BULLETIN                                     17 NOVEMBER 2013



Saturday 16 November  

Mass at 10.00 am for Bernard Aspinwall
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Stephen Munn and John Maher

Sunday 17 November  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 18 November  
Mass at 10.00 am for Margaret Cree and the Holy Souls
Tuesday 19 November  

Mass at 10.00 am for Billy Cassidy and John Craig

Wednesday 20 November  

Mass at 10.00 am for Terry O’Hare

Thursday 21 November  

Mass at 7.00 pm for the Holy Souls

Friday 22 November  

Mass at 10.00 am for Albin Graff and James Keeney

Saturday 23 November  

Mass at 10.00 am for the Holy Souls and Ella Ramsay
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for the Holy Souls

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 17 November  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 18 November  
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 19 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 20 November  
6.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm

8.00 to 9.00 pm

Irish Dancing Class

Cardio 40 Toning

Thursday 21 November  
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm


Friday 22 November  
9.30 to 11.30 am

Parents and Toddlers

Saturday 23 November  
10.30 to 2.30 pm

Christmas Craft Fayre

Please remember in your prayers:
Shirley Cunningham and James Keeney (Chapelhall) who died recently;
Francis Brady 1943, Hugh Madine 1997, Letitia Smith 2001, Setti Cavani 1997, Margaret Lee 1984, Linda Jackson 2009, Stephen Munn 2011, Annie Boyle O'Hare 1967, Alice Tomelty 2000, Susan Hamilton 2009, Father Frank Kiernan 1989, Joseph Smith 2002, Robert Stevenson 1962, Andrew Steven 1998, Karen Sharon Byrne 2003, Patrick Gerald Burns 2003, John Carry 1997, Canon George McCafferty 2000 and Nora Moore 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. 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 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 £826.56 - many thanks.

Last weekend's collection for
Lepra amounted to £1249.83 - many thanks.

It appears we can go no further with patching the flat roof of the Sacristy. 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 recent donations of £20.

The Mission Sunday collection was £982.44 plus Gift Aid. The Lepra collection was £1249.83. The Sacristy Roof is still awaiting attention!!!

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 Katrina Pollock at 5.30 pm and Angela Body at 10.30 am.

Next weekend's altar servers are CC at 5.30 pm and Group 1 at 10.30 am.

Next Sunday's teas will be served by Annie Thompson’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 Claire Sweenie and Linda Martin for the pre-fives, Maria Paterson, Emma Paterson and Kimberley Boyd for primaries 1 to 3 and Jacqueline Smith and Michelle Millar for primary 4.

Could all volunteers let the Parish Office know when you receive your Protection of Vulnerable Groups paperwork in the post? Thanks.

We hope to have the Annual Mass in Ardrossan Cemetery this afternoon at 2.00 pm. It is offered for those buried there and those of our friends and relations buried elsewhere.

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.

There is a nice selection of candles available at the stall.

The 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 wll 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, coffee, soup and hot rolls will be available. It costs £10 per table for stallholders. For more information or to book a table, please contact the Parish
Office on 464063. All are welcome. Your support would be appreciated.

At the request of the Holy Father Pope Francis, the Vatican has issued a consultation document on the Pastoral Challenges to the family. It is to be the basis of a forthcoming Synod of Bishops. The document is quite difficult in its language but very interesting. It has a series of questions for consideration. Rather than print out copies - and be left with them - I am happy to make copies available to whoever wants them. You can have a paper copy or a copy by e-mail. I would be happy to arrange an evening meeting in the New Year and try to put together a 'Parish View' on the subject but individual views are very welcome. They would be forwarded to the Bishop’s office so request a copy if you want one. A note would be more useful than telling me before or after Mass - too many things to remember!

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.

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.

Congratulations to our October winners. 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.

Thanks to the 50/50 Club for the donation of £500 which brings the total this year to £2000 so far. Thank you for all you do.

Thank you to the Monday night 1st Ardrossan Saint Peter’s Rainbows and the 5th Ardrossan Saint Peter’s Brownies for the donation to the Parish Centre of £551, proceeds from their sponsored Halloween Disco. Well done, everyone.

Scottish InterFaith week runs from 24 November to 1 December. We try to follow the example of Pope Francis and reach out in friendship to all our neighbours who are not Christian. We recognise all people of faith as brothers and sisters and pray that people of faith will work together for peace in the world and in our country.

Congratulations to Mrs Patricia Milligan who has graduated as a Bachelor of Laws from Strathclyde University.

There will be a Massed Bands Concert in Dalry Primary School on Sunday 24 November at 3.00 pm. Tickets cost £7 and £5 concession and are available from the Harbour Arts Centre Box Office, Irvine on 01294 274059. School bands from each of the nine secondary schools in North Ayrshire will come together for a large-scale concert in the main auditorium. Almost three hundred pupils will be taking part in the concert and will perform together in a spectacular finale. The programme for the day is wide and varied with music to suit all tastes. Also playing will be the North Ayrshire Schools Concert Band who recently won a Platinum Award at the regional National Concert Band Festival. The Concert Band will now go on to compete at the national festival in Birmingham next March. The pupils all receive music tuition at school from North Ayrshire’s Music Service. The team of Music Service Instructors lead the weekly rehearsals for school bands with rehearsals taking place outwith the normal school day. School bands play an important and valuable role within their school performing at many events throughout the year. This concert is a wonderful opportunity to see just some of the musical talent we have within our schools in North Ayrshire.

The Sixth Year HCPT - The Pilgrimage Trust Group in Saint Matthew’s Academy is hosting a Cabaret Evening in the auditorium on Thusday 28 November from 7.00 to 10.00 pm. Its theme is Songs From The Shows and includes many favourites from Queen to Disney. Tickets are priced at £5 which includes tea or coffee and can be purchased from the school office on 01294 606680. Please come along and support this event. Not only will it help send five of our pupils to Lourdes this Easter, a great night of entertainment is also guaranteed!

Our annual Burns Supper is being prepared. Full details will follow soon. Tickets are always in demand.

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 local Galloway group will be travelling to Lourdes on pilgrimage from Thursday 24 April to Saturday 3 May. There are places available for sick pilgrims - 'VIPs', helpers, relatives and nurses, all to travel in the specially adapted coach suitable even for those unable to fly. For more information or to make a booking please contact the Group Leader Alison Neil on 07749 555 955 or by e-mail on amd.neil@virgin.net.

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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