BULLETIN                                                   13 AUGUST 2006



Saturday 12 August
Confession on request from 4.45 to 5.15 pm
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm
Sunday 13 August
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon
Monday 14 August
Mass at 10.00 am for Mary and Frank McEvoy
Vigil Mass at 7.00 pm
Tuesday 15 August
Feast of The Assumption
Mass at 10.00 am for Patrick J Murray
Mass at 7.00 pm
Wednesday 16 August
Mass at 10.00 am for Patrick Retzbach
Thursday 17 August
Mass at 7.00 pm for Sarah Cunningham
Friday 18 August
Mass at 10.00 am for Mattie Young
Saturday 19 August
Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention


Sunday 13 August
11.00 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 14 August
2.00 to 3.00 pm
7.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Weight Watchers

Tuesday 15 August

9.00 to 3.00 pm
7.30 pm

Nursery In-Service Training
Keep Fit

Wednesday 16 August

5.00 to 6.00 pm
6.00 to 7.00 pm

Street Dance for 13 to 18 year olds 
Burakudo Karate Club
Thursday 17 August
2.00 to 3.00 pmCardiac Rehabilitation
Friday 18 August
Saturday 19 August
12.00 to 6.00 pmGlasgow Outing

Please remember in your prayers:
   Sarah Fairlie, Olive Parker, Mr P Hand, Helen O'Boyle
   and Margaret Pacewicz who died recently;
   Elizabeth Wilson 2000, James O'Neill 1998, Father John Harkin 1996,
   James Thomas Taylor 1998, Stephanie Smith 1999, Patrick Retzbach,
   Robert Watson 2004 and William Kelly 2004
   whose anniversaries occur at this time;
   Jessica Margaret Whannel who was baptised recently;
   Sharon Ralston and John Donald who were married recently;
   and those who are sick.

Last weekend's collection amounted to £667.34 and for 30 July was £843.31. 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 £346.11 and for 30 July was £344.23
- 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.

Tuesday is the feast of the Assumption and is a Holiday of Obligation. There is Vigil Mass at 7.00 pm on Monday and at 10.00 am and 7.00 pm on Tuesday.

According to all Liturgical norms, the Blessed Sacrament Chapel is in exactly the right place. However, it is very poorly decorated and we could do much better. I intend to make the necessary improvements during the next few months. I am open to suggestions. The Chapel needs to be bright, welcoming and decorated with symbols of the Holy Eucharist. Watch the space!

There is a suggestion for Fundraising Suppers for the Blessed Sacrament Chapel in the Presbytery. Numbers will be limited to twenty or so at a time, food will be themed and the tickets will be all inclusive. Are there any comments? A series of fundraising evenings in the Parish Centre will also be required, for example, bingo, race night, quiz night and so on, if we are to do justice to the project. Other ideas are welcome.

The meeting room and the library are available to let for small, quiet meetings for parish or non-parish events. The meeting room can hold about 25 and the Library can take about 12. Tea making facilities are available. Enquiries should be made to Kate on 464063. Bookings for the Parish Centre and meeting rooms continue in the usual way.

The volunteers from Scottish International Relief (SIR) would like to express how very much they appreciated being here last weekend. The total raised for Mary's Meals was £1153.25 and 630 bags were collected.
Photographs of this and last year's visits by Scottish International Relief are on the Pictures page.

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.

The Annual Pilgrimage to Saint Ninian's Cave on Whithorn shore takes place on Sunday 27 August. Mass is celebrated at 4.00pm. There is also Mass in the Church for those who cannot make the walk to the cave. This year, the liturgy is organised by our deanery and the sermon will be preached by Father Matt.

We have managed to secure the services of Len Murray - who has spoken at over 300 Burns Suppers in four continents - to propose the Immortal Memory at the Parish Burns Supper. It will take place on Saturday 20 January 2007 before Len flies to Canada for a series of Burns events. Tickets will be available shortly.

A group for those who are interested in knowing more about the Church and perhaps becoming Catholic at Easter will begin in the Presbytery at the beginning of September.

Nursery staff will be settling former pupils in their new nurseries this coming week and the Nursery will reopen on Monday 21 August for the new session. The Parents and Toddlers Group will also reopen on Monday at 9.30 am.

50-50 CLUB
Congratulations to the following 50-50 Club July prizewinners:
  94 Charles Heron £25, 150 Beth Glass £25, 233 Clare Harkin £25, 159 Cathy Currie £25

Thank you for your continued support of the 50-50 Club. If you would like to join, please contact Myriame Sammons.

If your exam results are not as good as you would have liked,
 remember that those who loved you last week still love you this week. 

Happy is the one who can give without remembering
and receive without forgetting.

Do good to the world and it will do you a world of good.

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           1 Kings 19:4-8
Elijah went into the wilderness, a days journey, and sitting under a furze bush wished he were dead. Lord, he said I have had enough. Take my life: I am no better than my ancestors. Then he lay down and went to sleep. But an angel touched him and said, "Get up and eat". He looked round, and there at his head was a scone baked on hot stones, and a jar of water. He ate and drank and then lay down again. But the angel of the Lord came back a second time and touched him and said, "Get up and eat, or the journey will be too long for you". So he got up and ate and drank, and strengthened by that food he walked for forty days and forty nights until he reached Horeb, the mountain of God.

Second Reading           Ephesians 4:30 - 5:2
Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God who has marked you with his seal for you to be set free when the day comes. Never have grudges against others, or lose your temper, or raise your voice to anybody, or call each other names, or allow any sort of spitefulness. Be friends with one another, and kind, forgiving each other as readily as God forgave you in Christ. Try, then, to imitate God, as children of his that he loves, and follow Christ by loving as he loved you, giving himself up in our place as a fragrant offering and a sacrifice to God.

Gospel           John 6:41-51
The Jews were complaining to each other about Jesus, because he had said, "I am the bread that came down from heaven." "Surely this is Jesus, son of Joseph" they said. "We know his father and mother. How can he now say, 'I have come down from heaven'?'"Jesus said in reply, "Stop complaining to each other. No one can come to me unless he is drawn by the Father who sent me, and I will raise him up at the last day. It is written in the prophets: They will all be taught by God, and to hear the teaching of the Father, and learn from it, is to come to me. Not that anybody has seen the Father, except the one who comes from God: he has seen the Father. I tell you most solemnly, everybody who believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate the manna in the desert and they are dead; but this is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that a man may eat it and not die. I am the living bread which has come down from heaven. Anyone who eats this bread will live for ever; and the bread that I shall give is my flesh, for the life of the world.".