BULLETIN                                           17 JULY 2011



Saturday 16 July 
Mass at 10.00 am for Canon Eugene Matthews
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Arthur McBeth
Sunday 17 July 

Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for the congregation
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for those who were in Lourdes

Monday 18 July 
Mass at 10.00 am for Robert McCrae and Gavin Finnegan
Tuesday 19 July 

No Mass in Saint Peter's

Wednesday 20 July 

No Mass in Saint Peter's

Thursday 21 July 
Mass at 7.00 pm for Bobby McLaren
Friday 22 July 
Mass at 10.00 am for James and Rebecca Murray and Mary McFarlane
Saturday 23 July 
Mass at 10.00 am for Patsy Morgan and Ellen Neilson
Wedding at 1.00 pm of Gemma and John
Wedding at 2.00 pm of Katie and Gareth in Glasgow University Chapel
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm in thanksgiving

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 17 July 

11.00 am
12 noon

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 18 July 
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm
Weight Watchers
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Tuesday 19 July 
11.00 am
7.30 to 8.30 pm

Legion of Mary
Keep Fit

Wednesday 20 July 
6.00 pm
7.00 pm

Zumba Fitness

Thursday 21 July 
1.30 to 3.00 pm Cardiac Rehabilitation

Please remember in your prayers:
   Mary McFarlane (Greenock), Patsy Morgan (Ireland) and Dawn McKenzie (Hamilton) who died recently;
   Patrick Carry 1976, 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, Jim Murphy 2010, Margaret Donnelly 1953, Rebecca Murray 2004
   and Esther Ferry 2010 whose anniversaries occur at this time and those who are sick.
   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
£300.93 - 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 £20 this week to make the total so far £8310. I am very grateful. We also received £300 to pay for the new missal - thanks.

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.

Next weekend's readers are Margaret Munn at 5.30 pm, Robert Cooper at 10.00 am and Tom Reid at 12 noon.

Next weekend's altar servers are Group 2 at 5.30 pm, Group 5 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 Lynsay Houstonís team.

Saint Peter's website was launched six years ago on 13 July 2005. The site has over 1300 web pages, 780 pictures, 370 bulletins between 1960 and 2011, 11000 links, some audio and video clips, has been viewed in over 60 countries worldwide and had over 64000 'hits'. It contains many articles on past and present spiritual and community life in Saint Peter's. Canon Matt and the website author are very grateful to those who have accessed the site, lent photographs, passed on stories, identified errors, made suggestions and expressed compliments. The aims of the site are to make parishioners aware of current events and record our history. If you can help with this project, please contact WebsiteAuthor@SaintPeterinChains.net. The website address is www.SaintPeterInChains.net. The site also carries our Anniversary List with over 1000 names of deceased parishioners and friends. Please inform us of any additions or corrections.

50/50 CLUB
The 50/50 club welcomes two new members this week and we wish them good luck. You too could be a winner. To join, contact the promoter Myriame Sammons or phone 469006. The next draw takes place this weekend. Remember you need to be in it to win it.

Girls who will be five years and wish to start Rainbows on Monday nights and girls who will be seven years and wish to start Brownies on Monday nights in the Parish Centre, should contact the Leader-in-Charge, Mrs Sammons or telephone 469006 in order to join the waiting list. We restart on the first Monday in September.

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

There will be a parish barbecue on Sunday 31 July from 2.00 to 5.00 pm. We didnít 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. Sales tables are available - you keep the proceeds - at £10 per table. Prizes are needed for a raffle. Please hand them in to the office. We hope to have a bouncy castle and so on.

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. An 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 Childrenís 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.

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.

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. Our annual collection of used clothes and textiles only takes place on the weekend of 27 and 28 August. Now would be a good time to get ready.

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.

PIE (Positive, Inclusive and Empowering) Arts is holding an arts event in Eglinton Park, Kilwinning on Sunday 14 August from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm. The day will be packed with activities including dance, drama, music and art workshops as well as a show for parents/carers at the end of the day. Entry costs £2. All children aged 3 to 12 years old are welcome. For more information, contact Amy Gibson, phone 07547 201240 or
visit www.PieArts.co.uk.

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.