BULLETIN                                   11 JANUARY 2009



Saturday 10 January

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Frank Clark
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for a special intention - MGH

Sunday 11 January
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention - MMD
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for the parishioners
Monday 12 January
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Danny Higgins
Tuesday 13 January
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention
Wednesday 14 January
Mass at 10.00 am for Mark Shanks
Thursday 15 January
No Mass in Saint Peter's
Friday 16 January

Mass at 10.00 am for Sarah and Patrick Braniff

Saturday 17 January
Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention - JC
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for a special intention - MW


Saturday 10 January
7.00 pmPrivate Function
Sunday 11 January
11.00 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 12 January
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 13 January
11.00 am
1.00 to 3.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm
7.30 pm

Legion of Mary
Thursday Club

Keep Fit
Saint Anne's Guild

Ignatian Prayer Group

Wednesday 14 January
2.00 to 4.00 pm
6.00 to 7.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm

North Ayrshire Support Services
Special Religious Education Group (SPRED) - leaders only  

Thursday 15 January
1.30 to 3.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Friday 16 January
9.30 to 11.30 am

Parents and Toddlers

Saturday 17 January
7.00 pm

Private Function

Please remember in your prayers:
   Frank Clark and Danny Higgins of our Parish and Michael McGarry (Glasgow) who died recently and
   Christine Cassidy 1998, Roy White 1993, John Aitken 2001, Mary Donnelly 2006, Kathleen Tritschler 2006,
   Cecilia McCurdie 2005, James McNamara 1982, David Stirling 2004, Mary Guilfoyle 2005,
   Ishbel McCarroll 1983, Monica McDonald 1997, Mary Coulter 1978, Elizabeth Walsh 2005,
   Theresa McDermott 2000, James Murray 1972, George Agostini 2006 and Rena Scullion 2008
   whose anniversaries occur at this time and those who are sick.

Last weekend's Offertory collection amounted to £774.21. We are grateful for your generous support of the Parish. Banker's Orders amount to an average of £4000 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 Justice and Peace amounted to £511.42 - many thanks.

Next weekend's readers are Katrina Pollock at 5.30 pm, Annie Watt at 10.00 am and Ronnie Cairns at 12.00 noon. A new readers' rota has been sent out. New readers are always welcome. Please talk to Canon Matt about it.

The Burns Supper will be held in the Parish Centre on Friday 13 February 2009. Tickets are on sale at the Parish Office. Ex-Provost Drew Duncan OBE will propose The Immortal Memory, Kenny Gibson MSP will propose the Toast to the Lassies and the reply will be given by Reverend Dorothy Granger of Barony Saint John's Church. Further details of this and previous Burns Suppers are on Saint Peter's website.

There is a leaflet which indicates the events we will try to organise and have room for suggestions. The Parish Centre is well used for private functions but there are few Parish functions and we need to remedy that if we are to make the Centre viable. You support it well with the second collection, so how about using it a bit more? We need the support.

The list we are using to find you all is from
Father Lynch's time and is pretty much out of date with people moving, changing phone numbers, newly moved in and so on. Would you oblige us by filling in a green address form and placing it in the box? If your phone number is ex-directory, please mark that. All information will be kept confidential. This means that you cannot phone here for someone's address - data protection does not allow that. Filling in the form is simply a polite request to assist us - you certainly do not have to do it.

The Legion of Mary meets in the Parish Centre on Tuesday mornings at 11.00 am. If you have time for prayer and to visit the sick and housebound then the Legion would like to welcome you as a member. What about coming along to the meeting and observing? You will be very welcome.

The Saint Vincent de Paul Society
meets in the Parish Centre on Monday evenings at 7.00 pm. New members - men and women - are always welcome. The Society exists for the sanctification of its members and for the relief of the poor, assisting where there is need. You would be welcome at a meeting so that you can get an idea of the prayer and work of the Society.

On Mondays 12, 19 and 26 January 2009, Father Stephen Motroni will give talks on Saint Paul in Saint Mary's Church Hall in Irvine from 7.30 to 9.30 pm. All are welcome as are donations to support Smithstone House Sacred Heart Fathers in Kilwinning.

A new Children's Liturgy rota has been sent to all helpers. Please remember to arrange cover if you are unable to attend. Please note that only volunteers with Disclosure from Saint Peter's are allowed to assist with the Children's Liturgy. Parents and grandparents are invited to bring the children but you cannot remain when other children are present if you have not filled in a Disclosure form. Sorry - we have to follow the regulations. We are struggling for helpers. If there are not enough, we will reluctantly have to consider closing the service. Volunteers cannot simply be recruited as they are required. We are subject to a strict regime from Disclosure Scotland. This means that all volunteers have to complete the form and then await clearance. We need some more volunteers to ensure that there is a rota and that you are not on too frequently. Please give your name to Annie Watt or
Canon Matt. If your child is due to receive the Sacraments next year, this would be a good time to volunteer! Do it today!

Canon Matt will be away from Monday 12 till Friday 16 January. Father Gabriel will offer the morning Masses but there will be no Mass on the evening of Thursday 15. The Parish Office will be staffed as usual. Father Jim Hayes ( 463461) and Father Martin Poland (463225) are available to assist.

Children who attain the age of five years between 1 March 2009 and 28 February 2010 should be registered for education during the week commencing or Monday 12 January. Registration at Saint Peter's Primary School will be by appointment at the following times:
   Monday  11.10 to 11.50 am
   Tuesday  9.00 to 10.00 am and 1.45 to 2.35 pm
   Wednesday  9.00 to 10.00 am, 11.10 to 11.50 am and 1.45 to 2.45 pm.
Please call in person or by telephone 462554 to arrange an appointment. Birth and Baptismal Certificates should be presented at time of registration. The staff looks forward to meeting you.

Please add the names and dates of children due to be confirmed and receive First Holy Communion to the list in the porch.

We may need to replace the front doors of the Church. The two sets of side doors were replaced by insurance claims after storm damage but the main doors are warped by the weather and there is great difficulty locking them. It may be possible to refurbish rather than replace the doors. The Church is a grade A listed building so work on the doors will have to be specialised and we will have to take account of the rain and wind the doors are subjected to. I will try to get a price and then get back to you. The envelopes were a great help in paying for the carpet. You can still make a donation and if you pay tax and put your name and address on an envelope, we get Gift Aid on the donation. Very many thanks to all those who contributed so generously. The current total is £6535.

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.