out and save what was lost."
The rosary is recited—Each weekday morning at 9.40 before Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.
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
Confirmation—St Andrew’s Squad (SAS) - The Sas is for all children in the Parish preparing to make their confirmation. We are meeting in the Upper Hall on ~Sunday 3rd November from 9.00 a.m.—9.50 a.m. We are looking forward to seeing you there and please bring a small photo of yourself with you, if you can. Any enquiries, please contact Margaret Hendry 563 9993.
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.
Visit Scotland for Marriage—Website and sign the marriage petition today.
The Fourth Mystery—Priestly vocations are, above all, the fruit of the prayers of the Church. Jesus encouraged us to pray to the Lord of the Harvest to send labourers his harvest. A good suggestion—when you pray the rosary, whether it be at home or in the church or when driving or out for a walk, dedicate the Fourth Mystery to the intercession for priestly vocations for the Archdiocese of Glasgow.
Remember the Dead—Praying for the dead, especially during the month of November, reminds us that the Church is not confined to this world, but extends into the next as well. By praying for the dead, as we prayed for them while they were alive, we can establish a special link with the “communion of saints”. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered up every day during the month of November for the Holy Souls.
Could God be calling you to the Priesthood? - Evening of catechesis, Prayer and Fraternity to help discern your vocation 2nd Friday of each month at Turnbull Ha.. Contact Fr. Keenan 339 4315/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Messengers Meeting—Monday 4th November. All Messengers please attend meeting in Lower Hall—~Area Leaders at 7.30pm and Messengers at 8pm.
Extra Ordinary Ministers - Of Holy Communion, who visit the sick and housebound of the parish either in their homes or in the nursing homes. There will be a meeting at 7.30pm on Thursday, 7th November in the chapel-house. This will give Fr Mackle an opportunity to meet you all.
St. Andrew’s P.T.A.—is hosting a Quiz Night in the school hall on Friday 8th November from 7.30 p.m. until 11. p.m. Tickets £5.00 payable on the door. All welcome. Contact Anne on 07866 009078 for more details.
The St. Andrew’s Parish Christmas Fair—will take place on Sunday 17th November after 10.00 a.m. 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 Strathan (942 9799) to confirm. All profits from the Piety Stall go to Church funds. Tea and coffee will be served. Donations of home baking would be most welcome (no nuts please) The Piety Stall has a large selection of Confirmation cards and gifts stock.
Many Thanks—To everyone who came along to last month’s coffee morning. The sum of £70.00 was raised for Beam (Bearsden and Milngavie Talking Newspaper Association). We received a letter from Desnee Ashley, Secretary of BEAM, thanking the Parish for the very kind donation and asking if anyone knows of a visually impaired person who would like an audio recording of the Milngavie and Bearsden Herald, to please contact Desnee on 0141 942 4231, Beam supply a player to play it on and its all free of charge..
Year of Reflection— to mark the close of the Year of Faith by Julie Clague, lecturer in Catholic Theology at Glasgow University, this Tuesday 5th November; Putting Faith into Practice - in the Immaculate Conception Hall 7.30pm – 9pm. (including refreshments and discussion) All welcome.
Survive Miva —…is a Catholic lay Association providing transport grants for the Church’s health and pastoral work in the developing world. Survive Miva require volunteer speakers who will make appeals in parishes in Glasgow Archdiocese. Interested? Could you speak up for Survive Miva? Contact 0151 523 3878, if you can, and could you also let Fr Mackle know please. Survive Miva will be making an appeal in our parish sometime next year.
Year of Faith Celebration—Particularly for all families who celebrated a Baptism, Confirmation or First Holy Communion during the Year of Faith ie from 11th October 2012 to 24th November 2013. You are invited to the 10.00am Mass on Sunday, 24th November in St Andrew’s to mark the close of the Year of Faith. At this Mass, as well as at the Vigil and 12noon Mass, we will take the opportunity to renew our Baptismal Promises.