as I lead them back."
A talk on Pope Francis, the Synod, Family Life and Evangelisation will be given by Bishop John Keenan, Bishop of Paisley, in the Upper Hall at 7:00pm this Thursday 29th October 2015. Bishop John's talk, which is part of our parish's Adult Faith Formation programme, will begin with tea and coffee and there will be an opportunity for questions and discussion afterwards.
Sign Up Sunday. St Andrew’s parish needs you. Help us put in place what you have asked for.We need volunteers for existing and new ventures, especially
New ; Youth commission existing; St Vincent de Paul
Transport to Mass Piety stall
Bereavement support Legion of Mary
Social activities group Justice and peace
Without your help we cannot take everything forward. Come to Sign-up Sunday, upper hall, 28/29 November.
Do This In Memory of Me – the latest vocations initiative in the archdiocese. Visit www.rcag.org.uk or find it on facebook. Vocations Mass – 7pm on 30th November in St Andrew’s Cathedral. If you think God may be calling you to the Priesthood, and for information on evenings of Catechesis, Prayer and Fraternity to help discern your vocation, please contact Vocations Director, Fr Campbell, firstname.lastname@example.org (339 4315)
Jubilee Year of Mercy Art Exhibition – Call to Artists – Proposals are invited by 2nd Nov. For full details and to download an application form, visit www.agap.org.uk
Parish Clustering Plan - encouraging parishes to share resources and talents and work together to evangelise. This is a three year programme, which you will hear much about in the future. The proposal is that St Andrew’s be clustered with St Joseph's. Our PPC will meet on 5th Nov to discuss this. Parishioners comments welcome – please email Tricia Carroll email@example.com 2015 -2018 Parish Clustering Plan available on this link.
Altar Servers. Any young member of the Parish (who has made his/her First Holy Communion) who would like to become an Altar Server is invited to contact Chris Sanders (942 7519) or Fr. Mackle, who will gladly take your details. Training sessions are due to commence soon.
LEPRA Appeal. A representative from LEPRA, the charity which does so much work for sufferers with leprosy, will make an appeal at the end of all Masses next weekend, 31 Oct / 1 Nov. Please see the LEPRA poster in the church for more details.
Pro-Life Prayer Campaign Torchlight Rosary for the repeal of the 1967 Abortion Act - this Thursday 29th October in George Square. Assemble 6pm. Mass at 7.30pm in St Andrew’s Cathedral.
What does Catholic Social Teaching have to say about Scottish Independence? A talk by Professor Jim Gallagher, The Ogilvie Centre, St Aloysius Church, Rose Street, G3 6RE at 7.30 pm on Thursday 29 October. All welcome. Non-members: admission Â£3 - includes refreshments.
Children’s Choir dates - November 8th & 15th, December 13th, 20th & 25th. Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 01419429799/07749715514 firstname.lastname@example.org
During a special ceremony called Institution of Lector, Nick Pryce will take the next step toward becoming a Permanent Deacon. All are invited to this ceremony, which will take place on Sunday, 15th November at 12noon Mass in St Andrew's, Cathedral. Keep Nick in your prayers.
Holy Souls Day – 2nd Nov. As well as Mass at 10am, there will be an evening Mass at 7pm.
Mass for the Dead of the Past Year – takes place on Sunday 8th November at 10am Mass. 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. Refreshments will be served in the hall after Mass.
Krakow WYD 2016. If interested in attending, call the Youth Office on 226 5898 or speak to Fr Mackle. Cost around £800. Parish will sponsor 50% and also support any fundraising. WYD prayer cards available in the porch. Visit www.WYD2016.
Parish Census Planning – Mon 26th Oct. 2pm.
Messengers Meeting – Mon. 2nd Nov. Lower hall. 7.30pm.
Parish Pastoral Council – Thurs 5th Nov. Upper Hall. 7pm.
Extraordinary Ministers who visit housebound – Tue 10th Nov. 7pm.
Liturgy Group – Tues 17th Nov. 7pm.
Fabric & Finance – Thurs 19th Nov. 7pm
Parish Musicians and Cantors - Thurs 12th Nov. 7pm .
Halls Committee – Mon 23rd Nov at 7.30pm
First Friday Mass – we look forward to welcoming Primary 5 & P5/4
Monthly Ecumenical Meeting of Bearsden ministers and priests will be hosted by St Andrew’s on Tues 3rd Nov at 11am.
The parish would like to form a parish visitation group to visit families whose children are enrolling for the sacraments. If you are interested and would like to become involved in this group and pastoral work, please see Fr Mackle.
Charity Concert Opera in New Kilpatrick Church on 13 November 7.30pm
See poster in porch or pick up a flyer for more details. Visit www.frame.org
White Lily Ladies’ Dinner 2015 - Friday 13th November at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Tickets -£50 each. For information / tickets please contact Angela Bruno 07730615045
Maryhill Foodbank - Non-perishable food items are greatly needed by our near neighbours. Your help is much appreciated. Thank you.
St. Andrews Whist Drive—Will take place at 7.30 on Monday 26th October in the Lower Hall. Everyone is welcome regardless of ability. Someone will be on hand to help if you are a beginner. It is, essentially, a social night. £3.00 includes admission, raffle ticket and tea/coffee. Come along for a great night. We’d love to welcome you! For more information please contact Susan Morrison on 0141 563 7959 or 07580086381.
November Lists—Please collect a November list from the back of the church and return to he box provided.
October Coffee Morning—October Coffee morning - Many thanks to all who came along to, baked or helped in any way at the coffee morning on 18th October. The fantastic sum of £150.00 was raised for Marie Curie Cancer Care. Your support is very much appreciated
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Margaret McGuire, Paul Morton, Mamie Bradie, Dante Biagioi, Peter Crainie, Margaret Merilees, Betty Clark, Hil Black, Paul Connolly, Louise Dolan, Sheila McCallum, Rosemary McLean, Elizabeth McCusker, Stuart Harvey, Sheena Smith, Charlie Melly, Mark Greenlees, Samatha Harkins, Gilbert O’Rourke, Denis Campbell, Ronald Coia, Valentina Colaluca, Christine Turner, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Michael Docherty, Maureen Scott, Christina Jones, Ruth MacKenzie, Patricia Swiatek, Baby Eva Berrey, Maureen Morton, Marie Moy, Margie Cornyn, Michael Moss, Russell Rodger
Recently Dead—James McIvor, Frances O’Donnell, Flora Frame, Fr Tom O’Rourke, Rhona Pigeon
Anniversaries—Fred and Sadie Moss, Pat & Mary Toner, Dorothy and John Smith, Margaret Baines, Kathleen Muir, Charlie Whitelaw, Maria An Tonietta Frattaroli, Isabel Burns.