BULLETIN            23 MARCH 2008

EASTER SUNDAY IN
YEAR 1


CANON MATT WISHES YOU ALL A HAPPY EASTER.

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 22 March

Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Vigil Mass at 8.00 pm

Sunday 23 March
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon
Monday 24 March
Mass at 10.00 am for John and Maureen Conway
Tuesday 25 March
Mass at 10.00 am for Agnes McLaren
Wednesday 26 March
Mass at 10.00 am for Myles McDonald
Thursday 27 March
Mass at 7.00 pm for a special intention
Friday 28 March
Mass at 10.00 am for Victor Donald
Saturday 29 March
Mass at 10.00 am for James Kelly 


PARISH CENTRE EVENTS

Sunday 23 March
10.00 am
10.00 am
1.00 to 4.00 pm

Children's Liturgy
Sacramental Preparation
Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 24 March
7.00 pm
7.00 to 8 00 pm

Saint Vincent de Paul Society  
Weight Watchers

Tuesday 25 March
9.00 to 11.30 am
9.30 to 11.00 am
12.30 to 3.00 pm
11.00 am
12.30 to 3.00 pm
7.00 pm
Nursery
Kindergarten
Nursery
Legion of Mary
Nursery
Keep Fit
Wednesday 26 March
9.00 to 11.30 am
9.30 to 11.00 am
12.30 to 3.00 pm
7.00 pm
Nursery
Kindergarten
Nursery
Barakuda Karate
Thursday 27 March
9.00 to 11.30 am
9.30 to 11.00 am
12.30 to 3.00 pm
2.00 to 3.00 pm
Nursery
Kindergarten
Nursery
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Friday 28 March
9.00 to 11.30 am
9.30 am
9.30 to 11.00 am
12.30 to 3.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm
Nursery
Parents and Toddlers
Kindergarten
Nursery
Birthday Party
Saturday 29 March
2.00 pmChristening Party

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Ian Trayner (Saltcoats) who died recently and
   May Bell 2003, Hugh Conway 1976, Sister Immanuel CP 2002, Agnes McLaren 1994,
   Patrick McDermott 1973, Isabella Connor 1959, James and Ellen McCarroll 1977,
   Don Foley, Anna Bates 1997, Moira Rafferty, Terry McCabe 2005, Devlin McIndoe 1992,
   Allister Nesbit 2000, Odina Carrino 1987 and Menotti Carrino 1953
   whose anniversaries occur at this time.

SUNDAY COLLECTION
Last weekend's collection amounted to £809.46 - many thanks. Banker's Orders amount to an average of £4300 per month. Each month £4200 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 £341.65 - many thanks.

LENT SCIAF BOXES
Please return Boxe
s for the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF) to the stall.

SAINT PETER'S CHILDREN'S CENTRE
To register your child for the
Kindergarten 2 to 3 Years for August 2008 or to make enquires please phone Josephine or Lisa. Please register early as places are limited.

SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY 
The Ozanam Centre in Glasgow is run by the Saint Vincent de Paul Society to assist homeless men and women. We have been asked to assist in the collection of toiletries during Lent so these might be distributed as a very practical way of assisting those who use the Centre. Saint Peter's parishioners have donated generously to this appeal in previous years and it is hoped that you will do so once again. The Conference thanks you in anticipation of your kind assistance. A box to receive donations of all kinds of toiletries is available in the Church Porch.

COMPUTER GEEK NEEDED
Canon Matt requires a computer geek who could undo stupid mistakes, upgrade his computer, tweak a network, clean up a registry, sort out a few RJ45s and other non-theological tasks. Pay is in prayer.

MALAWI
A Scottish Ceilidh in aid of Malawi is being held in Saint Matthew's Academy on Friday 28 March. Tickets cost £10 including a buffet and are available from Mrs M T Hughes in the school office. This event is always a sell out so get your tickets now.

FATHER JOHN
Father John's postal address is Father John Maendeleo, PO Box 1534, Arusha, Tanzania, East Africa.

PASSION FOR LIFE
Postcards are available at the stall for you to send to your MP asking them to vote accordingly in the Passion for Life campaign.

HMS DASHER
The HMS Dasher Memorial Service will take place on Sunday 30 March at 11.00 in the Sunken Gardens. Tea and coffee will be served in the Parish Centre afterwards for all those taking part. Tea and coffee will be served after 10.00 am Mass as usual.

COLLECTION ENVELOPES
Collection envelopes for 2008/09 are now available at the stall. Please take yours home.

THE INNOCENTS
A box is available in the porch for donations of baby goods, talcum powder, shampoo and so on. For more information, please contact Josephine.

FOUND
A Ladies watch was found in the kitchen of the Parish Centre. If it is yours, please contact Kate.

DIOCESE OF GALLOWAY NEWSLETTER
The Diocese of Galloway Easter Newsletter is available at the stall. Please take one.

PROMISES KEPT
'Promises are made to be broken' goes the saying. Ask someone who's been hurt - it's heavy stuff - and it happens all the time. But I know a Promise-Maker who kept good His promise yesterday, will be true to it today and will fulfil it tomorrow. He's the One who said "Because I live, you shall live also." Come to the Well on this glorious Easter and celebrate with me the Resurrection of our Lord!


  A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world.

  Forget injuries but never forget kindness.  

  Be silent as to services you have rendered but speak of favours you have received.  


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           Acts 10:34.37-43
Peter addressed them: "You must have heard about the recent happenings in Judaea; about Jesus of Nazareth and how he began in Galilee, after John had been preaching baptism. God had anointed him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and because God was with him, Jesus went about doing good and curing all who had fallen into the power of the devil. Now I, and those with me, can witness to everything he did throughout the countryside of Judaea and in Jerusalem itself: and also to the fact that they killed him by hanging him on a tree, yet three days afterwards God raised him to life and allowed him to be seen, not by the whole people but only by certain witnesses God had chosen beforehand. Now we are those witnesses we have eaten and drunk with him after his resurrection from the dead and he has ordered us to proclaim this to his people and to tell them that God has appointed him to judge everyone, alive or dead. It is to him that all the prophets bear this witness: that all who believe in Jesus will have their sins forgiven through his name.".

Second Reading
          Colossians 3:1-4
Since you have been brought back to true life with Christ, you must look for the things that are in heaven, where Christ is, sitting at God's right hand. Let your thoughts be on heavenly things, not on the things that are on the earth, because you have died, and now the life you have is hidden with Christ in God. But when Christ is revealed and he is your life you too will be revealed in all your glory with him.

Gospel
          John 20:1-9
It was very early on the first day of the week and still dark, when Mary of Magdala came to the tomb. She saw that the stone had been moved away from the tomb and came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved. "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb," she said "and we don't know where they have put him." So Peter set out with the other disciples to go to the tomb. They ran together,
but the other disciple, running faster than Peter, reached the tomb first; he bent down and saw the linen cloths lying on the ground, but did not go in. Simon Peter who was following now came up, went right into the tomb, saw the linen cloths on the ground, and also the cloth that had been over his head; this was not with the linen cloths but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple who had reached the tomb first also went in; he saw and he believed. Till this moment they had failed to understand the teaching of scripture, that he must rise from the dead.