BULLETIN                 19 DECEMBER 2010

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT IN YEAR 1

CANON MATT AND FATHER GABRIEL WISH ALL PARISHIONERS AND FRIENDS A HAPPY CHRISTMAS.

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 18 December
Mass at 10.00 am for the sick
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Mark Shanks
Sunday 19 December

Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for the parishioners
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for Steven Walker and Sandra White
Penance Service at 6.30 pm in Saint Winin's Church, Kilwinning

Monday 20 December
Mass at 10.00 am for a Christmas Gift
Penance Service at 7.30 pm in Saint John Ogilvie's Church, Irvine
Tuesday 21 December

Mass at 10.00 am for John Hughes

Wednesday 22 December

Mass at 10.00 am in thanksgiving

Thursday 23 December
Mass at 7.00 pm for a Christmas Gift
Friday 24 December

Christmas Eve
Christmas Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm
Christmas Vigil Mass at 8.30 pm

Saturday 25 December
Christmas Day
Mass at 11.00 am for the sick
No Vigil Mass this evening

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 19 December

12 noon to 1.00 pm

Karate

Monday 20 December
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm
Weight Watchers
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Tuesday 21 December
11.00 am
7.00 to 8.00 pm

Legion of Mary
Keep Fit

Wednesday 22 December
6.00 to 7.00 pm
7.00 pm

Karate
Zumba Fitness

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Laurence Poland (Carlisle - Father Martin Polandís Dad), Sheila McLaughlin (Saltcoats) and
   Patricia Lappin (Canada - aunt of Catherine Kerr) who died recently;
   Alice Grogan 2003, Father Peter Sweeney 2001, May Wilson 2006, Gwen Body 1965, Janet Chapman 2004,
   Sister Hilda CP 2000, Edward Keogh, Josephine McGeachy 2003, Ellen Barrett 1984, Tom Braniff 2003,
   Jenny McAree 2003, Jean Orr 2008, Peggy Hamilton, Patrick McLaughlin 1998, Mereno Berti 2003,
   Peggy McLaughlan 2006, Bessie O'Rourke 2005 and Bessie Delahunt 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 £662.94 - 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
£293.11 - 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 Angela Body at 10.00 am and Alfie Agostini at 12 noon.

ALTAR SERVERS
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 3 at 10.00 and Group 7 at 12 noon.

SUNDAY TEAS
Sunday teas will not be served on 19 and 26 December and 2 January.

CHILDREN'S LITURGY
There will be no Children's Liturgy on 26 December.

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.

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. Full details will be published soon.

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
The Advent Penence Service are almost complete but there is still time to attend the final two service on:
   
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


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.

SUDAN
We have had a request from the Bishop of Sudan to pray for peace in their country. The people are suffering very badly. Leaflets are 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.

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 has been reproduced and included with the usual bulletin this weekend. It is shown below.