break into song; sing praise."
Cluster Group - St Andrew's, St Benedict's and St Joseph's meets this Thursday at 7pm in St Andrew's to begin to look at ways in which we can work and serve together, and share our resources.
October Devotions - Rosary and Benediction - Sundays at 4.30pm.
Landscaping work, at the entrance of the drive, to create our 50th anniversary Jubilee Garden has begun. It will have paved pathways with two entrances leading to a patio with benches. Surrounded with flower borders it will be open to all. Official opening - next May.
Primary Three Parents intending to present their child for the Sacraments, please complete an enrolment form available in the porch and return it by next Sunday, 16th October. Mass of Commitment for Primary Three families will be at 10am on Sunday 30th October.
St Andrew’s The 29 Club (200 Club ) New Season It’s our Church Golden Jubilee Year coming up and a new season for our popular 29 Club. All our fundraising is used to support our Parish Development Fund; various charitable causes and ... you can win one of the many cash prizes on offer during the year, We need YOUR support please!! Vacancies are available now for the 2016/17 season with membership at £6 per month or £65 per annum. Simply leave your name and address details with one of our Finance Team who are available after Mass. Existing members please pick up your renewal letter now available at the back of the Church. Thank you all for your continued support! Come and Join Us !! Contact Brian Donnelly on 942-6085 or Father Mackle on 942-4635.
Evening Pilgrimage to Carfin for St Joseph’s and St Andrew’s – this Thursday 13th October. Bus will leave at 6.30pm at the Post Office in Milngavie and return at 9.30pm. All are very welcome.
An Evening discussion on Ecumenism – 24th Oct at 7pm at the archdiocesan offices, 196 Clyde Street. All most welcome. An opportunity for us, as a parish, to share our own experience of churches together in Bearsden.
Drumchapel Foodbank – Donations of items of sustainable foods eg tins, pasta, cereals, toiletries, eg toilet rolls, kitchen rolls always gratefully received. Collection boxes in the porch are taken every Monday morning to the Foodbank. Thank you for your help.
Support in bereavement Group - anyone seeking assistance, who is suffering a bereavement (not necessarily recently) and feels they could benefit from talking to someone about it, please speak to Father Mackle or Monsignor Ryan.
The Cardinal Winning 39th Charity Ball - 2nd December at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Tickets £80 each includes 5 course dinner, dancing, cabaret and an auction conducted by Mr Andy Cameron. In aid of SPRED, The Mungo Foundation and the St Nicholas Care Trust. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual Pro-Life Torchlight Procession will take place on Thursday 27th Oct beginning at 6pm from George Square followed with a Mass in the Cathedral. All most welcome
Safeguarding Training - Volunteers who work in the parish with children and/or vulnerable adults, who haven't been free to attend previous safeguarding training meetings, are asked to attend on 14th November 7-9pm at 196 Clyde Street, G1 4JY. To book, please contact Claudia.email@example.com or tel 226 5898.
Parish Census Form- if you haven’t completed and returned yours yet, please do so as soon as possible. Forms available in the entrance porch. Thank You.
Ladies' Glamorous Night in Aid of the White Lily Fund which raises money for Cancer Research in the West of Scotland— Friday 18th November at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Champagne Reception, Stalls, Dinner and Dancing. Tickets £50.00 each. Ladies only, so why not get together with some friends and take a table of 10. For more information and tickets, please contact Angela Bruno on 07730615045.
Church Halls—Both halls are available at weekends for birthday parties, christenings, anniversary parties, fund raisers, weddings and funerals. For further details, please visit the web site on http:/www.standrewsbearsden.co.uk/church-halls.html or call the Halls Letting Secretary on 07528 425 698
Upcoming Meetings: 10th Oct at 7pm – 50th Anniversary; 12th Oct at 7pm – RCIA; 13th Oct at 7pm – Cluster Group; 20th Oct at 7pm – Halls Committee; 28th Oct at 10.30am – Evangelisation / Reaching Out; 31st Oct at 11am – Deanery. 1st Nov at 7pm – School Council; 7th Nov at 7pm – Youth Ministry Team;
If you think God may be calling you to the Priesthood, speak to Monsignor or Fr Mackle. Monthly evenings of Catechesis, Prayer and Fraternity to help discern your vocation start this Friday 14th October, 7pm at Turnbull Hall.
Wonder-Full – exploring the wonders of our existence in an intriguing evening of film, music and conversation about the wonders of life on earth. Friday 28th Oct – 7.30pm – Killermont Parish Church, Rannoch Drive. For more information, pick up a leaflet from the porch. Part of Grasping the Nettle initiative exploring the topic of science and God.
Children’s Choir - October 9th, November 13th, December 11th, December 18th, December 25th (to be confirmed). Any queries, please contact Annamaria Strachan 01419429799/07749715514 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Forthcoming Special Collections : 23rd Oct - Mission Sunday. 13th November Assisted Parishes.
Please remember in your Prayers -
Sick—Paul Morton, Dante Biagioi, Louise Dolan, Ronald Coia, Douglas Dalby (Snr), Baby Eva Berrey, Joan Davis, Margie Cornyn, Patricia Swiatek, Gilbert O’Rourke, Joseph McDermid, Charlie Harper, Bruce Davidson, Paul Sheridan, John Gerard Miller, Maureen MacIntosh, Davie Peacock, Lesley Cullen, Kay Reilly, Anne Rodgers, Diarmid O’Hara, Rosemary Queen, Barbara Holland, Michelle Rajab, Matthew Craig, Maurice Boyce, Margaret Kieran.
Recently Dead—Elsie MacDonald, Isa Bryson, Jimmy Gallagher, Agnes MacDonald, Evelyn Boyle, Stephen Marchetti, Pat Westman, Michael Reilly
Anniversaries—Joe Allan, Tommy Allan, Martin O’Callaghan, Anne Moakler, George Cannon, Margaret English, Olive Chateau