and kings by your shining radiance."
New Year’s Day Mass – 10am. There will be no 5pm Vigil Mass on 1st January.
We look forward to all families, who have had a celebration of Baptism within the past year, attending the 10am Mass next Sunday 9th January either in church or on line via our YouTube channel for the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord. After Mass, there would normally be refreshments served in the parish hall, but it really is so unfortunate that again this year this won’t be able to happen, for obvious reasons.
NET Ministry will be returning, if circumstances permit, to our parish next month. NET are ten young Americans who are doing great youth ministry work in many schools and parishes. More details soon.
The crib in the church and the two cribs in our grounds will remain up for 40 days through to Candlemas on 2nd February. Why not keep yours up in your home until then? It's such a terrific visual aid and the 40 days allow us to adore the new-born Christ for longer. If you’re out for a stroll, call in for a wee prayer before our outdoor cribs.
Annual Crib Donations are vital for the running of St Margaret's as the UK's only Catholic adoption agency. St Margaret's aims to ensure that every child has the right to grow up in a safe, loving and secure family environment.
Bishop Nolan’s J&P Letter on this link and also at www.justiceandpeacescotland.org.uk.
There will be a retiring collection taken up at both Masses to support the vital work of J&P
St Nicholas Care Fund. The projects funded are in the main to help children and young people, special needs’ groups and senior citizens. St Nicholas take home collection boxes to be returned please by 16th Jan. Many thanks.
Drumchapel food bank Distribution returns to normal on January 5. Thanks to all who contributed throughout this difficult year. As well as donations of food items, which can be left in the house porch, cash donations are used by the parish to purchase regularly around £1000 of food items which are taken straight to the food bank.
Could God be calling you to serve as a priest or deacon ? Speak to the parish clergy or contact the Vocations Director, Fr. Ross Campbell, firstname.lastname@example.org or 339 4315 Please, pray for vocations for our Archdiocese.
How can we develop our thinking as Catholics? Find out at the Word on Fire Institute, founded by Bishop Robert Barron. You’ll see you can access videos on his YouTube channel, which address issues ranging from moral teaching and theology to myths about the Catholic Church.
Between now and Easter, please keep in your prayers Jackie, Rebecca, Jason and Rokas, who look forward to being received into the Church at Easter.
Primary Three First Confession Parents’ Meeting - 13th January 2022 at 7pm in St Andrew’s Hall. First Confessions will be on Saturdays 12th & 19th March 10am – 11am. A date will be allocated to each family.
Primary Four First Holy Communion Parents’ Meeting 20th January 2022 at 7pm in St Andrew’s Hall. First Holy Communion Masses will be on 14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd May at 2pm. A date will be allocated to each family.
Primary Seven Confirmation Parents’ Meeting – Thursday 3rd February 2022 at 7pm in St Andrew’s Hall. Confirmation Masses will be on 4th & 5th June at 2pm. A date will be allocated to each family.
Encounter ~ Listen ~ Discern. Synod 2021 ~ 2023. The Pope’s meeting with the world’s Bishops in 2023 will be to discuss ways of improving the process by which the Church on all levels is open to hearing the voices of people from all walks of life. Keep your eye in our parish bulletin and our social media for arrangements for us getting involved in this. Over the next few months we will be asking as many people as possible in St Andrew’s to participate in this synodal process.
St Aloysius’ College Primary 4 – Senior 2 Entrance Assessment. Saturday 22nd January 2022 Register today at stalysius.org
Peer Support Group for Women Of Faith Affected By Separation or Divorce first Friday monthly 6pm St Patrick's, Dumbarton. For information contact 07970928028.
The Pope's Twitter (@Pontifex) and Instagram (@Franciscus) ~ worth following for topical issues.
Pope’s monthly video ~ a great resource of contemporary commentary by the Holy Father on current issues. Available at https://thepopevideo.org/
Drumchapel Foodbank. Regularly your donations are dropped off at the foodbank by our parish volunteers. Thanks for continuing to give the foodbank your support. Our soup-run volunteers continue to collect donations from M&S Byres Rd & Milngavie for delivery to Drumchapel & St Gregory’s Foodbanks, the Wayside Club & Aspire.
Parish Website – On the latest page and bulletin pages, click on subscribe for a daily summary of the previous day's posts.
Parish Bulletin: Items for inclusion should be sent in by 12 Noon on the Wednesday before publication. Copies of the bulletin are available on Facebook, Twitter, Instgram, the parish website and on our exterior noticeboard.
Please remember in your prayers those in need, those who are sick and housebound and those in hospital
Recently Dead: Robert Campbell, Margaret Rose Capaldi, Tony Docherty, Christopher Muir, Anne O’Connor, Betty Thompson, Marco Venturini,
Anniversaries: Bernard Connolly, Jean and John Finnerty, Andrew Higgins, Jean and Charles Hirst, Patricia McNeill, Marjorie and Roger Morgan, Edward Morgan, Cathie Rowan, Teresa Tarbet, Helen and Alexander Walker.