Sign Up Sunday. Firstly, a huge thank you to all the volunteers who came along to make sign up Sunday such a great success. Secondly, more thanks go to the 54 parishioners who signed up, and all will be contacted soon by Fr Mackle. It is heart-warming that sign up Sunday has been so well attended and shows just how vibrant a community we have in St Andrew’s.
Frank Trias CP will be ordained next Saturday at 11am Mass in St Mungo’s, and celebrate his Mass of Thanksgiving here in St Andrew's at 10am next Sunday. All are invited to both Masses. Vocations Prayer – Please take one of the prayer cards available in the porch and say the vocations prayer daily during Advent.
Please note, there will be no 10am Mass and Confessions next Saturday, and no 12noon Mass next Sunday 13th Dec.
Altar Servers’ Awards. Four Servers are due to be enrolled officially into the Archconfraternity of St. Stephen (Kirsty Kennedy on Sunday 6th December at the 10am Mass and Katie Paterson, John Woods and David Speirs the following weekend at the Vigil Mass). Each will receive the familiar bronze medal on a red cord, as they have demonstrated, by assisting at Mass regularly for over two years, their commitment to their parish ministry by serving at the Altar. At the same time, acknowledgement of long-standing service is also being made to Mairi Docherty who has served faithfully for over 5 years, this recognition being marked by exchanging her red cord for a yellow cord. Well done and congratulations to all concerned. We are very fortunate at St. Andrew’s to have a number of good and committed Servers. Although four lads have recently started serving, there is a real need for more Altar Servers: any approach to Fr Mackle or Chris Sanders will be most welcome.
Remember in your prayers Jackie and Geoff Harrison, and Ian Grant, who are journeying through RCIA. Today, at the 10am Mass, there is the Rite of Acceptance, which involves special prayers for them as part of the RCIA process
New hymns and music - as we are always looking to broaden our repertoire,
please join in as far as possible when we're learning new hymns and music settings. ' Seek the Lord' from the supplement is the entrance hymn for today's 10am Mass. It's a Jesuit hymn from Earthen Vessels which some may know. Please do join in.
Archbishop Tartaglia will preside at the opening of Glasgow’s Jubilee Year of Mercy Door. Sunday 13th Dec at 12noon Mass. All most welcome. At St Aloysius, Rose Street – 7th Dec. 1pm & 6.30pm. A look at why Pope Francis called the Year of Mercy and how he hopes we might respond. All welcome.
Advent Reflections continue this Thursday, 10th December - Mary the Mother of Jesus in Luke by Dr Noel Donnelly. Part of our Adult Faith Formation Programme 7:00 – 8:30 pm in the Upper Hall. Tea and coffee will be served. See poster and flyer for full details. All most welcome.
A talk for young people aged 16 – 25 Is it reasonable to believe that Mary is a valid role model today? A talk by Archbishop Philip Tartaglia at Turnbull Hall, 10th Dec at 7.30pm. Visit glasfaithforum for details of this series of talks for young people.
Big Clean for Christmas: In preparation for Christmas the Church will be cleaned on Wed 23rd Dec after 10am Mass. We are looking for as many volunteers as possible (men as well as women) to come along and help with this essential task.
Poinsettias for the sanctuary for Christmas will be gratefully received. Please hand in the weekend of 19th/20th Dec. Many thanks.
Carols by Candlelight – Join Breast Cancer Care for an evening of magical celebrations. St Andrew’s Cathedral, 16th Dec at 6.30pm. Tickets £10.
Parish SPRED group Mass 12noon today and tea/coffee and chat in the hall afterwards. All most welcome.
Rachel Russell thanks all parishioners for their ongoing prayers and good wishes. I have been overwhelmed with all the love sent to me in the past year.
Night Shelter Winter Appeal. Volunteers needed to help at the Christmas and Boxing and New Year's Day drop-ins with two 4 hour shifts for volunteers to cover either a morning or afternoon. See notice in porch or contact 07929852264 / firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Kelvin Choir Christmas Concert Sunday 13th Dec at 3pm. Tickets £5/£3(children). on the door or from www.kelvinchoir.com
Connect & Encourage – Christian Solidarity Worldwide. This Christmas, could you add a few more names to your Christmas card list and send a card to encourage persecuted Christians? Booklet with addresses is available in the church porch.
Parish Pastoral Council – meets this Tuesday at 7pm in the house. If anyone has
any matters they would like discussed, please email Tricia Carroll email@example.com
Children’s Choir dates - December 12th (Carol singing at ASDA – P6 and above) & 13th, 20th & 25th. Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 01419429799/07749715514 firstname.lastname@example.org
Christmas Soup Run this Fri. Gifts of gents toiletries, underwear, socks, and books and sweets will be gratefully received. If parcels could be wrapped and labelled with contents that would be very helpful. Please place in box in the porch. Many thanks for your wonderful support throughout the year.
Bearsden Choir Christmas Concert - Wed 16th Dec at 7.30 pm in New Kilpatrick Church. Handbill with full details on the notice board in the Narthax. Tickets £10/£5 (children) from Chris Sanders on 942 7519. The choir will be swelled by children from Kelvinside Academy.
St. Andrew's Whist Drive Christmas Party 7:30 this Mon 7th Dec in the Lower Hall. Everyone is welcome regardless of ability. Someone will be on hand to help if you are a beginner. It is, essentially, a social night. £3 includes admission, raffle ticket and tea/coffee. Come along for a great night. We'd love to welcome you! For more information please contact Susan Morrison on 0141 563 7959 or 07580086381
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Margaret McGuire, Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Paul Connolly, Louise Dolan, Charlie Melly, Ronald Coia, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Baby Eva Berrey, Marie Moy, Margie Cornyn, Michael Moss, Russell Rodger, Eileen Tully, Ann Graham, Hil Black, Patricia Swiatek, Alexander Pate, Patricia Swiatek.
Recently Dead—Iain Tulley, Eva MaGuire, George Dunlop, Maura Thomson, Annabel Hartnett, Benedetto Iannetta
Anniversaries—Freda Kathleen Faulkner, David O’Neill, William Dunbar, Isabelle Fallon, Roy Chapman, Vincent Carden.