united in respect and love."
New Year’s Day Mass - 10am - Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God.
Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord. We look forward to welcoming all families who, over the past year or two have had a celebration of the Sacrament of Baptism, joining us at the 10am Mass on 11th January for this Feast. Teas / coffees will be served in the hall after Mass.
Preparation for the Sacraments.
Thursday 15th January. 7pm. Upper Hall. For parents of children preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Thursday 29th January. 7pm Upper Hall. For parents of children preparing for First Holy Communion.
ABC Carol Singing – A very large ‘thank you’ to all those who took part in the Carol Singing at ASDA last Saturday on behalf of St Andrew’s Church. St Andrew’s was represented by both adults & children from our children’s choir. The magnificent sum of £745.82 was raised. This will be split between Glasgow City Mission and Maryhill Food Bank.
Nominations for Parish Pastoral Council. Pick up a form from the porch. Members are appointed to serve a three year term and membership is open to active parishioners over the age of 16. We are particularly looking for parishioners who would represent, on the PPC, the youth of the parish. Please return nomination form by Sunday, 18th January 2015. The Council is a planning body of parishioners which fosters the full participation of the entire parish in the life and mission of the Church as lived out in St. Andrew’s Parish. In consultation with the Parish Priest, the PPC actively listens to and identifies the needs and concerns of parishioners and helps develop a plan to respond to those needs.
A very sincere thank you—to those who generously give of their time serving in the piety stall and to those who patronise it. The fantastic amount of £1000 profit was raised during 2014, which is a great boost to parish funds. £200 increase in profits from the previous year.
St Nicholas Care Fund ensures practical help where most needed. St Nicholas boxes to be returned please by 11th January.
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.
At the Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow on 10th January from 12.15 pm - 12.45 pm come and see a copy of Vita St Kentigerni, the 12th century book commissioned by Bishop Jocelyn of Glasgow to promote the Pilgrim City. Learn about our patron St Mungo, his mother St Enoch and the story of the ring. Rev Dr Whiteley, Minister, Glasgow Cathedral and Archbishop Emeritus Mario Conti will read a portion of the text in Latin and English. St Mungo Singers and Children's Singing Studio of the Russian Orthodox School will present songs to celebrate the birthday of the city of Glasgow. For more information please contact: Dr Irene O'Brien on 0141 287 2908.
The Bakhita Initiative - working to eradicate human trafficking and provide pastoral care to victims. If you're interested in knowing more about this initiative or becoming involved, please contact the parish justice and peace group and read further here. www.catholicnews.org.uk/trafficking-conference-dec14
The Well is Deep - Archbishop Tartaglia invites you to a service to mark the week of Prayer for Christian Unity on Monday 19 January 7pm in St Andrew’s Cathedral. All are welcome.
Joint Parish Fundraiser Dance for SPRED (Glasgow) Come and support our joint Immaculate Conception/St Andrew’s Parish Dance at Immaculate Conception Church Hall on Saturday 14 February 2015 ( 7.30 pm to 11.45pm). We have music to dance to all evening with a fish supper buffet and quality raffle not forgetting excellent company! Tickets ( £10 per person) are limited so get in early. Contact at Immaculate Conception Parish : Fr Jim Lawlor 946-2071. Contact for St Andrew’s Parish: Brian Donnelly 942-6085. Prize donations for the raffle will be gratefully received.
The 2015 edition of The Western Catholic Calendar is on sale in the Piety Stall priced £3.00.
Extraordinary showing of the Holy Shroud of Turin. A mini-pilgrimage from Glasgow will be led by Archbishop Tartaglia. Access to the Shroud for Glasgow pilgrims will be at 5pm on Fri 5 June 2015. If you wish to register an interest, please call 226 5898 or email: Ronnie.Convery@rcag.org.uk
Unity Supper at New Kilpatrick New Halls on Wednesday 14th January 7.15 for 7,30. Tickets £9.50 from Margaret Sanders. Speaker – Very Rev Albert Bogle, Chairman of the Vine Trust.
Five things I can do to promote Vocations. Please see in the porch a variety of ‘five things to do’ leaflets.
Padre Pio Prayer Group will next meet on Monday, 12th January 2015.
Discerning a Vocation to the Priesthood? If you think God may be inviting you to such a vocation, and for evenings of Catechesis, Prayer and Fraternity to help discern your vocation (2nd Friday of the month) please contact Vocations Director, Fr Ross Campbell, firstname.lastname@example.org (339 4315)
Mass attendance – 20 / 21 Dec – 561
Care Not Killing Petition. www.carenotkilling.org.uk/scotland/petition/. Please sign. "Care not killing" is a uk based alliance which aims to ensure existing laws against euthanasia are not weakened as well as promoting improved palliative care.
Special Second Collections for Advent and Christmas – 28th Dec – Pro-Life; 4th Jan – Justice & Peace; 8th Feb – Education Sunday.