BULLETIN               23 NOVEMBER 2014



Saturday 22 November  

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

Sunday 23 November  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the parishioners

Monday 24 November  

Mass at 10.00 am for Gloria Rosendale and the Holy Souls

Tuesday 25 November  

Mass at 10.00 am for Andrew Howieson and the Murphy Family

Wednesday 26 November  

Mass at 10.00 am for James Robb and Peter Hanratty

Thursday 27 November  

Requiem Mass at 7.00 pm for Kenneth Donnelly

Friday 28 November  

Mass at 10.00 am for Maria Reid

Saturday 29 November  

Mass at 10.00 am for the Holy Souls and Cyril Dorrian
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Leo and Elizabeth Walsh

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 22 November  
10.30 am Christmas Craft Fair
Sunday 23 November  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 24 November  
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 25 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 26 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 27 November  
4.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm


Friday 28 November  
9.30 to 11.30 am Parents and Toddlers

Please remember in your prayers:
Bobby Carry formerly of our parish and Cyril Dorrian (Saltcoats) who died recently;
Karen Sharon Byrne 2003, Patrick Gerald Burns 2003, John Carry 1997, Canon George McCafferty 2000, Nora Moore 2012, Elizabeth McDougall 1948, Father John Walsh 2009, Monsignor Frank Duffy 2000, Mary McNally 2004, Ian Mitchell 2011, Mary Higgins 1992, James Brodie 2011, Kenneth Donnelly 2008, Hannah Kirk 1989, John Maxwell 2002, Sarah McNamara 1980, Shannon Elizabeth Byrne 2000, Sarah Heaney 1955, Jemima McAuliffe 2001, Lilian Paterson 2011, Maria Reid 2013, Peggy Dorian Smith 1991, Martin Vernon 2011, James Allen 2003, Molly Ball neé Cahill 2011, Ann Hackett 1998 and Andy Stevens 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 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 £687.09 - many thanks.

Last weekend's Maintenance Fund collection amounted to £240.24 - 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 Alfie Agostini 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 4 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 Claire Sweenie and Linda Martin for the pre-fives, Jacqueline Waugh and Michelle Champion for primaries 1 and 2, Andrena Hughes and Kimberley Boyd for primary 3 and Maria Paterson-Kidd and Emma Paterson for primary 4.

As in past years, there will be a Christmas Card for parishioners to send greetings to friends and fellow-parishioners. All we ask is that you 'sign-up' at the Stall with your name and greetings and give a donation to the Church Maintenance Fund and to cover printing costs.

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, calendars and gifts. The Stall is open before and after each Mass.

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.

Many thanks for the attendance and help at the Cemetery Mass last Sunday.

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.

The Stevenston Musical Society Annual Concert will be held in our Church on Sunday 7 December at 7.00 pm. Tickets cost in £6 for adults and £2 for children will be available at the door or from members. Please enter the Church from the Parish Centre door.

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. The Group met on Wednesday evening and we planned a few activities. Some will help with the Children’s Liturgy, some will read in Church and some will become special ministers of the Eucharist at Sunday Mass. A Fair Trade group will get moving soon and the Group will support the next Handicapped Children’s Pilgrimage to Lourdes by organising a Coffee Morning or some such. There is great enthusiasm for the Caritas Award but also for service to the community. Watch the website for updates.

The Burns Supper will be held on Saturday 17 January 2015. Tickets and details will be available shortly.

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.

My wish is that dialogue between us - people of other Faiths - should help to build bridges connecting all people in such a way that everyone can see in the other not an enemy, not a rival, but a brother or sister to be welcomed and embraced.
Pope Francis, 22 March 2013
Message for Scottish Interfaith Week 2014
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.