BULLETIN                                                24 JULY 2011



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
Sunday 24 July 

Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for the congregation
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for Dawn McKenzie

Monday 25 July 
Mass at 9.00 am for Ellen Neilson and Michael Irvine
Tuesday 26 July 

Mass at 10.00 am for Gavin Finnegan

Wednesday 27 July 

Mass at 10.00 am for Hugh Donohoe

Thursday 28 July 
Mass at 7.00 pm for Joseph Gallagher
Friday 29 July 
Mass at 10.00 am for Johnny McMillan and Stuart McDonald
Saturday 30 July 
Mass at 10.00 am for Father Gabriel
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for a special intention

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 24 July 

11.00 am
12 noon

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 25 July 
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm
Weight Watchers
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Tuesday 26 July 
11.00 am
7.30 to 8.30 pm

Legion of Mary
Keep Fit

Wednesday 27 July 
6.00 pm
7.00 pm

Zumba Fitness

Thursday 28 July 
1.30 to 3.00 pm Cardiac Rehabilitation

Please remember in your prayers:
   Joseph Gallagher (Paisley) and Peggy Clarke (Saltcoats) who died recently;
   Peggy’s Requiem Mass is in Saint Mary’s Church, Saltcoats on Tuesday at 12 noon.
   Julia Petrie 2009, Alex Quigg 1997, Annie Quigg 1972, Isabella Aldridge 2010, Eddie Cunningham 1992,
   Annie Walsh 1969, Elizabeth Fitzsimmons 1999, Elizabeth Murray 2005, Annie Walsh 1969, Tommy Burns 1982,
   Elizabeth Byers 2009, Eileen Mathieson 2003, John McQuaid 2004, Jordan Walsh 1998, Alice Gibbons 1997
   whose anniversaries occur at this time, the people of East Africa who are suffering famine 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 £727.27 - 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
£344.08 - 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 £2460 this week to make the total so far £10770. I am very grateful.

A new boiler is required and soon to be installed. I will keep you posted. The first estimate is in - wait for it - £17479 + vat.

Next weekend's readers are Celia Andrew at 5.30 pm, Margaret Harvey at 10.00 am and Angela Body at 12 noon.

Next weekend's altar servers are Group 1 at 5.30 pm, Group 3 at 10.00 am and Group 6 at 12 noon.

The Children's Liturgy will resume on 28 August.

Next Sunday's teas will be served by Maria Hilferty’s team.

I have sent £500 to Father Gabriel’s family for their needs and to help them organise a Memorial Mass for him. They need to feed everyone who comes to the village.

50/50 CLUB
Congratulations to our 50/50 Club winners for July who each win £25.
   47 Peggy Duffy, 169 Janie McGonigle, 109 Margaret Harvey, 154 Marion Kelly.
Winners' cheques are in the post. Members should ensure the Promoter is aware of any change of address and keep details up-to-date. We have a few vacancies for new members. Please contact the Promoter, telephone 469006 or give details to Canon Matt. The next draw takes place in mid-August. Your membership of the 50/50 Club is appreciated.

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 Ninian’s 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 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. 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.

A document titled Getting To Know The New Roman Missal can be accessed by clicking here. You might find it useful. We begin to use the new translation 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 pocket or 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 is ordered. It was a gift from a family in the parish. Very soon, Sunday and even Daily Missals will be available to order. Magnificat will use the new translations as they are introduced.

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.

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.

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.