BULLETIN                       12 MARCH 2006                    

SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT IN YEAR 2


CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 11 March
Confession on request from 4.45 to 5.15 pm
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Jessie Brown
Sunday 12 March
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon
Monday 13 March
Mass at 7.00 pm for the victims of Dunblane and for children of this area who have died and their families.
Tuesday 14 March
Mass at 10.00 am for the sick people of the parish
Wednesday 15 March
Mass at 10.00 am for Victor Donald
Thursday 16 March
Mass at 7.00 pm for Chrissie Welsh
Friday 17 March
Stations of the Cross at 9.40 am
Mass at 10.00 am for John Carrol
Saturday 18 March
Mass at 10.00 am for James Mulhern


PARISH CENTRE EVENTS

Sunday 12 March
10.00 am
11.00 am
Sacramental Preparation
Tea and Coffee after Mass
Monday 13 March
8.00 to 5.30 pm
9.00 to 11.30 am
9.30 to 11.30 am
12.30 to 2.30 pm
1.30 to 3.00 pm
5.30 to 6.30 pm
6.30 to 8.00 pm
7.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
Wrap-around Care for 3 to 5 year olds
Nursery
Parents and Toddlers
Kindergarten
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Rainbows
Brownies
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Weight Watchers
Tuesday 14 March

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

Wrap-around Care for 3 to 5 year olds
Nursery
Kindergarten
Country Dancing
Saint Anne's Guild
Keep Fit
Ignatian Prayer Group
Wednesday 15 March

8.00 to 5.30 pm
9.00 to 11.30 am

12.30 to 2.30 pm
12.00 to 2.30 pm
5.00 to 6.00 pm
6.00 to 7.00 pm
7.00 pm

Wrap-around Care for 3 to 5 year olds
Nursery
Kindergarten
National Health Service (NHS) Group
Street Dance for 13 to 18 year olds
Burakudo Karate Club
Special Religious Development (SPRED)
Thursday 16 March

8.00 to 5.30 pm
9.00 to 11.30 am

12.30 to 2.30 pm
1.00 to 3 00 pm
1.30 to 3.00 pm
6.00 to 7.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm
7.30 pm

Wrap-around Care for 3 to 5 year olds
Nursery
Kindergarten
Thursday Club
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Rainbows
Brownies
Girl Guides
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)  

Friday 17 March

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

Wrap-around Care for 3 to 5 year olds
Nursery
Parents and Toddlers
Kindergarten

Saturday 18 March
8.00 pmBirthday Party

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Hessie Hyslop 1998, Lilia Agostini 1969, Jean Walker 2001,
   James Mulhern 1982, Catherine Stewart 2004, Grace Jamieson 2005,
   Canon Charles Matthews 1996, Victor Donald 1985, Susan Heaney 1956,
   John Gurney 2004, Odina Carrino, 1987 and Menotti Carrino 1953
  
whose anniversaries occur at this time;
   Aiden Stewart Morton and Megan Elizabeth Cummings
   who were baptised recently
   and those who are sick.

SUNDAY COLLECTION
Last weekend's collection amounted to £888.34 - 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 £357.19 - 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.

NURSERY MANAGER
A vacancy has arisen for a Nursery Manager in Saint Peter's Children's Centre. The applicant must have the relevant experience. A full job description can be obtained from the Children's Centre.

RETREAT
There will be a Sacred Heart Retreat Day on Saturday, 8 April from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. There will also be three Monday evenings Lenten Series meetings from 7.00 to 9.00 pm on 13, 20 and 27 March. Further details for both events are on the notice board.

COLLECTION OF TOILETRIES
The Ozanam Centre in Glasgow is run by the Saint Vincent de Paul Society to assist homeless men and women. We have again been asked to assist in the collection of toiletries during Lent so these might be distributed as a very practical way of assisting those who use the Centre. Saint Peter's parishioners have donated generously to this appeal in previous yeas and it is hoped that you will do so once again. The Conference thanks you in anticipation of your kind assistance. A box to receive donations of all kinds of toiletries will be available in the Church porch.

COACH TRIP TO DONEGAL
There will be a coach trip to Donegal from Monday 15 to Friday 19 May, staying at the McNamara Hotel, Moville, Donegal. The cost is £219 for bed, breakfast and evening meal and three tours. There are two places available. For more information phone Moira or Alice.

LENT SCOTTISH CATHOLIC INTERNATIONAL AID FUND (SCIAF) BOXES
Lent SCIAF boxes are available from the stall. Please take one home with you and return it at the end of Lent.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Stations of the Cross will be said each Friday in Lent at 9.40 am.

SAINT ANDREW'S ACADEMY MASS
There will be Mass each Wednesday in Lent in Saint Andrew's Academy at 8.30 am.

SAINT PETER'S PRIMARY SCHOOL TENTH ANNIVERSARY
Parents, Guardians, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Friends . this year Saint Peter's Primary School is celebrating the tenth anniversary of opening at its present premises. To mark this special occasion, the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is planning to hold a Family Fun Day on a Sunday in June The date is still to be confirmed. The committee is looking for ideas for stalls, games and so on that we can use to help make this event a fun-filled success. An open meeting has been arranged for Tuesday 21 March at 7.30 pm in the school. If anyone can assist, but is unable to make the meeting, please leave details with the school and a committee member will contact you. Please come along and offer support, because without you we would be unable to organise events like this.


Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.



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           Genesis 22:1-2.9-13.15-18
God put Abraham to the test. Abraham, Abraham he called. Here I am he replied. Take your son, God said your only child Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah. There you shall offer him as a burnt offering, on a mountain I will point out to you. When they arrived at the place God had pointed out to him, Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood. Then he stretched out his hand and seized the knife to kill his son. But the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven. Abraham, Abraham he said. I am here he replied. Do not raise your hand against the boy the angel said. Do not harm him, for now I know you fear God. You have not refused me your son, your only son. Then looking up, Abraham saw a ram caught by its horns in a bush. Abraham took the ram and offered it as a burnt-offering in place of his son. The angel of the Lord called Abraham a second time from heaven. I swear by my own self - it is the Lord who speaks - because you have done this, because you have not refused me your son, your only son, I will shower blessings on you, I will make your descendants as many as the stars of heaven and the grains of sand on the seashore. Your descendants shall gain possession of the gates of their enemies. All the nations of the earth shall bless themselves by your descendants, as a reward for your obedience.

Second Reading           Romans 8:31-34
With God on our side who can be against us? Since God did not spare his own Son, but gave him up to benefit us all, we may be certain, after such a gift, that he will not refuse anything he can give. Could anyone accuse those that God has chosen? When God acquits, could anyone condemn? Could Christ Jesus? No! He not only died for us - he rose from the dead, and there at God's right hand he stands and pleads for us.

Gospel           Mark 9:2-10
Jesus took with him Peter and James and John and led them up a high mountain where they could be alone by themselves. There in their presence he was transfigured: his clothes became dazzlingly white, whiter than any earthly bleacher could make them. Elijah appeared to them with Moses; and they were talking with Jesus. Then Peter spoke to Jesus. 'Rabbi,' he said 'it is wonderful for us to be here; so let us make three tents, one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.' He did not know what to say; they were so frightened. And a cloud came, covering them in shadow; and there came a voice from the cloud, "This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to him.". Then suddenly, when they looked round, they saw no one with them any more but only Jesus. As they came down from the mountain he warned them to tell no one what they had seen, until after the Son of Man had risen from the dead. They observed the warning faithfully, though among themselves they discussed what 'rising from the dead' could mean.