BULLETIN                                       31 OCTOBER 2010

THIRTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 3

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 30 October
Mass at 10.00 am for Margaret Finnegan
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Daniel Brown
Sunday 31 October
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for the congregation
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for Janie Clark
Monday 1 November
Mass at 10.00 am for Margaret Finnegan and Josephine Lundie
Tuesday 2 November

Mass at 10.00 am for Kenneth Donnelly and all our deceased relatives and friends
Mass at 7.00 pm for Margaret Hynds

Wednesday 3 November

Feast of the Holy Souls
Mass at 10.00 am for Helen Goodfellow

Thursday 4 November
Mass at 7.00 pm for Rosemary Quin
Friday 5 November

Mass at 10.00 am for William Paterson

Saturday 6 November
Mass at 10.00 am for James McCann
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Elizabeth and Leo Walsh

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

Sunday 31 October

11.00 am
12 noon to 1.00 pm
1.30 pm

Tea and Coffee after Mass
Karate
Private Function

Monday 1 November
9.30 am
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm
Parents and Toddlers
Rainbows and Brownies Disco
Weight Watchers
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Tuesday 2 November
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 3 November
6.00 to 7.00 pm
7.00 pm

Karate
Zumba Fitness

Thursday 4 November
1.30 to 3.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Brownies
Guides

Friday 5 November
9.30 am Parents and Toddlers
Saturday 6 November

7.00 pm

Private Function

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Mrs Rice who died recently;
   John Martin 1979, Daniel Brown 1988, Josephine Lundie 2007, James Kilbane 1984, Hugh McKay 1982,
   Eileen Taylor 2005, May Cusick 2009, Teresa Kelly 1978, Sarah Sammons 1970, Elizabeth Anne Tait 2004,
   Ian McNamara 1979, Paddy Crozier, Anna Lizanec 2008, Margaret Martin 1962, Catherine McMullan 1963,
   Father Paul O'Brien 1999, Robert Reid 2006, John Whyte 1975, James McCabe, Jean Murray 2006,
   Julie Holland Newmann and Steven Walker 1999 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 £638.73 - many thanks. We are grateful for your generous support of the parish and the diocese to which we pay a monthly levy of £1250.

MISSION SUNDAY COLLECTION
Last weekend's collection for the
Society of the Propagation of the Faith amounted to £1012.41 - 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, Angela Body 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 6 at 12 noon.

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

CHILDREN'S LITURGY
Next Sunday's Children's Liturgy helpers are Emma Paterson and Helen Pengilley for the pre-5s, Maria Paterson and Michelle Morton for primaries 1 and 2, Sharon McLaughlin and Ann Cassidy for primary 3 and Elaine Shaw and Kerry Scott for primary 4.

NOVEMBER LISTS
During November, Mass will be offered for those whose names you put on the November Lists. Try to include all family members, friends and so on. God knows their names and dates but it is good for us to remember. Take the lists and put them in an envelope and leave it in the basket by the altar or drop it in the collection bag. A Mass offering may be included but is not necessary.

FEAST OF ALL SAINTS
1 November is the Feast of All Saints. It is not a Holyday of Obligation this year, falling on a Monday, but is a special feast day of the Church. There will be Mass at 10 am.

FEAST OF ALL SOULS
2 November is the day we remember all those who have died. There is an extra Mass in the evening at 7.00 pm. Please remember to pray for all relatives and friends who have died - our Holy Souls.

HMS DASHER REMEMBRANCE
A remembrance service for the HMS Dasher crew buried in Ardrossan Cemetery will be held there on Remembrance Day, Thursday 11 November at 3.00 pm. Everyone is welcome.

REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE AND WREATH LAYING
The annual Remembrance Day Service and wreath laying will be held at 1.00 pm on Sunday 14 November at in the Civic Centre, Glasgow Street.

CEMETERY MASS
The annual Cemetery Mass will be celebrated in Ardrossan Cemetery on Sunday 14 November at 3.00 pm. The Mass will be offered for those buried there.

COMBONI SISTERS CALENDARS
The Comboni Sisters will sell their 2011 calendars after the Masses on the weekend of 13 and 14 November.

ITALIAN NIGHT
Many thanks to all who worked hard to make the Italian Night a splendid evening.

PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2011
The Parish Lourdes Group hopes to arrange a Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes from Monday 4 to Friday 8 July 2011. We would be in Lourdes at the same time as the Galloway Diocesan Pilgrimage. Anyone interested in joining the Pilgrimage is invited to a meeting in the Parish Centre on Sunday 7 November at 3.00 pm when the detail costs and so on will be available.

CHURCH SECURITY
We had a minor break-in and have had to remove several people who have been loitering around the Church, Parish Centre and house recently. The break-in in the church resulted in a five month jail sentence but little damage to the Church. I am reluctant to keep our Church locked and we are looking at further closed circuit televisiion and other systems. Security is beginning to cost us serious money. Repairs and upgrading the parish safe cost almost £1000 this week). There was no option! Requests - often demands for money but rarely food - at the house door are rising at an alarming rate. Current Government policy may well make this worse. I am grateful to the patience and hard work of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society members to whom the requests are forwarded on the helpline.

PARISH CENTRE
Parish Centre costs are outstripping income to a serious extent but we cannot raise rental prices without making the costs prohibitive to the Nursery and other groups using the Centre. Fundraising by social events is simply not working. The support is minimal in terms of the costs and the efforts of a few. The time may have come when we have to consider the whole use of the Centre and ask whether or not we as a parish really need or want it. Private functions, Keep Fit, Zumba ans so on are making good use of the Centre - our income from such things being minimal - but the overwhelming costs are still falling on parish income which is more needed for the Church than the Centre. I cannot stress enough the support our churchgoing parishioners give by way the second collection and the great support from the Guides and Brownies who constantly fundraise for us - but too many of our non-churchgoing parishioners give no support at all but seem happy to use the facilities which we provide. Join me in praying for a clear way forward. We must find a way. Seasonal opening and sharing with another church are among suggestions I have had but so far nothing appeals.

CHERNOBYL CHILDREN'S LIFELINE
A Fashion Show and Sale in Aid of Chernobyl Children's Lifeline will be held in Saint John's Church Hall, Stevenston on Monday 29 November at 7.30 pm. There will be a selection of clothes from high street shops such as Next, Marks and Spencer, Oasis, River Island, House of Fraser at fantastically reduced prizes. There is no obligation to buy. You may bring your own bottle. Tickets cost £4 for over 16s only. For tickets, please contact Michael or Lisa Lafferty or phone 01294 461234.

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 at Smithstone House, Kilwinning 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 sixteen 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.

ADVENT PENANCE SERVICES
The Sacrament of Forgiveness (Confession) is offered in December on:
   Monday 13 at 7.00 pm in Saint Palladius' Church, Dalry
   Tuesday 14 at 7.00 pm in Saint Brigid's Church, Kilbirnie and Saint John's Church, Stevenston
   Wednesday 15 at 7.00 pm
in Saint Peter's Church, Ardrossan
   Thursday 16 at 2.00 pm in
Saint Mary's Church, Saltcoats
   Sunday 19 at 6.30 pm in Saint Winin's Church, Kilwinning

   Monday 20 at 7.30 pm in
Saint John Ogilvie's Church, Irvine
   Tuesday 21 at 7.00 pm in
Saint Mary's Church, Irvine

GALLOWAY LOURDES
HOSPITALITÉ
Please support the Galloway Lourdes Hospitalité by coming to Saint Johnís Hall in Stevenston on Friday 12 November at 7.30 pm. A new wedding and function band will be playing as well as a supporting duo. There will be a bar and a raffle and supper will be served. The tickets cost £8 and can be obtained by contacting Margaret Merrick or phoning 01563 526980 or 07765715798. Thank you for your support.

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.

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.

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 Stephen McGrattan, the new Diocesan Youth Officer, on 01290 421031.

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 Father Jim Hayes, 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.

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.