BULLETIN                                         12 SEPTEMBER 2010

TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 3

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 11 September
Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for the Retzbach family
Sunday 12 September
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for the parishioners
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for Canon Charles Matthews
Monday 13 September
Mass at 10.00 am for Janey Clark
Tuesday 14 September

No Mass in Saint Peter's

Wednesday 15 September

Mass at 10.00 am for Alberto Carrino

Thursday 16 September
No Mass in Saint Peter's
The visit of the Holy Father begins today.
Friday 17 September

Mass at 10.00 am for Frances McLaughlin and Tom Howieson

Saturday 18 September
Mass at 10.00 am for Tommy Coulter
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Hugh Donohoe

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 11 September
10.30 to 12.30 pm Saint Vincent de Paul Society Coffee Morning
Sunday 12 September

11.00 am
12 noon to 1.00 pm
1.30 pm

Tea and Coffee after Mass
Karate
Private Function

Monday 13 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 14 September
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 15 September
6.00 to 7.00 pm
7.00 pm
8.15 to 9.00 pm

Karate
Zumba Fitness
Parish Lourdes Group

Thursday 16 September
1.30 to 3.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Brownies
Guides

Friday 17 September
9.30 am Parents and Toddlers
Saturday 18 September
7.30 pm Private Function

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Mary McGlynn (formerly of Kilwinning) who died recently and
   Mr and Mrs Daniel Brown, Samuel Cambridge 2005, Mary Crossan 1981, John Hazelton 1974,
   Jane McKechan 1998, Bridget McLaughlin 1997, John Burns 1997, Alberto Carrino 2009, Elizabeth Cawley 1997,
   John Marshall 2000, Patrick Joseph O'Hare 1955, Tom Howieson 2007, Walter Jones 1985, James Lawson 1992,
   Hugh Donohoe 2008, George Hall 2007, Frances McLaughlin 2008, Mary McLellan 2004,
   Victor and Charlotte Mitchell, Patrick Joseph McKay 1989, Sister Pauline CP 1999 and Father Alastair Tosh 2007
   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 £728.04 - 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
£301.89 - 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 Celia Andrew at 5.30 pm, Annie Watt at 10.00 am and Alfie Agostini at 12 noon.

ALTAR SERVERS
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 2 at 5.30 pm, Group 3 at 10.00 and Group 7 at 12 noon.

SUNDAY TEAS
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Annie Thompsonís team.

CHILDREN'S LITURGY
Next Sunday's Children's Liturgy helpers are Elaine Shaw and Helen Pengilley for the pre-5s and Frances Gemmell and Gayle Paterson for primaries 1 to 3. The primary 4 group starts on 3 October.

PAPAL VISIT
The Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, is visiting the UnIted Kingdom. He will arrive in Edinburgh on Thursday morning, celebrate Mass in Glasgow in the early evening and then fly to London at night.

PAPAL VISIT ARRANGEMENTS
Pilgrim packs and up-to-date information are available for collection before and after every Mass this weekend in the Parish Centre foyer. Any travel letters still to be collected will also be available. Pilgrims should be at Ardrossan South Beach Station by 10:15 am on Thursday 16 September and must bring the Stagecoach travel letter. They will be given security wristbands which serve as train tickets and entry passes to Bellahouston Park. The train will stop at Cardonald Station from where Pilgrims will walk to the Park.
Pilgrims might consider:
  - fully charging mobile phones
  - ensuring, if appropriate, that there is sufficent pre-payment on mobile phones
  - fully charging cameras
  - ensuring that there is sufficent capacity on camera cards
  - carrying spare batteries
  -
checking the Pilgrim Passport, included in Pilgrim Pac
k, for useful information and suggestions
  - not trying to park at South Beach Station because the car park is usually full by mid-morning and instead:
       - walking if they live nearby
       - getting a lift from a friend
       - parking in Saint Peter's car park if there are spaces available

Saint Peter's website has a 'breaking news' page which is intended to keep Pilgrims well-informed and up-to-date. Please check it from time to time.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Canon Matt is giving the Thought for the Day on 3TFM this week. If you donít hear it on the radio, you can hear it on the Parish Website later. It is about the Pope's Visit to the United Kingdom.

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.

CANON MATT HOLIDAY
Canon Matt left 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.

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. Tickets are on sale after all Masses this weekend in the Church porch or the Parish Centre foyer. 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 on 01294 469006. Congratulations to Septemberís winners who each receive £25. They are 23 Lorraine Stevenson, 115 Pat Dixon, Karen Brodie and 133 Maira Laird.

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.

BROWNIES AND GUIDES FAMILY BINGO
The Brownies and Guides are having a Family Bingo Night on Thursday 23 September in aid of Saint Peterís. Tickets cost £3 for a half book, suitable for children, and £6 for a full book. Doors open at 6.30 pm for a 7.00 pm start. Any donations of raffle prizes would be very much appreciated. Everyone is welcome to come along.

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.