BULLETIN                                                      23 JULY 2006

SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME OF YEAR 2


CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 22 July
Confession on request from 4.45 to 5.15 pm
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Francis and Mary Ellen Breslin
Sunday 23 July
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon
Monday 24 July
Mass at 10.00 am by Father Gabriel for Michael Fitzpatrick
Tuesday 25 July
Mass at 10.00 am by Father Gabriel for Eddie Cunningham 
Wednesday 26 July
Mass at 7.00 pm for Margaret Burns
Thursday 27 July
Mass at 10.00 am for Jean Taylor
Friday 28 July
Mass at 10.00 am for Eileen Mathieson
Saturday 29 July
Mass at 10.00 am for Thomas Burns


PARISH CENTRE EVENTS

Sunday 23 July
11.00 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 24 July
7.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm

Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Weight Watchers

Tuesday 25 July

10.00 to 1.00 pm
7.30 pm

Child Protection
Keep Fit

Wednesday 26 July

5.00 to 6.00 pm
6.00 to 7.00 pm

Street Dance for 13 to 18 year olds 
Burakudo Karate Club
Thursday 27 July
10.00 to 2.00 pm
7.30 pm
Key Housing
Birthday Celebration
Friday 28 July
9.00 to 5.00 pmQuarriers Training

IF YOU ARE HERE ON HOLIDAY, YOU ARE VERY WELCOME; IF YOU ARE GOING ON HOLIDAY, ENJOY YOUR BREAK.

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Mattie Young and Mattie Waters who died recently;
   Annie Quigg 1972, Alex Quigg 1997, Elizabeth Fitzsimmons 1999,
   Annie Walsh 1969, Elizabeth Murray 2005, Tommy Burns 1982,
   Eileen Mathieson 2003 and Jordan Walsh 1998
   whose anniversaries occur at this time;
   Michelle McCulloch and David Hampton who were married recently;
   and those who are sick.

SUNDAY COLLECTION
Last weekend's collection amounted to £683.69; the previous weekend's total was £686.49 - 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 £307.51
; the previous weekend's total was £308.31 - 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.

CHARITY CEILIDH
There will be a charity ceilidh in the Seamill Hydro on Saturday 2 September with special guest appearance from Father Martin Chambers. Proceeds will go to projects in Neuva Prosperina, Guayaquil, Ecuador. Further details are on the poster in the porch.

SCOTTISH INTERNATIONAL RELIEF - PLEASE CAN YOU HELP?
Scottish International Relief (SIR) works with some of the poorest people in the third world countries such as Malawi, Liberia, Peru, Ecuador, India and Uganda, amongst others. SIR offers help by collecting unwanted clothes, bedding, bric-a-brac and tools. They then send the goods donated as aid or raise funds through shops for overseas projects. SIR will be visiting Saint Peter's on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 August. They will be at all Masses and sell raffle tickets for the special project Mary's Meals at £1 per ticket or a book for £5. Goods can be left in the Parish Centre but only from Tuesday 1 August.
Photographs of last year's visit by Scottish International Relief are on the Pictures page.

CHILD PROTECTION - TRAINING FOR TRAINERS
Anyone who attended Anne McAllister's previous training for Child Protection is welcome to attend another training evening on Tuesday 10 August in the Parish Centre from 7.00 to 9.00 pm.

T
HANKS TO SAINT CLARE
Grateful thanks to Saint Clare for favours received - KCB

SAINT PETER'S WEBSITE - CAPTURING OUR HISTORY TODAY
Over the next three weeks, it is hoped that a new page will be added to Saint Peter's website every day. To keep up-to-date on current events and be aware of parish life from years gone by, visit www.SaintPeterInChains.net
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Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved.


They are the weakest, however strong
who have no faith in themselves or their own.


Since God knows our future, our personalities, and our capacity to listen,
He isn't ever going to say more to us than we can deal with at the moment.


Keep Swimming

Two frogs fell into a deep cream bowl
One was an optimistic soul
But the other took the gloomy view
"We'll drown" he lamented without much ado
And with a last despairing cry,
He flung up his legs and said "Goodbye."

Quote the other frog with a steadfast grin
"I can't get out but I won't give in,
I'll swim around till my strength is spent,
Then I'll die the more content."
Bravely he swam to work his scheme,
And his struggles began to churn the cream.

The more he swam, his legs a flutter
The more the cream turned into butter
On top of the butter at last he stopped
And out of the bowl he gladly hopped

What is the moral? It's easily found .
If you can't hop out, keep swimming around.



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           Jeremiah 23:1-6
Doom for the shepherds who allow the flock of my pasture to be destroyed and scattered - it is the Lord who speaks! This, therefore, is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says about the shepherds in charge of my people: You have let my flock be scattered and go wandering and have not taken care of them. Right, I will take care of you for your misdeeds - it is the Lord who speaks! But the remnant of my flock I myself will gather from all the countries where I have dispersed them, and will bring them back to their pastures; they shall be fruitful and increase in numbers. I will raise up shepherds to look after them and pasture them; no fear, no terror for them any more; not one shall be lost - it is the Lord who speaks! See, the days are coming - it is the Lord who speaks - when I will raise a virtuous Branch for David, who will reign as true king and be wise, practising honesty and integrity in the land. In his days Judah will be saved and Israel dwell in confidence. And this is the name he will be called: The Lord-our-integrity.

Second Reading           Ephesians 2:13-18
In Christ Jesus, you that used to be so far apart from us have been brought very close, by the blood of Christ. For he is the peace between us, and has made the two into one and broken down the barrier which used to keep them apart, actually destroying in his own person the hostility caused by the rules and decrees of the Law. This was to create one single New Man in himself out of the two of them and by restoring peace through the cross, to unite them both in a single Body and reconcile them with God. In his own person he killed the hostility. Later he came to bring the good news of peace, peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near at hand. Through him, both of us have in the one Spirit our way to come to the Father.

Gospel           Mark 6:30-34
The apostles rejoined Jesus and told him all they had done and taught. Then he said to them, "You must come away to some lonely place all by yourselves and rest for a while"; for there were so many coming and going that the apostles had no time even to eat. So they went off in a boat to a lonely place where they could be by themselves. But people saw them going, and many could guess where; and from every town they all hurried to the place on foot and reached it before them. So as he stepped ashore he saw a large crowd; and he took pity on them because they were like sheep without a shepherd, and he set himself to teach them at some length.