"I am the Light of the World says the Lord,
anyone who follows me will have the light of life."
National Mass for the Year of Faith—At the beginning of November, the Bishops of Scotland will be joined by His Excellency Archbishop Mennini, the Apostolic Nuncio, at a National Mass for those involved in the Transmission of Faith. Families, parents, teachers, catechists, students, school pupils, religious and clergy are all most welcome to join in this Celebration of Faith in Our Lady of Good Aid Cathedral, Coursington Road, Motherwell on Sunday 4th November at 3.00 p.m.
St. Andrew’s Conference—From Vatican II to the New Evangelisation—A one day international conference bring together some of the most significant voices in the Catholic Church to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Second Vatican Council and our mission to proclaim the Good News to the modern world. Guest Speakers include Cardinal George Pell, of Sydney, Australia and Bishop Arthur Serratelli of Paterson, New Jersey, USA. This will take place in the City Chambers, Glasgow on Saturday 1st Dec 2012 from 10.00 a.m. until 4.30 p.m. For more information and tickets, please see www.yearoffaithscotland.com or contact the Conference Secretary, Jillian Whalley on 0141 225 2605 e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Children’s Choir Date – November 11th at 10.00 a.m. Mass. Any queries please contact Annamaria Strachan 0141 942 9799/07749715514 e mail - email@example.com
Friday 2nd November 7.30pm—The Glasgow Gospel Choir will be performing a rich collaboration of African and Gospel music from an energetic mix of talented musicians. All proceeds will go towards the African Youth Development Action Project, Liberia (ADAP). Tickets (including cheese & wine) £10/£7 Children free!
Contact Thomas McGonigle on 07881 951952 for tickets and further details.
Enrolment Forms—For the Sacraments are in the folders on the table at the porch of the church.
Confirmation—(Pink) First Communion (Yellow) First Confession (Purple)—A form for each child and for each Sacrament requested should be completed and returned to the Parish Priest by 31st Oct. 2012. Thanks
Commitment Service the Sacraments—For P3 parents and children—at the church on Sunday, 28th October at 10am Mass.
Parish Christmas Fair and Charity Christmas Card Sale—Sunday 18th November—after 10.00 a.m. and 12 noon Masses. To host a stall contact Anne MacIntosh 931 5861 or Annamaria Strachan 942 9799. Tea, coffee will be served. Donations home baking (no nuts) gratefully received. Please note the Piety Stall has a large selection of Confirmation cards and gifts in stock.
Parish Registration Forms—For new parishioners or for a change of address, please complete and return a form to the Presbytery . A supply is kept at the bottom of the book rack at the Piety Stall, or speak to Fr. Donnelly. Thank you.
St. Andrew’s Squad—For all P4 children celebrating Confirmation please come to the Upper Hall on Sunday 4th November from 9am to 9.50am. Please bring a photo of yourself. Contact Margaret Hendry 563 9993 for more info.
Many Thanks—The Mission Sunday Collection amounted to £1495.00.
Solemnity of All Saints—Thursday 1st November is a Holiday of Obligation. Masses—Wednesday Vigil (31st October) at 7.00 p.m. Thursday at 10.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m.
Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed—Commemoration of the Faithful Department—Nov. 2nd - Masses at 10.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m. This year it is planned to mark the above feast by a reading of the names of deceased relatives and friends during the last year, Nov 2011—Nov 2012. This will take place during the lighting of candles. You are invited to give the name of a deceased family member or friend by completing a slip which is available in the church porch. All other names may be recorded in the memorial book which will be on the sanctuary throughout November.
November Lists are available from your messenger and at the porch of the Church—please return them to the box provided.
November Masses--in addition to 10.00 a.m. on weekdays, there will be Evening Masses on Wednesdays at 7.00 p.m. for deceased loved ones.
St Andrew’s Whist Drive—will be held on Monday 29th October in the Lower Hall at 7.30pm. All, including beginners, will be made very welcome. We are very friendly and would love to see you there, whatever your ability. Please contact Susan Morrison on 0141 563 7959 or 07580086381 for more information or just come along for a great night.
Marriage Campaign—The Scottish Government has indicated its intention of putting forward a Bill to change the definition of marriage. One of the many undesirable consequences which could ensue if this Bill is passed into law is that it would no longer be possible for Catholic schools to teach that marriage is the union of one man and one woman. Another is that people might be refused the chance to be foster parents if they support the traditional definition of marriage. S.P.U.C. are encouraging people to lobby their MSPs so that they will vote against the Bill. If you are interest in lobbying your MSP or wish to know more about how to lobby your MSP, please contact Mike Ryan on 942 1481.
New Approaches to Student Pro Life and Social Justice—Turnbull Hall on Tuesday 6th November at 7.15 p.m. Tele. 339 4315.
ABC Harvest Supper—A Light Harvest Supper will be held on Sunday 28th October 2012 at 7.00 p.m. in New Kilpatrick New Halls based on foods mention in the Bible. Donations will be taken to defray the costs with the surplus going to charity. No ticket required—just turn up. Further details from Margaret Sanders 942 7519.
The Royal British Legion—Scotland—See notice in porch of church.
Bio Medical Seminar for School Teachers—Ethical Perspectives on Current Developments. Understanding the ethics of recent developments Saturday 17th and 24th November 10.15—12.30 p.m. Turnbull Hall, University of Glasgow Chaplaincy, 15 Southpark Terrace. Seminar speakers Fr. John Keenan, Dr. Calum McKellar, John Deighan and Dr. John Paul O’Sullivan. All Welcome. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details