Musicians needed for Vigil Mass We are very fortunate in St. Andrew's to have some excellent musicians which include four organists, a Folk Group and the Young Musicians. However, we are occasionally faced with a situation when, despite this, we have nobody to play. It usually affects Vigil Mass. We are looking for volunteers to fill in occasionally. It would not be an onerous task, possibly once every couple of months. If you feel you could help, please could you contact Fr. Mackle or Susan Morrison (07580086381 or 01415637959) We would be delighted to hear from you.
St Andrew’s Toddlers Group will resume this Thursday 2nd October 2014 from 10.30am till 12.00 in the Lower Hall. Contact Caroline Flanagan with any enquiries. Lunch Club will also be starting this Thursday 2nd October from 12 till 2pm.
Beginning Experience - A residential weekend is being held for those who find themselves alone again through divorce, separation or bereavement from 10 to 12 October at the Conforti Centre, Coatbridge. See notice board for more details.
The Sacraments—Reconciliation (First Confession), First Communion, and Confirmation. Parents intending to present children, who are in primary 3, for these sacraments are required to complete an application/enrolment form available in the porch. Please complete and return them by 12th October.
Service of Commitment for Primary Three Families at 10am Mass on Sunday, 26th October.
Family Fun Night – A big thank you to Veronica and David Maguire, Mary Lisk, Maureen and Joe Gregory, Veronica and Eugene McLaughlin, Madeleine McGonigle, Kathleen, Ronnie and Euan Robinson and Dave and Alyssa Quigley who helped organise and run last Saturday’s very successful Family Fun Night. It was an absolutely fantastic evening – a packed hall, a great atmosphere, and the food, the bingo and the quizzes enjoyed by everyone. Thank you to all who came along.
Reachout - The Editorial Team are at present preparing items for the November Reachout. If any group wishes to advertise their upcoming event in and around Christmas or any individual has something they would perhaps like to share with the parish, please contact them via the chapel house or speak to Dorothy MacLean as soon as possible. Cut off date will be 3rd October.
October Devotions – Rosary and Benediction on Sundays at 4.30pm.
Fabric & Finance – next meeting 9th October at 7pm in the chapel-house.
The Soup Run - this Friday. Donations of soup, soft fruits, sandwiches, biscuits will be gratefully received from 7pm at the lower hall. Soup Run leaves at 8pm. Your continuing support is very much appreciated. Just come along to the lower hall, if you would like to volunteer to help.
Turnbull Times – pick up a copy of Turnbull’s most recent newsletter from the porch.
Faith & Film Club – “War Horse”, St Michael’s Church Hall, Parkhead, Thursday 2nd October at 7pm. See notice board for details
Volunteers needed between 2.45pm and 4.45pm on Wednesday 8th October to welcome any Scotland’s Churches Trust visitors to St Andrew’s. Please contact Brenda Murray 942 5512.
St Andrew’s Whist Drive will be held on Monday 29th September 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 563 795 or 07580086381 for more information or just come along for a great night.
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.
Altar Servers’ Training Session. If you didn’t manage to attend on Sunday 21st September, please attend on Sunday 5th October, 1.30 pm till 2.30 pm.
Piety Stall Rota – We are short of volunteers to assist with serving in the Piety Stall, particularly after the Vigil Mass. If you could spare 15 minutes after Mass we would really appreciate your help. Rota for Sept / Oct / Nov is now on the notice board.
Any questions, please call Anne MacIntosh 931 5861 or Annamaria Strachan 942 9799.
Annual SPUC White Flower Appeal at all Masses next weekend. SPUC works hard to promote a culture of life for beginning and end of life issues in Scotland. Its pro-life work involves challenging the Assisted Suicide legislation and backing the case of the Scotland-based midwives in their legal challenge to have their conscientious objection rights recognised and respected by hospital authorities. SPUC is also launching a petition highlighting the high number of wrongly certified abortion procedures taking place in the UK to be sent to the relevant Health ministers at Westminster and Holyrood. Its education and youth development work is continuing with great success. The second collection will be taken up to help support this very worthy and important cause.
A series of talks for young people aged 16 – 25. Reasons for Believing. Man is Unique - 2 October - Sr Andrea Fraile. See notice board for more details.
Ladies’ Fabulous Fun Night in aid of the White Lily Fund which raises money for cancer research in the west of Scotland. Friday 14th Nov at the Crowne Plaza hotel. Champagne reception and dinner with cabaret. As always, it will be a great night. Tickets cost £45 each. Ladies only, so why not get together with some friends and take a table of 10? For tickets, call Angela Bruno 07730615045 or Veronica Maguire 07884468212 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Artists & Musicians for Mary's Meals. Fine Art Exhibition, Mackintosh Church, Queens Cross, G20 7EL. 7th to 10th October. See notice board for all the details.
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, email@example.com (339 4315)
Special Second Collections – 28th September, Xavarian Mission Appeal; 5th October, Pro-Life White Flower Appeal; 19th October, Mission Sunday; 9th November, Survive Miva; 16th November, Assisted Parishes.
Choir Dates for this term November 9th & 16th, December 14th, 21st & 25th (to be confirmed). All at the 10am Mass. Any queries, call Annamaria Strachan 942 9799/07749715514, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Padre Pio Prayer Group: Monday at 7.30pm. All are most welcome.
Mass Attendance – 20 / 21 Sept. Vigil Mass - 183; 10am Mass - 322 ; 12 noon Mass – 146. Total – 651.