BULLETIN         5 APRIL 2009

PASSION SUNDAY IN YEAR 2

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 4 April
Mass at 10.00 am for James Mulhearn
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Blessing of Palms and Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Christopher Forbes
Sunday 5 April
Blessing of Palms and Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for the parishioners
Blessing of Palms and Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for John Kyle and those who died recently  
Monday 6 April
Mass at 9.00 am for George Lee
Morning Prayers in Park Church, Ardrossan at 10.00 am
Ardrossan Churches Group Passover Meal at 7.00 pm in the Parish Centre
Tuesday 7 April
Mass at 9.00 am for Victor Donald
Morning Prayers in Park Church, Ardrossan at 10.00 am
Mass of the Chrism in Saint Margaret's Cathedral, Ayr at 7.30 pm
Wednesday 8 April
Mass at 9.00 am for a special intention (CM)
Morning Prayers in Park Church, Ardrossan at 10.00 am
Thursday 9 April
Morning Prayers in Park Church, Ardrossan at 10.00 am
Mass of the Last Supper at 7.00 pm for John Little
Friday 10 April

Morning Prayers in Park Church, Ardrossan at 10.00 am
Children's Way of the Cross at 12.00 pm noon
Liturgy of the Passion at 3.00 pm
Stations of the Cross at 7.00 pm

Saturday 11 April
Solemn Vigil of Easter and Mass of Easter at 8.30 pm

The Mass intention list is just over two weeks ahead. Please notify anniversaries as early as you can. Thanks.


PARISH CENTRE EVENTS

Sunday 5 April
11.00 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 6 April
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Weight Watchers
Saint Vincent de Paul Society  

Tuesday 7 April
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 8 April
6.00 to 7.00 pm

Karate

Thursday 9 April
1.30 to 3.00 pmCardiac Rehabilitation

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   John Little, Monsignor Stephen Kennedy formerly Parish Priest in Kilmarnock, Ayr, Newton Stewart and Maybole)
   and Betty Pepper who died recently,
   Margaret Boyd 2004, George Lee 1992, Frank Grogan, Michael McNamara 2008, Mary Tinney 2004,
   Father Jim Boyd SCJ 2002, Andrew Coldwell 1994, Father John Collins 2002, Michael Mulligan 1982
   and David McLaren 2006 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 £794.26. 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?

PARISH CENTRE COLLECTION
Last weekend's collection for the Parish Centre amounted to £394.92 - many thanks.


HOLY WEEK
Mass on Monday to Wednesday is at 9.00 am to allow for the Ardrossan Churches Morning Prayer in Park Church at 10.00 am.
The Passover Supper, an initiative of the Ardrossan Churches Group, takes place in the Parish Centre on Monday at 7.00 pm. Everyone is welcome and you would find it very interesting.
The Chrism Mass, the Mass at which the oils for the Sacraments are blessed and the priests of the Diocese renew their ordination promises, takes place in the Cathedral, Ayr on Tuesday at 7.30 pm. Everyone is welcome.
Good Friday is a day of fasting and abstinence with one meal and no meat as penance to remind us of the death of Jesus.
The Easter Vigil Mass on Saturday is at 8.30 pm. There is no 5.30 pm Mass.
The Easter Sunday Sunrise Service on Cannon Hill is at 8.00 am.

OUR JOURNEY TO EASTER
Our journey to Easter reachers its climax this week. Holy Thursday sees us celebrate the gift of the Blessed Eucharist and Jesus washing the feet of his disciples. Good Friday is the day we remember the Passion and Death of Jesus. It is a day of fasting - with one meal and no meat - and penance. The Easter Vigil is at 8.30 pm - it must be after darkness falls - and we welcome the Light of Christ in the Easter Mass.

TOILETRIES FOR THE OZANAM DAY CENTRE
The Ozanam Day 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 the great many people who use the Centre. Saint Peterís 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 for donations of all kinds of toiletries will be available in the Church porch during Lent.

READERS
Next weekend's readers are Louise Moore at 5.30 pm, Annie Watt at 10.00 am and Ronnie Cairns at 12.00 noon.

CROSSHOUSE HOSPITAL
You can contact Reverend Deacon Gordon Tustin on 07515 698 180 to notify him if you or a family member is going into Crosshouse. The hospital is unable do it. A message will be passed on. 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.

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.

LEGION OF MARY
The Legion of Mary Accies Ceremony will be held at the
Saint Mary Star of the Sea, Largs on Sunday 29 March 2009 at 3.00 pm. All auxiliary members welcome.

MAGGIEíS CANCER CENTRES
A folk concert will take place at Saint Maryís Church Hall, Saltcoats on Friday 24 April from 8.00 pm to midnight. The artistes are the Von Crapp Singers, Brendan Dunne, George and Michael, Charlie Martin and Ellen and Greg. Tickets costing £5 and £4 concession include supper and can be bought from Julie Breen, Marade Griffin, Meg Henning, Ellen Quirke, Katie Hornby or Jo Hunter.

FIVE DAY TRIP TO HARROGATE
A five day trip to Harrogate, North Yorkshire is planned for 22 to 26 June. It includes two en-route excursions and two in-resort excursions. Departure is from the Church car park at 9.30 am. The cost is £296 per person sharing with a single supplement of £30. A deposit of £25 required. Moira Donnelly has details.

IGNATIAN PRAYER GROUP DAY RETREAT
There will be an Ignatian Prayer Group retreat on Sunday 5 April at Notre Dame Convent, Skelmorlie starting at 10.00 am and finishing at 4.00 pm.

KITS FOR KIDS
Tass Thistle Under-10 Football Club would greatly appreciate the tokens from the Daily Record collected over the next ten weeks. Please drop them in the box at the stall. Thanks.

CANON MATT
Canon Matt will be away from home during Easter Week. Apart from Easter Monday, the Parish Office will be staffed at the usual times.

HCPT GROUP 207
The HCPT thanks everyone who supported us over the past year at our fundraising events. We have managed to raise enough money to sponsor ten children. We will be travelling to Lourdes on Easter Sunday. You will be remembered in our prayers. Thank you from Esther Coulter. Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us. Saint Bernadette, pray for us.

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.