Today’s Readings: The Parish of St. Bartholomew Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7 32 Croftfoot Drive, Castlemilk, Glasgow G45 0NG 0141 634 2051 Here is my servant in whom my soul delights. Fr. David J Wallace (Parish Priest) Rev. John Cairns (Deacon) firstname.lastname@example.org Acts 10: 34-38 www.saintbartholomewscastlemilk.org.uk The Lord has anointed him with the Holy Spirit. The Baptism of the Lord (Year A) Matthew 3: 13-17 9th January 2011 As soon as Jesus was baptised he saw the Spirit of God coming down on him. The feast of the Baptism of the Lord Welcome to St. Bartholomew’s brings to a close the joyful Season of VIGIL MASS: Christmastide. Tea and coffee available in the church hall Saturday 6.30 p.m. after the 11 a.m. Mass every Sunday and after Tomorrow we begin to celebrate Ordinary the 9.30 Mass on Tuesdays! Last week’s collections: SUNDAY MASSES: Time and take with us all that we have first: £419.05 11 a.m. celebrated during Christmas. 5.00 p.m. Second: £383.80 Many thanks for your Events coming up soon: generosity!! WEEKDAYS: Many thanks to those who helped to MON-SAT 9.30 a.m. prepare our church for our celebration of 12th January P3 Parents’ Meeting Christmas: in particular our cleaners, Joe 18-25 January Christian Unity Octave EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: and Bernard (who helped decorate the Thursday 10-12 noon Today’s second collection is for church), musicians and cantors, readers, our parish debt. EVENING PRAYER & NOVENA extraordinary ministers, passkeepers, Thursday 7 p.m. ministers of welcome, children’s Please pray for all who are ill at this time, especially: SACRAMENT OF catechists who helped with the carol Margaret McKell, Rose Brennan, John white, Anne Porter, Anthony McBride, Anne Miller, RECONCILIATION: service, and all who contributed in many Linda Harrison, Alice Chalmers, Kathleen Sweeney, Jenny Dougan, Ellen McGuiness, Ursula Saturday: 10 a. m. and varied ways. A special thanks to all McGuiness, Maeve Harkin, Margaret Armstrong, Mathew Marshall, Margaret Milanafie, Before and after Vigil (Baby) Lily, Mary O’Donnell, Sadie McDade, Donna Miller, Joe McKenna, Marie Cochrane, Mass & on request. who contributed flowers and poinsettia Lillian McGurk, Elizabeth Robertson, Lorraine McDonald, Mary McManus, John Dylon, Anne plants to decorate our church building. Marie O’Kane, Eleanor Young, Charles Diver, Albert Jones, John Steen, Rankin Kennedy, Patricia O’Neill, Jimmy McMenamin, James Hughes (Jnr), James O’Neill, Morag Reilly, May Viola, Derek Lang, Valerio Renaldi; Rab McFadyen; Catherine McFadyen; Rose McAdam; Thanks to the Parochial Committee for The Western Catholic Elizabeth Hughes; James Hughes; John Stein; Mary Reilly; Chrona Sheehan; Margaret Calendar for 2011 is their work in preparing our Advent Fayre Mooney; John Brown; William Murray. available at the back of which helped get us all prepared to We remember those who have died recently: the church. £2.90 per celebrate Christmas! Anthony Boyle; Frank Boyle; Annie O’Donnell; Clive MacDonald; Bridie Harkin; Margaret copy. A personal thanks from Fr. David for Connor. And those whose anniversaries occur at this time: your warm welcome and kindness and Joseph & Margaret McFadyen; Vincent McFadyen; William McFadyen. especially for your many cards and gifts which were truly appreciated. Thank you! The Holy Father’s Visit to Scotland 2010: As our parish expands due to the closure of St. Martin’s, we have the A DVD of the Holy Father’s visit is now available. The DVD records opportunity to look at ministry within our parish and how we build up the Holy Father’s visit to Edinburgh and Glasgow with excerpts the Church in Castlemilk. Please fill in one of the forms on the table at from the St. Ninian’s Day Parade and the pre and post Mass enter- the back of the church if you can offer yourself to the service of our tainment at Bellahouston Park. Cost is £10.99 and is available today. parish community! There are jobs for all. An ideal gift for anyone who wants to remember an historic day for the Catholic Community in Scotland. See Fr. David to buy your copy today! Last few remaining.... St. Margaret’s Children and Family Care: Have you ever considered adoption? You may be a married couple P3 Parents’ Meeting: with no children, you may already be parents, but if you think you An initial meeting for parents with P3 children who hope to be can offer a loving family home to a child or even siblings, then we enrolled for the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist and would love to hear from you. Adoption can be a rewarding experi- celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation in Lent will take place in ence for you as parents, and it will make the world of a difference the hall on Wednesday 12th January at 7 p.m. Letters were issued to to children’s lives. Please contact us for a confidential chat and parents before the Christmas holidays! This meeting is for parents some further information at 0141 332 8371 or visit only. Anyone unable to attend should speak with Fr. David as soon as www.stmargaretsadoption.org.uk. possible. All crib donations will go to St. Margaret’s. Many thanks for your generosity! Enrolment at St. Bartholomew’s Primary: We are pleased to welcome the parents or carers of children who Children’s Liturgy of the Word: will be 4 years of age before 28th February 2011 to register their We are privileged to have a team of trained catechists at the 11 child at the school on Tuesday 18th or Wednesday 19th January a.m. Mass who lead our children of primary school age in reflecting (9.30-11.30 a.m. Or 1.30-2.45 p.m.) on the Word of God. Only the adults who have been trained and disclosed by Disclosure Scotland for this reason should attend Chil- Please bring your child’s birth certificate and proof of address. dren’s Liturgy. Other adults should remain in the church at this More info on poster in the porch. time. Thank you! Mass for the Feast of St. Mungo will take place at St. Mungo’s As Christmastide comes to an end, we can now take away our Church, Parson Street on Thursday 13th January 2011 at 7.30 Christmas decorations and trees. It is a custom in many parts of p.m. Archbishop Conti will be principal celebrant. All welcome! Europe to continue to show the crib in churches until the last feast we celebrate with the child Jesus. As such, our crib will remain in place until the feast of the Presentation of the Lord on February 2nd!