For you do not know on what day your Lord will come."
Emmaus supports homeless people. If your old furniture, sofas, white goods and electricals are in good condition, Emmaus will collect for free. Call 0141 342 4089.
How can we develop our thinking as Catholics? Visit Word on Fire Institute.
Advent Appeal 3rd / 4th Dec Soup Run – Christmas Gifts – Our soup run volunteers continue to deliver supermarket surplus each day to organisations including St Gregory’s, Wyndford. Our intention this year is to give Christmas gifts to centres including the Wayside and Aspire for distribution to the homeless. Help needed to make this happen, please. If you would like to help can you please either provide all items listed below in a gift bag into box in porch. A hand written Christmas card, small selection box or pack of chocolates, hat, gloves, scarf, underwear, shampoo, shower gel, deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrush and ladies gifts to include sanitary products. Or provide any of the items on the list straight into separate bag provided. Many thanks for your support - Veronica McLaughlin and volunteers
On Saturday 12 November at 6pm after the Vigil Mass, we have arranged a screening in the hall of a recently released film called "The Letter". This beautiful film was commissioned by the Laudato Si' Movement and supports the spirit of Pope Francis' encyclical on caring for our common home. Indigenous peoples, scientists, refugees and the youth of the world are represented movingly and honestly in a way that makes it very difficult to do nothing.
Teas/coffees will be available and our gathering should be finished around 8.15. (NB - It is suggested that the film is most suitable for anyone aged 14 or over.)
Please, please spare a couple of hours to understand more fully the Pope's message for everyone on our planet.
Two 'in person' dates for those who have still to attend part 2 safeguarding training. Saturday 12th November in Eyre Hall & Thursday 1 December at Our Lady of Lourdes.
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Remember our sleeping St Joseph statue is in our grounds. You can write out a petition and place it under the statue. Let St Joseph ‘sleep on it’.
St Andrew's & St Joseph's Mother and baby / Toddler Club – Thursdays term time in the Lower Hall 9.30-12.
St Andrew’s Christmas Fair 19th/20th Nov after all Masses ~ selection of charities at the event. Piety Stall profits go to Church funds. Tea, coffee/ home baking will be served after the Sunday Masses with all proceeds going to The White Lily Fund – a charity founded by parishioner, Mrs Angela Bruno MBE, after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. It has raised over £1 million to date.
Saint Nicholas' PA Christmas Fair 10th Dec in our upper hall £15 a table and all other takings are yours to keep. Contact Natalie.firstname.lastname@example.org
Our SPRED group meets in St Andrew's Hall on alternate Wednesday evenings at 7pm. The group consists of trained catechists and learning disabled friends who are aged 21+. Our catechists and friends are parishioners of St Andrew's and St Joseph's. Sadly we have lost 3 very dear friends in the last 4 years, Joseph RIP, Richard RIP, and Andrew RIP. A SPRED group usually consists of 6 special friends. We have 2 spaces available. Please help us to find 2 new friends. Please contact Lorna Donnelly 942 0696 , email@example.com for further information. Thank you.
Youth CYCLE CHALLENGE Sat 3 Dec from 12 noon in the Hall in aid of local foodbanks. P7 and older? Like to cycle from Nazareth to Bethlehem (150km/93m)? Go to the social media link or email firstname.lastname@example.org All donations will be gratefully received. Food donations can be handed in on 3 Dec.
National Prayer Campaign 27th Oct ‘22 - 27th Apr ‘ 23. 10 million prayers for 10 million lives lost to abortion. You can pledge your prayers at www.spuc.org.uk/national-prayer-campaign Let us unite in prayer and build together a culture of life.
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week -I do not know how to love God except by loving the poor. I do not know how to serve God except by serving the poor. Servant of God Dorothy Day
29 Club (200 Club) pre Christmas draw this month - top prize £1000 and 5 x £100. My thanks to those who have renewed their subscription. We still have small number yet to renew!! Vacancies available now with membership at £6 per month by standing order or £65 annual payment. Interested?? then speak to Fr Joe or myself. Deadline for pre Christmas Draw - 25th Nov. My thanks and take care. Brian Donnelly - F&F Coordinator Email –email@example.com Text - 07484 707750
St. Andrew’s lunch club - next lunch Thurs 17th Nov 12.30pm. All welcome. Do come along, relax and enjoy lunch and a good chat with friendly company.
Before receiving Holy Communion, we are asked to make some preparatory act of reverence such as a bow.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – each Saturday from 10.00am until 11.00am with confessions throughout. Please consider coming to spend time in adoration and prayer.
For women affected by separation and divorce – next meeting of this confidential and peer support group is Fri 2ndDec in St Patrick's hall, Dumbarton 6pm - 8pm. All new members are most welcome. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Forthcoming Special Collections – 27th Nov Education Sunday; 11th Dec Caring Sunday.
Drumchapel Foodbank. Regularly your donations are dropped off at the foodbank by our parish volunteers. Thanks for continuing to give the foodbank your support. Our soup-run volunteers continue to collect donations from M&S, Byres Rd & Milngavie for delivery to Drumchapel & St Gregory’s Foodbanks, the Wayside Club & Aspire.
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Parish Bulletin: Items for inclusion should be sent in by 6 p.m. on the Tuesday before publication. Copies of the bulletin are available on Facebook, Twitter, the parish website and the noticeboard in the Church porch.”
Please remember in your prayers those in need, those who are sick and housebound and those in hospital:
Recently Dead: Peter Burns, Blair Elliot, Stella Kennedy, Anne Lamont, Stephen McCusker, Elaine Moffat, Carol Moore, Robin Rankin, Mary Agnes Tolan.
Anniversary: James Brannan, Sadie Fallon, Edith Higgins, Pearl Milne, Thomisina Munro, Nora O’Hare, Michael Stevenson, Ada Julie Walters, Isabelle Whitelaw, Peggy Wilson.