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We extend a very warm welcome back to St Aloysius’ Schola with musical director, Ann Archibald, and organist Hugh Reid to today’s 10am Mass.
Confirmation Mass - Some 69 pupils will receive the outpouring of God’s Holy Spirit during the Confirmation Ceremony at St Joseph’s this Thursday.Keep them and their sponsors and families in your prayers. Pupils and sponsors are asked to be in and seated please for a brief practice at 6.30pm. Many thanks.
The Piety Stall has a large selection of cards and gifts on sale for the forthcoming Sacrament of Confirmation.A full range of Christmas stock on sale as well as a large selection of Advent calendars and candles.
A huge thank you to everyonewho came along and supported this year’s Christmas Fair last Sunday.Sincere thanks also to Veronica Maguire and the fabulous team who helped with serving the teas and coffees after both masses, to the providers of the home baking, to those who helped us set up and put away all of the tables and chairs and to everyone who helped us serve in the stall – we are extremely grateful to you all for your assistance.We are delighted to tell you that £371.30 was raised for the St Andrew’s Embroidery Group from the sale of teas, coffees and homebaking. A letter of thanks from SCIAF for sums raised is posted on the Narthex Board. Annamaria Strachan and Anne MacIntosh
Safeguarding Code of Conduct. All volunteers within St Andrew’s including those who do not require PVG, please collect from the sacristy your copy. A copy is displayed on the noticebaords in the church and hall next to the Safeguarding poster.
St Andrew’s Feast Day Celebrations– 30thNov 10am Mass followed with free Teas / coffees and St Andrew’s feast day cakes served in the lower hall.
A musical celebration of the festive season. Kelvin Choir Christmas Concert. St Andrew’s Church. 2ndDec 3pm. Tickets at door. See poster for more details.
Please save the date! Advent Reflection and Prayer Service in the Church -Thursday 13 December at 7.30pm. Readings, prayer, music and candlelight - a brief, peaceful escape from the sometimes hectic world of Christmas preparations. The service will last for approximately one hour followed by light refreshments in the Upper Hall. Come on your own, with a friend, or with your family.Everyone is welcome!
Nightfever –for all young people of St Andrew’s and St Joseph’s. You are warmly invited to take a short time out and enjoy a calm hour of reflection with adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in candlelight and uplifting music on 9th Dec 6-7pm. There will be refreshments afterwards. We need volunteers for a number of short readings. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org- 942 4635
Feast of St Nicholas– 6thDec. 10am Mass in the school (with blessing of the St Nicholas Embroidery Panel). Parish’s morning Mass will be at 9am.
Children’s Choir – December 9th, 16th and 25th. All at 10am unless otherwise stated.Any queries, please contactAnnamaria Strachan 01419429799/07749715514- email@example.com
Bearsden Bank Changes - Standing Order Many thanks to our request for parishioner consideration in changing personal plate offerings to standing order. Your response has been excellent!! If you are still thinking it over we have standing order forms suitable for Gift Aid and Non Gift Aid donors in the porch area – Finance team members at this Mass will be available to help if needed.
Justice and Peace Scotlandhave produced a short video to support the current campaign against human trafficking and modern slavery in Scotland. It’s called‘Open Wound’ and can be found on you tube by searching for ‘open wound'. Its purpose is to highlight that Human Trafficking or slavery, happens all across Scotland, in rural areas as well as in towns and cities. J&P group
Christmas Reachout will be delivered to around 1300 homes in the parish during the coming weeks. Sincere thanks to the Editorial Team, Messengers, Area Leaders, Messenger Coordinators and Date base manager for all their much appreciated and good work. If Reachout is not deleivered to your home, and you would like to receive a copy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. It is also available on this site here
This year, a Christmas card will be delivered to around 600 new homes which are being built in various areas in the parish. Sometime next year, a Welcome Card will be delivered to all new homes.
St Nicholas’ Primary Parent Association Christmas Fayre1st Dec 1.30pm - 3.30pm St Joseph’s Church Hall £2 per adult - includes hot drink and mince pie £1 per child - includes drink and biscuit. Come along and browse our wonderful selection of stalls, maybe even buy a Christmas Gift, whilst enjoying a hot drink and a mince pie. Look forward to seeing you. St Nicholas’ Parent Association.
Primary Three Parents- First Confession Parents Meeting - 17th January 2019 at 7pm in St Nicholas’ Primary.
Primary Four Parents- First Holy Communion Parents Meeting 31st January 2019 at 7pm in St Nicholas’ Primary.
The P4-P7 Children’s Liturgy is looking for some young helpers.If you are doing the Duke of Edinburgh Awards or the Caritas Award you will receive credit towards your award or if you would like to just volunteer your help would be greatly appreciated. Volunteers should be in at least 3rdat High School. if you would like to assist with the P4-P7’s Liturgy at the 10 O’clock Mass on a Sunday please contact Fr Mackle or Sharon Warner at email@example.com
To mark the centenary of the passing of the Education (Scotland) Act 1918,Professor Stephen McKinney from University of Glasgow’s School of Education will give a talk on the hundred year history of Scottish Catholic Education in the Upper Hall on Thursday 6thDecember 2018 from 7pm until 8.30pm. Tea and coffee will be served and there will be an opportunity for discussion and questions during the evening. Please come along to what will be a very informative evening.
Church Cleaning Team - Towards the end of the summer twelve Parishioners responded to a request in the bulletin and volunteered to clean the church. The team is divided into three groups working on a rota, cleaning the church on a Thursday at a time which suits each group.The team would like to be in a position to clean the church every week. In order to do this without asking the current members to clean more than once a month four more volunteers are required.Do you an hour and a half that you could give to this task once every four weeks?Are you and some friends looking for a rewarding social activity then join the church cleaning team and every fourth Thursday help to clean the church either during the day or in the evening at a time which suits you? If so speak to Father Mackle.Thank you.
SCIAF News Did you know that you helped to raise £3.2 millionthrough the WEE BOX, BIG CHANGE appeal this year? A sincere thanks to all who contributed. out more in the SCIAF Parish Newsletter, free to collect at the back of the church. (J&P Group)
Special collections: White Flower – 2nd Dec; Caring Sunday – 16th Dec.
St Andrew’s Christmas Party Sat 8th Dec, 2-4pm, in St Andrew’s upper hall. TEA & COFFEE, MINCE PIES, KIDS’ ENTERTAINER, SANTA. Donation of a present to Santa will be gratefully received - please mark it boy or girl and suitable age – this will go directly to a local charity.Tickets £6 per family. Available from Aura (07881445565) or Karen (07868062313) at the Toddlers & Pre school club, Thursdays 12:15-2:30.
Soup Run Christmas Gift Appeal Gift bag orgents gloves, hat, scarf, socks and underwear, toiletries, chocolates, mince pies will be gratefully received. Please place in the large box in the porch by Sunday 9th Dec. Christmas card with a short message isSoup Run - Friday 14th Dec - if youto join us for carols or to come along to the soup run during the year, please let us know and come to the lower hall at 7pm. Veronica McLaughlin 07812 406691
27th Nov– Cluster – 7pm – St Joseph’s
29th Nov– Baptism Talk – 7pm – Upper hall
3rd Dec– Deanery – 11am – St Joseph’s
5th Dec– RCIA – 7pm - Hut
6th Dec– Catholic Education Centenary Talk – 7pm - Hall
7th Dec– Legion PPC Planning – 6pm - Hut
Please remember in your prayers those in need, those who are sick, and those in hospital.
Recently Dead— Margaret McKechnie, Guiseppina Spadi, Ellen Neeson
Anniversaries--Tom McGarry, Charles McGarry, Clare McTavish