BULLETIN                       24 NOVEMBER 2013



Saturday 23 November  

Mass at 10.00 am for James Keeney and Ella Ramsay
Solemnity of Christ The King
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for the Holy Souls

Sunday 24 November  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation
Vigil of the Deceased at 7.00 pm for Alice McGrattan

Monday 25 November  
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Alice McGrattan
Tuesday 26 November  

Mass at 10.00 am for William McPeake and James and Mary Timmons

Wednesday 27 November  

Mass at 10.00 am for Kenneth Donnelly

Thursday 28 November  

No Mass in Saint Peter's

Friday 29 November  

Mass at 10.00 am for Albin Graff and James Keeney

Saturday 30 November  

Solemnity of Saint Andrew
Mass at 10.00 am for Jim Grear
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for George Hilferty

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.


Saturday 23 November  
10.30 to 2.30 pm

Christmas Craft Fayre

Sunday 24 November  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 25 November  
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 26 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 27 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 28 November  
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm


Friday 29 November  
9.30 to 11.30 am
7.00 pm

Parents and Toddlers
Italian Night

Please remember in your prayers:
George Hilferty of our parish, Alice McGrattan of our parish, Pat Cusack (Mosspark) and Jim Grear, husband of Pauline of our parish who died recently;
Elizabeth McDougall 1948, Father John Walsh 2009, Monsignor Frank Duffy 2000, Mary McNally 2004, Ian Mitchell 2011, Mary Higgins 1992, James Brodie 2011, Kenneth Donnelly 2008, Hannah Kirk 1989, John Maxwell 2002, Sarah McNamara 1980, Shannon Elizabeth Byrne 2000, Sarah Heaney 1955, Jemima McAuliffe 2001, Lilian Paterson 2011, Peggy Dorian Smith 1991, Martin Vernon 2011, James Allen 2003, Molly Ball neé Cahill 2011, Ann Hackett 1998, Andy Stevens 1995, Gribben Family, Janie McGonigle 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 £636.03 - many thanks.

Last weekend's collection for
the Parish Centre amounted to £279.87 - 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?

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 Pauline Taylor at 5.30 pm and Tom Reid at 10.30 am.

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

Next Sunday's teas will be served by Fiona Brown’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 Teresa Louden for the pre-fives, Jacqueline Waugh, Michelle Champion and Maria Paterson for primaries 1 to 3 and Michelle Morton and Emma Paterson for primary 4.

George Hilferty has died. His Funeral Mass was on Friday morning at 10.00 am. Alice McGrattan has died. Her remains will be received tonight, Sunday, at 7.00 pm and the Funeral Mass will be on Monday at 10.00 am. Jim Grear, husband of Pauline, has died. His Funeral was in the Evangelical Union Church on Thursday morning.

Father Charles from the Cistercian Monastery of Port Glenone, Ireland, is visiting with his mother, Theresa and his aunt, Mauricia, for a few days. For the two ladies, this is their first visit to Europe.

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

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.

An extensive Vatican Consulatation document has been issued. Please request a copy either by email or a printed version. There is the original document or a simplified version. You can have either or both.

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.

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.

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 Cabaret Evening has been postponed till February.

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

There will be a Vigil Service for World Aids Day in Saint Winin’s Church, Kilwinning on Sunday 1 December at 7.00 pm. All are welcome.

There will be a service of Carols and Readings for Advent, accompanied by Galloway Voices Choir, in Saint Margaret’s Cathedral, Ayr on Wednesday 18 December at 7.30 pm. All are welcome.

• Beds will be available for those who say "Sunday is the only day I get a long lie.".
• Eye drops will be available for those with tired eyes from watching late night television.
• Helmets will be available for those who say "The roof would fall in if I ever came to Church.".
• Blankets will be available for those who feel the Church too cold and fans for those who feel it too hot.
• Score cards will be available for those who wish to list the hypocrites present or to give points for the sermon.
• There will be lunches for those who can't go to Church and cook lunch at the same time.
• There will be a play room for young children so their parents can ignore their behaviour and an area where
   children are excluded so that those who wish can get on with their private devotions in disapproving silence.
• In a section of the church there will be grass and trees for those who like to find God in nature.
• There will be hearings aids for those who say the priest speaks too softly and cotton wool for those who say
   he speaks too loudly.
• Relatives will be in attendance for those who like to go visiting on a Sunday.
• Cushions will be provided for those who find the seats too hard.
• For those who dislike handling money in sacred precincts, collections can be paid by credit card.
• Dark glasses will be provided for those who do not like to see statues in Church and rose-tinted ones for those
   who like stained glass windows.
• Wheelchairs will be provided for those who will only ever go to Church on wheels, that is. at baptisms,
   weddings and funerals.
• Finally the Church will be decorated with both Christmas poinsettias and Easter lilies for those who have never
   seen the Church without them.

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.

Grateful thanks to Saint Clare for favours received. May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be praised, adored and glorified and loved today and every day throughout the world. Amen. DJ

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