BULLETIN                                              6 AUGUST 2006



Saturday 5 August
Confession on request from 4.45 to 5.15 pm
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm
Sunday 6 August
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon
Monday 7 August
Mass at 10.00 am for Mrs McGraw
Tuesday 8 August
Mass at 10.00 am for John Maher
Wednesday 9 August
Mass at 10.00 am for Ellen Hamilton
Thursday 10 August
Mass at 7.00 pm for Victoria Burns
Friday 11 August
Mass at 10.00 am for Teresa Usher
Saturday 12 August
Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention


Sunday 6 August
11.00 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 7 August
1.30 pm
7.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Weight Watchers

Tuesday 8 August

9.00 to 4.00 pm
7.30 pm

Key Housing
Keep Fit

Wednesday 9 August

9.00 to 4.00 pm
5.00 to 6.00 pm
6.00 to 7.00 pm

Key Housing
Street Dance for 13 to 18 year olds 
Burakudo Karate Club
Thursday 10 August
1.30 pm
9.00 to 4.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Key Housing
Child Protection
Friday 11 August
Saturday 12 August
9.30 to 5.00 pmHomeless Outing


Please remember in your prayers:
   Michael McGinnis who died recently;
   James Gorman 1997, William McGillvary 2001, Hugh McCluskey 1992,
   Edward Burns 1998, James Taylor 1997 and Maria Mathieson 1975
   whose anniversaries occur at this time;
   and those who are sick.

Last weekend's Sunday Collection amount will be indicated in the next bulletin. 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 Parish Centre Collection amount will be indicated in the next bulletin.

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

Anyone who attended Anne McAllister's previous training for Child Protection is welcome to attend another training evening on Tuesday in the Parish Centre from 7.00 to 9.00 pm.

To celebrate the gift of music and bring musicians together to share and celebrate their ministry, a Mass will be held in the grounds of Smithstone House, Kilwinning at 2.30 pm on Sunday 20 August. All musicians and singers are invited to take part and everyone is welcome whether musical or not. For those wanting to join in the music, there will be a rehearsal from 1.00 pm. Bring your family and friends and a picnic for after. For further details, contact Michael McCulloch.

Over the next week or so, it is hoped that a new page will be added to Saint Peter's website every day. To keep up-to-date on current events and be aware of parish life from years gone by, visit www.SaintPeterInChains.net

My Daily Prayer

Dear God, as I begin this day, let me turn my thoughts to you
And ask your help in guiding me in everything I say and do

Give me the Patience that I need to keep my peace of mind
And with life's cares, I hope, Dear God, some happiness to find

Let me live but for today, not worrying what's ahead
For I have trust that you will see I get my 'Daily Bread

Give me Courage to face life's trials and not from troubles run
Let me keep this thought in mind, 'Thy will not mine' be done

And if some wish I do not get, though I have prayed to Thee
Help me to believe and understand you know what's best for me

I've failed you many times, I know, but when tonight I rest
I hope that I can kneel and say 'Dear God, I've tried my best'

Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being.
Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.

It is easy to sit up and take notice.
What is difficult is getting up and taking action.

Happiness is a perfume which you cannot pour on someone without getting some on yourself.

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           Daniel 7:9-10.13-14
As I watched: Thrones were set in place and one of great age took his seat. His robe was white as snow, the hair of his head as pure as wool. His throne was a blaze of flames, its wheels were a burning fire. A stream of fire poured out, issuing from his presence. A thousand thousand waited on him, ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him. A court was held and the books were opened. I gazed into the visions of the night. And I saw, coming on the clouds of heaven, one like a son of man. He came to the one of great age and was led into his presence. On him was conferred sovereignty, glory and kingship, and men of all peoples, nations and languages became his servants. His sovereignty is an eternal sovereignty which shall never pass away, nor will his empire ever be destroyed.

Second Reading           Peter 1:16-19
It was not any cleverly invented myths that we were repeating when we brought you the knowledge of the power and the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ; we had seen his majesty for ourselves. He was honoured and glorified by God the Father, when the Sublime Glory itself spoke to him and said, "This is my Son, the Beloved; he enjoys my favour." We heard this ourselves, spoken from heaven, when we were with him on the holy mountain. So we have confirmation of what was said in prophecies; and you will be right to depend on prophecy and take it as a lamp for lighting a way through the dark until the dawn comes and the morning star rises in your minds.

Gospel           Mark 9:2-10
Jesus took with him Peter and James and John and led them up a high mountain where they could be alone by themselves. There in their presence he was transfigured: his clothes became dazzlingly white, whiter than any earthly bleacher could make them. Elijah appeared to them with Moses; and they were talking with Jesus. Then Peter spoke to Jesus. "Rabbi", he said "it is wonderful for us to be here; so let us make three tents, one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah." He did not know what to say; they were so frightened. And a cloud came, covering them in shadow; and there came a voice from the cloud, "This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to him." Then suddenly, when they looked round, they saw no one with them any more but only Jesus. As they came down from the mountain he warned them to tell no one what they had seen, until after the Son of Man had risen from the dead. They observed the warning faithfully, though among themselves they discussed what 'rising from the dead' could mean.