BULLETIN         4 NOVEMBER 2007

THIRTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN YEAR 3


CHURCH SERVICE
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Saturday 3 November

Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm  
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Daniel Brown

Sunday 4 November
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon
Monday 5 November
Mass at 10.00 am for the Holy Souls
Tuesday 6 November
Mass at 10.00 am for Ceira Connor
Vigil for the Deceased at 6.00 pm for Josephine Lundie  
Wednesday 7 November
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Josephine Lundie
Thursday 8 November
Mass at 7.00 pm for a special intention
Friday 9 November
Mass at 10.00 am for the Holy Souls
Saturday 10 November
Mass at 10.00 am for Robert and Chrissie Ferguson


PARISH CENTRE EVENTS

Sunday 4 November
10.00 am
10.00 am
11.00 am
2.00 to 3.30 pm

Children's Liturgy
Sacramental Preparation
Tea and Coffee after Mass
Child Protection Training

Monday 5 November
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 6 November
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 7 November
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
7.30 pm
Nursery
Kindergarten
Nursery
Barakuda Karate
Special Religious Education (SPRED)
Ignatian Prayer Group
Thursday 8 November
9.00 to 11.30 am
2.00 to 3.00 pm
7.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm
Nursery In-Service Training
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Brownies

Guides
Friday 9 November
  
Saturday 10 November
7.30 pmPrivate Party   

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Maureen Regan, Vincent O'Connell and Josephine Lundie who died recently;
   Ian McNamara 1979, Mary Welsh 2002, Paddy Crozier, Margaret Martin 1962,
   Catherine McMullan 1963, John Whyte 1975, Father Paul O'Brien 1999,
   James McCabe, Robert Reid 2006, Steven Walker 1999, Jean Murray 2006,
   Julie Holland Newman, Lena McGhee 2000, Liam Newall 2004,
   Mary McDonald 2002, Monica Fagan, Betty Moultrie 2000, Joe McAuliffe 2001,
   Jim McLaren 2005 and Father Cornelius Burke
   whose anniversaries occur at this time.


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UNDAY COLLECTION
Last weekend's collection amounted to £751.99 - 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.

PARISH CENTRE COLLECTION
Last weekend's collection for the Parish Centre amounted to £357.68 - many thanks.

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.

REFURBISHING THE BLESSED SACRAMENT CHAPEL
A donation of £100, gratefully received from a parishioner, brings the total for refurbishing the Blessed Sacrament Chapel to £6847.50.

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 Chapel 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.

MASS IN SAINT MATTHEW'S ACADEMY
Mass will be celebrated in Saint Matthew's Academy, Saltcoats on Wednesday 7 November at 7.00 pm. All parents and friends of Saint Matthew's are welcome.

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.

THANKS
Angus and Elizabeth Macrae would like to say thanks for the lovely cards, gifts and flowers on their Golden Wedding Anniversary.

THE INNOCENTS
A letter has been received from the Innocents staff and volunteers thanking parishioners for the great baby toiletries and items delivered by Frank and Josephine. Last month our Kilmarnock centre helped eighty Ayrshire children, twelve of whom were new-born babies so everything is very useful. At the Auchinleck centre, forty children received recycled items and only one baby was born whose parents needed the help of our new starter pack.

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. The SIR team of volunteers will be at the 10.00 am and 12.00 noon Masses on 18 November to promote its Annual Draw for their Special Project, Mary's Meal's. Tickets cost £1 each or a book for £5.
Photographs of last year's visit by Scottish International Relief are on the Pictures page.

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.

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.

CAR PARKING
Please do not block the corner or entrance to Pavilion Place otherwise fire or ambulance services cannot gain access to Montgomerie Court.

DIOCESAN PRIESTS
Canon John Walls of Saint Teresa's Church, Dumfries has had major surgery but is now convalescing.
Father Gerry Magee of Saint Winin's Church, Kilwinning has had a fall and sustained a broken wrist.
Father Alan Wilson of Saint Paul's Church, Ayr has a heart condition and requires a period of rest.

CHILDREN'S LITURGY
ADULT HELPERS
   4 November
      3 to 5 Year Olds: Maria and Frances
      Primary 1 to 3: Jacqueline and Michelle

      Primary 4: Andrena and Elaine
   11 November
      3 to 5 Year Olds: Elaine and Karen
      Primary 1 to 3: Marko and Marie-Anne

      Primary 4: Catherine Anne and Carol Anne

NEVER FAR AWAY
I'm gone now, but I'm still very near. Death can never separate us. Each time you feel a gentle breeze, it's my hand caressing your face. Each time the wind blows, it carries my voice whispering your name. When the wind blows your hair ever so slightly, think of it as me pushing a few stray hairs back in place. When you feel a few raindrops fall on your face, it's me placing soft kisses. At night, look up in the sky and see the stars shining so brightly. I'm one of those stars and I'm winking at you and smiling with delight. For never forget you're the apple of my eye.


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           Wisdom 11:22 - 12:2
In your sight, Lord, the whole world is like a grain of dust that tips the scales, like a drop of morning dew falling on the ground. Yet you are merciful to all, because you can do all things and overlook men's sins so that they can repent. Yes, you love all that exists, you hold nothing of what you have made in abhorrence, for had you hated anything, you would not have formed it. And how, had you not willed it, could a thing persist, how be conserved if not called forth by you? You spare all things because all things are yours, Lord, lover of life, you whose imperishable spirit is in all. Little by little, therefore, you correct those who offend, you admonish and remind them of how they have sinned, so that they may abstain from evil and trust in you, Lord.

Second Reading           Thessalonians 1:11 - 2:2
We pray continually that our God will make you worthy of his call, and by his power fulfil all your desires for goodness and complete all that you have been doing through faith; because in this way the name of our Lord Jesus Christ will be glorified in you and you in him, by the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ. To turn now, brothers, to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and how we shall all be gathered round him: please do not get excited too soon or alarmed by any prediction or rumour or any letter claiming to come from us, implying that the Day of the Lord has already arrived.

Gospel           Luke 19:1-10
Jesus entered Jericho and was going through the town when a man whose name was Zacchaeus made his appearance; he was one of the senior tax collectors and a wealthy man. He was anxious to see what kind of man Jesus was, but he was too short and could not see him for the crowd; so he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree to catch a glimpse of Jesus who was to pass that way. When Jesus reached the spot he looked up and spoke to him: "Zacchaeus, come down. Hurry, because I must stay at your house today." And he hurried down and welcomed him joyfully. They all complained when they saw what was happening. "He has gone to stay at a sinner's house," they said. But Zacchaeus stood his ground and said to the Lord, "Look, sir, I am going to give half my property to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody I will pay him back four times the amount." And Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house, because this man too is a son of Abraham; for the Son of Man has come to seek out and save what was lost.".