BULLETIN                   6 DECEMBER 2009

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT IN YEAR 3

CHURCH SERVICES

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
North Ayrshire Junior and Senior Choirs Concert at 7.30 pm
Sunday 6 December
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for the Parishioners
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for the deceased members of the
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
  
Monday 7 December
No Mass in Saint Peter's today
Tuesday 8 December

Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Mass at 10.00 am for Margaret Hughes
Children's First Confessions at 7.00 pm

Wednesday 9 December
Mass at 10.00 am for Patrick and Sarah Braniff
Penance Service at 7.00 pm in Saint John's Church, Stevenston
Thursday 10 December
No Mass in Saint Peter's today
Friday 11 December

Mass at 10.00 am for Jim McGlynn

Saturday 12 December
Mass at 10.00 am for Jim Mathieson and Desmond Walsh
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Sam Ferguson

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


PARISH CENTRE EVENTS

Sunday 6 December
11.00 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 7 December
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 December
11.00 am
1.00 to 3.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm
7.30 pm

Legion of Mary
Thursday Club

Keep Fit
Saint Anne's Guild
Ignatian Prayer Group

Wednesday 9 December
6.00 to 7.00 pm

Karate

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

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Tilda McNellis (Greenock) and Mae Dickson (Saltcoats) who died recently;
   May Shanks 1990, Alexander Merrick 2001, Jean Graham, Rose Smith 1999, Robert Shanks 1996,
   Sarah Braniff 1961, Ann McCubbin, John McKay junior 1972, James Mathieson 1999, John Tracy 1999,
   Gerard McCulloch 1990, Margaret Hughes 2006, Teresa Dorans 2006, Father Alec Smith SDB 2008,
   Agnes Martin 2007, Agnes Stevenson 1992, Maria Cunningham 1997, James McGlynn 2004,
   Catherine McGrattan 1969, Maria Monaghan 1998, Mary Hall 1999, James Taylor 2002, Margaret Spencer 1992,
   Margaret Newall 1994, Desmond Walsh 2007 and Alexander Stewart 1982
   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 £728.30. We are grateful for your generous support of the Parish and the Diocese to which we pay a monthly levy of £1250.

PARISH CENTRE COLLECTION
Last weekend's collection for the Parish Centre amounted to £311.71 - 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 Elsie Brodie at 5.30 pm, Sarah Guthrie at 10.00 am and Ronnie Cairns 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. Patrons are asked to be seated by 7.20 pm for a prompt 7.30 pm start. Ciaran Sinclair will pipe in the top table guests and the haggis, Bill Andrew will address the haggis, Bill Nolan of Irvine Burns Club will propose The Immortal Memory, Eric Allan, head teacher of Saint Matthew's Academy, Saltcoats will propose the Toast to the Lassies and the reply will be given by Mary-Rose Martin, head teacher of Ardrossan Academy. Catering will be done by the Parish Centre team. More information on this and previous Burns Suppers are on Saint Peter's website. Tickets costing £10 are on sale at the Parish Office.

ITALIAN NIGHT
Many thanks for the great support for the Italian Night. It was a great night. The Parish Centre fund received £700 as did the Three Towns Twinning Group. Weíll do it again!

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. The Chaplain is Father Martin Chambers and his telephone number is 01563 533587. 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.

NORTH AYRSHIRE SCHOOLS CHOIRS CONCERT
North Ayrshire Schools Junior and Senior Choirs will perform And Peace On Earth by Bob Chilcott and Feel The Spirit by John Rutter on Sunday 6 December at 7.30 pm. Tickets cost £7 and £5 concession. All are welcome.

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.

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.

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.

SAINT BRIDEíS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DINNER DANCE
Saint Bride's Church Christmas Dinner Dance will be on held on Friday 11 December in West Kilbride Golf Club. Tickets costing £22.50 are available from Lorraine. 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.