Saturday 31 March

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

Sunday 1 April
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon
Monday 2 April
Mass at 9.30 am for Agnes McLaren 
Tuesday 3 April
Mass at 9.30 am for Isabella Connor
Wednesday 4 April
Mass at 9.30 am for a special intention - BH
Thursday 5 April
Holy Thursday
Mass of the Last Supper at 7.00 pm for Agnes Ward
Friday 6 April
Good Friday
Children's Service at 12.00 noon
Liturgy of the Passion at 3.00 pm
Stations and Veneration of the Cross at 7.00 pm
Saturday 7 April
Holy Saturday
Morning Prayer at 10.00 am followed by Confession until 11.00 am  


Sunday 1 April
10.00 am
10.00 am
11.00 am

Children's Liturgy
Sacramental Preparation
Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 2 April
10.00 to 4.30 pm
7.00 pm
7.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm

Key Housing
Passover Supper
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Weight Watchers

Tuesday 3 April

10.00 to 4.30 pm
7.30 pm

Key Housing
Passover Supper

Wednesday 4 April

5.00 to 6.00 pm
6.00 to 7.00 pm
7.30 pm

Street Dance for 13 to 18 year olds 
Burakudo Karate Club
Ignatian Prayer Group

Thursday 5 April
2.00 to 3.00 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Please remember in your prayers:
   Agnes McEvoy, Mary Ellen Murphy, Lena (McGinn) McMahon,
   and Gerald McGhee
 who died recently;
   Jenny Murphy 1998, Marjorie Robertson, Margaret Shanks 1993,
   Kenneth McSkimming, Jane McFarlane 2006, James Smith 1959,
   Margaret Murphy, Patrick Tomelty 2004, Harry Quinn 1993,
   Archie McFarlane, Agnes Ward 2001, Annie Adam 1997,
   Jane Mullen 2003, Barbara Henderson, Margaret Boyd 2004,
   George Lee 1992 and Frank Grogan
   whose anniversaries occur at this time.

Last weekend's collection amounted to £802.07 - many thanks.
Banker's Orders amount to an average of £4300 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 £337.54 - 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.

Collection envelopes for 2006/2007 are now 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.

   Monday to Friday
      Morning meditation for 15 minutes in Park Church at 10.30 am
   Monday to Wednesday
      Morning Mass here at 9.30 am
      Passover Supper in the Parish Centre at 7.00 pm
      Holy Week Evening Service in Saint Andrew's Church at 7.00 pm
      Mass of the Chrism in Good Shepherd Cathedral, Ayr at 7.30 pm
      Holy Week Evening Service in Church of the Nazarene at 7.00 pm
      Mass of the Last Supper here at 7.00 pm
      Communion Service in Evangelical Union Church at 7.00 pm
      Children's Service here at 12.00 noon
      Liturgy of the Passion here at 3.00 pm
      Stations and Veneration of the Cross here at 7.00 pm
      Evening Service in Barony Saint John's Church at 7.00 pm
        Good Friday is a day of fasting and abstaining from meat and a day of penance
        remembering the death of Jesus. During the Good Friday liturgies there
        will be collections for the Holy Places in Jerusalem.
      Short Morning Prayer here at 10.00 am followed by Confession until 11.00 am
      Easter Vigil Mass here at 8.00 pm - there is no 5.30 pm Vigil Mass
      Sunrise Service on Cannon Hill at 8.00 am followed by donated breakfast rolls
      in the Parish Centre at about 8.45 am

Schools are on holiday. Teachers return on Monday 16 April. Pupils return on Tuesday 17 April.

Sorry for the abbreviated Bulletin last weekend - there was a fault with the photocopier.

Many thanks to the volunteer caterers who supplied tea and coffee to the 160 or so people who came to the Parish Centre after the Dasher Memorial Service. The ladies were asked to cater for about 60!

The Parish Office will be closed during Easter Week. Father John will be in residence for any calls. Father Matt will be away from home. Weekday Masses will be at the usual times.

The Ozanam Centre in Glasgow is run by the Saint Vincent de Paul Society to assist homeless men and women. We have 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 years 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 during Lent.

Kits For Kids tokens can be collected from the Sunday Mail and Daily Record and placed in the box in the porch. James Reid School, Saltcoats is this area's school.

As from Saturday 24 March, requests for assistance from the Saint Peter's Conference of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society may be made directly to mobile phone number 07722 246169. Callers will be invited to leave their name, address and if possible, a telephone number. A member of the Conference will be in touch with them as soon as possible.

   1 April
      Pre-Fives: Frances and Maria
      Primary 1 to 3: Elaine, Eileen and Anne
      Primary 4: Karen and Sharon
   8 April
      Pre-Fives: Frances and Maria
      Primary 1 to 3: Andrena and Theresa
      Primary 4: Julie and Gayle

God Life - what a great way to live and it's possible, not in ourselves, but in Him. Won't you allow Him this week to show you His resurrection love in all its fullness? Live in His fatherhood, His faithfulness and His forgiveness - and know real life is yours for the asking. It's Easter time--live in His Resurrection love and have a wonderful week!

Clean is clean - depending on who's speaking! If it's my sons claiming they've 'cleaned' their rooms, clean is not clean in Mum's eyes ... and when they hung him on the cross, he was not clean either. He was a thief condemned to die - but not for long. For during those excruciating hours, he recognised someone hanging next to Him who in a split second of time would forever change his sentence - not man's but God's. Men still saw him as the dirty thief. Jesus saw him as a clean child of God. That's grace - God's amazing grace!

Lord, I cannot comprehend the pain of the Cross. I can only cling to that blessed Cross in my own times of pain, knowing that you know, fully and completely, the pain that I experience. I come in adoration. I bow in acceptance of Your awesome love and grace this day. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Lord, on this memorable day, I come face to face with my own unforgiveness. I kneel before Thy Cross and give you all the anguish, hurt, bitterness and pain I've held in my heart for so long. Take it all and grant me forgiveness; give me compassion for the one who's harmed me - and help me, by Your Grace, to forgive completely - as you did me on Calvary's Cross. In Jesus Name, Amen.

TGIF under normal circumstances, means 'Thank God, it's Friday!'. We smile, relax and look forward to a much-needed weekend break. Well, today is Friday, but it's no 'normal' Friday. It is Good Friday, the day we commemorate our Lord's death on the Cross. Let us acknowledge this day with holy awareness and heart-felt thanksgiving ... for it's Friday ... and He's faithful! It's Friday ... and He's forgiving! It's Friday ... and He's my Friend! All because of the Cross; all because on that momentous day in history when He defeated sin, death and hell forevermore. Our Lord came face to face with His foe - and ours. He has 'bruised the serpent's head' and He's become our conquering King! We can shout today, wherever we are and wherever we go, Thank God, it's finished!

Remember that your presence is a present to the world.
Remember that you are a unique and unrepeatable creation.
Remember that your life can be what you want it to be.
Remember to take the days just one at a time.
Remember to count your blessings, not your troubles.
Remember that you'll make it through whatever comes along.
Remember that most of the answers you need are within you.
Remember those dreams waiting to be realised.
Remember that decisions are too important to leave to chance.
Remember to always reach for the best that is within you.
Remember that nothing wastes more energy than worry.
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck
Remember that the longer you carry a grudge, the heavier it gets.
Remember not to take things too seriously.
Remember to laugh.
Remember that a little love goes a long way.
Remember that a lot goes forever.
Remember that happiness is more often found in giving than getting.
Remember that life's treasures are people, not things.
Remember that miracles can still happen.

   God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good  
fortune to run into the ones that I do and the eyesight to tell the difference.

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           Isaiah 50:4-7
The Lord has given me a disciple's tongue. So that I may know how to reply to the wearied he provides me with speech. Each morning he wakes me to hear, to listen like a disciple. The Lord Yahweh has opened my ear. For my part, I made no resistance, neither did I turn away. I offered my back to those who struck me, my cheeks to those who tore at my beard; I did not cover my face against insult and spittle. The Lord comes to my help, so that I am untouched by the insults. So, too, I set my face like flint; I know I shall not be shamed.

Second Reading           Philippians 2:6-11
His state was divine, yet he did not cling to his equality with God but emptied himself to assume the condition of a slave, and became as men are; and being as all men are, he was humbler yet, even to accepting death, death on a cross. But God raised him high and gave him the name which is above all other names so that all beings in the heavens, on the earth and in the underworld, should bend the knee at the name of Jesus and that every tongue should acclaim Jesus Christ as Lord, to the glory of the Father.