BULLETIN                                    10 JANUARY 2010

FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF OUR LORD IN YEAR 3

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 9 January
Mass at 10.00 am for Hugh Henry
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm in thanksgiving
Sunday 10 January
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for the Parishioners
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for Danny Conaghan
Vigil for the Deceased at 2.30 pm for June Doherty
Monday 11 January
Requiem Mass at 9.30 am for June Doherty
Tuesday 12 January

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass offered elsewhere for Charles McRoberts

Wednesday 13 January
No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass offered elsewhere for Catherine McEvoy
Thursday 14 January
No Mass in Saint Peter's
Friday 15 January

Mass at 10.00 am by Father Gabriel for Mary Coulter

Saturday 16 January
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 Alberto Carrino

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


PARISH CENTRE EVENTS

Sunday 10 January
11.00 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 11 January
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 12 January
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 13 January
6.00 to 7.00 pm

Karate

Thursday 14 January
1.30 to 3.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Brownies
Guides
Friday 15 January
9.30 to 11.30 am
Parents and Toddlers

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Isabella Dougherty of our parish, June Doherty formerly of our parish, Gerry Brown of our parish,
   George Brannigan (Glasgow), David Wilson (Glasgow), Nancy Smythe, Peggy Findlay (Glasgow) and
   James Gallagher who died recently;
   Rosina McPeake, Joan McCallum 2001, Christine Cassidy 1998, Roy White 1993, John Aitken 2001,
   Mary Donnelly 2006, Kathleen Tritschler 2006, Eamon Lennon 2009, Cecilia McCurdie 2005,
   James McNamara 1982, David Stirling 2004, Mary Guilfoyle 2005, Ishbel McCarroll 1983,
   Monica McDonald 1997, Mary Coulter 1978, Elizabeth Walsh 2005 and Theresa McDermott 2000
   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 £698.40. 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 £245.30 - 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, Michael Clarke at 10.00 am and Marade Griffin 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 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. George McGrattan will chair the event. Ciaran Sinclair will pipe in the top table guests and haggis. Canon Matt McManus will welcome and thank participants. Bill Andrew will recite the Address To A Haggis. Bill Nolan, past president of Irvine Burns Club, will deliver The Immortal Memory. Eric Allan, head teacher of Saint Matthew's Academy, Saltcoats, will propose the Toast to the Lassies and Mary-Rose Martin, head teacher of Ardrossan Academy will reply. Music will be provided by the folk group, A Pinch o' Salt[coats] - Dusty Millar, Tommy Bingham and John Slavin. 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.

WORLD'S LARGEST BIBLE
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.

CHILDRENíS LITURGY
The Children's Liturgy is on this weekend.

THURSDAY CLUB
The Thursday Club restarts on Tuesday 12 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.

BOOKS AVAILABLE BY POST
The following books are available by post.
It's The Eucharist, Thanks God - 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.
With Christ In His Passion - the life of Sister Elizabeth Prout, foundress of the Sisters of the Cross and Passion by Sister Dominic Savio CP. It is published by Gracewing, 2 Southern Avenue, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0Q. The cost is £5.99 including postage.
Sister Elizabeth Prout - a pamphlet by Sister Dominic Savio. It is published by the Catholic Truth Society, 40-46 Harlyford Road, London, SE11 5AY at £1.95.

50/50 CLUB
Congratulations to the 50/50 Club winners for November and December.
November £25 winners - 157 Betty Burns, 236 Robert Hastings, 204 Mark Cullinane, 63 Eileen Manson
December £25 winners - 189 Mrs Retzbach, 179 Margaret McAuliffe, 185 William Forsyth, 77 Maria Boyle
December £100 winner - 59 Bennet Brodie senior
Due to the increase in membership in 2009 we have extra prizes.
End Of Year £50 winners - 239 B and A McGrath, 76 John Kennedy, 240 Martin Anderson, 44 Tommy Coulter
Payment is now due for all members. The cost is £15 annually in January. We hope to have Sign-up Sunday as in past years during week ending Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 January 2010 in the foyer of the Parish Centre or via your Collectors. New members are always welcome. Remember that more members mean more prizes. Sincere thanks goes to all our members for their continued support of the 50/50 Club in 2009. Thanks also to the Collectors for their support over the years. The Parish Promotor is Myriame Sammons.

CANON MATT
Canon Matt will be away from home from Monday 11 to Friday 15 January. Father Jim Hayes (463461), Father Martin Poland (463225) and
Father Gabriel will cover.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
The World Day Of Prayer is to be held in the Church of the Nazarene, Glasgow Street, Ardrossanat 4.00pm on Friday 5 March. Mrs Jane Austin of the Church of the Nazarene has intimated a United Bible Study Course which is open to all. The dates are Wednesday 27 January, Wednesday 10 February and Wednesday 24 February at 7.30pm. You would be made very welcome - just turn up for a 7.30 pm start.

WEEKDAY MASSES
The weekday Masses on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are cancelled because of the weather. It is too much to expect
Father Gabriel to travel from Largs each day. There will be Mass on Monday, Friday and Saturday mornings.

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.