BULLETIN                                             31 JULY 2011



Saturday 30 July 
Mass at 10.00 am for Father Gabriel
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Thomas Burns and Marian Reid whose funeral was yesterday
Sunday 31 July 

Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for Peggy Clarke
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for the congregation

Monday 1 August 
Mass at 10.00 am for birthday intentions
Tuesday 2 August 

Mass at 10.00 am for George Pentleton

Wednesday 3 August 

Mass at 10.00 am for Betty Fox

Thursday 4 August 
Mass at 7.00 pm for Isabella Welsh
Friday 5 August 
Mass at 10.00 am for Theresa O'Donnell
Saturday 6 August 
Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention
Wedding Mass at 1.30 pm for Kyrsti and Robert
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Ella 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 31 July 

11.00 am
12 noon

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 1 August 
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm
Weight Watchers
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Tuesday 2 August 
11.00 am
7.30 to 8.30 pm

Legion of Mary
Keep Fit

Wednesday 3 August 
6.00 pm
7.00 pm

Zumba Fitness

Thursday 4 August 
1.30 to 3.00 pm Cardiac Rehabilitation

Please remember in your prayers:
   George Symon Pentleton (Saltcoats), Susan Campbell, Ella Murray (Canada), Patricia Clark, George Wardrope
   and Marian Reid (Southport) who died recently;
   William Johnston 1999, George Pettigrew 1988, Maureen McCubbin 2008, George Tonner 1931,
   Cathie McLaren 2007, Leslie Aitken 2010, Isabelle Rennie 2004, Robert Tumilty 1981, Mara Cheshire 2007,
   Laurence Hamilton 1998, Ann Kennedy 2010, 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 and Lauretta Salotti 1981 whose anniversaries occur at this time,
   the people of East Africa who are suffering famine, families of Norway 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 £659.37 - 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
£330.12 - 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 soon to be installed. I will keep you posted. After more than six weeks, only one estimate has been received. Two more are awaited.

The cost of repairing the gutters and general work on the edges of the roof was just over £5000, about £1000 of which was vat - a bit more than expected. The brown envelopes have been a great help. We are having a long wait for the tiles at the entrance to the Parish Centre to be repaired. There are difficulties with matching what is there. We had lead stolen from the link between the Centre and the Church. Estimates and repairs are awaited. Some of the work will be covered by insurance.

Next weekend's readers are Katrina Pollock at 5.30 pm, Angela Body at 10.00 am and Harry Sammons 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 Annie Thompson’s team.

Both Saint John’s Church, Stevenston and
Saint Bride's Church, West Kilbride, were broken into this week and damage done. If our Church is locked when you come for a visit - but it will be open when possible- call at the house and someone should be able to let you into the Church.

Father Martin Poland, Saint John’s Church, Stevenston, has been re-elected Dean of this Deanery. The Dean’s job is to ensure the well-being of the priests and parishes in the Deanery, convene meetings of the priests and to act on behalf of the bishop in matters concerning the deanery. The Dean is elected by the priests and appointed by the Bishop. Father Martin is a very popular choice.

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.

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.

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.

It was a beautiful evening on 27 July and we had a fantastic trip to Arran. It's hard to say how many came, but at least sixty of us sailed over, stayed on board and sailed back. There was probably enough food for the entire boat, crew and passengers. Many thanks to Ciaran for the music.

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.

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.

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.

Grateful thanks to Saint Clare for favours received. May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be praised, adored and glorified and loved today and every day throughout the world, Amen. DJ.

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