BULLETIN                                                            31 AUGUST 2003                    


The Saturday Vigil Mass is at 5.30 pm. Sunday Masses are at 10.00 am, 12.00 noon and 6.30 pm.

Mass during the week are at 10.00 am. Thank you for your presence at the Mass which you have requested.
Felix Quigg
Les and Pat Retzbach
Annie McCormick
Ronnie Stewart 
Catherine Hughes
Hugh McGoogan


Sunday 31 August
11.00 am
Tea and Coffee after Mass
Monday 1 September
9.00 to 11.45 pm
9.30 to 11.30 am
2.45 to 5.45 pm
5.45 to 6.45 pm
6.45 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.30 pm
Pre 5 Children
Parents and Toddlers
After Care
Weight Watchers
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Tuesday 2 September
9.00 to 11.45 am
12.30 to 2.30 pm
2.45 to 5.45 pm
7.00 pm
7.30 pm
7.30 pm
Pre 5 Children
Pre 5 Children
After Care
Saint Anne's Guild
Saint Peter's Parent Teacher Association
Keep Fit   
Wednesday 3 September
9.00 to 11.45 am
12.30 to 2.30 pm
2.45 to 5.45 pm
Pre 5 Children
Pre 5 Children
After Care
Thursday 4 September
9.00 to 11.45 am
12.30 to 2.30 pm
1.00 to 3.00 pm
2.45 to 5.45 pm
6.00 to 7.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Pre 5 Children
Pre 5 Children
Thursday Club
After Care
Girl Guides

Friday 5 September
9.00 to 11.45 am
9.30 to 11.30 am
2.45 to 5.45 pm
Pre 5 Children
Parents and Toddlers
After Care

There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Thursday from 10.45 am to 5.00 pm.

We welcome Kyle John Rennie into our Christian community. Please pray for him and his family.

Families are reminded of the need to consult the Church before the funeral director.

The newly formed Music Group - not the choir - will lead the music on Sunday 7 September.

The Children's Liturgy begins on Sunday 7 September at 10.00 am Mass for children from three years of and up to and including Primary Three. Last year, parents were a great help. I hope that parents this year will help to develop that success.

More volunteers are required for Sunday tea teams after 10.00 am Mass. Could you or your organisation form a team? Please let me know if you can.

The national Pilgrimage to Carfin in honour of Saint Margaret will take place on Sunday 7 September with Mass at 3.00 pm.

The Legion of Mary has organised an event in Saint Winin's Church, Kilwinning on Saturday 6 September at 2.30 pm which will include the Rosary, a talk on the Rosary and Benediction follow by tea in the hall.

Lourdes Water is now available at the stall.

The history of the Catholic Church in North Ayrshire has been written by Bernard Aspinwall who lectures at Glasgow University. The book is available at the stall for £5.

The Capernaum Choir will give a concert in the Church on Sunday 21 September at 4.00 pm. It will last for just over an hour and will consist of some sacred music, secular part-songs including Faure 'Masse-Basse', solos and poetry readings.

Remember to take the days just one at a time.
Remember to count your blessings, not your troubles.
Remember that you'll make it through whatever comes along.
Remember that decisions are too important to leave to change.
Remember to always reach for the best that is within you.
Remember that nothing wastes more energy than money.
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
Remember that the longer you carry a grudge, the heavier it gets.
Remember that a little love goes a long way.
Remember that miracles can still happen.

There is a difference between being an acquaintance and being a friend. An acquaintance is someone whose name you know, whom you see every now and then, whom you probably have something in common with and with whom you feel comfortable around. It's a person whom you can invite to your home and share things with. But they are people whom you don't share your life with, whose actions sometimes you don't understand because you don't know enough about them. On the other hand, a friend is someone you love. Not that you are 'in love' with them but you care about them and you think about them when they are not there. The people you are reminded of when you see something they might like and you know this because you know them so well. They are people whose pictures you have and whose faces are in your head regardless. Friends are the people you feel safe around because you know they care about you. They call just to see how you are doing because a friend doesn't need an excuse. They tell you the truth, the first time and you do the same. You know that if you have a problem, they are there to listen. They are people who stop you from making mistakes and help you when you do. They are the people whose hand you can hold or you can hug or give them a kiss and not have it be awkward because they understand the things you do and they love you for them. They stick with you and stand by you. They hold your hand. They watch you live and you watch them live and you learn from them. Your life is not the same without them.


  When did I last feel God's presence with me?  

The readings for this weekend's Masses are shown below in English. They are available in eleven other languages
including French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish by clicking on this link.

A Reading from the Book of Deuteronomy
Moses said to the people: "Now, Israel, take notice of the laws and customs that I teach you today, and observe them, that you may have life and may enter and take possession of the land that the Lord the God of your fathers is giving you. You must add nothing to what I command you, and take nothing from it, but keep the commandments of the Lord your God just as I lay them down for you. Keep them, observe them, and they will demonstrate to the peoples your wisdom and understanding. When they come to know of all these laws they will exclaim, "No other people is as wise and prudent as this great nation." And indeed, what great nation is there that has its gods so near as the Lord our God is to us whenever we call to him? And what great nation is there that has laws and customs to match this whole Law that I put before you today?"

A Reading from the Letter of Saint James
It is all that is good, everything that is perfect, which is given us from above; it comes down from the Father of all light; with him there is no such thing as alteration, no shadow of a change. By his own choice he made us his children by the message of the truth so that we should be a sort of first-fruits of all that he had created. Accept and submit to the word which has been planted in you and can save your souls. But you must do what the word tells you, and not just listen to it and deceive yourselves. Pure, unspoilt religion, in the eyes of God our Father is this: coming to the help of orphans and widows when they need it, and keeping oneself uncontaminated by the world.

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark
The Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered round Jesus, and they noticed that some of his disciples were eating with unclean hands, that is, without washing them, for the Pharisees, and the Jews in general, follow the tradition of the elders and never eat without washing their arms as far as the elbow; and on returning from the market place they never eat without first sprinkling themselves. There are also many other observances which have been handed down to them concerning the washing of cups and pots and bronze dishes. So these Pharisees and scribes asked him, "Why do your disciples not respect the tradition of the elders but eat their food with unclean hands?" He answered, "It was you hypocrites that Isaiah so rightly prophesied in this passage of scripture: This people honours me only with lip-service, while their hearts are far from me. The worship they offer me is worthless, the doctrines they teach are only human regulations. You put aside the commandment of God to cling to human traditions." He called the people to him again and said, "Listen to me, all of you, and understand. Nothing that goes into a man from outside can make him unclean; it is the things that come out of a man that make him unclean. For it is from within, from men's hearts, that evil intentions emerge: fornication, theft, murder, adultery, avarice, malice, deceit, indecency, envy, slander, pride, folly. All these evil things come from within and make a man unclean."