BULLETIN                                         15 AUGUST 2010

FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF OUR LADY IN YEAR 3

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 14 August
Mass at 10.00 am for Jim Murphy
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Janet Gee and Tom Atkins
Sunday 15 August
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for the parishioners
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for Margaret Berry
Monday 16 August
Mass at 10.00 am for Lawrence and Margaret Hamilton
Tuesday 17 August

Mass at 10.00 am for Margaret McLeod

Wednesday 18 August

Mass at 10.00 am for James Murphy

Thursday 19 August
Mass at 7.00 pm for Tommy McCann
Friday 20 August

Mass at 10.00 am for Patricia Milligan's intentions

Saturday 21 August
Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Andrew McCarroll

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 15 August

11.00 am
12 noon to 1.00 pm

Tea and Coffee after Mass
Karate

Monday 16 August
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm
Weight Watchers
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Tuesday 17 August
11.00 am

Legion of Mary

Wednesday 18 August
6.00 to 7.00 pm
7.00 pm

Karate
Zumba Fitness

Thursday 19 August
1.30 to 3.00 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Friday 20 August
2.30 pm Private Function

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Brian Dunn who died recently;
   Daniel Mathieson 1949, Elizabeth Wilson 2000, James O'Neill 1998, Kate Gribben 1994, Father John Harkin 1996,
   Margaret McLeod 2007, Patrick Retzbach 1981, James Thomas Taylor 1998, Patricia Trainer 2002, David Walsh 1980,
   Frank Campbell 2007, Stephanie Smith 1999, William Kelly 2004, Tommy McCann senior 1976,
   Desmond McGarvey 1986, Robert Watson 2004, William Kelly 2004, Matthew McCabe 2002, Maria McEvoy 2002,
   Mary McEvoy 1993, Josephine Quadling, Jane Leonard 1998, Andrew McCarroll 1996, Dan Murray 1981 and
   Ellen Tourish 1971 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 £757.45 - many thanks. We are grateful for your generous support of the parish and the diocese to which we pay a monthly levy of £1250.

FRANCISCAN SISTERS OF MARY COLLECTION
Last weekend's collection for the Franciscan Sisters of Mary amounted to
£967.12 - 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?


CANON MATT
Canon Matt will be away from home from Monday 16 till Thursday 20 August. Father Gabriel is in residence and the Parish Office will be staffed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9.30 am and on Tuesday from 10.30 am.

READERS
Next weekend's readers are Margaret Munn at 5.30 pm, Annie Watt at 10.00 am and Jim Delahunt at 12 noon.

ALTAR SERVERS
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 2 at 5.30 pm, Group 5 at 10.00 and Group 7 at 12 noon.

SUNDAY TEAS
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Lynsay Houston's 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 87 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. Details of transport arrangements will be with us soon.

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
An 'End of Holidays' Barbecue will be held in the Church Grounds on Sunday 22 August from 2.00 to 5.00 pm with food and a bouncy castle - but only if the weather is good!

ITALIAN NIGHT
We are looking to plan an Italian Night for Friday 8 October.

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.

BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE
Blood transfusion is a vital service.  Please give blood at the Civic Centre, Ardrossan on Tuesday 24 or Wednesday 25 August from 2.30 to 3.45 pm and 5.15 to 7.30 pm.

WHY DO WE HAVE A POPE AND BISHOPS? - THE TEACHING AUTHORITY OF THE CHURCH
There will be a seminar on the authority of the Church presented by Father Willie McFadden in Saint Paulís Church, Ayr on 4 September from 11.30 am to 3.00 pm. Bring a packed lunch.  Everyone is welcome.

AUTUMN EVENTS AT SMITHSTONE HOUSE
Details of spirituality evenings, scripture study afternoons and so on are on the notice board.  


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.

50/50 CLUB
Congratulations to the 50/50 Club £25 winners:
   June winners - 89 L Timpany, 100 Francesca Carr, 153 Jamesina Hendry, 238 Phyliss Kennedy
   July winners - 118 Catherine Stuart, 168 Josephine Coulter, 80 Anne McGuire, 138 Catherine Russell
If you would like to join the 50/50 Club please contact the promoter, Myriame Sammons. Please note that any lapsed member numbers have now been withdrawn.  If you wish to rejoin, please contact the promoter as soon as possible.  Many thanks to our members for their continued support.  Next month's draw, plus the bonus draw for £100, will take place at the end of September.

RAINBOWS AND BROWNIES
Monday night Groups, 1st Ardrossan - Saint Peter's Rainbows and 5th Ardrossan - Saint Peter's Brownies will restart for next term on Monday 16 September. Rainbow joining age is five years and Brownie joining age is seven years. If you wish any names to be added to our waiting list please call 469006 to avoid disappointment as we do have a waiting list for September intake. The Group Leader is Mrs M Sammons.

SAINT PETERíS CHILDRENíS CENTRE
Saint Peter's nursery reopens on Thursday 19 August for children who are returning.  New starts should have received a letter with their starting date. The Parent and Toddler group reopens on Friday 20 August at 9.30 am. The Kindergarten reopens on Monday 23 August. There are a few afternoon sessions available in the nursery. Please phone Josephine Coulter for more information.

SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
The Society of Saint 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.