BULLETIN                            10 FEBRUARY 2019


Saturday 9 February  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for the Holy Souls in Purgatory
Fifth Sunday of Year 3
Vigil Mass at 5.30am for couples getting married soon

Sunday 10 February  

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

Monday 11 February  

Memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes - World Day of the Sick
Holy Mass at 10.00am for Kathleen McSkimming MM and all the sick and housebound

Tuesday 12 February  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for Sadie McAloon A and Catherine and John Cahill A

Wednesday 13 February  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for Eileen Fairlie RD

Thursday 14 February  

Feast of Saints Cyril and Methodius
Holy Mass at 10.00am for Theresa McGarvie RD

Friday 15 February  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for Isabella McHugh MM and Pat Maxwell A

Saturday 16 February  

Our Lady's Day
Holy Mass at 10.00am for John McDonald RD
Sixth Sunday of Year 3
Vigil Mass at 5.30am for Andrew Ferrie RD


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 9 February  
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm
Holy Mass at 10.00am
Sunday 10 February  
Sunday Mass at 10.00am

Sunday Mass at 11.30am

Monday 11 February  
Nuptual Mass at 1.30pm Holy Mass at 10.00am
Tuesday 12 February  
Holy Mass at 10.00am Service of the Word at 10.00am
Wednesday 13 February  
  Holy Mass at 10.00am
Thursday 14 February  
Service of the Word at 10.00am Holy Mass at 10.00am
Friday 15 February  
Holy Mass at 10.00am Service of the Word at 10.00am
Saturday 16 February  
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm
Holy Mass at 10.00am
Saturday 9 February  

6.50 for 7.00pm

Burns Supperette

Sunday 10 February  


Tea and Coffee after Holy Mass

Monday 11 February  

9.30 to 11.30am

Parents and Toddlers
Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 12 February  
9.00 to 11.00am

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Irish Dancing
Ignatian Prayer Group

Wednesday 13 February  
9.30 to 11.30am
1.00 to 3.00pm

Parents and Toddlers
Irish Dancing
Knit and Natter

Thursday 14 February  


Friday 15 February  
9.30 to 11.30am
Parents and Toddlers
Tea, coffee and chat in the Snug after Benediction

Please remember in your prayers:
Eileen Fairlie, Theresa McGarvie, John McDonald (England) and Andrew Ferrie who died recently;
Maude Cullinane 1960, Jim Burns 2011, Catherine Cahill 1977, Mary Delahunt 2008, John and Margaret Fitzsimmons 1985, Father G J Giblin SCJ 2001, Margaret Osprey 2018, Allan Carrick 2011, Ann Jane Fitzsimmons, Sadie McAloon 2011, Eliza Jane McKay, Oonagh McVeigh 2011, Canon Robert McCliment 1967, John McIlhatton 1954, Chrissie Welsh 2006, Aileen Whiston 2015, Mary Hall 1989, Patricketta Maxwell 2004, Canon Tom McGread, Winnie McLaughlin 2015, Catherine Morrison 1977, John Carrick 2010, James McLaren 1964 and Norma Clarke 2018 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.

Next weekend's readers are Julie Coldwell at 5.30pm and Margaret Brawley 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 the choir at 5.30pm Catherine Kerr and Catherine Boyd at 10.30am.

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

First Saturday devotions will take place on the first Saturday of every month after the 10.00am Holy Mass. The devotions take about half an hour. All are welcome!

Lord, Thou knowest better than I know myself, that I am growing older and will someday be old. Keep me from the fatal habit of thinking I must say something on every subject and on every occasion. Release me from craving to straighten out everybody's affairs. Make me thoughtful but not moody and helpful but not bossy. With my vast store of wisdom, it seems a pity not to use it all but Thou knowest Lord that I want a few friends at the end. Keep my mind free from the recital of endless details. Give me wings to get to the point. Seal my lips on my aches and pains. They are increasing and love of rehearsing them is becoming sweeter as the years go by. I dare not ask for grace enough to enjoy the tales of others' pains but help me to endure them with patience. I dare not ask for improved memory but for a growing humility and a lessing cocksureness when my memory seems to clash with the memories of others. Teach me the glorious lesson that occasionally I may be mistaken. Keep me reasonably sweet. I do not want to be a Saint - some of them are so hard to live with - but a sour old person is one of the crowning works of the devil. Give me the ability to see good things in unexpected places and talents in unexpected people. And give me, O Lord, the grace to tell them so. Amen.

Some more Tommy Cooper Jokes
• A man goes to the doctor with a strawberry growing out of his head. The Doc says "I'll give you some cream to put on it."
• "Doctor, I can't stop singing The Green Green Grass of Home." "That sounds like Tom Jones syndrome." "Is it common?" "It's not unusual."
• A man takes his rotweiller to the vet. "My dog is cross-eyed. Is there anything you can do for him?" "Well" said the vet "let's have a look at him". So he picks the dog up and examines his eyes then he checks his teeth. Finally, he says "I'm going to have to put him down." "What? Because he's cross-eyed?" "No, because he's really heavy."

To comply with the recent changes to Data Protection Act, Saint Peter's has two new email addresses. If you are contacting the Parish Office, please use Ardrossan@GallowayDiocese.org.uk. If you wish to contact
Father Duncan personally, then use Duncan.McVicar@GallowayDiocese.org.uk - thanks!

Following the implementation of 'In God's Image', Safeguarding in the Catholic Church in Scotland in May 2018, a process of independently scrutinising the impact on the leadership culture and safeguarding practice at a Diocesan level was also established. This year, our Diocese has been chosen and will be reviewed by an external audit team from the Social Care Institute for Excellence and Children in Scotland from 19 to 21 February. The audit will include the opportunity for anyone who has disclosed abuse, shared concerns of unsafe people or practice or asked for help to keep safe for any reason to speak to the audit team. The audit team wants to hear how people in Diocesan roles have responded. They are interested also to hear from survivors of non-recent Church-related abuse, their families and friends, about the response they have received or what may have prevented them from coming forward in the past. Should you wish to meet members of the audit team and receive the formal consent documentation you can contact the Diocesan Office, 8 Corsehill Road, Ayr KA7 2ST. The telephone number is 01292 266750 and the email address of the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser is Safeguarding@GallowayDiocese.org.uk. You can now make contact directly with the audit team, via the email address should this be preferable to a request being made via the Diocese. Please make this information known in the parishes. Direct Contact email address for the Audit Team is LearningTogether@scie.org.uk.

Enis McHugh and family would like to thank everyone for their support, the many kind expressions of sympathy received, the large volume of Mass and Sympathy cards which are a continuing source of great comfort as are the numerous compliments and tributes paid to Isabel. Finally thank you to
Father Duncan and Sister Ursula for their participation in an uplifting Requiem Mass.

Please put this date in your diary and come along to the talk given by David Wells in Church today, 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. Thank you!

With Saint Valentine's Day coming soon, read this! Blessed Luigi and Maria Beltrame Quattrocchi have the distinction to have been the first married couple jointly beatified by the Church, sharing the same necessary miracle attributed to their intercession. In many ways, their beatification was seen as a fruition of the Second Vatican Council's desire for all the baptised to understand their call to holiness. As Pope Saint John Paul II said in his homily at their 2001 beatification, "Today the aspiration of the Council is fulfilled with the first beatification of a married couple. Their fidelity to the Gospel and their heroic virtues were verified in their life as spouses and parents." The Quattrocchis were visionary in their desire to spread the Gospel in the social sphere. They are counted among the founders and organisers of three apostolates including Italian associations for Catholic scouting and laity, as well as a charitable organization founded to bring sick and infirm pilgrims to Lourdes and other shrines. Luigi died in 1951 and Maria fourteen years later in 1965. The legacy they left behind is summed up best in the words of Pope Saint John Paul II - "The blessed couple lived an ordinary life in an extraordinary way." Their feast day is 25 November.

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.

From 11 February, Fertility Care will run a clinic in the Paisley Diocesan Offices on Monday evenings from 7.00 to 9.00pm, running alternate Monday thereafter. They teach the Billings Ovulation Method of Natural Fertility Regulation which helps couples achieve or postpone pregnancy in a natural way and they can help couples optimise their chances of conceiving. The service is free and confidential and no appointment is necessary. The telephone number is 0141 221 0858. More information can be found at www.FertilityCare.org.uk and www.rcdop.org.uk/news/new-fertility-care-scotland-clinic-in-paisley.

Our final Welcome Meeting for those thinking about becoming Catholics will be on Wednesday 13 February at 7.00pm.

Do you use the Lenten season to bring yourself closer to Jesus? The season of Lent is an urgent call to conversion. With Lent beginning on 6 March, we can reflect on the words of Pope Francis, who reminds us that "Christians are asked to return to God 'with all their hearts' (Joel 2:12), to refuse to settle for mediocrity and to grow in friendship with the Lord." We have plenty of opportunities at Saint Peter's to help you "grow in friendship with the Lord" throughout the Lenten season, from Stations of the Cross to guides to Confession, Adoration, Rosary and reflections for the season. By making a Lenten Resolution, we have the chance to deepen your relationship with Christ and experience a conversion of heart this Lent. Our Lord waits for you to approach him during this penitential season. Will you accept his invitation?

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 £616.38 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £249.51 - thanks.

Tea and coffee will be served after the 10.30am Mass next Sunday in the Parish Centre by Sharon McLaughlin'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.