BULLETIN             30 NOVEMBER 2014



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

Sunday 30 November  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the parishioners

Monday 1 December  

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass in Saint Mary's, Saltcoats at 10.00 am

Tuesday 2 December  

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass in Saint Mary's, Saltcoats at 10.00 am

Wednesday 3 December  

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass in Saint John's, Stevenston at 10.00 am

Thursday 4 December  

Funeral Service at 11.30 by Canon Poland for Janie Matthews
No 7.00 pm Mass in Saint Peter's

Friday 5 December  

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass in Saint Mary's, Saltcoats at 10.00 am

Saturday 6 December  

Mass at 10.00 am for Zen Brayley and Lyndsey Thomas
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Mary Timmons

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 30 November  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 1 December  
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 2 December  
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 3 December  
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 4 December  
4.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm


Friday 5 December  
9.30 to 11.30 am Parents and Toddlers

Please remember in your prayers:
Zen Brayley (Dalry), Joseph Lappin (Canada), Bernard Rocks (Kilwinning) and Janie Matthews of our parish who died recently;
Gribben Family, Janie McGonigle 2012, Jack Collins 1970, Margaret Hamilton 1992, Collette McKibben 2003, John McNamara 1997, Elizabeth Theresa Walsh 1970, Brian O'Hare 2009, Tom Reid 2006, Monica Tipping 2010, John Welsh 2009, Mary Martin 1983, Isabella McGoogan 1998, Gordon Alexander Smith 1997, John Hughes 2010, Margaret Anne Shanks 1994, Rose Smith 1999, Anne Thompson 1986, Robert Walker 2012, Susan Connor 2009, Thomas Connor 2006, Joyce Feeney 2012, Jean Graham, Alexander Merrick 2001, May Shanks 1990, Rose Smith 1999 and Mary Bridget Timmons 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 £858.89 - many thanks.

Last weekend's Maintenance Fund collection amounted to £250.60 - 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 Angela Body 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 5 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, Michelle Morton and Marie O’Brien for primaries 1 and 2, Maria Paterson-Kidd and George Kidd for primary 3 and Jacqueline Smith and Michelle Millar for primary 4.

Our new Bishop - appointed by Pope Francis on 22 November and in charge from that day, but yet to be ordained a Bishop - is Father William Nolan currently parish priest of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, East Kilbride. His ordination will take place on 14 February 2015. Bishop John Cunningham retired on 22 November.

Canon Matt
is not available till Saturday 8 December. He is having a few days off.

The parents of Daniel Gilmour, Paul and Fiona, would like to pay thanks to the parishioners of Saint Peters for your ongoing support since Daniel passed away last year. As you will be aware, Paul and a few work colleagues cycled the 900 mile length of the River Rhine in ten days to raise money for the charities that supported the family during Daniel's illness. Combined with a dinner dance in early October, the generosity of everyone has raised a total of £17487.36, almost doubling the amount raised previously for charities such as CLIC Sargent, Neuroblastoma Society and North Ayrshire Cancer Care, to approximately £34000, since Daniel was diagnosed with the childhood cancer in February 2012. Many, many thanks. Paul and Fiona

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.

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.

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.

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.

Thank you to all those who helped and supported this successful event.

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.

The Ardrossan Churches Christmas Carol Service will be held in the Evangelical Union Church in Glasgow Street on Thursday 11 December at 7.00 pm.

Our Advent Penance Service will be held on Thursday 18 December at 7.00 pm. There will also be Penance Services in
Saint Mary's, Saltcoats on Wednesday 17 at 2.00 pm and Saint John's , Stevenston at 7.00 pm, Saint Mary's, Largs on Friday 19 at 7.00 pm and Saint Winin's, Kilwinning on Sunday 21 at 6.00 pm.

The 2015 Burns Supper will take place in the Parish Centre on Saturday 17 January at 7.00 pm. Patrons are asked to be seated by 6.50 pm for a prompt start. The Immortal Memory will be delivered by Drew Cochrane, for forty years the Editor of the Largs and Millport Weekly News. Brian Kerr, former Head of the Music Service in North Ayrshire Council will propose the Toast to the Lassies and Joan Sturgeon, Provost of North Ayrshire will reply. Other participants are Bill Andrew, Rachel Brown, Michael McCulloch, Pam McGlynn, Aidan and Bethany McGrath, George McGrattan, Ciaran Sinclair and Mamie Stewart. Tickets cost £15.00 and should be booked in advance though the Parish Office on 01294 464063. Patrons can request group seating arrangements to be with friends. The meal will be prepared and served by Michael and Fiona Brown, family and friends. Vegetarian meals are available with notice as an alternative to the traditional Burns Supper main course. There are more details on the Church website on www.SaintPeterInChains.net. Your support is appreciated.

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.

Many cry to the Lord that they may win riches, that they may avoid losses. They cry that their family may be established, they ask for temporal happiness, for worldly dignities; and, lastly, they cry for bodily health, which is the patrimony of the poor. For these and suchlike things many cry to the Lord. Hardly one cries for the Lord Himself! How easy it is for a man to desire all manner of things from the Lord and yet not desire the Lord Himself! As though the gift could be sweeter than the Giver!
Thomas Aquinas, On Prayer and The Contemplative Life
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.