BULLETIN                                                       15 OCTOBER 2006



Saturday 14 October
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm  
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm
Sunday 15 October
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for Steven Smyth
Vigil of the Deceased for Chrissie Ferguson at 7.00 pm    
Monday 16 October
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Chrissie Ferguson
Tuesday 17 October
Mass at 10.00 am for Teresa Usher
Wednesday 18 October
Mass at 10.00 am for David McLaughlin
Thursday 19 October
Mass at 7.00 pm for Helen McGloin
Friday 20 October
Mass at 10.00 am for John and Isabella Connor
Saturday 21 October
Mass at 10.00 am for Andrew Conaghan


Sunday 15 October
10.00 am
10.00 am
11.00 am

Children's Liturgy
Sacramental Preparation
Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 16 October
2.00 to 3.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm

Cardiac Rehabilition
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Weight Watchers

Tuesday 17 October

1.00 to 3.00 pm
2.00 pm
7.00 pm

Thursday Club
Saint Anne's Guild
Keep Fit

Wednesday 18 October

5.00 to 6.00 pm
6.00 to 7.00 pm
7.00 pm

Street Dance for 13 to 18 year olds 
Burakudo Karate Club
Special Religious Education Group (SPRED)  
Thursday 19 October
2.00 to 3.00 pm
6.00 to 8.00 pm
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Italian Class
Friday 20 October
1.00 to 6.00 pmGoods received for Coffee Morning  
Saturday 21 October
10.30 pmThursday Club Coffee Morning

Please remember in your prayers:
   James McKay 1992, John McGowan 2002, John McPolin 1944,
   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
   and Michael Doherty 2005 w
hose anniversaries occur at this time;
   and those who are sick.

Last weekend's collection amounted to £766.22 - 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 £375.81 - 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.

A grid is available on the notice board in the Church porch for the children who are receiving the Sacraments next year. Please add your child's name.

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

A short introduction to the Sacrament of Baptism for parents is offered for one evening only in Saint John's Hall, Stevenston. The preparation repeats monthly on the second Tuesday at 7.30 pm.

The Thursday Club is having its annual coffee morning on Saturday 21 October at 10.30 am in the Parish Centre. There will be the usual stalls, bric-a-brac, books, fancy goods, toys, home baking and so on. Donations would be very much appreciated. Tickets cost £1.00. The Parish Centre will be open on Friday 20 October from 1.00 pm to 6.00 pm to receive donations.

The first Fund Raising Supper for the Blessed Sacrament Chapel will take place in the Presbytery on Friday 27 October. There will be an Italian Theme. The numbers are limited to twenty persons and the cost is £25 per head. Tickets are available from the Parish Office. Donations of £500 and £100 from two parishioners have been received with thanks. The total is now £1000.

The Fiftieth Anniversary Ceilidh of Galloway Lourdes Hospitalité will take place on Friday 3 November at 7.30 pm in the Park Hotel, Kilmarnock. Tickets cost £10 and include a buffet.

The British Hospitalité Notre Dame de Lourdes will have a reunion on Saturday 4 November. There will be Mass in Saint Joseph's Church, Kilmarnock at 11.30 am and a Dinner Dance at 7.00 pm in the Park Hotel, Kilmarnock. Tickets cost £35.

There will be a concert in aid of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children in Saint Winin's Church Hall, Kilwinning on Saturday 4 November from 7.30 to 11.30 pm. There will be a light supper and bar. Tickets cost £5 and £4 for concessions.

Spanish classes are coming to the Parish Centre soon.

The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes is from 2 to 9 July 2007 and will be led by Bishop John Cunningham. The all inclusive cost for a three star hotel is approximately £625. The Diocesan Branch of the Hospitalité of Our Lady of Lourdes is appealing for volunteer helpers to assist with the care of the sick pilgrims. Professional medical helpers - currently registered doctors and nurses - and non-medical helpers, male and female over 16 years of age, able bodied and in good health, are required. If anyone is interested in assisting with caring for the sick pilgrims on the pilgrimage please contact Myriame or Harry Sammons.

Grateful thanks to Saint Clare for favours received - DJ

Next Sunday is Mission Sunday.

It doesn't hurt to take a hard look at yourself from time to time and this should help get you started. During a visit to the mental asylum, a visitor asked the Director what the criterion was which defined whether or not a patient should be institutionalised. "Well," said the Director, "we fill up a bath, then we offer a tea spoon, a teacup and a bucket to the patient and ask him or her to empty the bath. "Oh, I understand," said the visitor. "A normal person would use the bucket because it's bigger than the spoon or the teacup." "No." said the Director, "A normal person would pull the plug. Would you like a bed near the window?"

   Lord Jesus, you said, "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy."  
Grant that we may be quick to forgive and slow to condemn. 

Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things
  happen to the believer so believe the answer will come. It will.  

  There is nothing in the world so much like prayer as music is.  

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           Wisdom 7:7-11
I prayed, and understanding was given me; I entreated, and the spirit of Wisdom came to me. I esteemed her more than sceptres and thrones; compared with her, I held riches as nothing. I reckoned no priceless stone to be her peer, for compared with her, all gold is a pinch of sand, and beside her silver ranks as mud. I loved her more than health or beauty, preferred her to the light, since her radiance never sleeps. In her company all good things came to me, at her hands riches not to be numbered.

Second Reading           Hebrews 4:12-13
The word of God is something alive and active; it cuts like any double-edged sword but more finely: it can slip through the place where the soul is divided from the spirit, or joints from the marrow; it can judge the secret emotions and thoughts. No created thing can hide from him; everything is uncovered and open to the eyes of the one to whom we must give account of ourselves.

Gospel           Mark 10:17-30
Jesus was setting out on a journey when a man ran up, knelt before him and put this question to him, "Good master, what must I do to inherit eternal life?". Jesus said to him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments: You must not kill; You must not commit adultery; You must not steal; You must not bring false witness; You must not defraud; Honour your father and mother.". And he said to him, "Master, I have kept all these from my earliest days.". Jesus looked steadily at him and loved him, and he said, "There is one thing you lack. Go and sell everything you own and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.". But his face fell at these words and he went away sad, for he was a man of great wealth. Jesus looked round and said to his disciples, "How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!". The disciples were astounded by these words, but Jesus insisted, "My children," he said to them, "how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.". They were more astonished than ever. "In that case" they said to one another, "who can be saved?". Jesus gazed at them. "For men" he said, "it is impossible, but not for God: because everything is possible for God.". Peter took this up. "What about us?" he asked him. "We have left everything and followed you.". Jesus said, "I tell you solemnly, there is no one who has left house, brothers, sisters, father, children or land for my sake and for the sake of the gospel who will not be repaid a hundred times over, houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and land - not without persecutions - now in this present time and, in the world to come, eternal life.".