BULLETIN             28 NOVEMBER 2010

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT IN YEAR 1

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 27 November
Mass at 10.00 am for Kenneth Donnelly
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Nora McKinney
Sunday 28 November

Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for Jim McGrath
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for the congregation and Gerard Monaghan

Monday 29 November
Mass at 7.30 pm for the families and friends of those who died this year
Tuesday 30 November

Feast of Saint Andrew
Mass at 10.00 am for the Holy Souls

Wednesday 1 December

Mass at 10.00 am for Janie Clark

Thursday 2 December
Mass at 7.00 pm for Tommy Coulter
Friday 3 December

Mass at 10.00 am for Catherine McEvoy

Saturday 4 December
Mass at 10.00 am for the sick
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for William Banks

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 28 November

11.00 am
12 noon to 1.00 pm

Tea and Coffee after Mass
Karate

Monday 29 November
5.30 to 6.30 pm
6.30 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm
Rainbows
Brownies
Weight Watchers
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Tuesday 30 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 1 December
6.00 to 7.00 pm
7.00 pm
7.30 pm

Karate
Zumba Fitness
Ignatian Prayer Group

Thursday 2 December
1.30 to 3.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Brownies
Guides

Friday 3 December
12 noon Legion of Mary

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   William Banks and Eddie Trainer (Saltcoats) who died recently;
   Shannon Elizabeth Byrne 2000, Sarah Heaney 1955, Jemima McAuliffe 2001, Peggy Dorian Smith 1991,
   James Allen 2003, Ann Hackett 1998, Andy Stevens 1995, Gribben Family, Margaret Hamilton 1992,
   Collette McKibben 2003, John McNamara 1997, Elizabeth Theresa Walsh 1970, Brian O'Hare 2009, Tom Reid 2006,
   John Welsh 2009, Mary Martin 1983, Isabella McGoogan 1998 and Gordon Alexander Smith 1997
   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 £589.78 - 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
£350.95 - many thanks. Each month we pay off our Parish Centre debt by £3000.

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, Margaret Harvey at 10.00 am and Tom Reid at 12 noon.

ALTAR SERVERS
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 1 at 5.30 pm, Group 5 at 10.00 and Group 6 at 12 noon.

SUNDAY TEAS
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Maria Hilferty's team.

CHILDREN'S LITURGY
Next Sunday's Children's Liturgy helpers are Yvette Thorpe and Claire Sweenie for the pre-5s, Ann Cassidy and Jacqueline Smith for primaries 1 and 2, Andrena Hughes and Lorraine Cullinane for primary 3 and Jacqueline Waugh and Michelle Champion for primary 4.


NOVEMBER LISTS
During November, Mass is 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.

MASS FOR BEREAVED PEOPLE
There will be a Mass on Monday 29 November at 7.00 pm for those bereaved during this year. We will remember the families of Catherine McEvoy, June Doherty, Isabella Dougherty, Gerry Brown, Janet Retzbach, John Carrick, Tommy Coulter, Janey Clark, Annie Rankine, Barbara Scott, Michael Barr, John Maher junior, Tom Atkins, Sheelagh Kelly, Andrew Toner, Leslie Aitken, Elizabeth Hosie, Margaret Finnegan, James Murphy, Rosaleen Casey, Eamon Lennon junior, Cameron McCallum, Sandra White, Jean McGowan, Jamie Campbell, Ann Kennedy, Alan Priestly, Jim McGrath and all other families who have been bereaved. Please let me have any other names.

SCOTTISH INTER-FAITH WEEK
Scottish Inter-Faith Week begins today. We take the opportunity to become aware of all those of other religions in our society and to respond to the Second Vatican Councilís call that we extend the hand of friendship to everyone. The year marks the forty-fifth anniversary of Nostra Aetate - the Council Document calling for respect and reverence for people of all faiths.

PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2011
The parish pilgrimage to Lourdes will be from Monday 4 to Friday 8 July 2011. The costs are £413 for bed and breakfast, £448 for half board and £490 for full board. We need to get and pay for a coach to and from Manchester but there will be direct flights to and from Lourdes. This involves an early start from Ardrossan. We need to have expressions of interest before Christmas to see if it is viable. Anyone interested in joining the Group or who would like to know more details, please contact Harry Sammons or phone 01294 469006. Booking forms are available now.

BURNS SUPPER
The Burns Supper is a 'not to be missed' event. It will take place on Saturday 12 February 2011. Tickets cost £12.50 and must be booked in advance. The list is now open.

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, Myriame Sammons or phone 469006.

MARY'S MEALS, SCOTTISH CATHOLIC INTERNATIONAL AID FUND AND THE MISSIONARY SOCIETIES
These charities are always in need of any help you can give them.

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.

COMBONI SISTERS
The Comboni Sisters raised £244.50 from the sale of Missionary Awareness calendars.

LAY AUDITORS
The National Tribunal is in need of more volunteer lay auditors to interview witnesses in marriage nullity cases. Suitable candidates for this task would need to be practising Catholics in regular marriage situations with good interpersonal skills. The auditors will need to transcribe in detail the answers given by witnesses to specific questions prepared by the Tribunal. In due course, there will be a few hours in-service training on the auditorís role. If you are interested, please contact Canon Matt or the Parish Office on 464063 with your details.

COLLECTION ENVELOPES AND STANDING ORDER FORMS
We are due to order the new envelopes soon. If you donít have envelopes and would like a set, please let us know. If you are able to start using a standing order, again please let us know. Either way we are running on empty these days and every bit of support is valuable.

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.

CHRISTMAS FAYRE
Saint Matthewís Academy, Saltcoats will hold its first Christmas Fayre organised by sixth year pupils in aid of Ayrshire Hospice on Saturday 11 December from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm. There will be various stalls including face painting, nail art, Santaís Grotto, handmade Christmas cards and carol singers and much more. Donations for the tombola stall would be most welcome and can be handed into the school office or to Mrs Kennedy in English or Miss McEvoy in Geography. All are welcome.

ADVENT PENANCE SERVICES
You know that you really ought to celebrate the Sacrament of Forgiveness before Christmas. Locally, there are many opportunities. The Sacrament 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

THE HOLY FATHERíS VISIT TO SCOTLAND 2010
A DVD of the Holy Fatherís visit to Scotland will soon be available. To order your copy, please add your name to the list in the porch or visit www.PriestsForScotland.org.uk. This DVD will celebrate the Holy Fatherís visit to both Edinburgh and Glasgow. It will also feature extracts from the Saint Ninianís Day Parade and the pre- and post-Mass entertainment at Bellahouston Park. The DVD will cost £10.99 including post and packing. This in an ideal gift for anyone who wants to remember an historic day for the Catholic community in Scotland.

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.

DIOCESE OF GALLOWAY ANNUAL CAROL SERVICE
The diocesan Carol Service, led by Bishop John Cunningham, will be held in Saint Margaretís Cathedral, Ayr on Wednesday 22 December at 7.30 pm. Refreshments are available afterwards. All are welcome.

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.

STANECASTLE SCHOOL PETITION
There is a petition to save Stanecastle School at the stall.

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.