BULLETIN                7 MARCH 2010

THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT IN YEAR 3

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 6 March
Mass at 10.00 am for Cosimo and Arturo Farro
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for a special intention
Sunday 7 March
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for David Morrison and Gustaf Por Tryguason
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for the Congregation
Monday 8 March
No Mass in Saint Peter's
Requiem Mass at 11.00 am for Canon John Walls in Saint Teresa's Church, Dumfries
Tuesday 9 March

Mass at 10.00 am for Catherine McEvoy

Wednesday 10 March

Mass at 10.00 am for Marie White and Mary McManus

Thursday 11 March
Mass at 7.00 pm for Gerry Brown
Friday 12 March

Stations of the Cross at 9.40 am
Mass at 10.00 am for John Carrick

Saturday 13 March
Mass at 10.00 am for John and Catherine Cahill
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for a special intention

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 7 March

11.00 am
12 noon to 1.00 pm

Tea and Coffee after Mass
Karate

Monday 8 March
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 9 March
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 10 March
6.00 to 7.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Karate
Special Religious Education Group (SPRED)

Thursday 11 March
1.30 to 3.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm
Cardiac Rehabilitation  
Brownies
Guides
Friday 12 March
9.30 to 11.30 am
Parents and Toddlers

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   
Canon John Walls, Parish Priest of Saint Teresa's Church, Dumfries who served in our Church from 1964 to 1968
   who died recently;
   Joe Colvin 1908, Olga Mastradomenico 2009, Cosimo Farro 1993, Francis Flynn 1990, Hugh McCluskey 1992,
   Luke Gargan 2001, Alice Bell 2005, May Bell 2003, John Carroll 2004, John Kyle 2009, Myles McDonald,
   Monsignor Archibald McSparran 1950, Stephanie Hope Turner 2001, Monsignor Edward Traynor 2006,
   Lilia Agostini 1969, Hessie Hyslop 1998, Jean Walker 2001, Janie Aitken 1988
   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 £779.31. 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 £320.04 - many thanks.


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 Margaret Brogan at 5.30 pm, Robert Cooper at 10.00 and Ronnie Cairns 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. We have Stations of the Cross on a Friday at 9.40 am.

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.

VISITORS
Are you visiting us for Mass on Sunday? During the 10.00 am Mass there is a Childrenís Liturgy provided for preschool children, children in Primaries 1 to 3 and a Sacramental Programme for children in Primary 4. After the 10.00 am Mass, tea, coffee cakes and buns are available in the Parish Centre.

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.

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.

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.

SAINT PATRICK'S DANCE
The Saint Patrick's Dance planned for Friday 12 March has been cancelled.

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.

LEGION OF MARY
The annual Acies (dedication) Ceremony of the
Legion of Mary will take place here in Saint Peterís on Sunday 14 March at 3.00 pm. Everyone, especially former Legionaries and auxiliaries, is very welcome.

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.

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.

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.

CAR BOOT AND TABLE TOP SALE
A Car Boot and Table Top Sale, arranged by the Thursday Brownies and Guides, will be held on Saturday 20 March from 10.30 am until 2.00 pm in the Parish Centre. If you wish to sell, please phone 07950 231241. Costs are £8 per indoor table and £6 per car boot outdoors. Everyone is welcome to come along.

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.