BULLETIN                                                             3 JULY 2005                    



Saturday 2 July
Confession on request from 4.45 to 5.15 pm
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Monica Murphy
Sunday 3 July
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon
Monday 4 July
Mass at 10.00 am for Des Langan
Tuesday 5 July
Mass at 10.00 am for Ella Cairns
Wednesday 6 July
Mass at 10.00 am for Carol Stewart
Thursday 7 July
Mass at 7.00 pm for Patrick McDonald
Friday 8 July
Mass at 10.00 am in thanksgiving
Saturday 9 July
Mass at 10.00 am for Margaret Boyd


Sunday 3 July
11.00 am Tea and Coffee after Mass
Monday 4 July
7.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Weight Watchers
Tuesday 5 July
7.30 pm Keep Fit
Wednesday 6 July
5.00 to 6.00 pm
6.30 to 8.30 pm
Street Dance for 13 to 18 year olds
The Best of Health
Thursday 7 July
Friday 8 July
Saturday 9 July
12.00 noon Car Boot Sale in car park

Please remember in your prayers:
   Sister Jane Frances CP who died recently;
   Thomas Magee 1995, Rosetta McKay 1994, Ryan Fleming 2002, Joseph Armstrong 1998,
   Father Harry Farrell 1998 and Patrick Tourish 1986 whose anniversaries occur at this time and

   Natasha Alicia Coulter and Iona Bobbie Martin who were baptised recently
   and those who are sick.

Last weekend's collection amounted to £610.68 - many thanks.
Banker's Orders amount to an average of £4000 per month. Each month £4000 is repaid to the Diocese for the building loan and levy.

Last weekend's collection for Peter's Pence amounted to £345.00 - many thanks.

Paying your collection by monthly or quarterly banker's order makes money handling much safer. Banker's Order forms are available in the porch.

50-50 CLUB
Congratulations to the following 50-50 Club prizewinners:
206 Ella Cavani £25, 75 Anne Kennedy £25, 102 Mrs W Boyle £25, 193 Jean Smith £25
June: 58 Maureen Kelly £25, 136 Elizabeth Petrie £25, 137 Kathleen Moran £25,  
          48 Cecilia Morman £25
Bonus: 122 Robert Kelly £100

Saint Peter's School Board members have donated a Friendship Quaich to the school as a memorial to Father Lynch. The Quaich will be engraved each year with the name of the pupil who will receive the award. The award will be on display in the church this weekend. This year's winner is Sianhan McEvoy. Well done Sianhan.

Bishop Cunningham has appointed Father Patrick Lawson from Saint Palladius, Dalry to Saint Sophia's, Galston and Saint Paul's, Hurlford. Father Kinsler from Saint Sophia's, Galston will go to Saint Palladius, Dalry.

Next Sunday is Sea Sunday. Please pray for seafarers and their families. Donation envelopes are available at the stall and can be returned next Sunday.

There will be a Mass of Thanksgiving to celebrate Father McManus's forty years as a priest, followed by a buffet in the Parish Centre on 24 September. Dates are to be arranged for a Sportsman's Dinner, Race Night and Coffee Morning.

Don't judge a person by …
… the clothes he wears;
             God made the person; the tailor made the clothes.
   ... his family relations;
             Cain belonged to a good family.
    …the company he keeps;
             Jesus can still transform lives by His Presence.
… his speech;
             A parrot can talk and the tongue is only an instrument of the mind.
    … his failures in life;
             Many are too honest to succeed.

Keep your face toward the sun and God will take care of the shadows.

Men do not reject the Bible because they find faults in it, but because it finds faults in them.

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.

Reading           Zechariah 9:9-10
The Lord says this: Rejoice heart and soul, daughter of Zion! Shout with gladness, daughter of Jerusalem! See now, your king comes to you; he is victorious, he is triumphant, humble and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. He will banish chariots from Ephraim and horses from Jerusalem; the bow of war will be banished. He will proclaim peace for the nations. His empire shall stretch from sea to sea, from the River to the ends of the earth.

Second Reading           Romans 8:9.11-13
Your interests are not in the unspiritual, but in the spiritual, since the Spirit of God has made his home in you. In fact, unless you possessed the Spirit of Christ you would not belong to him, and if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, then he who raised Jesus from the dead will give life to your own mortal bodies through his Spirit living in you. So then, my brothers, there is no necessity for us to obey our unspiritual selves or to live unspiritual lives. If you do live in that way, you are doomed to die; but if by the Spirit you put an end to the misdeeds of the body you will live.

Gospel Matthew           11:25-30
Jesus exclaimed, 'I bless you, Father, Lord of heaven and of earth, for hiding these things from the learned and the clever and revealing them to mere children. Yes, Father, for that is what it pleased you to do. Everything has been entrusted to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, just as no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. 'Come to me, all you who labour and are overburdened and I will give you rest. Shoulder my yoke and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Yes, my yoke is easy and my burden light.'