BULLETIN                                   20 JANUARY 2019


Saturday 19 January  

Our Lady's Day
Holy Mass at 10.00am for Yasmin Wang's Family in thanksgiving
The Second Sunday of Year 3
Holy Mass at 10.00am for Kathleen Moran SI

Sunday 20 January  

Second Sunday of Year 3
Sunday Mass at 10.30am for Saint Peter's congregation

Monday 21 January  

Memorial of Saint Agnes, Martyr
Holy Mass at 10.00am for Liz Berti RD
Vigil of the Deceased at 6.00pm for Hugh Adams

Tuesday 22 January  

Requiem Mass at 10.00am for Hugh Adams

Wednesday 23 January  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for Caleb Forrest RD, Anne Marie McMail MM, Freddie Miles RD and Jim Miller RD

Thursday 24 January  

Requiem Mass at 10.00am for Jim Crighton

Friday 25 January  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for Alex Fitzpatrick A, Ian Michael Falsay A and Andy Leitch RD

Saturday 26 January  

Our Lady's Day
Requiem Mass at 9.00am for Maura Lapsley
Third Sunday of Year 3
Holy Mass at 10.00am for Kathleen Moran SI


Abbreviations - A anniversary, MM month's mind, RD recently deceased, SI special intention

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.

Saturday 19 January  
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm
Holy Mass at 10.00am
Sunday 20 January  
Sunday Mass at 10.00am

Sunday Mass at 11.30am

Monday 21 January  
Service of the Word at 10.00am Holy Mass at 10.00am
Tuesday 22 January  
Holy Mass at 10.00am Service of the Word at 10.00am
Wednesday 23 January  
  Holy Mass at 10.00am
Thursday 24 January  
Service of the Word at 10.00am Holy Mass at 10.00am
Friday 25 January  
Holy Mass at 10.00am Service of the Word at 10.00am
Saturday 26 January  
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm
Holy Mass at 10.00am
Sunday 20 January  


Tea and Coffee after Holy Mass

Monday 21 January  

9.30 to 11.30am
5.30 to 6.30pm
6.30 to 7.30pm

Parents and Toddlers
Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 22 January  
9.00 to 11.00am

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Irish Dancing

Wednesday 23 January  
9.30 to 11.30am
1.00 to 3.00pm

Parents and Toddlers
Irish Dancing
Knit and Natter

Thursday 24 January  


Friday 25 January  
9.30 to 11.30am
Parents and Toddlers
Tea, coffee and chat in the Snug after Benediction

Please remember in your prayers:
Thomas Bell, Maura Lapsley, Jimmy Crichton, Isabella McHugh, Kathleen McSkimming, Hugh Adams and David Hulme (Saltcoats) who died recently;
Bessie Brown 1982, Peggy Gray 2010, Addie Hissey 2009, Margaret McMillan 2009, Margaret Jane Brennan 1964, Betty Kelly 2011, Hugh Taylor 2016, John Curran 2013, Annie Monan 1998, James Cunningham 1986, Michael Lynn 2005, James McCormack 1999, Catherine Welsh 2005, Joe Marshall 2013, John McKay 1957, Bernard Burns 1963, Annie Carson 1995, Avril Cullis 2009, Brookelyn Angel Donnachy 2006, James Jennings 2013, Andrew McCormick 2009, Alfie Willis 2015 and Barbara Scott 2010 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 5.30pm Vigil and 10.30am. 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.

Please pray for the Repose of the Soul of Hugh Adams. He will be received into Church on Monday 21 January at 6.00pm. His Requiem Mass will be on Tuesday 22 January 2019 at 10.00am. May he rest in peace and rise in glory!

Please pray for the Repose of the Soul of Jimmy Crichton. His Requiem Mass will be on Thursday 24 January 2019 at 10.00am. May he rest in peace and rise in glory!

Please pray for the Repose of the Soul of Margaret Mary Lapsley. Her Requiem Mass will be on Saturday 26th January 2019 at 9.00am. May she rest in peace and rise in glory!

Next weekend's readers are Katrina Pollock at 5.30pm and Margaret Harvey at 10.30am.

Next weekend's altar servers are Group 1 at 5.30pm and Group 3 at 10.30am.

Next weekend's musicians are George McGrattan at 5.30pm and Andrena Hughes at 10.30am.

Next week's Children's Liturgy helpers are Geraldine Butcher for the pre-fives, Jacqueline Waugh and Jacqueline Smith for Primaries 1, 2 and 3 and Maria Paterson-Kidd and Emma Paterson for Primary 4.

Sometimes I sit and look back on my life, I remember the pain and remember the strife
I didn't know what I was looking for until I heard Jesus knock at my door
He asked to come in, but I kept saying no, I closed the door to my heart and he said "I'll never go."
"I'll keep on knocking until you ask me in" but I chose to stay in my life of sin
I thought that I had the game of life already won, I had money in my pockets and carried a gun
The life of a gangster is what I had chose, selling drugs to buy new clothes
Driving new cars and going to shows, This is what I thought life was about, never had a worry, never a doubt,
but mum kept on saying that I was missing the truth, she said "I always pray for you and the youth."
Material things in the world are not all bad but without God in your life, your heart will remain sad
I listened really close and I knew deep inside she was right, my happiness was a front cause I felt lonely and sad at night
My mum said "God can take all your pain away" but I again chose an alternative way
Alcohol and drugs were my choice this time, all my pain and thoughts were gone for good, out of my mind
But then again, that was just for a season, the day came when I really had nothing, no money, no cars, no home and for what reason
The drugs and the alcohol took over my life and when I didn't have them again came pain and strife
All this time my mother did pray and life got harder for me each and every day
I was tired of life at that moment in time, I had nothing except pain in my heart and a very lost mind
The time had come when I wanted to die but all I could do was just sit there and cry
All I remember was what my mum kept on saying that, Jesus loved me and she'll continue praying
I looked at the door to my heart and started debating, could Jesus still be there, could he really be waiting
I started to cry and fell to my knees, I shouted out loud "God, Help me please!"
I opened the door and Jesus was still standing there with fire in his eyes and a bright blinding glow to his hair
Then he spoke one more time and said to me again "I love you my son, will you please let me in?"
I asked him into my heart that day and at that moment he took all the pain in my life away
I fell at his feet and started to cry, "Thank you Lord", I gave him my gun and he gave me a sword
He said "These are the words I have spoken to you, go forward in life and may your life be anew
From that day forward I sang a new song , "Thank you my Lord for the Prayers of a Mum!"

One Sunday in an Ayrshire town, a young child was acting up during the morning Mass. The parents did their best to maintain some sense of order in the pew but were losing the battle. Finally, the father picked the little fellow up and walked sternly up the aisle on his way out. Just before reaching the safety of the porch, the little one called loudly to the congregation "Pray for me! Pray for me!"

Our Church was saddened to learn this week of the death of one of our most valued parishioners, Someone Else. Someone's passing creates a vacancy that will be difficult to fill. Else has been with us for many years and for every one of those years, Someone did far more than a normal person's share of the work. Whenever there was a job to do, a class to teach or a meeting to attend, one name was on everyone's list, - Let Someone Else do it. Whenever leadership was mentioned, this wonderful person was looked to for inspiration as well as results - Someone Else can work with that group. It was common knowledge that Someone Else was among the most liberal givers in our Church. Whenever there was a financial need, everyone just assumed Someone Else would make up the difference. Someone Else was a wonderful person, sometimes appearing superhuman. Were the truth known, everybody expected too much of Someone Else. Now Someone Else is gone! We wonder what we are going to do. Someone Else left a wonderful example to follow but who is going to follow it? Who is going to do the things Someone Else did? When you are asked to help this year, remember -- we can't depend on Someone Else anymore.

Our Parish Meeting for parents of the children being confirmed this year will be on Thursday 24 January at 7.00 pm in the Parish Centre. Confirmation this year by Bishop Nolan will be on Monday 18 February at 7.00pm.

Please put this date in your diary and come along to the talk given by David Wells in Church on Sunday 10 February at 3.00pm. David is coming from England and is a very well-known and talented speaker in the Church. He will be speaking about Evangelisation so let's make it a good turn-out and give him a good welcome. A 'sign-up' sheet is at the back of Church. Please put your name for catering purposes and a leaflet about David Wells will be handed out after Mass. Thank you!

The Diocesan World Day of Prayer for the Sick Mass will be held on Sunday 10 February at 4.00pm in Saint Margaret's Cathedral, Ayr. The Galloway Lourdes Hospitalité looks forward to welcoming you. If you wish to be anointed, please make yourself known to a member of the Hospitalité team on the day. Mass will be followed by refreshments in the hall and the Hospitalité annual general meeting.

Instead of the traditional Burns Supper, this year we are having a
Burns Supperette in the Parish Centre on Saturday 9 February at 7.00pm. This is a mini Burns Supper with fewer speeches and more music. As always, there will be a light-hearted approach. Father Duncan will welcome and thank the guests. Ciaran Sinclair will sing after piping in the haggis pie which will be addressed by Bill Andrew. Kandy Bar haggis pies with tattie and neeps, followed by trifle, will be served. A vegetarian option is available on request. Fiona McLachlan will accompany the singing of Aidan McGrath, Laura McGee, Patrick McLaughlin and Anya Tolland. The event will be chaired by George McGrattan who will deliver a short Immortal Memory and sing with Michael McCulloch. Tickets cost £7.50 and can be reserved by phoning the Parish Office on 464063. We would like to know the number to be catered for as soon as possible.

Club Cuore Cardosini presents a Burns Pascoli Supper on Saturday 26 January 2019 at 7.00pm for 7.30pm. Tickets cost £18 and can be bought from the Parish Office on 464063. There will be music from Paulo and Angela and all proceeds will be divided between the Ayrshire Hospice and Misericordia di Gallicono, victims of the Amatrice earthquake. All are welcome.

Saint Matthew's Academy will be hosting a Quiz Night on Friday 1 February in Saint Mary's Parish Hall, Saltcoats to raise funds to enable us to welcome a group of pupils and teachers from our partnership school, Saint Peter's in Malawi. This promises to be a fun-filled night with games, raffle and a bar. Tickets cost £5 for an adult and £3 for a concession and include a snack. They will be available for purchase from Saint Matthew's Academy office or on the night. Doors open at 7.00pm. Come and support your local school, test your knowledge and win some exciting prizes! We look forward to seeing you there!

The next Welcome Meeting for those becoming Catholics this year will be on Wednesday 23 January at 7.00pm in the Presbytery. Thanks to George Poole for leading the group.

Thank you for all the Masses said for Theresa McGarvey. A Mass will be said to thank everyone.
          Kath Collins

50/50 CLUB 2019
As another year starts, we invite all members to renew their annual membership of £15. Please make cheque for £15 payable to Saint Peter's 50/50 Club. This can be collected by your usual Collector or simply by coming to the Parish Centre foyer after the Saturday or Sunday Masses this weekend, 19 and 20 January and next weekend, 26 and 27 January where the Promoter will be happy to enrol any new members who wish to join. There will be an Early Bird Draw for those who have paid membership before February 2019. The Club adheres to he Data Protection Act and does not pass on any information whatsoever. We only use the addresses to post out the winning cheques to our lucky winners. We thank you for your continued support of our Parish and wish good luck to our members.
          Myriame Sammons, Promoter of 50/50 Club, telephone 469006

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 £673.12 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £287.94 - thanks.

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

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.

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.