BULLETIN         8 APRIL 2007



Saturday 7 April

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

Sunday 8 April
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon
Monday 9 April
Mass at 10.00 am for Joseph Farrell 
Tuesday 10 April
Mass at 10.00 am for Tom, Hannah and Marie Reid  
Wednesday 11 April
Mass at 10.00 am for Greta Jennings
Thursday 12 April
Mass at 7.00 pm for Mario Salotti
Friday 13 April
Mass at 10.00 am for Patrick McDermott
Saturday 14 April
Mass at 10.00 am for James Morrison


Sunday 8 April
10.00 am
10.00 am
11.00 am

Children's Liturgy
Sacramental Preparation
Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 9 April
7.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm

Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Weight Watchers

Tuesday 10 April

7.30 pm

Keep Fit

Wednesday 11 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
Legion of Mary

Thursday 12 April
2.00 to 3.00 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Please remember in your prayers:
   Patricia McGuffey, Margaret Boyle, Robert McBride, Carolyn Crowther
   and Archie McPhee
 who died recently;
   Mary Tinney 2002, Father Jim Boyd SCJ 2002, Andrew Coldwell 1994,
   Father John Collins 2002, Michael Mulligan 1982, David McLaren 2006,
   Helen Theresa Magee 2000, David Walsh 1962 and James McKibben 2002
   whose anniversaries occur at this time.

Last weekend's collection amounted to £884.64 - 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 £402.21 - 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.

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.

Gail of Lighthouse Glass hoped to have the work on the Blessed Sacrament Chapel done for Easter but there is a problem with electrical work. The job will be done in the next few weeks.

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.

The Saint Vincent de Paul Society urgently requires a cot in good condition. If you can help, please phone Sadie.

Did you ever go to senior seminary in Scotland? If so, you maybe interested to know that there is now a Scotus Society. Anyone who was a former senior seminarian resident in Scotland or a resident member of staff of a home seminary qualifies for membership. The society will meet this year on Friday 11 May. For more information call Stuart Parkes or email him at SJParkes@BTinternet.com.

We have been advised by an official who deals with requests for Papal audiences that enquiries should be made by the pilgrims themselves. Forms are available from the Parish Office.

Some people have received unsolicited mail from Karina Natalia who offers to add her psychic healing powers to their prayer intentions and pray for them at Lourdes. This person is approaching people without any approval or recognition from the Church and may have a financial motive. The advice is that any correspondence from her should be ignored.

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

"Promises are made to be broken" goes the saying. Ask someone who's been hurt - it's heavy stuff - and it happens all the time. But I know a Promise-Maker who kept good His promise yesterday, will be true to it today and will fulfil it tomorrow. He's the One who said "Because I live, you shall live also.". Come to the Well on this glorious Easter and celebrate with me the Resurrection of our Lord!

   There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday  
and so few that we feel like doing today.

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           Acts 10:34.37-43
Peter addressed Cornelius and his household: 'You must have heard about the recent happenings in Judaea; about Jesus of Nazareth and how he began in Galilee, after John had been preaching baptism. God had anointed him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and because God was with him, Jesus went about doing good and curing all who had fallen into the power of the devil. Now I, and those with me, can witness to everything he did throughout the countryside of Judaea and in Jerusalem itself: and also to the fact that they killed him by hanging him on a tree, yet three days afterwards God raised him to life and allowed him to be seen, not by the whole people but only by certain witnesses God had chosen beforehand. Now we are those witnesses - we have eaten and drunk with him after his resurrection from the dead - and he has ordered us to proclaim this to his people and to tell them that God has appointed him to judge everyone, alive or dead. It is to him that all the prophets bear this witness: that all who believe in Jesus will have their sins forgiven through his name.'

Second Reading           Colossians 3:1-4
Since you have been brought back to true life with Christ, you must look for the things that are in heaven, where Christ is, sitting at God's right hand. Let your thoughts be on heavenly things, not on the things that are on the earth, because you have died, and now the life you have is hidden with Christ in God. But when Christ is revealed - and he is your life - you too will be revealed in all your glory with him.

Gospel           John 20:1-9
It was very early on the first day of the week and still dark, when Mary of Magdala came to the tomb. She saw that the stone had been moved away from the tomb and came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved. "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb" she said "and we don't know where they have put him." So Peter set out with the other disciple to go to the tomb. They ran together, but the other disciple, running faster than Peter, reached the tomb first; he bent down and saw the linen cloths lying on the ground, but did not go in. Simon Peter who was following now came up, went right into the tomb, saw the linen cloths on the ground, and also the cloth that had been over his head; this was not with the linen cloths but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple who had reached the tomb first also went in; he saw and he believed. Till this moment they had failed to understand the teaching of scripture, that he must rise from the dead.