BULLETIN            11 NOVEMBER 2007



Saturday 10 November

Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm  
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Mary and James McCabe

Sunday 11 November
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon
Monday 12 November
Mass at 10.00 am for the Holy Souls
Tuesday 13 November
Mass at 10.00 am for Mary Dalziel 
Wednesday 14 November
Mass at 10.00 am for the Holy Souls
Thursday 14 November
Mass at 7.00 pm for Jim McLaren
Friday 16 November
Mass at 10.00 am for the Holy Souls
Saturday 17 November
Mass at 10.00 am for the Brady Family


Sunday 11 November
10.00 am
10.00 am
11.00 am

Children's Liturgy
Sacramental Preparation
Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 12 November
5.30 to 6.30 pm
6.30 to 8.00 pm
7.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm

Saint Vincent de Paul Society  
Weight Watchers

Tuesday 13 November
9.00 to 11.30 am
9.30 to 11.00 am
11.00 am
12.30 to 3.00 pm
1.00 to 3.00 pm
7.00 pm
7.00 pm
7.30 pm
Legion of Mary
Thursday Club
Saint Anne's Guild
Keep Fit
Ignatian Prayer Group
Wednesday 14 November
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 15 November
9.00 to 11.30 am
9.30 to 11.00 am
12.30 to 3.00 am
2.00 to 3.00 pm
7.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm
Cardiac Rehabilitation

Friday 16 November
9.00 to 11.30 am
9.30 to 11.00 am
12.30 to 2.30 pm
Parents and Toddlers

Please remember in your prayers:
   Michael Swanson, Gerard Ritchie and Terry Britnall who died recently;
   Alec Murphy 1998, Annie Tracy 2000, Thomas Walsh 2002
   Helen Gurney 2004, David Kelley, Henry McIlroy 1966,
   Mary McCabe 1998, Moira Shaw 1995, Canon John Donnelly 2003,
   Daniel Murray 2006, Alex Miller 1979, Daniel McDougall 1944,
   Mary Dalziel 2006, James Smith 1999, Rose Floyd 1992,
   Julie Anne MacLaren 2006, Hugh Welsh 1986, Robert McGee 1996,
   Hugh Madine 1997 and Letitia Smith 2001
   whose anniversaries occur at this time;
   Ryan Adam Haggarty and Aiden James Haggarty
   who were baptised recently and
   Mhairi McKay and David Smith and Pauline McCann and Martin Shields
   who were married recently.

Last weekend's collection amounted to £804.85 - 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 £417.73 - many thanks.

A Fund Raising Bingo for Saint Peter's Children's Centre will take place on Friday 23 November at 7.00 pm in the Parish Centre. Tickets cost £1.00 and include tea. They are available from are available from the Children's Centre, Kathleen or Gayle.

Congratulations t
o Josephine Coulter and Lynda Kimm who received their Higher National Certificate in Child Education and Care at a Graduation Ceremony in Kilwinning Abbey.

November Lists are available at the stall. Please take one.

During the month of November, the Book of the Dead will be available in front of the
Blessed Sacrament Chapel for you to write the names of deceased family and friends.

The annual Mass for the deceased will be celebrated in Ardrossan Cemetery next Sunday at 2.00 pm.

The annual Mass for the bereaved will be celebrated on Tuesday 20 November at 7.00 pm.
Saint Anne's Guild will provide tea in the Parish Centre after Mass.

Many thanks to all who turned out for the excellent training afternoon which was much appreciated by Annie Watt and Anne McAllister. Those who have been approved by Disclosure Scotland must attend the ongoing compulsory training to ensure good practice and must be trained in the new National Pack. An evening training session has been arranged for Thursday 22 November in Saint Mary's Church Hall, Saltcoats at 7.00 pm.

Scottish International Relief (SIR) works with some of the poorest people in the third world countries such as Malawi, Liberia, Peru, Ecuador, India and Uganda, amongst others. The SIR team of volunteers will be at the 10.00 am and 12.00 noon Masses on 18 November to promote its Annual Draw for their Special Project, Mary's Meal's. Tickets cost £1 each or a book for £5.
Photographs of last year's visit by Scottish International Relief are on the Pictures page.

Over the next few weekends, the Saint Vincent de Paul Society will be selling keyrings at £1.00 and fridge magnets at £1.50. They hold photographs of Saint Peter's Church.

As part of Primary 7's enterprise work, a company has been set up. It is called Christmas Stockings Cooperation. For the fast few months, pupils have been making lots of Christmas goods. On Sunday, 25 November after the 10 o'clock Mass, we will have a stall where we will be selling our handmade presents. There is a huge range of products for sale, for example,bookmarks, keyrings, stockings, magnets, calendars and much, much more! So do yourself a favour! Come to the Christmas Stockings Cooperation early Christmas sale, and buy your cheap but quality handmade Christmas gifts!

The annual C
eilidh 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.


   11 November
      3 to 5 Year Olds: Elaine and Karen
      Primary 1 to 3: Marko and Marie-Anne

      Primary 4: Catherine Anne and Carol Anne
   18 November
      3 to 5 Year Olds: Ann and Gayle
      Primary 1 to 3:
Andrena and Theresa
      Primary 4: Wendy and Christine

In Flanders' fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place
And in the sky the larks
Still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below
We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders' fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe;
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep though poppies grow
in Flanders' fields.

  Count your blessings and resolve to be grateful for what you have  
rather than be disgruntled by what you don't have.
Then take steps to use what you have to the best of your ability.

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           Maccabees 7:1-2.9-14
There were seven brothers who were arrested with their mother. The king tried to force them to taste pigs flesh, which the Law forbids, by torturing them with whips and scourges. One of them, acting as spokesman for the others, said, What are you trying to find out from us? We are prepared to die rather than break the Law of our ancestors. With his last breath the second brother exclaimed, Inhuman fiend, you may discharge us from this present life, but the King of the world will raise us up, since it is for his laws that we die, to live again for ever. After him, they amused themselves with the third, who on being asked for his tongue promptly thrust it out and boldly held out his hands, with these honourable words, It was heaven that gave me these limbs; for the sake of his laws I disdain them; from him I hope to receive them again. The king and his attendants were astounded at the young mans courage and his utter indifference to suffering. When this one was dead they subjected the fourth to the same savage torture. When he neared his end he cried, Ours is the better choice, to meet death at mens hands, yet relying on Gods promise that we shall be raised up by him; whereas for you there can be no resurrection, no new life.

Second Reading           Thessalonians 2:16 - 3:5
May our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father who has given us his love and, through his grace, such inexhaustible comfort and such sure hope, comfort you and strengthen you in everything good that you do or say. Finally, brothers, pray for us; pray that the Lord's message may spread quickly, and be received with honour as it was among you; and pray that we may be preserved from the interference of bigoted and evil people, for faith is not given to everyone. But the Lord is faithful, and he will give you strength and guard you from the evil one, and we, in the Lord, have every confidence that you are doing and will go on doing all that we tell you. May the Lord turn your hearts towards the love of God and the fortitude of Christ.

Gospel           Luke 20:27-38
Some Sadducees - those who say that there is no resurrection - approached Jesus and they put this question to him, "Master, we have it from Moses in writing, that if a man's married brother dies childless, the man must marry the widow to raise up children for his brother. Well, then, there were seven brothers. The first, having married a wife, died childless. The second and then the third married the widow. And the same with all seven, they died leaving no children. Finally the woman herself died. Now, at the resurrection, to which of them will she be wife since she had been married to all seven?" Jesus replied, "The children of this world take wives and husbands, but those who are judged worthy of a place in the other world and in the resurrection from the dead do not marry because they can no longer die, for they are the same as the angels, and being children of the resurrection they are sons of God. And Moses himself implies that the dead rise again, in the passage about the bush where he calls the Lord the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob. Now he is God, not of the dead, but of the living; for to him all men are in fact alive.".