BULLETIN                 14 MARCH 2010

FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT IN YEAR 3

CHURCH SERVICES

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
Sunday 14 March
Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF) Sunday and Mothers' Day
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for the Congregation
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for John Carrick
Monday 15 March
Mass at 10.00 am for Victor Donald
Penance Service at 2.00 pm and 7.00 pm in Saint Mary's Church, Saltcoats
Tuesday 16 March

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Penance Service at 7.00 pm in Saint John's, Stevenston

Wednesday 17 March

Feast of Saint Patrick
Mass at 10.00 am for Canon John Walls
Penance Service at 7.00 pm

Thursday 18 March
Mass at 7.00 pm for John Carroll
Friday 19 March

Stations of the Cross at 9.40 am
Mass at 10.00 am for Alberto Carrino

Saturday 20 March
Mass at 10.00 am for John Carrick
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for the Doherty family

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 14 March

11.00 am
12 noon to 1.00 pm

Tea and Coffee after Mass
Karate

Monday 15 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 16 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 17 March
6.00 to 7.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Karate
Special Religious Education Group (SPRED)

Thursday 18 March
1.30 to 3.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm
Cardiac Rehabilitation  
Brownies
Guides
Friday 19 March
9.30 to 11.30 am
Parents and Toddlers

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Helen Wardrop who died recently;
   Grace Jamieson 2005, Canon Charles Matthews 1996, Catherine Stewart 2004, Victor Donald 1985,
   Susan Heaney 1956, Martha Pentleton 2004, Keith Baldwin 2006, John Gurney 2004, James Mulhearn 1982,
   Andrew Murphy 1971 and Kate Smith 1972 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 £808.24. 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 £379.97 - 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 Pauline Taylor at 5.30 pm, Angela Body at 10.00 and Alfie Agostini at 12 noon.

SCOTTISH CATHOLIC INTERNATIONAL AID FUND (SCIAF) SUNDAY
We think and pray for the poorest people of the world today. The second collection is for SCIAF.

PENANCE SERVICES FOR LENT
There are Penance Services in preparation for Easter in the Three Towns this week. The times are:
  Monday 15 March at 2.00 pm and 7.00 pm in Saint Mary's, Saltcoats
  Tuesday 16 March at 7.00 pm in
Saint John's, Stevenston
  Wednesday 17 March at 2.00 pm in Saint Peter's, Ardrossan

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. At all of our weekend Masses, we have a second collection for our Parish Centre debt.

READERS
If you would consider becoming a Reader at Mass please speak to me after Mass or contact the Parish Office on 464063. We are especially short at the 10.00 am Sunday Mass. 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. A letter of thanks has been received from Father John McLaughlin. The proceeds from the stamps pay the salaries of catechists in various parts of Africa.

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.

COLLECTION ENVELOPES
New collection envelopes are now available at the stall. Very many thanks to those who pay their collection by standing order. The new financial year brings its own problems but we are making ends meet. Your continuing support of the Parish is much appreciated.

FATHER JIM HAYES
Bishop Cunninghame and the Diocesan Consultors have asked Father Jim Hayes to take over the parish of Saint Teresaís in Dumfries from the Sunday after Easter and he has agreed to go. We will miss him - as will the Parishioners in Saltcoats - and thank him for the help he gave us in Saint Peterís. Father Graeme Bell is coming from Saint Johnís, Cumnock to Saltcoats. Father Stephen McGrattan is moving from Maybole to Cumnock.

FATHER GABRIEL
Father Gabriel is presently having treatment in the Beatson Centre in Glasgow. We wish him a speedy recovery.

EASTER MASSES
Please remember that the Easter Vigil Mass is at 8.30 pm and that there is no 5.30 pm Mass that Saturday.

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.