you promise and come to share
in the joy of your Kingdom."
Parish Retreat - Sunday 4th October.
12noon Mass followed by a lunch break (bring a packed lunch) Tea and coffee will be provided.
1.45 until 4.00pm – Theme - “Abiding Presence.” The afternoon session will be led by a team of experienced and trained lay-people organised by the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament and under the guidance of a priest-director, Fr. Dowling. The team will include a number of members aged 18-25.
4.00pm-Prayers and time for reflection
All members of the Parish are welcome and invited to enjoy a prayerful and uplifting time together. Please indicate your interest on the sign up sheet available in the Porch as soon as possible.
Youth Mass and Pizza – 6pm Vigil on 24th Oct for young people aged 12 – 16. If you are in this age range, please come along. Mass will be followed with a short retreat and will finish with pizza in the hall. If anyone would like to be involved in the Mass ministries, eg. reading, please give your names to Fr. Mackle.
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.
Children’s Choir dates - November 8th & 15th, December 13th, 20th & 25th. Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 01419429799/07749715514 a firstname.lastname@example.org
Catholic....? Thinking about it....? Know someone who is....? Come learn more about RCIA. The first meeting will be on Wednesday, 7th October at 7pm in the Hut. Speak to one of the priests or contact 942 4635 / email@example.com for more information.
A talk for young people aged 16 – 25 Is it reasonable to believe God exists? A talk by Bishop John Keenan at Turnbull Hall, 1st Oct at 7.30pm. Visit glasfaithforum for details of series of talks for young people through to mid December.
Primary Three Families - The Sacrament of Penance (First Confession) in Lent 2016, and First Holy Communion in May 2017. Parents intending to present children, who are in primary three, for these sacraments, are required to complete an application/enrolment form available in the porch and return it by 11th October.
Mass of Commitment for Primary Three families will be at the 10am on Sunday 25th October.
Soup run - Friday 2nd October 7pm in Lower Hall. Donations of soup, sandwiches, soft fruit, biscuits etc most welcome. Any queries, please call Phyllis on 570 1343
A huge thank you to all who baked, helped and came along to September's coffee morning. We raised the amazing sum of £330 for SCIAF'S Syrian Refugee Emergency Appeal. Think that's a record amount for the coffee morning. Well done! Veronica and David Maguire.
White Lily Ladies’ Dinner 2015 - I am pleased to announce that, due to popular demand, our next ' Ladies' Fabulous Fun Night ' will be held on Friday 13th November 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Tickets -£50 each. A great night out with Champagne reception, stalls in the foyer, fantastic entertainment and a 3 course meal and, please remember, every penny from our fundraising is used to fight cancer in the west of Scotland. Many thanks and for more information or to buy tickets please contact Angela Bruno 07730615045
Bishop John Keenan, Bishop of Paisley, will give a talk on the October 2015 Synod on The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and Contemporary World in the Upper Hall at 7:00pm on 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.
AGAP Film and Faith Club meets 7pm on Thurs 1st Oct at St Michael’s Hall, 1350 Gallowgate. This month’s film - “Calvary” (2014, Cert. 15). New members welcome. Totally free! Big screen and speakers. Tea/coffee & Chat.
Scottish Churches Anti-human Trafficking Conference - Saturday 17th October, 9.30 - 4 pm in St George's Tron Church, Buchanan Street. At the conference will be Aidan McQuade, who is Director of Slavery International, and delegates from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Europe. It will be a great opportunity to hear from international speakers on this important issue.
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 young people’s fundraising. Pick up from the porch a prayer card and pray for WYD’s success. Visit WYD 2016.
Maryhill Foodbank - Non-perishable food items are greatly needed by our near neighbours. Your help is much appreciated. Thank you.
Diary Dates - 4th Oct at 12noon – Parish Retreat; 5th Oct at 7.30pm - Halls Committee; 7th & 21st Oct at 7pm – RCIA.
An invitation to any carers in the parish who would like to start a monthly coffee group. It can be a lonely job looking after someone and it might be nice to get together once a month for a chat and to support each other. If people are interested, email or contact me with suitable times/dates that would be best for you. I'll then try to find a time that suits most people or we could alternate a couple of days/times. Annamaria Strachan 01419429799/07749715514—firstname.lastname@example.org
The Beginning Experience residential weekend for those who find themselves alone again through divorce, separation or widowhood. 9 - 11 October at the Conforti Centre, Coatbridge. Contact Ros on 0131 669 0003 or email: email@example.com
Padre Pio Prayer Group Meeting is cancelled on Monday 28th September due to Sept Weekend Autumn holiday. Next meeting will be Monday 5th October. All welcome.
St. Andrew's Whist Drive will take place at 7:30 on Monday 28th September 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 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.
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.
Recently Dead—Mhairi Kennedy, Joe Gillespie
Anniversaries—James Fitzgerald, William McAllister, Anne Galloway, Andrew Greenhalgh, Kitty McNight.
Months Mind—Mary Moss