BULLETIN                                     15 JUNE 2014



Saturday 14 June  

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

Sunday 15 June  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation and Edward Swiercz
Vigil of the Deceased at 6.00 pm for Annie Daniels

Monday 16 June  

Requiem Mass at 9.30 am for Annie Daniels followed by her burial in Saint Kentigern’s Cemetery, Glasgow

Tuesday 17 June  

Mass at 10.00 am for John Dolan and Tom McKay

Wednesday 18 June  

Mass at 9.00 am for Greta Sudlow and Wilshie Boyle
Canon Matt will be a Depute Head Teacher interviews in Saint Matthew's Acadmey, Saltcoats.

Thursday 19 June  

Mass at 7.00 pm for Neil O’Connell

Friday 20 June  

Mass at 10.00 am for Elizabeth Gallagher and those who are sick

Saturday 21 June  

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Gerald Kelly whose burial took place on 11 June
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Gertrude Cunningham

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 15 June  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 16 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 17 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 18 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 19 June  
7.00 pm

Prize Bingo for Lourdes

Friday 20 June  
9.30 to 11.30 am Parents and Toddlers

Please remember in your prayers:
Teresa McEvoy (Stevenston), Robert McKay (Stevenston) and Stewart Gibb who died recently;
Margaret Duffy 2000, Anthony Forbes 2002, Rena Freer 2010, Julia Petrie 1998, Edward Swiercz 1991, David Brodie 1994, Agnes Hunter 1956, Sheila Reilly 1987, Carol Stewart 2005, Agnes Cochrane 1998, Mary Theresa Dolan 1999, Bernard Kilbane 1986, Michael Leonard 2000, Father Tom Leverage 1996, Cardinal Thomas Winning 2001, Sheila Kennedy 1996, Samuel McGonigle 1997, Andrew McPadden 2002, Una Delahunt Rice 2005, Margaret Forbes 2006, Billy Harvey 2004, John Malloy 2002, Father Alan Wilson 2012, Margaret Boyd 2005, Gertrude Cunningham 2008,
Mary Bridget Magee 1988 and Susan Watson 2002 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 £866.13 - many thanks.

Last weekend's Building Fund collection amounted to £291.40- 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 Harry Sammons at 5.30 pm and Angela Body 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 Sadie Gilmour’s team.

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 and Kimberley Boyd and Andrena Hughes for primary 3.

The Service of Prayer on Pentecost Sunday afternoon in Saint John’s, Stevenston was exceptionally well attended by parishioners from across the deanery. As was pointed out things are changing - and we might find it hard. 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. Saltcoats now has only one parish. 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 an open meeting for everyone in the Deanery in Saint Matthew’s Academy, Saltcoats on Sunday 29 June at 3.00 pm. We bring together or views on the way forward - Pope Francis calls us to be 'Church' in a new way. Circumstances are changing faster than we can easily cope. Change is coming - can we shape it? 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.

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 Centre Fete. due to be held on 21 June, has been cancelled due to lack of support.

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.
   - Monday 16 June at 7.00 pm : First to Third Year Awards Ceremony
   - Tuesday 24 to Thursday 26 June : The School Show.

Please give blood at the Civic Centre, Glasgow Street, Ardrossan on Tuesday 24 June from 2.00 to 3.45 pm and 5.15 to 7.30 pm or Wednesday 25 June from 4.00 to 7.30 pm.

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.