Primary Three Sacrament of Reconciliation - During The Season of Lent (18th Feb – 29th March) Saturdays 10.30am – 11.00am; & 5.15pm – 5.45pm; Sundays 9.15am – 9.40am.
First Holy Communion for the Primary 4 children of the parish will be celebrated on Sundays 10th & 17th May at the 12noon Mass. All parents are asked to attend a preparation meeting on Thursday, 29th January at 7.00pm in the hall. Remember that children can only make their First Holy Communion if they have already been Baptised and made their First Confession.
Parish Pastoral Council - next meeting Thurs, 5th Feb 7pm in the hall. If anyone has any matters they would like discussed, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
A trip to Lake Garda / Venice / Padua from 7th -16th September. St Stephen's, Dalmuir, would be delighted to have St Andrew's parishioners join them on this trip. Pick up a leaflet from the porch for full itinerary or contact Isabel.email@example.com - 952 2855 or firstname.lastname@example.org 562 9164. Organised by Alba Tours.
An Appeal to all artists and aspiring artists in St Andrew’s. You are invited to create a piece of art (tapestry, installation, photograph, pottery etc) in response to part of the Holy Week story. It could be a scene from the scriptures, or one of the Stations of the Cross. The choice is yours. Your piece of art will be part of an exhibition which will be mounted in St Andrew’s on Monday of Holy Week, and thereafter in New Kilpatrick Church until Easter Monday. This is a good opportunity particularly for those in the primary and secondary schools. Organised by the Association of Bearsden Churches. Speak to Fr Mackle if you are interested in taking part.
Diamond Dance in aid of the White Lily Fund which raises money for cancer research in the west of Scotland. Following upon the success of our Ladies Night in November, we are hosting a dance on Sat14th March at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. It will be an evening of enjoyment with a champagne reception, followed by dinner and dancing......and the men are invited to this one but it's not solely for couples, we are happy for tables of women only, men only or mixed too. Why not get some friends interested and take a table of 10? As always, it will be a great night. Tickets £150 per couple; £75 per person. Why not get together with some friends and take a table of 10? Contact Angela Bruno Angelabruno48@hotmail.co.uk 07730615045 or Veronica Maguire or 07884468212 or email@example.com. We'd also like to take this opportunity to thank the parish for their very kind donation to the White Lily Fund, which was January's chosen 'Coffee Morning Charity'. It is very much appreciated.
Catholic Education Week – 8th – 15th February. Theme “Proclaiming the Joy of the Gospel”. Good liturgical 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, 15th February, and the schools will be invited to attend and take part in the liturgy. Coffee Morning after 10 am Mass will combine with the usual monthly coffee morning and it’s free. Please come along and join us. Donations of home baking (no nuts please) always gratefully received.
January’s Coffee Morning Many, many thanks to everyone for all the wonderful donations of home baking we received for January's coffee morning. It was amazing and hugely appreciated given the large turnout. Also, many thanks to the helpers and to all who attended, for your support. Veronica and David Maguire
Calling all home bakers !! We are looking to set up a 'bank' of home bakers who might be willing to do some simple baking e.g. Scones/a fruit Loaf/ cup cakes, for each or any of our coffee mornings, even baking one item for one coffee morning would be a great help. It's not a huge commitment as the coffee mornings are usually on the third Sunday of every month and there are no coffee mornings in May or July. If you are keen on baking, then please offer your help and contact Veronica Maguire :- firstname.lastname@example.org or 07884468212
Volunteers wanted. We are looking for more volunteers to help with the monthly coffee mornings. We are hoping to have enough to ensure that you would only be on duty at one coffee morning per year. If you are willing to help, please contact Veronica Maguire :- email@example.com or 07884468212
Thank you. On behalf of the White Lily Fund Charity, I'd like to thank the Parish for the wonderful donation of £200 you gave us from January's Coffee Morning. It is very much appreciated. Angela Bruno, President.
Holocaust Memorial Day The 27th of January commemorates the liberation of Auswitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. This brought to an end one of the darkest periods in human history when the Nazi state tried to eliminate all Jews, gypsies and homosexuals, amongst others. More recent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur remind us of the need to keep the lessons of the past in our hearts. Genocide does not just take place on its own, it’s a steady process which can begin if discrimination, racism and hatred are not checked and prevented. - See more at here.
Children’s Choir 8th & 15th March, 10th May, 14th & 21st June. Any queries, call Annamaria, 942 9799 / 07749715514 or firstname.lastname@example.org
RCIA Please keep in your prayers Jennifer Aire, Carolanne MacDougall and Alison McDonald, who are engaged in the RCIA process of becoming Catholics this Easter.
Our parish’s annual statistical return for 2014– Baptisms – 32; adults who became Catholics – 2; Confirmations – None; First Communions – 38; Marriages – 3; Deaths – 16; Estimated Catholic Population – 3173 . Registered Catholic Population – 2900. November Census Mass Attendance – 561.
Mass attendance – 17 / 18 January – 555
Rite of Acceptance into the Order of Catechumens for our candidates who are engaged in RCIA will be celebrated at 10am Mass on Sunday, 1st February.
Children's Liturgy - there will be a meeting for all helpers after 10am Mass in the hall on Sunday 1st February.
Your Wee SCIAF Box will be available soon. UK Government will match every pound donated to SCIAF’s 50th anniversary Wee Box, Big Change appeal this Lent.