Feast of the Holy Family (Yr B) 28th December 2014 The week ahead: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday: Mass at 9.30 a.m. Wednesday 31st December 2014 Night Prayer 9.00 p.m. Thursday 1st January 2015 (Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God) Mass 11 a.m. Friday 2nd January 2015 Mass at 12 noon Normal schedule resumes thereafter. Next Sunday is the solemnity of the Epiphany. There will be second collection for Justice and Peace. A big thanks from our parish community to all who helped prepare the church and the liturgies of Christmas Day. A great deal of work goes into our celebrations and it’s only through working together that we make things happen. Many thanks and a very happy Christmas to all. Are you or is someone you know interested in becoming a member of the Church? To be baptised, confirmed and come to share in the Eucharist is possible at any age! Today, men and women from a variety of backgrounds are responding to the call to follow Christ and celebrate the Sacraments of the Church. To find out more speak with Fr. David at any stage! HOGMANAY PARTY NIGHT Wednesday 31st December 9:30pm - 1:30am Tickets £6 on sale now (Entry strictly by TICKET only) The octave of Christian Unity runs from 18-25 January every year. The Archbishop invites us to join him at St. Andrew’s Cathedral for a celebration on Monday 19th January at 7 p.m. All welcome. Please pray for all who are ill at this time, especially: Anne Marie O’Kane, Jean Paterson; Linda Harrison; Joe Hilferty; James Cairns; Peter Tierney; Ann McGrory; Julie Valente; Betty Lamont; Denis McCaffrey; Margaret Quin; William Blair; Abbie Boyd; Dean Conaghan; Danny O’Donnell; John Ross; Mary Bonner; Harry Di Ciacca; Patricia Hutcheson; Kathleen Conaghan; Fr. Jim Cosker; Joe Devenney; Alexander Forbes Laird; Dinnie Cannon; Gavin Lanigan; Matt Bagan; John Donnelly; John Charlton; Robert McGregor; Elizabeth Capra; Brendan Burns We remember those who have died recently: Cathie Henderson; Eileen Stevenson; Mary Boyle; And those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Thomas Hughes 32 Croftfoot Drive, Castlemilk, Glasgow G45 0NG 0141 634 2051/ 07938930521 Staff: Fr. David J Wallace (Parish Priest) Rev. John Cairns (Deacon) [email protected] www.saintbartholomewscastlemilk.org.uk The Parish of St. Bartholomew’s is a Parish of the Archdiocese of Glasgow, a Designated Religious Charity, Number SC 018140 JUBILEE CELEBRATION The Parish Pastoral Council is pleased to announce details of our PARISH PARTY NIGHT to celebrate our 60th year as a Parish Community. This event will take place on Friday 5th June 2015, 6:30pm - 12:30am at Celtic Park, Parkhead. Cost of this event is approx. £40/adult and £20/child (age 12 or under). This cost will include a 3 course meal, tea/coffee, live band and coach transfer to and from Parkhead. To enable us to finalise our booking with Celtic Park and the coach company, we need an indication of the number who wish to attend. To secure your place at this event, please complete a booking form (1 per person) and a non-refundable deposit of £10 per head, and give to: Kathleen McColligan (Vigil Mass) Angela Mulheron (11 a.m. Mass) Cathy Coll (5 p.m. Mass) Booking forms and deposit of £10 per person are now overdue. Please act quickly if you’d like to come along! St. Mungo Festival: This annual festival to celebrate our city’s patron begins on 10th January and includes readings from the life of St. Mungo at the Mitchell Library on the 10th from 12.30– 2 p.m.; an ecumenical service at Glasgow Cathedral on Sunday 11th January at 6.30 p.m. and Mass in St. Mungo’s church, Parson St. on 13th January at 7p.m. For full information visit www.glasgowchurches.org.uk. Considering a Career in Teaching? A support event is being held in the Glasgow Archdiocese Offices, Eyre Hall, Clyde Street, Glasgow on Wednesday 7th January at 6.30pm. If you have applied or are considering applying to Glasgow University for primary teaching this meeting will offer advice and support on both the completion of application forms and in preparing effectively for the interview process. The event will be attended by existing head teachers who will be on hand to give advice. This event will be of great benefit to anyone thinking of a career in primary teaching. The next meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council will take place on Thursday 8th January at 7.30 p.m. in the parish hall. Members of the PPC please make a note of this date. P3 Parents’ Meeting: In preparation for First Reconciliation and enrolment for Sacraments, parents/ carers of children in P3 are invited to meet with Fr. David on Thursday 15th January in the parish hall at 7 p.m. Question of the week: Adults: This week’s readings: Ecclesiasticus 3: 2-6. 12-14 He who fears the Lord respects his parents Colossians 3: 12-21 Family life in the Lord Luke 2: 22-40 The child grew, filed with wisdom. How do your family members know that you are a compassionate person? Children: What family member needs your compas- sion and kindness right now? Last week’s collections: 1st: Christmas: £661.25 £1054.15 Thanks as always for your generosity. There will be a 2nd collection today for Pro-life and a 2nd collection next week for Justice and Peace. Welcome to St. Bartholomew’s VIGIL MASS: Saturday 6.30 p.m. SUNDAY MASSES: 11 a.m.; 5.00 p.m. WEEKDAYS: MON-FRI 9.30 a.m. SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION: Monday—Friday after Mass; Saturday before and after Vigil Mass NOVENA: Wednesday morning after Mass.
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