BULLETIN                            15 MAY 2011

FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER IN YEAR 1

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 14 May 
Mass at 10.00 am for Elizabeth Reid
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for James Timmons
Sunday 15 May 

Sunday Mass with Confirmation and First Communion at 10.00 am
for the congregation
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for Moira Horsefield

Monday 16 May 
No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass offered elsewhere for Daniel Lyon
Tuesday 17 May 

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass offered elsewhere for Father Gabriel

Wednesday 18 May 

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass offered elsewhere for Kathleen O'Donnell

Thursday 19 May 
Mass at 6.00 pm for Father Gabriel - month's mind
The time is to suit the Millport Ferry.
Friday 20 May 
Mass at 10.00 am for Tommy Coulter and Daniel Cullinane
Saturday 21 May 
Mass at 10.00 am for Grace McKinley
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Joan McLachlan

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 15 May 

11.00 am
12.00 noon

Tea and Coffee after Mass
Karate

Monday 16 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 17 May 
11.00 am
6.15 to 7.15 pm
6.30 to 9.00 pm
7.30 to 8.30 pm

Legion of Mary
Zumba Fitness
Saint Anne's Guild
Keep Fit

Wednesday 18 May 
6.00 to 7.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm

Karate
Zumba Fitness

Thursday 19 May 
1.30 to 3.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Brownies
Guides
Friday 20 May 
9.30 to 11.30 am Parents and Toddlers
Saturday 21 May 
10.30 am Saint Vincent de Paul Society Coffee Morning

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Daniel Lyon, John McMillan, Annie Grant (Saltcoats), Joe Campbell (Glasgow), Jenna McKay, Denis McWilliams
   and Rebecca Price who died recently;
   Mary McFarlane 2004, Charles Campbell 2008, Ann Cameron 2003, Mary Teresa Dolan 1999, Bill O'Neill 2009,
   Lexie Wright 2010, William Calvert 1992, Father John Fitzsimmons 2008, Susan Little 2007, Frances Hackett 1997,
   Harry Andrew 2003, Tommy Coulter 2010, Robert McKay 1942, Mary Quinn 1978, George Wilson 2006,
   Patricia Butcher 2009, Brian Cairns 2004 and Nora Ramsay 2007 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 £704.07 - 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
£314.12 - 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 £50 this week to make the total so far £6374. I am very grateful.

READERS
Next weekend's readers are Elsie Brodie at 5.30 pm, Annie Watt at 10.00 am and Marade Griffin at 12 noon.

ALTAR SERVERS
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 1 at 5.30 pm, Group 5 at 10.00 am and Group 6 at 12 noon.

CHILDREN'S LITURGY
Next Sunday's Children's Liturgy helpers are Maria Paterson and Yvette Thorpe for the pre-5s, Michelle Morton and Elaine Shaw for primaries 1 and 2 and Andrena Hughes and Jacqueline Smith for primary 3. Primary 4 has its First Communion and Confirmation Sunday.

SUNDAY TEAS
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Kathleen Chapman's team.

CONFIRMATION AND FIRST COMMUNION
Please keep in your prayers the children - and their families - who are receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation and making their First Communion today and next Sunday at 10.00 am Mass.

CANON MATT
Canon Matt is officiating at the Wedding Mass of a family friend in Spain on Tuesday afternoon. He will be back home on Wednesday.

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.

PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES
The parish pilgrimage to Lourdes will be from 4 to 8 July 2011.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

THE HOLY SPIRIT BIBLE STUDIES
There are three afternoon Bible Studies in Smithstone House, Kilwinning on Wednesdays 18, 25 May and 1 June from 2.00 to 4.00 pm. Everyone is welcome.

BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE
There is an opportunity to give blood on Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 May from 2.30 to 3.45 pm and 5.15 to 7.30 pm in The Civic Centre, Glasgow Street, Ardrossan.

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.