TWELFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 3
Saturday 19 June
at 10.00 am for the sick|
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for David Brodie
Sunday 20 June
at 10.00 am for the parishioners|
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for Eamon Lennon
Monday 21 June
|No Mass in Saint Peter's|
Tuesday 22 June
Mass at 10.00 am for John Dolan and Tom McKay
Wednesday 23 June
Mass at 10.00 am for Dan and Margaret Donnelly
Thursday 24 June
|Mass at 7.00 pm for Michael Leonard|
Friday 25 June
Mass at 10.00 am for Michael Collins
Saturday 26 June
at 10.00 am for Jim Power|
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Rosetta and Betty McKay
Mass intention list is just over two weeks ahead. Please notify anniversaries
as early as you can. Thanks.
PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 20 June
Monday 21 June
to 8.00 pm|
7.00 to 9.00 pm
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Tuesday 22 June
7.00 to 8.00 pm
Wednesday 23 June
to 7.00 pm|
Thursday 24 June
|1.30 to 3.00 pm|
Please remember in your prayers:
Tom Atkins and Sheelagh Kelly of our parish, Jim Power (Glasgow) and Joan Ashman who died recently;
Margaret Boyd 2005, Gertrude Cunningham 2008, Mary Bridget Magee 1988, Susan Watson 2002,
Agnes Delahunt 1936, Margaret Donnelly 1953, Mary Leishman 1997, Shiela Kearney, Mamie Scotland,
Frank Tracy 2007, Michael Fitzpatrick 2006, John Flood 2003, Greta Murphy 1973, Ben Walsh 1985,
Harry Boyle 2006, Elizabeth Paterson and Joseph Sammons 1954 whose anniversaries occur at this time
and those who are sick.
Information for the anniversary list is appreciated.
Last weekend's Offertory collection amounted to £677.29 - many thanks. We are grateful for your generous support of the parish and the diocese to which we pay a monthly levy of £1250.
COMMUNICATIONS SUNDAY COLLECTION
Last weekend's collection for Communications Sunday amounted to £301.28 - many thanks.
PAPAL VISIT COLLECTION
There are Gift Aid forms you can use for the Papal Visit collection. If you put something in the collection, please fill in a form and drop it in. An envelope with 'Papal Visit' can be used to contribute at any time. The total to date is £756.90.
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.
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.
Would you consider remembering Saint Peter's in your will?
Next weekend's readers are Elsie Brodie at 5.30 pm, Annie Watt at 10.00 and Tom Reid at 12 noon.
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 2 at 5.30 pm, Group 3 at 10.00 and Group 7 at 12 noon.
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Maria Hilferty's team.
PAPAL VISIT ARRANGEMENTS
Pope Benedict XVI will visit the United Kingdom from Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 September. The Pope will spend Thursday 16 in Scotland. He will celebrate Mass in Bellahouston Park, Glasgow in the early evening of that day - the only public event. The Office for the Papal Visit has written to say that tickets will be available, transport will be arranged, no private cars will permitted within 45 minutes walk of the Park, shuttle buses will bring people to and from the Park to the designated bus parking area. All of the arrangements have to be finalised with Glasgow City Council and Strathclyde Police. Full details will be made public soon and we are urged not to make any private arrangements until full information is available.
HEART SPEAKS UNTO HEART
Heart Speaks Unto Heart is a booklet to prepare for the Papal Visit and is available free at the stall.
ARMED FORCES DAY
There will be a Church Service in Ardrossan Civic Centre on Wednesday 23 June at 7.30pm to celebrate Armed Forces Day. Everyone is welcome. Saint Peterís will be open for prayer all day. There is a book of remembrance for all members of the armed services.
SAINT PETERíS WEBSITE Ė FIFTY THOUSAND VISITS
On 27 May, Saint Peter's website had its fifty-thousandth visit since its launch on 13 July 2005. The site has over 1100 web pages, 650 pictures, 300 bulletins between 1960 and 2010, 8300 links, some audio and video clips and been viewed in 54 countries. It contains many articles on past and present spiritual and community life in Saint Peter's. Canon Matt and the website author are very grateful to those who have accessed the site, lent photographs, passed on stories, identified errors, made suggestions and expressed compliments. The aims of the site are to make parishioners aware of current events and record our history. If you can help with this project, please contact WebsiteAuthor@SaintPeterinChains.net. The website address is www.SaintPeterInChains.net. The site carries our Anniversary List. Please feel free to inform us of any corrections or additions.
The latest edition of Galloway News, the diocesan magazine, is available at the stall.
Are you visiting us for Mass? Please know that you are very welcome. 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.
SAIL TO ARRAN
Is anyone interested in an evening 'picnic sail' to Arran? We could go to Arran on the 6.00 pm sailing and return about 8.15 pm. It would probably be on a Friday evening and depend on the weather. Get in touch with Canon Matt.
WORLD YOUTH DAY 2011 - MADRID
World Youth Day is an international festival of Catholic faith with Pope Benedict XVI and thousands of young people from all over the world. In 2011, a group will be taking part from Galloway Diocese. It will leave on 11 August, travel through the port of Santander and spend a weekend in the city of Salamanca. They will then travel to Madrid to be with the Pope from 16 to 21 August. Once the Pope celebrates the final Mass, the Galloway group will leave Spain and arrive back home on 23 August. To take part in this event, you must be sixteen years old by the 31 July 2011. The total cost of the trip will be £800. Booking forms are available from Father Martin Chambers on 01563 533587 or Mhartino2004@yahoo.co.uk. To book a place a non-refundable deposit of £50 should be sent to Father Martin by 1 August 2010.
ANNUAL DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO WHITHORN
The annual diocesan pilgrimage to Whithorn will take place on Sunday 29 August. Mass will be celebrated at Saint Ninianís Cave at 4.00 pm and at the Church in the town at 4.45 pm.
SCOTTISH MARRIAGE CARE
Are you interested in supporting marriage and relatiinships? Scottish Marriage Care - a leading Relationship Support Charity - is now recruiting for volunteer counsellors for its Diploma in Relationship Counselling to deliver counselling in our local area. For more information please contact Christina Smiley or Maureen Hally on 0141 222 2166 or info@ScottishMarriageCare.org.
Rena is a project to recycle good furniture to people who are granted new tenancies. Many of them are homeless and have very little to furnish a house or flat. If you have furniture to donate, could spare some time to volunteer office skills or drive the van, please phone 07743 497115 during office hours.
Fresh Start is a project to give starter packs to people moving from homelessness into permanent housing. The packs include towels, soap, cutlery, light bulbs, tin openers, soap, toothpaste and so on. Leaflets are available and there will be a box in the porch. Some of these items will have to be new to be suitable. Contact Sadie OíReilly or phone 07563 724421 to volunteer your help or to ask for more information.
LEGION OF MARY
There will be a day of thanksgiving by the Legion of Mary at Carfin on Sunday 20 June at 3.00 pm. Auxillary members are welcome. There are a few seats available on the bus leaving Saint Peterís at 11.30 am.
HAIRSPRAY - SAINT MATTHEW'S ACADEMY
Rehearsals are underway for Saint Matthew's Academy's upcoming show, Hairspray, to be held in the school on Tuesday 22, Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 June. Tickets, priced £5 and £3, are available from the school office. The show promises to be a great evening of entertainment so be sure to get your tickets early. The school's telephone number is 01294 606680.
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.