BULLETIN                                     16 NOVEMBER 2014



Saturday 15 November  

Mass at 10.00 am for the Holy Souls
Wedding at 2.30 pm for Eileen McMahon and Gordon Doherty
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Stephen Munn

Sunday 16 November  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the parishioners
Mass at 2.00 pm in Ardrossan Cemetery

Monday 17 November  

Mass at 10.00 am for George Hilferty, Francis Brady and the Holy Souls

Tuesday 18 November  

Mass at 10.00 am for Alice McWhinney and Roddy Monan

Wednesday 19 November  

No Mass in Saint Peter's

Thursday 20 November  

Requiem Mass at 7.00 pm for Morvia Logue

Friday 21 November  

Mass at 10.00 am for Sheila O’Donoghue and Mona Gray

Saturday 22 November  

Mass at 10.00 am for the Holy Souls
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Alice McGrattan

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.


Saturday 15 November  
12 noon Private Function
Sunday 16 November  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 17 November  
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 18 November  
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 19 November  
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 20 November  
4.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm


Friday 21 November  
9.30 to 11.30 am Parents and Toddlers
Saturday 22 November  
10.30 am Christmas Craft Fair

Please remember in your prayers:
Lyndsey Thomas née McLardy of our parish who died recently;
Robert McGee 1996, Francis Brady 1943, George Hilferty 2013, Hugh Madine 1997, Letitia Smith 2001, Setti Cavani 1997, Margaret Lee 1984, Linda Jackson 2009, Alice McGrattan 2013, Stephen Munn 2011, Annie Boyle O'Hare 1967, Alice Tomelty 2000, Susan Hamilton 2009, Father Frank Kiernan 1989, Joseph Smith 2002, Robert Stevenson 1962 and Andrew Steven 1998 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 £727.27 - many thanks.

Last weekend's Maintenance Fund collection amounted to £281.05 - 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 Robert Cooper at 10.30 am. Beginning in January, we would like to have children from Primary 5 and above and young people from Saint Matthew's Academy, Saltcoats assisting with the Readings at the 10.30 am Mass. If you or your child is interested in doing this, please put the name on the list available at the Stall at the back of the Church and a meeting will be arranged in the coming weeks.

Next weekend's altar servers are Aidan and Calum at 5.30 pm and Group 3 at 10.30 am.

Next Sunday's teas will be served by Maria Boyle’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 Michelle Noble and Teresa Louden for the pre-fives, Maria Paterson-Kidd and George Kidd for primaries 1 and 2, Yvette Thorpe and Emma Paterson for primary 3 and Andrena Hughes and Laura Hamilton for primary 4.

It was so good to see so many at the Remembrace Sunday service in the Evangelical Union Church and the Garden of Remembrance. It was probably the best turnout in recent years. Photos of the event can be seen on www.ArdrossanPhotographs.net.

If you would like to become more involved in helping our
Saint Vincent de Paul Society to continue their good works, please contact any Society member after each Sunday Mass.

Memoriam Candles are now available at the Stall. There is also a lovely selection to Christmas cards and calendars.

50/50 CLUB
The December Draw and Bonus Draw will take place in early December. Thanks to our members for their continued support of the 50/50 Club. Why not give a friend a membership for 2015 and support the parish at the same time? Contact the Promoter, Myriame Sammons on 01294 469006 to enrol new members.

During November, Mass will be offered for those whose names you put on the November Lists. Please fill one in and leave it in the basket by the altar. A Mass offering is usual but not necessary.

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.

Our annual Mass in Ardrossan Cemetery will be on Sunday 16 November at 2.00 pm - come rain or shine. We remember those buried in the Cemetery and those who have been cremated.

Ardrossan Churches Group with the Saltcoats Churches is holding a Light Up A Life Service in aid of the Ayrshire Hospice. This service of quiet reflection and candle lighting in memory of those we have lost will be held in Kirkgate Church, formerly New Trinity Church, Chapelwell Street, Saltcoats on Monday 1 December 2014 at 6.30 pm. There will be tea and coffee in the hall after the service. All are welcome to attend. If you would like more information about the service, please contact Reverend Dorothy Granger on 01294 463571.

The Christmas Craft Fair for 2014 will be held on Saturday 22 November 2014 from 10.30 am to 2.30 in Saint Peter’s Parish Centre. There will be Santa’s Grotto, crafts, jewellery, gifts and many more stalls. Tea and coffee will also be available. For more information or to book a table, please contact the Parish Office on 464063. All are welcome and all donations will be gratefully received.

Saint Matthew's Academy is holding a Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday 6 December from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm. There will be Santa’s Grotto, Craft Stall, Home Baking, Tombola, Bottle Stall, Mason Jars, Face Painting, Glitter Tattoos, Raffle and Tea and Coffee. Please come along. All are welcome.

Is there anyone out there missing work or with a little time to spare? The Parent Council of Saint Matthew's Academy would like to produce a Newsletter, perhaps quarterly, and need some help with its layout et cetera. Please contact Canon Matt on 464063.

Caritas is the Leadership and Service programme launched by the Scottish Bishops in response to the invitation of Pope Benedict. It is now fully adopted by Saint Matthew's Academy. Nine of our young parishioners have signed up for the programme. They will make themselves known as the year goes on. Watch for details.

A meeting to complete the process of Embracing Change is planned for Sunday 30 November in Saint Matthew's Academy. Throughout the Deanery, we hope to come up with practical suggestions as to how we can work together as the Church in North Ayrshire. There are things we can share - events, resources, et cetera. A full report of the meeting will be available as usual.

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).

Our local Across Group is looking for sick or limited mobility pilgrims and any helpers who wish to travel to Lourdes next year from 23 April to 2 May by the specially adapted coach with fully medical support and staffing. Please contact the group leader Alison Neil on 07749 555955 or amd.neil@outlook.com for more details or to book a place.

The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 6 to 13 July 2015. Full details are on the poster at the Stall where booking forms areavailable.

In a recent message, Pope Francis urges us to entrust ourselves to Mary and to allow ourselves to be guided by her. “Mary accompanied Jesus in His mission. She was present at the first Pentecost when the disciples received the Holy Spirit and she maternally accompanied the first steps of the Church.”. Here is a thought from today’s Mass. The Lord says"I know the plans I have in mind for you - plans for peace, not disaster, reserving a future full of hope for you. Then when you call to me, and come to plead with me, I will listen to you. When you seek me you shall find me, when you seek me with all of your heart. I will let you find me.".
If you would like to produce a Thought for the Week, please email it to Office@SaintPeterInChains.net. Thanks.

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.