BULLETIN                                19 JANUARY 2014



Saturday 18 January  

Mass at 10.00 am for Christmas intentions
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Theresa McGuire

Sunday 19 January  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation
Vigil of the Deceased for Jennifer McGregor at 6.00 pm

Monday 20 January  
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Jennifer McGregor
Tuesday 21 January  

Mass at 10.00 am for Jim Lindsay
Vigil of the Deceased for Maureen McKenzie at 6.30 pm

Wednesday 22 January  

Requiem Mass at 9.30 am for Maureen McKenzie

Thursday 23 January  

Vigil of the Deceased for David Magee at 6.00 pm
Mass at 7.00 pm for John Reilly and Dorothy Welsh

Friday 24 January  

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for David Magee

Saturday 25 January  

Mass at 10.00 am for Dorothy Welsh
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Willie Forsyth and Joe Marshall

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 19 January  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 20 January  
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 21 January  
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 22 January  
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 23 January  
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm


Friday 24 January  
9.30 to 11.30 am

Parents and Toddlers

Please remember in your prayers:
David Magee, brother of Father Gerry Magee, Jennifer McGregor of our parish, Dorothy Welsh, John Reilly (Coatbridge), Mr Mullen (Dunfermline), Christine Clark (Glasgow), William Higgins (Dalry) and Joan Graham née Macnamara who died recently;
Thelma Carrick 2005, Annie Boyle O'Hare 1967, Mary Catherine Teggart 1999, Thomas West 2005, Bessie Brown 1982, Peggy Gray 2010, Addie Hissey 2009, Margaret McMillan 2009, Margaret Jane Brennan 1964, Betty Kelly 2011, John Curran 2013, Annie Monan 1998, James Cunningham 1986, Michael Lynn 2005, James McCormack 1999, Catherine Welsh 2005, Joe Marshall 2013, John McKay 1957, Bernard Burns 1963, Annie Carson 1995, Avril Cullis 2009, Brookelyn Angel Donnachy 2006, James Jennings 2013 and Andrew McCormick 2009 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 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 £756.79 - many thanks.

Last weekend's collection for
the Justice and Peace amounted to £322.44 - 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 Harry Sammons at 5.30 pm and Patricia Milligan at 10.30 am.

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

Next Sunday's teas will be served by Saint Peter'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 Geraldine Butcher and Elese McCormack for the pre-fives, Maria Paterson and George Kidd for primaries 1 and 2, Emma Paterson and Michelle Noble for primary 3 and Denise Gilmour and Michelle Morton for primary 4.

The 2014 Burns Supper will take place in the Parish Centre on Saturday 1 February at 7.00 pm. Patrons are asked to be seated by 6.50 pm. The Immortal Memory will be delivered by Michael Diamond (shown below left), past President of Irvine Burns Club. John Hunter (shown below centre), North Ayrshire Councillor for Ardrossan and Arran will propose the Toast to the Lassies and Katy Clark (shown below right), Member of Parliament for North Ayrshire and Arran will reply. Other participants include Bill Andrew, Rachel Brown, Michael McCulloch, George McGrattan and Ciaran Sinclair. Tickets cost £12.50 and they should be booked in advance though the Parish Office on 01294 464063. Patrons can request group seating arrangements to be with friends. The meal will be prepared and served by Michael and Fiona Brown, family and friends. Vegetarian meals are available with notice as an alternative to the traditional Burns Supper main course. If you are looking for tickets, please order them this week. More than two-thirds of the tickets are already sold.

Members and new members have the opportunity to renew their membership for 2014 at a cost of £15 on the next two Sundays - 19 and 26 January in the Parish Centre foyer after all Masses of the weekend. Collectors are out and about collecting from their members now. If we have missed anyone, please hand in on Sign-Up Sundays. There will be an early-bird draw for those who have paid before the end of January. We take this opportunity to thank all members for their continuing support of the Club and the parish, and especially our collectors who continue over many years. Our first draw for 2014 will be in February to give all members the time to pay their membership. Please consider joining and tell your friends. Everyone is very welcome to share in the prizes. Contact the Club Promoter, Myriame Sammons on 01294 469006.

A sixth-year pupil at St Matthew's Academy, Saltcoats, Rosalind Sharp, has arranged an Instrumental Evening in aid of The Cystic Fibrosis Trust. The concert will be held in Saint Matthew's Auditorium on Wednesday 22 January 2014 at 7.00 pm. Tickets are available from the school office (01294 606680) and are priced at £5 for adults and £3 for concessions.

Like the other Dioceses in Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales, we must continue to face up to the declining number of people attending Mass and to the increasing costs of maintaining, heating and caring for our buildings as well as the decreasing number of priests. Bishop John has issued a Consultation Paper for us to consider over the Christmas period. In January we will have a Three Towns meeting to consider a way forward. The Consultation Paper is available now.

Registration for pre-school and ante-pre-school will be by appointmentduring the following times.
   Monday 27 January - 11.10 to 11.40 am and 2.30 to 2.55 pm
   Tuesday 28 January - 2.30 to 2.50 pm
   Friday 31 January - 11.10 to 11.40 am and 2.30 to 2.55 pm
Please call in person or by telephone (01294 462554) to arrange an appointment. We look forward to meeting you next week.

On 25 November 2013, the one hundred thousandth visit was made to Saint Peter’s website which was launched on 13 July 2005. The site has over 1750 web pages, 1100 pictures, 490 bulletins between 1960 and 2013, 14000 links, some audio and video clips and been viewed in 81 countries worldwide. Over 1200 of our deceased relatives and friends are remembered in our Anniversary List and some are featured in our Memoriam Cards page. The site contains many articles on past and present spiritual and community life in Saint Peter's with pages dedicated to our recent seventy-fifth anniversary.
Canon Matt and the website author are very grateful to those who have accessed the site, lent photographs, passed on stories, identified errors, made suggestions and expressed compliments. The aims of the site are to make parishioners and others aware of current events and record our history. If you can help with this project, please speak to Canon Matt or contact WebsiteAuthor@SaintPeterinChains.net.

Saint Matthew's Academy, Saltcoats has a new website under construction at www.SaintMatthewsAcademy.com You might find it interesting.

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.

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 555955 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.

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.