BULLETIN                                             28 JUNE 2009

THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 2

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 27 June
Mass at 10.00 am for Greta McGreevy
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for birthday anniversary remembrances
Sunday 28 June
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for the parishioners
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for Greta McGreevy
Monday 29 June
Feast of Saints Peter and Paul - not a Holiday of Obligation this year
Mass at 10.00 am for Sadie Welsh
Tuesday 30 June
Mass at 10.00 am for Agnes Burns
Wednesday 1 July
Mass at 10.00 am for Rena Freer
Thursday 2 July
Father Michael Lynch's Anniversary
Mass at 7.00 pm for Saint Peters' deceased Parish Priests
Friday 3 July

Mass at 10.00 am for Mary Barclay

Saturday 4 July
Mass at 10.00 am for Matt Byrne
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Gertrude Cunningham

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


PARISH CENTRE EVENTS

Sunday 28 June
11.00 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 29 June
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Weight Watchers
Saint Vincent de Paul Society  

Tuesday 30 June
11.00 am
7.00 to 8.00 pm

Legion of Mary
Keep Fit

Wednesday 1 July
6.00 to 7.00 pm

Karate

Thursday 2 July
1.30 to 3.00 pmCardiac Rehabilitation
Friday 3 July
7.30 pmPrivate Function
Saturday 4 July
7.30 pmPrivate Function

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Steven Sweeney, Derek Kerr, Michael Collins, Agnes Moore (Irvine); David Henderson (Irvine)
   and Billy Humphreys who died recently;
   Mary Nolan OíHare 1995, Anne Convery 1997, Margaret McCann 2000, Annie McCabe 2002,
   John, Peter, Francis Jim and Paul Breslin, William Magee 1997, Peter McEvoy 1967, Margaret Donnelly 1953,
   Helen Taylor 1998, Rose McKenzie 1998, James Conaghan 1999, Patrick Burns 2000, Hugh Brodie 1964,
   Betty Sloan 2007, Father Michael Lynch 2004, Mary Tonner 1936, James Brennan 1963, Kathleen Robertson 2005,
   Oliviero Agostini 1940, Stuart McDonald 2006, Rose Doyle 2008, Josephine Slaven 2008, Thomas Magee 1995,
   Margaret Fisher 2005, Rosetta McKay 1994, Ian Moran 1975 and Patrick Tourish 1986
   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 £822.32. 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 £323.24 - many thanks.


READERS
Next weekend's readers are Elsie Brodie at 5.30 pm, Annie Watt at 10.00 am and Alfie Agostini at 12 noon.

50-50 CLUB
The 50-50 Club winners for May are 86 - F Boyle, 257 - M Main, 245 - P Henry, 267 - B McEvoy who win £25 and M Brodie who wins £100 in the bonus draw. The June winners are 185 - W Forsyth, 6 - K Sammons, 24 - H Walsh, 134 - G McGrattan who win £25. Congratulations. The draw for July will take place next weekend. All prizes are sent by post so please make sure you notify the promoter if you change your address. Many thanks to all members for your continuing support. New members are always welcome. Contact Myriame Sammons for information.

FUNERAL CATERING
The Parish Centre is available for hire for funeral catering. Maria of the Cheery Cup, Glasgow Street, Ardrossan (469588) and Carol Ann of O'Reallyís, Princes Street, Ardrossan (604333) can be available to cater. We cannot provide a drinks licence and we require enough time to cancel the use of the Centre by the Mother and Toddlers Group. Booking of the centre is via Fiona on 606424. Book the caterers is by direct contact. Arrangements for providing a drink can be made with the caterers but the bar is not available.

ITALIAN NIGHT
The second Italian Style Dinner Dance - Another Taste of Italy - in honour of Saint Andrew is booked to take place on Friday 27 November. Advance bookings for tickets are now being accepted.

PEREGRINATIO PRO CHRISTO - JOURNEYING FOR CHRIST
A Legion of Mary team from Ireland is making a visit to the Parish from 4 to 11 July. The team will work and pray with local members of the Legion in our Parish - visiting homes, meeting with people, gathering for Mass, meals and so on. The team will consist of a priest and ten lay members. They are expected to pay their own way with regard to bed and breakfast accommodation but hospitality has been ofered by parishioners - many thanks. The team requires lunch and an evening meal in the Parish Centre. I need some groups - for example, a group of friends - who would provide a meal each evening for the Legion team. Most days are covered and this is the last chance to make an offer.

PARISH BARBECUE
We will have a Parish Barbecue on the Sunday before the schools reopen in August.
Canon Matt has had a few declarations of interest and needs a few more from those willing to help. We will have a planning meeting in a few weeks.

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.

SAINT PETERíS RAINBOWS AND BROWNIES
The Monday night Rainbows and Brownies Group is now on holiday till the first Monday in September. Many thanks to the parents for all their support during the year. The Leaders wish all Brownies and Rainbows a great holiday.

SAINT PETERíS WEBSITE Ė FORTY THOUSAND VISITS
On 22 June, Saint Peter's website had its forty-thousandth visit since its launch on 13 July 2005. The site has nearly 1000 pages, 610 pictures, 264 bulletins between 1960 and 2009, 7000 links, some audio and video clips and been viewed in 44 countries. It contains many articles on past and present spiritual and community life in Saint Peter's.
Canon Matt and the website author are very grateful to those who have accessed the site, lent photographs, passed on stories, identified errors, made suggestions and expressed compliments. The aims of the site are to make parishioners aware of current events and record our history. If you can help with this project, please contact WebsiteAuthor@SaintPeterinChains.net.

SAINT BRENDANíS PARISH
It has now been established that the Parish would be looking at a £2 million cost to repair the Saint Brendan's Church, Saltocats. The Bishop and his advisors, including Father Jim Hayes, have taken the very painful decision to close and demolish the Church, the hall and the house and merge the Parish back into Saint Maryís Parish. A closing Mass will be offered on Monday 20 July at 7.00 pm to which everyone is invited. Please keep the parishioners of Saint Brendanís in your prayers. This is a very painful time for them. The Bishopís letter to the Parishioners can be read by clicking here.

GALLOWAY LOURDES HOSPITALITE MEMBERSHIP AND PILGRIMAGE
Many thanks to all who returned the brown envelopes. £250 was raised in subscriptions and donations and Gift Aid will increase this total. Donations are still welcome. Pass them to Myriame Sammons. The pilgrimage leaves Prestwick on 6 July. If you would like a petition placed at Our Ladyís Grotto in Lourdes, please contact Myriame. The Group will request a Mass in Lourdes for the Parish. Please pray for the success of the pilgrimage.

FATHER STEPHEN SHARKEY
Father Stephen Sharkey has requested our help and prayers for the troops in Afghanistan where he is now stationed. Many of our young soldiers are without support from home so we have decided to create shoebox style packages for them. A large box will be in the porch of the Church for any donations you can spare. For these packages we need empty shoes boxes, toiletries but no aerosols please, sweets but no chocolate, loaf cakes such as tea bread and banana bread and magazines. Also if you would like to write to a soldier, feel free to drop a letter in the box. Thank you in advance for your support.

THANKS FROM THE SPECIAL RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (SPRED) GROUP
Thanks from all at SPRED for the warm welcome and generous donations. A very enjoyable time was had by all at the barbecue and Mass last Saturday.

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.