BULLETIN                                          3 NOVEMBER 2019


Saturday 2 November  

Commemoration of the Faithful Departed
Holy Mass at 10.00am
Thirty-First Sunday of the Year
Vigil Mass at 5.30pm for Mary Timmons A

Sunday 3 November  

Thirty-First Sunday of the Year
Holy Mass at 10.30am for Saint Peter's congregation

Monday 4 November  

Memorial of Saint Charles Borrowmeo
Holy Mass at 10.00am for God's protection for a family's home, shop and for family peace SI

Tuesday 5 November  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for Duncan Lyon
Vigil of the Deceased at 5.30pm for Margaret Curran

Wednesday 6 November  

Requiem Mass at 10.00am for Margaret Curran
Graveside Funeral Service at 2.00pm for Peter Kelly

Thursday 7 November  

Holy Mass at 10.00am for Mary Paton RD

Friday 8 November  

Memorial of Blessed John Duns Scotus
Holy Mass at 10.00am for Emma McVicar
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with Benediction at 10.30am

Saturday 9 November  

Feast of The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
Holy Mass at 10.00am for John Craig A
Thirty-Second Sunday of the Year
Vigil Mass at 5.30pm for deceased family members


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 2 November  
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm
Sunday 3 November  
Sunday Mass at 10.00am

Sunday Mass at 11.30am

Monday 4 November  
Service of the Word at 10.00am Holy Mass at 10.00am
Tuesday 5 November  
Service of the Word at 10.00am Requiem Mass at 10.00am
Wednesday 6 November  
  Holy Mass at 10.00am
Thursday 7 November  
Service of the Word at 10.00am Holy Mass at 10.00am
Friday 8 November  
Holy Mass at 10.00am Service of the Word at 10.00am
Saturday 9 November  
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm Holy Mass at 10.00am
Sunday 3 November  


Tea and Coffee after Holy Mass

Monday 4 November  

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

Parents and Toddlers
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Ignatian Prayer Group

Tuesday 5 November  
9.00 to 11.00am
5.00 to 8.00pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Irish Dancing

Wednesday 6 November  

9.30 to 11.30am
1.00 to 3.00pm
5.00 to 8.00pm

Parents and Toddlers
Knit and Knatter Group
Irish Dancing

Thursday 7 November  
Friday 8 November  
9.30 to 11.30am
Parents and Toddlers
Tea, coffee and chat in the Snug after Benediction

Please remember in your prayers:
James Gerald Hainey, Margaret Curran, Peter Kelly and Michael Spencer who died recently;
Baby Lily Heron 2016, Thomas Kilbane 1983, Hugh McKay 1982, Eileen Taylor 2005, May Cusick 2009, Teresa Kelly 1978, Sarah Sammons 1970, Elizabeth Anne Tait 2004, Mary Timmons 2011, Sanny Ballantyne 1991, Rose McCann 2017, Ian McNamara 1979, Paddy Crozier, Anna Lizanec 2008, Margaret Martin 1962, Father James McCarroll 1952, Catherine McMullan 1963, Father Paul O'Brien 1999, Robert Reid 2006, John Whyte 1975, James McCabe, Jean Murray 2006, Julie Holland Newmann, Michael Reilly 1946, Steven Walker 1999, Mary McDonald 2004, Lena McGhee 2000, John McGinness 2014, Liam Newall 2004, Sandra White 2010, Helene Adams 2016, Monica Fagan 1986, Jim McLaren 2005, John Craig 2012, Michael Dougan 2016, Joseph McAuliffe 2001, Jean McGowan 2010, Annie McNamara, Alice McWhinnie 2009, Elizabeth Mary Moultrie 2000 and Lyndsey Thomas née McLardy 2014 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. If members of your family or friends are in need of our prayers, please tell Father Duncan or the parish office. If they are in hospital, Reverend Bill Corbett on 01292 521208 - assisted each week by the priest on call - is the chaplain to Crosshouse Hospital and can be contacted through the ward. Ayr Hospital and the Ayrshire Hospice have an on-call chaplaincy.

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 Liz Devine at 5.30pm and Ami Paterson at 10.30am.

Next weekend's musicians are the Choir at 5.30pm and Andrena Hughes at 10.30am.

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

Every Friday, we have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament after Mass from 10.30 until 11.00am, ending with Benediction. Why don't you make an appointment with the Lord and come along? Adoration is the first attitude of man acknowledging that he is a creature before his Creator. It exalts the greatness of the Lord who made us and the almighty power of the Saviour who sets us free from evil. Adoration is homage of the spirit to the 'King of Glory', respectful silence in the presence of the 'ever greater' God - Catechism of the Catholic Church number 2628.

Please pray for the Repose of the Soul of Margaret Curran. She will be received into Church on Tuesday 5 November at 5.30pm and her Requiem Mass on Wednesday 6 November at 10am, will be followed by interment at Ardrossan Cemetery.

Please pray for the Repose of the Soul of Peter Kelly who died on 26th October. There will be a Graveside Funeral Service on Wednesday 6 November at 2.00pm at Ardrossan Cemetery.

Every year we celebrate Holy Mass in Ardrossan Cemetery for all the deceased of our families and friends. The Mass this year will be on Sunday 3 November at 2.00pm. Saint Monica said to her son Saint Augustine "Bury my body wherever you will. Do not be concerned about that. One thing only I ask you, that you remember me at the altar of the Lord."

Once upon a time, there was a child ready to be born. One day, he asked God "They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow. How am I going to live there being so small and helpless?" God replied "Among the many angels, I chose one for you. She will be waiting for you and will take care of you." "But tell me, here in Heaven, I don't do anything else but sing and smile. That's enough for me to be happy." "Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you every day. And you will feel your angel's love and be happy." "And how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me, if I don't know the language that men talk?" "Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear and with much patience and care, your angel will teach you how to speak." "And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?" "Your angel will place your hands together and will teach you how to pray." "I've heard that on earth there are bad men. Who will protect me?" "Your angel will defend you even if it means risking its life." "But I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore." "Your angel will always talk to you about me and will teach you the way for you to come back to me, even though I will always be next to you." At that moment there was much peace in Heaven, but voices from earth could already be heard. And the child in a hurry asked softly "Oh God, if I am about to leave now, please tell me my angel's name." "Your angel's name is of no importance, you will just call your angel - Mummy."

A young woman brought her fiancée home to meet her parents. After dinner, her father asked the young man into his study for a chat. "So, what are your plans?" the father said. "I'm a theology scholar" the young man replied. "Admirable" the father said "but what will you do to provide a nice home for my daughter?" "I will study and God will provide" the young man explained. "And how will you afford to raise children?" the Father asked. "God will provide." said the young man. The men left the study and the mother asked her husband "How did it go?" "Very well - I like him. He has no money or employment plans" the father said,. "but on the other hand, he thinks I'm God."

What is the world's religion now? It has taken the brighter side of the gospel, its tidings of comfort, its precepts of love - all darker, deeper views of man's condition and prospects being comparatively forgotten. This is the religion natural to a civilised age and well has Satan dressed and completed it into an idol of the Truth. Our manners are courteous.
We avoid giving pain or offence. Religion is pleasant and easy. Benevolence is the chief virtue. Intolerance, bigotry, excess of zeal are the first of sins. It includes no true fear of God, no fervent zeal for His honour, no deep hatred of sin, no horror at the sight of sinners, no indignation and compassion at the blasphemy of heretics, no jealous adherence to doctrinal truth - and therefore is neither hot nor cold, but, in Scripture language, lukewarm.                                              Sermon 24, Religion of the Day

Next Sunday, 10 November, is the celebration of Remembrance Sunday. There will be a special Remembrance Day Service at the Evangelical Union Church in Glasgow Street at 1.00pm and it will be followed by special prayers led by Father Duncan at the Garden of Remembrance.

The feasts of All Saints on 1 November and All Souls on 2 November remind us that this is the month of remembrance and we pray for our departed loved ones. Our prayers invoke God to receive our faithful departed into his heavenly Kingdom. If you would like to have your deceased relatives and friends remembered in our Masses during this month, please list their names on the special sheet at the back of Church with a donation if possible and hand it back. Take a little time to remember and write the names so they should never become forgotten souls.

The Comboni Sisters will be paying us their annual visit to sell their Calendars this weekend.

The parish received a thank you from Missio Scotland
Many thanks for your generous gift of £725.77 which we received today. it is very much appreciated. Your donation will be used to help fund our many projects in countries such as Zambia, Mongolia, Uganda, Sierra Leone and Kenya. Once again, many thanks to both you and your parishioners. Yours sincerely in Christ.
Father Vincent Lockhart, National Director of Missio Scotland, The Pontifical Mission Societies.

The Organ Appeal - which has almost raised over £7000 for the repair and refurbishment of our Church organ - will be open for one more week. If you would like to make a contribution, please so so this coming week. Thank you! A special vote of thanks to everyone who has contributed to the Church organ in the past months. Thank you for your support and your generosity!

There is an urgent need for toiletries and cleaning materials for local homeless people, including families. Any donations are welcome, in particular general purpose cleaners and shower gel. Please leave donations in the boxes in the foyer. Many thanks for your ongoing support.

SPRED Galloway invites you to its Saint Andrew's Night Ceilidh and Disco in Saint Paul's Church Hall, Ayr on Saturday 30 November from 7.30 to 11.00pm. A light supper will be provided and please bring your own bottle. Tickets cost £10.00 and family tickets also available. Please see the poster at the back of the Church. SPRED contacts are 01292 738068 and info@spredgalloway.org.uk.

If you have excellent communication and facilitation skills and experience of working and communicating with young people between the ages of seven and twenty-five, we would love to hear from you. You will be responsible for the promotion, development, support for and co-ordination of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Scotland's youth work. The salary for a thirty hour week is £21840 to £24960 depending on experience. For further information about the Society and its work and to view the job description and personal specification, please visit www.ssvpscotland.com. To apply, email your curriculum vitae and cover letter with examples how your skills and experiences fit the person specification for this role to officemanager@ssvpscotland.com. The closing date is 17 November. Interviews will be held on Monday 2 December 2019.

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 haplain to Crosshouse Hospital and is assisted by the priest on call each week.

Tea and coffee will be served after the 10.30am Mass next Sunday in the Parish Centre by Jennifer and Niamh.

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 Childrenís Liturgy provided for preschool children, children in Primaries 1 to 3 and a Sacramental Programme for children in Primary 4. After the 10.30am 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.