BULLETIN                           31 DECEMBER 2006




Saturday 30 December

Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm

Sunday 31 December
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for those who died in 2006  
Monday 1 January
Feast of Mary, the Mother of God
Mass at 10.00 am for Patrick Hendry
Tuesday 26 January
Mass at 10.00 am for Margaret McGowan
Wednesday 27 January
Mass at 10.00 am for Theresa Dorrans
Thursday 28 January
Mass at 7.00 pm for Les Retzbach
Friday 29 January
Mass at 10.00 am for Margaret Hughes
Saturday 30 January
Mass at 10.00 am for Nora Ryan


Sunday 30 December
10.00 am
10.00 am

Children's Liturgy
Sacramental Preparation

Please remember in your prayers:
   Bessie Delahunt who died recently;
   Father Joseph Glendinning 1993, Alfonso Agostini 1955, James Murphy 1997,
   Father Andrew Karwemers 2002, Lizzie McNamara, Susan Burns 1986,
   Hugh Brown 1980, Sister Imelda CP 2000, Sister Marie Celeste CP 2000,
   Charles Retzbach 2000, Patrick Braniff 1991, Isabella Keenan 1939,
   Patrick Cawley 2001, Helen McCluskey 2004 and James Burns 1955
   whose anniversaries occur at this time;
   Caitlyn Margaret Elizabeth Harvey who was baptised recently;
   and those who are sick.
Please also remember those who died in 2006:
   Mary Donnelly
Kathleen Tritschler
   George Agostini
   Brookelyn Angel Donnachy
   Mary Kelly
   Chrissie Welsh
   Elizabeth Burns
   Samuel Bannon
   Jane McFarlane
   Jean Taylor
   Angel Doyle
   George Wilson
   Joseph Higgins
   Michael Fitzpatrick
   Margaret Burns
   Teresa Usher
   Margaret Pacewicz
   Agnes Long
   Catherine Mitchell
   Gladys Moore
   Nan Caddies
   Alex Jamieson
   Chrissie Ferguson
   Mary McAtee
   Tom Adamson
   Daniel Murray
   Mary Dalziel
   Chris Casey
   May Wilson
May they rest in peace.

Last weekend's collection amount will be given in the bulletin of 14 January 2007.
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 amount
will be given in the bulletin of 14 January 2007.

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

The total raised in 2006 from the Sunday Teas was £2650.20. Many thanks to all the ladies who make this worthwhile contribution to the Parish. It is very much appreciated.

Many thanks to all who, throughout the year, help in any way with the various ministries of the Church. It is very much appreciated.

The Enterprise Group, staff and pupils of Saint Peter's Primary School thank all who supported their sale of goods in the Parish Centre on 17 December. The total raised was £250. £100 each will go the Neo Natal Unit and
Children's Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) and £50 to Marie Curie Cancer Care.

The Burns Supper will be held in the Parish Centre on Saturday, 20 January 2007. Tickets co
sting £10 each are available from Kate and Gerry. Patrons are asked to be seated by 7.20 pm for a prompt start at 7.30 pm. The speakers and musicians are George McGrattan, Father Matt McManus, David Munn, Margaret Munn, Len Murray, Robin Reid, Ciaran Sinclair, Margaret Swiercz, Aimee Taylor and Monica Taylor. Len Murray is a retired Glasgow solicitor who has spoken at over 300 Burns Suppers on four continents. Further details of this and previous Burns Suppers are on Saint Peter's website.

50-50 CLUB
Congratulations to the following 50-50 Club End of Year consolation prizewinners who each win £25:
  69 Millie McCann, 168 Josephine Coulter, 5 Lorna Sammons and 76 John Kennedy
Thank you for your continued support of the 50-50 Club. If you would like to join the 50-50 Club, please contact Myriame Sammons.

  You can't change your past, but you can change your future.  

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           Samuel 1:20-22.24-28
Hannah conceived and gave birth to a son, and called him Samuel, since she said, I asked the Lord for him. When a year had gone by, the husband Elkanah went up again with all his family to offer the annual sacrifice to the Lord and to fulfil his vow. Hannah, however, did not go up, having said to her husband, Not before the child is weaned. Then I will bring him and present him before the Lord and he shall stay there for ever. When she had weaned him, she took him up with her together with a three-year-old bull, an ephah of flour and a skin of wine, and she brought him to the temple of the Lord at Shiloh; and the child was with them. They slaughtered the bull, and the childs mother came to Eli. She said, If you please, my lord. As you live, my lord, I am the woman who stood here beside you, praying to the Lord. This is the child I prayed for, and the Lord granted me what I asked him. Now I make him over to the Lord for the whole of his life. He is made over to the Lord. There she left him, for the Lord.

Second Reading           John 3:1-2.21-24
Think of the love that the Father has lavished on us, by letting us be called God's children; and that is what we are. Because the world refused to acknowledge him, therefore it does not acknowledge us. My dear people, we are already the children of God but what we are to be in the future has not yet been revealed; all we know is, that when it is revealed we shall be like him because we shall see him as he really is. My dear people, if we cannot be condemned by our own conscience, we need not be afraid in God's presence, and whatever we ask him, we shall receive, because we keep his commandments and live the kind of life that he wants. His commandments are these: that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and that we love one another as he told us to. Whoever keeps his commandments lives in God and God lives in him. We know that he lives in us by the Spirit that he has given us.

Gospel           Luke 2:41-52
Every year the parents of Jesus used to go to Jerusalem for the feast of the Passover. When he was twelve years old, they went up for the feast as usual. When they were on their way home after the feast, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem without his parents knowing it. They assumed he was with the caravan, and it was only after a day's journey that they went to look for him among their relations and acquaintances. When they failed to find him they went back to Jerusalem looking for him everywhere. Three days later, they found him in the Temple, sitting among the doctors, listening to them, and asking them questions; and all those who heard him were astounded at his intelligence and his replies. They were overcome when they saw him, and his mother said to him, "My child, why have you done this to us? See how worried your father and I have been, looking for you.' 'Why were you looking for me?" he replied. "Did you not know that I must be busy with my Father's affairs?" But they did not understand what he meant. He then went down with them and came to Nazareth and lived under their authority. His mother stored up all these things in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom, in stature, and in favour with God and men.