BULLETIN                                1 MAY 2011

SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER IN YEAR 1

CHURCH SERVICES

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
Sunday 1 May 

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

Monday 2 May 
Mass at 10.00 am for Jim Brown
Tuesday 3 May 

Mass at 10.00 am for Father Gabriel

Wednesday 4 May 

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Canon Matt is saying a Requiem Mass in Saint Mary's Church, Saltcoats at 10.00 am.

Thursday 5 May 
Mass at 7.00 pm for Jean Monan
Friday 6 May 
Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention (JC)
Saturday 7 May 
Mass at 10.00 am for Vanda Lanzini
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Helen McGhee

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 1 May 

11.00 am
12.00 noon
1.30 pm

Tea and Coffee after Mass
Karate
Private Function

Monday 2 May 
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm
Weight Watchers
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Tuesday 3 May 
11.00 am
6.30 to 9.00 pm
7.30 to 8.30 pm

Legion of Mary
Saint Anne's Guild
Keep Fit

Wednesday 4 May 
6.00 to 7.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.30 pm

Karate
Zumba Fitness
Ignatian Prayer Group

Thursday 5 May 
1.30 to 3.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Brownies
Guides
Friday 6 May 
9.30 to 11.30 am Parents and Toddlers
Saturday 7 May 
11.30 to 2.30 pm
7.30 pm
Private Function
Private Function

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Frances Valerio (Glasgow), Joan McLachlan and Margaret Kelly (Linlithgow) who died recently;
   Simon Charles Cawley 2004, Mary Crossan 1981, Elizabeth Hendry 1998, Joe Arkison 2005, Jean Nesbit 1999,
   Nettie Retzbach 2010, Ian Clarke 2005, Agnes Grogan 1954, Bobby Macnamara, James Timmons 1982,
   Mary Barclay 2009, Kathleen Findlay 1996, William Hilferty 1943, Harry Hissey 1976, Robert Hunter 1956,
   John, Irene and Patrick McKelvey, James McEvoy 1964, Helen McGee, Patrick McGuire,
   Patricia McPadden 2004, Robert Stewart 2002, Jean Agostini 1978, Josephine Brady 1953,
   Josephine Cunningham 2000, Margaret Long 1999 and Margaret Stevens 2007
   whose anniversaries occur at this time and those who are sick.
   Information for the anniversary list is appreciated.

FATHER GABRIEL'S FUNERAL MASS
Very many thanks to all who assisted in making this a prayerful and dignified celebration to thank God for Father Gabrielís life and ministry. We had a collection to assist Father Gabrielís family in Uganda since he was their main breadwinner. It raised just over £4723. I will find a way to send the money to pay school fees and other useful things in honour of Father Gabriel.

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

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, there is 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 £180 this week to make the total so far £6204. I am very grateful.

READERS
Next weekend's readers are Celia Andrew at 5.30 pm, Robert Cooper at 10.00 am and Ronnie Cairns at 12 noon.

ALTAR SERVERS
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 1 at 5.30 pm, Group 3 at 10.00 am and Group 6 at 12 noon.

CHILDREN'S LITURGY
Next Sunday's Children's Liturgy helpers are Helen Pengilley and Michelle Morton for the pre-5s, Maria Paterson and Yvette Thorpe for primaries 1 and 2, Sharon McLaughlin and Ann Cassidy for primary 3 and Andrena Hughes and Elaine Shaw for primary 4.

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

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES
The diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes will be from 4 to 11 July 2011, flying from Prestwick. Full details are on the poster and booking forms are available. If you could make the journey as a sick pilgrim and want more information, contact Janie Agnew or phone 07739 399222.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. To ensure its survival, the Society urgently requires new male and female members. You must be over eighteen. The work is difficult because there are many people in our parish and community who require assistance with finance, advice and encouragement. Please speak to Canon Matt or any of the members.

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.

PARISH 50/50 CLUB
The 50/50 Club is an important fundraiser for the parish. If you would like to join the 50/50 Club please contact the Promoter, Myriame Sammons or telephone 469006.

SPECIAL RELIGIOUS EDUCATION GROUP (SPRED)
SPRED meets in Saint Johnís Parish Hall, Stevenston on Wednesday evenings from 7.00 to 9.00 pm. If you know anyone who may be interested or would benefit from the SPRED group, please contact Liz Petrie at the SPRED Centre, Queen Margaret Academy on 01292 263196 or phone 01294 467296.

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. DJ

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.