BULLETIN                                     21 SEPTEMBER 2008



Saturday 20 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 Jim McLaughlin   

Sunday 21 September
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for the parishioners
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for the parishioners  
Monday 22 September
Mass at 10.00 am for Rena McNairney
Tuesday 23 September
No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass will be offered for Michael McDermott.
Wednesday 24 September
Mass at 10.00 am for George Dickie
Thursday 25 September
No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass will be offered for Mrs A Gibbons.
Friday 26 September

Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention

Saturday 27 September
No Mass at 10.00 am in Saint Peter's
Mass will be offered for Harry Currie.
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Sister Mary of Saint Joseph   


Sunday 21 September
11.00 am
2.00 pm

Tea and Coffee after Mass
Private Function

Monday 22 September
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Weight Watchers
Saint Vincent de Paul Society  

Tuesday 23 September
11.00 am
1.00 to 3.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Legion of Mary
Thursday Club

Keep Fit
Saint Anne's Guild

Wednesday 24 September
6.30 to 9.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm
Special Religious Education Group (SPRED) - leaders only  
Thursday 25 September
1.30 to 3.00 pm
6.30 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Friday 26 September
9.30 to 11.30 am
7.30 pm

Parents and Toddlers
Children's Centre Bingo

Please remember in your prayers:
   Frances McLaughlin
who died recently and
   Catherine McLaughlin, Mary McKernon 2007, Rita Michelini 2002, David Dunbar 2005,
   Jimmy McLaughlin 2007, Margaret Donnelly 1997, William McNamara 2001, Mary McGraa 2002,
   Sister Mary of Saint Joseph 1975, John Mackay 2002, Brian Ghosh 2002, Maureen Johnson 2003,
   William and Elizabeth Loudon and Victor and Charlotte Mitchell
   whose anniversaries occur at this time.

Last weekend's collection amounted to £741.06. 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 £330.34 - many thanks.

Next weekend's readers are Katrina Pollock at 5.30 pm, Annie Watt at 10.00 am and Jim Delahunt at 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.

Thanks to all who contributed to Mary's Meals through the raffle which raised £1013.19 and the rags-to-riches collection of 750 bags. They are grateful for all your efforts and appreciate the kindness of those who gave so generously.
Photographs of this and recent years' visits by Scottish International Relief are on the Pictures page.

The Children's Liturgy has resumed 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. If your children attend the Liturgy at any stage would you consider helping the children? Due to children and parents moving up groups, we are in need of volunteers to help with the Children's Liturgy. If you are interested, please add your name to the list on the notice board at the back of the Church or contact the Parish Office on 464063 with your details for gaining disclosure.

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.

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.

A car key was found in the Church last weekend. If you think it may be yours, please contact the Parish Office on 464063.

The Scottish Catholic Observer is now available in Crosshouse Hospital and Ayr Hospital.

Tickets are now on sale for a night of Bingo on Friday 26 September at 7.30 pm. Tickets cost £2.50 and include a cup of tea and a glass of wine. All proceeds will go to the Children's Centre. Tickets are available from the nursery or at the door.

Could we ask that all car owners take care to park within the white lines of the parking bays to ensure full use of all the spaces? A lot of effort is put in every week to keep up the appearance of the Church grounds. Could we please ask that you do not park on the grass. Thank you.

Canon Matt is 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.