BULLETIN                 1 MARCH 2009

FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT IN YEAR 2

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 28 February
Mass at 10.00 am for Joe and Nan McConnell
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Paul Gerard Brown
Sunday 1 March
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for the parishioners
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for those have died since Christmas  
Monday 2 March
Mass at 10.00 am for Sam Gilchrist
Tuesday 3 March
Mass at 10.00 am for Mary McMillan
Wednesday 4 March
Mass at 10.00 am for Christopher Forbes
Thursday 5 March
Mass at 7.00 pm for Joan Slaven
Friday 6 March

Mass at 10.00 am for James McLaughlin

Saturday 7 March
Mass at 10.00 am for Cosimo and Arturo Farro
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Frank Clarke


PARISH CENTRE EVENTS

Sunday 1 March
11.00 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 2 March
9.30 to 11.30 am
5.30 to 6.30 pm
6.30 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Parents and Toddlers
Rainbows
Brownies
Weight Watchers
Saint Vincent de Paul Society  

Tuesday 3 March
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 4 March
6.00 to 7.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Karate
Special Religious Education Group (SPRED) and guests  

Thursday 5 March
1.30 to 3.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Brownies
Guides
Friday 6 March
9.30 to 11.30 am

Parents and Toddlers

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Andrew Coyle, Patricia Robertson, Joan Slaven, William Davis and Peggy Carberry
   who died recently;
   Paul Gerard Brown 1986, Frances Hackett 1997, Father Charles Barclay 2001, Margaret Dolan 1959,
   Maria Gillen 2001, Aldegonda Brogi, Pietro Brogi, Michael Reilly 1995, Catherine McCutcheon 2002,
   Father Charles McLaughlin, Bishop Joseph McGee 1983, James Convery 2008, Isabella McLaughlan 2001,
   Hugh McGraa 2002 and Betty Lowe 2008 whose anniversaries occur at this time
   and those who are sick.
   Information for the anniversary list is appreciated.

OFFERTORY COLLECTION
Last weekend's Offertory collection amounted to £642.00. 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?

COMBONI MISSIONARIES COLLECTION
Last weekend's collection for the
Comboni Missionaries amounted to £876.90 - many thanks for your continuing generosity.


LENT
We are in the holy season of Lent, the period of six weeks which leads us to Easter. During Lent we should do penance and make time for prayer and sharing. Children are good at 'giving up something for Lent' but it would be good for us - so would a Saturday morning Mass or a Thursday evening Mass during Lent. During Lent, the Stations of the Cross will be celebrated on a
Friday morning at 9.40 am before Mass. Towards the end of Lent, the parishes in the Three Towns will have a time set aside for a Service of Forgiveness. It would be good to start thinking about it now.

GALLOWAY NEWS
Galloway News is available at the stall. There is an obituary of Canon Farrington and some interesting articles about the Diocese.

NORTH AYRSHIRE SCHOOLS FLAGSHIP CONCERT
The North Ayrshire Schools Flagship Concert will be held at 4.00 pm on Sunday 22 March in the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow. It will be a spectacular concert featuring over 500 pupils from North Ayrshire schools with special guests from Uddevalla Music School, Sweden, Tickets costing £8 and £6 concession are available from the box office on 0141 353 8000.

READERS
Next weekend's readers are Celia Andrew at 5.30 pm, Sarah Guthrie at 10.00 am and Harry Sammons and Marade Griffin at 12.00 noon.

CROSSHOUSE HOSPITAL
A letter from Kenneth Gibson MSP reminds us that the Data Protection Act prevents the Health Board from passing the names and religious denomination of patients to anyone - including the Hospital Chaplains - unless the patient asks for the priest to be notified that they are in hospital. We have appointed Reverend Deacon Gordon Tustin of Saint Josephís Church, Kilmarnock as the chaplain at Crosshouse Hospital. You can contact him on 07515 698 180 if you or a family member are going into Crosshouse. The hospital will not do it. If you or a family member is housebound, please let us know - unless told, we donít know about it.

HOSPITALITÉ DE NOTRE DAME DE LOURDES
Hospitalité de Notre Dame de Lourdes is the group which organises the pilgrimage to Lourdes every second year. Our group will be going on pilgrimage from 6 to 13 July this year. In order to ensure the pilgrimage is a success, the group is in urgent need of trained nurses and carers to work as part of a medical team caring for the sick pilgrims of our diocese. Male and female helpers for general duties are also required. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Debbie Gillon on 07531 016747. Thank you.
We have the booking details for ordinary pilgrims.

PARISH RECORDS
Thank you to those who have already filled a Parish Records form in. The list we are using to find you all is from Father Lynchís time and is pretty much out of date with people moving, changing phone numbers, moving in ans so on. Would you oblige us by filling in a form and placing it in the box? Even if you think that we have your information, we are lacking some basic information such as first names, postcodes and so on. If your phone number is ex-directory, please mark that. All information will be kept confidential. This means that you cannot phone here for someoneís address - data protection does not allow that. Filling in the form is simply a polite request to assist us Ė you certainly do not have to do it.

SAINT PETERíS CHILDRENíS CENTRE
A few afternoon places are available in the nursery starting in August 2009 for children who have reached their third birthday. For more information and to register phone Josephine.

RACE NIGHT
HCPT - The Pilgrimage Trust is hosting a Race Night in memory of Larry Kernahan in the Parish Centre on Friday 6 March at 7.30 pm. Tickets cost £2.50. Donation are welcome. The contacts are Esther and Josephine.


SMITHSTONE HOUSE EVENTS
Smithstone House is offering a Lenten series on Mondays commencing on 2 March from 7.00 to 9.00 pm based on the Year of Paul. This is a very useful Lenten exercise. On Saturday 14 March from 10 am to 4.00 pm, there will be prayer and reflection with Holy Mass.

PARISH CENTRE
Complaints have been made about the behaviour of children in the foyer of the Parish Centre on a Sunday morning and anxiety has been expressed that some of the little ones will be hurt by the behaviour of others. Please try to ensure that your children behave well and that they are properly supervised.

50/50 CLUB
Could all 50/50 Club members who still intend to renew their membership for 2009 please try and do so as soon as possible? We have held up the prize draw for January to give some fifty or so members time to renew but we hope to make the draw by next week. Anyone who still wishes to join can do so by phoning the promoter, Mrs Sammons and making arrangements for payment. Thanks.

SAINT PETERíS SCHOOL
Please note that if you are delivering children or grandchildren to Saint Peter's School there is now a barrier in place to ensure the children are safe in front of the school. It will be opened only when children are safely in school.

THANKS
Grateful thanks to Saint Clare for favours received. May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be praised, adored and glorified and loved today and every day throughout the world. Amen.

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.