BULLETIN                                       3 NOVEMBER 2013



Saturday 2 November  

Mass at 10.00 am for the Holy Souls
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Holy Souls and Laurence Brennan

Sunday 3 November  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 4 November  
Mass at 10.00 am for the Holy Souls
Tuesday 5 November  

Mass at 10.00 am for Sarah Sammons

Wednesday 6 November  

Mass at 10.00 am for Robert Munn and the Holy Souls

Thursday 7 November  

Mass at 7.00 pm for the Holy Souls

Friday 8 November  

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass at 10.00 am in Saint Mary's, Saltcoats

Saturday 9 November  

Mass at 10.00 am for John Craig
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Jim McLaren

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 3 November  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 4 November  
9.30 to 11.30 pm
6.30 pm
6.30 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Parents and Toddlers
Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 5 November  
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 6 November  
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 7 November  
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm


Friday 8 November  
9.30 to 11.30 am

Parents and Toddlers

Please remember in your prayers:
Robert Munn (Millport), Martyn Pitt and Tommy Milligan who died recently;
May Cusick 2009, Teresa Kelly 1978, Sarah Sammons 1970, Elizabeth Anne Tait 2004, Mary Timmons 2011, Ian McNamara 1979, Paddy Crozier, Anna Lizanec 2008, Margaret Martin 1962, Father James McCarroll 1952, Catherine McMullan 1963, Father Paul O'Brien 1999, Robert Reid 2006, John Whyte 1975, James McCabe, Jean Murray 2006, Julie Holland Newmann, Steven Walker 1999, Mary McDonald 2004, Lena McGhee 2000, Liam Newall 2004, Sandra White 2010, Monica Fagan, Jim McLaren 2005, John Craig 2012, Joseph McAuliffe 2001, Jean McGowan 2010, Annie McNamara, Alice McWhinnie 2009 and Elizabeth Mary Moultrie 2000 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. Deacon Bill Corbett (01292 521208, 07904 248948, Rev.BillCorbett@btinternet.com) 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 for 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 £598.19 - many thanks.

Last weekend's collection for
the Parish Centre amounted to £288.17 - many thanks.

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 Julie Coldwell at 5.30 pm and Robert Cooper at 10.30 am.

Next weekend's altar servers are CC at 5.30 pm and Group 4 at 10.30 am.

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

The Children's Liturgy is celebrated during the Sunday 10.00 am Mass. We have groups for three to five years, primary 1 and 2 and primary 3. All children are welcome.
Next week's helpers are Elaine Shaw and Theresa Louden for the pre-fives, Jacqueline Waugh, Michelle Champion and Emma Paterson for primaries 1 to 3 and Frances Gemmell and Gayle Paterson for primary 4.

All volunteers with the Children’s Liturgy are asked to attend a short meeting with Canon Matt on Sunday 3 November after 10.30 am Mass in the Meeting Room in the Parish Centre. Afterwards, those who have yet to complete their up-to-date PVG forms will have the opportunity to do so. Retrospective checking is now in place. All volunteers within the Parish need to apply for the new PVG. certificate which replaces the old Disclosure certificate. Please bring your national insurance number, passport, driving licence and a letter with your name and address. If only either passport or driving License is available then other forms of identification may be used, for example, birth certificate, bus pass, business identification and so on. One piece of evidence must have photographic identification. Those in a profession require their professional registration number. Everyone needs to know their mother’s maiden name. If you are already on the PVG scheme, please bring your certificate with you. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please contact the Parish Office on 464063 as soon as possible.

It appears we can go no further with patching the flat roof of the Sacristy. Rain is now pouring in again. A temporary repair has been done. The likely cost of a re-roof is in the region of £15000 and we do not have that in the Building Fund. The work will have to be done. If I re-issue the white envelopes in the near future, will you do whatever you can, please? Thanks for a recent donation of £20.

We hope to have the Annual Mass in Ardrossan Cemetery on Sunday 17 November at 2.00 pm.

For the foreseeable future, Deacon Bill Corbett has been appointed Catholic Chaplain to Crosshouse Hospital, Kilmarnock. Due to the Data Protection Act, patients going into Crosshouse Hospital, or any hospital, must 'opt in' to have a priest or chaplain visit them while they are in hospital otherwise the priest or chaplain will not be given information as to who they are, or their whereabouts. Alternatively, your parish priest, or a relative can get in contact with Deacon Bill and let him know who is in hospital and requires a visit. His details are - land line phone 01292 521208, mobile phone 07904 248948 and email address Rev.BillCorbett@btinternet.com.

During November, Mass will be said for all the dead. Lists for you to use as a remembrance are available.

National Adoption Week falls this year between 4 and 10 November. Saint Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society is actively recruiting adoptive parents. Do you think you may have the qualities needed to become an adoptive parent? Your family and home life are a gift and blessing from God. Have you ever thought of sharing that gift? If you feel that you have the energy and imagination, stability, love, and enthusiasm to offer yourself as a parent to a child or even siblings who need to belong to a new family, then we would like to hear from you. You can speak to one of our social workers by telephone on 0141 332 8371, you can pop in to our office at 274 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4JR and you can visit our website at www.StMargaretsAdoption.org.uk for more information. We look forward to hearing from you.

The National Closing Mass for the Year of Faith will be held in Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh on Sunday 3 November at 11.30 am.

A Christmas Craft Fair will be held on Saturday 23 November from 10.30 am to 2.30 pm in the Parish Centre. Entry is free. There will be home baking, gifts, cards, crafts and many more stalls. Bring the kids along and visit Santa’s Grotto. Santa will arrive at 11.30 am. Tea and coffee will be available. The cost for stall holders is £10 per table. For more information or to book a table, please contact the Parish Office on 464063. All are welcome.

An Italian Night with Paolo and Angela will be on Friday 29 November at 7.00 for 7.30 pm. Tickets cost £12.50 and are available from the Parish Office on 464063.

Our recent Musical Evening by Loudoun Musical Society Voices Group from Kilmarnock raised the handsome sum of £725 - a tremendous result and a really enjoyable evening. Our thanks to the Loudoun Musical Society and to all who supported us by their attendance or donations. It is appreciated. We will keep the fund open for a couple of weeks for anyone who wishes to donate. If you have any unwanted Euros, we will be happy to add this to the fund. We hope to send the proceeds out to Lourdes as soon as possible. The contact for donations is Harry Sammons on 01294 469006.

Father Stephen Sharkey has written from Afghanistan asking for rosary beads - used or new - for the soldiers. Most soldiers - Catholic or otherwise - want to carry a set of rosary beads as they go out on patrol. Father Stephen talks to them about superstition and encourages them to pray - but he always tries to give rosaries when asked for them. Can you help? Leave them with Betty at the stall. Thanks.

Lepra, the Catholic Charity which fights disease, poverty and prejudice, have asked to take a collection and speak on their work. This will take place at Masses next weekend.

Congratulations to our October winners who each receive £25 - 118 Catherine Stuart, 30 Ennis McHugh, 148 Cathie Donnelly, 112 Elizabeth Fitzpatrick. The bonus prize of £100 was won by 151 Margaret Friel. Well done and many thanks to all members who support the 50/50 Club. If you would like to join the Club, please contact the Promoter Myriame Sammons on 01294 469006. Our next draw for November is on last Sunday of the month. Good luck.

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.

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 arranging a Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land from 13 to 20 October 2014. Booking forms are available. Interest has been high and places are limited. Transport will be arranged for the flight from Manchester. Contact Father Borland at DavidBorland@lineone.net or phone him 01387 254281 for more information. We have the booking forms available at the stall.

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.