BULLETIN                            26 JANUARY 2014



Saturday 25 January  

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

Sunday 26 January  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 27 January  
Mass at 10.00 am for Mr Mullen and Joe Marshall
Tuesday 28 January  

Mass at 10.00 am in thanksgiving by Dom Charles

Wednesday 29 January  

Mass at 10.00 am for Romana Craig

Thursday 30 January  

Mass at 7.00 pm for Larry O’Keff and Walter White

Friday 31 January  

Mass at 10.00 am for William Higgins and Joan Graham

Saturday 1 February  

Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention and Molly McCafferty
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for the Retzbach family

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 26 January  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 27 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 28 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 29 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 30 January  
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm


Friday 31 January  
9.30 to 11.30 am

Parents and Toddlers

Saturday 1 February  
7.00 pm Burns Supper
Patrons are asked to be seated by 6.50 pm.

Please remember in your prayers:
Maureen McKenzie (Saltcoats), Walter Whyte (Troon), Larry O’Keff (Ireland) and Molly McCafferty who died recently;
Barbara Scott 2010, Willie Forsyth 2012, John McKay senior 1957, Patricia Murphy 1988, Joseph Retzbach 1940, Ian Michael Falsey 2004, Agnes Marshall 2012, John Ryan 2001, Susanna Brodie 1963, Iain Clarke 2012, Joseph Lynn 1997, John McKay, Ellen McCarroll 1980 and James McDermid 2005 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 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 £631.55 - many thanks.


We are grateful for the help the parish gets from so many of you and on a regular basis. Outstanding is a major repair to the sacristy roof. A temporary repair has been done, but a full repair is necessary. It has been delayed by yet more storm damage but we are on top of it! In the past couple of weeks we have had and are grateful for two donations of £50, one of £20 and one of £5. With the second collection on a Sunday, we are making progress. Last weekend's collection amounted to £265.81 - many thanks
. The debt to the diocese for the building of the Parish Centre is now repaid without a single payment missed over the years so we can continue to keep all our buildings in repair.

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.

There is £500 in a designated fund to assist those who wish to make the pilgrimage to Lourdes. Remember it is there if you or someone you know needs this specific help.

Next weekend's readers are Margaret Munn at 5.30 pm and Robert Cooper at 10.30 am.

Next weekend's altar servers are Aidan and Calum 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, Laura Hamilton and Yvette Thorpe for primaries 1 and 2, Marie O’Brien and Kimberley Boyd for primary 3 and Andrena Hughes and Emma Paterson 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, Ronnie Cairns, 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 eighty of the tickets are already sold.

Members and new members have the opportunity to renew their membership for 2014 at a cost of £15 this weekend, 25 and 26 January in the Parish Centre foyer after all Masses. 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 469006.

Singing The Mass is a music workshop for parish musicians, cantors, and people who enjoy singing. The event will take place in the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Mitchell Street, Beith on Saturday 15 February from 1.00 pm, beginning with lunch and concluding with the Vigil Mass at 6.30 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.

5th Ardrossan Guides are hosting a fundraising Spring Fete on Saturday 22 February 2014 in the Parish Centre from 10.30 am to 1.00 pm. The date is particularly special as it’s our annual World Thinking Day where we celebrate friendship and unity. We aim to have the usual fete stalls available. We have also got some ‘indoor car boot tables’ for sale at £10 each. Please contact Guide Leader, Coral Brady, on 07950 231241 if you would like to reserve a table. We hope to warmly welcome you to the event.

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.

Nursery registration for Saint Peter's Children's Centre will take place on the week beginning Monday 27 January for children who are three year of age before 28 February 2015. Birth certificates should be produced at registration. Registration will take place Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings between 10 and 11.30 am. Please phone Josephine on 473030 to arrange a suitable time.

On 25 November 2013, the one hundred thousandth visit was made to Saint Peter’s website which was launched on 13 July 2005.

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 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.