BULLETIN                                                    10 JUNE 2007



Saturday 9 June

Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm  
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Alison Dunn and Martin Brown  

Sunday 10 June
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon
Monday 11 June
Mass at 10.00 am in thanksgiving
Tuesday 12 June
Mass at 10.00 am for John Maher
Wednesday 13 June
Mass at 10.00 am for Bessie Delahunt (1934-2006)  
Thursday 14 June
Mass at 7.00 pm for David Brodie
Friday 15 June
Mass at 10.00 am for Celia Ralston
Saturday 16 June
Mass at 10.00 am for Susan Little


Sunday 10 June
10.00 am
11.00 am

Children's Liturgy
Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 11 June
9.00 to 11.30 am
9.30 to 11.30 am
12.30 to 3.00 pm
2.00 to 3.00 pm
7.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm

Parents and Toddlers

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Saint Vincent de Paul Society  
Weight Watchers

Tuesday 12 June

9.00 to 11.30 am
9.30 to 11.00 am
7.30 pm
7.30 pm
7.30 pm

Keep Fit
Legion of Mary
Ignatian Prayer Group

Wednesday 13 June

9.00 to 11.30 am
9.30 to 11.00 am
12.30 to 3.00 pm
6.00 to 7.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm



Burakudo Karate Club
Stevenston Musical Society meeting  

Thursday 14 June
9.00 to 11.30 am
9.30 to 11.00 am
12.30 to 3.00 pm
1.00 to 2.30 pm
2.00 to 3.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm


Cardiac Rehabilitation
Girl Guides

Friday 15 June
9.00 to 11.30 am
12.30 to 2.30 pm
8.30 pm

Concert Tea

Please remember in your prayers:
   Janette Smyth, Gilbert Marshall, Sheilagh Gallia and Donnie MacDonald who died recently;
   Martin Francis Brown 1998, Elizabeth Dailly, John Spencer 2002,
   Hilda Reid, John Maher 2002, Helen Taylor 1998, John Higgins 1973,
   Felix Murphy 1997, Sarah Sweeney 1997, Julia Petrie 1998,
   Anthony Forbes 2002, Edward Swiercz 1991, Sheila Reilly 1987,
   David Brodie 1994, Agnes Hunter 1956 and Carol Stewart 2005
   whose anniversaries occur at this time;
   Colin Campbell and Sara Graham and Steven Ayling and Alexis Wright
   who were married recently and
   Lochlan Francis Campbell who was baptised recently.

Last weekend's collection amounted to £785.28 - 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 £395.88.

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

Many thanks to Saint Anne's Guild for their donation of £150 for the use of the Parish Centre.

The Mothers and Toddlers will close on Monday 11 June. This day will be a fun day. The group will reopen on Monday 20 August. We wish you and your families a happy and restful holiday.

During the month of July, the Parish Centre will be closed to allow the floor in the main hall to be treated and maintained.

A box is availab
le in the porch for baby goods, for example, talcum powder, lotion, shampoo and so on for The Innocents.

Many thanks to all who helped, supported, entertained and made donations at the recent fundraiser for Educate The Kids. The total raised was over £750. This is all very much appreciated by Marie-Anne. Details of how the proceeds will be used can be seen at www.EducateTheKids.com.

If you are going into hospital, please let the staff know you are a Roman Catholic in order that the Chaplain can be informed. The hospital does not routinely inform the chaplain about Catholic patients.

A charity concert featuring local singers, Marie Claire Breen, Theresa Coulter and Jamie Munn will be held in the Church on Friday 15 June at 7 30 pm. Enjoy an evening of fine music to help us on our way to Hungary with the prestigious National Youth Choir of Scotland. Tickets costing £5 and £3 concession, including tea, are available from Josephine and Theresa Coulter.

Mass for pupils leaving primary seven will be celebrated in the Church on Thursday at 7.00 pm.

We offer congratulations to the children who celebrated the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Communion. Thanks to all who helped prepare the children - parents, teachers, catechist and parent helpers at the 10.00 am Sunday Liturgy and to the Thursday Club for being their Prayer Partners and presenting each child with a Bible. The will be a celebration Mass this Sunday at 10.00 am. After Mass, in the Parish Centre, the children can all sit together where they will be provided with juice and a celebration cake. Tea and coffee will be available for parents.

Saint Peter's Conference of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society will hold a Coffee Morning on Saturday 23 June. There will be various stalls as well as a Prize Raffle. Donations for any of the stalls, for example, baking, books, and bric abrac, and prizes for the raffle will be most welcome and can be given to any member of the Conference. This year, the Conference will donate the proceeds of theto the Inverclyde Drug Rehabilitation Project sponsored by the Society and supported by the Holy Spirit Special Works Conference in Port Glasgow. As always, we ask for your generous support for this event and hopefully as a result, we can continue to bring real practical assistance and Christian love and solidarity to these new poor of today.

   10 June
      Pre-Fives: Frances and Maria
      Primary 1 to 3: Elaine, Eileen and Anne
   17 June
      Pre-Fives: Frances and Maria
      Primary 1 to 3:
Andrena and Theresa

Jesus and Satan have an argument as to who is the better programmer. This goes on for a few hours until they come to an agreement to hold a contest with God the Father as the judge. They set themselves before their computers and begin. They are given the task and began to type furiously, lines of code streaming up the screen for several hours straight. Seconds before the end of the competition, a bolt of lightning strikes, taking out the electricity. Moments later, the power is restored, and God announces that the contest is over. He asks Satan to show what he has come up with. Satan indignantly protests, "I have nothing! I lost it all when the power went out." "Very well, then," says God "let us see if Jesus fared any better. " Jesus enters a command and the screen comes to life with a vivid display and the voices of an angelic choir pour forth from the speakers. Satan is astonished. He stutters, "B-b-but how? I lost everything yet Jesus' program is intact! How did he do it?" God chuckles, "Satan, when are you going to learn ...Jesus saves!".

   Never neglect the little things. Never skimp on that extra effort, that
  additional few minutes, that soft word of praise or thanks,
that delivery   
of the very best that you can do. It does not matter what others think,
it is of prime importance, however, what you think about you. You can
never do your best, which should always be your trademark, if you are
cutting corners and shirking responsibilities. You are special. Act it.
Never neglect the little things.

   Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.  

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           Genesis 14:18-20
Melchizedek king of Salem brought bread and wine; he was a priest of God Most High. He pronounced this blessing: Blessed be Abraham by God Most High, creator of heaven and earth, and blessed be God Most High for handing over your enemies to you. And Abraham gave him a tithe of everything.

Second Reading           1 Corinthians 11:23-26
This is what I received from the Lord, and in turn passed on to you: that on the same night that he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took some bread, and thanked God for it and broke it, and he said, 'This is my body, which is for you; do this as a memorial of me.' In the same way he took the cup after supper, and said, 'This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Whenever you drink it, do this as a memorial of me.' Until the Lord comes, therefore, every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you are proclaiming his death.

Gospel           Luke 9:11-17
Jesus made the crowds welcome and talked to them about the kingdom of God; and he cured those who were in need of healing. It was late afternoon when the Twelve came to him and said, 'Send the people away, and they can go to the villages and farms round about to find lodging and food; for we are in a lonely place here.' He replied, 'Give them something to eat yourselves.' But they said, 'We have no more than five loaves and two fish, unless we are to go ourselves and buy food for all these people.' For there were about five thousand men. But he said to his disciples, 'Get them to sit down in parties of about fifty.' They did so and made them all sit down. Then he took the five loaves and the two fish, raised his eyes to heaven, and said the blessing over them; then he broke them and handed them to his disciples to distribute among the crowd. They all ate as much as they wanted, and when the scraps remaining were collected they filled twelve baskets.