FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY IN YEAR 1
CANON MATT AND FATHER GABRIEL WISH ALL PARISHIONERS AND FRIENDS A HAPPY CHRISTMAS.
Saturday 25 December
Mass at 11.00 am for the parishioners
No Vigil Mass this evening
Sunday 26 December
of the Holy Family
Monday 27 December
|Mass at 10.00 pm for Alex Fitzpatrick|
Tuesday 28 December
Mass at 10.00 am for Arturo and Cosimo Farro
Wednesday 29 December
Mass at 10.00 am for John Hughes
Thursday 30 December
at 10.00 am for Theresa McGuire
Wedding Mass at 1.00 pm
Friday 31 December
Mass at 10.00 am for Sheila McLaughlin
Saturday 1 January
of Mary, the Mother of God - New Year's Day
Mass at 11.00 am for Isabella Dougherty and Patrick Hendry
No Vigil Mass this evening
Mass intention list is just over two weeks ahead. Please notify anniversaries
as early as you can. Thanks.
The Parish Centre is closed this week.
Please remember in your prayers:
Jean Martin (Saltcoats) who died recently;
Jessie Brown 1975, Tom Finn 1993, Anne-Marie Jenkins 2005, Isobel O'Hare Rae 2004, Patrick Quinn 1969,
Margaret Shanks 1966, Molly Cosgrove 1994, Catherine McEvoy 2009, Arthur Robertson, Arturo Farro 1994,
Rose Murphy 2009, May Shanks 1990, Frances Kilbane 1979, Mary Dorian Stirling 1999, Alfonso Agostini 1955,
Father Joseph Glendinning 1993, June Doherty 2010, Isabella Dougherty 2010, Father Andrew Karwemera 2002,
Lizzie Macnamara, James Murphy 1997 and Theresa McGuire 1989 whose anniversaries occur at this time
and those who are sick.
Information for the anniversary list is appreciated.
Last weekend's Offertory collection amounted to £558.15 - 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 £265.12 - many thanks. Each month we pay off our Parish Centre debt by £3000.
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.
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.
Would you consider remembering Saint Peter's in your will?
Next weekend's readers are Annie Watt at 10.00 am and Ronnie Cairns at 12 noon.
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 3 at 10.00 and Group 6 at 12 noon.
Sunday teas will not be served on 26 December and 2 January.
There will be no Children's Liturgy on 2 January.
The Christmas raffle was drawn on Sunday 19 December after 10.00 am Mass. The winners were 1st - pink 115, 2nd - green 149, 3rd - pink 2, 4th - pink 18, 5th - green 101, 6th - green 345, 7th - pink 30. Congratulations to the winners whose prizes can be collected from the stall. All proceeds go to the Special Education Religious Education Group (SPRED) and the Parish Lourdes Group.
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. 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.
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.
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. There is also an urgent request from the Holy Father that we pray for the Church in China. There is renewed repression of the Church.
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.
THE HOLY FATHERíS VISIT TO SCOTLAND 2010
Requested copies of the Papal Visit DVD have arrived. There should be a few spare copies. The DVD costs £10.99 and is an ideal gift for anyone who wants to remember an historic day for the Catholic community in Scotland.
Some years ago, in the gallery, there was a painting of Saint Peter receiving the Keys of the Kingdom of Heaven from Christ. It was removed since it was falling into disrepair. Does anyone remember the painting? Any idea who painted it or where it came from? Please let or George McGrattan know. Alternatively, email WebsiteAuthor@SaintPeterInChains.net.
FAMILY HISTORY ENQUIRY
Patrick Donnelly from Ardrossan, the son of John Donnelly and Mary McCann, was married in Saint Malachy's Roman Catholic Church in Fofanny, Kilcoo, Ireland in 1899 to Margaret Rafferty. They may have moved back to Ardrossan. Any idea who they were?
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 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.
LEGION OF MARYLegion of Mary
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.
STANECASTLE SCHOOL PETITION
There is a petition to save Stanecastle School at the stall.
AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED
Would you be interested in helping the suffering Church around the world by becoming Aid to the Church in Needís Representative in Saint Peter's parish? To find out more, please contact Aid To The Church In Need in Scotland through Lorraine McMahon on 01698 337470 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also visit the website at www.acnuk.org and review the fantastic work done by Aid to the Church in Need.
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.