BULLETIN                                                29 AUGUST 2010

TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 3

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 28 August
Mass at 10.00 am for Ann Kennedy
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Johnny Kelly
Sunday 29 August
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for the parishioners
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for Canon Eugene Mathews
Monday 30 August
Mass at 10.00 am for Leslie Aitken and Annie McCormick
Tuesday 31 August

Mass at 10.00 am for Margaret White

Wednesday 1 September

Mass at 10.00 am for Tommy Coulter

Thursday 2 September
Mass at 7.00 pm for Ann Kennedy
Friday 3 September

Mass at 10.00 am for Janie Clark

Saturday 4 September
Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for the Hackett and Taylor families

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 29 August

11.00 am
12 noon to 1.00 pm
1.30 pm

Tea and Coffee after Mass
Karate
Private Function

Monday 30 August
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm
Weight Watchers
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Tuesday 31 August
11.00 am
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Legion of Mary
Keep Fit
Saint Anne's Guild

Wednesday 1 September
6.00 to 7.00 pm
7.00 pm
7.30 pm

Karate
Zumba Fitness
Ignatian Prayer Group

Thursday 2 September
1.30 to 3.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Brownies
Guides

Friday 3 September
9.30 am Parents and Toddlers
Saturday 4 September
7.00 pm Private Function

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Margaret White, Joe McCulloch, Jim Duffy and Ian Cameron (Troon)  who died recently;
   John Kelly 2004, Michael Pollock 2008, Sister Mary Peter 1999, James McGrattan 1982, John Stewart,
   Thomas Wright 2008, Flight Lieutenants Rick Harrison and Pete Mosley (air crash) 1994, Grant Middlemiss 2005,
   Irene Millar 2000, John Sherry 2005, Samuel Cooper 1999, Elizabeth Loudon 1982, Helen Mulhearn,
   Michael Brown 1958, Ella Kirk 1996, Canon Myles Moriarty 1989 and Cathie Mitchell 2006
   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 £640.67 - 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
£283.39 - 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 Louise Moore at 5.30 pm, Angela Body at 10.00 am and Tom Reid at 12 noon.

ALTAR SERVERS
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 1 at 5.30 pm, Group 5 at 10.00 and Group 6 at 12 noon.

SUNDAY TEAS
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Maria Hilfertyís team.

CHILDREN'S LITURGY
Next Sunday's Children's Liturgy helpers are M Morton and E Paterson for the pre-5s and A Hughes and J Smith for primaries 1 to 3. The primary 4 group starts on 3 October.

PAPAL VISIT ARRANGEMENTS
So far we have 89 confirmed requests for invitations to the Papal Visit on 16 September. Since 100 tickets have been requested, there are a few spare places. The Invitations 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 from parish funds to cover the expense. We are Group 207. We are able to accomodate 'latecomers' provided you let us know as soon as possible. Details of the transport arrangements will be with us soon. The ticket and a request for payment will be sent out soon to those who have booked a place.

MAGNIFICAT
Magnificat - The Mass/Prayer/Hymn Books for the Holy Father's visit have arrived and there are plenty. T
hey are for following the various services on televisioin or in Bellahouston or Birmingham, and they contain prayers for the visit and the words and music of the hymns. Please take one or two per family and if possible take some for sick and housebound friends or family. There is no charge, but the Bishops Conference has asked those who can to make a donation of £2 to cover the costs of the visit. Please put your donation into the second collection at Mass. We know what usually comes in so over the next few weeks anything additional will be sent off.

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.

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 this 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
If you would like to join the 50/50 Club please contact the promoter on 469006.

SAINT ANNE'S GUILD restarts on Tuesday 31 August at 7.00 pm. All are welcome.

DOORS OPEN DAY
Again, we will participate in Doors Open Day. The church will be open to all on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 September.

KEEP FIT
Keep Fit restarts on Tuesday 31 August at 7.00 pm. All are welcome.

INSPECTION
Congratulations to Saint Peterís Primary School and Nursery Class on a splendid inspection report.

SAINT PETERíS CHILDRENíS CENTRE
The Kindergarten has reopened. There are a few afternoon sessions available in the nursery. Please phone 473030 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.

SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY - COFFEE MORNING
The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is holding a Coffee Morning on Saturday 11 September from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm. There will be various stalls and a prize raffle. Donations for any of the stalls - bakery, books, bric a brac - as well as prizes for the raffle will be most welcome and can be notified to any member of the Conference. The Conference plans to divide the proceeds of the event among our Twin Conferences, three in India and one in South Africa. As always, we ask for your generous support and hope with your help to assist in the work and projects carried out by our overseas brothers and sisters among the poor and needy in these two countries.

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.