I known them and they follow me."
The Vigil Mass at 6pm will be concelebrated, followed by a wine and cheese in the church hall. There are no tickets for the function and there will be a nominal charge at the bar. Please feel free to come in at any time in the evening until around 9.30pm.
Envelopes for donations for a personal presentation to Father are available at the back of the church. Please return these in the second collection. Cheques are payable to St. Andrew’s Church.
Liturgy Group—There is a meeting of the Liturgy Group on Tuesday 8th October at 7.30pm in the presbytery.
Soup Run/Foodbank—The next soup run will be on Friday 4th October. Donations taken at the lower hall from 7pm. Soup, sandwiches, soft fruit, biscuits etc most welcome. Any queries please call Phyllis 0141 570 1343. Many thanks for the continuing support.
Greater Maryhill Foodbank—The Parish has, to date, donated over 850 items to the Foodbank. Thank you all very much fro your continuing support of this very much needed initiative. Please remember that the Foodbank is unable to use items which need refrigerated but dry goods are most welcome. Many thanks to the St. Pio of Pietrelcina Prayer Group for their generous and thoughtful donation.
Lost Property—Please check the table in the porch and remove anything that is yours! Remainder will be disposed of.
October Devotions—The rosary is recited each weekday morning, before Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.
Ladies Cabaret and Fun Casino Night in Aid of the White Lily Fund which raises money for Cancer Research in the West of Scotland—Friday 25th October at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Champagne Reception 3 Course Meal, Cabaret and Fun Casino Tables. As always it will be a great night. Tickets cost £45.00 each. Ladies only so why not get together with some friends and take a table of 10. For more information and Ticket, please contact Angela Bruno on 07730615045.
Children’s Choir Dates—November 10th, November 17th, December 8th, December 15th. All at 10.00 a.m. Mass. For queries contact Annamaria Strachan 942-9799 or 07749715514.
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.
Confirmation for the Primary 4—Children will be celebrated on Thursday November 14th (Group 1) and November 21st (Group 2) at 7.30 p.m. Near the time, the school will arrange the groups. If parents wish to change the allotted group, please inform the school. If children are not attending St. Andrew’s Primary, please chose either date and arrange that with the Parish Priest.
Confirmation—There will be a Family Service of Preparation for Confirmation on Wednesday 2nd October at the church at 7.30 p.m. Parents, sponsors, children and all family members are most welcome.
The Sacraments—Confirmation, Reconciliation (First Confession) and First Communion. Parents intending to present children in the coming year are required to complete an application/enrolment form for each Sacrament—Confirmation (Pink) Reconciliation (Purple) First Communion (Yellow). They are available on the table in the folders at the porch of the church. Please complete and return them to the Parish Priest by 20th October.
Parents Meeting—in preparation for Confirmation and First Communion at the Parish Upper Hall on Thursday 24th October at 7.30 p.m.
P3 Service of Commitment for the Sacraments—At 10.00 a.m. Mass on Sunday 27th October at 10.00 a.m.
White Flower Appeal for S.P.U.C. on Saturday/Sunday 5th/6th October. We are required to uplift the donations outside the church. Thank you.
Parents of Primary 4 Children: The Piety Stall has a large selection of books on Saints’ names on sale for those children receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation in November.
The Piety Stall - has a large selection of retirement cards on sale.
Please note—Would members of the Parish please refrain from leaving bags of clothing at the foot of the stairs leading to the lower hall; they present a health and safety hazard. There are two charity shops at Bearsden Cross—Sally from the Parish manages the Oxfam shop. Thank you.
SCIAF—At the request of the Archbishop, the second collections on 28th/29th September will be for S.C.I.A.F to aid their work for the Syria Appeal. Thank you.
Coffee Morning—After 10.00 a.m. Sunday 20th October. Please come along and join use. Donations of Home Baking (no nuts please) always gratefully received. This month we are raising funds for Beam (Bearsden and Milngavie talking newspaper Association) which was mentioned in last month’s parish bulletin. Also, many thanks to everyone who came along to last month’s coffee morning. The sum of £120.00 was raised for the Multiple Sclerosis Society Scotland.
National Youth Event—See notice on the board in the church porch.
Catholic Nurses Guild of Scotland—see notice on the board in the church porch.
Papal Consecration of the World to Our Lady—For info contact 339 4315.
St. Andrew’s Whist Drive—Will be held on Monday 30th 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 7959 or 07580086381 for information or just come along for a great night.
National Old People’s Week—6th October—12th October. Flag day 6th October. Volunteers needed of 14 years of age and over. Please contact Sheena Glass 221 6244.