BULLETIN                                      16 AUGUST 2009

TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 2

CHURCH SERVICES

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
Sunday 16 August
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for Hugh Gray
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for the Parishioners
Vigil of the Deceased for Don Newall at 6.00 pm
Monday 17 August
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Don Newall
Tuesday 18 August
Mass at 10.00 am for Pat and Les Retzbach
Wednesday 19 August
Mass at 10.00 am for Tommy McCann senior
Thursday 20 August
Mass at 7.00 pm for Hugh Gray
Friday 21 August

Mass at 10.00 am for Wilma Cunningham

Saturday 22 August
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 Greta McGreevy

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


PARISH CENTRE EVENTS

Sunday 16 August
11.00 am

No Tea and Coffee after Mass
- save yourselves for the Parish Barbecue at 2.00 pm

Monday 17 August
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Weight Watchers
Saint Vincent de Paul Society  

Tuesday 18 August
11.00 am
7.00 to 8.00 pm

Legion of Mary
Keep Fit

Wednesday 19 August
6.00 to 7.00 pm

Karate

Thursday 20 August
1.30 to 3.00 pmCardiac Rehabilitation

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Patrick Joseph O’Boyle, Don Newall and Henrietta Smith all of this Parish, Robert Bryden, Margaret McCulloch,
   Neil Devlin (Paisley), Mary Conroy, Hilary Mullen (in Vancouver) who died recently;
   James O’Neill 1998, Father John Harkin 1996, James Thomas Taylor 1998, Kate Gribben 1994, David Walsh 1980,
   Patrick Retzbach 1981, Patricia Trainer 2002, Margaret McLeod 2007, Stephanie Smith 1999,
   Frank Campbell 2007, Robert Watson 2004, William Kelly 2004, Tommy McCann senior 1976,
   Maria McEvoy 2002, Matthew McCabe 2002, Josephine Quadling, William Kelly 2004, Mary McEvoy 1993,
   Jane Leonard 1998, Ellen Tourish 1971, Andrew McCarroll 1996, Dan Murray 1981, Jane Leonard 1998,
   Felix Quigg 1994, Josie Walsh 2003, Jimmy McVeigh 2007 and Father William McBurnie 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 £697.98. 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 £347.57 - many thanks.


READERS
Next weekend's readers are Celia Andrew at 5.30 pm, Sarah Guthrie at 10.00 am and Angela Body at 12 noon.

MARY'S MEALS
Our annual collection of used clothes and textiles - nothing else please - takes place this weekend. Someone will speak about it and there are a group selling raffle tickets after the Masses
. Photographs of recent years' visits by Scottish International Relief are on the Pictures page.

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 this afternoon 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. Children’s food costs £1 and adult’s food £1.50. The charges for games and drinks are reasonable. The will be a Charity Stall with tombola for
Father John’s 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.

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 don’t 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.

CHILDREN’S 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 haven’t 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.

10.00 AM MASS
It is nice to have so many children at the Sunday 10.00 am Mass but we are getting the reputation of being the noisiest Church in the area. Can you help? Soft toys are better than tractors and taking a child out while he/she has their 'moment' would be good. In the old days, parents used to manage to keep 'prayer time' special. All I ask is that you do your best.

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.

RAINBOWS AND BROWNIES
The Monday night groups restart on Monday 24 August with the Rainbows from 5.30 to 6.30 pm and Brownies from 6.30pm to 8.00 pm. Please return any Smarties Tubes at this meeting. Many thanks - Group Leaders.

50/50 CLUB
Congratulations to our August winners who each win £25. They are 194 Anne Marie Dickie, 219 Philip McAuliffe, 251 Eileen Macnamara and 20 Mary Reilly. Anyone who would like to join please call Myriame Sammons. Good luck to all members.

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.