BULLETIN                 30 MARCH 2014



Saturday 29 March  

Mass at 10.00 am for Annie McQuade
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Kieran Farmer

Sunday 30 March  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation
Hour of Prayer in
Saint Maryís, Largs at 4.00 pm

Monday 31 March  

Mass at 10.00 am for the McCarroll and McDermott families

Tuesday 1 April  

Mass at 10.00 am for Kenneth McSkimming

Wednesday 2 April  

Mass at 10.00 am for McQuade and Elizabeth Townsley
Penance Service in Saint Mary's, Saltcoats at 2.00 pm
Penance Service in Saint Johnís, Stevenston at 7.00 pm

Thursday 3 April  

Mass at 10.00 am for Annie and Andrew Murphy
Penance Service at 7.00 pm

Friday 4 April  

Stations of the Cross at 9.40 am
Mass at 10.00 am for Alistair Malloy

Saturday 5 April  

Mass at 10.00 am for John Pentleton
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for the congregation

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 29 March  
1.00 pm Private Function
Sunday 30 March  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 31 March  
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 1 April  
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 2 April  
6.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm
7.30 pm

Irish Dancing Class
Cardio 40 Toning
Ignatian Prayer Group 1

Thursday 3 April  
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm


Friday 4 April  
9.30 to 11.30 am

Parents and Toddlers

Please remember in your prayers:
John Pentleton (Ayr), a former teacher in Saint Andrew's Academy, Saltcoats who died recently;
Sarah Anderson 2003, James Kelly 1983, Michael McCann 2012, Sandy Miller 1979, Gus Slimman 1993, Isabella Stuart 2004, William Friel 1994, Peter Hughes 2011, Irene Mathieson 2012, Jenny Murphy 1998, Marjorie Robertson, Margaret Shanks 1993, Kenneth McSkimming, Jane McFarlane 2006, Margaret Murphy, Monsignor John O'Farrell 2008, Pope John Paul II 2005, James Smith 1959, Archie McFarlane, Harry Quinn 1993, Patrick Tomelty 2004, Annie Adam 1997, Mattie Friel 1995, Barbara Henderson, Frank McCaffrey 2012, Jane Mullen 2003, Annie Murphy 1981, Agnes Ward 2001, Margaret Boyd 2004, George Lee 1992 and James Wilson 2013 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 £655.14 - many thanks.

Last weekend's Building Fund collection amounted to £300.12 - 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 and on the parish website. 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 Tom Reid 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 Sadie Gilmourís team.

Next week's Children's Liturgy helpers are Claire Sweenie and Linda Martin for the pre-fives, Laura Hamilton and Marie OíBrien for primaries 1 and 2, Yvette Thorpe and Maria Paterson for primary 3 and Frances Gemmell and Gayle Paterson for primary 4.

Lent is a time of prayer, penance and sharing as we prepare for Easter. It is a time to renew our efforts to pray better, to do without the things we donít really need and to share what we have with those who are more in need. Try to make a little more time for prayer. If you can make the weekday Mass, it would be good for the soul. If you can fast a little, it would be good for the body. If you can share a bit more, for example, in the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF) boxes, it will be good for our poorest brothers and sisters. During Lent, we will make the Way of the Cross on a Friday at 9.40 am before Mass. As well as our services noted above, there is Mass in
Saint Mary's, Saltcoats at 7.00 am on a Friday morning and Stations of the Cross at 6.30 pm on a Friday evening.

There will be Lenten Penance Services in
Saint Mary's, Saltcoats on Wednesday 2 April at 2.00 pm
   Saint Johnís, Stevenston on Wednesday 2 April at 7.00 pm
   Saint Peterís, Ardrossan on Thursday 3 April at 7.00 pm.

The Deanary Priests are meeting regularly to discuss Embracing Change, the leaflet issued recently on our way forward. After Lent, we hope to be in a position to engage with as many of you as are able to be there to work on a plan. During Lent, we want to invite you to pray about the future when we will have less priests but more needs. We are suggesting a Sunday early evening Hour of Prayer in the participating parishes of the Deanery from 4.00 to 5.00 pm. The remaining dates are
30 March - Saint Maryís, Largs; 6 April - Saint Peterís, Ardrossan and 13 April - Saint Johnís, Stevenston.

Poverty doesnít happen by accident. People are kept poor, hungry and powerless by global rules and behaviours that benefit a small number of people while harming many others. What we eat and how we shop make a difference. Take action with SCIAF this Lent and make choices that help poor people in developing countries.

In Colombia, people are being forced off their land by rich cattle farmers and illegal mining companies. SCIAF is working with Church partners to help communities grow enough food to eat and stand up for their human rights. Visit www.TheWeeBox.org for their inspirational stories.

There will be Confessions and Mass in Polish in Saint Margaretís Cathedral, Ayr on Palm Sunday, 13 March at 3.00 pm.
Palmowa niedziela, 13 Kwiecien 2014, Godzina 15.00.

New collection envelopes are now available at the stall.

Thanks to the Thursday night Brownies and Guides for the donation of £636 towards the Parish Centre which was the proceeds of their recent fundraising Bingo Night. Thank you and well done!

50/50 CLUB
Congratulations to the March winners - 116 G Dhamecha, 193 J Smith, 99 M Carr and 73 A Millar who each receive £25. The cheques are in the post. The annual profit of 50%, that is £1500, has been given to Saint Peterís Parish Account. Would the 25 members who have forgotten to renew please renew as soon as possible as this could reduce prize money? We thank all members for their continued support and welcome any new members. The contact is Myriame Sammons on 469006. The next draw is in April with the bonus draw for £100. Good luck.

Evening Prayer of the Church will be sung in Saint Margaretís Cathedral, Ayr on Sunday 6 April at 6.00 pm. You will be very welcome.

MacMillan Cancer Care Support is holding a Coffee Morning in the Parish Centre on Satruday 12 April from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm. Tickets are available at the door. There will be more information later.

During Holy Week, 14 to 18 April, there will be short morning prayer services in the Park Church, Ardrossan. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, our Mass will be at 9.00 am instead of 10.00 am.

The Passover Meal will be on Monday 14 April at 7.00 pm in the Parish Centre as part of Ardrossan Churches Holy Week Services.

During Lent, the
Saint Vincent de Paul Society is once again asking you to donate both male and female toiletries for use in the Ozanam Centre in Glasgow. The Ozanam Centre assists the homeless, both male and female so any donations of toiletries would be very gratefully received. A box will be in the Church porch for any donations and we hope that we can rely on your usual very generous support. Thank you.

We have an Italian Night planned for Saturday 10 May. Music will be provided by Angela and Paolo and food by Gratiano and Alfredo. A vegetarian option is available if pre-booked. This is a Charity Night and the proceeds are for the Parish and the Clinic run by Dr Lido Stefani in Rwanda, Africa. This retired surgeon has dedicated his life to working with very poor people who have few medical facilities. Attendance is limited to the first one hundred. Tickets cost £15 and will be available soon. Book now by phone. We have to ask you to pay for your tickets on receipt. Too many book tickets for events and then being unable to attend, donít pay and the food is already purchased.

The eco-council of Saint Peterís Primary School would like to enrol you in their Beach Clean-Up on Sunday 27 April after the Family Mass.

Are you visiting us for Mass? Please know that you are very welcome. During the 10.30 am Mass outwith holidays, there is a Childrenís 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.