BULLETIN                                        5 SEPTEMBER 2010

TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 3

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 4 September
Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for the Hackett and Taylor families
Sunday 5 September
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for the parishioners
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for Ann Kennedy
Monday 6 September
Mass at 10.00 am for Joe McCulloch and Jim Duffy
Tuesday 7 September

Mass at 10.00 am for Paul Hadfield

Wednesday 8 September

Mass at 10.00 am for John Maher and Tommy Coulter

Thursday 9 September
No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass for the Sick and Sacrament of Anointing in
Saint Mary's Church, Saltcoats at 7.00 pm for Margaret White
Friday 10 September

Mass at 10.00 am for Claire Neilson

Saturday 11 September
Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for the Retzbach family

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 4 September

7.00 pm

Private Function

Sunday 5 September

11.00 am
12 noon to 1.00 pm

Tea and Coffee after Mass
Karate

Monday 6 September
9.30 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 7 September
11.00 am
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm
7.30 pm

Legion of Mary
Keep Fit
Saint Anne's Guild
Ignatian Prayer Group

Wednesday 8 September
6.00 to 7.00 pm
7.00 pm

Karate
Zumba Fitness

Thursday 9 September
1.30 to 3.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Brownies
Guides

Friday 10 September
9.30 am Parents and Toddlers
Saturday 11 September
10.30 to 12.30 pm Saint Vincent de Paul Society Coffee Morning

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Sinead and Martin, Charlene and Arthur, Mary and Alan, Denise and Scott, Susan and Jake and
   Emily and Patrick who were married in August and September;
   Elizabeth Hosie of our parish, James Steele (Jersey) formerly of our parish and David White (Saltcoats)
   who died recently and
   Cathie Mitchell 2006, James Graham 1993, Janette Little 2008, Margaret Nicol 2007, Margaret Brodie 1964,
   Frank Morrison 2004, Jimmy Mulhearn 1992, Rona McNamara 2005, Marie White (McManus) 1997,
   Catherine Campbell 2003, James Duffin 1960, William Loudon 1977, James Moore 1998, Florence Slavin 1998,
   Father Martin McCluskey 1996, Cathie Hilferty 2009, Mary Mitchell 2004, Gladys Moore 2006 and Mary Otto 2008
   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 £657.21 - 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
£302.98 - many thanks.

MARY'S MEALS COLLECTION
Last weekend's collection for Mary's Meals amounted to £958.27 and 354 bags - 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 Munn at 5.30 pm, Margaret Harvey at 10.00 am and Harry Sammons at 12 noon.

ALTAR SERVERS
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 1 at 5.30 pm, Group 4 at 10.00 and Group 7 at 12 noon.

SUNDAY TEAS
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Sharon McLauglin's team.

CHILDREN'S LITURGY
Next Sunday's Children's Liturgy helpers are Claire Sweenie and Yvette Thorpe for the pre-5s and Maria Paterson and Sharon McLaughlin for primaries 1 to 3. The primary 4 group starts on 3 October.

MASS FOR THE SICK AND SACRAMENT OF ANOINTING
There will be a Mass for the Sick and Sacrament of Anointing in Saint Maryís Church, Saltcoats on Thursday evening at 7.00 pm. Everyone is welcome. The Sacrament is offered to everyone who has a 'serious' sickness or illness.

PAPAL VISIT ARRANGEMENTS
Letters have gone out to our 96 pilgrims for the Papal Visit. Let us know if you didnít receive yours. The letters went out because we understood the tickets and travel arrangements would be here this week but so far nothing has arrived but they might come on Friday or Saturday. Rumour has it that the bus might be a train! For the latest inofrmation, please check www.SaintPeterInChains or phone the Parish Office.

MAGNIFICAT
Magnificat - The Mass/Prayer/Hymn Books for the Holy Father's visit have arrived and there are plenty. They 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.

LEGION OF MARY
The
Legion of Mary meets weekly and prays for the parish. The members visit the sick and house-bound. The Legion can always do with new male and female members giving as much or as little time as they can afford. Speak to Canon Matt or any of the members.

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


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.

SAINT ANNE'S GUILD
Saint Anne's Guild meets fortnightly on Tuesdays at 7.00 pm. Ot is open to all women in the parish and beyond. Speak to any of the members and feel free to join any of the meetings.

FATHER GABRIEL
Father Gabriel continues to make good progress. His progress has been confirmed at his last visit to his consultant at the Beetson. Father Gabriel will stay with us until mid-October.

CANON MATT HOLIDAY
Canon Matt leaves for a holiday on Monday 6 and will be back on Thursday 23 September. There will be several family baptisms in America. The holiday was booked before the Popeís visit was announced! Canon Matt is going to Rome in October with Cardinal OíBrien to celebrate the Cardinalís twenty-five years as a Bishop and the Canonís big birthday.
Father Gabriel will be in residence, Father Graeme Bell of St Maryís, Saltcoats and Father Martin Poland of Saint John's, Stevenston) will be available and Father John Kinsler will be here over two weekends. Who else needs four to replace him? The Parish Office will be staffed as usual.

LAIGHDYKES SATURDAY SPORTS CLUB
Laighdykes Saturday Sports Club has restarted at Saint Matthew's Academy, Saltcoats on Saturdays fron 9.15 am to 12 noon. The cost is £1.50. The activity club is open from Primary 1 upwards
through to secondary age. If you would like further information, please contact Lettie McLaughlin, Active Schools Coordinator for the Saint Matthew's Cluster on 07867 553186.

CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations to the six McMillan Brothers who are soon to be inducted into the Scottish Boxing Hall of Fame for their services to Scottish Boxing over the years.

PARISH LOURDES GROUP - SOCIAL EVENING
The Parish Lourses Group is holding a Social Evening on Saturday 25 September from 7.30 to 11.30pm in Parish Centre for adults only. The entertainment includes a quiz, supper, raffle, sing-song and bar. Tickets cost £5 from Committee Members or 469006. We would appreciate your support and help to take a sick pilgrim to Lourdes in next year's Diocesan Pilgrimage by attending the Social Evening and enjoying a night out at the same time. Many thanks.

50/50 CLUB
The 50/50 Club is an important fund raiser for the parish. If you would like to join, please contact the Promoter Myriame Sammons or phone 469006.

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.

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.

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.