BULLETIN                                                 3 JULY 2011



Saturday 2 July 
Mass at 10.00 am for Sheila Brerton
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Patricia, Greta and Felix Murphy
Sunday 3 July 

Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for the congregation
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for Rosetta McKay

Monday 4 July 
No Mass in Saint Peter's - Mass in Saint Mary's Church, Saltcoats at 10.00 am
Mass offered in Lourdes for a special intention
Tuesday 5 July 

No Mass in Saint Peter's - Mass in Saint Mary's Church, Saltcoats at 10.00 am
Mass offered in Lourdes for Saint Peter's parishioners

Wednesday 6 July 

No Mass in Saint Peter's - Mass in Saint Mary's Church, Saltcoats at 10.00 am
Mass offered in Lourdes for Cathie Carroll, those who are sick and those deceased
parishioners who have birthdays and anniversaries about now

Thursday 7 July 
No Mass in Saint Peter's - Mass in Saint Mary's Church, Saltcoats at 10.00 am
Mass offered in Lourdes for Tommy Coulter, Joseph McCormick and the Donohoe family
Friday 8 July 
No Mass in Saint Peter's - Mass in Saint John's Church, Stevenston at 10.00 am
Mass offered in Lourdes for Betty and Edward McConnell
Saturday 9 July 
Mass at 10.00 am for the sick - MR
Wedding Mass at 2.00 pm for Peter and Louise
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for George McGurn

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 3 July 

11.00 am
12 noon

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 4 July 
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm
Weight Watchers
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Tuesday 5 July 
11.00 am
7.30 to 8.30 pm

Legion of Mary
Keep Fit

Wednesday 6 July 
6.00 pm
7.00 pm

Zumba Fitness

Thursday 7 July 
1.30 to 3.00 pm Cardiac Rehabilitation

Please remember in your prayers:
   George McGurn, Johnny McMillan and Barney Geraghty (County Galway) who died recently;
   Margaret Fisher 2005, Thomas Magee 1995, Rosetta McKay 1994, Ian Moran 1975, Patrick Tourish 1986,
   Andrew Toner 2010, Ryan Fleming 2002, Teresa Usher 2006, Joseph Armstrong 1998, Mary Chapman 2009,
   Father Harry Farrell 1998 and Martha Murphy 2001 whose anniversaries occur at this time
   and those who are sick.
   Holy Mass will be offered in Lourdes for those named above.
   Information for the anniversary list is appreciated.

The Sacrament of Forgiveness is available at any suitable time as well as from 4.30 pm before the Vigil Mass on Saturday evenings.

Last weekend's Offertory collection amounted to £699.08 - 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
£339.39 - 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.

Would you like collection envelopes for the coming year? Please contact the Parish Office on 464063 or add your name to the list at the stall. Standing Orders made through your bank are handier. Forms are available. If you pay tax and sign a Gift Aid form then the Church is entitled to the tax paid on your contributions. We apply and it is paid directly to the Church. You need do nothing except sign a form. Could you consider putting a little bit more in your collection? A new form is 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?

Following my Financial Statement and my appeal about the work we need to do on the church building, there is a 'brown envelope' collection. Please take one home and read what is in it. Take as many as you like and drop them in the collection bag. We received £50 this week to make the total so far £8190. I am very grateful.

Next weekend's readers are Pauline Taylor at 5.30 pm, Margaret Harvey at 10.00 am and Jim Delahunt at 12 noon.

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

The Children's Liturgy will resume on 28 August.

Next Sunday's teas will be served by Kathleen Chapman’s team.

North Ayrshire Council Social Services and Health's Throughcare Team is looking to recruit supported carers for young people leaving care. An allowance and ongoing support are provided for anyoneable to offer a place within their home to a young person. If you are interested, please contact Throughcare on 01294 602527 for further information.

The cost of repairing the gutters and general work on the edges of the roof was just over £5000 with about £1000 in value added tax - a bit more than expected. The brown envelopes have been a great help. A new boiler is soon to be installed. I will keep you posted.

50/50 CLUB
Congratulations to our 50/50 Club winners for May and June who each win £25.
   134 George McGrattan, 264 Brian Beattie, 186 Esther Coulter, 41 Elaine Shaw,
   197 Pauline MacPherson, 234 Michael Sweeney, 129 Sarah O'Reilly, 267 Brian McEvoy
The bonus prize of £100 was won by 211 Mary Mathieson. Well done to all of you. The winning cheques are in the post. Members should ensure the Promoter is updated with any change of address. We have a few vacant places and are happy to welcome new members at any time. The fund supports our parish and is very much appreciated.

A small parish group, led by Canon Matt, is heading off to Lourdes on Monday 4 July and will be back on Friday 8 July. We will remember the parish in our prayers. Anyone wishing petitions placed at the Grotto, please contact Harry Sammons or any member of the group today. The Parish Office will be open as usual and Father Bell (463461) and Father Poland (463225) are on call.

The diocesan pilgrimage to Whithorn will take place on Sunday 28 August. Mass will be celebrated at Saint Ninian’s Cave at 4.00 pm and in the town church at 4.45 pm.

We loan some Parish Centre tables to parishioners at Christmas for parties you have at home. There are a couple missing - you wouldn’t have one at home? We could do with them all back, please - no questions asked.

There will be a parish barbecue on Sunday 31 July from 2.00 to 5.00 pm. We didn’t take part in the door-to-door collection this year as Canon Matt is not keen on sending people out to go round doors. The Sunday afternoon barbecue fundraiser is open to everyone and is supported by the Ardrossan Churches Group. Tickets are available at £1 for Christian Aid to give us an indication of numbers. Food and so on is available to purchase and there will be some fundraising stalls.

We begin to use the new translation of the missal in September and the new texts for the prayers and so on will be introduced in Advent. There will be 'pew cards' available for the start. Please use them and leave them in the pews. If you wish a pocketor handbag copy, they will be available from the stall. At the beginning, the responses and the slightly new versions of the Gloria and Creed are all that matter. Please God we will get used to responding "and with your spirit" instead of "and also with you" very soon. The readings are not changing but they will conclude with "The Word of the Lord" instead of "This is the Word of the Lord.". The new Altar Missal will cost us around £300 but there is no option. Very soon, Sunday and even Daily Missals will be available to order. Magnificat will use the new translations as they are introduced. A document titled Getting To Know The New Roman Missal can be accessed by clicking here.

Papal Blessings for a wedding, wedding anniversary or a special birthday can be ordered at the stall. The cost of the parchment and postage is about £30. Please leave plenty of time.

Pope Benedict XVI has launched the Caritas Award to encourage young people in their final year at secondary school to commit their time and talents to support others in their parish communities. It is hoped to recognise the involvement of those young people who are already active in parish life and also encourage others to become more involved. More details are available from

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.

50/50 CLUB
The 50/50 Club is an important fundraiser for the parish. If you would like to join, please contact the promoter Myriame Sammons or phone 469006.

Weather permitting, we will do the evening sail to Arran again this year on Wednesday 27 July. The boat leaves at 6.00 pm and comes back around 8.15 pm. Alternatively, you can go earlier and come back with us. There is no need to book - just turn up, buy a ticket, bring a picnic and enjoy the evening. More information will be given later.

The combined parishes of Kilwinning have six places left for their annual holiday. The destination this year is Scarborough. If you would like to go, please call Joyce on 01294 552213.

There is a class reunion planned for the year group who started Saint Andrew's Academy, Saltcoats in 1986. It will take place on Saturday 10 September in Saint Peter's Parish Centre. Anybody from that year group interested in going, please contact Alan Burns on 07977 124524 or Louise (Breen) Clarke 07779 581840.

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.