united in respect and love."
P3 Parents’ Meeting at 7.30pm on Thursday, 16th January for all those whose child is preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Catholic TV—Eternal Word Television Network EWTN is on Sky Channel 769, or you can get it for a one off subscription and no monthly charge. Call EWTN on 08700 636 734. The channel is great for faith formation and education, for children’s entertainment, and particularly for those who are housebound, as Mass is celebrated every day.
P1 Visit to the church on Tuesday 14th January at 10am Mass.
Special Collections for Advent & Christmas – Pro-Life – 28th / 29th December; Justice & Peace – 4th / 5th January. St Margaret Children and Family Care Society – Christmas Crib Offerings.
The SVDP is always looking for new members and, if you could feel you could spare some of your time to support the parish’s SVDP in their work, then please contact Michael Henry ( 942 1170).
The Western Catholic Calendar—For 2014 is now on sale in the Piety Stall priced £3
Celebrating St Mungo Service – 12th. January 2014 at 6.30pm at the Cathedral, High Street. The service will be enriched by dance, choral and instrumental music and young people will play a prominent part. The speaker will be Professor Tom Devine.
Maryhill Foodbank Collection continues. Please place any donations of non-perishables (tins of soup, beans, meats etc., pasta, rice, toiletries) in the containers in the porch. Many thanks.
Marriage and Family Life—Online consultation allows you to respond to the various questions in an anonymous way. Visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/RCAGsynodconsult Please consider responding.
Family Planning …God’s Way – Nature’s Way. The Billings Ovulation Method of Natural Family Planning is 99% effective in avoiding pregnancy with no side effects. This method is also very helpful for couples having difficulty conceiving and is a natural alternative to IVF. It’s medically safe….It’s scientifically reliable….It’s taught by accredited teachers trained to help you understand your fertility easily….It’s the method of choice for today’s couples seeking natural control of their fertility. For information, pick up a leaflet from the porch or contact Fertility Care Scotland on 221 0858, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.fertilitycare.org.uk
Have you ever considered adoption? You may be a couple with no children, you may be a parent already, but if you think you can offer a loving family home to a child or even siblings, then St Margaret’s would like to hear from you. Adoption can be a rewarding experience for you as parents, and it will make the world of a difference to children’s lives. For a confidential chat and further information, call 332 8371 or visit www.stmargaretsadoption.org.uk All donations to the Christmas Crib box are for St Margaret’s and will be gratefully received.
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 £800 profit was raised during the past year, which is a great boost to parish funds.
Turnbull Times – most recent edition of Turnbull High School’s newsletter available in the porch.
Being Catholic.org—On your next coffee break, try the 3 minute on-line retreat.
Emmaus Glasgow Community—provides living and workspace for up to 24 previously homeless companions and is located in Hamiltonhill. Dontions of furniture are welcome. Visit www.emmausglasgow.org.uk. Any unwanted furniture for recycling. Phone Celia on 342 4089. Van Mon—Sat to collect for free.
The rosary is recited—Each weekday morning at 9.40 before Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.
The Piety Stall—has a large selection of cards and calendars. Cards for all occasions.
Visit Scotland for Marriage Website—and sign the marriage petition today.
Padre Pio Prayer Group - Meets in the church every Monday for one hour beginning at 7:00 p.m. All are very welcome
New Year’s Day Mass - 10am - Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God.
ABC Unity Supper—on Wednesday 15th January in New Kilpatrick New Hall, 7.15 p.m. for 7.30 p.m. Tickets £8.00. Call Margaret Saunders on 942 7519.
St Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society annual crib appeal is this year supplemented with the take-home small box, which you are asked to return, please, by the end of January.
With all good wishes for a peaceful Christmas Season and every joy and happiness for the New Year of 2014.