FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 1
Saturday 5 July
at 10.00 am for James Burns Hughes
Sunday 6 July
Mass at 10.00 am for the parishioners|
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon
Vigil for the Deceased at 6.00 pm for Rose Doyle
Monday 7 July
|Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Rose Doyle|
Tuesday 8 July
|Mass at 10.00 am for Helen Kilday|
Wednesday 9 July
Mass in Saint Peter's|
Mass at 10.00 am in the Church of Our Lady, Star of the Sea, Saltcoats
Cremation Service for Josephine Slaven, Holmsford Bridge Crematorium, Dreghorn at 2.00 pm
Thursday 10 July
|Mass at 7.00 pm for Edward Sayers|
Friday 11 July
|Mass at 10.00 am for Eddie McCurdy|
Saturday 12 July
at 10.00 am for Agnes and James Connaghan|
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Tommy Burns
PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 6 July
Monday 7 July
7.00 to 9.00 pm
after Rose Doyle's funeral
Thursday 10 July
|2.00 to 3.00 pm||Cardiac Rehabilitation|
Please remember in your prayers:
Rose Doyle of our Parish and Edward Sayers and Josephine Slaven who died recently and
Ryan Fleming 2002, Teresa Usher 2006, Joseph Armstrong 1998, Father Harry Farrell 1998,
Martha Murphy 2001, Donald William Newall 1998, Catherine Teggart 1998,
Alexander Quigg 1999, Andrew McVeigh 2000, Mr and Mrs Francis Brown 1976,
Margaret McAteer 1992, Father Donal Burke, Julie Kelley-Holland 2005 and
Jeannie Brown 1995 whose anniversaries occur at this time.
Last weekend's collection amounted to £813.47. We are grateful for your generous support of the Parish. Banker's Orders amount to an average of £4400 per month.
ORDERS, GIFT AID AND WILLS
Have you thought of using a Bankers Order? It assists us with the safe handling of cash. Have you signed a Gift Aid Form? If you pay tax, then every £1 you give to the Parish is worth £1.28 to us. Would you consider remembering Saint Peter's in your will?
PETER'S PENCE COLLECTION
Last weekend's collection for Peter's Pence amounted to £391.86 - many thanks.
Next weekend's readers are Margaret Brogan Vigil, Annie Watt 10.00 am and Alfie Agostini 12.00 noon.
BULLETIN AND WORSHIP SHEETS
Notices for inclusion in the Bulletin need to be here by Thursday of each week. After Mass we would be grateful if you would return the worship sheets to the boxes for use at a later Mass.
TOWNS CHURCHES CRUISE
The Charity Evening Cruise will take place on Wednesday 30 July. All the churches in Ardrossan are combining for the cruise. Profits go the Vine Trust for work in South America. The cruise leaves Ardrossan Harbour at 6.15 pm and should return around 9.15 pm. Tickets are £18 and £8. All tickets are sold.
During July and August we are unable to get as much help with the Sunday Mass as we are used to. We will try to ensure the singing, the serving, the Readings and the Eucharistic assistance is as usual but please bear with us during the holiday period. The Parish Centre is having some new flooring laid and there is some maintenance work going on. The Children's Liturgy will resume in August.
A short meeting to agree a constitution and to form a committee to raise funds for Father John will be held at 7 pm on Monday 14 July the Ardrossan Youth Club hut in Stanley Road. We hope to raise money to send to Father John in December. Any one interested will be most welcome. Lilian's tea party had the worst weather of the 'summer' so far but still managed to raise some funds. Many events are ongoing. The sponsored walk on Saturday 5 July brought out plenty of you. Many thanks to Marlene Crichton for the organisation who will gratefully receive sponsor money. Canon Matt hopes to hold a Parish Barbecue and needs some help - with the weather - and volunteers. It will be on a Sunday afternoon at the end of July or beginning of August. Have you got an idea for raising funds?
YOUTH DAY 2008
Our Prayers go with Father Jim Hayes, Father Stephen McGrattan and the twenty-five young pilgrims who are off this week to the World Youth Day in Sydney, Australia. They have saved and worked hard to make it possible and there has been a lot of help from the Diocese, our Parish community and individuals. May God keep them all safe and may His grace come to them as they gather with Pope Benedict and young Catholics from every part of the world to celebrate their Faith. The theme is 'You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you and you will be My witnesses.'. World Youth Day is in fact a couple of weeks of preparation, celebration and reflection as Pope Benedict teaches the Young Church the message of Jesus.
IGNATIAN PRAYER GROUP
The Ignatian Prayer Group will meet again after the summer holiday.
HUMAN EMBRYOLOGY AND FERTILISATION BILL
If we do nothing, we cannot blame anybody else for a horrendous Human Embryology and Fertilisation Bill becoming law. Write and ask our Member of Parliament, Katy Clark to vote to require 'informed consent' with which a woman gets all the facts about abortion to be written into the bill on abortion and to vote to have a pro-life amendment to the bill. The legislation comes before Parliament in early July.
Bishop Cunningham will celebrate a Mass of thanksgiving for all the hard work and dedication given to the Church by all volunteers in parishes. The Mass will be celebrated in Saint Margaret's Cathedral, Ayr on Sunday 14 September at 3.30 pm. A good attendance would be greatly appreciated as this is the first time a Mass of thanksgiving has been held. Notices for numbers will be displayed in August to ascertain whether a bus should be ordered.
VISIT TO SAINT PETER'S WEBSITE
On 26 June, Saint Peter's website had its 30000th visit since it was launched on 13 July 2005. The site has over 900 pages, 500 photographs, 200 bulletins between 1960 and 2008, 5000 links, some audio clips of the choir and has been viewed in at least 38 countries. It contains many articles on past and present spiritual and community life in Saint Peter's. Canon Matt and the website author are very grateful to those who have accessed the site, lent photographs, passed on stories, identified errors, made suggestions and expressed compliments. The aims of the site are to make parishioners aware of current events and record our history. If you can help with this project, please contact WebsiteAuthor@SaintPeterinChains.net.
HELP REQUIRED WITH THE NURSERY
The Nursery outside wall and the boundary wall with the adjacent property need pointing. Any help will be gratefully received.
MEALS - PLEASE CAN YOU HELP?
Mary's Meals works with some of the poorest people in the third world countries such as Malawi, Liberia, Peru, Ecuador, India and Uganda, amongst others. Mary's Meals offers help by collecting unwanted goods. They then send the goods donated as aid or raise funds through shops for overseas projects. The annual uplift visit will be on Sunday 7 September. From Thursday 4 to Saturday 6 September, your donations can be left in the foyer of the Parish Centre but not at other times as we need to use the Centre and the foyer. If you are unable to bring your own goods, please contact Frank Coulter. Mary's Meals will also sell raffle tickets. Photographs of recent years' visits by Scottish International Relief are on the Pictures page.
BY SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP
A new support group for those who have been bereaved by suicide meets in the Daniel Coffey Suite, North West Area Centre, Western Road, Kilmarnock, KA13 1 NQ on the last Thursday of every month from 6.30 to 8.30 pm. The next meeting is on 24 July. More information can be obtained by telephoning 0141 959 1387.
North Ayrshire Council Social Services Throughcare Team is looking to recruit supported carers for young people leaving care. An allowance and ongoing support are available for anyone able to offer a place within their home for a young person. If you are interested please contact Tom Cullen on 01294 602527.
OF CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS - MISSION STATEMENT
The Catholic Church in Scotland is concerned with the lives, safety, wholeness and well-being of each individual person within God's purpose for everyone. It seeks to safeguard the welfare of people of all ages who are involved in whatever capacity with the Church and its organisations. As a Church community, we accept that it is the responsibility of all of us, ordained, professed, paid and voluntary members, to work together to prevent the physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect of children, young people and vulnerable adults.