BULLETIN                           8 FEBRUARY 2015



Saturday 7 February  

Mass at 10.00 am for those who are sick
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Alfie Willis, Pat McMahon and Sarah Retzbach Cunningham

Sunday 8 February  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 9 February  

Mass at 10.00 am for David Martin, Father Leo Muldoon and those who are sick

Tuesday 10 February  

Memorial of Saint Scholastica
Mass at 10.00 am for David McGowan and Margaret Donnelly

Wednesday 11 February  

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass at 10.00 am in Saint Mary's, Saltcoats for Peter Reilly's one hundredth birthday
Education Mass at 7.00 am in Saint Matthew's Academy, Saltcoats

Thursday 12 February  

Mass at 7.00 pm for Sadie McAloon

Friday 13 February  

Mass at 10.00 am for John Carrick and James McLaren

Saturday 14 February  

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Ordination of Biship-elect Nolan in the Grand Hall, Kilmarnock
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Agnes Morrison

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 8 February  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 9 February  
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 10 February  
9.00 to 11.00 am
11.00 am
7.30 to 8.30 pm

Cardiac Rehabilition
Legion of Mary
Cardio 40 Toning

Wednesday 11 February  
5.45 to 6.45 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Irish Dancing Class
Cardio 40 Toning

Thursday 12 February  
4.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm


Friday 13 February  
9.30 to 11.30 am Parents and Toddlers

Please remember in your prayers:
David Martin (Canada) and David McGowan who died recently;
Pamela McIntosh 1999, Baby Sophie Kerr 2008, Canon Sam McGinness 2009, Cesare Scott 2002, Maude Cullinane 1960, Jim Burns 2011, Catherine Cahill 1977, Mary Delahunt 2008, John and Margaret Fitzsimmons 1985, Father G J Giblin SCJ 2001, Allan Carrick 2011, Ann Jane Fitzsimmons, Sadie McAloon 2011, Eliza Jane McKay, Oonagh McVeigh 2011, Canon Robert McCliment 1967 shown right, John McIlhatton 1954, Chrissie Welsh 2006 and Mary Hall 1989 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 £740.01 - many thanks.

Last weekend's Maintenance Fund collection amounted to £270.27 - 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 Pauline Taylor at 5.30 pm and Robert Cooper and Iain Cotter at 10.30 am.

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 Sharon McLaughlin’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 Teresa Louden and Emma Paterson for the pre-fives, Michelle Morton and Sara Lopes for primaries 1 and 2, Mairi Bell and Elaine Shaw for primary 3 and Michelle Noble and Krista Ward for primary 4.

The Ordination Mass of Bishop-elect William Nolan will take place on Saturday 14 February in the Grand Hall, 9 Green Street, Kilmarnock, KA1 3BN with an overflow by television link to the Kay Park Church across the road. Entry to the event on the day will be by ticket only and we have only ten tickets distributed between the Grand Hall and the Kay Park Church. The demand for tickets was greater than the places available. The number 11 bus goes to the bus station in Kilmarnock directly opposite the Grand Hall. For those travelling by car, please park at Saint Joseph’s Academy, Grassyards Road, Kilmarnock, KA3 7SL where a free and efficient shuttle bus service will take you to and from the Grand Hall. The shuttle buses will run from 9.15 am and the doors open at 9.30 am. Several passengers per car would further reduce the demand for parking spaces. The congregation is asked to be seated by 10.30 am. The service starts at 11.00 pm. All are invited to a buffet reception at Saint Joseph’s Academy after the event and parish coaches will take people home from there.

Sunday 8 February marks World Day of Prayer and the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. There will be Mass at 4.00 pm in the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Kirkton Road, Kilmarnock, KA3 2DF. If you wish the Sacrament of the Sick, please inform a member of the Hospitalité.

Holy Hour with a short introduction and a short concluding prayer will be held to pray for the new Bishop’s ministry in our diocese in Saint John’s Church, Stevenston at 3.00 pm on Sunday 8 February. Come and spend a little time in prayer.

We will mark Catholic Education Week at Sunday Mass on 14 and 15 February. The Education Week Mass will be on Wednesday 11 February at 7.00 pm in
Saint Matthew's Academy, Saltcoats. The Mass will have a particular focus on the Caritas pupils in sixth year.

Mrs Maureen Kelly would like to thank family, friends and parishioners for the kindness shown to her on the occasion of her nintieth birthday. “I am overwhelmed by the lovely flowers and gifts received. May the Lord bless you all.”

The family of the late Collette McInnes wish to thank the parishioners of Saint Peter’s for the Mass cards, sympathy and support received on the death of Collette. The sum of £350 was raised for Crosshouse Hospital.

The Sacraments of Confirmation and First Communion will be celebrated this year at the 10.30 am Mass on Sundays 3, 10 and 17 May, as we have done for many years. The reason for the three Sundays is so that the children are easily called by name, have enough room for family and friends and are made to feel as special as they are. Twenty-nine children are on our list, including those added recently, so about ten children each Sunday would be comfortable. I will put a list at the stall for you to choose whichever Sunday suits. I am happy to add another Sunday or arrange any other date you may require. I know that family work and travel arrangements can be difficult. Just let me know. There will be a meeting for parents on 19 February at 7.30 pm in the Church.

Following the vote in the House of Commons to allow three person embryos, Bishop John Keenan, the Bishop of Paisley said "The proposed techniques fail on a number of ethical grounds which should concern us all: They destroy human life, since in order to construct a disease free embryo, two healthy ones will have to be destroyed. The technique is not a treatment, it does not cure anyone or anything, rather it seeks to remove anyone affected by certain conditions from the human gene pool. Destroying those who have a particular disease and presenting it as a cure or as progress is utterly disin-genuous and completely unethical. No other country in the world has licensed these procedures. A majority of responses to the Department of Health consultation opposed the proposal. Experts are divided on the advisability of the techniques and the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) have suggested only that the procedures are 'not unsafe. Mitochondrial Donation completely destroys and distorts the natural process of fertility. It is surprising that a society which increasingly favours and supports natural and 'environmentally friendly' products and services should countenance the genetic modification of human beings. How can we object when scientists genetically modify plants but not when they do the same with people?".

A Race Night for HCPT - The Pilgrimage Trust will be held on Friday 13 February 2015 in the Civic Centre, Ardrossan with the first race at 8.00 pm. For tickets, please phone Esther Coulter on 01294 464692. All are welcome.

The White Mass for Catholic Health Care Workers and others involved in the pastoral care of the sick will be celebrat-ed in Saint Andrew’s Metropolitan Cathedral, Glasgow, on Sunday 15 February at 12 noon. Refreshments will be available in the Eyre Hall after the Mass. Everyone is welcome to this Mass.

Saint Peter’s Primary School Parent Council is having a Race Night in the Parish Centre on Friday 27 March. Full details will be given later.

A Summary of the Meeting of the Deanery Priests on 18 November 2014 and a Summary of the Meeting in Saint Matthew's Academy on 30 November 2014 are now posted on Saint Peter's website. If you would like a copy, please ask and I will print one for you. The idea was to look at themes produced by previous meetings and then move on to some practical ideas we might try to carry out as we look for a way forward. Many ideas were put forward. The report is now being discussed by the Priests and we hope to move forward with some of the ideas. The whole purpose of Embracing Change is to move our ideas forward - to get away from a Church where decisions, plans, ideas and so on, are made by one person or a few people - to a Church fully involving everyone who wants to contribute. It calls for a new way of being Church. It might mean giving up old traditions, ways of doing things, even buildings and embracing new ideas about what Jesus is asking of us and where the Spirit is leading us. Pope Francis seems fearless in moving forward, we must be too.

50/50 CLUB
Renewal of memberships is now due at £15 for the year. Renewal reminders have been posted out. Please contact the promoter, Mrs Myriame Sammons on 01294 469006 if there is a problem with your returns or any change of address et cetera. There will be an extra Early Bird draw for all members paid in January. Many thanks for you continued support of 50/50 Club.

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 are available.

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.

Grateful thanks to Saint Clare for favours received. May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be praised, adored and glorified and loved today and every day throughout the world, Amen. DJ

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