BULLETIN      24 APRIL 2011

EASTER SUNDAY IN YEAR 1

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 23 April 
Easter Vigil Mass at 8.30 pm for Philomena Doherty
Sunday 24 April 

Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for Andrew Dougan
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for the congregation

Monday 25 April 
No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass offered elsewhere for Philomena O'Hare
Mass in Saint Mary's Church, Saltcoats at 10.00 am
Tuesday 26 April 

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass offered elsewhere for a special intention
Mass in Saint Mary's Church, Saltcoats at 10.00 am

Wednesday 27 April 

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass offered elsewhere for baby Joseph
Mass in Saint Mary's Church, Saltcoats at 10.00 am

Thursday 28 April 
No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass offered elsewhere for Father Gabriel
Mass in Saint Mary's Church, Saltcoats at 10.00 am
Friday 29 April 
No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass offered elsewhere for Father Gabriel
Mass in Saint Mary's Church, Saltcoats at 6.00 pm
Saturday 30 April 
Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention (TMcG) and Jean Monan
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Philomena Doherty

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 24 April 

12.00 noon

Karate

Monday 25 April 
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm
Weight Watchers
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Tuesday 26 April 
11.00 am
7.30 to 8.30 pm

Legion of Mary
Keep Fit

Wednesday 27 April 
6.00 to 7.00 pm
7.00 pm

Karate
Zumba Fitness

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Frances Balerio (Glasgow), Vanda Lanzani and Margaret Kelly who died recently;
   Margaret's Requiem Mass will be in Linlithgow followed by her burial in Ardrossan Cemetery on Thursday at 2.00 pm.
   Richard Hunter 2010, Noelle Collins, Charlotte Bell 2009, John Maher 2010, Agnes McCann 1970,
   Bridget McLellan 1995, Patrick Doherty 2005, Father John Murphy 1978, Jack Ferguson, Frank Robertson 1989,
   Philomena O'Hare 2009, Jessie Stevens 2000, Joseph Stevens 1993, Angel Doyle 2006, Edward McNamara 1977,
   Aldo Agostini 1974, Kathleen Walsh 1955 and Annie Mathieson Dorian 1974
   whose anniversaries occur at this time and those who are sick.
   Information for the anniversary list is appreciated.

FATHER GABRIEL KIGOZI
At Father Gabrielís Funeral Mass there was a retiring collection which will be sent to his family in Africa. Everything Father Gabriel had he sent to Africa. We will do this for him. If you would like to contribute, there are envelopes available. Drop them in the Offertory collection. Thanks.

Father Gabriel's family asked for photographs of his funeral. Some can be seen from the Pictures link on this site.

EASTER WEEK
Canon Matt is not available for Mass this week. There is Mass in Saint Maryís Church, Saltcoats. Father Bell will attend to any calls and funerals this week. The Parish office is staffed during office Hours from Tuesday to Friday.

SACRAMENT OF FORGIVENESS
The Sacrament of Forgiveness is available at any suitable time as well as from 4.30 pm before the Vigil Mass on Saturday evenings.

OFFERTORY COLLECTION
Last weekend's Offertory collection amounted to £692.86 - 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
£313.27 - 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.

COLLECTION ENVELOPES
Would you like collection envelopes for the coming year? Please contact the Parish Office on 464063 or add your name to the list at the stall. Standing Orders made through your bank are handier. Forms are available. If you pay tax and sign a Gift Aid form then the Church is entitled to the tax paid on your contributions. We apply and it is paid directly to the Church. You need do nothing except sign a form. Could you consider putting a little bit more in your collection? A new form is 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?


FUNDRAISING
Following my Financial Statement last week and my appeal about the work we need to do on the church building, I am launching a 'brown envelope' collection. Please take one home and read what is in it. Take as many as you like and drop them in the collection bag. We received £150 this week to make the total so far £6024. I am very grateful.

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 5 at 10.00 am and Group 7 at 12 noon.

CHILDREN'S LITURGY
Next Sunday's Children's Liturgy helpers are Maria Paterson and Claire Sweenie for the pre-5s, Michelle Morton and Emma Paterson for primaries 1 and 2, Lorraine Cullinane and Kerry Scott for primary 3 and Frances Gemmell and Gayle Paterson for primary 4.

SUNDAY TEAS
There are no Sunday Teas on Easter Sunday. Next Sunday's teas will be served by Sharon McLaughlin's team.

SUNDAY LUNCH FOR OLDER PARISHIONERS
There will be a Sunday Lunch for all our older parishioners - ages with the Canon or older - on Sunday 8 May after the 12 noon Mass. We are looking for you to arrange to bring those not really able to get out to Mass very often. Nearer the time, we will have free tickets to give us an idea of how many we need to cater for. Suggestions and comments are welcome.

SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE UNBORN CHILD (SPUC)
SPUC's annual folk concert will be on Saturday 7 May in Saint Wininís Church Hall, Kilwinning from 7.30 pm till 11.30 pm and supper will be provided. Tickets cost £5.00 and can be obtained by contacting Ellen Quirk or Pat Quirk or by phoning 556736 or 556680.

GREETINGS FROM SAINT PETERS IN CHAINS, CINCINNATI
I have had a note from Father James Bramlage, Administrator of the Cathedral of Saint Peter in Chains, Cincinnati, United States, greeting the parishioners of another parish dedicated to Saint Peter in Chains. I have returned his greetings.

PAPAL BLESSINGS
Papal Blessings for a wedding, wedding anniversary or a special birthday can be ordered at the stall. The cost of the parchment and postage is about £30. Please leave plenty of time.

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.

HCPT - THE PILGRIMAGE TRUST GROUP 207.
The HCPT collection outside the church on Palm Sunday raised £1284 - many thanks to everyone. The group will travel to Lourdes on Easter Sunday with twelve children from the local area. You helped to make this possible. You will be remembered in our prayers and at Mass in Lourdes. Our Lady of Lourdes pray for us.

SOCIETY OF SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL COFFEE MORNING
Saint Peterís Conference of the
the Saint Vincent de Paul Society plans to hold a Coffee morning on Saturday 21 May in the Parish Centre. There will be various stalls including Home Baking, Books, Toys, Face Painting, Bric à Brac as well as a Prize Raffle. Donations for any of the stalls, as well as prizes for the raffle will be most welcome and can be notified to any member of the Conference.

KITS FOR KIDS
There is a box will be at the stall for any tokens from the Daily Record to aid Tass Thistle Under Twelves Football Club. Thank you.

THANKS
Grateful thanks to Saint Clare for favours received. May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be praised, adored and glorified and loved today and every day throughout the world, Amen. KD

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.