BULLETIN                                          9 AUGUST 2009

NINETEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 2

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 8 August
Mass at 10.00 am for Liam Hughes
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Margaret Duncan and Bill Barton
Sunday 9 August
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for the Parishioners
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for James McLaughlin and Jimmy Miller
Monday 10 August
Mass at 10.00 am for Mary Barclay
Tuesday 11 August
Mass at 10.00 am for Sadie Welsh
Wednesday 12 August
Mass at 10.00 am for Julia Petrie
Thursday 13 August
Mass at 7.00 pm for James McLaughlin
Friday 14 August

Mass at 10.00 am for Stella Reid and Hugh Gray

Saturday 15 August
Mass at 10.00 am for Betty Byers
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for 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

Sunday 9 August
11.00 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 10 August
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Weight Watchers
Saint Vincent de Paul Society  

Tuesday 11 August
11.00 am
7.00 to 8.00 pm

Legion of Mary
Keep Fit

Wednesday 12 August
6.00 to 7.00 pm

Karate

Thursday 13 August
1.30 to 3.00 pmCardiac Rehabilitation

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Hugh Gray (Kilmarnock), Jim Stewart (Largs) and Rosemary Marshall (Dalry) who died recently;
   Jimmy McAllister 2006, Edward Burns 1998, James Taylor 1997, Karen Fitzpatrick 1981, Alison Cook 1999,
   Agnes Long 2006, Charlie Gilheaney 2007, Maria Mathieson 1975, Thomas Connelly 2007, Elizabeth Wilson 2000
   and Daniel Mathieson 1949 whose anniversaries occur at this time and those who are sick.
   Information for the anniversary list is appreciated.

WELCOME
We welcome Father Theo who is visiting from Uganda for a few weeks. Father Theo worked with me in Kilwining and then on his own in Dalbeattie.

OFFERTORY COLLECTION
Last weekend's Offertory collection amounted to £669.65. 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 £276.77 - many thanks.


READERS
Next weekend's readers are Katrina Pollock at 5.30 pm, Michael Clarke at 10.00 am and Alfie Agostini at 12 noon.

CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations to Ann and Jamie and Donna and Martin who were married this week.

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 seventy tickets have gone.

PARISH BARBECUE AND FUN DAY
The Parish Barbecue will be held next Sunday from 2.00 pm till about 5.00 pm. There will be a bouncy castle, disco, burgers, sausages, teas, ice cream, soft drinks, wine, beers and so on. Admission is free. Childrenís food costs £1 and adultís food £1.50. The charges for games and drinks are reasonable. The will be a Charity Stall with tombola for
Father Johnís school in Tanzania and various raffles and similare for Parish Centre funds. Prizes, donations and helpers are very welcome.

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.

MARY'S MEALS - PLEASE CAN YOU HELP?
Mary's Meals works with some of the poorest pe
ople in the third world countries such as Malawi, Liberia, Peru, Ecuador, India and Uganda, amongst others. Mary's Meals offers help by collecting unwanted clothing and textiles. They then send the goods donated as aid or raise funds through shops for overseas projects. The annual uplift visit will be next weekend. On Friday 14 and Saturday 15 August, your donations can be left in the foyer of the Parish Centre but not at other times as we need to use the Centre and the foyer. Mary's Meals will also sell raffle tickets. Please note that only clothing and textiles can be taken. Photographs of recent years' visits by Scottish International Relief are on the Pictures page.

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.

ANNUAL GALLOWAY MUSIC FESTIVAL MASS
The annual Galloway Music Festival Mass celebrating the gift of music and bringing musicians together to share and celebrate their ministry will be held in Smithstone House, Kilwinning on Sunday 16 August at 2.30 pm. Everybody, musical or not, is welcome. If you would like to take part, please attend the rehearsal from 1.00 pm. Details of the music and hymns can be obtained from Michael McCulloch.

HELP FOR THE SOLDIERS IN AFGHANISTAN
Father Stephen Sharkey, Padre of the Fourth Rifles in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, has written to thank us for the help we give to the soldiers by the parcels we send. We have now sent over a hundred shoe box parcels. We send sweets - no chocolate please, toiletries - no aerosols please, small tins of tuna and salmon, Supernoodles, cup-a-soup, biscuits and cakes and other odds and ends. We always include rosaries, medals, and so on. We will collect for a few weeks yet with a view to creating some Christmas parcels and are grateful for all you can donate in the box at the stall. Thanks.

CHILDRENíS LITURGY
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.

PARISH REGISTRATION
We still do not have an up-to-date register of Parishioners - even those who come to Mass. Many of you have filled in the little green forms - thanks - and that is all you have to do. Some havenít got round to it yet and we would be grateful if you would do it. The Parish website has a link for you to forward your name, address and phone number.

NATIONAL PILGRIMAGE TO CARFIN
The national pilgrimage to Carfin will be held on Sunday 6 September. The pilgrimage is in honour of Saint John Ogilvie with concelebrated Mass at 3.00 pm. Immediately after Mass, there will be a Rosary Procession to the Lourdes Shrine where Bishop Perrier of Lourdes will give a reflection on the Lourdes Jubilee Year of 2008.

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

BAR 'RUNNERS' WANTED
The Parish Centre Management are looking for youngsters over 16 to be bar 'runners' and class collectors - but not bartenders at functions. The pay is reasonable - no pension privileges - and the work is as and when needed. Contact Michael or Fiona on 606424 for details.

NEW ALTAR SERVERS
We are always glad to welcome new Altar Servers - just come along and try it on a Saturday evening or Sunday morning. You must be in Primary 5 or above.

SCOTTISH CATHOLIC INTERNATIONAL AID FUND (SCIAF)
We have received a letter from SCIAF thanking us for using the Wee Boxes. We have sent them £1115.51 this year.

MASS IN SALTCOATS
Weekend Masses in the Church of Our Lady, Star of the Sea, Saltcoats are on Saturdays at 5.00 pm and Sundays at 10.00 am, 12 noon and 6.30 pm.

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.