BULLETIN                                     15 NOVEMBER 2009

THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 2

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 14 November
Mass at 10.00 am for Hugh McGoogan
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for the Holy Souls
Sunday 15 November
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for the Parishioners
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for the Holy Souls
Mass at 2.30 am in Ardrossan Cemetery for the Holy Souls
Monday 16 November
Mass at 10.00 am for Robert Keyes
Tuesday 17 November
Mass at 10.00 am for Robert Orr
Wednesday 18 November
Mass at 10.00 am for John Dorian
Thursday 19 November
Mass at 7.00 pm for the Holy Souls
Friday 20 November

Mass at 10.00 am for Betty Devlin

Saturday 21 November
Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for the Holy Souls

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


PARISH CENTRE EVENTS

Sunday 15 November
11.00 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 16 November
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Weight Watchers
Saint Vincent de Paul Society  

Tuesday 17 November
11.00 am
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Legion of Mary
Keep Fit
Saint Anne's Guild

Wednesday 18 November
6.00 to 7.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Karate
Special Religious Education (SPRED) Group

Thursday 19 November
1.30 to 3.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Brownies
Guides
Friday 20 November
7.00 pmPrivate Function
 7.00 pmPrivate Function

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Alice McWhinnie of our Parish, May Cusick, Mary McCartin (Ireland), Nellie Reilly (Ireland) and
   James McLaughlin (Hamilton) who died recently;
   Hugh Welsh 1986, Rose Floyd 1992, Canon Pat Gunning 1987, Robert McGee 1996, Hugh Madine 1997,
   Letitia Smith 2001, Margaret Lee 1884, Annie Boyle OíHare 1967, Alice Tomelty 2000,
   Father Frank Kiernan 1989, Joseph Smith 2002 and Robert Stevenson 1962
   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 £724.33 and the previous weekend's was £690.00. We are grateful for your generous support of the Parish. Banker's Orders for the Parish and Parish Centre amount to an average of £3800 per month. Each month we pay off our Parish Centre debt by £3000 and pay a levy of £1250 to the Diocese.

PARISH CENTRE COLLECTION
Last weekend's collection for the Parish Centre amounted to £402.00 and the previous weekend's was £324.08 - many thanks.

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.

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

NOVEMBER LISTS
Mass is offered during November for all those who have died. The list is a way of remembering. God knows all His children.

ADVENT PENANCE SERVICES
You might want to make an effort to celebrate the Sacrament of Forgiveness (Confession) before Christmas. Services will be held in December on:
   Wednesday 9 at 7.00 pm in
Saint John's Church, Stevenston
   Sunday 13 at 6.00 pm in Saint Winin's Church, Kilwinning
   Monday 14 at 7.00 pm in Saint Palladius' Church, Dalry
   Tuesday 15 at 7.00 pm in
Saint Mary's Church, Irvine and Saint Brigid's Church, Kilbirnie
   Wednesday 16 at 7.00 pm in
Saint Mary's Church, Saltcoats
   Thursday 17 at 2.00 pm in Saint Mary's Church, Saltcoats
   Friday 18 at 7.00 pm in
Saint Mary, Star of the Sea Church, Largs
   Monday 21 at 7.00 pm
in Saint Peter's Church, Ardrossan and Saint John Ogilvie's Church, Irvine

BURNS SUPPER
The next Burns Supper will be held in the Parish Centre on
Saturday 23 January 2010. Full details will be given later later, but book your ticket early to avoid disappointment. Information on this and previous Burns Suppers are on Saint Peter's website.

ITALIAN NIGHT
The Italian Night is booked to take place on Friday 27 November. This is the second partnership event between the Italian Twinning Group and Parish Centre funds. There are eight tickets now available.

CROSSHOUSE HOSPITAL
If you or a family member is going into Crosshouse Hospital and wishes a visit from the hospital Chaplain, please let us know. If you or a family member is housebound, please let us know. Unless told, we donít know about it.

HOLY COMMUNION
If you are at Mass find it difficult to get down for Communion, please come to the front or you could ask whoever is with you to ask for a sacred host to bring to you in your seat.

HELP FOR THE SOLDIERS IN AFGHANISTAN
Thank you for all your kind donations to our shoebox parcel appeal. We have more gifts than we can handle at the moment. We will restart the appeal in the new year.

SUNDAY TEAS
Is there a group of friends who would like to form a new Sunday Teas team? Please speak to us about it.


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.

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, for example, a post-funeral reception. Arrangements can be made with a caterer.

PARISH CENTRE
The Parish Centre is available for functions. Please phone Michael or Fiona on 606424 for information and booking forms. Booking conditions must be strictly adhered to.

ANNUAL CEMETERY MASS
The annual Mass in Ardrossan Cemetery is planned for Sunday 15 November at 2.30 pm. 'Grave candles' are available at the stall.

STAMPS FOR SAINT PATRICKíS MISSIONARY SOCIETY
Father John McLaughlin has written to thank us for the stamps we send. The Missions still get help from used stamps. There is a box by the stall door. Thanks.

CHILDRENíS LITURGY
If you are a parent or guardian of a child preparing to take the sacraments this year, would you consider volunteering with the sacramental preparation group that your child attends at 10.00 am Mass? If you are interested, please contact the Parish Office on 464063 or Annie Watt.

THURSDAY CLUB COFFEE MORNING
The
Thursday Club Coffee Morning is on Saturday 14 November from 10.30 am to 12.3 0pm. There will be a bottle stall, home baking, gift stall and a raffle but no bric-a-brac. All are welcome.

STALL
The stall has a lovely selection of Christmas cards and card holders for sale. There are also Nativity Sets from £1. Come along and have a look.

BEING CATHOLIC WEBSITE
The Catholic Church in Scotland has a new website advertising meetings and courses which you might find interesting. The address is
www.BeingCatholic.org.

SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY COFFEE MORNING
The
Saint Vincent de Paul Society sincerely thanks everyone who supported its Coffee Morning, all who worked so hard by helping on the day and, of course, everyone who came to buy so generously. A grand total of £830.88 was raised. The proceeds are being divided between Our Lady of the Wayside, Works Conference, Glasgow which supports the Ozanam Centre for the Homeless and the Holy Spirit Works Conference, Inverclyde which supports the Drug Rehabilitation Centre there. The Conference has agreed to round up the amount raised and each Works Conference will therefore receive £500.00. Thank you once again.

SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTIION OF THE UNBORN CHILD
The local branch of the Society for the protectiion of the Unborn Child is holding a Folk Concert on Saturday 21 November at 7.30 pm in St. Wininís Church Hall, Kilwinning. Tickets cost £5.00 and includes supper. Please contact Pat Quirk or Ellen Quirk for tickets.

THANKS
Thank you to the Monday night Rainbows and Brownies for £500 sponsorship raised for the Parish Centre. Rainbows and Brownies are on holiday this Monday, 16th November.

BARONY SAINT JOHN'S CHURCH QUIZ NIGHT
Barony Saint John's Church, Ardrossan is having a Quiz Night on Saturday, 21 November at 7.30 pm. Tickets costing £5 and including a light supper are available at the door or from Fiona Lyon.

HILLHOUSE CARE
Hillhouse Care is the new name for The Innocents in Kilmarnock and continues to care for children in need as before. They always welcome children's clothing in good condition. Contacts are 01563 523362 and
HillhouseCare@gmail.com.

BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE
The Blood Transfusion Service is coming to Ardrossan Civic Centre on Friday 20 and Wednesday 25 November from 2.30 to 3.45 pm and 5.15 to 7.30 pm.

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.