BULLETIN                                           19 JULY 2009

SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 2

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 18 July
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Stella Reid
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Robert McCrae
Sunday 19 July
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for the Parishioners
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for Bobby McLaren
Monday 20 July
Mass at 10.00 am for Molly Gordon
Mass at 7.00 pm in Saint Brendan's Church, Saltcoats to commemorate its closing  
Tuesday 21 July
Mass at 10.00 am for Gavin Finnegan
Wednesday 22 July
Mass at 10.00 am for James and Agnes Connaghan
Thursday 23 July
Mass at 7.00 pm for Felix and Greta Murphy
Friday 24 July

Mass at 10.00 am for Rebecca and James Murray

Saturday 25 July
Mass at 10.00 am for Eddie Cunningham
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for John Harper

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


PARISH CENTRE EVENTS

Saturday 18 July
7.00 pmPrivate Function
Sunday 19 July
11.00 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 20 July
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Weight Watchers
Saint Vincent de Paul Society  

Tuesday 21 July
11.00 am
7.00 to 8.00 pm

Legion of Mary
Keep Fit

Wednesday 22 July
6.00 to 7.00 pm

Karate

Thursday 23 July
1.30 to 3.00 pmCardiac Rehabilitation
Saturday 25 July
7.00 pmPrivate Function

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   John Honeywell (United States) and Stella Reid of our Parish and formerly of Saint Peterís PrimarySchool
   who died recently;
   Mr and Mrs Francis Breslin 1976, Brian Narducci 2000, Gordon Joseph Cardinal Gray 1993, Monsignor John Barry 2003,
   John McJay 1993, Geoffrey Kelly 1906, Agnes McCourt 2000, Charlie Gribben 2002, Elizabeth Nicholson 2003,
   Julia Grogan 1971, Joseph Mulgrew 2002, Mary McPolin 1987, Bobby McLaren 2007, Margaret Donnelly 1953,
   Rebecca Murray 2004, Annie Quigg 1972, Alex Quigg 1997, Annie Walsh 1969 and Eddie Cunningham 1992
   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 £740.84. 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? The recession is hitting everyone. Thanks for the support you manage to give the Parish.

PARISH CENTRE COLLECTION
Last weekend's collection for the Parish Centre amounted to £341.92 - many thanks.


READERS
Next weekend's readers are Louise Moore at 5.30 pm, Annie Watt at 10.00 am and Jim Delahunt at 12 noon.

LEGION OF MARY TEAM FROM IRELAND
The Legion of Mary team from Ireland gives very many thanks to all who assisted in hosting, catering or entertaining. The team thoroughly enjoyed their time with us. The team visited 2407 houses in Ardrossan though at about half they got no reply. No one in the Town was hostile to them and they were received with courtesy. Equally we hope that they did not offend or antagonise anyone.

50-50 CLUB
A few members of the 50/50 Club still need to bring their payments up-to-date as soon as possible. The next draw for August will take place on the first Sunday in August. New members are welcome anytime. Please contact Myriame Sammons for information.

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 and over sixty tickets have gone.

PARISH BARBECUE
We will have a Parish Barbecue on the afternoon of Sunday 16 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.

CARITAS IN VERITATE
Caritas in Veritate, the new Encyclical Letter of Pope Benedict on finance, banking and justice in our society, is now published. It can be purchased at the stall for the discounted price of £1.

ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO THE CAVE OF SAINT NINIAN
The annual pilgrimage to the cave of Saint Ninian will take place on Sunday 30 August. The will be Mass at the Cave at 4.00 pm with Mass in the Church at 4.45 pm for those who find the walk to the Cave difficult.

BENEDICTINE CONVENT IN LARGS
The Sisters of the Benedictine Convent invite you to join them for a period of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament to pray for our priests. Either drop in during the day, attend Mass at 12 noon or to make an organised visit, for example, in the evening. Contact Mother Prioress, 5 Mackerston Place, Largs, KA30 8BY on 01475 687320.

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 WEBSITE Ė FOUR YEARS OLD
Saint Peter's website was launched four years ago on 13 July 2005. The site has nearly 1000 pages, 625 pictures, 267 bulletins between 1960 and 2009, over 7000 links, some audio and video clips and been viewed in 45 countries by over 40600 visitors. 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, SALTCOATS
The closing Mass in Saint Brendan's Church will be offered on Monday 20 July at 7.00pm. 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.

FATHER STEPHEN SHARKEY
Father Stephen Sharkey is presently in Helmand province in Afghanistan. He has requested our help and prayers for the troops. 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. Please remember that some of our soldiers are female. 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.

CHILDRENíS LITURGY
We would like to thank all who have volunteered this past year to allow our excellent Childrenís Liturgy program to continue. We look forward to working with you again next year. As always, we are looking for more volunteers to be able to continue the Liturgy program. If your child is joining our Liturgy at any stage next year, please consider volunteering. If there are any sixteen or seventeen year olds that would consider volunteering, please contact Annie Watt or the Parish Office on 464063. Thank you.

RETREAT
There are four places available for the retreat to Drumalis, Larne on 18 to 20 September. For more information, contact Lettie Anderson.

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.