Come, you nations, and adore the Lord.
For today a great light has come upon the earth."
Christmas Message from Archbishop Nolan ~ ‘May I wish you peace and joy this Christmas Season. A peace and joy that comes not from the world in which we live but from God. Every Christmas we are reminded that God is actively presentin our life. Each Christmas we are urged to recognise the love that God has for us. And it is knowing, in the depth of our heart, that we are valued and loved by God that gives us peace. Someone cares for us, and that someone is not just anyone, it is God. In this imperfect world we can’t avoid difficulties and problems. At Christmas we don’t cover these over with tinsel and fairy lights and pretend that all is well. But we do recognize that we do not face these challenges on our own, because God cares. We are valued and we are loved. We are not alone because God is with us. With my blessing for Christmas and New Year’.
Christmas Eve 5pm & 9pm (8.30pm Carol Service)
Christmas Day 10am (Children’s Choir) & 12noon
Masses for New Year
New Year's Eve – 5pm
New Year's Day - 10am & 12 noon
The crib in the church and the two cribs in our grounds will remain up for 40 days through to Candlemas on 2nd February. Why not keep yours up in your home until then? It allows us to adore the new-born Christ for longer. If you’re out for a stroll, call in for a wee prayer before our outdoor cribs.
Happy Christmas School Holiday! All at St Andrew's wish all children, young people and teachers a safe and happy Christmas school holiday.
Displayed in St Andrew’s ~ St Nicholas’ P7s’ fabulous nativity artwork. Huge thanks to them
Remember in your prayers – Gemma, Millie and Eleanor who are all journeying through RCIA to receive the Sacraments and become Catholic this Easter.
New Altar Servers needed to join our team at St Andrew’s. If you have received your First Holy Communion and are interested in becoming a Server, get mum or dad to let us know. There will be two training sessions on Sundays January (8th and 22nd) at 1pm in the church for this very special role.
We look forward to NET Ministry returning ~ ten young Americans who do great youth ministry work in schools and parishes. More details soon.
Primary Three Parents- First Confession Parents’ Meeting – Thursday 19th January 2023 at 6.30pm in St Andrew’s church.
Primary Four Parents- First Holy Communion Parents’ Meeting – Tuesday 31st January 2023 at 6.30pm in St Andrew’s church.
Primary Seven Parents- Confirmation Parents’ Meeting - Tuesday 28th February 2023 at 6.30pm in St Andrew’s church.
Looking for an opportunity to meet and socialise with other young adults? For info email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catholic Worker can collect, if necessary, and pass it on to someone who needs to get around as cheaply as possible.
If you have a disability that affects your attendance at church or participation in any of the liturgies, and would benefit from some assistance or adaptations being made, please let us know. Email: email@example.com or call 942 4635.
Emmaus supports formerly homeless people by providing a home and meaningful work on one of their social enterprises. If your old furniture, sofas, white goods and electricals are in good condition, Emmaus will collect for free. Call 0141 342 4089.
Laudato Si’ - On Care for our Common Home - It may well disturb us to learn of the extinction of mammals or birds, since they are more visible. But the good functioning of ecosystems also requires fungi, algae, worms, insects, reptiles and an innumerable variety of microorganisms. (#34)
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St Nicholas Care Fund. The projects funded are in the main to help children and young people, special needs’ groups and senior citizens. St Nicholas take home collection boxes available in the porch to be returned please by 15th Jan. Many thanks
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.
Images from Monsignor Ryan's Farewell Mass and Reception on this link.
St Andrew's is now registered with easyfundraising. You can raise FREE donations for the parish every time you shop online. Please take a moment to sign up and support St Andrew’s at https://tinyurl.com/standrews-easyfundraisingThank you so much!
A Coal Miners Video inspired by Bert Leitch, a poet from Maryhill. ‘Slavery, Mining and other Poems’ https://www.youtube.com/@awordinyourear. Bert died recently. May he rest in peace. Coal Miners understood the prayer “Out of the depths we cry to you, O Lord...Lord, hear our prayer!”
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/by email link (to all those on the Parish database) and on the noticeboards in the Church porch and the Church grounds.
St. Andrew’s lunch club - Thurs 5th Jan 12.30pm. Great the numbers attending are growing, but it means we are looking for more helpers. If you are able to help please contact Jim Cameron - 01419424439 or 07985129119
Before receiving Holy Communion, we are asked to make some preparatory act of reverence such as a bow.
For women affected by separation and divorce – next meeting of this confidential and peer support group is Fri 6thJan in St Patrick's hall, Dumbarton 6pm - 8pm. All new members are most welcome. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Forthcoming Special Collections – 8th Jan Justice & Peace; 15th Jan – NET Ministry
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.
Recently Dead: Brian Donaldson, Veronica Donnelly, Helen Henderson, Mary McIntyre, John Irons, Michael Lyons, Geraldo Puliri, Iain Stewart, Rosaleen Waddell.
Anniversary: Tilda Clarke, Bernard Connolly, Anne Gilbey, Jim McCourt, Ada C McAllister Murray, Patrick Murray, Agnes Reilly, Cathie Rowan, Rachel Russell, Paul Sheridan, Pat Tolland.