but the greatest of these is love."
Next youth event- Save the date – Discovering Lent Youth Evening in St Joseph’s - 16th March. More details soon.
Gospel Reflection Session– this Monday 4thFeb after the 10am Mass in the Upper Hall.The session will reflect on the Gospel Reading for Sunday 10th February.If you can, please join us for tea/coffee and a reflective and enjoyable discussion.
International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking.– 8th Feb - the feast day of St Josephine Bakhita - herself sold into slavery. We seek her intercession and pray for all victims, and for all those who work to combat this scourge of humanity.St Andrew’s & St Joseph’s Justice and Peace Group
Still a few more volunteers required, please, for host homes for our Peregrinatio Pro Christo "Pilgrimage for Christ" week - August 24th– 31st2019. If you can help with 7 nights B&B, please contact 942 4635 / email@example.com Contributions for the cost of the Pilgrimage for Christ will always be gratefully received.
The St. Andrew’s Squad- (S.A.S.) for all children in the parish preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. This Sunday 3rdFebruary from 9.00 – 9.45am in the Upper Hall. Any queries please contact Margaret Hendry on 563 9993.
Burns Day Assembly –in St Nicholas’ Primary – this Friday 8th February at 1.45pm. Senior Citizens of St Andrew’s and St Joseph’s are invited to attend.
St Margaret’s Adoption Society Crib collection boxes to be handed in, please, by next Sunday, 10thFebruary. St Margaret’s is currently looking to recruit prospective adopters. If you have ever thought about adoption as a way to grow your family and would like to know more, please contact their office for a chat with one of their friendly and experienced staff on 0141 332 8371or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adult Faith Formation -Catholicism Considering doing something different for Lent? Then why not come along to a series of DVD presentations which will take place in the Upper Hall. Starting on Thursday 7th March 2019 and running for 10 weeks the Adult Faith Formation Group will be showing Catholicism by Bishop Robert Barron.
Catholicism explores the truth, goodness and beauty of our Catholic Faith and has received worldwide plaudits over the years since its release and is still considered essential viewing for Catholics who would like to increase their understanding of our faith. Each session will commence at 7 o’clock with a viewing of a DVD accompanied by tea/coffee. Each DVD lasts about 55 minutes and will be followed by a short discussion.
The evening will end no later than 8:30pm.
17th February - Coffee Morning Please come along and join us on Sunday 17th February after 10 am Mass in the upper hall for tea, coffee and some delicious home baking. Next month’s coffee morning will be in aid of a charity based in the Diocese of Motherwell, Project Gambia. Project Gambia support a school of Deaf children in one of Africa’s poorest countries, St. John’s School for the Deaf. A volunteer from the Charity will be at the coffee morning. They will be extremely grateful for any support they receive.
Many thanks as always for your support.
Calling all Home Bakers! Some of our bakers have retired, and we are looking for bakers and helpers for our monthly charity coffee mornings.
Contact Veronica Maguire : email@example.com or 07884468212 With enough volunteers you would be on duty only once or twice per year.
Extraordinary Ministers who visit the sick / housebound – next meeting Monday 11th Feb at 2pm in the chapel house.
Children’s Choir – February 17th, March 10th and 17th, April 21st (Easter Sunday). All at 10am Mass. Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 0141-942-9799 or 07749715514—firstname.lastname@example.org
The Thursday Bowlers are still looking for some help. It would only take 10 minutes (around 4pm each Thursday). It’s to assist with rolling up the bowling carpets and lifting them on to the trolley. If you’ve got 10 minutes and looking for a wee bit of exercise, please call David on 942 6491.
Catholic Social Thought Quotation In Krakow, I asked you several times: “Can we change things?” And you shouted: “Yes!" That shout came from your young and youthful hearts, which do not tolerate injustice and cannot bow to a “throw-away culture” nor give in to the globalization of indifference. Listen to the cry arising from your inner selves! Pope Francis, 13 January 2017, Presentation of the Preparatory Document ahead of the 2018 Synod on “Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment”
Lourdes : An evening to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes and its place in our lives will take place on Monday February 11that 7pm in The Immaculate Conception Church. If Lourdes has featured in your life in any way, then come celebrate - all welcome! See noticeboard for more details or contact: email@example.com
Craiglockhart : To celebrate the centenary of the founding of Craiglockhart College of Education, a reunion rally has been planned for Saturday 11th May in Napier University Craiglockhart Campus. For further information see noticeboard, and for an application form, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fertility Care Scotland is opening a new clinic in the Diocesan offices, Paisley, on Mondays fortnightly 7 – 9pm from 11thFebruary. The service is free and confidential and no appointment is necessary. See noticeboard for more details, or contact email@example.com; www.fertilitycare.org.uk 0141 221 0858 www.facebook.com/fertilitycarescotland www.twitter.com/billingsscot
Pilgrimage to Knock - 17th June 2019. For details and information, please see the poster in the porch or contact Patricia on 07740 175557
The church is open until 4.45pm. Call in and enjoy the peace and quiet, and take time to sit in the stillness in the silence of God.
Tea is served in the hut after daily Mass. All most welcome.
Many thanks to the Hut Ladies for their kind donation of £200 for church funds.
Drumchapel Foodbank All donations gratefully received are delivered every Monday to the Foodbank.
Bereavement Support– 4thFeb 7pm House
Liturgy Group– 5thFeb 7pm House
Parish Pastoral Council– 7thFeb 7pm House
Ongoing Faith Formation– 11thFeb 10.30am House
Extraordinary Ministerswho visit housebound– 11thFeb 2pm House
Pilgrimage for Christ PlanningGroup– 11th Feb 5pm Hut
Padre Pio Prayer Group – meets Mondays at 7pm.
Divine Mercy Novena is prayed weekdays after morning Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. All most welcome.
Church Halls. For details of a huge range of activities, please click on this link. Both halls are free at weekends for birthday parties, christenings, anniversary parties, fund raisers, weddings and funerals. For enquiries or to book, click on this link.
Please remember in your prayers those in need, those who are sick, and those in hospital.
Recently Dead— Bill Jack, Carolyn Harper, Vicent O’Brien, Kathleen Shovelin, Joseph Glen, Tommy Sherry, Mary Hand.
Anniversaries—Pat Jenkins, Margaret Mary & Michael Docherty, John Sharkey, Marie Buchanan, Charlie & Annie Simaitis, Jim Keegan, Margaret Connolly, Esther Lowe, Harry English, Nessie Cannon, Stella Mazoyer