Turnbull High School P7 Pupils and their Parents / Carers Open Evening this Monday 8th September, 7pm - 9pm. Senior pupils will take groups of parents and P7 pupils around the school, visiting each department, where staff and Turnbull pupils will provide a flavour of S1 courses and some of the learning activities. There will also be an opportunity to find out about the wide range of extra-curricular activities which are on offer to pupils. For more information, contact Mrs Bray, Depute Head Teacher, on 955 2393. This is the beginning of the transition year for pupils as they near the end of their Primary Education. We hope to make that transition as smooth as possible, the secondary staff working with pupils in the primary classes and P7 pupils coming to Turnbull for some activities.
You will be aware that an external “Review of Safeguarding Protocols and Procedures” within the Catholic Church in Scotland was commissioned by the Bishops of Scotland with the cooperation of the religious congregations which are active here. It will review the suitability and robustness of our safeguarding procedures; it is known as the McLellan Commission. The Commission is keen to hear from members of the Catholic Church and others in relation to the ways in which the Church works to safeguard its members from abuse and harm. If you have a view on this, whether positive or negative, the Commission would be very interested to hear from you. If you would like to participate, a secure and confidential area has been established on the McLellan Commission website where you can get in touch. A confidential questionnaire on this part of the website is live until 30 September 2014. The website can be found at: www.mclellancommission.co.uk Until 30 September 2014, you can also email: firstname.lastname@example.org Alternatively you can write to: Secretary, The McLellan Commission, Centrum House, 38 Queen Street, Glasgow G1 3DX.
Final Vows. Frank Trias will take final vows next Sunday, 14th September at 12 noon Mass in St Mungo’s, Townhead. All are very welcome to attend. Keep Frank in your prayers at this time and in the coming year, as he prepares to be ordained to the priesthood for the Passionists.
Parish Bus Trip to Carfin today (Sunday). Bus will be parked on Roman Road opposite the Dental Practice from 12-45pm.
Vocations Awareness Week begins next Sunday 14th September. Discerning a Vocation to the Priesthood? If you think God may be inviting you to such a vocation, and for evenings of Catechesis, Prayer and Fraternity to help discern your vocation (2nd Friday of the month) please contact Vocations Director, Fr Ross Campbell, email@example.com (339 4315)
The Sacraments—Reconciliation (First Confession), First Communion, and Confirmation. Parents intending to present children, who are in primary 3, for these sacraments are required to complete an application/enrolment form available in the porch. Please complete and return them by 12th October.
Service of Commitment for Primary Three Families at 10am Mass on Sunday, 26th October.
Altar Servers. Any young member of the Parish (who has made his/her First Holy Communion) who would like to become an Altar Server is invited to contact Chris Sanders (942 7519) or Fr. Mackle, who will gladly take your details. Training sessions are due to commence soon.
Coffee Morning after 10 am Mass, Sunday 21st September. Please come along and join us. Donations of home baking (no nuts please) always gratefully received. This month we are raising funds for Cafod’s (Catholic agency for overseas development) Syria fund. Fighting in Syria has caused a humanitarian crisis on a staggering scale, and it’s getting worse every day. Over 100,000 people have been killed and more than 11 million children, women and men driven from their homes. Millions of people desperately need aid right now. Your donation will help provide food, shelter and safety, as well as blankets, clothes and other essentials. Also, many thanks to everyone who came along to August’s coffee morning. The sum of £182 was sent by moneygram to Fr Mathew at St Thomas’ convent school in India. I have posted on the notice board in the porch a copy email of thanks which Fr Mathew sent together with some lovely photos of his students making their first communion. I have also posted a thank you letter from St Margaret of Scotland hospice for the £100 which was raised at June’s coffee morning. Many thanks once again for your continued support. Veronica Maguire.
Scotland’s Churches Trust. 200 guests will meet on 8th October in New Kilpatrick Church, followed by a Civic Reception in the Burgh Hall attended by Princess Anne. Guests will take the opportunity after the reception to visit other local churches. Volunteer needed between 2.45pm and 4.45pm to welcome any visitors to St Andrew’s. Please contact Brenda Murray 942 5512.
Family Fun Night - Saturday 20th September. Food, bingo and quizzes to suit the whole family. In the upper hall 7 til 10.30 pm. byob. Tickets - £3 per adult, £2 per child. Please contact David and Veronica Maguire firstname.lastname@example.org or text 07884468212. Many thanks.
“Let the Children Live” – Charity Concert. St Joseph’s, Milngavie, Justice and Peace Group are hosting a fund-raising concert in St Joseph’s this Friday 7.30pm. Classical tenor Martin Aelred will perform Music from the Movies for the charity, which currently supports 600 street children in Medellin. Tickets £8 (pay at door) includes refreshments.
St Andrew’s PTA Quiz Night this Friday in the school hall 7.30pm - 11pm. Entry £5 pay at the door (BYOB, glasses and snacks). All welcome. A pre-requisite isn’t a broad range of general knowledge, it’s a fun evening out and a great excuse for a get-together. Come along yourself and join a table or please feel free to arrange a team !
Parish Liturgy Group - meets this Tuesday 9th in the Chapel-house at 7.30pm.
Halls Committee – the next meeting will be on Monday, 15th September at 7.30pm in the Hut.
Open Evening - come and find out more about SPRED on Tues 9th Sept., 7 - 9pm in the SPRED Centre, 20 Robroyston Rd, G33 1EQ. If possible, phone 770 5055 to say you are coming. See notice in the porch.
Choir Dates for this term September 14th & 21st, November 9th & 16th, December 14th, 21st & 25th (to be confirmed). All at the 10am Mass. Any queries, call Annamaria Strachan 942 9799/07749715514, or email: email@example.com
Padre Pio Prayer Group: Every Monday at 7:00pm. All are most welcome.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Catholic Church, speak to Fr Mackle. Today, men and women from a variety of backgrounds are responding to the call to follow Christ and celebrate the Sacraments of the Church. RCIA will begin on Wednesday 24th September at 7pm in the Hut.
Mass Attendance – 30 / 31 August. Vigil Mass - 191; 10am Mass - 268 ; 12 noon Mass – 160. Total – 619.