BULLETIN                                           1 SEPTEMBER 2013



Saturday 31 August  

Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention - AC
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for the Retzbach and Cunningham families and the Boyle family

Sunday 1 September  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 2 September  
Mass at 10.00 am for Amanda Scott
Tuesday 3 September  

Memorial of Saint Gregory the Great
Mass at 10.00 am for Robert Trench

Wednesday 4 September  

No Mass in Saint Peter's

Thursday 5 September  

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass offered elsewhere for Bernard Doyle

Friday 6 September  

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass offered elsewhere for a special intention

Saturday 7 September  

No 10.00 Mass in Saint Peter's
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Joseph Barry by Canon Pat McSorley

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 1 September  

11.30 am
7.15 pm

Tea and Coffee after Mass
Fit Steps Class - NEW

Monday 2 September  
9.30 - 11.30 am
5.30 - 6.30 pm
6.30 - 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm
Parents and Toddlers
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Tuesday 3 September  
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 4 September  
6.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm

7.30 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Irish Dancing Class
Ignatian Prayer Group
Cardio 40 Toning

Thursday 5 September  
4.00 to 8.15 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm

7.30 to 9.00 pm

Dancing Class

Friday 6 September  
9.30 to 11.30 am Parents and Toddlers

Please remember in your prayers:
   Bernard Doyle who died recently;
   Flight Lieutenants Rick Harrison and Pete Mosley (air crash) 1994, Grant Middlemiss 2005, Irene Millar 2000,
   John Sherry 2005, Samuel Cooper 1999, Elizabeth Loudon 1982, James McCarthy 1985, Helen Mulhearn,
   Michael Brown 1958, Ella Kirk 1996, Canon Myles Moriarty 1989, Cathie Mitchell 2006, James Graham 1993,
   Janette Little 2008, Margaret Nicol 2007, Margaret Brodie 1964, Mary McGlynn 2010, Frank Morrison 2004,
   Jimmy Mulhearn 1992, Rona McNamara 2005, Marie White née McManus 1997 and Ellen Vance 2012
   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 £818.43 - many thanks.

Last weekend's collection for the Parish Centre amounted to
£284.46 - 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. New doors have been installed in the Parish Centre. We are grateful for recent donations of £40.

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 Margaret Munn at 5.30 pm and Tom Reid at 10.30 am.

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

Canon Matt will be on holiday from Wednesday 4 to Wednesday 11 September. Both Canon Poland (463225) and Father Bell (463461) are at home. The Parish Office will be open as usual.

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

Our Children's Liturgy is run by volunteers on a rota basis. We are in need of more volunteers for the Children’s Liturgy for the coming session beginning in September. Anyone can volunteer! Would you consider becoming a volunteer especially if your child is in Primary 4 as they will be taking part in the Sacramental Preparation or if your child will be joining our three to five-year-olds Liturgy Group? For more information or to volunteer, please contact the Parish Office on 464063.
Next week's helpers are Jacqueline Waugh and Michelle Champion for the pre-fives and Jacqueline Waugh, Michelle Champion and Andrena Hughes for primaries 1 to 3.

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? The photos would be returned to you. The photograph below is of the Altar Servers at the opening Mass in 1938. From left to right, the servers are Robert McKay, our parishioner Frank Coulter at the front, David Irvine at the back, Jim Courtney and John McCourt. 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.

The team from Mary's Meals will be here on the weekend of 21 and 22 September to collect used clothing and textiles. They cannot take anything else. Have a wardrobe clear-out to support this important charity.

Thank you for the backpacks donated to Mary's Meals. On 27 August, we filled a further 115 backpacks to send to Malawi, making a total of 950 to date. This is an ongoing project so we are looking for more backpacks. We are also looking for T-shirts, shorts, skirts and summer dresses to fit children aged 5 to 12. We also need flip-flops in sizes 10 to 4 to complete some outfits - we can only send these sizes. All items can be new or in good condition. If you would like further information, please call 467161.

Beith Amateur Drama Group presents The Steamie in Saint Matthew's Academy auditorium on Wednesday 11 September at 7.00 pm. Proceeds go to to the school’s Malawi Project. Tickets are available from the school office on 606680.

There will be a Singing The Mass music workshop for parish musicians, cantorsand people who enjoy singing. The event will take place in the Church of Our Lady and Saint John, Stewarton from 1.00 pm concluding with the Vigil Mass at 6.00 pm. During the afternoon, the group will have the opportunity to prepare, in some detail, music for the evening Mass. More information and booking forms available at www.GallowayMusic.net. The Mass of Christ the Saviour by Dan Schutte will be taught in soprano, alto, tenor and bass parts and used at Mass.

Evening Prayer of the Church will be sung in Saint Margaret’s Cathedral, Ayr at 6.00 pm to mark the Feast of Saint Ninian. You will be very welcome.

A new Fit Steps Class from Strictly Come Dancing is starting. Come along on Sunday at 7.15 pm in the Parish Centre. Learn jive, waltz, quick step and cha-cha. All are welcome. Zumba, Cardio 40 and Cardio 40 Toning Classes are all still available. New members are always welcome. For more information, please call 01294 466617.

The new session opening Mass for Saint Matthew's Academy will be held in the school on Monday 2 September at 7.00 pm. Pupils, parents, grandparents and everyone are welcome. On Monday 16 September at 7.00 pm, Bishop John will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving to mark Eric Allan’s time as Head Teacher. Again, everyone is welcome.

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 Carfin takes place on Sunday 8 September. Mass in the Grotto will be at 3.00 pm.

There will be a pilgrimage to Rome from 20 to 27 May 2014. The accommodation is ten minutes walk from Saint Peter’s Basilica. Flights and transport to and from Kilwinning, half board and all sightseeing costs are included in the price of £850. Please register interest with Maureen Berry on 01294 557658 or macberry@live.co.uk who will supply all details.

Father David Borland is exploring the possibility of arranging another Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land in early October 2014. At the moment, he is simply asking for people interested in taking part in such a Pilgrimage to express their interest by contacting him in one of the ways outlined on the poster. No commitment is required at this time.

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.

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