BULLETIN                                                 3 OCTOBER 2010

TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 3

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 2 October
Mass at 10.00 am for Tommy Coulter
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Jim McLaughlin
Sunday 3 October
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for Donald Cullinane and John Paterson
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for the parishioners
Monday 4 October
Mass at 10.00 am for John Connor and Bert Body
Tuesday 5 October

Mass at 10.00 am for Rosaleen Casey

Wednesday 6 October

Mass at 10.00 am for Margaret Finnegan

Thursday 7 October
Mass at 7.00 pm for Alberto Carrino
Friday 8 October

Mass at 10.00 am for Robert Young

Saturday 9 October
Mass at 10.00 am for Victor and Charlotte Mitchell
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for a wedding anniversary

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 2 October
12.30 pm
7.00 pm
Private Function
Private Function
Sunday 3 October

11.00 am
12 noon to 1.00 pm

Tea and Coffee after Mass
Karate

Monday 4 October
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 5 October
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 6 October
6.00 to 7.00 pm
7.00 pm
7.30 pm

Karate
Zumba Fitness
Ignatian Prayer Group

Thursday 7 October
1.30 to 3.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Brownies
Guides

Friday 8 October
9.30 am Parents and Toddlers
Saturday 9 October
6.30 pm Private Function

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Marie Leck and Eamon Lennon (Stafford) who died recently;
   Hannah Burns 2002, Catherine Helen McMullan 2000, John Paterson 2005, Gerry McGinn 2008,
   Robert Paterson 2004, Hugh O'Hare 2004, Elizabeth McKay 2005, Terence O'Neill 2002, William Cambridge 1990,
   James Martin 1997, Eunice Ward 2001, Catherine McHugh 1977, Vincenzo Carrino 1980, Alex Jamieson 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 £650.76 - many thanks. We are grateful for your generous support of the parish and the diocese to which we pay a monthly levy of £1250.

RETIRED PRIESTS COLLECTION
Last weekend's collection for Retired Priests amounted to
£601.51 - many thanks. Gift Aid envelopes are still available. 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.

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 Marade Griffin at 12 noon.

ALTAR SERVERS
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 1 at 5.30 pm, Group 3 at 10.00 and Group 6 at 12 noon.

SUNDAY TEAS
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Lynsay Houstonís team.

CHILDREN'S LITURGY
Next Sunday's Children's Liturgy helpers are Michelle Morton and Claire Sweenie for the pre-5s, Maria Paterson and Sharon McLaughlin for primaries 1 to 3 and Elaine Shaw and Kerry Scott 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.

TOM McGREEVY
Tom McGreevy
has taken the decision to retire from his post of 'Wedding, Funeral and Saturday Night' Sacristan. He will be sorely missed and I am grateful to him for his long,
cheerful and very faithful service to the parish. Tom is one of many people who serve unseen - and keep me right about many things. He has promised to help out in any emergency and knowing me, there will be plenty. Among you is Tomís replacement! Our sacristans get the altar ready for Mass, see to the hymn sheets, the vestments, and assist at weddings and funerals. Tom has done all this and more for us. Tomís replacement will be on the same high salary. Please donít all rush at once but everyone will be considered.

THANK YOU
Thanks to the Thursdayís Brownies and Guides for the donation of £481.32 raised at their recent Bingo Night.

SPARE WOOL
The Knitting Group at Barony Saint Johnís Church meets on Wednesday mornings from 10.30am to 12 noon. The group knits for various good causes and ask if anyone has any spare wool. The odd ball is often useful. For more information, please contact Fiona Liddell or phone 462504. Thank you.

PARISH LOURDES GROUP
Many thanks to all who supported our social event on Saturday, those who donated raffle prizes, gave a donation or helped in any way at all. Your help is appreciated. The sum raised came to £615, an excellent effort. Know that every pound raised goes into the Parish Group Fund to pay the fare for a sick pilgrim from the parish going to Lourdes next year. Thanks also to our committee members for their continuing efforts for the benefit of our parish community.

SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
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.

SAINT ANNE'S GUILD
Saint Anne's Guild meets weekly on a Tuesday at 7.00 pm. It 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.

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

THANKS
Grateful thanks to Saint Clare for favours received. May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be praised, adored and glorified and loved today and every day throughout the world, Amen. DJ

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.