BULLETIN             21 OCTOBER 2007



Saturday 20 October

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

Sunday 21 October
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon
Monday 22 October
Mass at 10.00 am for Mary Jane McKay
Tuesday 23 October
Mass at 10.00 am for Andrew Conaghan
Wednesday 24 October
Mass at 10.00 am for Margaret Nicol
Thursday 25 October
Mass at 7.00 pm for George McGoogan
Friday 26 October
Mass at 10.00 am for William Paterson
Saturday 27 October
Mass at 10.00 am for Jim McLaughlin


Sunday 21 October
10.00 am
10.00 am
11.00 am
1.30 pm

Children's Liturgy
Sacramental Preparation
Tea and Coffee after Mass
Christening Party

Monday 22 October
9.00 to 11.30 am
9.30 to 11.30 am
12.30 to 2.30 pm
5.30 to 6.30 pm
6.30 to 8.00 pm
7.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm

Parents and Toddlers
Saint Vincent de Paul Society  
Weight Watchers

Tuesday 23 October
9.00 to 11.30 am
9.30 to 11.00 am
12.30 to 3.00 pm
1.00 to 3.00 pm
7.00 pm
7.00 pm
7.30 pm
Thursday Club
Saint Anne's Guild
Keep Fit
Legion of Mary
Wednesday 24 October
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
Barakuda Karate
Special Religious Education (SPRED)
Thursday 25 October
9.00 to 11.30 am
9.30 to 11.00 am
12.30 to 3.00 pm
2.00 to 3.00 pm
7.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm
Cardiac Rehabilitation

Friday 26 October
9.00 to 11.30 am
9.30 to 11.30 am
12.30 to 2.30 pm
7.00 pm
Parents and Toddlers
Private Party

Please remember in your prayers:
   Mary Clarke and Gwylem Hughes who died recently;
   Hugh O'Boyle 2000, Andrew Conaghan 2002, Lawrence Brennan 1981,
   Michael Doherty 2005, Mary Jane McKay 1951, Patrick O'Hare 2001,
   John Higgins 2001, Ellis Nesbit, John and Isabella Connor,
   Dougald McMurchie, Tom Adamson 2006, Peggy McKay 1992,
   Terence Burns 1997, Henry Fitzsimmons 1959, William Paterson 1963,
   Alice Procter 1995, Tommy Mulhern 1996, Margaret Newell 2005
   and Douglas Mayberry 2005 whose anniversaries occur at this time;
   and Skye Andrea Martin who was baptised recently.

Last weekend's collection amounted to £673.91 - 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.

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


Last weekend's collection for the Parish Centre amounted to £344.30 - many thanks.

Today is Mission Sunday. Copies of the Mission Sunday letter are available at the stall. The annual collection will take place this weekend. In order that your donation may be Gift Aided, forms are available at the stall.

Marie-Anne would like all those who helped in any way to make last Sunday's concert such a great
success. The amount raised from the concert was £899. This does not include the sale of African items or the bucket collection.

Child Protection training will be held in the Parish Centre on Sunday 4 November from 2.00 - 3.30 pm.
Saint Vincent de Paul Society members, Eucharistic Ministers, Sacristans and Children's Liturgy Helpers are all required to attend. All other parishioners would be very welcome as a good presentation will be offered raising awareness of this very important subject.

The Child Protection Rules from Disclosure Scotland mean that parents who have not been through the disclosure process are not able to take part in the Liturgy in the Parish Centre. If you have not filled in the disclosure form then simply take your child to the group and leave them. If you think your child will not settle, then you might have to wait for a month or two until you think they are ready to be left. The simplest way to deal with this is to get a disclosure form and go on the rota. More helpers make for a better rota.

Thursday Club is having its annual Coffee Morning on Saturday 3 November at 10.30 am in the Parish Centre. There will be the usual stalls - bric-a-brac, books, fancy goods, toys, home baking and so on. Donations would be very much appreciated. Tickets cost £1. The Parish Centre will be open on Friday 2 November from 1.00 to 6.00 pm to receive donations.

The annual Ceilidh for Galloway Lourdes Hospitalité will take place on Friday 16 November at 7.30 pm in the Volunteer Rooms, Irvine with the Oran Mor Ceilidh Band. Tickets costing £7.50 and including a light supper are available from Maureen or Anne.

A box is available in the Porch for baby goods, talcum powder, lotion, bottles, shampoo and so on. Please contact Josephine if you can help.

The Sacred Heart Fathers are having a Retreat Day on Sunday 11 November from 10.00 am - 4.00 pm. It is called Into Life's Autumn and is a day of reflection, prayer, adoration and Holy Mass led by Father Owen Wyne SCJ. All are very welcome. The suggested offering is £6 and this also covers includes soup, rolls, tea, coffee and biscuits.

A set of blue rosary beads has been found i
n the church. They can be collected from the stall.

During the month of October, the Thursday Club will lead the Rosary before the weekday morning Mass.

A box
is available in the Porch for baby goods, talcum powder, lotion, bottles, shampoo and so on. Please contact Josephine if you can help.

   21 October
      3 to 5 Year Olds: Ann and Gayle
      Primary 1 to 3: Andrena and Theresa

      Primary 4: Wendy and Christine
   28 October
      3 to 5 Year Olds: Suzanne and Frances
      Primary 1 to 3: Eileen and Sharon

      Primary 4: Michael and Fiona

I believe in miracles and dreams that will come true
And I believe in happiness and friendship, through and through
I believe that when you cry your tears are not in vain
And when you're sad and lonely someone knows that you're in pain

        I believe that when we laugh a sparkle starts to shine
        And before you know these sparks will spread from more hearts than just mine
        I believe the gifts you have are there for you to share
        And when you give them from the heart the whole world knows you care
I believe that if you give even just to one
That gift will grow in magnitude before the day is done
I believe that comfort comes from giving part of me
And if I share with others, there's more for all so see
        I believe that love is still the greatest gift of all
        And when it's given from the heart, love will conquer all.

Cheerfulness is like money well spent on charity -
  the more we spend of it, the greater our possession.  

  If you are too busy to pray, you are too busy.  

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           Exodus 17:8-13
The Amalekites came and attacked Israel at Rephidim. Moses said to Joshua, Pick out men for yourself, and tomorrow morning march out to engage Amalek. I, meanwhile, will stand on the hilltop, the staff of God in my hand. Joshua did as Moses told him and marched out to engage Amalek, while Moses and Aaron and Hur went up to the top of the hill. As long as Moses kept his arms raised, Israel had the advantage; when he let his arms fall, the advantage went to Amalek. But Moses arms grew heavy, so they took a stone and put it under him and on this he sat, Aaron and Hur supporting his arms, one on one side, one on the other; and his arms remained firm till sunset. With the edge of the sword Joshua cut down Amalek and his people.

Second Reading           2 Timothy 3:14 - 4:2
You must keep to what you have been taught and know to be true; remember who your teachers were, and how, ever since you were a child, you have known the holy scriptures - from these you can learn the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All scripture is inspired by God and can profitably be used for teaching, for refuting error, for guiding people's lives and teaching them to be holy. This is how the man who is dedicated to God becomes fully equipped and ready for any good work. Before God and before Christ Jesus who is to be judge of the living and the dead, I put this duty to you, in the name of his Appearing and of his kingdom: proclaim the message and, welcome or unwelcome, insist on it. Refute falsehood, correct error, call to obedience - but do all with patience and with the intention of teaching.

Gospel           Luke 18:1-8
Jesus told his disciples a parable about the need to pray continually and never lose heart. "There was a judge in a certain town" he said "who had neither fear of God nor respect for man. In the same town there was a widow who kept on coming to him and saying, "I want justice from you against my enemy!" For a long time he refused, but at last he said to himself, "Maybe I have neither fear of God nor respect for man, but since she keeps pestering me I must give this widow her just rights, or she will persist in coming and worry me to death." And the Lord said, "You notice what the unjust judge has to say? Now will not God see justice done to his chosen who cry to him day and night even when he delays to help them? I promise you, he will see justice done to them, and done speedily. But when the Son of Man comes, will he find any faith on earth?"."