if your face shine upon us, then we shall be saved."
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The Parish Embroidery Group meetings restart from Thursday 12th October at 4pm - 6pm in the Lower Church Hall. For further information contact Maura McRobbie firstname.lastname@example.org
Music Night with Parish Musicians – 50th Anniversary celebration. Saturday, 25th November. 7.30pm. Musicians and singers, if you would like to get involved (sing/play a song or two)email@example.com More information to follow next week.
The Healing Power of the Sacrament of Reconciliation: Thursday 9th November 7:00 – 8:30pm in the Upper Hall. Following the success of the talk on Reconciliation in March of this year and at the request of parishioners a second session on the sacrament of Reconciliation is planned. The session will reflect on the healing power of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.If you can, please join us for tea/coffee and a reflective and enjoyable discussion.
Celebrating the Centenary of the 1918 Education Act. Catholic Education Dinner—Grand Central Hotel, Friday 2nd February 2018—£45.00 (Table of 10 £420). To book, contact 226 5898--Christine.Burke@rcag.org.uk. See notice for more details.
Meet some of Scotland’s new priests. 12 priestly ordinations this year in Scotland – a 20-year high. The last year with that number of ordinations was 1997. Pick up a Priests for Scotland leaflet, and a Prayer card for Vocations.
Schoenstatt Events – Annual Re-Crowning Pilgrimage 22nd Oct 3pm. Half-Day Retreat 7th Nov. 10.30am – 1pm. For more details, see porch noticeboard.
Evening Pilgrimage to Carfin for St Joseph’s and St Andrew’s – Friday 13th October. Bus will leave at 6.30pm at Milngavie Post Office. All are very welcome.
Westerton Parish’s 60th Anniversary celebrations – An invitation to all in St
Andrew’s to their Songs of Praise followed by Supper – Sunday 29th Oct at 6.30pm.
Sacrament of Confirmation for P7 pupils of St Andrew’s and St Joseph’s Parishes will be celebrated in St Joseph’s 7pm on 6th February 2018. There will be a preparation meeting on Tuesday, 16th January 2018 at 7pm in St Joseph's for parents and sponsors. On the same evening and at the same time, catechists of the two parishes will gather with the P7s to lead them in preparing for Confirmation.
Our Parish Library has a very extensive range of books and DVDs covering a wide variety of religious topics. We would like to encourage you to have a look at the books and DVDs.
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 this year’s First Holy Communion families. Divine Mercy Novena is prayed weekdays after morning Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. All most welcome.
Children’s Choir – Nov 12th ; Dec 3rd (Golden Jubilee Mass 10.30am) December 10th & 17th 10am mass and Kelvin Choir concert 3pm. Dec 25th (Christmas Mass) – All at 10am unless otherwise stated. Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 0141-942-9799/07749715514 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Iona 2017 retreat - There is a copy of a photo collage from our parish pilgrimage to Iona for all who came on retreat.
Altar Servers.Any young member of the Parish who would like to become an Altar Server is invited to contact Chris Sanders (942 7519) or Fr. Mackle or Mgr Ryan, who will gladly take your details.This invitation is aimed particularly at those children in last year’s P IV who made their First Holy Communion last May.Training sessions are planned to start as soon after the mid-October half-term as practicable.
Dementia Friends Session - All most welcome, especially those who visit the housebound and elderly i.e. EMHCs, LOM & SVDP. This Monday 9th Oct at 11am Lower Hall. Contact Anne O’Donnell on 946 0966 or ao’email@example.com.
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.
Thank you to the parishioners for the £500 and £300 donated for parish funds.
Primary Three Parents intending to present their child for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation, please complete an enrolment form available in the porch and return it by 13th October.
Mass of Commitment for Primary Three families will be at 10am on Sunday 29th October.
Art for Life – affordable arts and crafts on sale in aid of ‘The Suzy Fund’in St Joseph’s, Milngavie, Sat 28th Oct 10.00-4.00 & Sun 29thOct after all Masses. The Suzy Fund has been feeding children in Ethiopia since the famine of 1975 providing life-saving meals to those who would otherwise have none. On sale will be an eclectic exhibition of art work and driftwood items as well as cards, jewelry and assorted other crafts - an ideal opportunity for original gifts to start your Christmas shopping! Please come along and support this worthwhile cause.
50th Anniversary Planning – 7pm 9th Oct
Emmaus Group – 10.30am 20th Oct.
Pro-Life Procession from George Sq, and Mass in the Cathedral – Thursday 26th Oct. More details soon.
What’s on the next few months?
Sunday 22nd October – Coffee Morning
Sunday 29th October – Mass of Commitment for P3 Families
Sunday 29th Oct – Youth NET Ministry Golden Jubilee Retreat
Sunday 19th Nov – Coffee Morning & Jubilee Christmas Fair
Saturday 25th Nov – St Andrew’s Music Night with Parish Musicians.
Drumchapel food bank - all items left in the porch are taken each Monday to the foodbank. Many thanks.
Upcoming Special second collections –
Mission Sunday – 22nd October
Assisted Parishes – 12th Nov;
White Flower – 26th Nov.
Arts in Autumn – Pick up an events leaflet from the porch or visit www.agap.org.uk Open auditions 12th Oct 7pm at St Mungo’s, Townhead for “Mungo: Legend of Glasgow’s Saint” – Contact 552 5527 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Louise Dolan, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Joseph McDermid, Charlie Harper, Paul Sheridan, John Gerard Miller, Maureen MacIntosh, Michelle Rajab, Matthew Craig, Maurice Boyce, Margaret Kieran, Maura Murphy, Maria Giovanazzi, Clare MacTavish, Jim Cameron, Mary Magovern, Jackie McCann, Vikki Allinson, Eileen Brown, Annamaria McGill, Shona Doherty, Michael Moss, Mary Silcock.
Recently Dead—Mary Bush, Remo Pacitti, Moira Burton, Sonny McCann, Alice Freeland, Monsignor Matthew Coakley, Bill Devlin, Gertrude Allan, Patricia Carroll.
Anniversaries--George Cannon, Martin O’Callaghan, James & Anna McKean, Maisie & Sheila Kelly