BULLETIN                        22 MAY 2011

FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER IN YEAR 1

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 21 May 
Mass at 10.00 am for Grace McKinley
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Joan McLachlan
Sunday 22 May 

Sunday Mass with Confirmation and First Communion at 10.00 am
for the congregation
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for John McMillan and Frances McGee

Monday 23 May 
Mass offered elsewhere for Robert and Jane Monan
Tuesday 24 May 

Mass offered elsewhere for Kathleen O'Donnell

Wednesday 25 May 

Mass offered elsewhere for Grace McKinley

Thursday 26 May 
Mass at 10.00 am for Annie Grant and Rebecca Price
Wedding Service at 3.30 pm for Louise and John
Friday 27 May 
Mass at 10.00 am for Susan and Bernard Little
Wedding Service at 4.00 pm for Antonia and David
Saturday 28 May 
Mass at 10.00 am for Joe Campbell and Denis McWilliams
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Thomas Patrick Kane

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 21 May 
10.30 am Saint Vincent de Paul Society Coffee Morning
Sunday 22 May 

11.00 am
12.00 noon

Tea and Coffee after Mass
Karate

Monday 23 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 24 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 25 May 
7.00 to 8.00 pm

Zumba Fitness

Thursday 26 May 
1.30 to 3.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Brownies
Guides
Friday 27 May 
9.30 to 11.30 am Parents and Toddlers
Saturday 28 May 
7.00 pm Private Function

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Angus Donnelly 2003, Janet Gee 2010, William McCafferty 1920, James Cairnie 1953, Mary Kelly 2002,
   Sadie Welsh 2009, Meta McCulloch, Patrick O'Hare 1973, Margaret McAuley 1953, Joe Peppard 1993,
   Christine Stevens 1996, Joseph Higgins 2006, Lily Peppard 2004, Mary Lynn Beattie 1998, Bernard Little 1999,
   Sarah Ramsay 2000, Desmond Langan 2005, Jim Little 1945, William McNeil 2007 and William Stewart 2006
   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 £641.93 - 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
£332.18 - 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 £60 this week to make the total so far £6434. I am very grateful.

READERS
Next weekend's readers are Pauline Taylor at 5.30 pm, Angela Body at 10.00 am and Tom Reid at 12 noon.

ALTAR SERVERS
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 2 at 5.30 pm, Group 3 at 10.00 am and Group 7 at 12 noon.

CHILDREN'S LITURGY
Next Sunday's Children's Liturgy helpers are Claire Sweenie and Helen Pengilley for the pre-5s, Sharon McLaughlin and Maria Paterson for primaries 1 and 2 and Lorraine Cullinane and Kerry Scott for primary 3. Primary 4 has its First Communion and Confirmation Sunday.

SUNDAY TEAS
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Lynsay Houstonís 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.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS
The Fourth Sunday of Easter - just past - each year is the World Day of Prayer for Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life. It is the responsibility of all of us. Have you thought about the next generation of priests? Given the age of your priest, is it not likely that Saint Peterís will need a replacement quite soon? Where will he come from? Currently we have no students in training and we ought to have. Could God be calling you to priesthood? The Diocesan Vocations Director is Father Willie Boyd of Irvine. Contact him on 01294 279130 for more information.

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.

SERVICE OF TAIZE PRAYER AND PRAISE FOR PENTECOST
There will be a service of Taize Prayer and Praise for Pentecost in Saint Andrewís Episcopal Church, Ardrossan on Wednesday 15 June at 7.30 pm. Everyone is welcome.

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.

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.

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.

COTSWOLD TRIP
The bus for the Cotswold Trip leaves Saint Peterís car park on Monday 30 May at 8.30 am.

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.