BULLETIN                                22 JUNE 2014



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

Sunday 22 June  

Feast of the Body of Christ
Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 23 June  

Mass at 10.00 am for Teresa McEvoy and Stewart Gibb

Tuesday 24 June  

Mass at 10.00 am for the Kerber and McPeake families and all those who are sick

Wednesday 25 June  

Mass at 10.00 am for Patricia, Greta and Felix Murphy

Thursday 26 June  

No Mass in Saint Peter's - Saint Matthew's Academy Concert

Friday 27 June  

Requiem Mass at 11.00 am for Bobby Findlay

Saturday 28 June  

Mass at 10.00 am for Bernard Kilbane and Margaret Duffy
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Michael Leonard

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 22 June  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 23 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 24 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 25 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 26 June  
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm


Please remember in your prayers:
Rita Kelly of our parish, Bobby Findlay of our parish and Tommy Mills who died recently;
Agnes Delahunt 1936, Margaret Donnelly 1953, Mary Leishman 1997, Ronald McKay 2008, Shiela Kearney, Mamie Scotland, Frank Tracy 2007, Michael Fitzpatrick 2006, John Flood 2003, Greta Murphy 1973, George Russell 2005, Ben Walsh 1985, Harry Boyle 2006, Michael Fitzpatrick 2006, Elizabeth Paterson, Joseph Sammons 1954, Margaret Burns 2006, Katherine Fish 2002, James Little 1979, Joseph McCormick 1977, Tony Ross 2008, Anne Convery 1997, Daniel Harrigan 2012, Annie McCabe 2002, Margaret McCann 2000, Sadie Morgan 2012 and Mary Nolan O'Hare 1995 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 £654.28 - many thanks.

Last weekend's Building Fund collection amounted to £270.34 - 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 Margaret Munn at 5.30 pm and Tom Reid at 10.30 am.

Next weekend's altar servers are Aidan and Calum at 5.30 pm and Group 2 at 10.30 am.

Next Sunday's teas will be served by Sharon McLaughlin’s team.

Next week's Children's Liturgy helpers are Claire Sweenie and Linda Martin for the pre-fives, Laura Hamilton and Marie O’Brien for primaries 1 and 2 and Yvette Thorpe and Maria Paterson 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.

We had Mass and a lunch on Thursday to celebrate the ordination anniversaries of Father Ralph Mancini (60 years), Father George Thompson (25 years) and Father Martin Chambers (25 years). We offer them our prayers and congratulations. I was being congratulated on being the oldest serving, that is not retired, priest in the diocese. I hadn’t noticed but sometimes I feel it!

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.

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.

Saint Matthew's Academy, Saltcoats presents Back To The 80’s - The Totally Awesome Musical on Tuesday 24 to Thursday 26 June in Saint Matthew’s Auditorium. Tickets are available from the school office. All are welcome.

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.