BULLETIN                                        6 SEPTEMBER 2009

TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 2

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 5 September
Mass at 10.00 am for Harry Currie
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Margaret McLeod
Sunday 6 September
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for Brian Langridge
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for the Parishioners and James Mulhearn
Monday 7 September
Mass at 10.00 am for Noelle Collins and Marie White, Canon Matt's twin sister
Tuesday 8 September
Mass at 10.00 am for Brian Langridge
Wednesday 9 September
Mass at 10.00 am for Harry Currie
Thursday 10 September
Mass at 7.00 pm for Esther Gaston
Friday 11 September

Mass at 10.00 am for a Golden Jubilee

Saturday 12 September
no 10.00 am Mass
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Frank Coyle and Frank Clarke

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


PARISH CENTRE EVENTS

Sunday 6 September
11.00 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 7 September
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 8 September
11.00 am
1.00 to 3.00 pm
7.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.30 pm

Legion of Mary
Thursday Club
Saint Anne's Guild
Keep Fit
Ignatian Prayer Group

Wednesday 9 September
6.00 to 7.00 pm
7.00 pm

Karate
Special Religious Education Group (SPRED)

Thursday 10 September
1.30 to 3.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Brownies
Guides
Friday 11 September
9.30 to 11.30 am
7.00 pm
Parents and Toddlers
Private Function

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Jimmy Mulhearn 1992, Margaret Brodie 1964, Frank Morrison 2004, Marie White (McManus) 1997,
   Rona McNamara 2005, Catherine Campbell 2003, James Duffin 1960, Florence Slavin 1998, James Moore 1998,
   Father Martin McCluskey 1996, Mary Mitchell 2004, Gladys Moore 2006, Mary Otto 2008, Mr and Mrs Daniel Brown,
   Bridget McLaughlin 1997, Jane McKechan 1998, Mary Crossan 1981, Samuel Cambridge 2005, Nan Caddies 2006,
   John Hazelton 1974 and Gordon Cunningham 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 £733.13. 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 £351.09 - many thanks.


RETIRED PRIESTS' COLLECTION
A special collection for the Retired Priests Fund will be taken on 26 and 27 September. Gift Aid envelopes are available at the back of the Church.

READERS
Next weekend's readers are Margaret Brogan at 5.30 pm, Michael Clarke at 10.00 am and Harry Sammons and Marade Griffin at 12 noon.

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 till the end of the month. Father Hayes (463461) and Father Poland (463225) will cover funerals and so on. Mass on weekdays will be as noted in the bulletin except on Saturdays when there will be no 10.00 am Mass.

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. There are only a few tickets available by contacting the Parish Office.

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.

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.

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 continue at 10.00 am Mass for the Preschool Group and the Primary 1 to 3 Group. As the children in the Preschool Group are still very young, some are unable to tell us their names clearly. We ask that next Sunday that you send a note with your child to the next Liturgy Group and we will make a name card for them for the subsequent weeks. 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 no be a bus from the Parish due to low numbers.

NEW LICENSING LAWS
Due to the new laws, a drinks license for the Parish Centre must be obtained 28 days in advance. If children are to be present, then the number of children must be noted on the application form. There can be no exceptions to the legislation. Please keep this in mind if you wish to use the Parish Centre. We are unable to get a licence at short notice.

CHILD AND ADULT PROTECTION CONFERENCE
Child and vulnerable adult protection is very important to the Diocese and is good practice. A Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Conference will be held on Wednesday 23 September in Saint Paulís Hall, Ayr. The evening will explore the role of the Parish Coordinator. The Police and counsellors will talk on sexual abuse and managing risk. Any parishioner who is interested is welcome to come along.

RACE NIGHT
A rece night with light supper and entertainment in aid of The Ayrshire Hospice, will be held in the Parish Centre on Friday 11 September at 7.30pm. Come and join in the fun and support the wonderful work of the hospice. Tickets cost £5 each are available form Kathleen McCallum or the Parish Office. Alternatively, participants can pay at the door.

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.

SUNDAY TEAS
We have had a few complaints about the cost of the Sunday teas! I find it hard to believe, but it happened. The income is not great but we have such dedicated teams who provide the baking and make the coffee - and we have loyal customers. We are grateful to them all. Perhaps the people who have been complaining should talk to me about it. I am happy to listen.

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.