EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 1
Saturday 2 August
at 10.00 am for Rita McGhee
Sunday 3 August
Mass at 10.00 am for the parishioners|
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for the parishioners
Monday 4 August
|Mass at 10.00 am for Ian Boyle|
Tuesday 5 August
|Mass at 10.00 am by Father Gabriel for James Boyle|
Wednesday 6 August
of the Transfiguration|
Mass at 10.00 pm for Rose Doyle
Thursday 7 August
|Mass at 7.00 pm for Sadie Hamilton|
Friday 8 August
of Saint Dominic
Saturday 9 August
of Saint Edith Stein|
Mass at 10.00 am for Jean Neilly
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Michael and Jeannie Brown
PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 3 August
2.30 to 5.00 pm
Tea and Coffee after Mass - team not available
Monday 4 August
to 8.00 pm|
7.00 to 9.00 pm
Tuesday 5 August
7.00 to 8.00 pm
Wednesday 6 August
|6.00 to 7.00 pm||Barakuda Karate|
Thursday 7 August
|1.30 to 3.00 pm||Cardiac Rehabilitation|
Please remember in your prayers:
Mona Smith (Saltcoats and former teacher in Saint Peter's Primary School),
Greig Smith and Jonathan Matthews (Jonathan died in Afghanistan and his
parents live in Saint John Ogilvie Parish, Irvine) who died recently and
Isabelle Rennie 2004, Robert Tumilty 1981, Laurence Hamilton 1998,
Margaret McGinness 2004, William Tumilty 1980, Mara Cheshire 2007,
Lawrence Tumilty 1993, Father Jack Kerr 2001, Lauretta Salotti 1981,
Sadie Hamilton 2007, James Gorman 1997, William McGillivary 2001,
Frances Flynn 1990, Alison Cook 1999, Margaret Pacewicz 2006,
Edward Burns 1998 and James Taylor 1997
whose anniversaries occur at this time.
Last weekend's collection amounted to £795.40. We are grateful for your generous support of the Parish. Banker's Orders amount to an average of £4400 per month.
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 £332.43 - many thanks.
Next weekend's readers are Elsie Brodie Vigil, Angela Body 10.00 am and Jim Delahunt 12.00 noon.
PARISH BARBECUE AND AFTERNOON TEA
The Parish Barbecue is an opportunity to meet, chat, catch up with old friends and make new friends. It will be held in the fenced area beside the Nursery from 2.30 pm to about 5.00 pm. Bring friends - and a chair if your have one! There will be a burgers, soft drinks, tea, coffee, scones and a raffle.
The Parish Office is normally staffed each weekday from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm. Outside of these times, there may be someone there or you can leave a message on 464063.
Mass Leaflets are our way of providing you with the Sunday Readings and the music for Mass. You are welcome to take one home or to the housebound. If you are not doing so, we would be grateful if you would return the Mass leaflets to the boxes for use at a later Mass. Please try not to leave bulletins and leaflets on the seat. It makes you and the Church look untidy. Thanks.
During July and August we are unable to get as much help with the Sunday Mass as we are used to. We will try to ensure the singing, the serving, the Readings and the Eucharistic assistance is as usual but please bear with us during the holiday period. The Parish Centre is having some new flooring laid and there is some maintenance work going on. The Children's Liturgy will resume in August. Visitors are most welcome among us. We hope the weather is good for you. Unless otherwise specified, the second collection each weekend is to reduce the debt on the Parish Centre.
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.
TOWNS CHURCHES CRUISE
Saint Peter's Parish was well represented on the Three Towns Churches cruise on the Waverley las Wednesday evening. It was splendid outing. The weather was dry but not very bright. 670 joined the outing in aid of the Vine Trust and £4700 was raised for chariity. Many thanks to Stuart McMahon of Barony Saint John's Church for organising the event. Let's hope for a repeat next year.
GALLOWAY MUSIC FESTIVAL MASS
The annual Galloway Music Festival Mass celebrating the gift of music and bringing musicians together to share and celebrate their ministry, is being held in the grounds of Smithstone House, Kilwinning on Sunday 17 August at 2.30 pm. All musicians and singers are invited to take part and everyone is welcome to attend. For those wanting to join in leading the music, there will be a rehearsal from 1.00 pm. Bring your family and friends and a picnic for after. For further information, please contact Michael McCulloch.
HCPT - THE PILGRIMAGE TRUST
The HCPT Group thanks you for your support for the recent sponsored cycle run. £2280 was raised and this will help to fund four local children to travel to Lourdes at Easter 2009. We hope to be able to fund double that number of children.
MEALS - PLEASE CAN YOU HELP?
Mary's Meals works with some of the poorest people in the third world countries such as Malawi, Liberia, Peru, Ecuador, India and Uganda, amongst others. Mary's Meals offers help by collecting unwanted goods. They then send the goods donated as aid or raise funds through shops for overseas projects. The annual uplift visit will be on Sunday 7 September. From Thursday 4 to Saturday 6 September, your donations can be left in the foyer of the Parish Centre but not at other times as we need to use the Centre and the foyer. If you are unable to bring your own goods, please contact Frank Coulter. Mary's Meals will also sell raffle tickets. Photographs of recent years' visits by Scottish International Relief are on the Pictures page.
BY SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP
A new support group for those who have been bereaved by suicide meets in the Daniel Coffey Suite, North West Area Centre, Western Road, Kilmarnock, KA13 1 NQ on the last Thursday of every month from 6.30 to 8.30 pm. The next meeting is on 24 July. More information can be obtained by telephoning 0141 959 1387.
North Ayrshire Council Social Services Throughcare Team is looking to recruit supported carers for young people leaving care. An allowance and ongoing support are available for anyone able to offer a place within their home for a young person. If you are interested please contact Tom Cullen on 01294 602527.
The Ignatian Prayer Groups will meet again after the summer break.
TRIP TO OBERAMMERGAU IN 2010
Is anyone interested in going to the Passion Play in Oberammergau in 2010? It could be a seven day tour of Bavaria with one or two nights in Oberammergau or a three day trip to Munich and Oberammergau, depending on interest. If you are interested, please contact Janet in Beith.
The annual pilgrimage to Saint Ninian's Cave will be on Sunday 31 August. Mass will be celebrated at 4.00 pm at the Cave and at 4.45 pm in the Church in Whithorn for those who cannot make the journey to the Cave.
Congratulations to the parents of Daniel Harry McHugh, Cavan McBride, Keiran McBride, Lucy Margaret Alice Skene, Sophia Andria Patricia Skene, Kaci Therisa Paterson who were baptised in July and to the parents of Keir Rachel Harvey and Darren Jamie Thorpe who are being baptised this weekend. May the children grow strong in faith through our prayers and the example of their parents.
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.