says the Lord; no one can come to the Father
except through me."
The Chair of St. Andrew’s Parent Council has been outlining why it is important for you to support the school and to fill out the public consultation questionnaire, particularly sections 1 and 6. Copies are available at the back of the church or you can download a copy from here. The closing date for completion of the questionnaire is Monday, 4th February 2013.
In order to preserve the future of Catholic Education on its current site in Bearsden for the future of our children, it is vitally important that you participate in this consultation exercise and encourage your friends and families to do the same. If you do not do so, it is possible, indeed highly possible, that St. Andrew’s will lose its site on Duntocher Road and the school may be moved to another much less suitable location.
The Catholic community is relatively small so we need as much support as we can gather in order for our voice to be heard. Thank you. For further information please contact St. Andrew’s Primary Parent Council Chair Terry Allan on firstname.lastname@example.org
Ash Wednesday—13th February. Blessings and Distribution of Ashes at Mass at 10am and 7pm. Lent officially opens on Sunday 17th February.
Finance & Fabric Team—Please meet in Presbytery Thursday 7th February at 7pm.
World Youth Day—25th –28th July at The University of Stirling. Open to all young adults aged 14-25. Involves a Youth Festival, daily mass, great music and a mini Pilgrimage. Cost £250 including accommodation and all meals. Anyone interested contact Erin McGonigle on 07904 648817 or via her Facebook page. See notice in the porch.
St. Andrew’s Children’s Choir Dates 2013—3rd February—Education Sunday, 17th February, 10th March, 17th March, 21st April, 12th May, 19th May, 9th June & 16th June. All at the 10am mass. Any queries, please contact Mrs Annamaria Strachan, 0141 9799/07749715514 (phone or test); email@example.com
Justice & Peace: Poverty and Homelessness Action Week—This is from 26th January to 3rd February and in Scotland is promoted by Scottish Churches Housing Action, see www.actionweek.org.uk Of great relevance in Glasgow is the Scottish Refugee Council’s current campaign to change the law so that those refused asylum seekers who are unable to return, have the right to work in the formal economy or be supported and so avoid the destitution which is the effect of current policies. See www.stopdestitution.org.uk, or www.justiceandpeacescotland.org.uk
Marriage Campaign—The Scottish Government consultation is on going until March. The consultation paper is at www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2012/12/9433 Please use the website www.scottish parliament.uk/msps.aspx to email MSP’s in your own words that you want marriage to be upheld between one man and one woman.
Scotland for Marriage supporter meetings—Friday 15th February 2pm or 7.30pm in Jurys Inn 80 Jamaica Street, Glasgow, G1 4QG. Find out how you can help the campaign in a number of simple, practical ways in your local area.
Wayside Club 8th Anniversary Gala Dinner—The Wayside Club, conducted by the Legion of Mary, provides friendship, food, showers and clothing for all homeless and socially excluded people who come to their door, 365 days a year. This year marks their 80th anniversary of providing this essential service in our own city which is so prized by those in need. To help raise funds to continue the service a Gala Dinner has been arranged. Please consider whether you could support this venture. The event takes place on Saturday 27th April at 7pm at the Glasgow Hilton Hotel. A champagne reception will be followed by a black-tie dinner, live entertainment, a raffle and auction. Tickets cost £50pp or a table of 10 £500. Please contact Tom Boyd 0798 8880117 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to take part in a truly memorable evening.
The World Day of Prayer for the Sick—Monday 11th February, 7pm, Immaculate Conception, Maryhill—see notice in the porch.
Forty Hours —10th—12th February—Immaculate Conception, Maryhill.
Year of Faith—4 sessions in The Immaculate Conception Church Hall—see notice in the porch.
Year of Faith in Action—Pontifical Missionary Union Conference, St. Margaret of Scotland, Drip Road, Stirling, FK9 4UA on Saturday 9th March. See notice in the porch for contact details.
Forty Hours—Turnbull Hall changed to 17th February.
Lighthouse Project, Nagaland—A heartfelt thank you to the parishioners of St. Andrew’s for their support and for the money raised from your coffee morning. It will go to enable more children to be enrolled. Roshni Mansfield.
Ladies’ Lunch and Fashion Show—Come along and join in the fun! Sunday 17th March at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. A glass of bubbly on arrival at 1pm and lunch begins at 2pm. Tickets cost £35 each. Some of the shops exhibiting are Solo, Silks and Wish. BBC ‘weathergirl’ Judith Ralston will be comparing. Why not get together with some friends and take a table of 10? For more info and tickets, please contact Angela Bruno on 07730 615045.