BULLETIN       13 APRIL 2014



Saturday 12 April  

No 10.00 am Mass in Saint Peter's
Vigil Mass and Blessing of Palm Branches at 5.30 pm for Edwin and George Curtis

Sunday 13 April  

Sunday Mass and Blessing of Palm Branches at 10.30 am for the congregation
Hour of Prayer at 4.00 pm

Monday 14 April  

Mass at 9.00 am for Carolanne Gallacher
Short morning meditation in Park Church at 10.00 am

Tuesday 15 April  

Mass at 9.00 am for Duncan Lyon
Short morning meditation in Park Church at 10.00 am
Mass of the Holy Oils in Saint Margaret's Cathedral, Ayr at 7.30 pm

Wednesday 16 April  

Mass at 9.00 am for Alistair Malloy
Short morning meditation in Park Church at 10.00 am

Thursday 17 April  

Short morning meditation in Park Church at 10.00 am
Mass of the Last Supper at 7.00 pm for Frank and Sarah Coulter
Night Prayer at 9.00 pm

Friday 18 April  

Short morning meditation in Park Church at 10.00 am
Children’s Way of the Cross at 12 noon
Liturgy of the Passion at 3.00 pm
Stations of the Cross at 7.00 pm

Saturday 19 April  

Easter Vigil Mass at 8.30 pm for Joseph and Jessie Stevens

Sunday 20 April  
Easter Sunday Sunrise Service on Cannon Hill at 8.00 am followed by breakfast in the Parish Centre

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 12 April  
10.30 am Coffee Morning for MacMillan Cancer Trust
Sunday 13 April  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 14 April  
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Passover Supper at 7.00 pm

Tuesday 15 April  
9.00 to 11.00 am
11.00 am
6.30 to 8.30 pm

Cardiac Rehabilition
Legion of Mary
Cardio 40 Toning

Please remember in your prayers:
Alexander Marshall (Saltcoats) and Peter Ludden who died recently;
Father David Barr 2012, Martha Lynas 2009, David Walsh 1962, Janie Clark 2010, James McKibben 2002, Ann McEvoy 1980, Kathleen O’Donnell 2011, Francis Joseph Smith 1999, Jean Taylor 2006, Cliff Atkey 2000, Jean Robertson 2009, Mary Ann Walsh 1955, Noelle Collins 2007, Francis Coulter 1976, Marie McCarroll 1982, Rosina McPeake, William McPeake, William Main 2007, Jessie Stevens 2000, Joseph Stevens 1993, Robert Tracy 2004, Marie Louise McCarroll 1982, James McCool 2009 and Jane Tumilty 1983 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 £815.22 - many thanks.

Last weekend's Building Fund collection amounted to £307.11 - 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 Katrina Pollock 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 2 at 10.30 am.

There will be no teas after 10.30 am Mass on Easter Sunday.

Next week's Children's Liturgy helpers are Geraldine Butcher and Elese McCormack for the pre-fives, Maria Paterson and George Kidd for primaries 1 and 2, Emma Paterson and Kimberley Boyd for primary 3 and Denise Gilmour and Michelle Morton for primary 4.

Monsignor Dan Hart is saying the Saturday Vigil Mass. Canon Matt will be back from Italy for Mass on Sunday morning.

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.

This 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 date is 13 April in Saint John’s, Stevenston.

A set of keys and a ring were found separately in the car park last week. If you think they may belong to you, please contact the Parish Office on 01294 464063.

North Ayrshire Council Dementia Support Services are based at 97 Glasgow Street, Ardrossan. The telephone number is 01294 602720. Please contact the team if you or someone you know of someone who needs assistance.

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.