Dear Parishioner/Friend of the Parish,
Our collective care from the poor and the disadvantaged lies at the very heart of our identity as followers of our Lord Jesus Christ. As so, impelled by the love of Christ for the poor, I invite the whole parish to support our next major initiative on their behalf: a meal and an evening of entertainment for the men of Bellgrove Hostel, Gallowgate, Glasgow.
To help raise the funds necessary we will have a social evening fundraiser on Friday 9th September followed by the men’s meal itself on Saturday 18th September.
The social evening on Friday 9th September will start at 7.30pm and will feature live music, buffet supper, raffle and bingo. Tickets will be priced £6.
The men’s meal the following week will start at 7pm. In addition to the fundraising social, individual donations may be given at any time between now and the 18th September. Money raised so far totals £30.
God bless you in all your efforts to help the poor of our city.
Fr Morris, Parish Priest
Legion of Mary Parish Visitation: From Saturday 27th August until Saturday 3rd September. We thank most sincerely the 9 members of the Legion of Mary from Ireland who last week visited 1,996 homes in our parish, distributed 1,480 Miraculous Medals, spoke to over 900 people about the faith, and invited 174 lapsed families back to the practise of the Catholic faith. All 9 Legion members are a credit to the parishes to which they belong and we are in their spiritual debt. They all worked very hard on behalf of our parish last week. Please remember them in your prayers.
SCIAF Africa Food Crisis Appeal: £280 was raised in total – thank you for your generosity.
National Pilgrimage to Carfin: Sunday 4th September. Mass at 3pm, bus leaves at 1.30pm returning to parish at approximately 5.30pm. Suggested donation for minibus travel £2. If you would like to book a seat, add your name to the list in the hall.
Rosary in George Square: Saturday 15th October, 12 noon until 1pm. Minibus will leave from parish at 11.30am.
The August-September edition of Christian Order is on sale in the sacristy, priced £3.50. The previous two editions are also available for purchase.
Mission Sunday this year takes place on 16th October. The proceeds of the second collection that day will go to Missio Scotland.
Sponsor the weekly sanctuary lamps in memory of a deceased relative or friend, or for some other prayer intention. Give £5 and intention to John or Fr Morris.
To sponsor the church flowers, please give £10 or more plus your intention to Agnes or Irene.
The Sale of Work on Saturday raised over £400 for parish funds. Many thanks to the fundraising team and many helpers and donors. A final total will be printed next week.
The next Bingo Nights will be on 14th September and 12th October, all starting at 7.30pm.
Parish lotto – see notice-board in hall for details.
We are very grateful to two anonymous donors of money for parish funds totalling £150. Many thanks for your generosity.
The next soup run will take place on Saturday 5th November. Donations of men’s clothing, sandwiches, fruit, chocolate and cigarettes are needed.
The Parish Food Store has food available for those who need a helping hand. Speak to Fr Morris if you know of someone in need. Sincere thanks to several individuals for their recent very kind food donations. The Food Store helped to feed 15 people last week. Please bring your donations to church or to the chapel house. A list of suggested items can be found here.
- 4th September – 1.30pm – National Pilgrimage to Carfin
- 9th September – 7.30pm – Fundraising Social for Homeless Dinner
- 14th September – 7.30pm – Bingo
- 18th September – 7pm – Homeless Men’s Dinner
- 12th October – 7.30pm – Bingo
- 15th October – 12pm – Rosary in George Square
- 16th October – Mission Sunday
- 19th November – 11am – Sale of Work – Tinsel Sale
- 25th November – 7.30pm – St Andrew’s Ceilidh