BULLETIN                                                    26 JUNE 2011

FEAST OF THE BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST IN YEAR 1

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 25 June 
Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Martin Francis Brown and Eddie Cunningham
Sunday 26 June 

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

Monday 27 June 
Mass at 10.00 am for Billy Telford and Theresa Doran
Tuesday 28 June 

Mass at 10.00 am for Sheelagh Kelly
Vigil Mass at 7.00 pm for Cathie Carroll

Wednesday 29 June 

Feast of Saints Peter and Paul
Mass at 10.00 am for James Little
Mass at 7.00 pm for Joseph and Sarah Sammons

Thursday 30 June 
Mass at 7.00 pm for Father Michael Lynch and former Parish Priests
Friday 1 July 
Mass at 10.00 am for Betty McGuire and Maureen Smith
Saturday 2 July 
Mass at 10.00 am for Sheila Brerton
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Patricia, Greta and Felix Murphy

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 26 June 

11.00 am
12 noon

Tea and Coffee after Mass
Karate

Monday 27 June 
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm
Weight Watchers
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Tuesday 28 June 
11.00 am
7.30 to 8.30 pm

Legion of Mary
Keep Fit

Wednesday 29 June 
6.00 pm
7.00 pm

Karate
Zumba Fitness

Thursday 30 June 
1.30 to 3.00 pm Cardiac Rehabilitation

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Maureen Smith who died recently;
   Harry Boyle 2006, Michael Fitzpatrick 2006, Elizabeth Paterson, Joseph Sammons 1954, Margaret Burns 2006,
   James Little 1979, Joseph McCormick 1977, Tony Ross 2008, Anne Convery 1997, Annie McCabe 2002,
   Margaret McCann 2000, Mary Nolan O'Hare 1995, John, Peter, Francis Jim and Paul Breslin,
   James Conaghan 1999, Margaret Donnelly 1953, William Magee 1997, Peter McEvoy 1967, Rose McKenzie 1998,
   Helen Taylor 1998, Hugh Brodie 1964, Patrick Burns 2000, Betty Sloan 2007, Oliviero Agostini 1940,
   James Brennan 1963, Rose Doyle 2008, Father Michael Lynch 2004, Stuart McDonald 2006,
   Kathleen Robertson 2005, Josephine Slaven 2008 and Mary Tonner 1936 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 £606.09 - 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
£313.23 - 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?


FEAST OF SAINTS PETER AND PAUL - HOLIDAY OF OBLIGATION
Wednesday is the Feast of Saint Peter and Paul and is a holiday of obligation. The Vigil Mass is on Tuesday at 7.00 pm. Masses on Wednesday are at 10.00 am and 7.00 pm. There is also Mass in Saint Peterís school.

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 £406 this week to make the total so far £8140. I am very grateful.

READERS
Next weekend's readers are Elsie Brodie at 5.30 pm, Robert Cooper at 10.00 am and Alfie Agostini at 12 noon.

ALTAR SERVERS
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 1 at 5.30 pm, Group 2 at 10.00 am and Group 6 at 12 noon.

CHILDREN'S LITURGY
The Children's Liturgy will resume on 28 August.

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

THROUGHCARE TEAM
North Ayrshire Council Social Services and Health's Throughcare Team is looking to recruit supported carers for young people leaving care. An allowance and ongoing support are provided for anyoneable to offer a place within their home to a young person. If you are interested, please contact Throughcare on 01294 602527 for further 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-seven young people from Galloway diocese are taking part. For more information, visit www.Madrid11.com or email the Diocesan Youth Officer, Father Stephen McGrattan on info@rccumnock.org.uk.

CHURCH MAINTENANCE
The Church gutters on the sea side have been repaired, refitted and painted; the upper windows have been sealed and painted; and the lower windows will be treated next. A new boiler will be installed soon. I will keep you posted. The brown envelopes have been a great help.

50/50 CLUB
Congratulations to our 50/50 Club winners for May and June who each win £25.
   134 George McGrattan, 264 Brian Beattie, 186 Esther Coulter, 41 Elaine Shaw,
   197 Pauline MacPherson, 234 Michael Sweeney, 129 Sarah O'Reilly, 267 Brian McEvoy
The bonus prize of £100 was won by 211 Mary Mathieson. Well done to all of you. The winning cheques are in the post. Members should ensure the Promoter is updated with any change of address. We have a few vacant places and are happy to welcome new members at any time. The fund supports our parish and is very much appreciated.

PARISH LOURDES GROUP PILGRIMAGE
A small parish group, led by Canon Matt, is heading off to Lourdes on Monday 4 July and will be back on Friday 8 July. We will remember the parish in our prayers. Anyone wishing petitions placed at the Grotto, please contact Harry Sammons or any member of the group before next Sunday. Morning Mass will be in Saint Mary's Church, Saltcoats during that week.

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.

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO WHITHORN
The diocesan pilgrimage to Whithorn will take place on Sunday 28 August. Mass will be celebrated at Saint Ninianís Cave at 4.00 pm and in the town church at 4.45 pm.

LOST KEYS
A set of car keys was lost last weekend somewhere between the car park and the church. If you find any keys, please hand them into the stall or Parish Office. Thank you.

PARISH BARBECUE FOR CHRISTIAN AID
There will be a parish barbecue on Sunday 31 July from 2.00 to 5.00 pm. We didnít take part in the door-to-door collection this year as Canon Matt is not keen on sending people out to go round doors. The Sunday afternoon barbecue fundraiser is open to everyone and is supported by the Ardrossan Churches Group. Tickets are available at £1 for Christian Aid to give us an indication of numbers. Food and so on is available to purchase and there will be some fundraising stalls. The planning meeting for everyone who can come will be in the presbytery on Tuesday 28 June at 8.00 pm after Mass.

CLASS OF 1988
Those who left school in 1988, had a class reunion and gave the parish a brown envelope with £346 for maintenance work. They ask you to remember in your prayers those of their group whom God has already taken home - Michael Robson, Brian Narducci, Charles Coulter, Paul Miller and Stephen Connor.

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. There has been a problem. The last two ordered have not arrived. It is being investigated. We hope to resume normal service soon.

POPE BENEDICT XVI CARITAS AWARD
Pope Benedict XVI has launched the Caritas Award to encourage young people in their final year at secondary school to commit their time and talents to support others in their parish communities. It is hoped to recognise the involvement of those young people who are already active in parish life and also encourage others to become more involved. More details are available from
www.sces.org.uk.

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.

EVENING SAIL TO ARRAN
Weather permitting, we will do the evening sail to Arran again this year on Wednesday 27 July. The boat leaves at 6.00 pm and comes back around 8.15 pm. Alternatively, you can go earlier and come back with us. There is no need to book - just turn up, buy a ticket, bring a picnic and enjoy the evening. More information will be given later.

KILWINNING PARISH HOLIDAY
The combined parishes of Kilwinning have six places left for their annual holiday. The destination this year is Scarborough. If you would like to go, please call Joyce on 01294 552213.

SAINT ANDREWíS ACADEMY REUNION
There is a class reunion planned for the year group who started Saint Andrew's Academy, Saltcoats in 1986. It will take place on Saturday 10 September in Saint Peter's Parish Centre. Anybody from that year group interested in going, please contact Alan Burns on 07977 124524 or Louise (Breen) Clarke 07779 581840.

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.