BULLETIN                                         16 NOVEMBER 2008

THIRTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 1

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 15 November

Mass at 10.00 am for Madge Kearns
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Helen Grober

Sunday 16 November
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for the congregation
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for the congregation  
Monday 17 November
Mass at 10.00 am for Mary Currie
Tuesday 18 November
Mass at 10.00 am for Mrs McGettigan
Wednesday 19 November
Mass at 10.00 am for Margaret Cochrane
Thursday 20 November
Mass at 7.00 pm for the Holy Souls
Friday 21 November

Mass at 10.00 am for Ann Goan

Saturday 22 November
Mass at 10.00 am for the Holy Souls
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Harry Currie


PARISH CENTRE EVENTS

Saturday 15 November
7.00 pm

Private Function

Sunday 16 November
11.00 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 17 November
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Weight Watchers
Saint Vincent de Paul Society  

Tuesday 18 November
11.00 am
1.00 to 3.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Legion of Mary
Thursday Club

Keep Fit
Saint Anne's Guild

Wednesday 19 November
6.30 to 9.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm
Karate
Special Religious Education Group (SPRED)  
and guests
Thursday 20 November
1.30 to 3.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Brownies
Guides
Friday 21 November
9.30 to 11.30 am

Parents and Toddlers

Saturday 22 November
7.00 pmPrivate Function

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Robert McGee 1996, Hugh Madine 1997, Letitia Smith 2001, Margaret Lee 1984,
   Annie Boyle O'Hare 1967, Alice Tomelty 2000, Father Frank Kiernan 1989,
   Joseph Smith 2002 and Robert Stevenson 1962 whose anniversaries occur at this time.

SUNDAY COLLECTION
Last weekend's collection amounted to £719.13. We are grateful for your generous support of the Parish. Banker's Orders amount to an average of £4000 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?

RETIRED PRIESTS FUND COLLECTION
Last weekend's collection for the Retired Priests Fund amounted to £608.59 - many thanks. Our Retired Priests Fund is used to ensure that a pension is available for those retiring in the future. Some of our priests who have reached retiral age choose to remain in their parishes because we are short of priests but some have retired and we owe them our support.

NOVEMBER LISTS
November Lists are available at the back of the church. During November, Holy Mass is offered for the souls of all our deceased relatives, friends, priests and fellow parishioners. The List is a way of taking time to remember people individually. Put the envelope in the collection, in the basket at the altar or leave it at the office or sacristy.

READERS
Next weekend's readers are Katrina Pollock at 5.30 pm, Annie Watt at 10.00 am and Alfie Agostini at 12.00 noon.

FATHER JOHN
Canon Matt made a short visit to Turin to see how
Father John is doing. He is now settled into his new life. His mission, with several other African, Romanian and Italian priests, is to assist migrants in the Archdiocese of Turin. Some are legal; some are asylum seekers. Some seek medical help, papers, work, and so on. There are classes in Italian, preparation for Baptism, Confirmation, job interviews and a programme of rescuing girls sold into prostitution. The refugees are from a great number of African and Eastern European countries and are generally very poor and exploited. Father John is chaplain to the English speaking group and celebrates Mass and the Sacraments for them as well as working in the Centre. The Centre is directed by the Archdiocese and has a mixture of paid and voluntary staff. Many are retired teachers, lawyers and office staff. Father John is well, seems very happy and looks forward to a visit to Ardrossan as soon as he can manage it, probably in the Spring. He would be happy to see any of you if you can make it to Turin, a very beautiful city nestling under the Alps.

ANNUAL CEMETERY MASS
We will join our friends from Saint Brendan's and Saint Mary's Churches, Saltcoats to celebrate Mass in Ardrossan Cemetery on Sunday 23 November at 2.30 pm. We cannot guarantee the weather or a seat. If you have a folding chair and a rug, it might be wise to bring them. Prayers will be said for all who are buried there and for all our relatives and friends buried elsewhere.

THURSDAY CLUB COFFEE MORNING
The Thursday Club held last Saturday raised £900. Many thanks to all who participated.


THANKS
Tara-Anthea McMillan would like to thank all parishioners for their offerings of Masses and prayers for her recovery after major surgery. She is now home and making steady progress. Mass will be offered for the intentions of all.

THE STALL
A lovely selection of Christmas cards, card holders and Christmas gifts is available at the stall.

GIVE BLOOD
If you can never find the time to give blood, here it is - Wednesday 3 December from 2.30 to 3.45 pm and 5.15 to 7.30 pm in the Civic Centre, Glasgow Street, Ardrossan.

IN YOUR TWENTIES OR THIRTIES?
A programme of events in Glasgow for people in their twenties has been arranged. Contact
Jenny@TwentySomething.eu for details. For a programme of events in Glasgow and the Three Towns area, send a text message to Claire on 07530 926497 or email Hugh@project2030.fsnet.co.uk or visit www.project2030.org.uk. These projects are sponsored by the Sacred Heart Fathers.

VERONA SISTERS' CALENDARS
The Verona Sisters will be here on 22 and 23 November to sell their calendars at £1 each.

CHRISTMAS RAFFLE
Christmas raffle tickets at 50p each are on sale at the stall. The first prize is a Nativity Candle Bridge, the second prize is a nativity set, the third prize is a box of Christmas cards with card holder and the fourth prize is a box of chocolates. Proceeds will be divided between The Innocents and the HCPT 207 Group.

SEVENTIETH BIRTHDAY OF SAINT PETERíS CHURCH
We have decided to go ahead with the task of recarpeting the Church and panelling the Blessed Sacrament Altar. Both projects together will cost in the region of £10000. We have a legacy of £1000 from Tom McKay to start us off and the Race Night is coming up soon. I am making an appeal for 400 donations of £20 to cover the rest of the cost. I realise it is not a good time but if everyone has a hand in paying for the work, we will do it easily. Envelopes will be available and if you are a taxpayer and fill in the details on the envelope, your £20 will become more than £25 under Gift Aid. You can put whatever you want in the envelope. £20 is only a suggestion. This week's income with Gift Aid brings the total to £2530.

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.

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