BULLETIN                                                   27 MAY 2018


Sunday 27 May  

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
Sunday Mass at 10.30am for the congregation

Monday 28 May  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for Thomas and Hugh McEvoy, Natalie Anne Hults, Rita Galway and Dominic Gribben

Tuesday 29 May  

Mass at 10.00am for Mollie McGarrity, Michael Collins and Father John Maendeleo's twenty-five years of Priesthood

Wednesday 30 May  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for Andrew McAteer, James and Georgina Atkins and Matilda and Simon Brannan

Thursday 31 May  

The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Day for Life
Holy Mass at 10.00am for Theresa McCool (Bellshill) and Elizabeth Scott

Friday 1 June  

Memorial of Saint Justin
Holy Mass at 10.00am for John O'Rourke, Pat Breen and James, Susan, Bernard and Jim Little followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with Benediction, finishing at 11.00am

Saturday 2 June  

Our Lady's Day
Mass at 10.00am for Edward Barrett and Francis Smith
Vigil Mass of Sunday at 5.30pm for Philomena Doherty and Alison Dunn

The Holy 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 27 May  
Sunday Mass at 10.00am

Sunday Mass at 11.30am

Monday 28 May  

The Church is closed for renovation.
Holy Mass at 10.00am
Tuesday 29 May  
Service at 10.00am
Wednesday 30 May  
Holy Mass at 10.00am
Thursday 31 May  
Requiem Mass at 10.00am
Friday 1 June  
Holy Mass at 10.00am
Saturday 2 June  

Holy Mass at 10.00am
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm

Monday 28 May  

Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 29 May  
9.00 to 11.00am

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Irish Dancing

Wednesday 30 May  


Irish Dancing

Thursday 31 May  

6.30 to 7.30pm


Friday 1 June  
9.30 to 11.30am Parents and Toddlers
Saturday 2 June  
1.00 to 4.00pm Eucharistic Ministers' Meeting

Please remember in your prayers:
Mary McNamee (Saltcoats), Anne Cunningham, Natalie Anne Hults aged 17 years and James Freer who died recently;
Georgina Akins 1962, Mary Lynn Beattie 1998, Bernard Little 1999, Sarah Ramsay 2000, Desmond Langan 2005, Jim Little 1945, Andrew McCarroll 1967, Hugh McEvoy 2016, William McNeil 2007, William Stewart 2006, Gerald Kelly 2014, Des Madine 1982, Brian Towie 2013, Cameron Walsh 1987, Joseph Bale 2011, Simon Brannan, James Kyle 1992, Sadie Grant 2001, Anthony Lundie 2010, Isabella McCarroll 1968, Anne-Marie McLaughlin 2017, Kathleen Conway 1989, Bessie Grant (McCourt) 2002, Dora Grogan 2010, Canon Nicholas Murphy 1992, Pat Walker 1999, James Lane 1995, William McMullan 1939 and Tony O'Brien 2015 whose anniversaries occur at this time and those who are sick.
If deceased members of your family are not on our anniversary list, please tell Father Duncan
, 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 celebrated on Saturdays between 4.45 and 5.15 pm and at other times on request.

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 is assisted by the priest on call each week.

Bankers Orders for the Parish and Parish Centre amount to £3500 per month. 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. A Standing Order would make the handling of money so much easier. Have you signed a Gift Aid form? If you are a taxpayer the Church would get 25p added to every £1 you donate.

Last weekend's Offertory collection amounted to £532.45 and the Communications Sunday collection to £264.14 - 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.

Our parish records are covered by the Data Protection Act and are for parish use only. We cannot give out phone numbers or addresses. Please help us to keep our records up to date using the cards provided.

Next weekend's readers are Margaret Munn at 5.30pm and Robert Cooper at 10.30am.

Next weekend's altar servers are Group 1 at 5.30pm and Group 2 at 10.30am.

Next weekend's musicians are George McGrattan at 5.30pm and Saint Peter's Primary School at 10.30am.

Next week's Children's Liturgy helpers are Emma Paterson for the pre-fives, Claire Sweenie and Linda Martin for Primaries 1, 2 and 3 and Frances Gemmell and Gayle Paterson
for Primary 4.

We welcome to the Family of the Church Lacey and Aiden McKernon who will be baptised on Sunday 27 May. Congratulations to their parents and Godparents.

Tea and coffee will be served after the 10.30am Mass next Sunday in the Parish Centre by Sadie's, Maria's and Phyllis' team.

My Child,
You may not know me, but I know everything about you. Psalm 139:1
I know when you sit down and when you rise up. Psalm 139:2
For you were made in my image. Genesis 1:27
For you are my offspring. Acts 17:28
I knew you even before you were conceived. Jeremiah 1:4-5
I chose you when I planned creation. Ephesians 1:11-12
You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book. Psalm 139:15-16
I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live. Acts 17:26
I knit you together in your mother's womb. Psalm 139:13
And brought you forth on the day you were born. Psalm 71:6
I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love. 1 John 4:16
And it is my desire to lavish my love on you. 1 John 3:1
Simply because you are my child and I am your Father. 1 John 3:1
Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand. James 1:17
My plan for your future has always been filled with hope. Jeremiah 29:11
Because I love you with an everlasting love. Jeremiah 31:3
When you are brokenhearted, I am close to you. Psalm 34:18
As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart. Isaiah 40:11
One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes. Revelation 21:3-4
And I'll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth. Revelation 21:3-4
I am your Father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus. John 17:23
For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed. John 17:26
He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you. Romans 8:31
Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19
His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you. 1 John 4:10
I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love. Romans 8:31-32
If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me. 1 John 2:23
And nothing will ever separate you from my love again. Romans 8:38-39
I have always been Father, and will always be Father. Ephesians 3:14-15
My question is - Will you be my child? John 1:12-13
I am waiting for you. Luke 15:11-32
Your Dad

One Sunday a mother shook her son awake, telling him it was time to go to Church. It had no effect. Ten minutes later she was back. "Get out of bed immediately and go to Church." "Mother, I don't want to. It's so boring! Why should I bother?" "For two reasons - you know you have to go to Church on a Sunday and secondly, you are the Bishop of the Diocese!"

On Tuesday 29 May 2018, Father John Maendeleo, shown below, celebrates twenty-five years of priesthood. Father John was a priest in residence at Saint Peter's from 7 June 2006 till he returned to his native Tanzania on 1 February 2008. As well as helping Canon Matt with his duties in Ardrossan, Father John assisted in neighbouring parishes. On his anniversary, the 10.00am Mass will be celebrated for Father John. There will be an opportunity to donate to a monetary gift for him. Donations can be handed in to the Parish Office or made to a collection on the day.

The special meeting for Eucharistic Ministers and parishioners who take Holy Communion to family members or neighbours will be on Saturday 2 June 2018, starting at 1.00pm and finishing before 4.00pm. This special day is a Deanery event for North Ayrshire and is part of the Embracing Change renewal programme. Leaflets and the invitation letter are available today in the sacristy. This is a very important meeting for our Eucharistic Ministers.

Pope Francis's mission prayer for May is for the Mission of the Laity. We pray that the lay faithful may fulfil their specific mission, by responding with creativity to the challenges that face the world today

SPRED Galloway is holding two charity events to which you are warmly invited. These are a Ladies' Lunch at the Caledonian Ballroom Trump Turnberry on Saturday 29 September from 12.30 to 4.00pm. There will be a champagne reception followed by a two-course lunch, coffee and petit fours. A fashion show, auction, raffle and a selection of stalls will be also available the event. Ticket cost £30 per person. To book a place, please email Helena or Janette at spredgalloway@talktalk.net. The second event is a Charity Black Tie Ball at the Dumfries Arms Hotel, Cumnock on Saturday 9 March 2019 from 6.30pm to 12.30am. There will be a drinks reception, followed by a three-course dinner, coffee and homemade shortbread. There will be a charity auction and raffle and dancing to live music. Overnight accommodation with breakfast is available at competitive rates. A table holds eight guests. Table, corporate and Individual bookings are most welcome. Ticket price is £35 per person. To reserve your place or accommodation, please contact Helen or Janette at spredgalloway@talktalk.net.

Millions of people walk for hours every day in search of food and water. Others flee across continents to get to safety. The steps you take can help share their journey. Whether you're old or young, running or walking, with SCIAF's 6k Family Fun Run, you can raise money and show solidarity with people in need around the world. Your entry fee will go towards our work helping people in poverty across twenty-seven countries. With plenty of music, stalls and games this will be a perfect summer's day out for the whole family. Whether you run, jog or take a stroll around the course. we hope to see you at the starting line on Saturday 2 June 2018 at Strathclyde Country Park. The fun starts at 10.00am and the run at 11.00am. The entry fee for adults is £10 and for children £5. You can sign up at www.sciaf.org.uk/sciaf-6k-fun-run or call Teresa on 0141 354 5555.

We are looking for anyone that may be interested in working weekdays, as required, to assist with funeral teas held in the Parish Centre. For more information, please contact Fiona, the Parish Centre Manager on 606424 or the Parish Office. All enquiries are welcome.

We are looking for volunteers to help with the weekly cleaning of the Church. If you would like to help, please contact Myriame Sammons on 469006 or the Parish Office on 464063.

Are you visiting us for Holy Mass? Please know that you are very welcome. During the 10.30 am Holy 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 Holy Mass, tea, coffee cakes and buns are available in the Parish Centre. At both of our weekend Holy Masses, we have a second collection for Church maintenance.

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.