Notices: 1st Sunday of Advent 2022


Please contact Fr. Paul via email or by telephone.


Please confirm with Fr. Paul if you have a wedding book for 2023 or 2024.

Thought for 1st Sunday of Advent

“Encountering Christ, letting [ourselves] be caught up in and guided by his love, enlarges the horizons of existence, gives it a firm hope which will not disappoint. Faith is no refuge for the fainthearted, but something which enhances our lives. It makes us aware of a magnificent calling, the vocation of love. It assures us that this love is trustworthy, for it is based on God’s faithfulness, stronger than our every weakness.” (Pope Francis, Lumen Fidei paragraph 53).

Parish Phone numbers

01419591308 (currently unavailable) or mobile 07935566125.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the parish phone line is currently unavailable. It is hoped to rectify this as soon as possible. For the meantime, please use the parish email or mobile number. This is a parish mobile and not personal to Fr. Paul.

The Church celebrates this week

Wednesday, Feast of St. Andrew.
Saturday, Memorial of St. Francis Xavier.

Recently Dead

William McInnes, Esther Connolly, David Thomson and Tang Wong (Oxbridge Care Home).


Helen McIlwee, Paula Crombie Currie, John and Elizabeth Heneachon.

Funeral of William McInnes, RIP

Thursday 10am; Reception Wednesday 6 pm.

Parish Collection

Gift -Aid £125; Collection £1250; Total £1375.
Thank you for your generosity.

If you would like to make your contribution via standing order the parish bank details are: name of account St. Ninian’s Knightswood; Sort Code 80-07-15; Account Number 00743775.

Annual Parish Mass Census, November 2022

Vigil Mass 7pm – 84; 9am – 128; 11am – 197 and 5pm – 136. Total 545.

Parish Levy and contribution to the National Contingency Fund

The parish levy for the current financial year is £42,000 and the contribution to the national contingency fund is £6300.

Second collection will take place on:

Today:  Catholic Education

10/11 December: Pastoral Care Trust, St. Nicholas Fund

17/18 December: Christmas Quarterly

Parish Piety Stall

Advent calendars, Christmas cards and other items and cards are available for purchase.

St. Margaret of Scotland Hospice

Light up a life service will take place at 630pm in the grounds of the hospice. Please collect a leaflet in the porch of the Church.

St Vincent de Paul Society

are looking for television and a hoover. If you have a spare one, please ring Joe on 0141 576 8990.

10/11 December – Comboni Missionary Calendars

Fr. John Clarke MCCJ will be in St. Ninians’s to sell calendars for congregation missionary work.


Calling all current, past and any NEW choir members. Please come and join us at the Advent Carol Service on Sunday 18th December at 6.30pm in St Margaret’s Church. This is a great opportunity to sing in a choir. We ask that you make at least two of the practices below and, if possible, the joint practice on Thursday the 8th December at 7.00pm in St. Margaret’s. If you are interested, please contact Andrew Barrie on 07758635135 or talk to Fr. Paul. The practice dates in St. Ninian’s are Tuesday 29th November and/or 13th December 7.00 – 8.00 p.m. Wednesday 7th and/or 14th December 700 – 800; pm 1st December 6.30 – 7.30pm; Thursday 8th December (Joint Practice in St Margaret’s) 700 – 8.30pm.

Special Collection weekend of 10/11 December – Pastoral Care Trust.