CHURCH OF SAINT PETER IN CHAINS, ARDROSSAN  ē  A Family of Parishes  ē  SAINT BRIDE'S CHURCH, WEST KILBRIDE

                                                        

BULLETIN                                                  9 AUGUST 2020

NINETEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 1

SERVICES AND GATHERINGS
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, public Church services and gatherings are limited till further notice.
Father Duncan will live-stream Holy Mass every day and assures you of his prayers for you and your family.

A READING FROM THE HOLY GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW (Matthew 14:22-33)
Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side while he would send the crowds away. After sending the crowds away, he went up into the hills by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone while the boat, by now far out on the lake, was battling with a heavy sea for there was a headwind. In the fourth watch of the night, he went towards them, walking on the lake, and when the disciples saw him walking on the lake they were terrified. "'It is a ghost" they said and cried out in fear. But at once Jesus called out to them, saying "Courage! It is I! Do not be afraid." It was Peter who answered. "Lord" he said "if it is you, tell me to come to you across the water." "Come" said Jesus. Then Peter got out of the boat and started walking towards Jesus across the water but as soon as he felt the force of the wind, he took fright and began to sink. "Lord! Save me!" he cried. Jesus put out his hand at once and held him. "Man of little faith" he said "why did you doubt?" And as they got into the boat the wind dropped. The men in the boat bowed down before him and said "Truly, you are the Son of God."

REFLECTION
As we said last week, every miracle is a message. So what is the message for us in this miracle of walking on the water? It might seem as though it serves no purpose, unlike the miracles of healing, but there is healing going on here. There is the healing of the doubts and fears of those who witness this miracle. Notice how they are terrified, thinking they are seeing a ghost! Jesus, from the water's surface, tells them not to be afraid - and when Peter, whose name means rock, begins to sink like a stone because doubt overtakes him, Jesus reaches out his hand at once to heal his doubt. This miracle may have happened once in the past but its message is to speak to us today. What are our fears? Where are our doubts? Let us call out to Jesus, and he will reach out at once to save us.

SAINT PETER'S AND SAINT BRIDE'S CHURCH SERVICES
 
Saint Peter's - All Masses are live-streamed and
                          public unless otherwise stated.
Saint Bride's - All Masses are public
                          unless otherwise stated.
Saturday 8 August  
Memorial of Saint Dominic,  
Priest
  
Ninet
eenth Sunday of the  
Year
 
Holy Mass at 10.00am for the special intentions of Elizabeth McCrae's and Karen Gough

Vigil Mass at 5.30pm for the Lawrence family's special intention
 
Sunday 9 August  
Nineteenth Sunday of the Year 
Holy Mass at 10.30am for our parishes Holy Mass at 12.15pm for our parishes
Monday 10 August  
Feast of Saint Lawrence,  Deacon  
Holy Mass at 10.00am for John Ross who died recently  
Tuesday 11 August  
Memorial of Saint Clare, Virgin 
Holy Mass at 10.00am for Bernardine McInally's special intention  
Wednesday 12 August  
Requiem Mass at 10.30am for Breda Doyle
  Private - attendance at a funeral is limited to
  twenty people so priority is given to family   members.
 
Thursday 13 August  
 
Holy Mass at 10.00am for those who live and work from the sea - sailors, fishermen and their families  
Friday 14 August  
Memorial of Saint Maximilian 
Mary Kolbe, Priest 
 
Holy Mass at 10.00am for the people of Beirut Holy Mass at 12 noon
Saturday 15 August  
Our Lady's Day  
The Assumption of the Blessed  Virgin Mary 
Holy Mass at 10.00am for Robbie Reid at his anniversary
Vigil Mass at 5.30pm
 

SAINT MARY'S AND SAINT JOHN'S CHURCH SERVICES
 
Saturday 8 August  
Memorial of Saint Dominic,  
Priest
  
Ninet
eenth Sunday of the  
Year
 
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm

 
Sunday 9 August  
Nineteenth Sunday of the Year 
Holy Mass at 10.00am

Holy Mass at 11.30am
Monday 10 August  
Feast of Saint Lawrence,  Deacon  
   
Tuesday 11 August  
Memorial of Saint Clare, Virgin 
Holy Mass at 10.00am

Holy Mass at 10.00am
Wednesday 12 August  
  Requiem Mass at 10.00am
  Private
Thursday 13 August  
 
   
Friday 14 August  
Memorial of Saint Maximilian 
Mary Kolbe, Priest 
 
  Holy Mass at 10.00am
Saturday 15 August  
Our Lady's Day  
The Assumption of the Blessed  Virgin Mary 
Vigil Mass at 4.30pm
 

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
John Clarke, Catherine Carroll and the people of Beirut:
John Ross, Breda Doyle, Anna Higgins, Veronica Cormie and the people of Beirut who died recently;
Edward Burns 1998, Karen Fitzpatrick 1981, Beth Glass 2014, Canon Matthew Littleton 1977, Don Newall 2009, James Taylor 1997, Brian Collins 2006, William Magee 1988, Paddy McKinney 2014, John Giebler 1991, Charlie Gilheaney 2007, Agnes Long 2006, Joe Burns 2015, Mary Patricia Madden Campbell 2016, Greta Davidson 2018, Desmond McGarvey 1996, Maria Mathieson 1975, Elizabeth McMenamin 1994, Margaret Quigg 2015, Brian Langridge 2009, Thomas Connelly 2007, Jim McKenna 2013, Tracy Northcote 2009, Frank McEvoy 1987, Ronald Burns 2011, Brian Collins 2008, Daniel Mathieson 1949, Robbie Reid 2011 and Elizabeth Wilson 2000 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.

SAINT PETER'S NEWS

REQUIEM MASS FOR BREDA DOYLE
Please pray for the Repose of the Soul of Breda Doyle who died on 4 August 2020. Her Requiem Mass on Wednesday 12 August at 10.30am will be followed by her cremation at the Clyde Coast and Garnock Valley Crematorium in Dalty. Attendance at the funeral service is reserved for family only. May she rest in peace and rise in glory!

USED POSTAGE STAMPS
We have been asked to donate our used postage stamps to fund Medical Science. Please hand your used stamps in to the Parish Office or give them to Alfie Agostini.

BOOKING FOR MASS
It is wonderful to see so many people attending Mass. Due to the Scottish Government restricting the number of people attending Church to fifty, we now ask you to book if you would like to attend Mass. You can book on a weekly basis, from now until further notice, by calling the Parish Office on 01294 464063 on Mondays to Fridays from 9.00am to 11.00am.


SAINT BRIDE'S NEWS

VOLUNTEERS
We are obliged to provide two stewards for each Mass. If you can help out at any of our services, please get in touch on HowiePhyllis@yahoo.co.uk or 01294 822320. Thank you.

100 CLUB
Subscriptions are now due and still only £12 for the year! Please put your payment in an envelope, marked 100 Club, together with your name and put it into the collection box, as you leave the Church. Thank you
.

JOB APPLICATION
Objective
My name is Jesus - the Christ. Many call me Lord! Iíve sent you my job application because Iím seeking the top management position in your heart. Please consider my accomplishments as set forth in my resumé.
Qualifications
I founded the earth and established the heavens - see Proverbs 3:19. I formed man from the dust of the ground - see Genesis 2:7. I breathed into man the breath of life - see Genesis 2:7. The blessings of the Covenant comes upon your life through me - see Galatians 3:14'
Occupational Background
Iíve only had one employer - see Luke 2:49. Iíve never been tardy, absent, disobedient, slothful or disrespectful. My employer has nothing but rave reviews for me - see Matthew 3:15 -17.
Skills, Work Experiences
Some of my skills and work experiences include empowering the poor to be poor no more, healing the broken-hearted, setting the captives free, healing the sick, restoring sight to the blind and setting at liberty them that are bruised - see Luke 4:18. I am a Wonderful Counselor - see Isaiah 9:6. People who listen to me shall dwell safely and shall not fear evil - see Proverbs 1:33. Most importantly, I have the authority, ability and power to cleanse you of your sins - see I John 1:7-9.
Major Accomplishments
I was an active participant in the greatest summit meeting of all time - see Genesis 1:26. I laid down my life so that you may live - see II Corinthians 5:15. I defeated the arch enemy of God and mankind and made a show of them openly - see Colossians 2:15 ). Iíve miraculously fed the poor, healed the sick and raised the dead! There are many more major accomplishments, too many to mention here. You can read them on my website, which is located at www dot Ė the Bible. You donít need an internet connection or computer to access my website.
References
Believers and followers worldwide will testify to my divine healing, salvation, deliverance, miracles, restoration and supernatural guidance.
Summation
Now that youíve read my resumé, Iím confident that Iím the only candidate uniquely qualified to fill this vital position in your heart. In summation, I will properly direct your paths - see Proverbs 3:5-6) and lead you into everlasting life - see John 6:47. When can I start? Time is of the essence - see Hebrews 3:15 .



A SIMPLE EXPLANATION OF THE MASS - PART 10
After the Sign of Peace, we come in the Mass to the Breaking of the Bread. The priest takes the large host and breaks it into three or more parts. The meaning of the ritual is beautifully explained to us by Saint Paul in his First Letter to the Church at Corinth. 'Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ? Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all share the one loaf.' (1 Corinthians 10:16-17). Despite its rich diversity, the Church is one as it gathers to celebrate our unity in Christ. Reflecting on the ritual of the breaking of bread, Father Cantalamessa, a preacher to the Papal Household says "To understand this ritual, I must, first of all, 'break' myself. Lay before God all hardness, all rebellion towards him or towards others, crush my pride, submit and say 'yes' fully to all that God asks of me. I too must repeat the words - Lo, I have come to do thy will, O God! You don't want many things from me. You want me and I say 'yes'. To be Eucharist like Jesus signifies being totally abandoned to the Fathers will."


PRAYER DURING A PANDEMIC
May we who are merely inconvenienced remember those whose lives are at stake.
May we who have no risk factors remember those most vulnerable.
May we who have the luxury of working from home remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent.
May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close remember those who have no options.
May we who have to cancel our trips remember those that have no safe place to go.
May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market remember those who have no margin at all.
May we who settle in for a quarantine at home remember those who have no home.
As fear grips our country, let us choose love.
During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other, let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbours. Amen.                                 Cameron Bellm


FOOD FOR THOUGHT
This is the will of God - that you be saints (1 Thes. 4:3). God wants you to be a saint. If you cannot own this idea, you cannot own heaven.

JUST FOR A LAUGH ...
A farmer named Muldoon lived alone in the countryside with a wee dog that he loved and doted on. After many long years of faithful companionship, the dog finally died, so Muldoon went to the parish priest. "Father, my dear old dog is dead. Could you be saying a Mass for him?" Father Patrick replied "I am so very sorry to hear about your dog's death but, unfortunately, we can't say a Mass for dogs." Muldoon said "I understand, Father, I do. I guess I'll go to this new denomination down the road. Do you think £500 is enough to donate for the service?" Father Patrick replied "Why didn't you tell me the dog was a Catholic."

WEEKLY BULLETIN
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FINANCIAL SUPPORT
It is now possible to make online donations to Saint Peter's. Details are on the Donations page and this News page. Thanks for your generosity.

WEEKLY BULLETIN
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HOSPITAL CHAPLAINCY
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.

ADVERTISER SUPPORT
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.

PROTECTION OF CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS - MISSION STATEMENT
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.