BULLETIN                           15 FEBRUARY 2009



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 15 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 16 February
Mass at 10.00 am for James McLaren
Tuesday 17 February
Mass at 10.00 am for Bernard and Susan Burns
Wednesday 18 February
Mass at 10.00 am for Jean Wylie
Thursday 19 February
Mass at 7.00 pm for Kelly Smith
Friday 20 February

Mass at 10.00 am for Sarah Burns

Saturday 21 February
Mass at 10.00 am for Peter and Margaret Mitchell
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Avril Cullis


Sunday 15 February
11.00 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 16 February
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Weight Watchers
Saint Vincent de Paul Society  

Tuesday 17 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 18 February
6.00 to 7.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Special Religious Education Group (SPRED)  

Thursday 19 February
1.30 to 3.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Friday 20 February
9.30 to 11.30 am

Parents and Toddlers

Saturday 21 February
1.30 pm
7.30 pm

Private Party
Private Party

Please remember in your prayers:
   Catherine McIlroy and Linda Farrell (funeral from
Saint John's Church, Stevenston) of our parish,
   Canon Sam McGinness (Parish Priest, Saint Bride's Church, West Kilbride), Archie McLaren,
   Christopher Dolan (Australia), Isabella Gallagher and Sam Gilchrist (Irvine) who died recently and
   Mary Hall 1989, Patricketta Maxwell 2004, Catherine Morrison 197l, James McLaren 1964,
   Patrick Kelly 1989, Rose Walker 1985, Ellen Reilly 1954, Nathan Murray-Collier 2005, Jean Wylie,
   Helen Clark 1973, Francis Clark 1953, Kelly Smith 2007, George Monaghan 2004 and
   Patsy McDonald 1993 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 £733.16. 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 the Parish Centre amounted to £393.33 - many thanks.

Father Donato Godfredo of the Comboni Missionaries is here this weekend for a Mission Appeal. The appeal means that today’s second collection is for the Comboni Missions. Having this appeal so hard on the heels of the Education Sunday collection, the Aid to the Church in Need collection and not very long after Christmas places a heavy burden on your generosity and on our income to reduce the debt on the Parish Centre. The fact that they are so close is entirely my fault and I apologise. However the causes are very necessary and I simply ask you to contribute what you can. The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund Lenten appeal will be along soon and I feel we should also help Saint Matthew’s Academy in its sponsorship of its twin school, Saint Peter’s in Malawi but we can put that off for a couple of months.

The annual Mass for all members of the medical, nursing and health professions will take place today, Sunday 15 February in Saint Andrew’s Cathedral, Glasgow at 12.00 noon. Mass will be followed by a reception in the Eyre Hall, Clyde Street.

Next weekend's readers are Margaret Brogan at 5.30 pm, Angela Body at 10.00 am and Tom Reid at 12.00 noon. New readers are always welcome. Please talk to Canon Matt about it. 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 readers, you don’t have to extra holy or extra good - just one of God’s 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.

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.
We have the booking details for ordinary pilgrims.

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.

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 Lynch’s 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 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 Blood Transfusion Service will be at the Civic Centre, Glasgow Street on Wednesday 25 February from 2.30 to 3.45 then 5.15 to 7.30 pm.

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.

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.

There will be a Quiz Night in Barony Church Hall on Friday 27 Feb at 7.30 pm. Bring your own bottle and pay at the door.

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.