THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN YEAR 3
Saturday 30 June
on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday 1 July
Mass at 10.00 am|
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon
Monday 2 July
|Mass at 7.00 pm for Father Michael Lynch|
Tuesday 3 July
|Mass at 10.00 am for Stuart McDonald|
Wednesday 4 July
|Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention - TOB|
Thursday 5 July
|Mass at 7.00 for Paddy Codd|
Friday 6 July
|Mass at 10.00 am for Janet Smyth|
Saturday 7 July
|Mass at 10.00 am for Nora Ramsay|
Monday 2 July
7.00 to 8.00 pm
Vincent de Paul Society
ARE HERE ON HOLIDAY, YOU ARE VERY WELCOME; IF
YOU ARE GOING ON HOLIDAY, ENJOY YOUR BREAK.
Please remember in your prayers:
Frank Tracy, Nanette Snyder and Ella Killen who died recently;
Patrick Burns 2000, Hugh Brodie 1964, Father Michael Lynch 2004,
Mary Tonner 1936, James Brennan 1963, Kathleen Robertson 2005,
Oliviero Agostini 1940, Thomas Magee 1995, Margaret Fisher 2005,
Rosetta McKay 1994, Ian Moran 1975, Patrick Tourish 1986,
Ryan Fleming 2002 and Teresa Usher 2006
whose anniversaries occur at this time and
Leanne Montgomerie and Kevin Gallagher and
Ann Cartwright and Derek McEvoy who were married recently.
Last weekend's collection amounted to £870.80 - many thanks. Banker's Orders amount to an average of £4300 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 £315.97.
Paying your collection by monthly or quarterly banker's order makes money handling much safer. Banker's Order forms are available in the porch.
PARISH CENTRE DONATION
Many thanks to the Saint Vincent de Paul Society for their donation of £100 for the use of the Parish Centre.
There will be a special collection at all Masses this weekend for Peter's Pence.
Next Sunday is Sea Sunday. Envelopes are available at the stall if you wish to make a donation. Please pray for all who work at sea and their families.
During the month of July, the Parish Centre will be closed to allow the floor in the main hall to be treated and maintained. As a result, there will be no teas and coffees after 10.00 am Mass on Sundays.
REFURBISHING THE BLESSED SACRAMENT CHAPEL
£120 raised at the African Night on 23 June brings the total collected for the refurbishment of the Blessed Sacrament Chapel to £4595. Thanks very much.
A box is available in the porch for baby goods, for example, talcum powder, lotion, shampoo and so on for The Innocents.
GOING INTO HOSPITAL
If you are going into hospital, please let the staff know you are a Roman Catholic in order that the Chaplain can be informed. The hospital does not routinely inform the chaplain about Catholic patients.
More people are required to read at 10.00 am Mass. If you can help, please volunteer.
SAINT MICHAEL'S COLLEGE AND ACADEMY
A Celebration Book, Saint Michael's College and Academy 1921-2007 is available at the stall at a cost of £5.00.
Henrietta McGonigle would like to thank everyone who offered her good wishes after her recent stay in hospital. She is now keeping well again.
As many of you know, Mrs Marie Lindsay came with me to Ardrossan as housekeeper. Marie worked in the house in Kilwinning for about eighteen years and agreed to move with me to help me settle in Ardrossan. The first move was to the house in Seamill then to Barrie Terrace and then eventually to Saint Peter's Presbytery a year ago. Marie's husband, Jim, is retired, her daughter, Clare, has a little boy and Marie's mother in Glasgow is frail. All of them need a little more time from Marie. Her decision to leave is the right one. I am grateful to Marie for the help and friendship she has given for so many years. Patricia O'Neil, also from outside the parish, has agreed to give the job of keeping house here in Saint Peter's a trial period.
MONASTERY, 5 MACKERSTON PLACE, LARGS
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Daily in our Chapel from 6.30 am to 8.15 pm
Come for a retreat in your own time or as a group. Be directed or be alone.
We have a Christian guest house available to all.
Christian Heritage Museum
Displays illustrating the story of monastic life
A vivid account of the history of monastic houses in the South West
A permanent display of beautiful embroidered vestments from France and Dumfries Priory
Light refreshments and home baking served in the Museum
Open daily Easter to September 10.00 am - 5.00 pm and from October to Easter by appointment
All money raised in the Guest House or Café goes straight to the upkeep of the Monastery.
The saints are the sinners who keep going.
Sometimes your medicine bottle has 'Shake well before using.' on it. That is what God has
to do with some of His people. He has to shake them well before they are ever usable.
Count your blessings. Once you realise how valuable you are and how much you have
going for you, the smiles will return, the sun will break out, the music will play, and you
will finally be able to move forward the life that God intended for you with grace,
strength, courage and confidence.
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 Kings 19:16.19-21
The Lord said to Elijah: Go, you are to anoint Elisha son of Shaphat, of Abel Meholah, as prophet to succeed you. Leaving there, Elijah came on Elisha son of Shaphat as he was ploughing behind twelve yoke of oxen, he himself being with the twelfth. Elijah passed near to him and threw his cloak over him. Elisha left his oxen and ran after Elijah. Let me kiss my father and mother, then I will follow you he said. Elijah answered, Go, go back; for have I done anything to you? Elisha turned away, took the pair of oxen and slaughtered them. He used the plough for cooking the oxen, then gave to his men, who ate. He then rose, and followed Elijah and became his servant.
When Christ freed us, he meant us to remain free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery. My brothers, you were called, as you know, to liberty; but be careful, or this liberty will provide an opening for self-indulgence. Serve one another, rather, in works of love, since the whole of the Law is summarised in a single command: Love your neighbour as yourself. If you go snapping at each other and tearing each other to pieces, you had better watch or you will destroy the whole community. Let me put it like this: if you are guided by the Spirit you will be in no danger of yielding to self-indulgence, since self-indulgence is the opposite of the Spirit, the Spirit is totally against such a thing, and it is precisely because the two are so opposed that you do not always carry out your good intentions. If you are led by the Spirit no law can touch you.
As the time drew near for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely took the road for Jerusalem and sent messengers ahead of him. These set out, and they went into a Samaritan village to make preparations for him, but the people would not receive him because he was making for Jerusalem. Seeing this, the disciples James and John said, "Lord, do you want us to call down fire from heaven to burn them up?" But he turned and rebuked them, and they went off to another village. As they travelled along they met a man on the road who said to him, "I will follow you wherever you go." Jesus answered, "Foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head." Another to whom he said, "Follow me," replied, "Let me go and bury my father first." But he answered, "Leave the dead to bury their dead; your duty is to go and spread the news of the kingdom of God." Another said, "I will follow you, sir, but first let me go and say good-bye to my people at home." Jesus said to him, "Once the hand is laid on the plough, no one who looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.".