BULLETIN                                              13 NOVEMBER 2005                    

THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME OF YEAR 1


CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 12 November
Confession on request from 4.45 to 5.15 pm
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm
Sunday 13 November
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon
Monday 14 November
Mass at 10.00 am for John and Mary Hutson
Tuesday 15 November
Mass at 10.00 am for Alex Miller
Wednesday 16 November
Annual Mass at 7.00 pm for the Bereaved
Thursday 17 November
Mass at 10.00 am for the Holy Souls
Friday 18 November
Mass at 10.00 am for the Holy Souls
Saturday 19 November
Mass at 10.00 am for Jimmy Fernand


PARISH CENTRE EVENTS

Sunday 13 November
10.00 am
11.00 am
Sacramental Preparation
Tea and Coffee after Mass
Monday 14 November
9.00 to 5.00 pm
5.30 to 6.30 pm
6.30 to 8.00 pm
7.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
Key Housing Training
Rainbows
Brownies
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Weight Watchers
Tuesday 15 November

8.00 to 5.30 pm
9.00 to 11.30 am
9.00 to 5.00 pm
12.30 to 2.30 pm
7.00 pm
7.30 pm

Wrap-around Care for 3 to 5 year olds
Nursery
Key Housing Training
Kindergarten
Saint Anne's Guild
Keep Fit
Wednesday 16 November
8.00 to 5.30 pm
9.00 to 11.30 am
9.00 to 5.00 pm
12.30 to 2.30 pm
5.00 to 6.00 pm
7.00 pm
Wrap-around Care for 3 to 5 year olds
Nursery
Key Housing Training
Kindergarten
Street Dance for 13 to 18 year olds
Special Religious Development (SPRED)  
Thursday 17 November
8.00 to 5.30 pm
9.00 to 11.30 am
9.00 to 5.00 pm
12.30 to 2.30 pm
1.00 to 3.00 pm
6.00 to 7.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm
Wrap-around Care for 3 to 5 year olds
Nursery
Key Housing Training
Kindergarten
Thursday Club
Rainbows
Brownies
Girl Guides
Friday 18 November

8.00 to 5.30 am
9.00 to 11.30 am
9.00 to 5.00 pm
12.30 to 2.30 pm

Wrap-around Care for 3 to 5 year olds
Nursery
Key Housing Training
Kindergarten

Saturday 19 November
8.00 pmParish Social

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Jean Murray and Annie McCrindle who died recently;
   Steven Walker 1999, Lena McGhee 2000, Liam Newall 2004,
   Mary McDonald 2004, Monica Fagan, Jim Mathieson 1999,
   Elizabeth Moultrie 2000, Joseph McAuliffe 2001, Father Cornelius Burke 1972,
   Catherine McGrattan 1969, Alec Murphy 1998, Annie Tracy 2000,
   Thomas Walsh 2002, Helen Gurney 2004, David Kelley, Henry McIlroy 1966,
   Mary and James McCabe, Canon John Donnelly 2003, Moira Shaw,
   Alex Miller 1979, Daniel McDougall 1944, Hugh Welsh 1986, Rose Floyd 1992,
   Robert McGee 1996, Hugh Madine 1997, Letitia Smith 2001 and Eileen Taylor
   whose anniversaries occur at this time;
   and those who are sick.

SUNDAY COLLECTION
Last weekend's collection amounted to £744.13 - many thanks.
Banker's Orders amount to an average of £4000 per month. Each month £4000 is repaid to the Diocese for the building loan and levy.

PARISH CENTRE COLLECTION
Last weekend's collection for the Parish Centre amounted to £356.50 - many thanks.

BANKER'S ORDERS
Paying your collection by monthly or quarterly banker's order makes money handling much safer. Banker's Order forms are available in the porch.

CEMETERY MASS
Many thanks to all who helped with the celebration of the Cemetery Mass and to all those who attended.

ANNUAL MASS FOR THE BEREAVED
The annual Mass for the bereaved will be celebrated on Wednesday 16 November at 7.00 pm. Refreshments will be served in the Parish Centre after Mass.

NOVEMBER LISTS
November Lists are available at the stall. Please take one.

BOOK OF THE DEAD
During the month of November, the Book of the Dead be available in front of the Blessed Sacrament Altar for you to write the
names of family and friends.

3RD ARDROSSAN RAINBOWS
The 3rd Ardrossan Brownies are have a Fund Raising Candle Party on Thursday 17 November in the Parish Centre from 6.00 - 7.00 pm with all proceeds going to the Children's Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS). Candles and holders by Party Light will be on sale. For further details, phone Christine.

PARISH SOCIAL
The next Parish Social will take place on Saturday 19 November at 8.00 pm in the Parish Centre. There will be music, a quiz, a light supper, raffle and so on. Tickets, costing £2.50, are available from Kate or Donna.



HOW DID WE SURVIVE?
In the 1930s, 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s, many children were born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried them and nobody worried about it. They took aspirin, ate cheese dressings and didn't test for diabetes. There were no child-proof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets. When children rode on bikes, there were no helmets and often no brakes. In the cars there were no seat belts or air bags. Water was often drunk from a garden hose or a public tap - certainly not from a water bottle! Ginger - lemonade - was drunk from a bottle passed from child to child. Children ate sweets whenever they could but were not overweight because they were active - outside playing. In fact, during school holiday, they often were away from home from morning till it got dark. They built bogies - go-carts - out of scrap wood and old pram wheels and rode them downhill with no brakes and when it snowed they slid down hills on tea trays thus coming to terms with the law of gravity. There were no Playstations, Nintendos, Xboxes, no video games, no 99 channels on cable, no video or DVD movies, no surround sound, no mobile phones, no personal computers, no Internet but children had friends with whom they played outside. They fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth but there were no lawsuits for these accidents. Games were invented with sticks and tennis balls, old tin cans and the like. Children walked to school without supervision or children wardens to see them across the street. They could go to a friend's house and knock on the door or even just walk in. When it came to organised games like football, not everyone got picked to play, but they just had to deal with that. And when they got into trouble at school or whatever, parents sided with the authorities. That generation has produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever because they had freedom, failure and success. They took responsibility for themselves and they learned how to deal with it.


Thank God for the last minute - otherwise nothing would get done!


WHEN A LOVED ONE'S GONE
Those we love remain with us for love itself lives on.
And cherished memories never fade because a loved one's gone.
Those we love can never be more than a thought apart.
For as long as there is memory they'll live on in the heart.




READINGS
The readings for this weekend's Masses are shown below in English. They are available in eleven other languages
including French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish by clicking on this link.


First
Reading           Proverbs 31:10-13.19-20.30-31
A perfect wife - who can find her? She is far beyond the price of pearls. Her husbands heart has confidence in her, from her he will derive no little profit. Advantage and not hurt she brings him all the days of her life. She is always busy with wool and with flax, she does her work with eager hands. She sets her hands to the distaff, her fingers grasp the spindle. She holds out her hand to the poor, she opens her arms to the needy. Charm is deceitful, and beauty empty; the woman who is wise is the one to praise. Give her a share in what her hands have worked for, and let her works tell her praises at the city gates.

Second Reading           1 Thessalonians 5:1-6
You will not be expecting us to write anything to you, brothers, about 'times and seasons', since you know very well that the Day of the Lord is going to come like a thief in the night. It is when people are saying, 'How quiet and peaceful it is' that the worst suddenly happens, as suddenly as labour pains come on a pregnant woman; and there will be no way for anybody to evade it. But it is not as if you live in the dark, my brothers, for that Day to overtake you like a thief. No, you are all sons of light and sons of the day: we do not belong to the night or to darkness, so we should not go on sleeping, as everyone else does, but stay wide awake and sober.

Gospel           Matthew 25:14-30
Jesus spoke this parable to his disciples: "The kingdom of heaven is like a man on his way abroad who summoned his servants and entrusted his property to them. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to a third one; each in proportion to his ability. Then he set out. "The man who had received the five talents promptly went and traded with them and made five more. The man who had received two made two more in the same way. But the man who had received one went off and dug a hole in the ground and hid his master's money. "Now a long time after, the master of those servants came back and went through his accounts with them. The man who had received the five talents came forward bringing five more. "Sir", he said "you entrusted me with five talents; here are five more that I have made." His master said to him, "Well done, good and faithful servant; you have shown you can be faithful in small things, I will trust you with greater; come and join in your master's happiness." Next the man with the two talents came forward. "Sir," he said "you entrusted me with two talents; here are two more that I have made." His master said to him, "Well done, good and faithful servant; you have shown you can be faithful in small things, I will trust you with greater; come and join in your master's happiness." Last came forward the man who had the one talent. "Sir," said he "I had heard you were a hard man, reaping where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered; so I was afraid, and I went off and hid your talent in the ground. Here it is; it was yours, you have it back." But his master answered him, "You wicked and lazy servant! So you knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered? Well then, you should have deposited my money with the bankers, and on my return I would have recovered my capital with interest. So now, take the talent from him and give it to the man who has the five talents. For to everyone who has will be given more, and he will have more than enough; but from the man who has not, even what he has will be taken away. As for this good-for-nothing servant, throw him out into the dark, where there will be weeping and grinding of teeth.".