BULLETIN                                           24 AUGUST 2008



Saturday 23 August

Mass at 10.00 am for Moira Campbell
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Andrew McCarroll

Sunday 24 August
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for the parishioners
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for the parishioners  
Monday 25 August
Mass at 10.00 am for Catherine Fitzsimmons
Tuesday 26 August
Mass at 10.00 am for Isabella Welsh
Wednesday 27 August
Mass at 10.00 pm for the McCarroll family
Thursday 28 August
Vigil Mass at 7.00 pm for the Stewart family
Friday 29 August

Mass at 7.00 pm for Mona Smith

Saturday 30 August
Mass at 10.00 am for Rose Doyle
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Johnny Kelly


Sunday 24 August
11.00 am
1.00 pm

Tea and Coffee after Mass
Private Function

Monday 25 August
9.30 to 11.30 am
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Parents and Toddlers
Weight Watchers
Saint Vincent de Paul Society  

Tuesday 26 August
11.00 am
1.00 to 3.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm

Legion of Mary
Thursday Club

Keep Fit 

Wednesday 27 August
6.00 to 7.00 pmBarakuda Karate
Thursday 28 August
1.30 to 3.00 pm
6.30 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Friday 29 August
9.30 to 11.30 am

Parents and Toddlers

Saturday 30 August
1.00 pm

Private Function

Please remember in your prayers:
   Mary Kate MacCormack and Mrs B Power
who died recently and
   Jim McManus 1997, Catherine Fitzsimmons 2004, Giocondo Michelin 1959,
   Catherine Bell Boyle 2004, Mick Smith 1998, Elizabeth Taylor 1951,
   Samuel Taylor 1969, Mary McCann 1987, Joseph Doyle 2005,
   John Kelly 2004, Sister Mary Peter 1999, James McGrattan 1982
   and John Stewart whose anniversaries occur at this time.

Last weekend's collection amounted to £889.78. We are grateful for your generous support of the Parish. Banker's Orders amount to an average of £4400 per month.

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?

Last weekend's collection for the Parish Centre amounted to £385.01 - many thanks.

Next weekend's readers are Louise Moore at 5.30 pm, Annie Watt 10.00 am and Angela Body 12.00 noon.

The Parish Office is normally staffed each weekday from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm. Outside of these times, there may be someone there or you can leave a message on 464063.

Mass Leaflets are our way of providing you with the Sunday Readings and the music for Mass. You are welcome to take one home or to the housebound. If you are not doing so, we would be grateful if you would return the Mass leaflets to the boxes for use at a later Mass. Please try not to leave bulletins and leaflets on the seat. It makes you and the Church look untidy. Thanks.

Saint Peter's is one of Ayrshire's seventy finest buildings open to the public on Sunday 7 September. The Church will be open - as it usually is - to visitors from the 12.00 noon Mass till about 4.00 pm.

The Thursday Club resumes on Tuesday 26 August from 1.00 to 3.00 pm in the Parish Centre.

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. The is a list in the porch to ascertain whether a bus should be ordered. Alternatively, the 585 bus from Ardrossan drops within ten minutes of the Cathedral.

Mary's Meals works with some of the poorest pe
ople 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. Currently targeted items are clothing and bedding in any condition; other items such as shoes, bags, jewellery and accessories, books, records, CDs, DVDs, bric-a-brac, ornaments, china, kitchenware, pictures, curtains, small rugs in saleable condition. Mary's Meals have to dispose of a large amount of donated items such as furniture which only adds to its overheads. On average, two black bags of clothing including rags earns £6. The sum of £5.30 feeds a child for a year! Mary's Meals could not survive without your kind donations. Photographs of recent years' visits by Scottish International Relief are on the Pictures page.

Is anyone interested in going to the Passion Play in Oberammergau in 2010? It could be a seven day tour of Bavaria with one or two nights in Oberammergau or a three day trip to Munich and Oberammergau, depending on interest. If you are interested, please contact Janet in Beith. Some interest is being shown and a travel agent is working on it. The Play runs from May till October, so it is a matter of finding dates, prices, and so on. At the moment, the organisers are only looking for interest, not bookings.

The annual pilgrimage to Saint Ninian's Cave will be on Sunday 31 August. Mass will be celebrated at 4.00 pm at the Cave and at 4.45 pm in the Church in Whithorn for those who cannot make the journey to the Cave. We will share the bus from Saltcoats. Please phone 463461 to reserve a place.

The Children's Liturgy will resume for three to five year olds and Primary 1 to Primary 3 pupils on Sunday 7 September. The Children's sacramental programme will start a couple of weeks later.

50/50 CLUB
Congratulations to July's four £25 winners, Rotha Timpany 144, David Atkins 14, Iain Carr 98 and Doris Coulter 202. £1000 has been given to Parish Funds. August's draw will take place next weekend. Good luck to all. The next collection is due in September so please make sure you are up to date before the bonus draw for £100. Many thanks to all our members for their continued support. New members are always very welcome. To join, please contact Mrs Sammons.

We have had a health and survey done and there are some things which require to be done. Cars are travelling into and out of the car park too quickly so signs with a five miles per hour limit are going up. New first aid equipment will be available at the stall and in the Parish Centre. We are looking at a 'zebra' type of marking on the path where pedestrians cross the car park entrance. New fire notices and emergency lighting will have to be displayed in the Church and Centre and a designated assembly point will be marked in the car park. We are looking for a few members of a Health and Safety committee to oversee all of this. If you can help, please tell
Canon Matt.

If you can never find the time to give blood, here it is - Civic Centre, Glasgow Street, Ardrossan on Wednesday 3 September from 2.30 to 3.45 pm and 5.15 to 7.30 pm.

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.