BULLETIN               8 JUNE 2014




Saturday 7 June  

Mass at 10.00 am for Anne White and Mary Brown
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Alison Dunn

Sunday 8 June  

Pentecost Sunday
Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation
Deanery Prayer Service at 3.00 pm in Saint John's Church, Stevenston

Monday 9 June  

No Mass in Saint Peter's

Tuesday 10 June  

Mass at 10.00 am for Robbie McKechan and George Russell by Father Charles

Wednesday 11 June  

Mass at 10.00 am for Greta McGreevy by Father Charles

Thursday 12 June  

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass at 7.00 pm for Alice Ferrie in Saint Matthew's Academy, Saltcoats - everyone is welcome.

Friday 13 June  

Mass at 10.00 am for Vincent McBride

Saturday 14 June  

Mass at 10.00 am for birthday wishes - MB
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Tom Atkins and David Brodie

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 8 June  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 9 June  
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 10 June  
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 11 June  
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 12 June  
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm


Friday 13 June  
9.30 to 11.30 am Parents and Toddlers

Please remember in your prayers:
Elizabeth (Keegans) Gallagher, Annie Daniels of our parish in her 102nd year, Gerald Kelly of our parish and Canon Jim Byres (Erskine) who died recently;
Patrick Clark 2002, Michael Collins 2009, Charles Coulter 2007, George West 1997, Martin Francis Brown 1998, Elizabeth Dailly, Hilda Reid, John Spencer 2002, Alice Ferrie 2010, John Maher 2002, Helen Taylor 1998, Tom Atkins 2010, Agnes Blake 2008, John Higgins 1973, Sheelagh Kelly 2010, Vincent McBride 2013, Molly Monaghan 2008, Felix Murphy 1997, Catherine Carroll neé Rice and Sarah Sweeney 1997 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 £756.65 - many thanks.

Last weekend's Building Fund collection amounted to £360.14 - 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 Pauline Taylor at 5.30 pm and Alfie Agostini at 10.30 am.

Next weekend's altar servers are Aidan and Calum at 5.30 pm and Group 5 at 10.30 am.

There will be no Sunday's teas next weekend.

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 and Michelle Morton and Michelle Noble for primary 3.

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 John’s, 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 Matthew’s 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. I’ll happily print out a copy for anyone who asks. Progress will be reported to you as we go along.

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

There is a Day For Life leaflet about the Holy Father’s - and the entire Church’s - stand in the defence of life from birth till natural death. Sometimes, we appear to be a 'voice crying in the wilderness' but we must go on defending life. There is a collection of the Pro-Life work of the Church today.

Details of the funeral of Gerald Kelly will be on the parish website as soon as possible. Annie Daniels will be received into the Church on Sunday 15 June at 6.00 pm and her Funeral Mass on Monday 16 June at 9.30 am will be followed by her burial in Glasgow.

50/50 CLUB
Congratulations to our winners for May and June.
   May - 47 P Duffy, 135 K Carson, 71 M Griffin, 265 P Dixon
   June - 169 M Stewart, 216 B Madine, 164 E McCallum, 92 D Brown
We have eleven members still not renewed their membership this year. If this is just an oversight, please let the Promoter know what is happening in order to bring records up-to-date. Anyone wishing to join the 50/50 Club can do so at anytime during the year simply by calling the Promoter, Myriame Sammons on 01294 469006. Thanks to all our members for their continued support of the Parish 50/50 Club.

Two Whithorn Camps are organised for this summer for over 16s on 21 and 22 July and 10 to 16s on 30 and 31 August. As well as the outdoor camping experience, we will explore the history and spirituality of Saint Ninian. More details can be found at Galloway Catholic Youth on Facebook, www.GallowayYouth.org.uk or from Father Stephen McGrattan on info@rccumnock.org.uk or 01290 421031.

A Prize Bingo in aid of the Dream Team 'Journey together to Lourdes' at Easter 2015 will be held on Thursday 19 June in the Parish Centre with eyes down at 7.30 pm. If you wish to donate raffle prizes et cetera, please call Esther Coulter or Liz Petrie on 464692. All are welcome.

Saint Peter's Children's Fete will be held on Saturday 21 June from 10.30 am to 2.00 pm in the Parish Centre. There will be various stalls, teas, tombola et cetera. Stalls are available for groups to hire for £10. Phone Josephine Coulter on 473030 for further details.

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.

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.

You are welcome to participate in any of these events in Saint Matthew's Academy, Saltcoats.
   - Thursday 12 June at 7.00 pm : Primary seven Mass of welcome for the new
     pupils who will join the school in August. This will replace the Parish Mass.
   - Monday 16 June at 7.00 pm : First to Third Year Awards Ceremony
   - Tuesday 24 to Thursday 26 June : The School Show.

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.