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Parish Dance:  Featuring singer Angela Duncan.  Friday 6th October.  7.30pm ‘til late.  Bring your own bottle.  Tickets £10. 

Month of the Holy Rosary:  We’ll continue to say a Rosary each weekday morning at 9.30am.  Everyone welcome.

Youth group meetings:  Come together with young adults from across the diocese for monthly youth events.  For dates and details

see the poster at the back of the church.

Pope Francis October prayer intention:  That the church will adopt listening and dialogue as a style of life at every level, allowing herself to be guided by the Holy Spirit towards the world’s peripharies.

Participating in the Synod on Synodality in the Diocese of Motherwell:  As well as praying for the success of the Synod throughout the month of October in parishes and communities, we will do so as a Diocese, led by Bishop Toal, at a special gathering for prayer and reflection on Thursday 19th October between 7 and 9pm in the Xavier Centre, Carfin. Delegates from each parish are invited, but anyone else who would like to attend is most welcome. Parishes are asked to nominate 3 or 4 representatives.  At this gathering, time will be spent in prayer followed by discussion and discernment on the three questions presented in the Working Document for the Synod. These questions are:  1 How can we be more fully a sign and instrument of God and of the unity of all mankind?     2 How can we better share gifts and tasks in the service of the Gospel?    3 What processes, structures and institutions are needed in a Missionary Synodal Church?

Letter from the Bishop:  A slightly shortened version of Bishop Toal’s pastoral letter on Synodality will be read at Sunday masses this weekend.   The complete version will be posted on the parish website.

October, the month of the Missions:  There will be a special collection over the weekend of 21st to the 22nd of October.

Bishop’s Visit:  Bishop Toal will be making a pastoral visit to St Andrew’s Sat 28/ Sun 29 Oct.

Notre Dame College of Education 50th Anniversary:  Reunion Saturday 7th Oct.  Turnbull Hall.  Mass 12 noon.  Buffet 1pm.  Contact eileenkidd@cloud.com.

Newman Association Meeting – 2023/2024 Lecture Series:  The Religiosity of Scotland's Sugar Aristocracy: Slavery, Faith, Diaspora, 1775-1838. - a talk by Dr Stephen Mullen in the Parish Hall, Immaculate Conception Church, 2049 Maryhill Road, Glasgow, G20 0AA at 7.30pm on Thursday 5th October 2023 . All welcome. Refreshments provided.

 

FOOD BANK: Wednesday 3-4 PM in church hall.

MUSIC CLUB:  Wednesday evenings from 6 pm.  Musicians sharing their talents and knowledge.  It isn't necessary to already have or play an instrument.  The love of music and companionship is enough.  Please contact James on 07772436704 or Jgml6music@gmail.com.  Open to all.  

 

FOODBANK:  We are still seeing an increase in the number of vulnerable people using our foodbank.  As a result we are in urgent need of donations of non-perishable food items.  If you are in the position to do so donations can be left in the church porch.  Thank you.

 

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