BULLETIN                   4 DECEMBER 2011

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT IN YEAR 2

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 3 December 
Feast of Saint Francis Xavier
Mass at 10.00 am for Tom, Hannah and Marie Reid
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Stephen Munn
Sunday 4 December 

Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for Bert White
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for the congregation

Monday 5 December 
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Lilian Paterson
Lilian's body will be received before Mass.
Tuesday 6 December 

No Mass in Saint Peter's.

Wednesday 7 December 

Mass at 10.00 am for James Brodie

Thursday 8 December 

Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Mass at 7.00 pm for Sadie Clegg

Friday 9 December 
Mass at 10.00 am for Jim Mathieson
Saturday 10 December 
Mass at 10.00 am for Margaret and John Hughes
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Stephen Munn

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 3 December 
6.30 to 9.30 pm

Private Function

Sunday 4 December 

11.00 am
12 noon

Tea and Coffee after Mass
Karate

Monday 5 December 
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 6 December 
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 7 December 
6.00 pm
7.00 pm
7.30 pm

Karate
Zumba Fitness
Ignatian Prayer Group

Thursday 8 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 9 December 
9.30 to 11.30 am
7.00 pm

Parents and Toddlers
Dance

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Lilian Paterson of our parish; Dean Mullen (Glasgow); Ian Mitchell (Saltcoats); Jim Brodie, brother of
   Benet Brodie (Wales); Martin Vernon (America); Tom Gordon (Stevenston); Molly Ball neé Cahill
   formerly of this parish (Canada) who died recently;
   Mary Martin 1983, Isabella McGoogan 1998, Gordon Alexander Smith 1997, John Hughes 2010,
   Margaret Shanks 1994, Rose Smith 1999, Anne Thompson 1986, Susan Connor 2009, Thomas Connor 2006,
   Jean Graham, Alexander Merrick 2001, May Shanks 1990, Rose Smith 1999, Sarah Braniff 1961, Ann McCubbin,
   Robert Shanks 1996, Teresa Dorans 2006, Margaret Hughes 2006, James Mathieson 1999, Gerard McCulloch 1990,
   Anthony McGarvey 1996, John McKay junior 1972, James McSorley 2010, Father Alec Smith SDB 2008,
   John Tracy 1999, Agnes Martin 2007, Laurence Poland 2010 and Agnes Stevenson 1992
   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 £734.61 - 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
£301.09 - 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 Katrina Pollock 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 2 at 5.30 pm, Group 4 at 10.00 am and Group 6 at 12 noon.

CHILDREN'S LITURGY
Next Sunday's Children's Liturgy helpers are Helen Pengilley and Elaine Shaw for the pre-5s, Ann Cassidy and Emma Paterson for primaries 1 and 2, Kerry Scott and Michelle Morton for primary 3 and Frances Gemmell and Gayle Paterson 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.

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 £60 plus the proceeds from
A Scottish Celebration of Saint Andrew bring the total to £4631. We are getting there!

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

PILGRIMAGE TRUST RAFFLE
A Christmas Raffle will be held with all proceeds going to HCPT - The Pilgrimage Trust Group 207 and the Special Religious Education Group (SPRED). Tickets cost 25p each or £1 per strip are 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.

50/50 CLUB
Renewals for the 50/50 Club are due in January for 2012. If you would like more information or to join please contact the promoter on 469006.

A SCOTTISH CELEBRATION OF SAINT ANDREW
Many thanks to all who took part in A Scottish Celebration of Saint Andrew. The estimated income is about £1000 - £881 plus bar - for our new heating system.


DANCE FOR PARISH FUNDS
There will be a Dance in the Parish Centre on Friday night 9 December for parish funds. It is arranged by a group of Barony Saint John's and Saint Peterís friends who like dancing. Tickets cost £2 and it is a Bring Your Own Bottle event.

THANKS
David and Margaret Munn wish to thank most sincerely Canon Matt, Reverend Sandy and all their friends for the overwhelming kindness and thoughtfulness shown to them and to their family - as well as to Carol - in the sad loss of Stephen. May God bless you all.

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.

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 7 and 14 December. These are an ideal preparation for Christmas.

CAROL SERVICE
There will be a Carol Service in Smithstone House, Kilwinning on Sunday 18 December 2011 at 3.00 pm followed by tea, coffee and mince pies . All are welcome.

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.

CHRISTMAS GREETINGS
Robert and Veronica Stevenson send Christmas Greetings to all their friends in Ardrossan.

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.