BULLETIN                          8 MAY 2011

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER IN YEAR 1

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 7 May 
Mass at 10.00 am for Vanda Lanzini
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Helen McGhee and Margaret O'Neill
Sunday 8 May 

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

Monday 9 May 
Mass at 10.00 am for Kathleen O'Donnell
Tuesday 10 May 

Mass at 10.00 am for Nettie Retzback

Wednesday 11 May 

Requiem Mass at 12.30 pm for Anne Howieson
followed by her cremation at 2.00 pm

Thursday 12 May 
Mass at 7.00 pm for Frances Valerio and Joan McLachlan
Friday 13 May 
Mass at 10.00 am for Father Gabriel
Saturday 14 May 
Mass at 10.00 am for Elizabeth Reid
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for James Timmons

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

Saturday 7 May 

11.30 to 2.30 pm
7.30 pm

Private Function
Private Function

Sunday 8 May 

11.00 am
12.00 noon

Tea and Coffee after Mass
Karate

Monday 9 May 
9.30 to 11.30 am
5.30 to 6.30 pm
6.30 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm
Parents and Toddlers
Rainbows
Brownies
Weight Watchers
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Tuesday 10 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 11 May 
6.00 to 7.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm

Karate
Zumba Fitness

Thursday 12 May 
1.30 to 3.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Brownies
Guides
Friday 13 May 
9.30 to 11.30 am Parents and Toddlers

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Thomas Patrick Kane, Moira Horsefield née McLaughlin (Renfrew) and Grace McKinley, Anne Howieson of our parish
   and Michael Pentleton (Saltcoats) who died recently;
   Annie Hilferty 1959, Simon Smyth 2001, Joe Moran 2006, Frank Nils Matthews 2003, Josephine Mulligan 2008,
   Angela Murray 1991, Robert Ferguson 2005, Nicholas McIntee 2004, Francis Moran 1999, Theresa Smith 1997,
   Les Dorrian 2009 and Margaret OíNeill 2009 whose anniversaries occur at this time and those who are sick.
   Information for the anniversary list is appreciated.

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 £694.55 - 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
£282.72 - 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 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 £120 this week to make the total so far £6324. I am very grateful.

READERS
Next weekend's readers are Margaret Munn at 5.30 pm, Margaret Harvey at 10.00 am and Jim Delahunt at 12 noon.

ALTAR SERVERS
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 2 at 5.30 pm, Group 4 at 10.00 am and Group 7 at 12 noon.

CHILDREN'S LITURGY
Next Sunday's Children's Liturgy helpers are Michelle Morton and Emma Paterson for the pre-5s, Lorraine Cullinane and Michelle Millar for primaries 1 and 2 and Frances Gemmell and Gayle Paterson for primary 3. Primary 4 has its First Communion and Confirmation Sunday.

SUNDAY TEAS
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Annie Thompson's team.

SUNDAY LUNCH FOR OLDER PARISHIONERS
The Sunday Lunch for our older parishioners - ages with the Canon or older - is on today.

WORLD YOUTH DAY
The Pope invites young people from all over the world to gather every two or three years for a festival of Catholic faith. This year, World Youth Day will take place in Madrid. Thirty-four young people from Galloway diocese are already taking part and there are three more places available. The group leaves on 9 August to spend five days in Salamanca, a young and vibrant university city where the Scots College which trained priests for Scotland is located. There they will be welcomed by the young local church to share faith, culture and friendship. The group will then travel to Madrid and stay there for six days when there will be international youth gatherings, public prayer and Mass, and youth festivals across the city, culminating in the final World Youth Day event when two million young people are expected for Mass with Pope Benedict. The group returns to Scotland on 23 August. The Church would love you to be part of this life-changing event! You must be sixteen years old by 9 August. The cost is £850 but your parish may be willing to support fundraising for this event. For more information, visit www.Madrid11.com or email the Diocesan Youth Officer, Father Stephen McGrattan on info@rccumnock.org.uk.

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.

HELP
The back sacristy and space off the sacristy has been used for storage since for ever! It needs a clear-out. Any help available on Tuesday morning after Mass would be gratefully received. A skip has been ordered.

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.

THURSDAY CLUB
The Thursday Club is holding a Coffee Afternoon on Tuesday 10 May in the Civic Centre, Ardrossan from 1.00 to 3.00 pm. There will be home baking, tombola and a raffle.

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.

EUCHARISTIC EXPOSITION AND SOLEMN SUNG EVENING PRAYER OF THE CHURCH
Bishop Cunningham will lead an hour of prayer in Saint Margaretís Cathedral, John Street, Ayr on Sunday 15 May at 6.00 pm. During this time of prayer, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed and the Evening Prayer of the Church from the Liturgy of the Hours will be sung. The singing will be supported by the Galloway Music Network. You will be very welcome
to this solemn and yet still time of prayer.

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.

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.

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.