BULLETIN                                                 28 JULY 2013



Saturday 27 July  

No Mass at 10.00 am
Wedding Mass at 1.00 pm for James McEvoy and Nicola Stevenson
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for the congregation and Patrick Burns

Sunday 28 July  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for Michael Marshall and Tommy Burns

Monday 29 July  
Mass at 10.00 am for Gary Cahill and Harry Currie
Tuesday 30 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for Patricia, Greta and Felix Murphy and a special intention
Vigil of the Deceased at 6.00 pm for Angus MacRae

Wednesday 31 July  

Requiem Mass at 11.00 am for Angus MacRae followed by his cremation at Holmsford Bridge Crematorium, Irvine

Thursday 1 August  

Mass at 7.00 pm for Eileen McCann and Hugh McConnell

Friday 2 August  

Mass at 10.00 am for Anthony Murney and Gertie Taylor

Saturday 3 August  

Mass at 10.00 am for Stuart McDonald and Margaret Duffy
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Mary Harper

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 28 July  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 29 July  
7.00 to 9.00 pm Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Tuesday 30 July  
9.00 to 11.00 am
11.00 am
6.30 to 8.30 pm
5.00 to 7.30 pm

Cardiac Rehabilition
Legion of Mary
Cardio 40 Toning
Irish Dancing Class

Wednesday 31 July  
6.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm

8.00 to 9.00 pm

Irish Dancing Class
Cardio 40 Toning

Please remember in your prayers:
   Monsignor Leo Cushley, Archbishop-elect of Saint Andrew’s and Edinburgh;
   Angus MacRae of our parish who died recently;
   Tommy Burns 1982, Elizabeth Byers 2009, Eileen Mathieson 2003, John McQuaid 2004, Jordan Walsh 1998,
   Annie Cavani 2012, Alice Gibbons 1997, William Johnston 1999, Michael Marshall 2011, Annie Cavani 2012,
   George Pettigrew 1988, Maureen McCubbin 2008, George Tonner 1931, Noleen McFadyen née Delahunt 2012,
   Cathie McLaren 2007, Leslie Aitken 2010, Mary Harper 2012, Isabelle Rennie 2004 and Robert Tumilty 1981
   whose anniversaries occur at this time and those who are sick.
If a member of your family or a friend is sick, please let us know and give us the details. Father Chambers (01563 533587)
is the chaplain to Crosshouse Hospital and Canon Keegans (01292 263488) is the chaplain to Ayr Hospital. The priest on
call can be contacted through the ward.

If deceased members of your family are not on our anniversary list, please tell Canon Matt
, the parish office or contact

Sunday Mass times in Saint Peter's are 5.30 pm Vigil and 10.30 am. Sunday Mass times in other local parishes can be seen here.

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

Bankers Orders the Parish and Parish Centre amount to £3800 per month. Every month, we pay off our Parish Centre debt by £3000 and pay a levy of £1450 to the Diocese. We are grateful for your generous support in collections. If you can manage a little more from time to time, it would be a great help. 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 consider remembering Saint Peter's in your will?

Last weekend's Offertory collection amounted to £665.30 - many thanks.

Last weekend's collection for the Parish Centre amounted to
£290.86 - many thanks.

The help you give for Church repairs by dropping in a white envelope from time to time is invaluable. We have a continuing task in keeping the Church wind and watertight. We are grateful for a recent donation of £10. New doors have been installed in the Parish Centre.

The Inland Revenue now requires us to use a new style of Gift Aid form. These are available at the back of the Church. If you pay tax, please complete the new form and return it to the box provided. This allows us to provide the additional information required on the Gift Aid claim. Gift Aid is a vital source of income. All that is needed is that you pay tax. You simply declare that you give funds to the Church. We do the rest. Why not sign a form today? We get back an extra 25p for every £1 you give the Church in your weekly collection or by way of a donation. There is no need to cancel or renew it. We simply claim in the income we receive.

Next weekend's readers are Celia Andrew at 5.30 pm and Margaret Harvey at 10.30 am.

Next weekend's altar servers are Group 2 at 5.30 pm and Group 5 at 10.30 am.

Next Sunday's teas will be served by Sharon McLaughlin’s team.

The Children's Liturgy restarts in September.

The crusie to Campbeltown was voted a great success by everyone who was there. About seventy parishioners and friends were on the sailing.

Our Church, Saint Peter in Chains, was opened on 2 October 1938 which means it will be seventy-five years open this October. We are looking to arrange some small celebration of the event. Were you at the opening Mass? It would be good to have a list of those who were there - perhaps, your parents or family friends, and so on. George McGrattan will compile a list. Do you have any photographs of the opening Mass or of memorable events of the seventy-five years? We could make a DVD of them to show at our celebration. The photos would be returned to you. We will have a celebration Mass - probably on the following Saturday evening and a buffet supper after Mass - sorry, no disco music - with time to chat. I will be looking for helpers later and some more ideas.


As you know, we do not take part in the door-to-door collection for Christian Aid. I do not like the idea so, instead, we continue the tradition of having a summer barbecue for Christian Aid and we ask the help of the other churches in the town through the Ardrossan Churches Group. The barbecue will take place on Saturday 17 August in the Parish Centre and grounds. As well as the barbecue, there will be teas, book stall, bottle stall and space for individual stalls or 'car boots.' There is no entry fee but advance tickets are on sale for those who cannot attend to enable them to make a donation to Christian Aid. If you are willing to help, please come to a short meeting in the presbytery on Wednesday at 7.00 pm.

SPRED is a journey in faith and friendship with our parishioners who have learning difficulties. A group meets in Saint John’s Hall, Stevenston on a Wednesday evening from 7.00 to 9.00 pm. Volunteers are required for the continuing of this beautiful ministry. No experience is necessary as training will be given. Could you consider offering yourself during this Year of Faith? If you would like to know more, please contact Liz Petrie on 467296.

50/50 CLUB
Many thanks to all members for your continued support - it is appreciated. If you would like to join the 50/50 Club and have the chance to win prizes, please contact the Promoter, Mrs Myriame Sammons on 01294 469006.

The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes got off to a good start with the meeting of old friends at Prestwick Airport and a smooth flight into Lourdes. Assisted pilgrims were very well looked after on the flight and then at the Welcome Hotel in Lourdes. The youth of the diocese worked very hard to ensure the assisted pilgrims were kept comfortable and that their every need was met. The young people also entertained the group with songs, music and skits. They really excelled themselves. Well done to the youth of Galloway - you made us very proud. The devastation in Lourdes caused by the recent flooding was heart-breaking. It was a relief to see that many hotels and businesses were operating normally. The organisation of the pilgrimage was impressive and everyone was treated with consideration and respect by organisers and helpers. Thank you very much. The next diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes is in July 2015. Helpers are always needed and the pilgrimage could not take place without our young people so think about coming with the diocese in two years time. It is an experience never to be forgotten.

The Saint Padre Pio Intercessory Group meets on the first Friday of every month in the Parish Centre after Mass from about 10.45 am to 12 noon.

There is a large green box in the foyer of the Parish Centre and a small box at the stall where you can place all old printer cartridges and mobile phones for us to recycle. Through recycling these, we can raise some much-needed funds. Thanks.

Starter packs is an initiative of the Scottish Churches organised locally by Women's Aid. When people are allocated a house they very often don’t have the basic necessities and many tenancies fail as a result. This initiative tries to provide a starter pack. There is a leaflet explaining our part in it.

The stall is open at all Mass times during the week and at the weekend. Mass cards, large print Mass books, Mass books, Papal Blessings, lapel crosses, novena candles, grave candles and many other religious goods are available from the stall.

Are you visiting us for Mass? Please know that you are very welcome. During the 10.30 am Mass outwith holidays, 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 10.30 am Mass, tea, coffee cakes and buns are available in the Parish Centre. At both of our weekend Masses, we have a second collection for our Parish Centre debt.

The annual pilgrimage to Whithorn takes place on Sunday 25 August 2013 with Mass at Saint Ninian’s Cave at 4.00 pm and an extra Mass in Saint Ninian’s Church at 4.45 pm for those who cannot make the journey to the cave.

Our advertisers would welcome your support. We are grateful for their continuing sponsorship. We are grateful for the support of Mr and Mrs Sohal, Nisa Stores, Glasgow Street for the weekly donation of tea, coffee and milk for the Sunday teas.

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.