BULLETIN             27 NOVEMBER 2011

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT IN YEAR 2

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 26 November 
Mass at 10.00 am for the Holy Souls
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Mary Timmons
Sunday 27 November 

Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for Kenneth Donnelly
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for the congregation

Monday 28 November 
Mass at 10.00 am for Teresa Shevlin
Tuesday 29 November 

Mass at 10.00 am for the Holy Souls

Wednesday 30 November 

Feast of Saint Andrew
Mass at 10.00 am for George Logue

Thursday 1 December 

Mass at 10.00 am for Joe McDonald
Children's First Confession at 7.00 pm - all family members are welcome.

Friday 2 December 
Mass at 10.00 am for Roddy Monan
Saturday 3 December 
Feast of Saint Francis Xavier
Mass at 10.00 am for the Holy Souls
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Mary Timmons

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 27 November 

11.00 am
12 noon
1.00 pm

Tea and Coffee after Mass
Karate
Private Function

Monday 28 November 
9.30 to 11.30 am
5.30 to 6.30 pm
6.30 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm
Parents and Toddlers
Rainbows
Brownies
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Tuesday 29 November 
11.00 am
6.30 to 9.00 pm
7.30 to 8.30 pm

Legion of Mary
Saint Anne's Guild
Keep Fit

Wednesday 30 November 
6.00 pm
7.00 pm

Karate
Zumba Fitness

Thursday 1 December 
1.30 to 3.00 pm
5.00 to 9.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Dancing Class
Brownies
Guides
Friday 2 December 
9.30 to 11.30 am

Parents and Toddlers

Saturday 3 December 
6.30 to 9.30 pm

Private Function

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Stephen Munn who died recently;
   Kenneth Donnelly 2008, Hannah Kirk 1989, John Maxwell 2002, Sarah McNamara 1980,
   Shannon Elizabeth Byrne 2000, Sarah Heaney 1955, Jemima McAuliffe 2001, Peggy Dorian Smith 1991,
   James Allen 2003, Ann Hackett 1998, Andy Stevens 1995, Gribben Family, Margaret Hamilton 1992,
   Collette McKibben 2003, John McNamara 1997, Elizabeth Theresa Walsh 1970, Brian O'Hare 2009,
   Tom Reid 2006, Monica Tipping 2010 and John Welsh 2009 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 £782.30 - 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
£301.17 - 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.

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?


READERS
Next weekend's readers are Celia Andrew at 5.30 pm, Margaret Harvey at 10.00 am and Jim Delahunt at 12 noon.

ALTAR SERVERS
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 1 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 Emma Paterson and Yvette Thorpe for the pre-5s, Maria Paterson and Elaine Shaw for primaries 1 and 2, Claire Sweenie and Sharon McLaughlin 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.

BARONY SAINT JOHNíS CHURCH
Barony Saint John's Church will be using the Parish Centre for Sunday Worship until Sunday 18 December. We will have to do without the teas till then. Teas will resume after New Year. I hope you will make our guests very welcome.

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT LEAFLET
Please pick up and read a copy of the First Sunday of Advent leaflet.

CHURCH HEATING
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 £230 bring the total to £3571. We are getting there!

CHRISTMAS CARDS AND CALENDARS
A lovely selection to Christmas cards and calendars is available at the Stall.

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.

GALLOWAY LOURDES HOSPITALITÉ SUBSCRIPTIONS
The return the Galloway Lourdes Hospitalité subscriptions for 2011 so far is £162 - memberships £82 from 42 members and donations of £80. Maybe some members have not returned their envelopes as yet. Please hand in envelopes as soon as possible to Myriame Sammons. Mass is offered in Lourdes for our members and benefactors.

50/50 CLUB
The November draw is on the last Sunday of the month. Renewals are due in January for 2012. If you would like more information or to join please contact the promoter on 469006.

THURSDAY NIGHT GUIDES AND BROWNIES
The Thursday night Guides and Brownies raised £500 for their use of the Parish Centre at their recent Bingo Evening. Many thanks to them.

SUNG EVENING PRAYER OF THE CHURCH FOR ADVENT
The Evening Prayer of the Church will be sung in Saint Margaretís Cathedral, Ayr on Sunday 27 November at 7.00 pm to mark the beginning of the Advent season. You are very welcome to this solemn, yet still time of prayer.

THANKS
Annie Watt wishes to thank those friends and parishioners for their prayers, masses and cards received during her recent illness. Canon McManus will offer two Masses in thanksgiving, one for friends and parishioners and the other for all those who are sick.

LARGE PRINT MASS BOOKS
Mass Books in Polish are available from the stall. Sunday Readings in most European languages can be printed from the parish website.

DIOCESAN PODCASTS
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.

TOILETRIES FOR THE OZANAM CENTRE
The Saint Vincent de Paul Conference wishes to thank everyone who donated toiletries for the Ozanam Centre in Glasgow. These are being taken to the Centre to be distributed to the many homeless men and women who attend there. As in previous years, there was a most generous response to this appeal which is greatly appreciated. Thank you most sincerely for your help.

HILLHOUSE CARE FORMERLY THE INNOCENTS
Any baby items, prams, cots and so on, clothing for children from birth to sixteen years old or any goods that can be sold in the Hillhouse Care charity shop would be gratefully accepted. A box is available at the stall for small items and toiletries for baby and mother. Please phone Frank or Josephine Coulter on 602179 for more information or uplift of goods. Thank you.

ADVENT TALKS
The Advent Talks will be given at Smithstone House, Kilwinning on Wednesday afternoons 30 November and 7 and 14 December. These are an ideal preparation for Christmas.

A CHOIRED TASTE
A Choired Taste, a Kilmarnock based choir, are bringing a Charity Concert of Christmas music to Saint Cuthbertís 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.

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.

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.