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RCIA Please keep in your prayers John Harper and Robbie McKechnie, who are engaged in the RCIA process of becoming Catholics this Easter
Archbishop Tartaglia has decided, from now on, in the Archdiocese of Glasgow, the Confirmation of baptised children will take place around age 11 when children are in P7. This decision has been motivated principally by pastoral concerns, and copies of the archbishop’s pastoral letter regarding this are being distributed this week along with your bulletin.
Sacrament of Reconciliation – any parent who didn’t manage to attend the preparation meeting on 16th January is asked to contact Fr Mackle.
Times for First Confession - Families of Primary Three children are invited to choose one of the scheduled confession times during the Season of Lent for their child to make First Confession. Family members are encouraged too to take the opportunity then to go to Confession. Details soon of the SAS Sunday morning preparation meeting for P3s.
St Andrew’s school teachers will bring the Primary Three children along to the church on 14th February, which will include a visit to the confessional.
First Holy Communion for the Primary 4 children of the parish will be celebrated on Sundays 11th & 18th May at the 12noon Mass. All Primary Four parents are asked to attend a preparation meeting this Thursday, 30th January at 7.00pm in the hall.
The Crib will remain up until next Sunday, Candlemas and the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord - forty days after Christmas – 2nd February. Please support St Margaret’s Adoption Society with your prayers and offerings. All little crib boxes to be handed in by next Sunday please.
Editorial Team Meeting for Reachout – Tuesday, 4th February at 7.30pm in the Lower Hall.
Fiddlers Rally in Glasgow City Chambers on Friday, 14th February at 7.30pm. Tickets £10. Call 01505335571 or pay at the door. See porch for more details.
Many thanks to the Kelvin Choir for their generous donation of £200 to the parish in gratitude for St Andrew’s hosting their Carol Concert.
Applications for Seminary - The pre-seminary process known as the Seminary Applicants' Year is about to begin once again. If you would like to know more about life as a diocesan priest or if you wish to take part in the Seminary Applicants' Year then please contact the archdiocese’s Vocations Director, Fr John Keenan, at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 339 4315
A series of talks for young people aged 16 - 25 Next talk is The Living Tradition of the Church From the Apostles to Francis and will be given by Archbishop Tartaglia on 13 February at 7.30 pm in Turnbull Hall, followed by refreshments. Facebook: glasfaithforum or email: email@example.com
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion - If your period of commission expires this month, please speak to Fr Mackle in the sacristy before / after mass in the next week or so. If you have your certificate, then please bring it along.
Retreats for young women Ages 18 -35 with the Dominican Sisters of St Cecelia. Encountering Christ Retreats. Responding to Pope Francis’ call to Gospel Simplicity : Blessed are the poor in spirit. 20th – 22nd February, and 4th – 6th April at Greyfriars Convent, Elgin. For more information, click on this link.
A talk by Liam Kane, Lecturer in Modern European Languages and Adult Education, University of Glasgow on "Religion and Social Change in Latin America" on Thursday, 30 January at 7.30 pm at The Ogilvie Centre, Rose Street. Admission: non-members £3 (includes refreshments). Organised by The Newman Association.
AGAP Film & Faith Club meets on Thursday, 6th February at 7.00 pm (until about 10.00 pm) at St Michael's, Parkhead, G31 4DJ. "On a Clear Day" (Cert. 12A). New members are always welcome with no commitment to come to every screening. Totally free! Big screen and speakers. Tea/coffee and chat.
Glasgow Lourdes Hospitalite: Glasgow Archdiocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage 18th‐25th July welcomes applications to join them. Don’t let disability, age or infirmity stop you. Help is at hand. Contact Mrs Agnes Findlay, 5 Crofthead Drive, Lennoxtown, G66 7HP, Tel: 01360 312676. See poster in porch for more information.
Unused Keys. If you have in your possession church or upper or lower hall keys that you no longer require or are not using, can you please return them to me at the Presbytery. Many thanks. Father Mackle.
Passover Meal - Wednesday 16th April: A small group is required to arrange this service. We have two volunteers so far. We do need more. Please speak with Fr Mackle if you can help, or sign the sheet in the porch. Also, please sign the sheet if you would like to attend the Passover Meal. This will help us to gauge interest and viability.
Discerning a Vocation to the Priesthood? – contact Fr John Keenan, firstname.lastname@example.org (0141-339-4315) or Fr Ross Campbell, email@example.com (0141-776-1063)
Fizz, Fish n Fun, Fundraising Night for the White Lily Charity in aid of cancer research. Bearsden Burgh Hall ---7 till Midnight Saturday 1st February. B.Y.O.B. & soft drinks. £19.50 per head. Glass of bubbly and fish supper included. Raffle, live band and dancing. Contact Veronica Maguire on 07884468212 or email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Children’s Choir dates – all at 10am Mass. February 16th & 23rd (Catholic Education Sunday), March 9th & 16th, May 11th & 18th, June 8th & 15th. Any enquiries, contact Annamaria Stachan on 942 9799 / 07749715514
Padre Pio Prayer Group – Monday at 7.00pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. All are very welcome.
Annulment and Marriage Validation - See Fr Mackle to learn more about the process if you are divorced and remarried or never married in the Catholic Church.
Maryhill Foodbank Collection. Please place any donations of non-perishables (tins of soup, beans, meats etc., pasta, rice, toiletries) in the containers in the porch. Many thanks.