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The Solemnity of Christ the Universal King

25 November 2012

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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.

RCIA NEWS

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.

WOMEN’S GROUP

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.

ADVENT DEVOTIONS

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

Admission: FREE

 

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.

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+ 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)

Postal Address

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

Weekdays:       10.00am

Devotions:       Sundays of Advent at 5.30pm: Vespers & Benediction

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturday:   After 10.00am Mass

and 5.30pm – 6.00pm

Baptisms

On the last Sunday of the month by arrangement with the Parish Priest.

Calling Times

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.