Annual SPUC White Flower Appeal at all Masses this weekend. The second collection will be taken up to help keep SPUC's vital pro-life work going.
Golden Jubilee Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated next Sunday 3rd December at 10.30am, followed by a buffet in the upper hall. Archbishop Tartaglia will be the principal celebrant. Everyone’s invited. Please come along and join in the celebration. Remember, there will be no 10am or noon Masses on the 3rd Dec.
St Andrew’s Golden Jubilee Celebration Music and Quiz Night – tonight, Saturday 25 November 7.30pm All tickets are sold out. Should be a great night.
Soup Run Christmas Gift Appeal - The Christmas Soup Run will take place on Friday the 8th December. We will take warm drinks and mince pies.We would be delighted to receive any donations.Gloves, hats, scarfs, socks and underwear are always appreciated as are toiletries.It is very helpful if these are wrapped and details of the contents are on an attached card or tag.These can be left in the Church porch. Thank you very much for your support at this time and throughout the year.If you have any questions or wish to join us for the soup run now or at any time please contact Phyllis Littlejohn on 0141 570 1343.
A Huge Thank You To Everyone who 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, 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 £262.00 was raised for “The White Lily Fund” from the sale of teas, coffees and homebaking. Annamaria Strachan and Anne MacIntosh
Couple of volunteers still needed please to collect shoebox donations from Bearsden Academy after 10am Mass on Monday 4th December. Please speak to Fr Mackle, if you are free assist. We are very grateful to the pupils of Bearsden Academy and Mr McKeown who are supporting, once again this year, our Soup-run’s Christmas Shoebox Appeal for the homeless.
Primary 7 parents - The Piety Stall has a selection of books about the lives of the Saints on sale which may be helpful with preparation for Confirmation.
Advent Youth Mass – 16th December - 6pm Vigil. All the young people of our parish cluster of St Benedict’s, St Joseph’s and St Andrew’s are invited to come along to this Mass in St Andrew’s. It will be followed with pizza in the hall, and then a short Nightfever of quiet time and prayer before the Blessed Sacrament in candlelight with some uplifting music, and be finished by 8.30pm. If you would like to volunteer to help at the Mass as a passkeeper, server or with music or the offertory and bidding prayers, please let Fr Mackle know.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – each Saturday from 10.30am until 12.30pm. Please consider coming to spend some time in adoration and prayer each Saturday.
Bearsden Christmas Tree Switch-on. Friday 1st December 5pm. Food and Carol Singing. All are most welcome. St Andrew’s, Mosshead and Bearsden Primaries choirs and their families will gather in the Jubilee Garden for the Switch on.
Thank you to the parishioner for the £500 donated for parish funds.
Kelvin Choir Christmas Concert with Special Guests, St Andrew’s Parish’s children’s choir. 3pm 17th Dec here in St Andrew’s Church. Tickets £5/3(children) including refreshments. Available from www.kelvinchoir.com or pay on the door. Part of our Golden Jubilee Year celebrations.
Choir forGolden Jubilee Anniversary 10.30am Mass 3rd December. Final rehearsal 28th November at 6.30pm. Former children's choir members are especially welcome, as are any new members, of any age. Contact Annamaria Strachan 0141 942 9799/07749715514 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pilgrimage to Rome – 15th – 19th October 2018. The Pilgrimage is open to all catechists, teachers, retired teachers, and anyone else involved in Catholic Education. £850 per person. Single room supplement £60. To book, contact email@example.com See noticeboard for more details. Celebrating the Centenary of the 1918 Education Act.
Make your gifts matter this Christmas SCIAF’s Christmas Real Gifts make great presents for friends and family while helping people in poverty to build a brighter future. parish catalogue is now available at the back of the Church, alternatively you can visit www.sciaf.org.uk/realgiftscall 0141 354 5555 to find out more.
Children’s Choir – Dec 3rd (Golden Jubilee Mass 10.30am) December 10th & 17th 10am mass and Kelvin Choir concert 3pm. Dec 25th (Christmas
mass) – All at 10am unless otherwise stated. Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan01419429799/07749715514 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join us for our St. Andrew’s Golden Jubilee Year Christmas Party on Saturday 9th December 2-4pm in the Upper Hall. £6 per family for tea, coffee, mince pies, kids entertainment & Santa - optional, bring a gift for Santa & receive a chocolate lolly. Gifts are distributed throughout Glasgow, please mark GIRL or BOY & suitable age. Call or text Karen 07868 062313 or Aura 07881 445565 for tickets.
St Andrew’s Primary Christmas Fayre 1st December 3pm - 6pm Come along and join us for a hot drink and a mince pie, browse our Christmas stalls and visit Santa’s Grotto. Admission : Adult £2 ( includes tea/coffee and mince pie) Child 50p (includes juice and a biscuit )
Piety Stall rota We are still short of volunteers, particularly after the Vigil Mass.If you could spare 15 minutes after Mass and are aged over 16, we would really appreciate your help.The rota sheet for December is now on the piety stall door. Any questions please call Anne MacIntosh 931-5861 or Annamaria Strachan 942-9799.
Parents Meetings – for First Confession, 11th January 2018 at 7pm. For First Holy Communion, 18th January 2018 at 7pm. Both meetings in the upper hall. First Holy Communion dates – Sundays 13th and 20th May 2018 at 12noon Mass.
Confirmation preparation meeting - Tuesday, 16th January 2018 at 7pm in St Joseph's for parents and sponsors. On the same evening and at the same time in St Joseph’s, catechists of the two parishes will gather with the P7s to lead them in preparing for Confirmation.
Safeguarding Training.Volunteerswho work in the parish with children and/or vulnerable adults, who haven't previously attended training, are asked tothe following training session on 8th December 10.15am - 12.15pmin St Aloysius’, Garnethill. To, please email@example.com 5898.
Padre Pio Prayer Group meets on Mondays at 7pm. All welcome. For information or interest, please contact Kay Dick 0141 942 7771 or Kate Hay 0141 931 5154.
The Legion of Mary - new members always welcome. Meets on Mondays at 4pm in the Hut. The Legion, over the course of the next few months, will be visiting this year’s First Holy Communion families. Divine Mercy Novena is prayed weekdays after morning Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. All most welcome.
Your donations to Drumchapel Foodbank will be gratefully received; non-perishable goods such as cans, rice, pasta toilet rolls, nappies etc are much needed and delivered to the Foodbank every Monday. Thank you for your help.
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Louise Dolan, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Joseph McDermid, Charlie Harper, Paul Sheridan, John Gerard Miller, Maureen MacIntosh, Michelle Rajab, Matthew Craig, Maurice Boyce, Margaret Kieran, Maura Murphy, Maria Giovanazzi, Jim Cameron, Mary Magovern, Jackie McCann, Vikki Allinson, Eileen Brown, Annamaria McGill, Shona Doherty, Michael Moss, Geraldine Moy, Vincent McDonald, Pat O’Neill, Michael Timoney.
Recently Dead—Loreto Frattaroli, Jim McAuley, Josephine Sinclair, Monsignor Clancey, Mary McIntee, Clare McTavish, Saavan Mundae
Anniversaries--Mamie Brady, Margaret & Joe Monaghan, Liberato Sumagang, Mary Moss, Tom McGarry, Vincent Carden, Fr. John Aloysius McKelvie