O LORD, my rock, my fortress, my deliverer."
All Saints Day – Wednesday 1st November – Holy day of Obligation – Masses – 10.00 a.m. (11.15 a.m. in St. Andrew’s School and 7.00 p.m.
All Souls Day – Thursday 2nd November – Masses – 10a.m and 7p.m.
St Andrew’s Celebration Music and Quiz Night - Saturday 25 November
Please come along to share an evening with some of the parish’s talented musicians as we celebrate the feast of our patron, St Andrew. There will also be a chance to show off your knowledge of all things Scottish in a quiz with rounds on music, sport, geography, history and famous Scots. We are nearing the end of our Jubilee Celebrations so, even if you have not been able to attend any of the other events, please take this opportunity to come together for a light-hearted evening of fun. Tickets cost £5 to include “tea and buns”. Now on sale. This is a BYOB event.
We wish Deacon Nick all the very best and every happiness in his ministry as Deacon in St Joseph’s, which he begins this week.
Messengers Meeting – Monday 6th November – Lower Hall. All Messengers are asked to attend our Christmas Reachout meeting - Area Leaders at 7.30 p.m. and Messengers at 8.00 p.m.
Golden Jubilee Photo Collage - To help us compile a collage of our 50th anniversary year, we’d like to gather photos taken during 2017 only. If you have photographs of a baptism, wedding or First Holy Communion celebrated this year, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 17th November.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion who visit sick and housebound –next meeting - Monday 6th November at 7.00 pm in the chapel-house.
Bearsden Choir Concert. – Beethoven’s Mass in C + Brahms’ Schicksalslied and Geistliches Lied, on Sat 11th November at 7.30pm in St John’s Renfield Church, Beaconsfield Road (opposite Nuffield Hospital), Hyndland, Glasgow. G12 0NY. For more details or info, see poster on Noticeboard in the Porch or visit choir website. Tickets £16 (Conc £14) & Children £5 from website or phone Chris on 942 7519.
Mass of Commitment-- for Primary Three families will be at 10am today Sunday 29th October.
Do you know what the Church teaches? Ever wondered why she teaches what she does? Come along and find out. Age 16 – 25. Video – Discussion – Food. Weekly meetings starting 8th November 6.30pm @ Pauline Books, 36 St Enoch Square, G1 4DFPick up an information card from the porch. Contact: email@example.com- 0141 226 5898/07496 876910
A huge thanks to everyone who helped with last Thursday’s P6’s retreat day here in the parish. We are very thankful to Sr Bernie, Sr Gill, Sr Elizabeth and the Salesian team for leading the retreat day of faith, fun and friendship. Many thanks, too, to Mrs Grogan, the P6 teachers, parents and the members of the parish’s Youth Ministry Team for helping with the organisation and all the arrangements. A great day was enjoyed by all. We’re delighted that this retreat day has now become an annual event in our parish calendar.
Mass for our beloved dead takes place Sunday 12th November at 12noon. The families of those who have lost a loved one over the past year have been invited but, of course, everyone is welcome who wishes to pray for those whom they have lost. Refreshments will be served in the hall after Mass.
Parents Meetings – for First Confession, 11th January 2018 at 7.00 pm. For First Holy Communion, 18th January 2018 at 7.00 pm. Both meetings in the upper hall. First Holy Communion dates – Sundays 13th and 20th May 2018 at 12.00 noon Mass.
Confirmation preparation meeting - Tuesday, 16th January 2018 at 7pm in St Joseph's for parents and sponsors. On the same evening and at the same time in St Joseph’s, catechists of the two parishes will gather with the P7s to lead them in preparing for Confirmation.
Cream Tea in All Saints church halls, Drymen Rd,4th Nov.00 to 5.00pm.All most welcome.Entry £5 including, and scones with cream.will behome baking stall and a raffle.The Ayoub sisters' CD will also be available.
Padre Pio Prayer Group with Candlelit Rosary Service in honour of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary – this Monday, 30th October at 7pm. All most welcome. Contact Kay Dick 0141 942 7771 or Kate Hay 0141 931 5154.
Children’s Choir – Nov 12th ; Dec 3rd (Golden Jubilee Mass 10.30am) December 10th & 17th 10am mass and Kelvin Choir concert 3pm. Dec 25th (Christmas Mass) – All at 10am unless otherwise stated. Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 0141 942 9799 / 07749715514
Choir forGolden Jubilee Anniversary 10.30am Mass 3rd December. The usual adult choir will be singing alongside the children's choir at this mass. Anyone who would like to sing on this occasion, please contact Annamaria Strachan for more details and to confirm their attendance. There will be 3 rehearsals on 2nd November at 7.45pm; 16th November at 6.30pm and 22nd November at 6.30pm. Former children's choir members are especially welcome, as are any new members, of any age. Annamaria Strachan 0141 942 9799/07749715514 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Piety Stall—offers something for everyone—a variety of greeting cards for all occasions, including a range of cards for Confirmation.
The Parish Embroidery Group meet every Thursday 4pm - 6pm in the Lower Church Hall. For further information contact Maura McRobbie email@example.com
Your donations to Drumchapel Foodbank will be gratefully received; non-perishable goods such as cans, rice, pasta toilet rolls, nappies etc are much needed and delivered to the Foodbank every Monday. Thank you for your help.
The St Andrew’s parish Christmas Fair will take place on Sunday 19th November after 10am and 12 noon Masses.This will be similar to last year’s, with a selection of charities at the event.Could parishioners who would like to host a stall please contact either Anne MacIntosh (931 5861) or Annamaria Strachan (942 9799) to confirm.All profits from the Piety Stall go to Church funds.Tea, coffee and home baking will be served at this event.
The Healing Power of the Sacrament of Reconciliation: Thursday 9th November 7:00 – 8:30pm in the Upper Hall. Following the success of the talk on Reconciliation in March of this year and at the request of parishioners a second session on the sacrament of Reconciliation is planned. The session will reflect on the healing power of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.If you can, please join us for tea/coffee and a reflective and enjoyable discussion.
Westerton Parish’s 60th Anniversary – An invitation to all in St Andrew’s to their Songs of Praise followed by Supper – this evening, Sunday 29th Oct at 6.30pm.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Each Saturday from 10.30am until 12.30pm. Please consider coming to spend some time in adoration and prayer each Saturday.
Upcoming Special second collections: Assisted Parishes– 12th November: White Flower – 26th November.
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Louise Dolan, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Joseph McDermid, Charlie Harper, Paul Sheridan, John Gerard Miller, Maureen MacIntosh, Michelle Rajab, Matthew Craig, Maurice Boyce, Margaret Kieran, Maura Murphy, Maria Giovanazzi, Clare MacTavish, Jim Cameron, Mary Magovern, Jackie McCann, Vikki Allinson, Eileen Brown, Annamaria McGill, Shona Doherty, Michael Moss, Geraldine Moy, Laura Sedgewick, Eileen Daly.
Recently Dead—Charlie Heenan, David Murrtay, John Clifford, Moira Devine
Anniversaries--Annie McTaggart, Charlie Whitelaw, Kathleen Muir, Katie Papworth, James O’Callaghan