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					 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)
                                                                                                                                   st.bartholomew@btconnect.com
 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!

				
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