BULLETIN    28 OCTOBER 2007

THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN YEAR 3


CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 27 October

Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm  
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Michael Doherty

Sunday 28 October
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon
Monday 29 October
Mass at 10.00 am for Tommy Mulhern
Tuesday 30 October
Mass at 10.00 am for Daniel Mathieson
Wednesday 31 October
Mass at 10.00 am for John Connor
Vigil Mass for the Feast of All Saints at 7.00 pm for the Parish  
Thursday 1 November
Feast of All Saints
Mass at 10.00 am for Ellen Mair
Mass at 7.00 pm for the Parish
Friday 2 November
Feast of All Souls
Mass at 10.00 am for Betty McKechnie
Saturday 3 November
Mass at 10.00 am for Toots Cassidy


PARISH CENTRE EVENTS

Sunday 28 October
10.00 am
10.00 am
11.00 am

Children's Liturgy
Sacramental Preparation
Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 29 October
9.00 to 11.30 am
9.30 to 11.30 am
12.30 to 2.30 pm
5.30 to 6.30 pm
6.30 to 8.00 pm
7.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm

Nursery
Parents and Toddlers
Nursery
Rainbows
Brownies
Saint Vincent de Paul Society  
Weight Watchers

Tuesday 30 October
9.00 to 11.30 am
9.30 to 11.00 am
11.00 am
12.30 to 3.00 pm
1.00 to 3.00 pm
7.00 pm
7.00 pm
Nursery
Kindergarten
Legion of Mary
Nursery
Thursday Club
Saint Anne's Guild
Keep Fit
Wednesday 31 October
9.00 to 11.30 am
9.30 to 11.00 am
12.30 to 3.00 pm
6.00 to 7.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm
Nursery
Kindergarten
Nursery
Barakuda Karate
Special Religious Education (SPRED)
Thursday 1 November
9.00 to 11.30 am
9.30 to 11.00 am
12.30 to 3.00 pm
2.00 to 3.00 pm
7.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm
Nursery
Kindergarten
Nursery
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Brownies

Guides
Friday 2 November
9.00 to 11.30 am
9.30 to 11.30 am
12.30 to 2.30 pm
1.00 to 6.00 pm
Nursery
Parents and Toddlers
Nursery
Goods accepted for Thursday Club Coffee Morning  
Saturday 3 November
10.30 amThursday Club Coffee Morning  

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Maureen Ryan who died recently;
   James McDermid 2003, James Delahunt 1976, Mary Brodie 1997,
   Daniel Mathieson 1962, Mary Haran 1995, Bill Moore 1989,
   William Delahunt 1986, John Martin 1979, Daniel Brown 1988,
   Hugh McKay 1982, Eileen Taylor 2005, James Kilbane 1984,
   Elizabeth Anne Tait 2004, Sarah Sammons 1970 and Teresa Kelly 1978
   whose anniversaries occur at this time;
   and Lennon Joseph John Bell and Kyra Bell who were baptised recently.


S
UNDAY COLLECTION
Last weekend's collection amounted to £653.54 - 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.

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.

MISSION COLLECTION

Last weekend's collection for the Missions amounted to £1095.61 - many thanks.

FEAST OF ALL SAINTS
Thursday is the Feast Of All Saints and is a Holyday of Obligation. There will be a Vigil Mass on Wednesday at 7.00 pm and Masses on Thursday at 10.00 am and 7.00 pm.

MISSIO SCOTLAND
Envelopes are available at the stall for members of the Association of the Propagation of the Faith. Life membership costs £100, family membership £25 and ordinary membership £10.

SAINT PETER'S CHURCH KEYRINGS AND FRIDGE MAGNETS
Over the next few weekends, the Saint Vincent de Paul Society will be selling keyrings at £1.00 and fridge magnets at £1.50. They hold photographs of Saint Peter's Church.

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 will be available in front of the Blessed Sacrament Altar for you to write the names of deceased family and friends.

CEMETERY MASS
The annual Mass for the deceased will be celebrated in Ardrossan Cemetery on Sunday 18 November at 2.00 pm.

ANNUAL MASS FOR THE BEREAVED
The annual Mass for the bereaved will be celebrated on Tuesday 20 November at 7.00 pm.
Saint Anne's Guild will provide tea in the Parish Centre after Mass.

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION
Parents of children receiving the Sacraments are invited to a meeting in the Church on Monday, 5 November at 7.00 pm.

COMPULSORY CHILD PROTECTION TRAINING
Child Protection training will be held in the Parish Centre on Sunday 4 November from 2.00 - 3.30 pm. Saint Vincent de Paul Society members, Eucharistic Ministers, Sacristans and Children's Liturgy Helpers are all required to attend. All other parishioners would be very welcome as a good presentation will be offered raising awareness of this very important subject.

THURSDAY CLUB COFFEE MORNING
The
Thursday Club is having its annual Coffee Morning on Saturday 3 November at 10.30 am in the Parish Centre. There will be the usual stalls - bric-a-brac, books, fancy goods, toys, home baking and so on. Donations would be very much appreciated. Tickets cost £1. The Parish Centre will be open on Friday 2 November from 1.00 to 6.00 pm to receive donations.

CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations and best wishes to Elizabeth and Angus Macrae who are celebrating their Golden Wedding Anniversary on Tuesday. Elizabeth and Angus were married in Saint Bride's Church, West Kilbride on 29 October, 1957.

THE INNOCENTS
A box is available in the Porch for baby goods, talcum powder, lotion, bo
ttles, shampoo and so on. Please contact Josephine if you can help.

GALLOWAY LOURDES HOSPITALITÉ
The annual Ceilidh for Galloway Lourdes Hospitalité will take place on Friday 16 November at 7.30 pm in the Volunteer Rooms, Irvine with the Oran Mor Ceilidh Band. Tickets costing £7.50 and including a light supper are available from Maureen or Anne.

THE INNOCENTS
A box
is available in the Porch for baby goods, talcum powder, lotion, bottles, shampoo and so on. Please contact Josephine if you can help.

THANKS
Now that Gerry Brown is home, Janet and family would like to thank all those who sent cards, offered prayers, good wishes and visited Gerry while he was in hospital. It was so very kind of you all and very much appreciated by Gerry.

RETREAT DAY FOR MUSICIANS
A retreat day for musicians is being held on Saturday 10 November at Smithstone House, Kilwinning from 10.00 am for a 10.30 am start to 3.30 pm. It is being led by Father Stephen Latham from Staint Joseph's Church, Kilmarnock and is entitled 'And God said . chill!' Among other things, we will be looking at the commandment to seek proper peace, relaxation and rest. The day is for everyone involved in parish music, including cantors, instrumentalists, choir members and organists. The cost is £10 and includes a light lunch and refreshments. For further information contact Michael McCulloch.

WORLD YOUTH DAY FUNDS
The will be a World Youth Day fundraising Folk Night in Saint John's Hall, Stevenston on Friday 2 November at 7.30 pm. It will feature the Caledonian Piping Club and The McCalmans. Tickets cost £7.50 and are available from John Slavin.

LEGION OF MARY
From Tuesday 30 October, the Legion of Mary will meet after Mass at 11.00am in the Parish Centre. From November, the Legion will lead the Rosary before weekday morning Mass except in May and October when it will be led by the
Thursday Club.

CHILDREN'S LITURGY ADULT HELPERS
   28 October
      3 to 5 Year Olds: Suzanne and Frances
      Primary 1 to 3: Eileen and Sharon

      Primary 4: Michael and Fiona
   4 November
      3 to 5 Year Olds: Maria and Frances
      Primary 1 to 3: Jacqueline and Michelle

      Primary 4: Andrena and Elaine


  When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.  


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           Ecclesiasticus 35:12-14.16-19
The Lord is a judge who is no respecter of personages. He shows no respect of personages to the detriment of a poor man, he listens to the plea of the injured party. He does not ignore the orphans supplication, nor the widows as she pours out her story. The man who with his whole heart serves God will be accepted, his petitions will carry to the clouds. The humble mans prayer pierces the clouds, until it arrives he is inconsolable nor will he desist until the Most High takes notice of him, acquits the virtuous and delivers judgement. And the Lord will not be slow, nor will he be dilatory on their behalf.

Second Reading           2 Timothy 4:6-8.16-18
My life is already being poured away as a libation, and the time has come for me to be gone. I have fought the good fight to the end; I have run the race to the finish; I have kept the faith; all there is to come now is the crown of righteousness reserved for me, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give to me on that Day; and not only to me but to all those who have longed for his Appearing. The first time I had to present my defence, there was not a single witness to support me. Every one of them deserted me - may they not be held accountable for it. But the Lord stood by me and gave me power, so that through me the whole message might be proclaimed for all the pagans to hear; and so I was rescued from the lion's mouth. The Lord will rescue me from all evil attempts on me, and bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Gospel           Luke 18:9-14
Jesus spoke the following parable to some people who prided themselves on being virtuous and despised everyone else. Two men went up to the Temple to pray, one a Pharisee, the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood there and said this prayer to himself, "I thank you, God, that I am not grasping, unjust, adulterous like the rest of mankind, and particularly that I am not like this tax collector here. I fast twice a week; I pay tithes on all I get." The tax collector stood some distance away, not daring even to raise his eyes to heaven; but he beat his breast and said, "God, be merciful to me, a sinner." This man, I tell you, went home again at rights with God; the other did not. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the man who humbles himself will be exalted.