BULLETIN                                         8 AUGUST 2010

NINETEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 3

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 7 August
Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for a special intention
Sunday 8 August
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for the parishioners
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for Esther Ferry
Monday 9 August
Mass at 10.00 am for Don Newall
Tuesday 10 August

Mass at 10.00 am for Catherine McEvoy

Wednesday 11 August

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Leslie Aitken

Thursday 12 August
Mass at 7.00 pm for Sheelagh Kelly
Friday 13 August

Mass at 10.00 am for Betty Reid

Saturday 14 August
Mass at 10.00 am for Jim Murphy
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Janet Gee and Tom Atkins

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 8 August

11.00 am
12 noon to 1.00 pm

Tea and Coffee after Mass
Karate

Monday 9 August
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm
Weight Watchers
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Tuesday 10 August
11.00 am

Legion of Mary

Wednesday 11 August
6.00 to 7.00 pm
7.00 pm

Karate
Zumba Fitness

Thursday 12 August
1.30 to 3.00 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Friday 13 August
2.30 pm Private Function

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Leslie Aitken of our parish and Ann Kennedy (Kilwinning) who died recently;
   Qian Wang and Stephen Straub, Carly McHugh and Michael Monaghan, Gail McCann and Steven Kennedy;
   Yvonne Keegans and Mark McCormack and Fiona Griffin and Christopher Ferrie who were married in July;
   Bill Barton 2008, Edward Burns 1998, Karen Fitzpatrick 1981, Canon Matthew Littleton 1977,
   Don Newall 2009, James Taylor 1997, Charlie Gilheaney 2007, Agnes Long 2006, Maria Mathieson 1975,
   Thomas Connelly 2007, Tracy Northcote 2009 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 £710.50 - 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
£315.18 - 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?


FRANCISCAN MISSIONARIES OF MARY
This weekend, one of the Sisters of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary will speak at the Masses.

READERS
Next weekend's readers are Elsie Brodie at 5.30 pm, Sarah Guthrie at 10.00 am and Ronnie Cairns at 12 noon.

ALTAR SERVERS
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 1 at 5.30 pm, Group 4 at 10.00 and Group 6 at 12 noon.

SUNDAY TEAS
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Kathleen Chapmanís team.

PAPAL VISIT ARRANGEMENTS
The Holy Father will celebrate Mass in Bellahouston Park, Glasgow on Thursday 16 September at 5.15 pm. So far, we have 82 confirmed requests for invitations. These will be sent out to those on the list along with details of the transport arrangements. The cost of the bus and the Pilgrim Pack - Mass Book, DVD and so on - for everyone in Scotland is fixed at £20 per person regardless of distance. We will look for this when we send out the invitations. Please be aware, however, that help can be given to cover the expense. Individual transport is not permitted, nor are people not with a registered group - we are Group 207 - nor unaccompanied under-18s because of Child Protection rules. Because of security, the police insist that we hold a list of the name and contact details of everyone going to Bellahouston. It stays with us and will not be shared. Please remember that it will be a long afternoon and evening and is in the open-air. A folding seat, food and warm clothes would be useful. Although the deadline has passed, some extra tickets have been requested so we may be able to accommodate you if you let us know as soon as possisble. Further details will be published as they become 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.

PARISH BARBECUE
We are looking to arrange a Parish Barbecue on Sunday 22 August. Is there any interest? Let
Canon Matt know.

ITALIAN NIGHT
We are looking to plan an Italian Night for the end of September.

YOUTH FOR LOURDES
A group of young people from the Diocese will travel to Lourdes to assist the sick and then have a few days holiday together. The dates are 3 to 13 July 2011 and you must be between 16 and 23 years at that time. The cost is £550. Full details can be obtained from Saint Teresaís, Glasgow Road, Dumfries, DG2 9DE, 01387 252603 or SaintTeresa97@yahoo.co.uk.

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.

STAMPS FOR SAINT PATRICKíS MISSIONARY SOCIETY
There is a box at the stall door for your stamps the proceeds of which pays the salaries of catechists in various parts of Africa.

MARY'S MEALS - PLEASE CAN YOU HELP?
Mary's Meals work with some of the poorest people in Third World countries. They offer help by collecting unwanted or unused clothing and bedding - all textiles - and turning them into funds to carry out their work overseas. For better clothing, they receive a better price but even from rags they can raise money. Last year, the clothing collections generated the amazing sum of approximately £76,000! The raffle raised the amazing sum of £154000. Black poly bags filled with textiles could generate enough funds to feed a child in Malawi for a year - approximately £6.15. Mary's Meals are currently feeding over 400000 worldwide and with your help we hope to continue expanding our feeding programme. A room in the Parish Centre will be available all day on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 August for donations. The van will uplift after the Masses on Sunday 29 August. Mary's Meals regrets that they are unable to accept bric-a-brac or collect in the evening. Raffle tickets will be sold after all Masses that weekend.

VISITORS
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.

RENA
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
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.

SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
The Society of St Vincent de Paul would like to invite any interested person over eighteen years of age to join Saint Peterís Conference and take part in the work of the Society in making contact with and assisting those who need help or support in the local Community of Ardrossan. This involves attending the weekly meeting on a Monday evening which lasts about one hour, taking a turn in assisting with the box collection after Sunday Masses and visiting those who have requested assistance normally in twos no more than one hour during the week. If you feel you may be able to help with this work, please give your name and telephone number to any member of the Society. Thank you for your help.

HOLY LAND INFORMATION EVENING
There will be a gathering for those who would like to find out more about a tour of the Holy Land in 2012 on Sunday 29 August in Park Church, Ardrossan at 7.30 pm. What is planned is a ten day trip to the Holy Land at the beginning of May 2012, staying in Jerusalem and Tiberius, visiting many holy sites in Israel and Palestine. For more details, please phone Ron or Sheila Lavelette on 466849.

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.