We saw his star at its rising
and have come to do him homage."
The Milngavie Refugee Action Group is hosting a talk on the refugee situation in Italy. Ross Greer, MSP, visited the area as part of a delegation from Churches Together and will be sharing the stories of the refugees he met in Sicily and the island of Lampedusa.
Tuesday 9th January 2018 at 8pm. St Andrew’s Scottish Episcopal Church Hall, Stewart St, Milngavie. All welcome.
Day of Prayer for Justice and Peace – this Sunday. Copies of Bishop Nolan’s Justice and Peace Scotland letter are available in the porch. The second collection this weekend will be taken up to support the work of Justice and Peace. Visit J&P website – a great source of information on current issues – www.justiceandpeacescotland.org or call 0141 333 0238 for information about J&P’s work.
A very big thank you to all those who worked so hard in so many ways preparing the church and the Masses for Christmas and for this Holy Season. All the musical, liturgical and decorative preparations, people’s participation at Mass and involvement in various ministries are greatly appreciated. Our crib remains in place for forty days until the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord on 2nd February. Crib offerings go towards the St Margaret’s family society which supports children, especially through providing adoptionservices. Small donation boxes are available in the porch. Please support St Margaret’s with your donations and with your prayers.Crib Boxes to be returned, please, by 11th Feb. Visit www.stmargaretsadoption.org.uk
Many thanks and congratulations to everyone who participated, attended and organised the wide variety of spiritual, social and community Golden Jubilee celebrations. As well as the Lisbon Lions night providing extra support to the Drumchapel foodbank, throughout the year a total of £6,000 has been raised. The 50th committee members considered a range of charities and decided on four who will benefit. These are St Vincent de Paul for local needs, Unicef, St Margaret’s Hospice and Salvation Army to support victims of human trafficking. Many thanks once again to all.
2017, our Golden Jubilee Year, a great year for our parish. That’s all due to all who looked after the 50th Anniversary preparations and arrangements, and to all who participated in and attended and organised the wide variety of spiritual, social and community Golden Jubilee events. A banner highlighting features and events of the past year will be going up soon outside the church door. We celebrated well, with gratitude, 50 years of parish life and mission. We know, however, that the past twelve months have been less about looking back and more about looking to the present and to St Andrew’s future with confidence and hope. Thank you, once again, everyone. May Saint Andrew continue to intercede for us. Fr Mackle
New outdoor banner featuring our Jubilee year’s events going up soon. A very sincere thank you to Elizabeth Reid and Veronica McLaughlin for looking after, pre and throughout the Jubilee Year, the appeal and collection of a huge amount of photos for our Jubilee banners. We are very grateful to them for all their time arranging and designing, and their liaising with the printer for 5 Golden Jubilee outdoor banners, and our halls’ indoor banners.
Confirmation Mass Hymns - Some,the archdiocese has chosen for Confirmation,unfamiliar to many of us in St Andrew’s. Aswould like to support the P7 pupils with well prepared congregational singing,hymnsbe included inweekday and weekendMasses during. The words of some of thewill be made available on supplementary sheets.
We look forward to all families, who have had a celebration of Baptism recently, gathering together for the 10am Mass Sunday, 21th January. After Mass, there will be refreshments served in the parish hall to which everyone is invited.
Get a new bike for Christmas? Got an old one you no longer need? We can collect, if necessary and pass it on to someone who needs to get around as cheaply as possible. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Western Catholic Calendar 2018 is on sale in the Piety Stall priced at £3.20.
Parish Library Update. The Parish Library has been updated to include a section for children’s books and DVDs which will be expanded through the course of 2018. Parishioners are encouraged to take advantage of the library and to sign books in and out using the sign out book. When returning or donating books or DVDs, please use the basket provided, rather than putting the books directly onto the book shelves. will help with the administration of the library. Thank you.
Youth – Had a look lately at the youth noticeboard in the porch? New photos added of recent youth events. Next cluster youth event will be early Lent in St Joseph’s. More details in the new year.
St Nicholas Trust Care Boxes - Please return by Jan 8th.
Special Second Collections – 7th Jan - Justice & Peace; 28th Jan – Education Sunday.
First Confession Parents Meeting - 11th January 2018 at 7pm in the upper hall.
First Holy Communion Parents Meeting 18th January 2018 at 7pm.
First Holy Communion dates – Sundays 13th and 20th May 2018 at 12noon Mass.
Confirmation preparation meetings for parents, sponsors and children - Tuesday, 16th January 2018 at 7pm in St Joseph's for parents and sponsors. On the same evening and at the same time in St Joseph’s, catechists of the two parishes will gather with the P7s to lead them in preparing for Confirmation.
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.
Drumchapel Foodbank. Collection boxes are taken from porch every Monday morning. Thank you for your help.
Lord, Make Me Know Your Ways - Could God be calling you to serve as a priest? Please get in touch to find out more about discerning your vocation. Monthly evenings of discernment take place at Turnbull Hall. For information and details, please call Fr Ross Campbell on 339 4315. Email: Ross.Campbell.email@example.com Vocations to the Priesthood leaflet is a good read of several young men who have discerned a vocation to the Priesthood. Copies in the porch.
Padre Pio Prayer Group resumes after the Christmas and New Year holidays on Monday 15th January at 7pm. All welcome. For information or interest, please contact Kay Dick 0141 942 7771 or Kate Hay 0141 931 5154.
The Legion of Mary - new members always welcome. Meets on Mondays at 4pm in the Hut. The Legion, over the course of the next few months, will be visiting 2017’s First Holy Communion families. Divine Mercy Novena is prayed weekdays after morning Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. All most welcome.
If you have a disability that affects your attendance at church or participation in any of the liturgies, and would benefit from some assistance or adaptations being made, please let us know. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 942 4635.
Pilgrimage to Rome – 15th – 19th October 2018. Open to all catechists, teachers, retired teachers, and anyone else involved in Catholic Education. £850 per person. Single room supplement £60. To book, contact email@example.com See noticeboard for more details. Celebrating the Centenary of the 1918 Education Act
Cluster Group - St Andrew's, St Benedict's and St Joseph's. Next meeting will be 15th January at 7pm in St Joseph’s. We will look at arranging further joint events for the year ahead..
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – each Saturday from 10.30am until 12.30pm. Please consider coming to spend some time in adoration and prayer each Saturday.
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Louise Dolan, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Joseph McDermid, Charlie Harper, John Gerard Miller, Michelle Rajab, Matthew Craig, Maurice Boyce, Maria Giovanazzi, Geraldine Moy, Vincent McDonald, Pat O’Neill, Michael Timoney, Baby Julia McLeod, Mary Croswaite, Charlene Bishop.
Recently Dead—Paul Sheridan, Jim McCourt, Danny McCrossan, James O’Neill, Margaret Murphy, Clare Ward, Rae Russell.