We saw his star at its rising
and have come to do him homage."
Free Coffee Morning - Please come in and join us for a cuppa and some delicious home baking today after 10am Mass in the upper hall. Thanks to all those who came along to December’s Coffee Morning. The sum of £118.85 was raised for The St Nicholas Care Fund. As always, thank you for your support and generosity and all the very best for 2023.
Preparing for the Sacraments.
Meetings for St Nicholas' parents are:
- P3 Reconciliation - Thursday 12th January
- P4 First Holy Communion - Thursday 26th January
- P7 Confirmation - Thursday 23rd February
Please note too these three meetings below which will held in the church for all parents whose children are celebrating the Sacraments in 2023
- First Confession Parents’ Meeting – Thursday 19th January.
- First Holy Communion Parents’ Meeting – Tuesday 31st January.
- Confirmation Parents’ Meeting - Tuesday 28th February
Prospective parent school walk round 3.15pm Tues 17th Jan
Young people in P6 – S6 Please join us for NET Ministries Retreat. Sunday 5th February at beginning with 10am Mass, followed by group discussions and activities with the NET Team. Lunch will be provided. Please register here https://forms.gle/f4Adbemzjnft2NVu8 Before that, the NET Team will make an Appeal next weekend 14th / 15th Jan.
Between now and Easter, remember in your prayers, Gemma, Millie and Eleanor who are journeying through RCIA to receive the Sacraments and become Catholic this Easter.
New Altar Servers needed to join our team at St Andrew’s. If you have received your First Holy Communion and are interested in becoming a Server, get mum or dad to let us know. There will be two training sessions – today Sunday 8th January at 1pm and 22nd Jan in the church for this very special role.
Key Holders - We need to establish a list of key holders to Parish Property. Unfortunately, I do not have one. Could those who hold keys to the Church, Halls or Chapel House let Brenda Murray firstname.lastname@example.org know by Tuesday 31st January what keys they hold. Many thanks. Fr Mackle
A huge amount of thanks to those who generously give of their time serving in the piety stall, and to the parishioners who support the stall with their purchase. A fantastic £1,200 profit was raised during 2022 ~ a terrific boost to parish funds.
Catholic Social Teaching Thought for the Week - Sunday 8 January (International Day of Awareness of Human Trafficking) No, this is the kind of fasting I want: Free those who are wrongly imprisoned; lighten the burden of those who work for you. Let the oppressed go free, and remove the chains that bind people. Isaiah 58:6
Laudato Si’ - On Care for our Common Home - Caring for ecosystems demands far-sightedness, since no one looking for quick and easy profit is truly interested in their preservation. But the cost of the damage caused by such selfish lack of concern is much greater than the economic benefits to be obtained.(#36)
Mass will be celebrated in the Ukrainian Rite in St Patrick’s, Anderston, on 14th & 15th Jan, at 12 noon each day. Pastoral care of the many Ukrainians who have sought safety here in Glasgow.
St Nicholas Care Fund wee boxes to be returned please by 15th Jan.
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.
Easyfundraising. You can raise FREE donations for the parish every time you shop online. Please take a moment to sign up and support St Andrew’s at https://tinyurl.com/standrews-easyfundraising
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/by email link (to all those on the Parish database) and on the noticeboards in the Church porch and the Church grounds.
Before receiving Holy Communion, we are asked to make some preparatory act of reverence such as a bow.
For women affected by separation and divorce – confidential and peer support Fri 3rd Feb St Patrick's, Dumbarton 6-8pm. email@example.com
Forthcoming Special Collection – 15th Jan – NET Ministry
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 each night from M&S for delivery to Drumchapel & St Gregory’s Foodbanks, the Wayside Club & Aspire.
May the peace of Christ reign in your hearts and in your homes.
Recently Dead: Maureen Crawford, Veronica Donnelly, Patrick Haggerty, Jim McKenna, Anne Cassidy Nicol, Betty Robertson, Rita Williams, John Leo Winters.
Anniversary: Mary Boyle, Jean and John Finnerty, Andrew Higgins, Jean and Charlie Hirst, Jim Hanlon.