BULLETIN                         25 APRIL 2010

FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER IN YEAR 3

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 24 April
Mass at 10.00 am for Agnes McCann
Confession on request from 4.30 to 5.15 pm
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Gerry Brown
Sunday 25 April
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for the Parishioners
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for John Carrick
Monday 26 April
Mass at 10.00 am for Janie Clark
Mass at 7.00 pm for Canon John Walls in Saint John's Church, Stevenston
Tuesday 27 April

Mass at 10.00 am for Gerry Brown

Wednesday 28 April

Mass at 10.00 am for Alberto Carrino

Thursday 29 April
Mass at 7.00 pm for Thomas Morgan
Friday 30 April

Mass at 10.00 am for Catherine McEvoy

Saturday 1 May
Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for the Golden Wedding of Janet and Jacky McMurdo

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 24 April

11.30 am

Private Function

Sunday 25 April

11.00 am
12 noon to 1.00 pm

Tea and Coffee after Mass
Karate

Monday 26 April
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 27 April
11.00 am
1.00 to 3.00pm
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 28 April
6.00 to 7.00 pm
6.30 pm

Karate
Special Education Religious Education (SPRED) Group

Thursday 29 April
1.30 to 3.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Brownies
Guides

Saturday 1 May

11.00 am

Private Function

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Tom Higgins (Birmingham) and Georgina Gallacher who died recently;
   Patrick Doherty 2005, Father John Murphy 1978, Jack Ferguson, Frank Robertson 1989,
   Philomena O'Hare 2009, Joseph Stevens 1993, Angel Doyle 2006, Edward McNamara 1977,
   Aldo Agostini 1974, Mary Crossan 1981, Kathleen Walsh 1955, Jessie Stevens 2000,
   Annie Mathieson Dorian 1974, Simon Charles Cawley 2004 and Elizabeth Hendry 1998 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 £695.88 - many thanks. 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 £329.04 - 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, Annie Watt at 10.00 and Angela Body at 12 noon. If you would consider becoming a Reader at Mass please speak to Canon Matt or the Parish Office on 464063. Thank you. We are especially short at the 10.00 am Sunday Mass.

CHILDREN'S LITURGY
The Children's Liturgy is offered during the 10.00 am Mass. The group who offer this service is 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.

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.

SUNDAY TEAS
The Sunday Teas groups have shrunk a little bit lately and two - or even one - new groups would be great. Is anyone willing to gather a few friends and become a Sunday Tea Group? The more groups the less often your turn comes round. Please contact
Canon Matt or the Parish Office on 464063.

CANON JOHN WALLS
A Requiem Mass - to which everyone is invited - will be offered for the repose of the soul of
Canon John Walls in Saint John's Church, Stevenston on Monday 26 April at 7.00 pm. Canon Walls served in Saint Peter's Church from 1964 to 1968 and died on 28 February 2010.

CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS - SAFEGUARDING AWARENESS AND TRAINING
A course on safeguarding awareness and training will be held on Sunday 16 May from 2.00 to 3.00 pm. New and present volunteers are invited to our new training programme in the Parish Centre. Updating training and raising awareness is mandatory for all volunteers whatever role they undertake, for example,
Saint Vincent de Paul Society, Childrenís Liturgy and so on. Any other parishioners who would like to come along and join in our safeguarding procedures are most 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 May to 4 June. Places are still available - one twin and two double rooms. For further information, please telephone 601050.

FATHER MARTIN CHAMBERS
Father Martin Chambers is the chaplain to Crosshouse Hospital. He can be contacted on 01563 533587.

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.

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.

WHITE RIBBON CAMPAIGN
The following communication has been received.
North Ayrshire Community Planning Partnership is participating in the White Ribbon Campaign during Community Planning Week this year. The involvement and support of the churches in North Ayrshire would be most welcome as part of this campaign. You and any interested members of your congregation are invited to come along to a Curry Night on Monday 17 May at 7.00 pm in Ardrossan Rugby Club, Sorbie Road, Ardrossan to hear about the campaign. You are also invited to a pledge signing event in the Council Chambers, Cunninghame House, Irvine on Tuesday 18 May at 11.00 am. The White Ribbon Scotland campaign gives men in Scotland a chance to speak out against domestic abuse. In Scotland, approximately 1000 domestic abuse incidents are reported every week. Most cases - 85% - involve men's violence against women. Most men in Scotland are not violent but violence against women will not end until men play their part to change the attitudes and assumptions that allow it to continue. This is a chance to hear more about how you can help in opposing violence against women and sign a pledge condoning it in all its forms. There will be a short explanation about the campaign before the meal and an opportunity to sign the pledge at this event as well as at the pledge signing event the following day. Further details about the campaign are available on the White Ribbon Scotland website. There is no charge to attend the Curry Night but it would be helpful if you could confirm if you can come along so that we have numbers for catering purposes. Please let me know if you can attend this night and/or the pledge signing event by emailing
MAdams@North-Ayrshire.gov.uk.

THANKS
Maria and Martin Paterson completed their Sponsored Cycle around Millport last weekend in aid of Father Johnís Tanzanian Fund. Approx £100 was raised. Thank you to all those who sponsored us and we would be grateful if you could leave your sponsorship money at the stall for collection or to Maria herself after 10.00 am Mass. Again, thank you very much.

A NIGHT AT THE RACES
Ashley Brown and Declyn Hood invite you to join them for some Race Night fun and disco on Friday 7 May at 7.00 pm in Saint Peterís Parish Centre. Funds raised will be for the Burakudo Karate Club trip to the World Championships in Brazil! Tickets costing £3 are available from Michael or Fiona on 606424. A light supper is included. All are welcome.

CONCERT
Kilwinning Academy Music Department is having a concert on Wednesday 28 April in Mansfield Trinity Church, Kilwinning at 7.00 pm in aid of the Ayrshire Hospice. Tickets are available at the door. Your support for this cause would be much appreciated.

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. DK

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.