BULLETIN                        17 MAY 2009

SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER IN YEAR 2

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 16 May
Mass at 10.00 am for Michael Devine
Wedding of Gemma and David at 2.00 pm
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Tess Foley
Sunday 17 May
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for the parishioners
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for birthday intentions
Monday 19 May
Mass at 10.00 am for silver wedding anniversary
Vigil for the Deceased at 6.00 pm for Les Dorian
Tuesday 10 May
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Les Dorian
Wednesday 20 May
Mass at 10.00 am for Margaret Galloway
Vigil Mass for the feast of the Ascension at 7.00 pm for James McLaughlin
Thursday 21 May
Feast of the Ascension
Mass at 10.00 am for Jack Donald
Mass at 7.00 pm for Donald Cullinane
Friday 22 May

Mass at 10.00 am for Helen Grober

Saturday 23 May
Mass at 10.00 am for thanksgiving
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Annie Paton and Philly O'Hare

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


PARISH CENTRE EVENTS

Saturday 16 May
7.00 pmSaint Peter's Parent Council Race Night
Sunday 17 May
11.00 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 19 May
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 10 May
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
Coffee Afternoon
Keep Fit
Saint Anne's Guild

Wednesday 20 May
6.00 to 7.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Karate
Special Religious Education Group (SPRED) - leaders only    

Thursday 21 May
1.30 to 3.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Brownies
Guides
Friday 22 May
 
Saturday 23 May
7.00 pmSaint Matthew's Academy Fundraiser for Malawi Trip

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Harry, Sam, Logan, Rebecca, Rebecca, Lori, Kieran, Rebecca, Monica, Thomas and Johanna who are being
   confirmed and receiving Holy Communion for the first time today;
   Murray, Joshua, Connor, Michael, David, Madine, Ross, Darren, Keir, Robbie, Kayla, Sara, Martin and Sophie
   who will be confirmed and receive Holy Communion for the first time next Sunday;
   Les Dorian (Stevenston), Danny Hickey, Father Theo's sister Florence (Africa) who died recently;
   Ann Cameron 2003, Mary Teresa Dolan 1999, William Calvert 1992, Susan Little 2007, Father John Fitzsimmons 2008
   Frances Hackett 1997, Robert McKay 1942, Harry Andrew 2003, Mary Quinn 1978, George Wilson 2006,
   Brian Cairns 2004, Nora Ramsay 2007, Angus Donnelly 2003, William McCafferty 1920, Mary Kelly 2002 and
   James Cairnie 1953 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 £894.40. 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 £379.36 - many thanks.


READERS
Next weekend's readers are Margaret Brogan at 5.30 pm, Michael Clarke at 10.00 am and Alfie Agostini at 12.00 noon.

CONFIRMATION AND HOLY COMMUNION
Eleven of our children are being confirmed at the 10.00 am Mass today. They will then receive Holy Communion for the first time. Please pray for them.

ASCENSION THURSDAY
Thursday is the Feast of the Ascension and is a Holyday of Obligation. There will be Mass on the Wednesday evening, Thursday morning and Thursday evening. Mass will also be celebrated in Saint Peterís School.

GALLOWAY VOICES
Galloway Voices, the Diocesan Choir will sing at the 12.00 noon Mass on Sunday 31 May. They are well worth hearing and will add to the prayerfulness of the Mass.
Photographs of Galloway Voices are on the Pictures page.

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.

50-50 CLUB
Congratulations to April's 50-50 Club prizewinners. Fourteen places remain vacant so anyone wishing to join 50-50 Club should contact Mrs Sammons.

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.

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.

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.

CHILDRENíS LITURGY
We are in need of more volunteers for the Childrenís Liturgy for the coming August session. As it takes a little time to gain disclosure, we need to think ahead. Please consider becoming a volunteer, especially if your child is currently in Primary 3 as they will be taking part in the Sacramental Preparation next year or if your child will be joining our Pre-5 Liturgy Group in August. If you are interested, please contact the Parish Office on 464063 or Annie Watt.

RACE NIGHT
Saint Peterís Primary School Parent Council is hosting a Race Night and Disco on Saturday 16 May at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £5 and include a buffet. All donations are welcome. Please contact Michelle.

IN YOUR THIRTIES?
There is a group for Catholics in their thirties. It organises a variety of social and spiritual events in Glasgow and the West of Scotland as well as walks, weekends away, holidays, pilgrimages and retreats. If you would like to find out more about the group you are invited to a Newcomers' Mass on Saturday 9 May at 7.00 pm at the Convent of Mercy, 62 Hill Street, Glasgow, G3 6RH. Please use the entrance and parking at the back, off Scott Street. Drinks are available afterwards. There is no need to book - just turn up. To receive The Thirties programmes and get involved, email Father Hugh Hanley SCJ on
hugh@project2030.fsnet.co.uk.

A TASTE OF ITALY
A partnership between the Italian Twinning Group and the parish has been arranged for Friday 29 May. Details are on posters and tickets costing £15 are available from the Parish Office on 464063. There will be a four course meal and music by Paolo and Angela. All are welcome regardless of nationality.

FUNDRAISER FOR MALAWI TRIP
As a fundraiser for the forthcoming Saint Matthewís Academy trip to Malawi, there will be a Race Night in Saint Peterís Parish Centre on Saturday 23 May from 7.30 pm. Tickets cost £5 and including a buffet and disco. We are in need of ten bottles of spirits for race winner prizes. If anyone would like to donate any bottles, we would be truly grateful.

BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE
If you can, please give blood in the Civic Centre on the afternoons or evenings of Friday 22 May and Wednesday 27 May.

SCOTUS THANKSGIVING MASS
A thanksgiving Mass for the sixteen years of Scotus College will be held on Sunday 24 May 2009 at 3.00 pm in the College Chapel, Glasgow. All are welcome.

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.