All flesh shall see the salvation of God."
The Archbishop presented five of our altar servers with the gold cord for their wonderful five years' commitment to altar serving. Huge congratulations to them 👏👏👏. He enjoyed the opportunity on Education Sunday to meet the teachers from both St Nicholas' and Turnbull High. A huge amount of thanks to all the boys and girls who were involved in all the various ministries over all the three Masses.
The Archbishop was very grateful to the Children's Choir for their wonderful singing, and was very impressed with the terrific number at the Children's Liturgy.
Thank you to everybody who worked so hard to plan and organise the weekend's pastoral visit.
Archbishop Nolan wishes to thank everyone who worked so hard in preparation for his visit to St Andrew's. We look forward to welcoming him back for the Primary Seven pupils' Confirmations next May.
Archbishop Nolan's Visit to St Andrew's - Images from last weekend's visit on this link
St Nicholas’ Feast Day will be celebrated in the school with Mass at 9.30am. Primary Three families are invited to attend.
Remember in your prayers – Gemma, Millie, Eleanor and Stephen who are all journeying through RCIA. This Sunday at the 10.00am Mass is the Rite of Acceptance, which involves special prayers for them as part of the RCIA process.
Advent Confessions in St Andrew’s 6pm – 7pm on Monday 19th December, ( as well as the usual Saturday and Sunday times) and in St Joseph’s at 2pm on Tuesday 20th December
Advent reflection Evening in St Joseph’s - at 7pm Thursday 15 Dec. For anyone who requires transport, please enter your details on the sheet in the porch.
Advent Appeal 3rd / 4th Dec Soup Run – Christmas Gifts for the homeless.
You can support this by providing all items listed below in a gift bag
- A hand written Christmas card
- Small selection box or pack of chocolates
- Shower gel
- Toothpaste and toothbrush
- Ladies gifts to include sanitary products.
Many thanks for your support - Veronica McLaughlin and volunteers.
To mark Monsignor Ryan's contribution to St Andrew's and express our thanks for all he has done over the past 8, there will be a celebratory Mass at the 5pm Vigil on Sat 17th Dec where a presentation will be made after Mass. This will be followed by a buffet and bar with tea & coffee in the upper hall to which all are most welcome. If you would like to contribute to a gift for Monsignor Ryan, you will have the opportunity via collection boxes in the porch on 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th December.
Screening in the hall of the Laudato Si film "The Letter". Sat 10 Dec at 6pm ~Indigenous peoples, scientists, refugees and the youth of the world are represented movingly and honestly in a way that makes it very difficult to do nothing. Teas/coffees will be served. Should finish around 8.15. (NB - It is suggested that the film is most suitable for anyone aged 14 or over with a message for all generations.) Please, please spare a couple of hours to understand more fully Pope Francis' message for everyone on our planet.
SCIAF Real Gifts - why give more jumpers or ties or IT for Christmas? Give your loved ones an ethical gift that makes a difference. Visit shop.sciaf.org.uk
Website Bulletin Subscriptions.Thank you to all those who have subscribed to receive the website bulletin over the last few years. Those who subscribed a while ago with "Feedburner" and no longer receive the bulletin could you please resubscribe on the bulletin page as "Feedburner" is no longer available. https://www.standrewsbearsden.co.uk/bulletin
St. Andrew’s lunch club - Thurs 15th Dec 12.30pm. Great the numbers attending are growing, but it means we are looking for more helpers. If you are able to help please contact Jim Cameron - 01419424439 or 07985129119
Before receiving Holy Communion, we are asked to make some preparatory act of reverence such as a bow.
‘Slavery, Mining and other Poems’
For women affected by separation and divorce – next meeting of this confidential and peer support group is Fri 6thJan in St Patrick's hall, Dumbarton 6pm - 8pm. All new members are most welcome. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Forthcoming Special Collection – 11th Dec Caring Sunday.
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 Bulletin: Items for inclusion should be sent in by 6 p.m. on the Tuesday before publication. Copies of the bulletin are available on Facebook, Twitter, the parish website and the noticeboard in the Church porch.
Recently Dead: George Anderson, Margaret Cerqua, Marian Collins, Ian Hamilton, Helen Henderson, Bert Leitch, Isabel MacDonald, Colm McGuinness, Mary McIntyre, Chris McMullen, Alfred Pelosi.
Anniversary: Roy Chapman, Paul Dynes, Freda Faulkner, Maisie and Sheila Kelly, James McGrath, Anna and James McKean, Philip Murphy, Elizabeth and Thomas Thompson.