The Solemnity of Christ the Universal King
25 November 2012
Charity Number: SCO11041
The Kingship of Christ
On this feast day, we rejoice together in the reign of Christ the King over the whole world. He is the one who removes all that hinders reconciliation, justice and peace. We are reminded that true royalty does not consist in a show of power, but in the humility of service; not in the oppression of the weak, but in the ability to protect them and to lead them to life in abundance (cf. Jn 10:10). Christ reigns from the Cross and, with his arms open wide, he embraces all the peoples of the world and draws them into unity. Through the Cross, he breaks down the walls of division, he reconciles us with each other and with the Father.
– Pope Benedict XVI, Homily on the Solemnity of Christ the King, 2011
MASS FOR VOCATIONS
Monday 26 November at 7.45 PM.
Mass will be celebrated in St Joseph’s (Little Sisters of the Poor), 14 Cumnock Road, Robroyston, Glasgow G33 1QT to promote a sense of vocation to the priesthood, religious life, married life, single life, permanent diaconate. For more information phone Sister Agnes or Sister Evelyn 0141 5585114.
FEAST DAY DURING THE WEEK AHEAD:
Friday: St. Andrew, Apostle NATIONAL FEAST
ST ANDREW’S HOSPICE LIGHT UP A LIFE
During the Festive Season St Andrew’s Hospice will once again promote the Light up a Life Campaign. The Hospice ceremony will take place in the Hospice grounds on Sunday 2 December at 7.PM. Further details can be seen in the porch of the church together with appropriate forms for those who which to enter the names of their loved ones.
SCOTTISH INTER-FAITH WEEK
25 November till 2 December
In keeping with the spirit of Vatican II and of the present Year of Faith we are reminded of the respect we owe to other religious denominations which are dedicated to the search for truth. In Scotland a week is dedicated to prayers for a better understanding between all faiths and the need to share our own faith with those who show an interest and even with those who in the past have proved hostile.
FAMILY ROSARY GROUP
The family rosary group will meet each Friday throughout Advent (beginning 7th December) at 7pm at 10 Drumpelier Avenue. Come along and begin or continue your practice of the rosary as a family prayer. If you have a particular intention that you wish the families to pray for then do let us know or join us and we will pray together. Contact 436705 and ask for Ailish or Leo for more information.
Paula Kennedy, our RCIA candidate, will be presented for the Rite of Acceptance next week, on 1st Sunday of Advent. We assure Paula of our prayerful support as she progresses on her journey towards full communion with the Catholic Church.
Monday 3rd December at 7.30pm.
The next meeting of the Women’s Group will take place on Monday 3rd December at 7.30pm in the Parish Hall and will take the form of a social evening.
YEAR OF FAITH BOOK STALL
A range of religious literature is now available in the porch of the church during the Year of Faith. You are kindly asked to leave payment for any items in the box provided at the display at the back of the church.
During Advent there will be Vespers (Evening Prayer) and Benediction each Sunday at 5.30pm. Families especially are encouraged to support these devotions as we prepare prayerfully for the coming of Christmas. Altar-servers are also welcome to assist at these devotions.
SPONSORED WALK IN SUPPORT OF CANCER CARE
Barry has now completed his sponsored activities. Parishioners who have offered to sponsor his efforts are invited to place their sponsor money in an envelope and place it in the offertory collection basket or drop it through the presbytery door.
10AM MASS, YOUTH MUSIC GROUP
The Youth Music Group will have a short practice after the 10am Family Mass on Sunday. They will also lead some of the hymns at the 10am Family Mass next weekend. New members are also welcome to join.
THE SUNDAY 10AM FAMILY MASS
Parents of parishioners attending St Augustine’s Primary are encouraged to accompany their children to the 10am Family Mass each Sunday. This applies in a special way to those who intend to present their children for the sacraments during the year ahead.
ITALIAN CLUB LANUGAGE CLASS
The Italian Club will be hosting a basic class for those interested in Italian language and culture. Part of the evening is dedicated to looking at simple, useful phrases ideal for travellers. The informal class also focuses on general interests such as travel in Italy, music, literature etc. If you would like more information please contact Kathleen Weetman on 01236 756026
COMMEMORATION SERVICE AT COLTSWOOD CEMETERY
Sunday 25th November at 2pm
The annual Commemoration Service at Coltswood Cemetery will take place today, Sunday 25th November at 2pm. This is an opportunity to us to pray for our family and friends who are interred there. All are welcome.
A Celebration of Christmas
with St. Augustine’s Choir
Choral music, readings & cards to celebrate the Christmas season
in St. Augustine’s Church, on Monday 17th December 2012 at 7.30pm
Followed by light refreshments
Anniversaries and Months Minds which occur about this time:
Rev. Fr. John Fitzgibbon, Thomas McBride, Peter, Annie, Charles & John Rafferty, Katie & John McPartland, Cathie & Hugh Connolly, James & Margaret Lochran, Liz McElhinney, John & Helen Gallagher, Elizabeth McMullen Sen. & Jnr., Ellen Duffy, Anne & David Trower, Frank & Mary Moran, Malcolm & James Fisher, Timothy & Margaret Coyle.
+ We also commend to God all those whose names are inscribed on our November Lists, and all those parishioners who have died over the course of this past year.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon them.
May they rest in peace. Amen
The Pastoral Team
Very Rev. James Canon Foley (Parish Priest)
Rev. Michael J. Kane (Assistant Priest)
Sr. Eileen (Pastoral Assistant)
St. Augustine’s, 12 Dundyvan Road,
Coatbridge ML5 1DQ
Telephone: (01236) 423044
Times of Masses
Saturday: Vigil Mass 6.30pm
Sunday: 10.00am & 12.00 noon
Holy Days: Vigil Mass 7.30pm, 10.00am
Devotions: Sundays of Advent at 5.30pm: Vespers & Benediction
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday: After 10.00am Mass
and 5.30pm – 6.00pm
On the last Sunday of the month by arrangement with the Parish Priest.
Arrangements for weddings (for which six months notice is required) and for baptisms should be made by appointment with one of the clergy.
All notices for publication should be dropped through the Presbytery letter box by Wednesday evening at the latest.