BULLETIN                                 31 JANUARY 2010

FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME OF YEAR 3

CHURCH SERVICES

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
Sunday 31 January
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for the Parishioners
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for Peggy Findlay
Monday 1 February
Mass at 10.00 am for Jeanie Quinn
Tuesday 2 February

Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention

Wednesday 3 February
Mass at 10.00 am for Peter and Margaret Mitchell
Thursday 4 February
Mass at 7.00 pm for Catherine McEvoy, Gerry Brown, Bella Dougherty and
June Doherty
Friday 5 February

Mass at 10.00 am for Catherine McIlroy

Saturday 6 February
Mass at 10.00 am for Danny Connaghan
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Joseph Retzbach and Sarah Cunningham

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

Sunday 31 January
11.00 am
12.00 to 1.00 pm

Tea and Coffee after Mass
Karate

Monday 1 February
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 2 February
11.00 am
1.00 to 3.00 pm
2.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm

Legion of Mary
Thursday Club

Ignatian Prayer Group
Keep Fit

Wednesday 3 February
6.00 to 7.00 pm

Karate

Thursday 4 February
1.30 to 3.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm
Cardiac Rehabilitation  
Brownies
Guides
Friday 5 February
9.30 to 11.30 am
Parents and Toddlers

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Peggy Gray and Barbara Scott, both of our Parish, who died recently;
   John McKay, Joseph Lynn 1997, James McDermid 2005, Canon Shaun Crowley 2001, Jessie Flynn,
   Marie Matthews 2005, Joseph Foran 1994, Mary Kelly 2006, Rachel Cairnie 1988, Janet Cunningham 1999,
   Father Joe Davie SDB 2002, Tony Tourish 1993, Rachel Cairnie 1998, Sadie Burns 2009,
   Mary C McManus 1973, Margaret Mitchell 2004, Michael Barrett 1972, Peter Mitchell 1973,
   Archie McLaren 2009, Joseph Brodie 1961, Eileen Busbridge and Catherine McIlroy 2009
   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 £883.13. 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 £355.71 - 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 Louise Moore at 5.30 pm, Anne Watt at 10.00 am and Angela Body 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
Very many thanks to all who assisted with the arrangement of a very successful Burns Supper last weekend. Special thanks go to Fiona Brown and those who helped her for the splendid meal. Next year, our Burns Supper will be on February 12. Some information can be found on the Burns Supper page.

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

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.

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. Last week's donations amounted to £235.

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.

CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK
Catholic Education Week begins on Sunday 7 February. The Annual Mass for our Deanery is in Saint Matthewís Academy, Saltcoats on Thursday 11 February at 7.00 pm.

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 PETER'S NURSERY CLASS REGISTRATION
Registration at Saint Peterís Nursery Class for children with dates of birth between 1 March 2006 and 28 February 2008 is 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 the school on 462554 to arrange an appointment.

SAINT PETERíS CHILDRENíS CENTRE
Nursery Registration week for Saint Peter's Children's Centre for children with dates of birth between 1 March 2006 and 28 February 2008 will take place daily ffrom Monday to Friday in week beginning 2 February from 9.30 to 11.00 am and 1.00 and 2.30 pm. Birth certificates should be produced at registration. For further information, please telephone 473030.

HILLHOUSE CARE
Hillhouse Care, formerly The Innocents, continues to care for children in need as before. Clothing, toys and baby equipment are gratefully received as are goods to sell the charity shop. Please phone 602179 for an uplift.


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.

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.

THANKS
Grateful thanks to Saint Clare for favours received. May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be praised, adored and glorified and loved today and every day throughout the world, Amen. DJ MC

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.