BULLETIN         21 FEBRUARY 2010

FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT IN YEAR 3

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 20 February
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 the Taylor family
Sunday 21 February
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for the Congregation
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for Pat McKinney
Monday 22 February
Mass at 10.00 am for James McLaren
Tuesday 23 February

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass offered else where for Mary C McManus

Wednesday 24 February
Mass at 10.00 am for Brian Maher
Mass at 7.00 pm for Desmond Dunne
Thursday 25 February
No Mass in Saint Peter's
Friday 26 February

Mass at 10.00 am for Mary McCluskey and Rose Walker

Saturday 27 February
Mass at 10.00 am for Annie and Joe Rankin
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Paul Gerard 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

Sunday 21 February
11.00 am
12.00 to 1.00 pm

Tea and Coffee after Mass
Karate

Monday 22 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 23 February
11.00 am
1.00 to 3.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Legion of Mary
Thursday Club

Keep Fit
Saint Anne's Guild

Wednesday 24 February
2.30 pm
6.00 to 7.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm
7.30 pm

Ignatian Prayer Group
Karate
Special Religious Education Group (SPRED)
Confirmation and First Communion Parents' Meeting

Thursday 25 February
1.30 to 3.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm
Cardiac Rehabilitation  
Brownies
Guides
Friday 26 February
9.30 to 11.30 am
7.30 pm
Parents and Toddlers
Beetle Drive for Parish Lourdes Group
Saturday 27 February
1.30 pmPrivate Function

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   John Carrick of our Parish and Carrie Dyet (Irvine) who died recently;
   Patsy McDonald 1993, Justine McAllister 2000, Guilia Marchetti 1998, Brian OíReilly 1993,
   Mary McCluskey 1980, Bessie Murphy 2008, Margaret Mary Adamson 2005, Brian Griffin 1980,
   James Smith 1986, Canon Michael OíConnor 1966, Father James Coyle 1975,
   Maureen McIlhatton 1993, John Bell 2008, Betty Lowe 2008, John Moore 2000, Agnes Delahunt 1944,
   Elizabeth Delahunt 1976, William John Dorian 1935, Frank Clark 1959 and Betty Burns 2006
   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 £850.24. 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 £365.02 - 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 Katrina Pollock at 5.30 pm, Sarah Gurthrie at 10.00 and Harry Sammons at 12 noon.

LENT
Lent has begun. It is a time of prayer, of penance and of almsgiving. Please try to make this a real Journey to Easter in the steps of Jesus. We need to make more time for prayer - alone, together as a family and at Mass. We need to do penance - doing without things is a long-standing tradition in the Church and would be good for us. We need to share what we have with others - the Scottish Catholic Internatiional Aid Fund 'Wee Box' is a good way to start.

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.

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.

CHURCH STUDENTS COLLECTION
Each year, in February, we have a collection for our students for the priesthood. A few more young men thinking of priesthood would be more valuable than money, but we need to take up the collection this weekend. There are special envelopes with space for your name if you are a taxpayer.

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.

LOURDES GROUP BEETLE DRIVE
The Lourdes Group is having a Beetle Drive and Family Fun Night on Friday 26 February in the Parish Centre at 7.00 pm. All are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Details are on a poster in the porch.

HCPT - THE PILGRIMAGE TRUST
HCPT Group 207 will host a Race Night in memory of Larry Kernahan in the Civic Centre on Friday 12 March at 7.30 pm. Tickets are available from from Esther Coulter or Josephine Coulter. All proceeds go to funding twelve children on the annual pilgrimage to Lourdes this Easter. Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

SAINT PATRICK'S DANCE
There will be a Saint Patrick's Dance on Friday 12 March in the Parish Centre at 7.00 for 7.30 pm. Stovies will be served for supper. Dance in honour of Saint Patrick to the music of Pete Kerr. Tickets costing £7.50 are available from the Parish Office on on 464063. Please indicate vegetarian or other dietary requirements by 1 March.

FAMILY QUIZ NIGHT
Saint Peterís Parent Council will host a Family Quiz Night in Saint Peter's School on Friday 12 March. Tea, coffee and juice will be provided - bring your own nibbles. Tickets cost £1 and 50p. All ages are welcome. For more information, please phone 471020.

ITALIAN NIGHT
Another Italian Night is being planned for the beginning of May.

READERS
If you would consider becoming a Reader at Mass please speak to me after Mass or contact the Parish Office on 464063. Thank you.

LENTEN RETREAT
Lenten retreats will be held in Smithstone House, Kilwinning on Mondays 8, 15 and 22 March in the evening. Everyone is welcome.

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.

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.

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.

TRIP TO WALES
There will be a trip to Wales from 31 to 4 June. Places are still available - one twin and two double rooms. For further information, please telephone 601050.

RAINBOWS AND BROWNIES
The Rainbows and Brownies Monday night groups are on 15 February and return on 22 February.

50/50 CLUB
Membership of the 50/50 Club is now due. Please bring payments up-to-date as soon as possible to enable us to make the Prize Draw for January and February. New members are very welcome. Please contact the promoter on 469006.

GIVE BLOOD
If you can never find the time to give blood - here it is. Donations will be accepted at the Civic Centre, Glasgow Street, Ardrossan on Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 February from 2.30 to 3.45 pm and 5.15 to 7.30 pm. Thank you.

AEOLIAN MALE VOICE CHOIR CONCERT
The Aeolian Male Voice Choir will give a concert in Barony Saint Johnís Church on Thursday 25 February at 7.30 pm. Tickets cost £5. All are welcome. Tea and coffee will be served. The contact telephone numbers are 552717 and 464531.

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.

COLLECTION OF TOILETRIES
The Ozanam Day Centre in Glasgow is run by the
Saint Vincent de Paul Society  to assist homeless men and women. We have again been asked to assist in the collection of toiletries during Lent so these might be distributed as a very practical way of assisting the great many people who use the Centre. A box to receive donations of all kinds of toiletries will be available in the Church porch during Lent and the local Conference thanks you in anticipation of your generosity.

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.