and kings by your shining radiance."
As part of the parish’s Golden Anniversary celebrations, in conjunction with St Andrew’s Primary School PTA, a Burns Supper followed by a ceilidh has been organised for Saturday 28th January from 7pm until 11pm in the Upper Hall. This event is open to everyone - the St Roch’s Ceilidh band are booked so it promises to be a great night ! Tickets are on sale after each mass in the Piety Stall and are priced at £10 per adult and £5 per child, which includes a two course meal (BYOB).
This is a new venture for the parish and the PTA and we would be most grateful of some volunteers who are familiar with these types of events to help us. Would you be able to assist us with any of the following roles:
Host / MC for the evening
Address to a haggis
Immortal memory / Toast to the lassies
Reply to the toast to the lassies
Recital of some Burns poetry
Please contact Anne on 07866 009078 if you are able to help, thank you.
St Andrew’s 50th Anniversary Art Exhibition. An Appeal to all artists and aspiring artists in the Parish. You are invited to create a piece of art (tapestry, installation, photograph, pottery etc.) The theme is ‘Come and See – the life and work of St. Andrew and St. Andrew`s Church’. Your work could focus on history of the life of St. Andrew, architectural features of the Church, Parish activities, etc. All artwork should be handed in at the Sacristy no later than Palm Sunday, 9th April 2017. Thank you. Catherine Dunipace firstname.lastname@example.org
Golden Jubilee Prayer will be prayed regularly throughout the Jubilee year. We would be grateful, please, if prayer cards are not removed from the pews. There are ones available in the porch to take away.
Golden Jubilee Embroidery Workshops start back this Thurs 12th Jan from 4-6pm in the Lower Hall.
Drumchapel Foodbank – Thank you for your generosity over the Christmas period – it was very much appreciated by all the families involved. In this our parish’s Golden Jubilee Year, let us heed the words of Pope Francis: “We have to state that there is an inseparable bond between our faith and the poor. May we never abandon them”. Collection boxes are taken from the porch every Monday morning. All items such as cans of food, pasta and toiletries are gratefully received.
For Primary 3 Families - Preparation for First Confession
Thursday 12th January at 7pm in the Upper Hall for parents whose children are preparing to celebrate Sacrament of Reconciliation during Lent 2017.
As well as the meeting on 12th January, all P3 children and their parents, (grandparents also, if they wish) are asked to attend an important preparation meeting on Thursday 23rd February 7pm-9pm in the Upper Hall, which will be led by the Salesian Sisters and their team.
For Primary Four Families - Preparation for First Holy Communion
Thursday 26th January at 7pm in the Upper Hall for parents whose children are preparing to celebrate First Holy Communion in May 2017.
Toddlers and Lunch Club starts back this Thursday 12th January in the Lower Hall.Toddlers 10.30-12, and Lunch Club 12-2pm. Contact Romina email@example.com
We look forward to all families, who have had a celebration of Baptism recently, gathering together for the 10am Mass next Sunday, 15th January. After Mass, there will be refreshments served in the parish hall to which everyone is invited.
Children’s Liturgy Group Meeting – Thurs 19th January at 7pm in the Upper Hall. Format - half hour meeting in the hall informally discussing any issues and suggestions, followed by a Eucharistic Service in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel lasting about 20 minutes. Tea and coffee will be served during our meeting.
The Legion of Mary will be visiting families in the parish who have had the celebration of a baptism recently. The Legion meets Tuesdays 7.30pm in the Hut. New members always welcome.
The Western Catholic Calendar for 2017 is now on sale in the Piety Stall, priced at £3.20 St Nicholas Trust Care Boxes - please return them by Jan 8th.
St Margaret’s Adoption Society Crib Boxes - please return them by Feb 5th. Adoption, creating new families. Visit www.stmargaretsadoption.org.uk
Children’s Choir - 8th &15th January; 19th February (Education Sunday); 12th & 19th March; 14th & 21st May; 11th & 18th June. Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 01419429799/07749715514 /firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Second Collections – 8th Jan – Justice & Peace; 19th Feb – Education Sunday.
St Andrew’s Parish lending library is in the porch and is pleased to offer books and DVDs for your spiritual journey and faith formation.We hope that many will make use of the books and DVDs available. There is now a sign out / sign in notebook on the bookcase. If you have any spiritual books or DVDs you would like to donate to our lending library, they would be gratefully received.
Unity Supper at New Kilpatrick Halls on Wed 18 Jan 7.15. Tickets £10 from Margaret Sanders 942 7519.Speaker – May Nicholson, Preshal Trust.
50th Anniversary – Mon 9th Jan at 7pm
RCIA – Wednesdays 11th & 25th Jan at 7pm
P3 Parents – Thurs 12th Jan at 7pm
On-Going Faith Formation – Mon 16th Jan at 10.30am
Bereavement Support – Mon 16th Jan at 7pm
School Council – Tues 17th Jan at 7pm
Children’s Liturgy – Thurs 19th Jan at 7pm
Youth Committee – Tues 24th Jan at 7pm
Eco Jubilee Gardeners – Thurs 26th Jan at 1pm
P4 Parents – Thurs 26th Jan at 7pm
Reaching Out – Fri 27th Jan at 10.30am
Fabric & Finance – Tues 31st Jan at 7pm
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Louise Dolan, Ronald Coia, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Baby Finn, Joan Davis, Margie Cornyn, Patricia Swiatek, Gilbert O’Rourke, Joseph McDermid, Charlie Harper, Bruce Davidson, Paul Sheridan, John Gerard Miller, Maureen MacIntosh, Davie Peacock, Anne Rodgers, Diarmid O’Hara, Barbara Holland, Michelle Rajab, Matthew Craig, Maurice Boyce, Margaret Kieran, James Keegan, Martin Reynolds, Maura Murphy.
Recently Dead—Roger Morgan, Sylvia Nicholson, Brian O’Neill,
Cameron Logan, Frances Lappin.
Anniversaries—Cathie Rowan, Ada McAllister Murray, Matilda Clarke, Patrick Murray, Jean & Charles Hirst, Jean & John Finnerty,
Month’s Mind--Mary Frances Gerrard.