BULLETIN             29 NOVEMBER 2009

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT IN YEAR 3

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 28 November
Mass at 10.00 am for the Parishioners
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for the Holy Souls
Sunday 29 November
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for the Parishioners
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for the deceased members of the Legion of Mary
Monday 30 November
Feast of Saint Andrew
Mass at 10.00 am for the Willie Reilly
Tuesday 1 December
Mass at 10.00 am for Therese Sutherland
Wednesday 2 December
Mass at 10.00 am for Peter McCourt
Thursday 3 December
Mass at 7.00 pm for Tony Elia
Friday 4 December

Mass at 10.00 am for David McGilchrist

Saturday 5 December
Mass at 10.00 am for Alberto Carrino
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Leo and Elizabeth Walsh

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


PARISH CENTRE EVENTS

Sunday 29 November
11.00 am
2.00 pm

Tea and Coffee after Mass
Private Function

Monday 30 November
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 1 December
11.00 am
1.00 to 3.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Legion of Mary
Thursday Club

Keep Fit
Saint Anne's Guild

Wednesday 2 December
6.00 to 7.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm
7.30 pm

Karate
Special Religious Education Group (SPRED)
Ignatian Prayer Group

Thursday 3 December
1.30 to 3.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Brownies
Guides
Friday 4 December
9.30 to 11.30 am
Parents and Toddlers

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Susan Hamilton of our Parish, Linda Jackson (Saltcoats), Father John Walsh, retired priest of this Diocese,
   and Tony Elia who died recently;
   Ann Hackett 1998, James Allen 2003, the Gribben Family, Collette McKibben 2003, John McNamara 1997,
   Elizabeth Theresa Walsh 1970, Tom Reid 2006, Gordon Alexander Smith 1997, Isabella McGoogan 1998,
   Mary Martin 1983, Margaret Shanks 1994, Rose Smith 1999 and Anne Thompson 1988
   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 £622.98. We are grateful for your generous support of the Parish.

PARISH CENTRE COLLECTION
Last weekend's collection for the Parish Centre amounted to £305.28 - many thanks.
Each month we pay off our Parish Centre debt by £3000.

BANKER'S ORDERS
Have you thought of using a Bankers Order? It assists us with the safe handling of cash. Banker's Orders for the Parish and Centre amount to an average of £3800 per month. Forms are available.

GIFT AID
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. Forms are available.


WILLS
Would you consider remembering Saint Peter's in your will?


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

CHRISTMAS SERVICES
On Christmas Eve, there will be a Carol Service at 5.15 pm followed by Mass at 5.30 pm then another Carol Service at 8.15 pm followed by Mass at 8.30 pm. Mass on Christmas Day will be at 11.00 am. On the weekend of 26 and 27 December, Masses will be at the usual times.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

THE COMBONI SISTERS
The Comboni Sisters thank you for buying their calendars. £267.50 was raised for the Missions.

ITíS THE EUCHARIST, THANK GOD
It's The Eucharist, Thank God is the title of a new book by Bishop Taylor. It is on sale from Decani Books, Oak House, 70 High Street, Brandon, IP27 0AU for £8.50. It is Bishop Taylorís reflection on the Mass and Liturgy together with some personal reflections.

SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY COFFEE MORNING
Both Our Lady of the Wayside Conference (Ozanam Centre) and Holy Spirit Works Conference, (Drug Rehab Centre) have written to acknowledge the £500 each received as a result of the recent Coffee Morning. Both Conferences have asked that their sincere thanks be passed on to everyone involved in raising this money and to assure them that this generosity will have a beneficial impact on the lives of a great many people this winter. Thank you once again.

FATHER JOHN FUND
The
Father John Fundraising Group has sent Father John £500 this month to help with his Education Programme in Tanzania. We would like to thank everyone for their efforts and if you wish more information, please contact either Ronnie Cairns or Margaret Munn.

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.

CHRISTMAS RAFFLE
Christmas Raffle tickets are now available at the stall. They cost 25p each or £1 for a strip. Prizes include a Nativity Set, Christmas cards, chocolates and more. The raffle will be drawn after 10.00 am Mass on Sunday 20 December. All proceeds go to the
Special Religious Education Group (SPRED) and the Parish Lourdes Group.

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.