BULLETIN                             24 JANUARY 2010

THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME OF YEAR 3

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 23 January
Mass at 10.00 am for Rose Murphy
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Gerry Brown
Sunday 24 January
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for the Parishioners
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for Catherine McEvoy
Monday 25 January
Mass at 10.00 am for David Wilson
Tuesday 26 January

Mass at 10.00 am for Gerry Brown

Wednesday 27 January
Mass at 10.00 am for Catherine McEvoy
Thursday 28 January
Mass at 7.00 pm for Gerry Brown
Friday 29 January

Mass at 10.00 am for Father Patrick Burns

Saturday 30 January
Mass at 10.00 am for Ian Falsey
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Gerry Brown

The Mass intention list is just over two weeks ahead. Please notify anniversaries as early as you can. Thanks.
Any changes to the above times caused, for example, by a funeral will be notified on the home page of this website.


PARISH CENTRE EVENTS

Saturday 23 January
7.30 pmBurns Supper
Patrons are asked to be seated by 7.20 pm.
Sunday 24 January
11.00 am
12.00 to 1.00 pm

Tea and Coffee after Mass
Karate

Monday 25 January
9.30 to 4.30 pm
5.30 to 6.30 pm
6.30 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm
National Health Service immunisation programme  
Rainbows
Brownies
Weight Watchers
Saint Vincent de Paul Society  
Tuesday 26 January
9.30 to 4.30 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm

National Health Service immunisation programme  
Keep Fit
Saint Anne's Guild

Wednesday 27 January
9.30 to 4.30 pm
6.00 to 7.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm

National Health Service immunisation programme  
Karate
Special Religious Education Group (SPRED)

Thursday 28 January
9.30 to 4.30 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm
National Health Service immunisation programme 
Brownies
Guides
Friday 29 January
9.30 to 4.30 pm
National Health Service immunisation programme 

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   James McAuley (Irvine) and Helen Bale who died recently;
   John McKay 1957, Bernard Burns 1963, Annie Carson 1995, Brookelyn Angel Donnachy 2006,
   Avril Cullis 2009, Andrew McCormick 2009, John McKay senior 1957, Patricia Murphy 1988,
   Ian Michael Falsey 2004 and Susanna Brodie 1963 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 £736.23. 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 £310.40 - 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 Pauline Taylor at 5.30 pm, Sarah Guthrie at 10.00 am and Alfie Agostini 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. A limited number of tickets costing £10 is on sale at the Parish Office on 464063.

EARTHQUAKE IN HAITI
Please keep the poor victims of the Haiti earthquake in your prayers. Donations to help can be made in many ways. One way is through Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF), 19 Park Circus, Glasgow, G3 6BE. Alternatively, envelopes with SCIAF or Haiti handed in here will be forwarded to SCIAF.

SACRAMENTS OF CONFIRMATION AND HOLY COMMUNION
The three Sundays chosen for Confirmation and First Communion are 9, 16 and 23 May - and there are 'lists' for you to sign up. We need three Sundays since there are over thirty children who have enrolled in the programme. Please pick the date most suitable for the family.

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.

GALLOWAY LOURDES
HOSPITALITÉ
Galloway
Lourdes Hospitalité is the organisation which assists the sick to travel to Lourdes. Its Annual General Meeting takes place in Saint Margaretís Cathedral, Ayr on Sunday 14 February. Mass - with the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick - is at 3.00 pm and will be followed by tea and the meeting. Everyone is welcome.

SOCIAL FUNCTIONS
A dinner dance and another Italian Night are being planned.

RETREAT
A Sacred Heart Retreat will be held in Smithstone House, Kilwinning on Saturday 30 January from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. It will be a day of reflection, prayer, adoration and Holy Mass.

BIBLE STUDY
A Bible Study on the Gospel of John will be held in Smithstone House, Kilwinning on Wednesdays 3, 10, 17 and 21 February from 2.00 to 4.00 pm. Everyone is welcome.

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 offered during the 10.00 am Mass. The group who offer this service are always grateful to have new names on the rota. You must have disclosure before you can take part and that is easily arranged. Please phone Michelle in the Parish Office on 464063 on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday morning.

SAINT ANNE'S GUILD
Saint Anne's Guild restarts on Tuesday 26 January at 7.00 pm.

SAINT PETER'S NURSERY CLASS REGISTRATION
Registration at Saint Peterís Nursery Class for children will be by appointment at the following times:
  Monday 1 February - 11.15 to 11.45 am
  Tuesday 2 February - 11.15 to 11.45 am and 2.30 to 3.00 pm
  Wednesday 3 February - 2.30 to 3.00 pm
Please telephone 462554 to arrange an appointment.

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.

CARITAS IN VERITATE
Caritas In Veritate is the new Encyclical Letter of Pope Benedict on finance, banking and justice in our society. It can be purchased at the stall for the discounted price of £1.

THANKS
Janet Brown and family wish to thank everyone for the kindness and support shown to Gerry and to all who assisted at and attended his funeral. We appreciate all the flowers, sympathy cards and Mass cards and all the donations given for the Ayrshire Hospice which totalled £1120.

USED STAMPS FOR SAINT PATRICKíS MISSIONARY SOCIETY
There is a box by the Stall door for used Christmas stamps. They willl be sent to Saint Patrick's Missionary Society.

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.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
The World Day Of Prayer is to be held in the Church of the Nazarene, Glasgow Street, Ardrossan at 4.00 pm 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 7.30 pm. You would be made very welcome - just turn up for a 7.30 pm start.

HILLHOUSE CARE
Frank and Josephine Coulter would like to thank everyone who contributes to Hillhouse Care, formerly The Innocents in Kilmarnock, which continues to care for children in need. Clothing, toys and baby equipment is gratefully received as are goods to sell the charity shop. Contact Frank or Josephine for an uplift. Thanks to Betty and the ladies at the stall who collect items every week.


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.