BULLETIN                                           18 JULY 2010



Saturday 17 July
Mass at 10.00 am for Andy McVeigh
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Tom Atkins
Sunday 18 July
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for Robert Macrae
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for the parishioners and Annie McGrath
Monday 19 July
Mass at 10.00 am for Brian Narducci
Tuesday 20 July

Mass at 10.00 am for Tom Atkins

Wednesday 21 July

Mass at 10.00 am for Bobby McLaren and John Carrick

Thursday 22 July
Mass at 10.00 am for Sheelagh Kelly
Friday 23 July

Mass at 10.00 am for Monsignor B Murphy

Saturday 24 July
Mass at 10.00 am for Tommy Coulter
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for those who are sick

The Mass intention list is just over two weeks ahead. Please notify anniversaries as early as you can. Thanks.
Any changes to the above times caused, for example, by a funeral will be notified on the home page of this website.


Sunday 18 July

11.00 am
12 noon to 1.00 pm

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 19 July
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm
Weight Watchers
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Tuesday 20 July
11.00 am
7.15 to 8.15 pm

Legion of Mary
Keep Fit

Wednesday 21 July
6.00 to 7.00 pm
7.00 pm

Zumba Fitness

Thursday 22 July
1.30 to 3.00 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Please remember in your prayers:
   Canon Eugene Matthews, Father John Roberts (Glasgow) and Marian Irving (Coatbridge) who died recently;
   Gavin Finnegan 2007, Robert Macrae, Annie McGrath 2002, Monsignor John Barry 2003,
   Gordon Joseph Cardinal Gray 1993, Geoffrey Kelly 1906, John McJay 1993, Brian Narducci 2000,
   Charlie Gribben 2002, Julia Grogan 1971, Agnes McCourt 2000, Elizabeth Nicholson 2003, Bobby McLaren 2007,
   Mary McPolin 1987, Joseph Mulgrew 2002, Margaret Donnelly 1953, Rebecca Murray 2004, Julia Petrie 2009,
   Alex Quigg 1997 and Annie Quigg 1972 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 £695.91 - many thanks. We are grateful for your generous support of the parish and the diocese to which we pay a monthly levy of £1250.

Last weekend's collection for the Parish Centre amounted to
£303.23 - many thanks.

Have you thought of using a Bankers Order? It assists us with the safe handling of cash. Banker's Orders for the Parish and Centre amount to an average of £3800 per month. Forms are available.

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. Forms are available.

Would you consider remembering Saint Peter's in your will?

Next weekend's readers are Margaret Munn at 5.30 pm, Annie Watt at 10.00 am and Alfie Agostini at 12 noon.

Next weekend's altar servers are Group 2 at 5.30 pm, Group 4 at 10.00 and Group 7 at 12 noon.

Next Sunday's teas will be served by Sharon McLaughlin’s team.

Canon Eugene Matthews, former parish priest of the Church of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary in Girvan, died on 16 July. May he rest in peace. He will be brought to the Girvan Church on Wednesday at 6.30 pm. His Requiem Mass will be on Thursday at 12 noon followed by his burial.

Pope Benedict XVI will visit the United Kingdom from Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 September. The Pope will spend Thursday 16 in Scotland. He will celebrate Mass in Bellahouston Park, Glasgow in the early evening of that day - the only public event. The Office for the Papal Visit has written to say that tickets will be available, transport will be arranged, no private cars will permitted within 45 minutes walk of the Park, shuttle buses will bring people to and from the Park to the designated bus parking area. All of the arrangements have to be finalised with Glasgow City Council and Strathclyde Police. Full details will be made public soon and we are urged not to make any private arrangements until full information is available.

There are Gift Aid forms you can use for the Papal Visit collection. If you put something in the collection, please fill in a form and drop it in. An envelope with 'Papal Visit' can be used to contribute at any time.
Our total to date is £756.90.

Heart Speaks Unto Heart is a booklet to prepare for the Papal Visit and is available free at the stall.

The latest edition of Galloway News, the diocesan magazine, is available at the stall.

Are you visiting us for Mass? Please know that you are very welcome. During the 10.00 am Mass there is a Children’s Liturgy provided for preschool children, children in Primaries 1 to 3 and a Sacramental Programme for children in Primary 4. After the 10.00 am Mass, tea, coffee cakes and buns are available in the Parish Centre. At all of our weekend Masses, we have a second collection for our Parish Centre debt.

There will be an evening sail to Arran on Thursday 22 July. The ferry will leave Ardrossan Harbour at 6.00 pm and we will stay on board at Brodick then return to Ardrossan at 8.15 pm. We will meet at Ferry Terminal where you can buy your own tickets. Feel free to call off if weather is bad. Bring a picnic supper and a little to share. We can meet on deck and enjoy the evening sail. This is the poor man’s substitute for the Waverley which is not calling at Ardrossan this year.

World Youth Day is an international festival of Catholic faith with Pope Benedict XVI and thousands of young people from all over the world. In 2011, a group will be taking part from Galloway Diocese. It will leave on 11 August, travel through the port of Santander and spend a weekend in the city of Salamanca. They will then travel to Madrid to be with the Pope from 16 to 21 August. Once the Pope celebrates the final Mass, the Galloway group will leave Spain and arrive back home on 23 August. To take part in this event, you must be sixteen years old by the 31 July 2011. The total cost of the trip will be £800. Booking forms are available from Father Martin Chambers on 01563 533587 or Mhartino2004@yahoo.co.uk. To book a place a non-refundable deposit of £50 should be sent to Father Martin by 1 August 2010.

The annual diocesan pilgrimage to Whithorn will take place on Sunday 29 August. Mass will be celebrated at Saint Ninian’s Cave at 4.00 pm and at the Church in the town at 4.45 pm.

Rena is a project to recycle good furniture to people who are granted new tenancies. Many of them are homeless and have very little to furnish a house or flat. If you have furniture to donate, could spare some time to volunteer office skills or drive the van, please phone 07743 497115 during office hours.

Fresh Start is a project to give starter packs to people moving from homelessness into permanent housing. The packs include towels, soap, cutlery, light bulbs, tin openers, soap, toothpaste and so on. Leaflets are available and there will be a box in the porch. Some of these items will have to be new to be suitable. Contact Sadie O’Reilly or phone 07563 724421 to volunteer your help or to ask for more information.

50/50 CLUB
Congratulations to the June 50/50 Club winners who each receive £25.
   29 Rose McCann, 270 Beryl Meechan, 104 Michelle Morton, 263 Stuart McDonald
The next draw will take place at the end of July. Any outstanding membership renewals should be forwarded to the Promotor as soon as possible. You need to be in it to win it. New members can join at any time. Just call Myriame Sammons on 469006.

Lourdes water is available from Pam McGlynn at the stall. Please bring a small bottle or purchase one the stall. This water is not blessed water but comes from the Grotto at Lourdes and is free. Committee members thank all who supported the recent Bingo in aid of Parish Lourdes Group funds. The sum raised was £360. Sincere thanks to all for your continuing support. A Mass will be offered in Lourdes next week for all our benefactors. Anyone interested in joining the Parish Lourdes Group please phone Harry Sammons on 469006.

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul would like to invite any interested person over eighteen years of age to join Saint Peter’s Conference and take part in the work of the Society in making contact with and assisting those who need help or support in the local Community of Ardrossan. This involves attending the weekly meeting on a Monday evening which lasts about one hour, taking a turn in assisting with the box collection after Sunday Masses and visiting those who have requested assistance normally in twos no more than one hour during the week. If you feel you may be able to help with this work, please give your name and telephone number to any member of the Society. Thank you for your help.

Ted Procter would like to thank all the people who made his ninetieth birthday such a pleasant occasion and for all the presents and monetary gifts that he received. He is donating to two charities that he supports with £200 to Marie Curie Cancer Care and £200 to Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital. Thank you once again.

Our Insurers and the Diocese require us to have all small electrical items in the Church, Parish Centre and house every year. These include kettles, toasters and so on. We are looking for someone qualified to do this and are happy to discuss the costs.

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.