BULLETIN     12 APRIL 2009

EASTER SUNDAY IN YEAR 2

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 11 April
Solemn Vigil of Easter and Mass of Easter at 8.30 pm
Sunday 12 April
Ardrossan Churches Sunrise Service at 8.00 am Cannon Hill, Ardrossan  
Easter Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for the parishioners
Easter Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for Easter remembrances  
Monday 13 April
Mass at 10.00 am by Father Gabriel for John Little
The Parish Office is closed today.
Tuesday 14 April
Mass at 10.00 am by Father Gabriel for Easter remembrances
Wednesday 15 April
Mass at 10.00 am by Father Gabriel for Winnie Scott
Thursday 16 April
No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass offered elsewhere for Danny Higgins
Friday 17 April

Mass at 10.00 am by Father Gabriel for Addie Hissey

Saturday 18 April
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Donald Cullinane
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Frank and Sarah Coulter

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


PARISH CENTRE EVENTS

Sunday 12 April
11.00 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 13 April
7.00 to 8.00 pm

Weight Watchers

Tuesday 14 April
11.00 am
7.00 to 8.00 pm

Legion of Mary
Keep Fit

Wednesday 15 April
6.00 to 7.00 pm

Karate

Thursday 16 April
1.30 to 3.00 pmCardiac Rehabilitation

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Father Tom McCann (Dumfries), Sandy Morrison, Mrs Kavanagh (Ireland) and
   Donald Cullinane of our parish who died recently;
   George Monaghan (2004), Helen Theresa Magee 2000, David Walsh 1962, James McKibben 2002,
   Ann McEvoy 1980, Francis Joseph Smith 1999, Jean Taylor 2006, Cliff Atkey 2000, Mary Ann Walsh 1955,
   Francis Coulter 1976, Marie McCarroll 1982, Robert Tracy 2004 and William Main 2007
   whose anniversaries occur at this time and those who are sick.
   Information for the anniversary list is appreciated.

HAPPY EASTER
Canon Matt wishes everyone a happy Easter. May the Risen Christ influence and bless our lives.

OFFERTORY COLLECTION
Last weekend's Offertory collection amounted to £804.51. 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 £371.73 - many thanks.


CANON MATT
Canon Matt will be away from home during Easter Week till Friday. Apart from Easter Monday, the Parish Office will be staffed at the usual times. Father Jim Hayes of Saint
Maryís Church, Saltcoats will deal with any urgent calls. His telephone number is 463461.

MONSIGNOR PETER MAGEE
Congratulations to Monsignor Peter Magee who has been appointed Judical Vicar of the Scottish National Tribunal. It means moving to Glasgow but the post is one of great importance to the Church in Scotland. Peter now becomes our senior advisor in matter of Canon Law.

FATHER JOHN MAENDELEO
Father John is working with African migrants in Torino, Italy. Father John sends his prayers and Easter greetings to everyone in the Parish.

FATHER TOM McCANN
Father Tom McCann, a retired priest of our diocese, has died in Dumfries. Tomís death means four of our priests have died this year. Please remember them in your prayers.

READERS
Next weekend's readers are Margaret Brogan at 5.30 pm, Angela Body at 10.00 am and Harry Sammons and Marade Griffin 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.

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.

PARISH STALL
The Parish Stall has a good selection of Confirmation and First Communion cards and gifts at reasonable prices, all sold to you by our hard-working, friendly and helpful staff.

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.