BULLETIN                                          1 AUGUST 2010



Saturday 31 July
Mass at 10.00 am for those who are sick
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Rebecca and James Murray
Sunday 1 August
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for the parishioners
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for Ronnie Wilson
Monday 2 August
Mass at 10.00 am for Sheelagh Kelly
Tuesday 3 August

Mass at 10.00 am for Tommy Coulter

Wednesday 4 August

Mass at 10.00 am for Isabella Welsh

Thursday 5 August
Mass at 7.00 pm for John Maher
Friday 6 August

Mass at 10.00 am for Marian Irving

Saturday 7 August
Mass at 10.00 am for those who are sick
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Rebecca and James Murray

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 1 August

11.00 am
12 noon to 1.00 pm

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 2 August
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm
Weight Watchers
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Tuesday 3 August
11.00 am

Legion of Mary

Wednesday 4 August
6.00 to 7.00 pm
7.00 pm

Zumba Fitness

Thursday 5 August
1.30 to 3.00 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Friday 6 August
2.30 pm Private Function

Please remember in your prayers:
   Esther Ferry (Saltcoats), Janet Gee and Betty Reid (Saltcoats) who died recently;
   George Pettigrew 1988, Maureen McCubbin 2008, George Tonner 1931, Cathie McLaren 2007,
   Isabelle Rennie 2004, Robert Tumilty 1981, Mara Cheshire 2007, Laurence Hamilton 1998,
   Margaret McGuinness 2004, William Tumilty 1980, Isabella Welsh (Brownlie) 2008, Lawrence Tumilty 1993,
   Sadie Hamilton 2007, Father Jack Kerr 2001, Patrick Joseph O'Boyle 2009, Lauretta Salotti 1981,
   Alison Cook 1999, Frances Flynn 1990, James Gorman 1997, Sadie Hamilton 2007, William McGillvary 2001,
   Margaret Pacewicz 2006 and Henrietta Smith 2009 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 £799.09 - 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
£291.98 - 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 Katrina Pollock at 5.30 pm, Angela Body at 10.00 am and Marade Griffin at 12 noon.

Next weekend's altar servers are Group 2 at 5.30 pm, Group 3 at 10.00 and Group 7 at 12 noon.

Next Sunday's teas will be served by Annie Thompson’s team.

The Holy Father will celebrate Mass in Bellahouston Park, Glasgow on Thursday 16 September at 5.15 pm. The cost of the bus and the Pilgrim Pack - Mass Book, DVD and so on - for everyone in Scotland is fixed at £20 per person regardless of distance. Individual transport is not permitted, nor are people not with a registered group nor unaccompanied under-18s because of Child Protection Rules. George Poole has agreed to act as the Pilgrim Leader and to travel with the group. Because of security, the police insist that we hold a list of the names and contact details of everyone going to Bellahouston. There are booking forms circulating. Use both sides - or a sheet of paper - to give your name, address, postcode, land telephone number, mobile telephone number and email address for the list. It stays with us and will not be shared. George McGrattan has agreed to collate the names and details of everyone seeking a ticket. The priests are invited to concelebrate Mass with the Holy Father and are thus unable to stay with the group or be the Pilgrim Leader. Children and young people are very welcome but must be with an adult. Please remember that it will be a long afternoon and evening and is in the open-air when deciding if you wish to attend. We have been allocated 291 invitations and the Office for the Papal Visit want to know by Monday August 2 if we will take up our allocation. Names need to be in this weekend. Further details will be published as they become available.

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.

A group of young people from the Diocese will travel to Lourdes to assist the sick and then have a few days holiday together. The dates are 3 to 13 July 2011 and you must be between 16 and 23 years at that time. The cost is £550. Full details can be obtained from Saint Teresa’s, Glasgow Road, Dumfries, DG2 9DE, 01387 252603 or SaintTeresa97@yahoo.co.uk.

There is a box at the stall door for your stamps the proceeds of which pays the salaries of catechists in various parts of Africa.

Mary's Meals work with some of the poorest people in Third World countries. They offer help by collecting unwanted or unused clothing and bedding - all textiles - and turning them into funds to carry out their work overseas. For better clothing, they receive a better price but even from rags they can raise money. Last year, the clothing collections generated the amazing sum of approximately £76000! The raffle raised the amazing sum of £154000. Black poly bags filled with textiles could generate enough funds to feed a child in Malawi for a year - approximately £6.15. Mary's Meals are currently feeding over 400000 worldwide and with your help we hope to continue expanding our feeding programme. A room in the Parish Centre will be available all day on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 August for donations. The van will uplift after the Masses on Sunday 29 August. Mary's Meals regrets that they are unable to accept bric-a-brac or collect in the evening. Raffle tickets will be sold after all Masses that weekend.

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.

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 Picnic Sail to Arran on 22 July took place on a splendid evening and was enjoyed by everyone who was able to come.

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.

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.

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.