and those who are searching for his love."
Parish Retreat – today, Sunday 4th October. Starts with 12noon Mass through to
4.30pm- Benediction . All members of the Parish are welcome and invited to enjoy a prayerful and uplifting time together. Remember and bring a packed lunch.
Even if you can’t manage along for the whole retreat, come for some or even just for Benediction.
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.
Children’s Choir dates - November 8th & 15th, December 13th, 20th & 25th. Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 01419429799/07749715514 email@example.com
During a special ceremony called Institution of Lector, Nick Pryce will take the next step toward becoming a Permanent Deacon. All are invited to this ceremony, which will take place on Sunday, 15th November at 12noon Mass in St Andrew's, Cathedral. Keep Nick in your prayers.
Catholic....? Thinking about it....? Know someone who is....? Come learn more about RCIA. The first meeting will be on Wednesday, 7th October at 7pm in the Hut. Speak to one of the priests or contact 942 4635 / firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Primary Three Families - The Sacrament of Penance (First Confession) in Lent 2016, and First Holy Communion in May 2017. Parents intending to present children, who are in primary three, for these sacraments, are required to complete an application/enrolment form available in the porch and return it by 11th October.
Mass of Commitment for Primary Three families will be at the 10am on Sunday 25th October.
October Devotions – Rosary and Benediction Sundays at 4.30pm.
Wilderness – for details of Stephen Callaghan’s latest production, and of upcoming events, pick up an Arts in Autumn leaflet from the porch. Visit www.agap.org.uk
Turnbull Times – pick up a copy from the porch or visit parish website.
Passion for Christ – Passion for People - Annual Mission Sunday Appeal will be on 18th October. This year we are invited to reach out and help Justina and others like her in Africa who struggle to get an education. She is a primary school pupil who lives in Zambia and faces tremendous obstacles in her quest for education. Visit www.missio.scot for more information. Those who Giftaid, please take a giftaid Mission Appeal envelope from the porch and add 25% of the value of your offering at no extra cost to yourself.
Charity Concert in aid of the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East to be held at New Kilpatrick Church on 13 November 7.30pm. The organisers are from All Saints Church and they hope to involve all the churches in Bearsden. Musicians are giving their time free. Contact - Janet Stack email@example.com
29 Club Renewal Letters ‘Many thanks for your great support over the years. To help save us postage can you collect your 29 Club Renewal Letter at the end of Mass. Envelopes are in alphabetical order and can be picked up on your way out . New members are very welcome – simply enter your name etc on the sheet at the back and Brian will get in touch. Thanks
White Lily Ladies’ Dinner 2015 - Friday 13th November at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Tickets -£50 each. A great night out with Champagne reception, stalls in the foyer, fantastic entertainment and a 3 course meal and, please remember, every penny from our fundraising is used to fight cancer in the west of Scotland. Many thanks and for more information or to buy tickets please contact Angela Bruno 07730615045
Bishop John Keenan, Bishop of Paisley, will give a talk on the October 2015 Synod on The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and Contemporary World in the Upper Hall at 7:00pm on Thursday 29th October 2015. Bishop John's talk, which is part of our parish's Adult Faith Formation programme, will begin with tea and coffee and there will be an opportunity for questions and discussion afterwards.
Scottish Churches Anti-human Trafficking Conference - Saturday 17th October, 9.30 - 4 pm in St George's Tron Church, Buchanan Street. At the conference will be Aidan McQuade, who is Director of Slavery International, and delegates from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Europe. It will be a great opportunity to hear from international speakers on this important issue.
Krakow WYD 2016. If interested in attending, call the Youth Office on 226 5898 or speak to Fr Mackle. Cost around £800. Parish will sponsor 50% and also support any young people’s fundraising. Pick up from the porch a prayer card and pray for WYD’s success. Visit www.WYD2016.
Maryhill Foodbank - Non-perishable food items are greatly needed by our near neighbours. Your help is much appreciated. Thank you.
Diary Dates - 5th Oct at 7.30pm - Halls Committee; 7th & 21st Oct at 7pm – RCIA.
An invitation to any carers in the parish who would like to start a monthly coffee group. It can be a lonely job looking after someone and it might be nice to get together once a month for a chat and to support each other. If people are interested, email or contact me with suitable times/dates that would be best for you. I'll then try to find a time that suits most people or we could alternate a couple of days/times. Annamaria Strachan 01419429799/07749715514 firstname.lastname@example.org"
The Beginning Experience residential weekend for those who find themselves alone again through divorce, separation or widowhood. 9 - 11 October at the Conforti Centre, Coatbridge. Contact Ros on 0131 669 0003 or email: email@example.com
Divine Mercy Conference - 24 Oct at Turnbull Hall from 9 - 5.00 pm. Speakers are Mark P Shea an American author, blogger and speaker working in the field of Roman Catholic apologetics, Fr Peter Prusakiewicz a world renowned expert on Divine Mercy and the Holy Angels, Archbishop Conti, Bishop Keenan and Bishop Mone. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01505 336269
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Margaret McGuire, Paul Morton, Mamie Bradie, Dante Biagioi, Peter Crainie, Margaret Merilees, Betty Clark, Hil Black, Paul Connolly, Louise Dolan, Sheila McCallum, Rosemary McLean, Elizabeth McCusker, Stuart Harvey, Sheena Smith, Charlie Melly, Mark Greenlees, Samatha Harkins, Gilbert O’Rourke, Denis Campbell, Ronald Coia, Valentina Colaluca, Christine Turner, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Michael Docherty, Maureen Scott, Christina Jones, Ruth MacKenzie, Patricia Swiatek, Baby Eva Berrey, Maureen Morton, Marie Moy, Margie Cornyn.
Recently Dead--Eric Petronzio, Stephen Maguire, Mary Tate, Canon James Foley.
Anniversaries--Andrew Greenhalgh, Michael Clarke, May McLaughlin, Olivia Chateau.