BULLETIN                      2 APRIL 2006                    



Saturday 1 April
Confession on request from 4.45 to 5.15 pm
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm
Sunday 2 April
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon
Monday 3 April
Mass at 10.00 am for Kenneth McSkimming
Penitential Service at 7.00 pm
Tuesday 4 April
Mass at 10.00 am for Agnes Ward
Wednesday 5 April
Mass at 10.00 am for May McPhail
Thursday 6 April
Mass at 10.00 am for Mary Donnelly
Friday 7 April
Stations of the Cross at 9.40 am
Mass at 10.00 am for Liz McKay
Saturday 8 April
Mass at 10.00 am for John McKechnie


Sunday 2 April
10.00 am
11.00 am
Children's Liturgy
Tea and Coffee after Mass
Monday 3 April
1.30 to 3.00 pm
7.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Weight Watchers
Tuesday 4 April

12.00 to 4.00 pm
7.00 pm
7.30 pm

Key Housing Training
Saint Anne's Guild
Keep Fit
Wednesday 5 April

12.00 to 3.00 pm
7.30 pm

Alziemer's Society
Ignatian Prayer Group
Thursday 6 April

1.00 to 3 00 pm
1.30 to 3.00 pm
7.30 pm

Thursday Club
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

Please remember in your prayers:
Annie Ballantyne, Anne Hamilton who died recently;

   James Smith 1959, Margaret Murphy, Patrick Tomelty 2004,
   Harry Quinn 1993, Annie Adam 1997, Jane Mullen 2003,
Barbara Henderson, Agnes Ward 2001, Margaret Boyd 2004,
   George Lee 1992, Frank Grogan and Mary Tinney 2004
   whose anniversaries occur at this time;
   and those who are sick.

Last weekend's collection amounted to £783.48 - 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 Papal and Episcopal Charities including SCIAF amounted to £870.34 - 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
Father Matt is grateful for the cheque for £1500 from the 50/50 Club. Many parishioners and friends are members of the Club. 50% of the income is for the parish and 50% goes in prizes. If you would like to join, please see Myraime Sammons. Congratulations to the following £25 winners in the March draw:
  Lorraine Stevenson 23, Sheelagh Kelly 123, Stella Reid 80 and Marina Carr 99.

The Ozanam Centre in Glasgow is run by the Saint Vincent de Paul Society to assist homeless men and women. We have again been asked to assist in the collection of toiletries during Lent so these might be distributed as a very practical way of assisting those who use the Centre. Saint Peter's parishioners have donated generously to this appeal in previous yeas and it is hoped that you will do so once again. The Conference thanks you in anticipation of your kind assistance. A box to receive donations of all kinds of toiletries will be available in the Church porch.

Father Matt acknowledges a legacy of £500 from the estate of Elizabeth McKay. The money will be used to renew the carpet at the front of the Sanctuary.

There will be a Child Protection training night on Thursday 11 May in the Parish Centre from 7.30 to 9.30 pm. All volunteers and Eucharistic Ministers are invited to attend. Mrs Ann McAllister, Child Protection Adviser will deliver the training. A good attendance would be appreciated.

Cpllection envelopes for 2006-7 are available at the stall. If you do not use envelopes and you would like to, please leave your name at the stall or put it in the collection bag. Bankers Orders are also available at the stall if you would prefer to make your donation to the church using that method.

Schools closed on Friday 31 March and will reopen on Tuesday 18 April after the Easter Holiday.

Many thanks to Frances Crawford for the number of years she has been Nursery Manager. Her work is very much appreciated. Frances is leaving to further her career and she is wished well for the future.

Copies of Saint Andrew's Academy are available at the stall. Please take one.

Lent SCIAF boxes are available from the stall. Please take one home with you and return it at the end of Lent.

Stations of the Cross will be said each Friday in Lent at 9.40 am.

There will be Penance Services in:
  - Saint Peter's, Ardrossan on Monday 3 April at 7.00 pm
  - Saint John's, Stevenston on Tuesday 4 April at 7.00 pm
  - Saint Mary's, Largs on Wednesday 5 April at 7.00 pm
  - Saint Mary's, Saltcoats on Thursday 6 April at 2.00 pm
  - Saint Brendan's, Saltcoats on Thursday 6 April at 7.00 pm

If at first you don't succeed, do it like your mother told you.

What goes around comes around

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
Sing like nobody's listening.
Live like it's Heaven on Earth.

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           Jeremiah 31:31-34
See, the days are coming - it is the Lord who speaks - when I will make a new covenant with the House of Israel and the House of Judah, but not a covenant like the one I made with their ancestors on the day I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt. They broke that covenant of mine, so I had to show them who was master. It is the Lord who speaks. No, this is the covenant I will make with the House of Israel when those days arrive - it is the Lord who speaks. Deep within them I will plant my Law, writing it on their hearts. Then I will be their God and they shall be my people. There will be no further need for neighbour to try to teach neighbour, or brother to say to brother, Learn to know the Lord! No, they will all know me, the least no less than the greatest - it is the Lord who speaks - since I will forgive their iniquity and never call their sin to mind.

Second Reading           Hebrews 5:7-9
During his life on earth, Christ offered up prayer and entreaty, aloud and in silent tears, to the one who had the power to save him out of death, and he submitted so humbly that his prayer was heard. Although he was Son, he learnt to obey through suffering; but having been made perfect, he became for all who obey him the source of eternal salvation.

Gospel           John 12:20-33
Among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. These approached Philip, who came from Bethsaida in Galilee, and put this request to him, "Sir, we should like to see Jesus." Philip went to tell Andrew, and Andrew and Philip together went to tell Jesus. Jesus replied to them "Now the hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. I tell you most solemnly, unless a wheat grain falls on the ground and dies, it remains only a single grain; but if it dies, it yields a rich harvest. Anyone who loves his life loses it; anyone who hates his life in this world will keep it for the eternal life. If a man serves me, he must follow me, wherever I am, my servant will be there too. If anyone serves me, my Father will honour him. Now my soul is troubled. What shall I say: Father, save me from this hour? But it was for this very reason that I have come to this hour. Father, glorify your name!" A voice came from heaven, "I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again." People standing by, who heard this, said it was a clap of thunder; others said, "It was an angel speaking to him." Jesus answered, "It was not for my sake that this voice came, but for yours. Now sentence is being passed on this world; now the prince of this world is to be overthrown. And when I am lifted up from the earth, I shall draw all men to myself." By these words he indicated the kind of death he would die.