BULLETIN                                            23 AUGUST 2009

TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 2

CHURCH SERVICES

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
Sunday 23 August
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for Robert Bryden
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for the Parishioners
Monday 24 August
Mass at 10.00 am for Ella Cairns
Tuesday 25 August
Mass at 10.00 am for George Dickie
Wednesday 26 August
Mass at 10.00 am for Neil Devlin
Thursday 27 August
Mass at 7.00 pm for Catherine Bell Boyle
Friday 28 August

Mass at 10.00 am for Don Newell

Saturday 29 August
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 Johnny Kelly

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


PARISH CENTRE EVENTS

Saturday 22 August
7.00 pmPrivate Function
Sunday 23 August
11.00 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 24 August
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 25 August
11.00 am
1.00 to 3.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm

Legion of Mary
Thursday Club

Keep Fit

Wednesday 26 August
6.00 to 7.00 pm

Karate

Thursday 27 August
1.30 to 3.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Brownies
Guides
Friday 28 August
9.30 to 11.30 am
7.00 pm
Parents and Toddlers
Private Function
Saturday 29 August
7.00 pmPrivate Function  

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Don Newell and Brian Langridge who died recently;
   Desmond McGarvey 1996, Ella Cairns, Jim McManus 1997, Catherine Fitzsimmons 2004,
   Giocondo Michelin 1959, Catherine Bell Boyle 2004, Annie McCormick 1976, Mick Smith 1998,
   Harry Currie 2008, Patricia Sullivan 2006, Elizabeth Taylor 1951, Samuel Taylor 1969, Mary McCann 1987,
   Catherine Bell Boyle, Joseph Doyle 2005, John Kelly 2004 and Michael Pollock 2008
   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 £680.41. 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 £285.54 - many thanks.


READERS
Next weekend's readers are Katrina Pollock at 5.30 pm, Annie Watt at 10.00 am and Tom Reid at 12 noon.

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.

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.

MARY'S MEALS
Mary's Meals took 120 bags of textiles and the raffle raised £1177. Very many thanks for you support to this great charity.


CANON MATT HOLIDAY
Canon Matt will on holiday from Monday 7 to Thursday 24 September. The Parish Office will be open as usual. Father Theo should be in residence. Father Hayes (463461) and Father Poland (463225) will cover funerals and so on. Mass on weekdays will be as noted in the bulletin.

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 eighty tickets have gone.

PARISH BARBECUE AND FUN DAY
The Parish Barbecue and Fun Day was a good social occasion and the weather was mostly good to us. £438 went to Parish Centre funds.
The Tombola for Father Johnís Education Project in Tanzania made £300. Very many thanks for your support.

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.

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
The Children's Liturgy will begin this Sunday 23 August at 10.00 am Mass for the Preschool Group and the Primary 1-3 Group. 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, please consider volunteering. If there are any sixteen years old or above 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. There will be a bus from the Parish if numbers allow. It will leave the Church at 1.15 pm and return at 5.30 pm to Saint Peter's for 6.30 pm approximately. All children under 16 must be with an Adult. The cost will be about £6. The list for names is in the porch. Please complete it this weekend if possible or contact Harry Sammons.

THURSDAY CLUB
The
Thursday Club restarts on Tuesday 25 August. Welcome back.

10.00 AM MASS
It was nice to have so many children and it was quieter last weekend. Can I ask for your 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 worked very hard to keep prayer time special. All I ask is that you do your best.

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.

HEALING CONFERENCE AND HEALING SERVICE
A one day Healing Conference and Healing Service will be held on Saturday 19 September from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm in the Couper Institute, 86 Clarkston Road, Glasgow, G44 3DA. Please bring a packed lunch. All are welcome.

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.