BULLETIN                                     19 SEPTEMBER 2010

TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 3

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 18 September
Mass at 10.00 am for Tommy Coulter
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Hugh Donohoe
Sunday 19 September
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for the parishioners
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for a special intention
Monday 20 September
Mass at 10.00 am for Sheelagh Kelly
Tuesday 21 September

Mass at 10.00 am for Leslie Aitken

Wednesday 22 September

Mass at 10.00 am for Canon Charles Matthews and Jim McLaughlin

Thursday 23 September
Mass at 7.00 pm for Marie White, Canon Matt's twin sister
Friday 24 September

Mass at 10.00 am for James Steele

Saturday 25 September
Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Sister Mary of Saint Joseph

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 18 September
7.30 pm Private Function
Sunday 19 September

11.00 am
12 noon to 1.00 pm

Tea and Coffee after Mass
Karate

Monday 20 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 21 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 22 September
6.00 to 7.00 pm
7.00 pm

Karate
Zumba Fitness

Thursday 23 September
1.30 to 3.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Brownies
Guides

Friday 24 September
9.30 am Parents and Toddlers
Saturday 25 September
7.00 pm Parish Lourdes Group Social Evening

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Patricia Trainer 2002, Greta Foran 2002, Mary McKernon 2007, Catherine McLaughlin 1998, David Dunbar 2005,
   Jimmy McLaughlin 2007, Rita Michelini 2002, Margaret Donnelly 1997, William McNamara 2001,
   Mary McGraa 2002 and Sister Mary of Saint Joseph 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 £648.43 - 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
£329.75 - 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 Katrina Pollock at 5.30 pm, Robert Cooper 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 Saint Peter's School team.

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

PAPAL VISIT
Those who attended the Papal Mass at Bellahouston Park, Glasgow or watched it at home on Thursday had a very rewarding and enjoyable day. Ninety-nine pilgrims made the journey from our parish and joined in the wonderful atmosphere that greeted the Pope on his arrival in Glasgow. Although it was blustery, thankfully the weather kept dry which contributed to a magnificent day. Thanks to all who helped organise the Papal Visit so successfully. There are dozens of pictures of this amazing occasion on the parish website.

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.

HILLHOUSE CARE - INNOCENTS
Any baby items, prams, cots, clothing for children from birth to 16 years or any goods that can be sold in the charity shop would be gratefully accepted by Hillhouse Care. A box is available at the stall for small items and toiletries for baby and mother. Please contact Frank or Josephine Coulter or phone 602179 for more information or uplift of goods. Thank you.

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.

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.

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.

STAMPS FOR SAINT PATRICKíS MISSIONARY SOCIETY
There is a box by the stall door for all your stamps for Saint Patrick's Missionary Society. The proceeds from the stamps pays the salaries of catechists in various parts of Africa.

WORLD YOUTH DAY 2011 - MADRID
World Youth Day is an international festival of Catholic faith with Pope Benedict XVI and thousands of young people from all over the world. Hundreds of thousands of young people from every part of the world gather to celebrate a Festival of Faith. Some of us went to Sydney in 2008, some to Cologne in 2005 and some to Toronto in 2002. The next World Youth Day is nearer home in Madrid, Spain next year. You must be 16 by 31 December 2011 to be eligible. Full details are available from Father Martin Chambers on 01563 533587 or Mhartino2004@yahoo.co.uk.

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

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.