BULLETIN                                                    16 OCTOBER 2005                    



Saturday 15 October
Confession on request from 4.45 to 5.15 pm
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm
Sunday 16 October
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon
Monday 17 October
Mass at 10.00 am for Bridget McLellan
Tuesday 18 October
Mass at 10.00 am for John and Mary Jane McKay and family
Wednesday 19 October
Mass at 10.00 am for the Hilferty family
Thursday 20 October
Mass at 7.00 pm for Dougald McMurchie
Friday 21 October
Mass at 10.00 am for Andrew Conaghan
Saturday 22 October
Mass at 10.00 am for Andrew McCormick


Sunday 16 October
11.00 am
1.30 pm
Tea and Coffee after Mass
Christening Party
Monday 17 October
9.00 to 5.00 pm
5.30 to 6.30 pm
6.30 to 8.00 pm
7.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
Key Housing Training
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Weight Watchers
Tuesday 18 October

1.00 to 3.00 pm
7.00 pm
7.30 pm

Karate Training
Saint Anne's Guild
Keep Fit
Wednesday 19 October
1.00 to 3.00
5.00 to 6.00 pm
7.00 pm
Karate Training
Street Dance for 13 to 18 year olds
Special Religious Development (SPRED)  
Thursday 20 October
1.00 to 3.00 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
Karate Training
Thursday Club
Girl Guides
Friday 21 October

2.00 to 4.00 pm
9.00 to 8.00 am

Birthday Party
Coffee Morning Donations

Saturday 22 October
10.30 am
8.00 pm
Coffee Morning
Birthday Party

Please remember in your prayers:
   Steven Smyth and Alex Miller in Canada who died recently;
   Canon Lawrence Fischer 1980, John McGowan 2002, Hannah Burns 2002,
   Agnes Anderson 2001, Michael McManus 1961, Margaret McHugh 2002,
   Patrick McQuade 1998, David McHugh 1967, Hugh O'Boyle 2000,
   Andrew Conaghan 2002, Lawrence Brennan 1981, Mary Jane McKay 1952,
   Patrick O'Hare 2001, John Higgins 2001 and Vincenzo Carrino 1980
   whose anniversaries occur at this time;
   Ava Frew who was baptised recently;
   and those who are sick.

Last weekend's collection amounted to £662.29 - 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 £281.83 - 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.

Next Sunday is Mission Sunday when a special collection will be taken at all Masses. Envelopes are available at the stall for ordinary and family members of the Association of the Propagation of the Faith.

During the month of October, the Rosary will be led by the Thursday Club before morning Mass.

Will the parent volunteers who offered to help with the preparation of the children at the recent parents' meetings please return the completed Disclosure Scotland and Reference forms as soon as possible in order that the Sunday preparation may begin?

The Thursday Club is having its annual coffee morning on Saturday 22 October at 10.30 am in the Parish Centre. There will be the usual stalls with bric-a-brac, books, fancy goods, toys, home baking and so on. Tickets cost £1.00. The Parish Centre will be open on Friday evening from 6.00 to 8.00 pm for anyone wishing to hand in donations.

The next Parish Social will take place on Saturday 19 November at 8.00 pm in the Parish Centre. There will be music, a quiz, a light supper, raffle and so on. Tickets, costing £2.50, are available from Kate or Donna.


The annual Mass for the Deceased will be celebrated in Ardrossan Cemetery on Sunday 6 November at 2.00 pm.

There will be no Parents and Toddlers Group on Monday 17 or Friday 21 October.

The Shibumi Karate Club is holding a training course in the Parish Centre on Tuesday 18, Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 October from 1.00 to 3.00 pm. The cost is £5 per day or £12 for 3 days.

Schools are closed from Monday 17 to Friday 21 October.

What you are is God's gift to you; what you become is your gift to God.

God's Waterfall

Words for those broken in heart or spirit

If you have tears then let them flow for they have nowhere else to go.
From God the healing waters stem so let them fall - yes, all of them.
Then, when at last the waters dry, you'll smile again, no need to cry.

Yesterday is already a dream, and tomorrow is only a vision,
but today well-lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness
and every tomorrow a vision of hope.

The true measure of success is not what you have, but what you can do without.

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           Isaiah 45:1.4-6
Thus says the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whom he has taken by his right hand to subdue nations before him and strip the loins of kings, to force gateways before him that their gates be closed no more: It is for the sake of my servant Jacob, of Israel my chosen one, that I have called you by your name, conferring a title though you do not know me. I am the Lord, unrivalled; there is no other God besides me. Though you do not know me, I arm you that men may know from the rising to the setting of the sun that, apart from me, all is nothing.

Second Reading           Thessalonians 1:1-5
From Paul, Silvanus and Timothy, to the Church in Thessalonika which is in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ; wishing you grace and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. We always mention you in our prayers and thank God for you all, and constantly remember before God our Father how you have shown your faith in action, worked for love and persevered through hope, in our Lord Jesus Christ. We know, brothers, that God loves you and that you have been chosen, because when we brought the Good News to you, it came to you not only as words, but as power and as the Holy Spirit and as utter conviction.

Gospel Matthew           22:15-21
The Pharisees went away to work out between them how to trap Jesus in what he said. And they sent their disciples to him, together with the Herodians, to say, "Master, we know that you are an honest man and teach the way of God in an honest way, and that you are not afraid of anyone, because a man's rank means nothing to you. Tell us your opinion, then. Is it permissible to pay taxes to Caesar or not?" But Jesus was aware of their malice and replied, "You hypocrites! Why do you set this trap for me? Let me see the money you pay the tax with." They handed him a denarius, and he said, "Whose head is this? Whose name?" "Caesar's" they replied. He then said to them, "Very well, give back to Caesar what belongs to Caesar - and to God what belongs to God."