slow to anger and of great kindness."
All Souls Day – Wednesday 2nd November – Masses – 10am & 7pm
Padre Pio Prayer Group - Novena will take place at 7:00pm followed by Padre Pio Mass at 7:30pm on Monday 31st October. All are welcome.
A huge thanks to everyone who helped contribute to the success of P6’s retreat day last Thursday. We are so thankful to Sister Bernie and Sister Gill and the Salesian team for leading the retreat day of faith, fun and friendship. Sincere thanks, too, to Mrs Grogan, the P6 teachers and the members of the parish’s Youth Ministry Team for helping with the organisation and arrangements. A great day was enjoyed by all. We’re hoping that this retreat day will become an annual event now in our parish calendar.
October Devotions - Rosary and Benediction Sunday at 4.30pm.
Messengers Meeting - Wednesday 16 November - Upper Hall. All Messengers are asked to come to this meeting for the Christmas Reachout - Area Leaders at 7.30 p.m. and Messengers at 8.00 p.m. Please note, due to circumstances, this meeting will be held on a Wednesday in the Upper Hall.
Dates to note - Parents Meetings – for First Confession, 12th January 2017 at 7pm. For First Holy Communion, 26th January 2017 at 7pm. First Holy Communion – Sundays 14th and 21st May at 12noon Mass.
St Andrew’s Whist Drive - Monday 31st Oct 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 more information or just come along for a great night.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion who visit sick and housebound – next meeting - Monday 14th November at 7pm in the chapel-house.
Preparing for Advent 2016 – Canon Michael McMahon will be providing two talks at 7pm on Thursday 10th and 17th November in the Upper Hall to help us prepare for Advent. All most welcome. See poster for more details.
Soup run - Friday 4th November 7pm in Lower Hall. Donations of soup, sandwiches, soft fruit, biscuits etc most welcome. Any queries, please call Phyllis on 570 1343
Bearsden Cross Parish Church will be holding a special 10th Anniversary Service at 7pm on Tuesday 29th November. The Kirk Session extends a kind invitation to all members of St Andrew’s to attend. Our very best wishes to Bearsden Cross congregation on the occasion of their 10th Anniversary.
Before receiving Holy Communion, we are asked to make some preparatory act of reverence such as a bow. This should be made just before receiving Communion. General Instruction of the Roman Missal, No. 160 states: "When receiving Holy Communion, the communicant bows his or her head before the Sacrament as a gesture of reverence and receives the Body of the Lord from the minister. The consecrated host may be received either on the tongue or in the hand, at the discretion of each communicant. When Holy Communion is received under both kinds, the sign of reverence is also made before receiving the Precious Blood."
Copy of St Andrew’s, St Benedict’s and St Joseph’s Cluster Report: October 2016 inserted in this week’s bulletin.Also here on this site.
The St Andrew’s parish Christmas Fair will take place on Sunday 20th 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.
1st Bearsden Boys' Brigade are hosting their annual Christmas Market and Coffee 3rd Dec 9.30am - 12 noon in the BB Halls, Glebe Car Park. Tickets £3.50 adults and £1.50 children can be bought at the door or from any member of the Company
Mass for all newly married couples of 2016 will be held on Sunday 13th November at 3pm in St Andrew’s Cathedral. A personal invitation has been sent from Archbishop Tartaglia to all couples married in 2016.
Upcoming Meetings: 31st Oct at 11am – Deanery. 1st Nov at 7pm – School Council; 7th Nov at 7pm – Youth Ministry Team;
Scottish Country Dancing is recognised as an excellent way to get and stay fit. It’s also very sociable and great fun. No special footwear required; no need to come with a partner. There are classes in the area. Anyone interested or for more information, please contact Chris on 942 7519.
Support in bereavement Group - anyone seeking assistance, who is suffering a bereavement (not necessarily recently) and feels they could benefit from talking to someone about it, please speak to Father Mackle or Monsignor Ryan.
Drumchapel Foodbank – Donations of items of sustainable foods eg tins, pasta, cereals, toiletries, eg toilet rolls, kitchen rolls always gratefully received. Collection boxes in the porch are taken every Monday morning to the Foodbank. Thank you for your help.
Mass for the Dead of the Past Year – takes place next Sunday 6th November at 12noon Mass. 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.
Ladies' Glamorous Night in Aid of the White Lily Fund which raises money for Cancer Research in the West of Scotland— Friday 18th November at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Champagne Reception, Stalls, Dinner and Dancing. Tickets £50.00 each. Ladies only, so why not get together with some friends and take a table of 10. For more information and tickets, please contact Angela Bruno on 07730615045.
Children’s Choir - November 13th, December 11th, December 18th, December 25th (to be confirmed). Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 01419429799/07749715514 /firstname.lastname@example.org
Forthcoming Special Collection : 13th Nov – Assisted Parishes.
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Louise Dolan, Ronald Coia, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Baby Eva Berrey, Joan Davis, Margie Cornyn, Patricia Swiatek, Gilbert O’Rourke, Joseph McDermid, Charlie Harper, Bruce Davidson, Paul Sheridan, John Gerard Miller, Maureen MacIntosh, Davie Peacock, Kay Reilly, Anne Rodgers, Diarmid O’Hara, Rosemary Queen, Barbara Holland, Michelle Rajab, Matthew Craig, Maurice Boyce, Margaret Kieran, James Keegan, James Docherty, Martin Reynolds.
Recently Dead—John Waddell, Shonna Byrne, Annie McTaggart, Joe Conetta, Jimmy McKeown, Michael Buchanan.
3 Month’s Mind—Charlie Melly
Anniversaries—Con McConville, Isabel Barnes, Thomas McKinnon.