BULLETIN                                          20 JULY 2014



Saturday 19 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for Bill Mathieson and Bridget Doyle
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Alice McGrattan

Sunday 20 July  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation and Angus Macrae

Monday 21 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for Bobby McLaren

Tuesday 22 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for Canons Eugene Matthews, Canon Sam McGuiness and Father Michael Lynch

Wednesday 23 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for Bill Mathieson and Raymond McLaren

Thursday 24 July  

Mass at 7.00 pm for Isabel Parsons

Friday 25 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for Eddie Cunningham

Saturday 26 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for Mary Brown, Janie McGonigle and Mary Timmons
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Rebecca and James Murphy

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 20 July  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 21 July  
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 22 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 23 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:
Isabel Parsons (Linwood) and Pauline Littleson who died recently;
Charlie Gribben 2002, Julia Grogan 1971, Agnes McCourt 2000, Elizabeth Nicholson 2003, Bobby McLaren 2007, Mary McPolin 1987, Joseph Mulgrew 2002, Jim Murphy 2010, Margaret Donnelly 1953, Rebecca Murray 2004, Esther Ferry 2010, Moira Cook 2012, Angus MacRae 2013, Julia Petrie 2009, Alex Quigg 1997, Annie Quigg 1972, Isabella Aldridge 2010, Eddie Cunningham 1992, Elizabeth Fitzsimmons 1999, Elizabeth Murray 2005 and Annie Walsh 1969 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 £841.62 - many thanks.

Last weekend's Maintenance Fund collection amounted to £241.71 - 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 Katrina Pollock 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 1 at 10.30 am.

Next Sunday's teas will be served by Fiona Brown’s team.

The Children's Liturgy restarts in September.

During the summer holiday, will altar servers please look in to the Sacristy to see if we need extra servers? Thanks.

Father Krzysztof Weiczorek will celebrate Mass in Polish in Saint John’s, Stevenston on Sunday 20 July at 7.00 pm.

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. The full text of the notes of our meetings is on the parish website, as is a summary of the Pentecost Service. Go to 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.

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.

The team from Mary's Meals will be here on the weekend of 9 and 10 August. They will collect and use all textiles, clothes, bedding, shoes, et cetera but no bric-a-brac. Two polythene bags of textiles can generate enough income to feed a child in Malawi for a year. Donations can be left in the Parish Centre on Saturday all day and on Sunday till 12 noon only.

The ferry for Campbeltown leaves Ardrossan at 1.50 pm and returns at 7.45 pm every Sunday. Weather permitting - you need only book and buy a ticket if it is a good day - we could have a picnic and sail on Sunday 10 August? Quite a few have agreed—so it is on!

A Christian Aid barbecue - to make up for our not taking part in the door-to-door collection during Christian Aid Week - will take place on Sunday 17 August from 2.00 to 4.30 pm in the Church grounds. The barbecue is shared with the Ardrossan Churches Group.

The Annual Scottish Grandparents' Pilgrimage to Our Lady’s Shrine at Carfin will take place on Sunday 17 August. Mass will be at 3.00 pm and will be followed by Rosary and Blessing of the Sick. The Chief Celebrant will be Bishop John Keenan of Paisley. All Grandparents and their families are very welcome. Children are invited to compose a prayer for their Grandparents and these will be blessed during the Mass. For further information, contact Mrs Una Delaney on 07411 111674.

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.

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.