SOLEMNITY OF MARY THE MOTHER OF GOD IN YEAR 2
CANON MATT WISHES ALL OF YOU A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR. MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL IN 2012.
Nollaig chridheil agus bliadhna mhath ùr. Nollaig Shona Dhuit.
Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia. Veselé vianoce a Štastný nový rok.
Saturday 31 December
at 10.00 am
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm
Masses today are offered for James Brodie and Isabella Dougherty
Sunday 1 January
Day of Prayer for Peace
Monday 2 January
No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass offered eleswhere for a special intention
Tuesday 3 January
Mass at 10.00 am for Cosimo and Arturo Farro
Wednesday 4 January
Mass at 10.00 am for Gerry Brown
Thursday 5 January
Mass at 7.00 pm for Cassie Millen and Margaret Coogan
Friday 6 January
|Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention (DMcL)|
Saturday 7 January
at 10.00 am for Christmas intentions
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm Betty Freeman
Mass intention list is just over two weeks ahead. Please notify anniversaries
as early as you can. Thanks.
PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Wednesday 4 January
to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 8.45
Thursday 5 January
|1.30 to 3.00 pm||Cardiac Rehabilitation|
Please remember in your prayers:
Hugh Ferguson (Saltcoats), Father Frank Hickman OFM (Dumfries), Margaret Coogan (Glasgow),
Sister Anne Delahunt (in Ireland) and Davie McGhee (Father Eddie’s Dad) who died recently;
June Doherty 2010, Isabella Dougherty 2010, Father Andrew Karwemera 2002, Lizzie Macnamara,
James Murphy 1997, Hugh Brown 1980, Susan Burns 1986, May Rollie 2007, Frank Clark 2009,
Sister Imelda CP 2000, Sister Marie Celeste CP 2000, Gerry Brown 2010, Tom McAvennie 2011,
Charles Retzbach 2000, Patrick Braniff 1991, Isabella Keenan 1939, Celia Ralston 2007,
Leda Biagioni 2007, James Burns 1955, Patrick Cawley 2001, Canon Peter Fitzpatrick 1952,
Helen McCluskey 2004, John Cahill 1989 and Danny Higgins 2009
whose anniversaries occur at this time and those who are sick.
Information for the anniversary list is appreciated.
SACRAMENT OF FORGIVENESS
The Sacrament of Forgiveness is available at any suitable time as well as from 4.30 pm before the Vigil Mass on Saturday evenings.
OFFERTORY AND PARISH CENTRE COLLECTIONS
Last weekend's collection for the Parish Centre amounted to £1691 which will be split between the Church and Parish Centre - 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 Margaret Munn at 5.30 pm, Robert Cooper at 10.00 am and Harry Sammons at 12 noon.
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 1 at 5.30 pm, Group 4 at 10.00 am and Group 7 at 12 noon.
Next Sunday's Children's Liturgy helpers are Emma Paterson and Yvette Thorpe for the pre-5s, Sharon McLaughlin and Ann Cassidy for primaries 1 and 2, Maria Paterson and Kerry Scott for primary 3 and Andrena Hughes and Lorraine Cullinane for Primary 4.
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Sharon McLaughlin's team.
DECEASED PARISHIONERS AND FAMILY MEMBERS DURING 2011
During 2011, the following parishioners or family members of our parishioners went to God:
David Gallagher, Betty Kelly, Lilli McCulloch, James Burns, Oonagh McVeigh, Alan Carrick, Sadie McAloon, Peter Hughes, Father Gabriel Kigozi shown right, Kathleen O’Donnell, Margaret Kelly, Anne Howieson, Joseph Bale, Catherine Carroll, Ellen Neilson, Peggy Clarke, Michael Marshall, Robbie Reid, Susan Garland, Ann Kilday, Roberta Breslin, James Tomelty, James Forbes, David White, Samuel George Logue, Sadie Clegg, Mary Timmons, Stephen Munn, Ian Mitchell, Lilian Paterson, James Brodie, Molly Ball, Martin Vernon, Cassie Millen, George Kelly, Jane Gallagher and Sister Anne Delahunt. May they and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen.
Dom Charles OCR, a Ugandan Cistercian Abbot presently staying in the Cistercian Monastery at Portglenone, Northern Ireland, will visit us from Monday 9 till Tuesday 31 January. Dom Charles was a friend of Father Gabriel. While he is here, hopes to have a short visit to Cyprus.
BARONY SAINT JOHN’S CHURCH
We acknowledge a donation of £250 from Barony Saint John's Church to thank us for our giving them the use of the Parish Centre for their Sunday Worship. The congregation has entered a building-share with Saint Andrew’s Episcopal
Church, South Crescent Road.
This week we received £1500 from the estate of one of our parishioners who died during the year.
SAINT PETER'S WEBSITE
On 24 December, Saint Peter's website had its 70000th visit since its launch on 13 July 2005. The site has over 1400 web pages, 840 pictures, 390 bulletins between 1960 and 2011, 12000 links, some audio and video clips and been viewed in 68 countries. Over 1100 of our deceased relatives and friends are remembered in our anniversary list. The site contains many articles on past and present spiritual and community life in Saint Peter's. 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 and others aware of current events and record our history. If you can help with this project, please contact WebsiteAuthor@SaintPeterinChains.net.
The help you are giving to pay for the new boiler is very, very useful. The brown envelope donations of £20+ - and gift-aided if you can - is certainly easing the pain. Some fundraising by parish groups would be a great help. Brown envelope donations of £575, the legacy of £1500 and £250 from Barony Saint John's Church bring the total to £8349. We are getting there!
The Burns Supper will take place in the Parish Centre on Saturday 28 January 2012 at 7.00 pm and patrons are asked to be seated by 6.50 pm. Ardrossan-born Laurence Macintyre MBE shown right, former Chief Superintendent of Strathclyde Police, will deliver The Immortal Memory. Jim Fegan, former Head Teacher of Saint Andrew's Academy, Saltcoats, will propose the Toast to the Lassies and our parishioner and cantor, Monica Taylor shown right, will reply. Tickets cost £12.50 and must be booked in advance though the Parish Office on 01294 464063. Patrons can request group seating arrangements to be with friends. Vegetarian meals are available with notice as an alternative to the traditional Burns Supper main course. More details will follow.
PILGRIMAGE TRUST RAFFLE
A Christmas Raffle will be held with all proceeds going to HCPT - The Pilgrimage Trust Group 207 and the Special Religious Education Group (SPRED). Tickets cost 25p each or £1 per strip are available at the stall. The raffle will be drawn at the Sunday Teas on 8 January 2012. Many thanks for your support.
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.
New Missals containing the new Rite are now available at the stall £7.99 or £9.99.
LARGE PRINT MASS BOOKS
Mass Books in Polish are available from the stall. Sunday Readings in most European languages can be printed from the parish website.
The Galloway Newsletter is available. The article about Captain Father Sharkey in Lourdes with the Military Pilgrimage gets more prominence than the one on our Annual Cemetery Mass, but there is a photograph of Father Bell cooking for the young pilgrims at the World Youth Day.
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.
PROTECTION OF CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS - MISSION STATEMENT
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.