BULLETIN                                              25 SEPTEMBER 2005                    



Saturday 24 September
Confession on request from 4.45 to 5.15 pm
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm
Sunday 25 September
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon
Monday 26 September
Mass at 10.00 am for Sister Mary of Saint Joseph  
Tuesday 27 September
Mass at 10.00 am for Charlie Lynch
Wednesday 28 September
Mass at 10.00 am for Edna Hart
Thursday 29 September
Mass at 7.00 pm for Rona McNamara
Friday 30 September
Mass at 10.00 am for Helen Mulhearn
Saturday 1 October
Mass at 10.00 am for Leo and Elizabeth Walsh


Sunday 24 September
11.00 am Tea and Coffee after Mass
Monday 25 September
8.00 to 6.00 pm
9.00 to 11.30 am
9.00 to 11.30 am
11.30 to 6.00 pm
5.30 to 6.30 pm
6.30 to 8.00 pm
7.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
Wrap-around Care for 3 to 5 year olds
Parents and Toddlers
Wrap-around Care for 3 to 5 year olds
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Weight Watchers
Tuesday 26 September

8.00 to 9.00 am
9.00 to 11.30 am
11.30 to 6.00 pm
1.30 to 3.30 pm
2.00 to 4.00 pm
7.00 pm
7.30 pm

Wrap-around Care for 3 to 5 year olds
Wrap-around Care for 3 to 5 year olds
Country Dancing
Ignatian Prayer Group
Saint Anne's Guild
Keep Fit
Wednesday 27 September
8.00 to 9.00 am
9.00 to 11.30 am
11.30 to 6.00 pm
5.00 to 6.00 pm
6.30 to 8.30 pm
7.00 pm
Wrap-around Care for 3 to 5 year olds
Wrap-around Care for 3 to 5 year olds
Street Dance for 13 to 18 year olds
2 B Slim
Special Religious Development (SPRED)  
Thursday 28 September
8.00 to 9.00 am
9.00 to 11.30 am
11.30 to 6.00 pm
1.00 to 3.00 pm
6.00 to 7.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm
Wrap-around Care for 3 to 5 year olds
Wrap-around Care for 3 to 5 year olds
Thursday Club
Girl Guides
Friday 29 September

8.00 to 9.00 am
9.00 to 11.30 am
9.30 to 11.30 am
11.30 to 6.00 pm

Wrap-around Care for 3 to 5 year olds
Parents and Toddlers
Wrap-around Care for 3 to 5 year olds

Please remember in your prayers:
   Margaret Shields who died recently;
   Sister Mary of St. Joseph 1975, John McKay 2002, Brian Ghosh 2002,
   Maureen Johnson 2003, Peggy McKay 1992, John Brodie 2001,
   Robert Leo Walsh 1968 and Mary Barr
   whose anniversaries occur at this time;
   Cara Slavin who was baptised recently;
   and those who are sick.

Last weekend's collection amounted to £627.57 - 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 the Parish Centre amounted to £310.46 - 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.

Father Matt will be away from the parish from Monday 3 October until Saturday 15 October. Father Gabriel will celebrate Mass during the week
and Father McLean at the weekend.

There will be a Rock Service on Sunday 2 October at 7.00 pm in Saint Andrew's Espiscopal Church. All are welcome.


As part of the centenary celebrations of Saint John's Church, Stevenston, there will be a performance by local students and musicians from the Royal Academy of Music on Friday 7 October. Tickets cost £4 and £3 concession.

There will be a concert by Glasgow Phoenix Choir in Saint Mirin's Cathedral, Paisley on Friday 30 September at 7.30 pm. Further details are on the notice board.

Bill Andrew would like to thank all those who gave him cards and gifts and especially donations to Scottish International Relief on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday. £360 was raised - many, many thanks.
Moira and Matt would like to thank everybody who prayed for their son, Kenneth when he was ill. He is responding to treatment and is on the road to recovery.
Grateful thanks to Saint Anthony for prayers answered - MD.

Saint Peter's School Board will meet in the school on Tuesday 27 September at 7.30 pm.

Copies of Saint Andrew's Academy Newsletter are available at the stall.

When praying, don't give God instructions, just report for duty.

One who knows how to show and accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.

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.

First Reading           Ezekiel 18:25-28
The word of the Lord was addressed to me as follows: You object, What the Lord does is unjust. Listen, you House of Israel: is what I do unjust? Is it not what you do that is unjust? When the upright man renounces his integrity to commit sin and dies because of this, he dies because of the evil that he himself has committed. When the sinner renounces sin to become law-abiding and honest, he deserves to live. He has chosen to renounce all his previous sins; he shall certainly live; he shall not die.

Second Reading           Philippians 2:1-11
If our life in Christ means anything to you, if love can persuade at all, or the Spirit that we have in common, or any tenderness and sympathy, then be united in your convictions and united in your love, with a common purpose and a common mind. That is the one thing which would make me completely happy. There must be no competition among you, no conceit; but everybody is to be self-effacing. Always consider the other person to be better than yourself, so that nobody thinks of his own interests first but everybody thinks of other people's interests instead. In your minds you must be the same as Christ Jesus: His state was divine, yet he did not cling to his equality with God but emptied himself to assume the condition of a slave, and became as men are; and being as all men are, he was humbler yet, even to accepting death, death on a cross. But God raised him high and gave him the name which is above all other names so that all beings in the heavens, on earth and in the underworld, should bend the knee at the name of Jesus and that every tongue should acclaim Jesus Christ as Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Gospel           Matthew 21:28-32
Jesus said to the chief priests and the elders of the people, "What is your opinion? A man had two sons. He went and said to the first, "My boy, you go and work in the vineyard today.". He answered, "I will not go", but afterwards thought better of it and went. The man then went and said the same thing to the second who answered, "Certainly, sir", but did not go. Which of the two did the father's will?" "The first" they said. Jesus said to them, "I tell you solemnly, tax collectors and prostitutes are making their way into the kingdom of God before you. For John came to you, a pattern of true righteousness, but you did not believe him, and yet the tax collectors and prostitutes did. Even after seeing that, you refused to think better of it and believe in him.".