BULLETIN      28 MARCH 2010

PASSION SUNDAY IN YEAR 3

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 27 March
No Mass in Saint Peter's
HMS Dasher service on Arran Ferry
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday Vigil Mass with Blessing of Palms at 5.30 pm for a special intention
Sunday 28 March
Sunday Mass with Blessing of Palms at 10.00 am for the Congregation
HMS Dasher Memorial Service at South Beach opposite the Church at 11.00 am
Sunday Mass with Blessing of Palms at 12.00 noon for John Carrick
Monday 29 March
Mass at 9.00 am for Mothers' Day intentions
Morning Meditation in Park Church, Ardrossan with Canon Matt at 10.00 am
Passover Supper at 7.00 pm in the Parish Centre
Tuesday 30 March

Mass at 9.00 am for William McCann
Morning Meditation in Park Church, Ardrossan at 10.00 am
Mass of Chrism in Saint Margaret's Cathedral, Ayr at 7.00 pm

Wednesday 31 March

Mass at 10.00 am for Mr McLeod with pupils from Primaries 4, 5 6 and 7 attending
Morning Meditation in Park Church, Ardrossan at 10.00 am

Thursday 1 April
Morning Meditation in Park Church, Ardrossan at 10.00 am
Evening Mass of the Last Supper with Washing of Feet at 7.00 pm for Kenneth McSkimming
If you would like to have a foot washed, please let Canon Matt know.
Friday 2 April

Morning Meditation in Park Church, Ardrossan at 10.00 am
The Way of the Cross for Children at 12 noon
The Liturgy of the Passion at 3.00 pm
The Way of the Cross at 7.00 pm

Saturday 3 April
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Easter Vigil Mass at 8.30 pm for a special intention
Sunday 4 April
Sunrise Service on Cannon Hill at 8.00 am followed by breakfast in the Parish Centre

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 3 April
7.00 pm
Private Function
Sunday 28 March

11.00 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass
Ignatian Prayer Group Retreat

Monday 29 March
9.30 to 11.30 am
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm
Parents and Toddlers  
Weight Watchers
Saint Vincent de Paul Society  
Tuesday 30 March
11.00 am
1.00 to 3.00 pm
2.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Legion of Mary
Thursday Club

Ignatian Prayer Group
Keep Fit
Saint Anne's Guild

Wednesday 31 March
6.00 to 7.00 pm

Karate

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Liam Mackrell, Stephen Scanlan, Alice McClelland (England) and Rita Montgomerie (Ireland)
   who died recently;
   Gerald McGhee 2008, Devlin McIndoe 1992, Allister Nesbit 2000, Menotti Carrino 1953, Odina Carrino 1987,
   Monsignor Stephen Kennedy 2009, Sarah Anderson 2003, James Kelly 1983, Sandy Miller 1979,
   Gus Slimman 1993, Isabella Stuart 2004, Jenny Murphy 1998, Marjorie Robertson, Margaret Shanks 1993,
   Kenneth McSkimming, Jane McFarlane 2006, Margaret Murphy, Monsignor John O'Farrell 2008,
   Pope John Paul II 2005, James Smith 1959, Archie McFarlane, Harry Quinn 1993 and Patrick Tomelty 2004
   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 £609.37. 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 £325.63 - 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 Munn at 5.30 pm, Annie Watt at 10.00 and Angela Body at 12 noon.

HMS DASHER
A service to commemorate the anniversary of HMS Dasher will take place at its memorial opposite the Church. Those taking part are invited to a cup of tea afterwards in the Parish Centre.

PASTORAL LETTER OF THE HOLY FATHER POPE BENEDICT XVI TO THE CATHOLICS OF IRELAND
Pope Benedict's recent Pastoral Letter can be seen by clicking here. It is also available on request by email or a printout from the Parish Office. It is a very important document and well worth reading.

PENANCE SERVICE
A Penance Service in preparation for Easter will be held in Saint Bride's Church, West Kilbride on Monday 29 March at 7.00 pm  

ARDROSSAN CHURCHES GROUP SERVICES
From Monday to Friday this week, Ardrossan Churches Group will have fifteen minute Meditation Services for Holy Week in Park Church at 10 am. On Easter Sunday morning, there will be a short Sunrise Service on the Cannon Hill at 8.00 am followed by breakfast in the Parish Centre.

LINEN ROTA
Please note that there is now an updated version of the Linen Rota available in the sacristy.

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.

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.

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.

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.

KITS FOR KIDS
Kits for Kids tokens in Daily Record can be handed in to the Parish Office and will be passed on to local football teams.

FATHER JOHNíS EDUCATION FUND
Maria and Martin Paterson will be cycling round Millport to raise funds for Father Johnís Education Fund in Tanzania on Wednesday 14 April. If you would like to sponsor them, please use the sponsor sheet in the Church porch. Thank you. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the table we took last Saturday for Father Johnís Fund. We raised £120. Thanks for your generosity.

CANON MATT
Canon Matt will be away from home during Easter week. Father Hayes, in the midst of packing for a move to Dumfries, and Father Poland are available in an emergency. The Parish Office will be staffed as usual.

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

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.