The rosary is recited—Each weekday morning at 9.40 before Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.
The Piety Stall—has a large selection of cards and calendars. Cards for all occasions.
Visit Scotland for Marriage Website—and sign the marriage petition today.
Padre Pio Prayer Group - Meets in the church every Monday for one hour beginning at 7:00 p.m. All are very welcome
Letter for Epiphany Sunday from Bishop Moran, Bishop-President of the Justice and Peace Commission – copies available in the porch, or can be downloaded from www.justiceandpeacescotland.org.uk Today’s second collection will be taken up to support the work of justice and peace.
Christmas Crib Offerings are always an important and significant source of the income of St Margaret of Scotland Children and Family care Society. This year, St Margaret’s is in greater need of funding than ever in order to continue its legal battle to offer an adoption service. The tribunal case has cost St Margaret’s £157, 000 to date (Tribunal scheduled to hand down its judgement on 31st January 2014). All offerings through the Christmas Crib box, and through the little collection boxes will be gratefully received. Please support the Society with your money and with your prayers. Little collection boxes to be returned by the end of January.
Have you ever considered adoption? You may be a couple with no children, you may be a parent already, but if you think you can offer a loving family home to a child or even siblings, then St Margaret’s would like to hear from you. Adoption can be a rewarding experience for you as parents, and it will make the world of a difference to children’s lives. For a confidential chat and further information, call 332 8371 or visit www.stmargaretsadoption.org.uk
Children’s Choir dates – all at 10am Mass. January 12th & 19th, February16th & 23rd (Education Sunday), March 9th & 16th, May 11th & 18th, June 8th & 15th. Any enquiries, contact Annamaria Stachan on 942 9799 / 07749715514.
Turnbull Times – most recent edition of Turnbull High School’s newsletter available in the porch.
Marriage and Family Life
Online consultation allows you to respond to the various questions in an anonymous way. Visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/RCAGsynodconsult Please consider responding.
Forty Hours Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will take place here in St
Andrew’s Parish on 2nd, 3rd and 4th March. More details soon.
Communion under both kinds - Holy Communion has a fuller form as a sign when it is distributed under both kinds. For in this form the sign of the eucharistic banquet is more clearly evident and clear expression is given to the divine will by which the new and eternal Covenant is ratified in the Blood of the Lord. What is also more clearly evident when Holy Communion is given under both kinds is the relationship between the Eucharistic banquet and the heavenly banquet in the Father's Kingdom.
While Holy Communion does have a fuller form as a sign when it is given under both kinds, the church very clearly teaches that Christ, whole and entire, is received even under only one kind, and consequently that as far as the effects are concerned, those who receive the Sacred Host only or the Precious Blood from the Sacred Chalice only are not deprived of any of the grace that is necessary for salvation.
Soup Run – next Friday, 10th January. All donations accepted in the lower hall from 7pm. Many thanks for the ongoing support.
Wishing all of you a very Happy New Year 2014 – Fr Mackle
RCIA starts back this Wednesday evening in the Hut. Please keep in your prayers John Harper and Robbie McKechnie, who are engaged in the RCIA process of becoming Catholics.
Handbag found – enquire at sacristy.
ABC Unity Supper—Wednesday 15th January in New Kilpatrick New Hall, 7.15 p.m. for 7.30 p.m. Speaker: Lynne Patterson, Director of Tearfund Scotland. All tickets sold.
Padre Pio Prayer Group – Mass will be celebrated at 7.30pm on Monday, 13th January in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. All are very welcome.
The Piety Stall January Sale now on…all Christmas stock reduced!
P3 Parents’ Meeting at 7.30pm on Thursday, 16th January for all those whose child is preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
BeingCatholic.org On your next coffee break, try the 3 minute on-line retreat.
Emmaus Glasgow Community provides living and workspace for the homeless. Visit www.emmausglasgow.org.uk. Any unwanted furniture for recycling? Phone Celia on 342 4089. Van Mon – Sat to collect for free.
Annulment and Marriage Validation - See Fr Mackle to learn more about the process if you are divorced and remarried or never married in the Catholic Church.
Special Collections for Christmas – Justice & Peace – 4th / 5th January. St Margaret Children and Family Care Society – Christmas Crib Offerings.
The SVDP is always looking for new members and, if you could feel you could spare some of your time to support the parish’s SVDP in their work, then please contact Michael Henry ( 942 1170).
Catholic TV—see Sky Channel 769, or you can get it for a one off subscription and no monthly charge. Call EWTN on 08700 636 734. The channel is great for faith formation and education, for children’s entertainment, and particularly for those who are housebound, as Mass is celebrated every day.
The Western Catholic Calendar—For 2014 is now on sale in the Piety Stall priced £3
Celebrating St Mungo Service – 12th. January 2014 at 6.30pm at the Cathedral, High Street. The service will be enriched by dance, choral and instrumental music and young people will play a prominent part. The speaker will be Professor Tom Devine.
Maryhill Foodbank Collection continues. Please place any donations of non-perishables (tins of soup, beans, meats etc., pasta, rice, toiletries) in the containers in the porch. Many thanks.