BULLETIN                                           10 JULY 2011

FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 1

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 9 July 
Mass at 10.00 am for the sick - MR
Wedding Mass at 2.00 pm for Peter and Louise
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for George McGurn
Sunday 10 July 

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

Monday 11 July 
Mass at 10.00 am for Barney Gerraghty and Ina Scott
Tuesday 12 July 

Mass at 10.00 am for Agnes and James Conaghan

Wednesday 13 July 

Mass at 10.00 am for Stella Reid

Thursday 14 July 
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Ellen Neilson
Friday 15 July 
Mass at 10.00 am for John C O'Neill
Wedding Mass at 1.30 pm for Corrine and Paul
Saturday 16 July 
Mass at 10.00 am for Canon Eugene Matthews
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Arthur McBeth

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 10 July 

11.00 am
12 noon

Tea and Coffee after Mass
Karate

Monday 11 July 
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm
Weight Watchers
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Tuesday 12 July 
11.00 am
7.30 to 8.30 pm

Legion of Mary
Keep Fit

Wednesday 13 July 
6.00 pm
7.00 pm

Karate
Zumba Fitness

Thursday 14 July 
1.30 to 3.00 pm Cardiac Rehabilitation

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Ellen Neilson of our parish and Arthur McBeth who died recently;
   Donald William Newall 1998, Andrew McVeigh 2000, Alexander Quigg 1999, Catherine Teggart 1998,
   Mr and Mrs Francis Breslin 1976, Jeannie Brown 1995, Father Donal Burke, Julie Kelley-Holland 2005,
   Margaret McAteer 1992, Alice McMahon 1981, Agnes Anne Conaghan 2002, Annie O'Kane 2001,
   Stella Reid 2009, Robert MacRae 1986, Jessie Hazelton 2007, James Jenkins 2005,
   Canon Eugene Matthews 2010 and Sally Walsh 1957 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 £699.08 - 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
£300.93 - 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 £100 this week to make the total so far £8290. I am very grateful.

CHURCH MAINTENANCE
The cost of repairing the gutters and general work on the edges of the roof was just over £5000 with about £1000 in value added tax - a bit more than expected. The brown envelopes have been a great help. A new boiler is soon to be installed. I will keep you posted.

READERS
Next weekend's readers are Louise Moore at 5.30 pm, Angela Body 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 4 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 Lynsay Houstonís 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.

50/50 CLUB
New 50/50 Club members are always welcome. Please speak to Myriamme Sammons.

PARISH LOURDES GROUP PILGRIMAGE
Canon Matt and the Parish Lourdes Group are safely back in Ardrossan.

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.

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. Sales tables are available - you keep the proceeds - at £10 per table.

THE NEW MISSAL
We begin to use the new translation of the missal in September and the new texts for the prayers and so on will be introduced in Advent. There will be 'pew cards' available for the start. Please use them and leave them in the pews. If you wish a pocketor handbag copy, they will be available from the stall. At the beginning, the responses and the slightly new versions of the Gloria and Creed are all that matter. Please God we will get used to responding "and with your spirit" instead of "and also with you" very soon. The readings are not changing but they will conclude with "The Word of the Lord" instead of "This is the Word of the Lord.". The new Altar Missal will cost us around £300 but there is no option. Very soon, Sunday and even Daily Missals will be available to order. Magnificat will use the new translations as they are introduced. A document titled Getting To Know The New Roman Missal can be accessed by clicking here.

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.

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.

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.

MARY'S MEALS
Mary's Meals work with some of the poorest people in Third World countries. They offer help by collecting unwanted or unused clothing and bedding - all textiles - and turning them into funds to carry out their work overseas. Our annual collection of used clothes and textiles only takes place on the weekend of 27 and 28 August. Now would be a good time to get ready.


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.