THIRTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 1
Saturday 5 November
at 10.00 am for the Holy Souls
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Dorothea Campbell
Sunday 6 November
Mass at 10.00 am for the congregation
Monday 7 November
No Mass in Saint Peter's
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am in Saint Mary's, Saltcoats for Mary Timmons
Tuesday 8 November
Mass at 10.00 am for the sick - DMcL
Wednesday 9 November
Mass at 10.00 am for a wedding anniversary
Thursday 10 November
|Mass at 7.00 pm for Sadie Clegg|
Friday 11 November
|Mass at 10.00 am for the Holy Souls|
Saturday 12 November
at 10.00 am for Kathleen Fitzpatrick
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for George Logue
Mass intention list is just over two weeks ahead. Please notify anniversaries
as early as you can. Thanks.
PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Saturday 5 November
Sunday 6 November
and Coffee after Mass
Monday 7 November
to 11.30 am
5.30 to 6.30 pm
6.30 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Tuesday 8 November
6.30 to 9.00 pm
7.30 to 8.30 pm
Wednesday 9 November
Thursday 10 November
to 3.00 pm
5.00 to 9.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm
Friday 11 November
|9.30 to 11.30 am||
Parents and Toddlers
Please remember in your prayers:
Sadie Clegg (Kilwinning) and Mary Timmons (Saltcoats) who died recently;
James McCabe, Jean Murray 2006, Julie Holland Newmann, Steven Walker 1999, Mary McDonald 2004,
Lena McGhee 2000, Liam Newall 2004, Sandra White 2010, Monica Fagan, Jim McLaren 2005,
Joseph McAuliffe 2001, Jean McGowan 2010, Annie McNamara, Alice McWhinnie 2009,
Elizabeth Mary Moultrie 2000, Father Cornelius Burke 1972, James Cummings 2005, Vivien Goldie 1998,
Helen Gurney 2004, David Kelley, Henry Mons McIlroy 1966, Alec Murphy 1998, Annie Tracey 2000,
Thomas Walsh 2002, James Cox, Canon John Donnelly 2003, Mary McCabe 1998, Peter McCourt 2009,
James McGrath 2010, Daniel Murray 2006 and Moira Shaw 1995 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.
Last weekend's Offertory collection amounted to £782.25 - 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 £340.28 - many thanks.
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.
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.
Would you consider remembering Saint Peter's in your will?
Next weekend's readers are Pauline Taylor at 5.30 pm, Margaret Harvey at 10.00 am and Harry Sammons at 12 noon.
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 2 at 5.30 pm, Group 3 at 10.00 am and Group 6 at 12 noon.
Next Sunday's Children's Liturgy helpers are Emma Paterson and Yvette Thorpe for the pre-5s, Ann Cassidy and Sharon McLaughlin for primaries 1 and 2, Michelle Morton and Maria Paterson for primary 3 and Andrena Hughes and Lorraine Cullinane for Primary 4. Our Liturgy is run by volunteers on a rota basis. We are in need of some new volunteers to help us in running the groups. This would be and ideal time to join as we are having an evening to apply for Disclosure for volunteers as mentioned below. If you are interested, please contact the Parish Office on 464063 and leave your name and number. Thanks.
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Kathleen Chapman’s team.
FEAST OF ALL SAINTS
Tuesday is the Feast of All Saints and is a Holyday of Obligation. Mass times are listed.
FEAST OF ALL SOULS
Wednesday is the Feast of All Souls. Mass times are listed.
The annual Cemetery Mass will be celebrated in Ardrossan Cemetery on Sunday 6 November at 2.00 pm.
Everyone is welcome to a very special event called Being Church - Promoting a Culture of Vocations in the Diocese in Saint Joseph’s Academy, Grassyards Road, Kilmarnock, KA3 7SL on Sunday 13 November from 3.00 pm with Mass at 5.00 pm.
The help you are giving to pay for the new boiler is very, very useful. The brown envelope donations of £20+ - and gift-aided if you can - is certainly easing the pain. Some fundraising by parish groups would be a great help. Brown envelope donations of £155 bring the total to £3071.
CHRISTMAS CARDS AND CALENDARS
A lovely selection to Christmas cards and calendars is available at the Stall.
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.
A SCOTTISH CELEBRATION OF SAINT ANDREW FOR CHURCH HEATING
To raise funds for the new Church boiler, there will be A Scottish Celebration of Saint Andrew in the Parish Centre on Friday 25 November at 7.00 pm. There will be a bar, light supper, quiz and sing-song. Music will be provided by Charlie Martin, George and Michael and The Von Crap Singers. Tickets, costing £5, are available from the parish office and stall where raffle prize donations will be gratefully accepted. Please support this fun evening to pay for the boiler. Thanks.
FAMILY BINGO NIGHT
On Thursday 17 November, the Brownies and Guides are having a Family Bingo Night in aid of Saint Peter’s. Doors open at 6.30 pm for a 7.00 pm start. Any donation of raffle prizes would be very much appreciated and can be handed in to the Parish Centre at any time. Everyone is welcome.
A CHOIRED TASTE
A Choired Taste, a Kilmarnock based choir, are bringing a Charity Concert of Christmas music to Saint Cuthbert’s Church, Saltcoats, on Sunday 4 December at 7.30 pm. Tickets, priced £5, are available from William Parker on 01294 471207 or, subject to availability, at the door on the evening of the concert.
During the winter months, we need to organise a few social events - for the fun of it. The sail to Arran and the barbecue were well attended and enjoyed. We have very heavy expenditure on a new heating boiler for the church and the eventual painting of the church. Suggestions will always be welcome.
SCOTTISH CATHOLIC INTERNATIONAL AID FUND (SCIAF)
SCIAF is holding catch-up sessions for anyone interested in finding out more about its work. You can meet parish volunteers in your diocese and chat to SCIAF staff about the issues that matter to your parish. For more information, phone 0141 354 5524, email email@example.com or visit www.sciaf2.org.uk/parish.
THE NEW MISSAL
A document titled Getting To Know The New Roman Missal can be accessed by clicking here. Please be patient. Having to struggle a little bit with new ways of saying things means that we are paying more attention to the words we say at Mass! Pocket sized Mass BooksPocket sized Mass Books are available from the stall at £2. The responses and the (slightly) new versions of the Gloria and Creed are your parts - most of the changes are in the priest’s parts of the Mass. The Readings are not changing but they will conclude “The Word of the Lord” instead of “This is the Word of the Lord.”. To bring some uniformity in Scotland the Bishops ask that we stand from the invitation “Pray, brothers and sister….” to the end of the “Holy, holy…” and then kneel for the Eucharistic Prayer. We will introduce that shortly. Please leave the new Mass Response cards on the pews.
Isabel would like to thank Canon Matt and all the wonderful parishioners of Saint Peter’s for their Mass intentions, prayers and good wishes she has experienced during her illness in the past year. “I have been overwhelmed by the love and support shown to me and my family. My course of treatment is now complete and I hope that, God willing, I will continue on the road to recovery.” The Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for the intentions of all the parishioners.
A short service will be held on Remembrance Day, Friday 11 November at 3.00 pm in Ardrossan Cemetery for the crew of HMS Dasher. All are welcome.
A joint service for Remembrance Sunday, 13 November, will be held at 1.00 pm in the Evangelical Union Church, Glasgow Street then at 1.30 at the Garden of Remembrance.
There is a new website for the podcast recordings of the Sunday scripture reflections offered by priests and laity of the diocese. Go to www.GallowayPodcasts.org.uk to listen to the reflections. In addition, at the site you will find a podcast recording from Father Willie Boyd on vocations promotion and the forthcoming Being Church day to be held on 13 November.
SINGING THE MASS
Two music workshops for parish musicians, cantors and people who enjoy singing have been organised by the Galloway Music Network. One was on Saturday 15 October. The second takes place in Saint Joseph’s Church, Kilmarnock on Saturday 12 November from 1.00 pm, concluding with the Vigil Mass. During the afternoon, the group will have the opportunity to prepare, in some detail, music for the evening Mass. Please visit www.lawrencesolutions.co.uk/music/ for more information, or contact Nicola Lawrence on 01465 714797. The Mass of the Resurrection setting will be taught, hopefully in parts, and used at both Masses. Booking forms are available from this website and from your parish priest and parish musicians. If a parish would like to host an event like this delivered by the Galloway Music Network please contact Nicola Lawrence at the number given.
DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND
A diocesan pilgrimage to the Holy Land, led by Bishop Cunningham, has been organised for 15 to 22 October 2012. It is expected that this pilgrimage group will be quite small in number - between 30 and 40 pilgrims - therefore early booking is recommended. For more information, please see the poster and leaflets provided. Further details he obtained by contacting Mancunia Travel Limited.
PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES
A pilgrimage to Lourdes by coach for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception will take place between 6 and 11 December. Details are on the notice board.
CHRISTMAS IN LOURDES
A pilgrimage to Lourdes by coach, with no overnight travel, will take place between 23 and 28 December. Details are on the notice board.
There will be afternoons of Bible Study at Smithstone House, Kilwinning on Wednesday 9 November led by Father Jerry Sheehy SCJ from 2.00 to 4.00 pm. Participants will be looking at the First and Second Letters of Peter. All are welcome.
ASSOCIATION OF SEPARATED AND DIVORCED CATHOLICS
As part of the pastoral outreach to separated and divorced Catholics in the diocese, there will be an evening of prayer and reflection in Saint John's Church, Cumnock, on Monday 7 November at 7.00 pm. Father William McFadden will lead the prayer for the evening and there will also be input from Annette Gray, the National Coordinator of the Association of Separated and Divorced Catholics in Scotland. All who are separated or divorced are welcome to join in this experience of prayer, and to come together for mutual support and encouragement.
COMBOMI SISTERS' CALENDARS
The Comboni Sisters will be selling calendars next weekend.
Are you visiting us for Mass? Please know that you are very welcome. During the 10.00 am Mass there is a Children’s 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.
SERVICES AROUND CHRISTMAS
Advent Penance Service in Saint Peter's on Monday 12 December at 7.00 pm
Advent Penance Service in Saint John's, Stevenston on Tuesday 13 December at 7.00 pm
Advent Penance Service in Saint Mary's, Saltcoats on Wednesday 14 December at 2.00 pm
Ardrossan Town Carol Service in the Evangelical Union Church, Glasgow Street on Thursday 15 December at 7.00 pm
Saint Peter's School primaries 1, 2 and 3 Christmas Service in Saint Peter's on Wednesday 21 December at 11.00 am
Early Christmas Vigil Mass in Saint Peter's on Saturday 24 December at 5.30 pm
Christmas Vigil Mass in Saint Peter's on Saturday 24 December at 8.30 pm
Christmas Day Mass in Saint Peter's on Sunday 25 December at 11.00 am
New Year's Day Vigil Mass in Saint Peter's on Saturday 31 December at 5.30 pm
New Year's Day Mass in Saint Peter's on Sunday 1 January at 11.00 am
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.