BULLETIN                                                6 JULY 2014



Saturday 5 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for Bernard Kilbane and Rita Kelly
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Bobby Brennan

Sunday 6 July  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 7 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for Rita Kelly and George Hilferty

Tuesday 8 July  

No Mass in Saint Peter's

Wednesday 9 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for Mary Brown and Sandra Cornwallis

Thursday 10 July  

Mass at 7.00 pm to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the death of Father Michael Lynch

Friday 11 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for Bill Mathieson and Bridget Doyle

Saturday 12 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for Eileen McCann
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for James and Agnes Connaghan

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 6 July  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 7 July  
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 8 July  
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 9 July  
6.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Irish Dancing Class
Cardio 40 Toning

Please remember in your prayers:
Bill Mathieson of our parish, Annie Lowe and Bridget Doyle (Kilbirnie) who died recently;
George Cameron 1980, Ryan Fleming 2002, Teresa Usher 2006, Joseph Armstrong 1998, Clare Cameron 1985, Mary Chapman 2009, Father Harry Farrell 1998, Martha Murphy 2001, Donald William Newall 1998, Andrew McVeigh 2000, Alexander Quigg 1999, Catherine Teggart 1998, Mr and Mrs Francis Breslin 1976, Jeannie Brown 1995, Father Donal Burke, Julie Kelley-Holland 2005, Margaret McAteer 1992 and Alice McMahon 1981 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 £748.60 - many thanks.

Last weekend's Building Fund collection amounted to £304.71 - 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 Julie Coldwell 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 4 at 10.30 am.

Next Sunday's teas will be served by Loretta McLardy’s team.

The Children's Liturgy restarts in September.

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.
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. The afternoon meeting in Saint Matthew's Academy was very well attended. We estimated 200 would attend and there were 210 people there! I hope you found it interesting and informative. We have had good feedback so far. We still have a long way to go and practical steps will be slow but change is happening and we are part of it. Even if you couldn’t make the meeting, please feel involved. Again the full report of the meeting and its various parts will be on the website and copies can be made available to everyone who asks.

The tenth anniversary of the death of
Father Michael Lynch took place on Wednesday of last week. Holy Mass will be offered for him on Thursday evening at 7.00 pm. May he rest in peace. Mass will be offered for the former Parish Priests next Thursday at the same time.

Survine-Miva is a lay Catholic Charity which supplies transport for missionaries. I have invited them to make an appeal at Masses here on 19 and 20 July. We get many requests for appeals and I am afraid I usually turn them down but this is a Charity which has been around for a long time and I know of the work it does in Africa, et cetera.

A Mass of Gratitude requested by Christine McMail for all the cards, prayers and kindness shown to the family will be offered soon.

SCIAF is looking for tasty recipes for a fiftieth anniversary cook book which will celebrate food from Scotland and around the world. The proceeds from the sale of the book will help people in poverty to free themselves from hunger. They’d also love to hear about your memories of SCIAF over the years. Please send your recipes and/or memories to Elaine Coakley at ECoakley@sciaf.org.uk by Friday 18 July or post them to SCIAF, 19 Park Circus, Glasgow, G3 6BE.

50/50 CLUB
Many thanks to all members who support the 50/50 Club. If you would like to join the Club, please contact the Promoter, Myriame Sammons on 01294 469006.

The Queen's Baton for the Commonwealth Games will arrive in Ardrossan on Tuesday 15 July. Vehicle access to the Church and grounds will be impossible between about 2.00 and 8.00 pm that day due to South Crescent Road being pedestrian only. Mass time should be unaffected.

Singing The Mass is a music workshop for parish musicians, cantors, and people who enjoy singing. The event will take place in Saint Margaret’s Cathedral, Ayr on Saturday 23 August from 1.00 pm, beginning with lunch and concluding with the Vigil Mass at 6.00 pm. During the afternoon, the group will have the opportunity to prepare in some detail, music for the evening Mass. More information and booking forms are available at www.GallowayMusic.net. The Mass of Christ The Saviour by Dan Schutte will be taught in soprano, alto, tenor and bass parts and used at Mass. It is then hoped that many participants will travel to Whithorn on Sunday 31 August to lead the music at the annual pilgrimage Mass at Saint Ninian’s Cave.

The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Saint Ninian's Cave takes place on Sunday 31 August. Mass will be celebrated at the Cave at 4.00 pm. For those unable to walk the stony path and beach to the Cave, Mass will be celebrated in the Church in Whithorn at 4.45 pm.

A Whithorn Camp is organised for this summer for over 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.

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.

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 upkeep.

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.