BULLETIN                 6 APRIL 2014



Saturday 5 April  

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

Sunday 6 April  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for Donald Cullinane
Hour of Prayer at 4.00 pm

Monday 7 April  

Mass at 10.00 am for the McDonagh, McPeake and Goudie families

Tuesday 8 April  

No Mass in Saint Peter's

Wednesday 9 April  

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass offered elsewhere for Nanda McGoogan

Thursday 10 April  

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass offered elsewhere for the wedding of Siobhan and Damiano

Friday 11 April  

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass offered elsewhere for those who are sick

Saturday 12 April  

No 10.00 am Mass in Saint Peter's
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.


Sunday 6 April  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 7 April  
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 8 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
Ignatian Prayer Group 2

Wednesday 9 April  
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Cardio 40 Toning

Thursday 10 April  

Friday 11 April  
9.30 to 11.30 am

Parents and Toddlers

Saturday 12 April  
10.30 am Coffee Morning for MacMillan Cancer Trust

Please remember in your prayers:
Daniel Thomas Gilmour 2013, Frank Grogan, Michael McNamara 2008, Father Tom McCann 2009, Mary Tinney 2004, Father Jim Boyd SCJ 2002, Andrew Coldwell 1994, Father John Collins 2002, Donald Cullinane 2009, Frank Kelly 1994, Michael Mulligan 1982, Billy Smith 2009, David McLaren 2006, Father Gabriel Kigozi 2011, Helen Theresa Magee 2000 and George Monaghan 2004 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 £685.59 - many thanks.

Last weekend's collection for SCIAF amounted to £629.33 - 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 Marade Griffin at 5.30 pm and Margaret Harvey 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 Sharon McLaughlin’s team.

Next week's Children's Liturgy helpers are Elaine Shaw and Teresa Louden for the pre-fives, Jacqueline Waugh and Michelle Champion for primaries 1 and 2, Michelle Morton and Michelle Noble for primary 3 and Jacqueline Smith and Michelle Millar for primary 4.

Canon Matt
will be in Italy from Tuesday to Saturday for the wedding of Damiano Agostini and Siobhan Sullivan. He will be back for Mass on Sunday. Canon McSorley will offer the Saturday evening Mass.

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 don’t 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.

Next week is Holy Week and during it, there will be short morning prayer services at 10.00 am in the Park Church. From Monday to Wednesday, our Mass here will be at 9.00 am. On Monday, the Ardrossan Churches Passover Meal will be at 7.00 pm in the Parish Centre - a prayerful and interesting experience. On Holy Thursday, there will be Mass of the Last Supper at 7.00 pm. It will be followed by a period of adoration till Night Prayer at 9.00 pm. On Good Friday, there will be Children’s Stations of the Cross at 12 noon, the Liturgy of the Passion at 3.00 pm and the Way of the Cross at 7.00 pm. Good Friday is a day for fasting. At the afternoon service, there will be a collection for the Holy Places. There will be no 5.30 pm Vigil Mass on Saturday when the Easter Vigil service will be at 8.30 pm. On Easter Sunday, there will be the Ardrossan Churches Sunrise Service on the Cannon Hill at 8.00 am. It will be followed by breakfast in Parish Centre at 8.45 am. The Sunday Mass will be at 10.30 am as usual.

There will be Confessions and Mass in Polish in Saint Margaret’s Cathedral, Ayr on Palm Sunday, 13 March at 3.00 pm. Palmowa niedziela. 13 Kwiecien 2014, godzina 15;00. Jestem szcześliwy by poinformowac, ze Niedziela Palmowa odbêdzie siê w Katedrze Šwietej MaIgorzaty w Ayr. Ksi¹dz Marian Lekawa oraz inny polski ksiadz przybêd¹ z Glasgow by wysIuchac Spowiedzi oraz poprowadza Mszê w jezyku polskim. Spowiedź zacznie sie o godzinie 15;00 a po niej odbêdzie sie msza świêta. Prosze poinformowac swoich bliskich, znajomych i przyjacióI. Dziêkuje i Bóg zapIaæ.
Canon Keegans

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 6 April - Saint Peter’s, Ardrossan and 13 April - Saint John’s, Stevenston.

Poverty doesn’t 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.

New collection envelopes are now available at the stall.

Evening Prayer of the Church will be sung in Saint Margaret’s 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.

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, don’t pay and the food is already purchased.

The eco-council of Saint Peter’s 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 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.