BULLETIN                                          22 JUNE 2008

TWELFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME OF YEAR 1

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 21 June

Mass at 10.00 am for Joseph Higgins
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Joseph and Jessie Stevens    

Sunday 22 June
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for the parishioners
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for the parishioners
Monday 23 June
Mass at 10.00 am for Tom McKay
Tuesday 24 June
Mass at 10.00 am for Molly Monaghan
Wednesday 25 June
Mass at 10.00 am for Michael Warnock
Thursday 26 June
Mass at 7.00 pm for Michael Fitzpartick
Friday 27 June
Mass at 10.00 am for Agnes Martin
Saturday 28 June
Mass at 10.00 am for Joe Moran
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Theresa McIvor


PARISH CENTRE EVENTS

Saturday 21 June
7.00 pm Private Function
Sunday 22 June
10.00 am
11.00 am

Children's Liturgy
Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 23 June
7.00 pm to 8 pm
7.00 pm to 9.00 pm

Weight Watchers
Saint Vincent de Paul Society  

Tuesday 24 June
11.00 am
1.00 to 3.00 pm
2.30 pm
7.00 to 8 00 pm
Legion of Mary
Thursday Club
Ignatian Prayer Group
Keep Fit
Wednesday 25 June
6.00 to 7.00 pmBurakudo Karate Club
Thursday 26 June
1.30 to 3.00 pmCardiac Rehabilitation

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Theresa McIvor (Saltcoats) who died recently and
   Susan Watson 2002, Mary Leishman 1997, Agnes Delahunt 1936,
   Sheila Kearney, Mamie Scotland, Frank Tracy 2007, Ben Walsh 1985,
   John Flood 2003, Greta Murphy 1973, Michael Fitzpatrick 2006,
   Elizabeth Paterson, Joseph Sammons 1954, Harry Boyle 2006,
   James Little 1979, Margaret Burns 2006, Mary Nolan O'Hare 1995,
   Anne Convery 1997, Margaret McCann 2000 and Annie McCabe 2002
   whose anniversaries occur at this time.

SUNDAY COLLECTION
Last weekend's collection amounted to £823.16. We are grateful for your generous support of the Parish. Banker's Orders amount to an average of £4400 per month.

BANKER'S ORDERS, GIFT AID AND WILLS
Have you thought of using a Bankers Order? It assists us with the safe handling of cash. Have you signed a Gift Aid Form? If you pay tax, then every £1 you give to the Parish is worth £1.28 to us. Would you consider remembering Saint Peter's in your will?

PARISH CENTRE COLLECTION
Last weekend's collection for the Parish Centre amounted to £334.33 - many thanks.

READERS
Next weekend's readers are Jim Brogan Vigil, Annie Watt 10.00 am and Tom Reid 12 00 noon.

BULLETIN AND WORSHIP SHEETS
Notices for inclusion in the Bulletin need to be here by Thursday of each week. After Mass we would be grateful if you would return the worship sheets to the boxes for use at a later Mass.

SCOTTISH CATHOLIC INTERNATIONAL AID FUND (SCIAF) BOXES
SCIAF acknowledges £1079.76 from the boxes you so generously fill and hand in regularly. Please continue to help our poorest brothers and sisters.

THREE TOWNS CHURCHES CRUISE
The Charity Evening Cruise will take place on Wednesday 30 July. All the churches in Ardrossan are combining for the cruise. Profits go the Vine Trust for work in South America. The cruise leaves Ardrossan Harbour at 6.15 pm and should return around 9.15 pm. Tickets are £18 and £8. Our allocation has now gone but it may be possible to get you some tickets if you are interested but there is a waiting list.

SAINT PETER'S CHILDREN'S CENTRE
Afternoon places are available in Saint Peter's Nursery starting in August 2008. For more information and an application form, please contact Josephine Coulter.

WORLD YOUTH DAY MINI RAFFLE
Last weekend's raffle for World Youth Day raised £140. Many thanks for your continuing generosity.

CATHOLIC NEWSPAPERS
Each week, we have copies of the Scottish Catholic Observer and The Universe available for sale. They are informative on events happening in the Catholic world in Scotland and the rest of the world. Perhaps you could reserve your copy at the stall. This would ensure that we order enough and not too many.

FATHER JOHN
We will do our best to support Father John in Tanzania. A fund, for legal reasons separate from the Parish Accounts, will be opened as a way of sending help to Father John. This is safer than sending help to him directly. Cheques should be made payable to Father John Fundraising Account. Some events have already been arranged and more ideas will be welcomed. The Tanzanian auction was held on Wednesday and raised £520 - what a great start. Please look out for or plan more events to raise money for Father John. He is delighted that we are thinking about him in Africa. Lilian's Afternoon Tea will take place on Friday 27 June from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm. A suggested donation for afternoon tea and home baking is £3. Everyone is welcome. There will be a sponsored walk on Saturday 5 July at 10.00 am. Bring the family and a picnic. Walk from Saint Peter's to the Waterside Inn, Seamill, have a picnic and walk back at your leisure. For sponsor forms contact Marlene Crichton.

IGNATIAN PRAYER GROUP
The Ignatian Prayer Group meets in the Parish Centre on the first Wednesday of the month at 7.30 pm, the second Tuesday at 7.30 pm and the last Tuesday at 2.00 pm.

URGENT - HUMAN EMBRYOLOGY AND FERTILISATION BILL
The Human Embryology and Fertilisation Bill and other 'life' legislation comes back to the Commons soon for final reading. Please take time to write to Katy Clark MP and ask her to reconsider her vote. Template letters are available. Thanks.

THANKS TO THE VOLUNTEERS
The Parish has a volunteer Health and Safety Officer after last week's appeal. We have all the paperwork, the rules, the diocesan manual and so on. We have a trainer and two volunteers from North Ayrshire Community Involvement Project who work hard on a Friday tidying bushes and the grounds. We also have a volunteer 'computer geek' who keeps the network running.

THANKS TO THE GIRL GUIDES
Thanks to the Girl Guides for the £600 raised at the Fete and donated to the Parish Centre.

50/50 CLUB
Congratulations to the following winners in recent draws:
    May   -  215 Jack Madine £25, 39 Anne Calvert £25, 17 Susan Breen £25,
                 239 B and A McGrath £25 and 24 Helen Walsh £100
    June  -  2 Harry Sammons £25, 248 Annie Montgomery £25, 274 Mary Smith £25
                 and 90 Mary Reilly £25.
Thank you for your continued support of the 50/50 Club which raises funds for the Parish. If you would like to join, please contact Mrs Myriame Sammons
.

PARISH VOLUNTEERS
Bishop Cunningham will celebrate a Mass of thanksgiving for all the hard work and dedication given to the Church by all volunteers in parishes. The Mass will be celebrated in Saint Margaret's Cathedral, Ayr on Sunday 14 September at 3.30 pm. A good attendance would be greatly appreciated as this is the first time a Mass of thanksgiving has been held. Notices for numbers will be displayed in August to ascertain whether a bus should be ordered.

THURSDAY CLUB HOLIDAY IN WALES
The bus for the Thursday Club holiday to Wales leaves Saint Peter's car park on Monday 30 June at 8.00 am. We wish them good weather.

BULLETIN
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PROTECTION OF CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS - MISSION STATEMENT
The Catholic Church in Scotland is concerned with the lives, safety, wholeness and well-being of each individual person within God's purpose for everyone. It seeks to safeguard the welfare of people of all ages who are involved in whatever capacity with the Church and its organisations. As a Church community, we accept that it is the responsibility of all of us, ordained, professed, paid and voluntary members, to work together to prevent the physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect of children, young people and vulnerable adults.