BULLETIN                                                 5 OCTOBER 2014



Saturday 4 October  

Saint Francis of Assisi
Mass at 10.00 am for the birthday of John Collins
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Father Joseph Stocking

Sunday 5 October  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 6 October  

Mass at 10.00 am for Dolores Fairhurst and Johnny Thompson

Tuesday 7 October  

Our Lady of the Rosary
Mass at 10.00 am for Bernard Morgan and John Connor

Wednesday 8 October  

Mass at 10.00 am for Jim Vernon and Corrine Noble

Thursday 9 October  

Mass at 7.00 pm for Betty Wright and Raymond McLaren

Friday 10 October  

Mass at 10.00 am for Christine McAteer and Cecily Grant

Saturday 11 October  

Mass at 10.00 am for Brian Loy
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Tom McLaren

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 5 October  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 6 October  
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 7 October  
9.00 to 11.00 am
11.00 am
5.00 to 6.30 pm
6.30 to 8.30 pm

Cardiac Rehabilition
Legion of Mary
Irish Dancing Class
Cardio 40 Toning

Wednesday 8 October  
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 9 October  
4.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm


Friday 10 October  
9.30 to 11.30 am
7.30 pm
Parents and Toddlers
Lourdes Group Bingo

Please remember in your prayers:
Bob Harriman (Southport), Betty Wright (Kilwinning) and Brownlie Smyth of our parish who died recently;
Gerry McGinn 2008, Robert Paterson 2004, Hugh O'Hare 2004, Charlie Scullion 2010, Kirsty Bell 2012, Elizabeth McKay 2005, Terence O'Neill 2002, Karen Marie Boulcott 2007, William Cambridge 1990, John Goan 2012, James Martin 1997, Russ Otto 2012, Eunice Ward 2001, Peter Martean 1969, Catherine McHugh 1977, Joe Brady senior 1963, Vincenzo Carrino 1980, Alex Jamieson 2006, Bill Henderson, Mary Colvin 2000, Jane Coulter 1998, Dan Donnelly 1941 and Chrissie Ferguson 2006
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 WebsiteAuthor@SaintPeterinChains.net.

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 £753.61 - many thanks.

Last weekend's Retired Priests Fund collection amounted to £850.03 - 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 Ronnie Cairns at 5.30 pm and Robert Cooper 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 Annie Thompson’s team.

The Children's Liturgy is celebrated during the 10.30 am Mass each Sunday. All children are welcome. Next week's helpers are Elaine Shaw and Emma Paterson for the pre-fives, Maria Paterson and Kimberley Boyd for primaries 1 and 2, Andrena Hughes and Michelle Morton for primary 3 and Michelle Noble and Denise Gilmour for primary 4.

50/50 CLUB
Anyone wishing to join the 50/50 Club please contact the Promoter on 469006.

If you are happy for me to have your email address, would you send us an email to Office@SaintPeterInChains.net? Just say hello and who you are. Postal address and phone would be useful as well. All our data is protected by the Data Protection Act and will not be divulged to anyone else.

The double hinges on the set of doors between the porch and the Church need to be replaced. The springs are unreliable and the doors swing back with some force or are too stiff. The cost is about £900. I bet they cost about a fiver when the Church was built!

The Parish Lourdes Group are holding a Family Bingo Night on Friday 10 October in the Parish Centre at 7.30 pm. Tea Tickets cost £1. See the notice in the Porch. The proceeds will go towards the cost of a Sick Pilgrim's fare to Lourdes with our Diocesan Pilgrimage from 6 to 13 July 2015. Further information on the forthcoming Pilgrimage 2015 will be available shortly. All are welcome.

The Martin Aelred Concert in aid of Let The Children Live will take place on Sunday 2 November 2014 at 7.30 pm in Saint Peter’s. Tickets, costing £5, are available from the Stall or the Parish Office on 464963. All are welcome.

The Annual Diocesan Teachers' Mass will be held in Saint Joseph’s Church, Kilmarnock on Monday 6 October at 7.00 pm. All teachers from the diocese are warmly welcomed. After Mass, there will be a light buffet and a chance to socialise.

This diocesan group is now recruiting young people in the current fourth year of secondary school to 23 years of age to join it. The YfL Group assists sick and frail participants on the diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes with their mobility, helping them to take part as fully as they can in the week long pilgrimage. The dates are 5 to 15 July 2015. The full cost is £630 which includes all food, travel, accommodation and insurance. The first meeting will take place in Saint John's Hall, Glaisnock Street, Cumnock, KA18 1JU on Sunday 5 October from 3.00 pm till 6.00 pm. Application forms are available in the Church porch or through the YfL office on 01387 252603, teamyfl@yahoo.co.uk or Facebook Youth for Lourdes (Galloway).

HCPT Dreamteam Group 376 has a few numbers left for our 100 Club. It cost £5 a month with the chance of winning £250 per month. If you are interested in supporting this group which takes handicapped children to Lourdes then please contact Esther Coulter on 464692 or Liz Petrie on 467296.

Plundering Sons are playing in Saint Mary’s Church Hall, Saltcoats on Friday, 24 October in aid of HCPT. Tickets cost £5 from Caroline on 07825 553243 or Clare on 07896 584820.

As we prepare for the Synod on the Family, Pope Francis says “Today, how can we tell people who are perhaps wounded and disillusioned that love between a man and a woman is a good thing? How can we help children know that they are a most precious gift? How can we warm the hearts of people, especially those who are wounded and disappointed, and help them rediscover the beauty of love? How can we show that the family is the privileged place where we experience the beauty of life, the joy and the gift of love, the consola-tion of forgiveness offered and received, and the encounter with the other? Today the Church must learn again how to show that the family is a great gift, something good and beautiful. The Church is called to show more vividly that the gift of love, which the bride and groom offer each other, draws all people to God. It is an exciting task because it moves people to look at the true reality of the human person, and it opens the doors to the future, to life”.

The Deanery Priests have had a meeting to consider the outcomes of the 14 September Meeting in Saint Matthew's Academy and a report is being prepared to share with you. Some interesting ideas emerge. Some to them are things we can do nothing about at local level - married priests, women priests, bringing priests from elsewhere and so on - but some of them are things we could do. The proposal is to bring together those who were able to attend the meeting, invite others, share ideas at a parish level then hold a different kind of meeting in Saint Matthew’s before Christmas with a view to looking at all practical ideas and seeing how to take them forward. The report on the 14 September meeting will be published on the website shortly and copies will be available for those who want them.

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.