SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME OF YEAR 2
Saturday 29 July
on request from 4.45 to 5.15 pm|
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm
Sunday 30 July
Mass at 10.00 am|
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon
Monday 31 July
|Mass at 10.00 am for Rose O'Neill|
Tuesday 1 August
|Mass at 10.00 am for Elizabeth Murray|
Wednesday 2 August
|Mass at 10.00 am for Ellen Barclay|
Thursday 3 August
|Mass at 7.00 pm for Steven Heaney|
Friday 4 August
|Mass at 10.00 am for Gerry Tracy|
Saturday 5 August
|Mass at 10.00 am for Henry Boyle|
Sunday 30 July
Tea and Coffee after Mass
Monday 31 July
7.00 to 8.00 pm
Vincent de Paul Society
Tuesday 1 August
Wednesday 2 August
5.00 to 6.00 pm
Dance for 13 to 18 year olds |
Burakudo Karate Club
YOU ARE HERE ON HOLIDAY, YOU ARE VERY WELCOME; IF
YOU ARE GOING ON HOLIDAY, ENJOY YOUR BREAK.
Please remember in your prayers:
Charles Boyle and May Cairey who died recently;
Alice Gibbons 1997, George Tonner 1931, George Pettigrew 1988,
Isabelle Rennie 2004, Robert Tumilty 1981, Laurence Hamilton 1998,
Margaret McGinness 2004, William Tumilty 1980, Lawrence Tumilty 1993,
Father Jack Kerr 2001 and Lauretta Salotti 1981
whose anniversaries occur at this time;
Kaycie Leigh Higgins and Katie Elizabeth Robertson
who were baptised recently;
Frances Porter and Richard McInally and
Sandra Peacock and Richard Love who were married recently;
and those who are sick.
Last weekend's collection amounted to £693.15. 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.
Last weekend's collection for the Parish Centre amounted to £300.45 - many thanks.
Paying your collection by monthly or quarterly banker's order makes money handling much safer. Banker's Order forms are available in the porch.
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 Portakabin in the car park from Tuesday 1 August. Photographs of last year's visit by Scottish International Relief are on the Pictures page.
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.
ANNUAL GALLOWAY MUSIC FESTIVAL MASS
To celebrate the gift of music and bring musicians together to share and celebrate their ministry, a Mass will be held in the grounds of Smithstone House, Kilwinning at 2.30 pm on Sunday 20 August. All musicians and singers are invited to take part and everyone is welcome whether musical or not. For those wanting to join in the music, there will be a rehearsal from 1.00 pm. Bring your family and friends and a picnic for after. For further details, contact Michael McCulloch.
PETER'S WEBSITE - CAPTURING OUR HISTORY TODAY
Over the next few 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.
the little things for one day you may look back
COUNSEL FROM MOTHER THERESA
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 2 Kings 2:42-44
A man came from Baal-shalishah, bringing Elisha, the man of God, bread from the first-fruits, twenty barley loaves and fresh grain in the ear. "Give it to the people to eat" Elisha said. But his servant replied, "How can I serve this to a hundred men?". "Give it to the people to eat." he insisted "for the Lord says this, 'They will eat and have some left over.'". He served them; they ate and had some over as the Lord had said.
I, the prisoner in the Lord, implore you to lead a life worthy of your vocation. Bear with one another charitably, in complete selflessness, gentleness and patience. Do all you can to preserve the unity of the Spirit by the peace that binds you together. There is one Body, one Spirit, just as you were all called into one and the same hope when you were called. There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God who is Father of all, through all and within all.
Jesus went off to the other side of the Sea of Galilee - or of Tiberias - and a large crowd followed him, impressed by the signs he gave by curing the sick. Jesus climbed the hillside, and sat down there with his disciples. It was shortly before the Jewish feast of Passover. Looking up, Jesus saw the crowds approaching and said to Philip, "Where can we buy some bread for these people to eat?" He only said this to test Philip; he himself knew exactly what he was going to do. Philip answered, "Two hundred denarii would only buy enough to give them a small piece each." One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, said, "There is a small boy here with five barley loaves and two fish; but what is that between so many?" Jesus said to them, "Make the people sit down." There was plenty of grass there, and as many as five thousand men sat down. Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks, and gave them out to all who were sitting ready; he then did the same with the fish, giving out as much as was wanted. When they had eaten enough he said to the disciples, "Pick up the pieces left over, so that nothing gets wasted." So they picked them up, and filled twelve hampers with scraps left over from the meal of five barley loaves. The people, seeing this sign that he had given, said, "This really is the prophet who is to come into the world." Jesus, who could see they were about to come and take him by force and make him king, escaped back to the hills by himself.