BULLETIN              12 DECEMBER 2010

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT IN YEAR 1

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 11 December
Mass at 10.00 am for the Holy Souls
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for James McGlynn and Sam Ferguson
Sunday 12 December

Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for the parishioners
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for Gerard Monaghan

Monday 13 December
Mass at 7.30 pm for Danny Conaghan
Penance Service at 7.00 pm in Dalry
Tuesday 14 December

Mass at 10.00 am for the Holy Souls
Penance Service at 7.00 pm in Kilbirnie
Penance Service at 7.00 pm in Stevenston

Wednesday 15 December

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Penance Service at 7.00 pm

Thursday 16 December
Penance Service at 2.00 pm in Saltcoats
Mass at 6.00 pm for Eric Hodge
Ardrossan Churches Carol Service at 7.00 pm in Evangelical Union Church
Friday 17 December

Mass at 10.00 am for the Kilbane Family

Saturday 18 December
Mass at 10.00 am for the sick
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Mark Shanks

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 12 December

11.00 am
12 noon to 1.00 pm

Tea and Coffee after Mass
Karate

Monday 13 December
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm
Rainbows and Brownies
Weight Watchers
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Tuesday 14 December
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 15 December
6.00 to 7.00 pm
7.00 pm

Karate
Zumba Fitness

Thursday 16 December
1.30 to 3.00 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   James McSorley of our parish whose funeral service will be at Holmsford Bridge Crematorium at 2.00 pm on Tuesday,
   John Hughes (Coatbridge, father of Elaine Shaw) and Monica Tipping (Kilbirnie) who died recently;
   Margaret Shanks 1994, Rose Smith 1999, Anne Thompson 1988, Susan Connor 2009, Thomas Connor 2006,
   Jean Graham, Alexander Merrick 2001, May Shanks 1990, Rose Smith 1999, Sarah Braniff 1961, Ann McCubbin,
   Robert Shanks 1996, Teresa Dorans 2006, Margaret Hughes 2006, James Mathieson 1999, Gerard McCulloch 1990,
  
John McKay junior 1972, Father Alec Smith SDB 2008, John Tracy 1999, Agnes Martin 2007, Agnes Stevenson 1992,
   Maria Cunningham 1997, James McGlynn 2004 and Catherine McGrattan 1969 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 £554.30 - 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
£212.86 - 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 Louise Moore at 5.30 pm, Annie Watt at 10.00 am and Angela Body at 12 noon.

ALTAR SERVERS
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 2 at 5.30 pm, Group 3 at 10.00 and Group 7 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 Helen Pengilley and Michelle Morton for the pre-5s, Frances Gemmell and Gayle Paterson for primaries 1 and 2, Maria Paterson and Elaine Shaw for primary 3 and Michelle Miller and Kerry Scott for primary 4.


CHRISTMAS MASSES
The Vigil Masses for Christmas will be at 5.30 and 8.30 pm on Friday 24 December. On Christmas Day, Mass will be at 11.00 pm. There will be no Saturday Vigil Mass.

FIFTY YEARS OF PRINTED BULLETINS 
The first printed bulletin was issued in Saint Peter's on 18 December 1960 to replace 'the announcements' at the end of Mass. To mark fifty years of bulletins, the first one will be reproduced and included with the usual bulletin next week.

CAROL CONCERT
Weather permitting, there will be a Christmas Carol Concert in Holm Plantation, Ardrossan at 4.00 pm on Sunday 12 December led by The Salvation Army Band and Saint Matthewís Academy Choir. Bring a torch to light up your programme. All are welcome.

ARDROSSAN CHURCHES CAROL SERVICE
The annual Ardrossan Churches Carol Service will be held in the Evangelical Union Church, Glasgow Street, Ardrossan at 7.00 pm on Thursday 16 December. Saint Peterís Primary School will be contributing as usual.

CHARITY CHRISTMAS CONCERT
The annual Charity Christmas Concert by Jamie Munn, Marie-Claire Breen and Theresa Coulter will take place in the Parish Centre at 3.00 pm on Sunday 19 December. There will be Christmas music from around the world, carols, raffle and home baking. Tickets cost £5 and £3.

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.

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.

CHRISTMAS RAFFLE
A Christmas raffle with first prize of a Nativity Set and other prizes will be drawn on Sunday 19 December after 10.00 am Mass. Tickets cost 25p each or £1 for a strip and are available at the stall. All proceeds go to the Special Religious Education Group (SPRED) and the Parish Lourdes Group.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.