BULLETIN                        25 MAY 2014




Saturday 24 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Elizabeth Lennon
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Anne White

Sunday 25 May  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation and those on the anniversary list for this week

Monday 26 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for those who are sick and birthday wishes

Tuesday 27 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for the Little family

Wednesday 28 May  

No 10.00 am Mass in Saint Peter's - Canon Matt is attending a Safeguarding conference.
Vigil Mass of the Ascension at 7.00 pm for Angus MacRae

Thursday 29 May  

Feast of the Ascension
Mass at 10.00 am for Helen Brown and Eileen McCann
Mass at 7.00 pm for Rosemary McGuire

Friday 30 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Greta Sudlow and Cathy Byrne

Saturday 31 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Mary McCaul
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 25 May  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 26 May  
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 27 May  
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 28 May  
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 29 May  
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm


Friday 30 May  
9.30 to 11.30 am Parents and Toddlers

Please remember in your prayers:
Hamish Armour and Vincent Cassidy (Stevenston) who died recently;
Patrick O'Hare 1973, Margaret McAuley 1953, Joe Peppard 1993, Christine Stevens 1996, Joseph Higgins 2006, Robert and Margaret Monan 1977, Lily Peppard 2004, Mary Lynn Beattie 1998, Bernard Little 1999, Sarah Ramsay 2000, Desmond Langan 2005, Jim Little 1945, Andrew McCarroll 1967, William McNeil 2007, William Stewart 2006, Des Madine 1982, Brian Towie 2013, Cameron Walsh 1987, Joseph Bale 2011, Simon Brannan, James Kyle 1992, Sadie Grant 2001, Anthony Lundie 2010 and Isabella McCarroll 1968 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 £929.57 - many thanks.

Last weekend's Building Fund collection amounted to £375.29 - 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.

New collection envelopes are now available at the stall. Please let us know if you wish to switch to a standing order. Forms are available.

Next weekend's readers are Marade Griffin 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 3 at 10.30 am.

Next Sunday's teas will be served by Annie Thompsonís team.

Next week's Children's Liturgy helpers are Geraldine Butcher and Elese McCormack for the pre-fives, Jacqueline Waugh and Michelle Champion for primaries 1 and 2 and Andrena Hughes and Denise Gilmour for primary 3. Next Sunday is Confirmation and First Communion Sunday for primary 4.

The sacraments of Confirmation and Holy Communion for the first time will be celebrated on Sunday 1 June at the 10.30 am Mass. That Masses will be busy. You may prefer to come on Saturday evening at 5.30 pm. If there is anyone in the parish who has not been confirmed - it can happen - please contact Canon Matt.

Confirmation and First Communion gifts are available at the stall.

Funded nursery places at Saint Peter's Children's Cente are still available for children who are three years of age before 28 February 2015. It is proposed that an afternoon two hour session for children aged two to three years will start in August. Please contact Josephine Coulter on 473030 for more information.

Embracing Change is the process going on throughout the Diocese as we prepare for a time when we have fewer priests and a Church being enlivened by Pope Francis. As has been mentioned, the priests of this Deanery have been meeting since Christmas to discuss our leadership role in a time of change. Largs and Millport now share a Parish Priest as do Kilbirnie, Beith and Dalry. Saint Margaret's in Irvine has closed. The full text of the notes of our meetings is on the parish website at www.SaintPeterInChains.net. This might give you a flavour of our thinking and planning. There is also a brief timetable. The Sunday afternoon times of prayer during Lent were important and were quite well attended. The next step is a Deanery Pentecost Service in Saint Johnís, Stevenston on Pentecost Sunday, 8 June at 3.00 pm. It is a celebration of who we are as Church and our shared gifts and abilities. It is a time of prayer and reflection, leading to an Open Forum to be held on Sunday 29 June. The venue is yet to be finalised but probably Saint Matthewís Academy auditorium. Please get involved by reading the notes, making suggestions and so on. If you would like a copy of the notes - as opposed to reading them on the website - please send an email requesting a copy. Iíll happily print out a copy for anyone who asks. Progress will be reported to you as we go along. Before Pentecost, we could have a parish meeting to discuss our part in the service.

As mentioned above, to mark Pentecost Sunday and our way forward as we Embrace Change, there will be a deanery prayer service in Saint Johnís Church, Stevenston on Sunday 8 June at 3.00 pm.

Bishop John Cunningham is ill a the moment. Bishop John has had a painful leg complaint almost all of his time as our Bishop. Because of his ill-health, he is anxious to retire and his resignation has been received by Rome but he and we have to wait for a new bishop to be appointed. This is something else to pray about.

50/50 CLUB
Anyone wishing to join the 50/50 Club, please contact the Promoter on 469006.

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.

There will be a Garden Fayre at James McFarlane School on Thursday 29 May from 10.00 am to 12 noon. There will be arts and crafts, home baking, a raffle, plants, tea and coffee. All are welcome.

North Ayrshire Foodbank invites you to join them on Sunday 1 June from noon to 4.30 pm at Saint Matthew's Academy, Saltcoats. Walk, trot or run by yourself or with friends or family. Build a food mountain! For a list of foods needed, please visit NorthAyrshire.foodbank.org.uk/resources/documents/foodbank. To receive an exclusive North Ayrshire Foodbank medal, teams or individuals need to register with each participant raising £10 or more. Register by sending an email to nafoodbank@btinternet.com stating in the subject line Marafun Sponsorship Form. All funds raised will be used to combat hunger in its many forms in North Ayrshire.

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.