BULLETIN                            8 FEBRUARY 2009



Saturday 7 February
Mass at 10.00 am for Eammon Lennon
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Retzbach and Cunningham families
Sunday 8 February
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for the parishioners, especially those who are sick  
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for those whose anniversary is this week
Monday 9 February
Mass at 10.00 am for John and Catherine Cahill  
Tuesday 10 February
Mass at 10.00 am for Eammon Lennon
Wednesday 11 February
Mass at 10.00 am for Hugh Kelly
Thursday 12 February
Mass at 7.00 pm for Mr Sallens
Friday 13 February

Mass at 10.00 am for Deirdre McCartin

Saturday 14 February
Mass at 10.00 am for James McLaughlin
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Addie Hissey


Sunday 8 February
11.00 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 9 February
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Weight Watchers
Saint Vincent de Paul Society  

Tuesday 10 February
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 11 February
6.00 to 7.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm
7.30 pm

Special Religious Education Group (SPRED) and guests
Ignatian Prayer Group

Thursday 12 February
1.30 to 3.00 pmCardiac Rehabilitation
Friday 13 February
9.20 for 7.30 pm

Burns Supper

Please remember in your prayers:
   Sister Anne-Marie Quigg who is celebrating her Silver Jubilee of Religious Profession,
   Kerr and Ellen Carson who are celebrating their Golden Wedding,
   Patricia Murphy and Elizabeth McPike who died recently and
   Patrick McGinn 1999, Pamela McIntosh 1999, Cesare Scott 2002, Baby Sophie Kerr 2008,
   Father G J Giblin SCJ 2001, Catherine Cahill 1977, Mary Delahunt 2008, Eliza Jane McKay,
   Ann Jane Fitzsimmons, John McIlhatton 1954, Chrissie Welsh 2006, Canon Robert McCliment,
   Mary Hall 1989, Isa and Bill Brown and Bernard and Susan Burns
   whose anniversaries occur at this time and those who are sick.
   Information for the anniversary list is appreciated.

Last weekend's Offertory collection amounted to £817.65. 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 Education Sunday amounted to £454.522 - very well done and many thanks.
This charity seeks to help the poorest members of the Church throughout the

Next weekend's readers are Louise Moore at 5.30 pm, Annie Watt at 10.00 am and Harry Sammons and Marade Griffin at 12.00 noon. For a parish of our size we really have a
very small cohort of readers. Surely you could exercise this ministry?

We are short of special ministers of Holy Communion - especially for the 12 noon Mass. Please give your name to
Canon Matt. As with the readers, you donít have to be extra holy or extra good - just one of Godís children willing to serve the community by giving of your time and energy. Some of our sick and elderly are not able to get Holy Communion at home due to no special minister able to go to them regularly. So, in Church or taking communion to someone at home - you could help.

The Burns Supper will be held in the Parish Centre on Friday 13 February 2009. 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.
Canon Matt, Bill Andrew, Theresa Coulter, George McGrattan, Ciaran Sinclar and Aimee Taylor are among others taking part. Due to call-off, we can accomodate about six more people but we must know early in the week. Patrons are asked to be seated by 7.20 for a prompt start at 7.30 pm. 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.

Thank you to those who have already filled a Parish Records form in. The list we are using to find you all is from Father Lynchís time and is pretty much out of date with people moving, changing phone numbers, moving in ans so on. Would you oblige us by filling in a form and placing it in the box? Even if you think that we have your information, we are lacking some basic information such as first names, postcodes and so on. If your phone number is ex-directory, please mark that. All information will be kept confidential. This means that you cannot phone here for someoneís address - data protection does not allow that. Filling in the form is simply a polite request to assist us Ė you certainly do not have to do it.

Hospitalité de Notre Dame de Lourdes is the group which organises the pilgrimage to Lourdes every second year. Our group will be going on pilgrimage from 6 to 13 July this year. In order to ensure the pilgrimage is a success, the group is in urgent need of trained nurses and carers to work as part of a medical team caring for the sick pilgrims of our diocese. Male and female helpers for general duties are also required. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Debbie Gillon on 07531 016747. Thank you.

The Chidren's Liturgy is always looking for helpers. Volunteers cannot simply be recruited as they are required - we are subject to a strict regime from Disclosure Scotland. This means all volunteers have to complete the form and then await clearance but 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! Please note that if you have not been 'disclosed' you cannot join the children at their Liturgy. You must simply leave them in the hall. If the children are unwilling to stay with the volunteers on duty you might have to wait till they are older and able to do so. Older brothers and sisters cannot just go with them. We have signed up to a strict policy that only those who have been 'disclosed' can be with the children and there can be no exceptions.

Galloway Lourdes Hospitalité is the group that organises the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes. Its Annual General Meeting, preceded by Mass with anointing of the sick, will be held on Sunday 15 February at 3.30 pm in Sacred Heart Parish, Girvan. Tea and coffee will be served after Mass. All are welcome.


Esther and Frank Coulter wish to thank Bessie and the ladies at the stall for raising money at their recent raffle for the
HCPT - The Pilgrimage Trust and the Innocents.

The Parish Nursery will close on Friday 6 February and reopen on Tuesday 17 February. The Toddler Group will be closed on February 9, 13 and 16 and reopen Friday 20. A few afternoon places are available in the nursery starting in August 2009 for children who have reached their third birthday. For more information and to register phone Josephine.

Congratulations to Sister Anne-Marie Quigg on her Silver Jubilee of Profession and to Kerr and Ellen Carson who celebrated their Golden Wedding on 6 February.

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.