BULLETIN                                      26 SEPTEMBER 2010

TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 3

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 25 September
Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Sister Mary of Saint Joseph
Sunday 26 September
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for the parishioners
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for Tom Atkins
Monday 27 September
Mass at 10.00 am for the Holy Souls
Tuesday 28 September

Requiem Mass at 11.00 am for Rosaleen Casey

Wednesday 29 September

Mass at 10.00 am for Ian Cameron

Thursday 30 September
Mass at 7.00 pm for Elizabeth Hosie
Friday 1 October

Mass at 10.00 am for Nettie Ralston

Saturday 2 October
Mass at 10.00 am for Tommy Coulter
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm

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 25 September
7.00 pm Parish Lourdes Group Social Evening
Sunday 26 September

11.00 am
12 noon to 1.00 pm

Tea and Coffee after Mass
Karate

Monday 27 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 28 September
11.00 am
2.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm

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

Wednesday 29 September
6.00 to 7.00 pm
7.00 pm

Karate
Zumba Fitness

Thursday 30 September
1.30 to 3.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Brownies
Guides

Friday 1 October
9.30 am Parents and Toddlers

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Margaret Finnegan and Roseleen Casey of our parish and Betty Ross (Saltcoats) who died recently;
   John Mackay 2002, Thomas McGrattan 1917, Daniel Murray 1981, Brian Ghosh 2002, Maureen Johnson 2003,
   John Brodie 2001, Peggy McKay 1992, Robert Leo Walsh 1968, Mary Barr, Mary Clarke 1984, Bert Body 1985,
   John Connor 1983, Charles Coulter 1992, Kathleen Mulhearn 2009,85, Canon Lawrence Fischer 1980 and
   Patrick Giffney 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 £584.46 - 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
£260.84 - 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 Elsie Brodie at 5.30 pm, Angela Body at 10.00 am and Ronnie Cairns 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 Kathleen Chapmanís team.

CHILDREN'S LITURGY
Next Sunday's Children's Liturgy helpers are Emma Paterson and Yvette Thrope for the pre-5s, Andrena Hughes and Jaqueline Smith for primaries 1 to 3 and Frances Gemmell and Gayle Paterson for primary 4.

PREPARATION FOR THE SACRAMENTS
At the Sunday 10.00 am Mass, the children who are beginning their preparation for the Sacrament of Forgiveness, Holy Communion and Confirmation will enrol for their time of preparation. Please pray for them and their parents and teachers.

RETIRED PRIESTS FUND COLLECTION
The second collection will be for the Retired Priests Fund this weekend. Gift Aid envelopes will available on your seat. Please use these envelopes if you are a taxpayer as we can reclaim tax paid on donations made under the Gift Aid Scheme. Thank you.

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.

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 Myriame Sammons or phone 01294 469006.

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 COFFEE MORNING
Saint Peterís Conference wish to express sincere thanks to everyone who supported our Coffee Morning by donating baking, raffle prizes, bric a brac, books and so on; to all who worked so hard by helping on the day and of course to everyone who came to support the event and to buy so generously. A grand total of £803.18 was raised. The Conference has agreed to round up this amount and each of the three Twin Conferences in India and one in South Africa will therefore receive £250. The
Saint Vincent de Paul Society meets weekly, assists with the passkeeping and collecting duties in Church and runs a telephone helpline for those in financial difficulty. We are currently seeking new male and female members. You must be over 18. Please speak to Canon Matt or any of the members.

A TASTE OF ITALY
A dinner dance - a partnership between the Italian Twinning Group and the parish - has been arranged for Friday 22 October at 7.30 pm. Details are on the posters and tickets costing £15 are available from the Parish Office on 464063. There will be a three course meal and music by Paolo and Angela. All are welcome, of whatever nationality.

SAINT PETERíS CHILDRENíS CENTRE
The Kindergarten has reopened. There are a few afternoon sessions available in the nursery. Please contact Josephine Coulter or phone 473030 for more information.

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.

THE STALL
Please remember to pay a visit to the Stall. It has a nice selection of Christmas cards and gifts for all occasions.

MAGNIFICAT
Magnificat, the book of liturgies and events of the Papal Visit of Pope Benedict to the United Kingdom, is still available.

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.