BULLETIN                                       7 SEPTEMBER 2008



Saturday 6 September

Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for the Retzbach family

Sunday 7 September
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for the parishioners
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for the parishioners  
Monday 8 September
Mass at 10.00 am for Annie McCormick
Tuesday 9 September
No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass will be offered for Harry Currie.
Wednesday 10 September
Mass at 10.00 pm for Rena McNairney
Thursday 11 September
No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass will be offered for Harry Currie.
Friday 12 September

Mass at 10.00 am for Harry Currie

Saturday 13 September
No Mass at 10.00 am in Saint Peter's
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Michael McDermott   


Saturday 6 September
6.00 pm

Private Function

Sunday 7 September
11.00 am
1.00 pm

Tea and Coffee after Mass
Uplift of donations for Mary's Meals.

Monday 8 September
9.30 to 11.30 am
5.30 to 6.30 pm
6.30 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Parents and Toddlers
Weight Watchers
Saint Vincent de Paul Society  

Tuesday 9 September
11.00 am
1.00 to 3.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Legion of Mary
Thursday Club

Keep Fit
Saint Anne's Guild

Ignatian Prayer Group

Wednesday 10 September
6.00 to 7.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm
Barakuda Karate
Special Religious Education Group (SPRED) - leaders only  
Thursday 11 September
1.30 to 3.00 pm
6.30 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Friday 12 September
9.30 to 11.30 am

Parents and Toddlers

Please remember in your prayers:
   Thomas Wright of our Parish, Michael Pollock (Stevenston) and Frank Cassidy (Stevenston)
who died recently and
   Marie White (McManus) 1997, Rona McNamara 2005, Catherine Campbell 2003, James Duffin 1960,
   Florence Slavin 1998, James Moore 1998, Father Martin McCluskey 1996, Mary Mitchell 2004,
   Gladys Moore 2006, Mr and Mrs Daniel Brown, Bridget McLaughlin 1997, Jane McKechan 1998,
   Mary Crossan 1981, Samuel Cambridge 2005, John Hazelton 1974, Nan Caddis 2006 and
   John Burns 1997 whose anniversaries occur at this time.

Last weekend's collection amounted to £787.85. 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 £378.84 - many thanks.

Next weekend's readers are Margaret Munn 5.30 pm, Michael Clarke 10.00 am and Ronnie Cairns 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.

Congratulations to:
   Jack Cambeiro and Melanie Jackson who were married recently
   Valerie McFadyen and Kevin Robertson who are marrying this weekend
   Albert and Sarah Carrino who are celebrating their Golden Wedding and
   Bert and Jean White who are also celebrating their Golden Wedding
May God bless them all and give them His love.

Bishop Cunningham has had to calncel the parish Volunteers Mass
in Saint Margaret's Cathedral, Ayr on 14 September. A Sunday afternoon has proved to be difficult for most people.

Maria Paterson raised £110 for the Father John Fund from her sponsored cycle around Millport and thanks everyone who contributed. The Fund continues and we have sent him £1000 for his work in Africa. It seems that his next port of call may well be the Mission to Immigrants in Italy that was first intended. Details are proving difficult but are now progressing. We’ll keep you informed.

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 will be done today at 1.00 pm. Donations can be left in the foyer of the Parish Centre. 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.

The Children's Liturgy will resume for three to five year olds and Primary 1 to Primary 3 pupils today. The Children's Sacramental Programme has begun and their Sunday Liturgy will start on the first Sunday of October.

Saint Anne's Guild has restarted and new members are welcome. The Guild meets in the Parish Centre on Tuesday evenings at 7.00 pm.

A one day Healing Conference and Healing Service will be held on Saturday 13 September at 10.00 am to 4.00 pm by Monsignor Michael Buckley. It will be held in the Couper Institute, 86 Clarkston Road, Glasgow. Please bring a packed lunch.

We are continuing with Health and Safety improvements.
There is now a five mile per hour speed limit within the Church Grounds. Please be especially careful when services are about to begin or end and when delivering children to the Nursery. New first aid equipment is now available at the stall and in the Parish Centre. The gate to the children’s play area will normally be locked, especially on a Sunday morning, when not in use. During the Sunday teas, unsupervised children are continuing to cause damage and throw rubbish from the bins into the play area. Each Monday morning, the Nursery staff are faced with a necessary clean-up before the area can be used. Finally we are looking for a few members of a Health and Safety committee.  Please phone the Parish Office if you are interested.

We acknowledge a legacy of £1000 from the estate of Tom McKay for Parish funds.  Similar legacies for Masses and funeral expenses, for the Saint Vincent de Paul Society and HCPT The Pilgrimage Trust for handicapped children have been disbursed from Tom’s estate.  Tom also remembered the Missions in his will.

Canon Matt will be on holiday
from 8 to 25 September. Father Hayes (463461) and Father Polland (463225) will take emergency calls and deal with funerals. During Canon Matt's holiday, Mass will be offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10.00 am by Father Gabriel.  There will be no Mass on Tuesday morning, Thursday evening or Saturday morning.  Masses at the weekend will be as usual. Canon Quinlan will say the Saturday evening Mass and Father Kinsler will say the Sunday Masses. During his holiday, Canon Matt will offer Mass for the intentions you have requested including Annie McCormick, Harry Currie, Rena McNairney, Michael McDermot, Jimmy Mulhearn, Mrs A Gibbons, Desmond McGarvey, Kenneth McLeod, Michael Pollock and Jim McLaughlin.  If you asked for a special day, your request will be honoured as far as possible. While he is away, Canon Matt will baptise the four youngest members of his extended family.

The Ignatian Prayer Groups meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 7.30 pm, the second Tuesday at 7.30 pm and every last Tuesday at 2.00 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.