BULLETIN                27 DECEMBER 2009

FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY IN YEAR 3

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 26 December
Feast of Saint Stephen
No Mass at 10.00 am
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Jessie Brown
Sunday 27 December
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for the parishioners
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for John Dolan and Tom McKay
Monday 28 December
Mass at 10.00 am for Arturo and Cosimo Farro
Tuesday 29 December

Mass at 10.00 am for Thomas Connor

Wednesday 30 December
Mass at 10.00 am for Theresa McGuire
Thursday 31 December
Mass at 10.00 am for John Rooney and all who died in 2009
Friday 1 January

Feast of Mary, the Mother of God - New Year's Day
Mass at 11.00 pm for Julia Petrie and all your intentions for 2010

Saturday 2 January
No Mass at 10.00 am
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Alex Fitzpatrick

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


PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
The Parish Centre is closed from 27 December to 1 January inclusive.

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Molly Cosgrove 1994, Arthur Robertson, Arturo Farro 1994, May Shanks 1990, Mary Dorian Stirling 1999,
   Frances Kilbane 1979, Father Joseph Glendinning 1993, Alfonso Agostini 1955, James Murphy 1997,
   Father Andrew Karwemera 2002, Lizzie MacNamara, Susan Burns 1986, Hugh Brown 1980 and May Rollie 2007
   whose anniversaries occur at this time and those who are sick.
   Information for the anniversary list is appreciated.

HAPPY NEW YEAR
May 2010 bring all of us Godís blessing and keep us safe.


OFFERTORY COLLECTION
Last weekend's Offertory collection amounted to £586.41. 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 £285.82 - 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 Celia Andrew at 5.30 pm, Sarah Guthrie at 10.00 am and Jim Delahunt at 12 noon.

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.

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, past president 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 on 464063.

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.

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.

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.

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


WORLD'S LARGEST BIBLE
After Christmas, the entire text of the Bible incorporated into an image of Michelangelo's Creation of Adam will be on display in the Parish Centre over a weekend. The date will be notified.

2010 DIARY
The 2010 diary is available at the stall. A small donation is appreciated but there is no charge.

CHILDRENíS LITURGY
There will be no Childrenís Liturgy on Sunday 3 January.

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.

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.