Covid restrictions, 11am Mass will be for pupils and staff only.
Mass for all the faithful departed takes place Sunday 7th Nov at 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. Mass will be live streamed.
The church will be open Saturdays 10am – 11am from 6th Nov. Call in and enjoy the peace and quiet. Confessions available throughout .
Buchanan Lodge Nursing Home. Mass will be celebrated in the home on Tues 2 Nov 2pm.
Daily Rosary will resume from Monday 1st Nov at 9.30am. Mondays in the church (live streamed), and Tuesday to Friday 9.30 a.m. in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.
St Aloysius' College Open Evening. - 4th Nov. To register visit staloysius.org. We look forward to welcoming back to our parish the College's schola on Sunday 21st Nov
The Scottish Catholic magazine – copies available fortnightly priced £2. The magazine’s social media accounts are @thescotCatholic on Twitter and @ScottishCatholic on Facebook.
YOUTH COP26 fun activities afternoon today for P5 – S3 ~1pm -3pm. Bring a recyclable packed lunch. Soft drinks will be provided. All Covid-19 restrictions observed. Don't miss this fun time. Look out for the drone that will be filming your COP26 plastic bottle messages.
Climate Change Sunday 6/7 Nov. COP26 Walk to Worship ~ walk, cycle or scoot to the Vigil or Sunday Mass, if you can. An opportunity to take climate change action! Thinking about the God given air that we breathe and doing our bit to make the beauty of creation cleaner.
Poster Competition time for P1-P4 ~ theme WALK TO WORSHIP. Let your imaginations run wild by designing a Climate change poster. All entries should be made electronically/scanned and sent to email@example.com by 7th Nov at 12 noon. Prizes available for best poster in the categories of P1/2 and P3/4 – good luck!
Climate Change Sunday - 7th Nov. 10am Mass will be a focus on praying for COP26 - praying that all the political leaders seek to embrace the changes needed to foster a more sustainable society - praying that at their Glasgow meeting they will commit their nations to the care of the poorest and most vulnerable in our world. COP26 starts 1st Nov, All Saints' Day. Let us unite our prayers with all the prayers of all the saints in heaven, praying that the world's leaders will be committed to hearing the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.
Annual Torchlight Procession - 54th anniversary of the Abortion Act - 28th Oct, gathering at George Square, with Rosary at 6.30pm, followed by the Procession at 7.00pm. Mass will be held in St Andrew’s Cathedral at 7.30pm. Celebrant - Fr Ryan Black.
We are delighted to announce that the St Andrew’s Parish Christmas Fair will take place on Sunday 14th November after the 10am and 12 noon Masses. As always, all profits from the Piety Stall will go to Church funds. Due to current circumstances, arrangements for this event will be a bit different to those held in the past. There will be a one-way system with attendees entering one door to the hall and leaving via another door in the hall. May we kindly request that attendees wear masks, unless exempt, and bring cash to pay for their purchases as there are no card machine payment facilities, thank you. Could parishioners who would like to host a stall please contact either Anne MacIntosh (931 5861) or Annamaria Strachan (942 9799) before Sunday 31st October November to confirm.
Church Ventilation System ~ We have had new timer programmers installed in the church, which automatically switch on the church's fresh air ventilation and extractor fans for all our scheduled Masses. These fans are timed to be on for a period of time before, during and after each Mass. With the church's ventilation system now operating daily, the exit door near the organ will now not require to be opened, especially during the winter months. Just a reminder as well that we still have two sizeable sections of the church dedicated for social distancing at each service. The stewards are always happy to assist, should you wish to be seated in this area. Plus, with us faithfully following all the precautions over these months, thankfully, no cases have been traced back to the church.
March with SCIAF 6th Nov and unite with climate activists ~ let your voice be heard during COP26. Location: Kelvingrove Park. Time: 12 noon.
In this Year of St Joseph, please visit our sleeping St Joseph statue. You can write out a petition and place it under the statue. Let St Joseph ‘sleep on it’.
Peer Support Group for Women Of Faith Affected By Separation or Divorce meets first Friday of each month at 6p.m. at St Patrick's Church Hall, Dumbarton. For information contact Tricia Imrie on 07970928028. Please note, the meeting in Nov will be on Fri 12th.
The Pope's Twitter (@Pontifex) and Instagram (@Franciscus) ~ worth following for topical issues.
Pope’s monthly video ~ a great resource of contemporary commentary by the Holy Father on current issues. Available at https://thepopevideo.org/
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 Website – On the latest page and bulletin pages, click on subscribe for a daily summary of the previous day's posts.
Parish Bulletin: Items for inclusion should be sent in by 12 Noon on the Wednesday before publication. Copies of the bulletin are available on Facebook, Twitter, Instgram, the parish website and on our exterior noticeboard.
Please remember in your prayers those in need, those who are sick and housebound and those in hospital.
Recently Dead: Raymond Appleby, Kathleen Bannatyne, Agnes Cole, Kazimierz Franusiak, Maria Giovanazzi, Anne Montague, Theresa McKeon, Marie Queen, Betty Waddell.
Anniversaries: Raymond Bruce, Margaret and Gerald Fleming, Margaret McKinstray, Annie McTaggart, Maureen Morton.