Saturday Vigil Mass- Beginning Saturday, January 5th2019, the Saturday Vigil Mass will begin one hour earlier. For a trial period, Mass will begin at 5pm. Sacrament of Reconciliation will be 4.15pm – 4.45pm. These new times will be reviewed after six months.
Feast of St Nicholas– 6thDec. 10am Mass in the school (with blessing of the St Nicholas Embroidery Panel). Parish’s morning Mass will be at 9am.
Congratulations to the young people of the parishes of St Joseph and St Andrew who were Confirmed by Archbishop Tartaglia last Thursday at a memorable and moving ceremony in St Joseph’s. Congratulations, too, to all parents, sponsors and to Mrs Grogan and all the staff. To the catechists, and to all who were involved in the liturgy, sincere and grateful thanks. Please keep the Confirmands in your prayers. Save the date – NET Team retreat 27thJan 2019 in St Andrew’s.
Gospel Reflection Session - Mon. 3rd Dec after 10am Mass in the Upper Hall.The session will reflect on the Gospel Reading for Sunday 9th DecIf you can, please join us for tea/coffee and a reflective and enjoyable discussion.
To mark the centenary of the passing of the Education (Scotland) Act 1918,Professor Stephen McKinney from University of Glasgow’s School of Education will give a talk on the hundred year history of Scottish Catholic Education in the Upper Hall on Thursday 6thDecember 2018 from 7pm until 8.30pm. Tea and coffee will be served and there will be an opportunity for discussion and questions during the evening. Please come along to what will be a very informative evening.
Thanksgiving Dinner –A word of thanks from NET Team – “Our thanks to everyone – to the wonderful cooks and servers for giving us Americans a fantastic Thanksgiving Dinner evening – thank you for bringing to us a little bit of home”
We look forward to the NET Team returning to St Andrew’s on 27thJan 2019.
The P4-P7 Children’s Liturgyare looking for some young helpers.If you are doing the Duke of Edinburgh Awards or the Caritas Award you will receive credit towards your award or if you would like to just volunteer your help would be greatly appreciated. Volunteers should be in at least 3rdat High School. if you would like to assist with the P4-P7’s Liturgy at the 10 O’clock Mass on a Sunday please speak to Father Mackle or contact Sharon Warner at email@example.com
SPRED family Masson Sunday 9 th December at noon.All most welcome and please join us in the upper hall afterwards for lovely homemaking and chat.
Thank you to all those who helped in any way to make last Saturday’s St Andrew’s Music and Quiz Night such a terrific success. Many thanks to all the musicians and singers and to all who came along and supported the Night. Congratulations to all raffle and 29 Club winners, and to the winning quiz team. Also,a big thank you to Gordon for his job as the evening’s compere. Special thanks to Margaret Charrier and Veronica McLaughlin, to the members of the Youth Ministry Team and Caritas Candidates for all their excellent work looking after the Night’s organisation and all its preparations. Well done. It was a fabulous social night for the parish with a great variety of performances and entertainment. Looking forward to next year’s. The terrific sum of £1032 was raised for SAMH – such a worthy cause.
Advent Cluster Candlelit Reflection St Joseph’s invites St Andrew’s and St Benedict’s parishioners to an Advent evening of music and reflection in St Joseph’s on Tues11thDec at 7.30 pm. - followed by mulled wine and mince pies in the hall.
Advent Reflection and Cluster Prayer Service in St Andrew’s-Thursday 13 Dec at 7.30pm. Readings, prayer, music and candlelight - a brief, peaceful escape from the sometimes hectic world of Christmas preparations. This service will last for approximately one hour followed by light refreshments in the Upper Hall. Come on your own, with a friend, or with your family.Everyone is welcome!
Bearsden Bank Changes - Standing Order Many thanks to our request for parishioner consideration in changing personal plate offerings to standing order. Your response has been excellent!! If you are still thinking it over we have standing order forms suitable for Gift Aid and Non Gift Aid donors in the porch area – Finance team members at this Mass will be available to help if needed. Thanks again.
Brian Donnelly St A - F & F Coordinator Email firstname.lastname@example.org
A musical celebration of the festive season. Kelvin Choir Christmas Concert. St Andrew’s Church. Today, Sunday,3pm. Tickets on the door.
Nightfever –for all young people of St Andrew’s and St Joseph’s. You are warmly invited to take a short time out and enjoy a calm hour of reflection with adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in candlelight and uplifting music on 9th December 6-7pm. There will be refreshments afterwards. We need volunteers for a number of short readings. Please contact email@example.com/ 942 4635
Children’s Choir – December 9th, 16th and 25th. All at 10am unless otherwise stated.Any queries, please contactAnnamaria Strachan 01419429799/07749715514- firstname.lastname@example.org
Supporting Christian Families in the Holy Land – The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem would like to thank the generosity of the parishioners of St Andrews at their recent charity Christmas card sale. We raised the tremendous sum of £180 which will go to help support the Christian community in Aboud, Palestine.
Primary Three Parents- First Confession Parents Meeting - 17th January 2019 at 7pm in St Nicholas’ Primary. Primary Four Parents- First Holy Communion Parents Meeting 31st January 2019 at 7pm in St Nicholas’ Primary.
Church Cleaning Team –We still need a few more volunteers please for a complete 4 week rota. Would you be free for an hour and a half on a weekday afternoon once a month to help with church cleaning? If so, speak to Father Mackle.Thank you.
The 29 Club Winter 2018 Draw Our Christmas Draw took place at the Church Music & Quiz night on 24 November 2018 with the following winners:-£1000 : No. 142:Maureen & Edward Smith. £100 : No. 176 : Jenny McGahan. £100 : No. 80:Tamara Kennedy. £100 :No.134 : Liam McKechnie. £100 : No. 48 :Katrianne & Charles Hocking . £100 - No.155 : Charles McKeever. My thanks to Christine Mayer our bulletin secretary for making the draw and to all you 29 Club members Thank You for your great support!! … finally to the winners .. Enjoy!! All proceeds from The 29 Club are used to support our Parish Development Fund and various charitable causes. Vacancies are available now for the current season with membership at £6 per month or £65 per annum. Come and Join Us !! - (spaces available now!!) Contact Brian Donnelly on 942-6085 or Fr Mackle on 942-4635.
St Andrew’s Christmas Party Sat 8th Dec, 2-4pm, in upper hall. TEA & COFFEE, MINCE PIES, KIDS’ ENTERTAINER, SANTA. Donation of a present to Santa will be gratefully received - please mark it boy or girl and suitable age – this will go directly to a local charity.Tickets £6 per family. Available from Aura (07881445565) or Karen (07868062313) at the Toddlers & Pre school club, Thursdays 12:15-2:30.
Gift bag orwrappedgents gloves, hat, scarf, socks and underwear, toiletries, chocolates, mince pies will be gratefully received. Soup Run Christmas Gift Appeal Please place in the large box in the porch by next Sunday. Christmas card with a short message is. Christmas Soup Run - Friday 14th Dec - if youto join us for carols or to come along to the soup run during the year, please let us know and come to the lower hall at 7pm. Veronica McLaughlin 07812 406691
5thDec– RCIA – 7pm - Hut
6thDec– Catholic Education Centenary Talk – 7pm - Hall
7thDec– Legion PPC Planning – 6pm - Hut
Please remember in your prayers those in need, those who are sick, and those in hospital.
Recently Dead— Millie Dowie, Guiseppina Spadi, Julie Murphy, Tony Wareing, Liz Conway, Brian Sloane, Ella Hyslop, Robin Russell.
Anniversaries—William Dunbar, Fr. John McJKelvie, Ramona & Lifardo Sumagang, James McGrath, Roy Chapman.