"...you must love the Lord your God with all your heart...
you must love your neighbour as yourself..."
St. Andrew’s Conference—From Vatican II to the New Evangelisation—A one day international conference bring together some of the most significant voices in the Catholic Church to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Second Vatican Council and our mission to proclaim the Good News to the modern world. Guest Speakers include Cardinal George Pell, of Sydney, Australia and Bishop Arthur Serratelli of Paterson, New Jersey, USA. This will take place in the City Chambers, Glasgow on Saturday 1st Dec 2012 from 10.00 a.m. until 4.30 p.m. For more information and tickets, please see www.yearoffaithscotland.com or contact the Conference Secretary, Jillian Whalley on 0141 225 2605 e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish Registration Forms—For new parishioners or for a change of address, please complete and return a form to the Presbytery . A supply is kept at the bottom of the book rack at the Piety Stall, or speak to Fr. Donnelly. Thank you.
St. Andrew’s Squad—For all P4 children celebrating Confirmation please come to the Upper Hall on Sunday 4th November from 9am to 9.50am. Please bring a photo of yourself. Contact Margaret Hendry 563 9993 for more info.
November Lists are available from your messenger and at the porch of the Church—please return them to the box provided.
November Masses—in addition to 10.00 a.m. on weekdays, there will be Evening Masses on Wednesdays at 7.00 p.m. for deceased loved ones.
Marriage Campaign—The Scottish Government has indicated its intention of putting forward a Bill to change the definition of marriage. One of the many undesirable consequences which could ensue if this Bill is passed into law is that it would no longer be possible for Catholic schools to teach that marriage is the union of one man and one woman. Another is that people might be refused the chance to be foster parents if they support the traditional definition of marriage. S.P.U.C. are encouraging people to lobby their MSPs so that they will vote against the Bill. If you are interest in lobbying your MSP or wish to know more about how to lobby your MSP, please contact Mike Ryan on 942 1481.
National Adoption Week—Falls this year between the 5th and 11th November. St Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society is actively recruiting adoptive parents. Do you think you may have the qualities needed to become an adoptive parent? Your family and home life is a gift and blessing from God. Have you ever thought of sharing that gift? If you feel that you have the energy and imagination, stability, love, and enthusiasm to offer yourself as a parent to a child or even siblings who need to belong to a new family, then we would like to hear from you. You can speak to one of our social workers by telephone on 0141 332 8371, you can pop in to our office at 274 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4JR, and you can visit our website: www.stmargaretsadoption.org.uk for more information. We look forward to hearing from you.
St. Andrew’s Parish Christmas Fair—Will take place on Sunday 18th November after 10 am and 12 noon Masses. This will be similar to last year’s, with a selection of charities at the event. All profits from the sale of Piety Stall cards and gifts to St. Andrew’s Church funds. Other groups represented will be SPRED, SCIAF, Fair Trade, Classroom for Malawi, The Little Sisters of the Poor, The Homeless Unit and The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre. Tea and coffee will be served at this event, in aid of LEPRA. Donations of home baking would be most welcome (no nuts please). There will also be a raffle of a signed Celtic football so please come along and support this parish event.
Also, many thanks to all who came to the October Coffee Morning. There was a great turnout, despite the fact that it was the end of the October school break and we managed to raise the sum of £110 for the Lighthouse Project in Nagaland. We have noticed that numbers have been dropping at the Coffee mornings and we would ask for your continued support as we feel that these gatherings are very important for our parish community. The November Coffee Morning is a combined one with the Parish Christmas Fair and Charity Card Sale as referred to above. Please come along and support us.
Justice and Peace—Thanks to all who contributed to and supported last Saturday’s coffee morning and sale—£180 was raised for the homeless.
SCIAF—This year’s Real Gifts catalogue is now out—phone 354 5555, also the Balmore Coach House Alternatives catalogue is available on 01630 620742.
Sacrament of Confirmation—For the children—Thursday 15th November Group 1—7.30pm, Thursday 22nd November Group 2—7.30pm.
St. Andrew’s Family Ceilidh—Saturday 24th November at the Upper Hall. Contact Shivonne or Veronica.
Alter Servers Bowling Outing—Saturday 17th November.
Ecumenical Service of Remembrance—St. Alphonsus Church, London Road—Thursday 22nd November at 7.30pm—for those who have died due to drug/alcohol related problems.
Fashion Show—Thursday 8th November at 7.30pm at the Upper Hall—always a very popular event—information from Nora Mochan
Parish Pilgrimage Reunion Meeting—On Wednesday 14th November at 7.30pm at the Lower Hall.