St Andrew’s Celebration Music and Quiz Night - Saturday 25 November ￼
Tickets £5 include “tea and buns” - now on sale. Please come along to share an evening with some of the parish’s talented musicians as we celebrate the feast of our patron, St Andrew. There will also be a chance to show off your knowledge of all things Scottish in a quiz with rounds on music, sport, geography, history and famous Scots. This is a BYOB event.
Pop up Choir : rehearsals - 5, 12 and 19 November from 3 - 4.30 with tea and buns provided. (If anyone can't make all three practices, the last one is the most important.) Still room for more volunteers! Text or call Margaret Charrier on 07933713621 or give your name and contact details to Father Mackle. Donations of prizes for the raffle will be gratefully received, and can be handed in to the sacristy or the chapel-house.
Photographs taken at the Primary 6 and NET Retreats may be put on display on the church or halls noticeboards, on the parish website or posted on parish facebook. If you have any objections, please contact 942 4635 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Gospel Reflection Session - Monday 6th Nov, after the 10am Mass in the Lower Hall. The session will reflect on the Gospel Reading for the upcoming Sunday.If you can, please join us for tea/coffee and a reflective and enjoyable discussion.
Mass for our beloved dead takes place next Sunday 12th November at 12noon. The families of those who have lost a loved one over the past year have been invited but, of course, everyone is welcome who wishes to pray for those whom they have lost. Refreshments will be served in the hall after Mass.
Messengers Meeting – this Monday 6th November – Lower Hall. All Messengers are asked to attend our Christmas Reachout meeting - Area Leaders at 7.30 p.m. and Messengers at 8.00 p.m.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion who visit sick and housebound –next meeting – this Monday 6th November at 7pm in the chapel-house.
Golden Jubilee Photo Collage - To help us compile a collage of our 50th anniversary year, we’d like to gather photos taken during 2017 only. If you have photographs of a baptism, wedding or First Holy Communion celebrated this year, please email them to email@example.com by 17th November.
St. Andrew’s Golden Jubilee Year Christmas Party - Join us on Saturday 9th December in the upper hall 2-4 pm for tea, coffee, mince pies, kids entertainment & Santa - £6 per family (optional, bring a gift for Santa & receive a chocolate lolly, gifts are distributed throughout Glasgow, please mark GIRL or BOY & suitable age) call or text Karen 07868 062313 or Aura 07881 445565 for tickets.
Volunteers wanted!!! The White Lily Charity, founded by one of our very own parishioners, Mrs Angela Bruno, MBE, and which raises funds for research into, and equipment for, all types of cancer, in the west of Scotland, has been allocated a ‘ bag packing’ slot at Asda, Bearsden on Saturday 25th November from 10am-4pm. We are looking for volunteers to help us by working a 2 hour shift either :- 10-12, 12-2 or 2-4pm, so not terribly onerous.All family members welcome, old and young! If you are able to help, pleasecontact Veronica Maguire on 07884468212. Many thanks.
Bearsden Choir Concert. – Beethoven’s Mass in C + Brahms’ Schicksalslied and Geistliches Lied, on Sat 11th November at 7.30pm in St John’s Renfield Church, Beaconsfield Road (opposite Nuffield Hospital), Hyndland, Glasgow. G12 0NY. For more details or info, see poster on Noticeboard in the Porch or visit choir website. Tickets £16 (Conc £14) & Children £5 from website or phone Chris on 942 7519.
Do you know what the Church teaches? Ever wondered why she teaches what she does? Come along and find out. Age 16 – 25. Video – Discussion – Food. Weekly meetings starting this Wednesday, 8th November 6.30pm @ Pauline Books, 36 St Enoch Square, G1 4DFPick up an information card from the porch. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org/0141 226 5898 /07496 876910
For anyone who might have any concerns re the removal of trees at New Kilpatrick cemetery, Boclair Road, please see a letter on the noticeboard.
Upcoming Special second collections: Assisted Parishes– 12th Nov; White Flower – 26th Nov.
As part of the Parish’s pledge to be awarded the status of Dementia Friendly Parish we are holding a Dementia Friends Session provided by representatives from Alzheimer Scotland. This session will provide information and awareness of Dementia and is recommended for those who undertake voluntary work within the Parish visiting the sick and the elderly i.e. Eucharistic Ministers, Legion of Mary, anyone caring for family/friends with Dementia and anyone who has an interest in improving their awareness of Dementia. Thursday 23rd Nov 7pm in the Upper Hall. If interested then please contact Anne O’Donnell 946 0966 or ao’email@example.com.
Dementia Awareness Campaign - Purple Poncho Parade - Saturday 25th November 2017. For details and information, see poster in the porch.
Primary 7 parents - The Piety Stall has a selection of books about the lives of the Saints on sale which may be helpful with preparation for Confirmation.
Children’s Choir – Nov 12th ; Dec 3rd (Golden Jubilee Mass 10.30am) December 10th & 17th 10am mass and Kelvin Choir concert 3pm. Dec 25th (Christmas
mass) – All at 10am unless otherwise stated. Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan01419429799/07749715514 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Choir forJubilee Anniversary 10.30am Mass 3rd December. Rehearsals 16th November at 6.30pm and 22nd November at 6.30pm. Former children's choir members are especially welcome, as are any new members, of any age. Contact Annamaria Strachan 0141 942 9799/07749715514 email@example.com
Please join us at the St Andrew’s Parish Golden Jubilee Christmas Fair on Sunday 19th November after the 10am and 12 noon Masses. This will be similar to last year’s, with a selection of charities from the parish at the event.All profits from the sale of Piety Stall cards and gifts go to St Andrew’s Church funds. Tea, coffee and home baking will be served after both masses in aid of The White Lily Fund Charity.This charity was founded by one of our own parishioners, Mrs Angela Bruno MBE, and raises funds for research into and equipment for all types of cancer in the west of Scotland and has raised over £1 million to date.
Piety Stall rota Sincere thanks to everyone who assists with serving in the Piety Stall – we appreciate it very much.We are, however, still short of volunteers, particularly after the Vigil Mass.If you could spare 15 minutes after Mass and are aged over 16, we would really appreciate your help.The rota sheet for November and December is now on the piety stall door. Any questions please call Anne MacIntosh 931-5861 or Annamaria Strachan 942-9799.
The Healing Power of the Sacrament of Reconciliation: Thursday 9th November 7:00 – 8:30pm in the Upper Hall. Following the success of the talk on Reconciliation in March of this year and at the request of parishioners a second session on the sacrament of Reconciliation is planned. The session will reflect on the healing power of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.If you can, please join us for tea/coffee and a reflective and enjoyable discussion.
Catholic Education Dinner – Celebrating the Centenary of the 1918 Education Act. Grand Central Hotel. Friday, 2nd Feb 2018. £45. (Table of 10 - £420) To book, contact 226 5898 Christine.Burke@rcag.org.uk See noticeboard for more details.
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Louise Dolan, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Joseph McDermid, Charlie Harper, Paul Sheridan, John Gerard Miller, Maureen MacIntosh, Michelle Rajab, Matthew Craig, Maurice Boyce, Margaret Kieran, Maura Murphy, Maria Giovanazzi, Clare MacTavish, Jim Cameron, Mary Magovern, Jackie McCann, Vikki Allinson, Eileen Brown, Annamaria McGill, Shona Doherty, Michael Moss, Geraldine Moy, Laura Sedgewick, Eileen Daly.
Recently Dead—John Carruthers, Ardi Khodaradian, Joseph Burns, Patrick McGrath, Mary Woods
Anniversaries--Adio Moretti, Katie Papworth, Mamie Brady, John Francis Gilbey, John Sheridan, Maureen Morton, Kathleen Courtney, Isabelle Whitelaw, Thomas McKinnon