BULLETIN       17 JUNE 2007



Saturday 16 June

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

Sunday 17 June
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for Michael Leonard
Monday 18 June
Mass at 10.00 am for Samuel McGonigle
Tuesday 19 June
Mass at 10.00 am for Patricia, Felix and Greta Murphy  
Wednesday 20 June
Mass at 10.00 am for Sheilagh Gallia  
Thursday 21 June
Mass at 7.00 pm for Kelly Smith
Friday 22 June
Mass at 10.00 am for Nora Ramsay
Saturday 23 June
Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention - BML


Sunday 17 June
10.00 am
11.00 am

Children's Liturgy
Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 18 June
9.00 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


Cardiac Rehabilitation
Saint Vincent de Paul Society  
Weight Watchers

Tuesday 19 June

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

Keep Fit
Legion of Mary

Wednesday 20 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



Burakudo Karate Club  

Thursday 21 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 22 June
9.00 to 11.30 am
12.30 to 2.30 pm


Please remember in your prayers:
   Arthur Smyth, Charles Coulter and Eunice O'Neill who died recently;
   Father Tom Leverage 1996, Agnes Cochrane 1998, Mary Teresa Dolan 1999,
   Michael Leonard 2000, Cardinal Thomas Winning 2001, Samuel McGonigle 1997,
   Andrew McPadden 2002, Sheila Kennedy 1996, Una Delahunt Rice 2005,
   John Malloy 2002, Billy Harvey 2004, Margaret Forbes 2006,
   Mary Bridget Magee 1988, Margaret Boyd 2005, Susan Watson 2002,
   Mary Leishman 1997, Agnes Delahunt 1936 and Sheila Kearney
whose anniversaries occur at this time and
   Hazel McKernan, Steven McKernan, Stacy McKernan,
   Graham McKernan, Amber McKernan, Lauchlan Young
   and Joshua Green who were baptised recently.

Last weekend's collection amounted to £766.45 - 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 £344.40.

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 the Thursday Club for their donation of £150 for the use of the Parish Centre from January to June.

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

We will be joined at the Vigil Mass on Saturday 23 June by five SPRED groups from the Diocese to celebrate their annual family Mass.

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

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.

Drumalis Retreat Centre is undergoing extensive building work and to help with the cost, CDs have been made at a cost of £10 each. If you would like to help Drumalis by buying a CD or give a donation, please contact Moira Bingham.

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.

The Sports Day will take place in the Parish Centre on Wednesday at 10.30 am for the morning children and 2.00 pm for the afternoon children. Parents, grandparents, family and friends are all welcome. The Kindergarten closes on Thursday. The Nursery closes on Friday. We offer congratulations to Josephine Coulter and Lynda Kimm on obtaining their Higher National Certificates in Child Education and Care. The Staff and Committee would like to wish parents and children a happy and restful holiday. Best wishes to the boys and girls who will going to school and we look forward to seeing all the other children on Monday 20 August.

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

  Happiest are the people who give most happiness to others.  

  If you want your children to keep their feet on the ground,  
put some responsibility on their shoulders.

  A father is a man who expects his children  
to be as good as he is meant to be.

  The greatest remedy for anger is delay.  

   There's one sad truth in life I've found while journeying east and west  
The only folks we really wound are those we love the best
We flatter those we scarcely know, we please the fleeting guest
And deal full many a thoughtless blow to those who love us best..  

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: 2           Samuel 12:7-10.13
Nathan said to David, The Lord the God of Israel says this, I anointed you king over Israel; I delivered you from the hands of Saul; I gave your masters house to you, his wives into your arms; I gave you the House of Israel and of Judah; and if this were not enough, I would add as much again for you. Why have you shown contempt for the Lord, doing what displeases him? You have struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword, taken his wife for your own, and killed him with the sword of the Ammonites. So now the sword will never be far from your House, since you have shown contempt for me and taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your wife. David said to Nathan, I have sinned against the Lord. Then Nathan said to David, The Lord, for his part, forgives your sin; you are not to die.

Second Reading           Galatians 2:16.19-21
We acknowledge that what makes a man righteous is not obedience to the Law, but faith in Jesus Christ. We had to become believers in Christ Jesus no less than you had, and now we hold that faith in Christ rather than fidelity to the Law is what justifies us, and that no one can be justified by keeping the Law. In other words, through the Law I am dead to the Law, so that now I can live for God. I have been crucified with Christ, and I live now not with my own life but with the life of Christ who lives in me. The life I now live in this body I live in faith: faith in the Son of God who loved me and who sacrificed himself for my sake. I cannot bring myself to give up God's gift; if the Law can justify us, there is no point in the death of Christ.

Gospel           Luke 7:36 - 8:3
One of the Pharisees invited Jesus to a meal. When he arrived at the Pharisee's house and took his place at table, a woman came in, who had a bad name in the town. She had heard he was dining with the Pharisee and had brought with her an alabaster jar of ointment. She waited behind him at his feet, weeping, and her tears fell on his feet, and she wiped them away with her hair; then she covered his feet with kisses and anointed them with the ointment. When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, 'If this man were a prophet, he would know who this woman is that is touching him and what a bad name she has.' Then Jesus took him up and said, "Simon, I have something to say to you." "Speak, Master," was the reply. "There was once a creditor who had two men in his debt; one owed him five hundred denarii, the other fifty. They were unable to pay, so he pardoned them both. Which of them will love him more?" "The one who was pardoned more, I suppose," answered Simon. Jesus said, "You are right." Then he turned to the woman. "Simon," he said, "you see this woman? I came into your house, and you poured no water over my feet, but she has poured out her tears over my feet and wiped them away with her hair. You gave me no kiss, but she has been covering my feet with kisses ever since I came in. You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment. For this reason I tell you that her sins, her many sins, must have been forgiven her, or she would not have shown such great love. It is the man who is forgiven little who shows little love.". Then he said to her, "Your sins are forgiven." Those who were with him at table began to say to themselves, "Who is this man, that he even forgives sins?" But he said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you; go in peace." Now after this he made his way through towns and villages, preaching, and proclaiming the Good News of the kingdom of God. With him went the Twelve, as well as certain women who had been cured of evil spirits and ailments: Mary surnamed the Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, Joanna the wife of Herod's steward Chuza, Susanna, and several others who provided for them out of their own resources.