BULLETIN              11 DECEMBER 2011

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT IN YEAR 2

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 10 December 
Mass at 10.00 am for Margaret and John Hughes
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Stephen Munn
Sunday 11 December 

Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for Alex Fitzpatrick
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for James McGlynn

Monday 12 December 
Mass at 10.00 am for Danny and Andy Conaghan
Penance Service at 7.00 pm
Tuesday 13 December 

Feast of Saint Lucy
Mass at 10.00 am for Bert White
Penance Service in Saint John's Church, Stevenston at 7.00 pm

Wednesday 14 December 

Feast of Saint John of the Cross
Mass at 10.00 am for Martin Vernon
Penance Service in Saint Mary's Church, Saltcoats at 2.00 pm

Thursday 15 December 

Mass at 6.00 pm for Tom Gordon
Town Carol Service in Evangelical Union Church, Glasgow Street, Ardrossan
at 7.00 pm

Friday 16 December 
Mass at 10.00 am for Tony McGarvey
Saturday 17 December 
Mass at 10.00 am for Lottie Clarke and Sam Ferguson
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Mark Shanks

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 11 December 

11.00 am
12 noon
1.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass
Karate
Private Function

Monday 12 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 13 December 
11.00 am
6.30 to 9.00 pm
7.30 to 8.30 pm
7.30 pm

Legion of Mary
Saint Anne's Guild
Keep Fit
Ignatian Prayer Group

Wednesday 14 December 
6.00 pm
7.00 pm

Karate
Zumba Fitness

Thursday 15 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 16 December 
9.30 to 11.30 am

Parents and Toddlers

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Margaret Devine (Dundee), Hannah McEvoy and Sadie Donnelly (Kilwinning) who died recently;
   Maria Cunningham 1997, James McGlynn 2004, Catherine McGrattan 1969, Sheila McLaughlin 2010, Bruna Conn 2009,
   Mary Hall 1999, Maria Monaghan 1998, Margaret Newall 1994, Margaret Spencer 1992, Alexander Stewart 1982,
   James Taylor 2002, Desmond Walsh 2007, Mary Branchfield 2003, Mary Dunn 2002, Sam Ferguson 2008,
   Norman Lamont 2009, James McIntosh 1998, Catherine McMahon 2005, Ina McKay 1998, John Taylor 2002,
   Dr Matt Carty 2008, Monsignor Peter Murphy 1999, Mary Magee 1998, Robert McKay 1993, Denis McLaughlin 2008,
   Harry McNamara 2002, Kitty Boyle 2007, Chris Casey 2006, Susan Jones 1996, James Kernahan 1998, Frances Kilbane 1978,
   Roseanne Kirkwood 1991, Mark Shanks 2008 and Mary Catherine Wishart 2002 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 £666.70 - 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
£309.47 - 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 Elsie Brodie at 5.30 pm, Robert Cooper at 10.00 am and Tom Reid at 12 noon.

ALTAR SERVERS
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 1 at 5.30 pm, Group 5 at 10.00 am and Group 7 at 12 noon.

CHILDREN'S LITURGY
Next Sunday's Children's Liturgy helpers are Jacqueline Waugh and Michelle Champion for the pre-5s, Claire Sweenie and Yvette Thorpe for primaries 1 and 2, Jacqueline Smith and Michelle Millar for primary 3 and Maria Paterson and Julie Coldwell 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 £570 including a donation of £500
bring the total to £5201. 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.

FRIENDS OF THE PLANTATION
Weather permitting, the Friends of the Plantation will host the annual John Dolan Christmas Carol Concert at the Plantation on Sunday 11 December from 3.00 to 4.00 pm.

ARDROSSAN CHURCHES CAROL SERVICE
The annual Ardrossan Churches Carol Service will be held in the Evangelical Union Church, Glasgow Street on Thursday 15 December at 7.00 pm with young singers from the local schools.

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

HCPT - THE PILGRIMAGE TRUST CHRISTMAS CONCERT
The HCPT - The Pilgrimage Trust Christmas Concert will be held in Saint Peter's on Sunday 18 December at 3.00 pm. Tickets and information are available from Esther Coulter.

BURNS SUPPER
The Burns Supper will take place in the Parish Centre on Saturday 28 January 2012 at 7.00 pm and patrons are asked to be seated by 6.50 pm. Tickets cost £12.50 and must be booked in advance though the Parish Office on 01294 464063. Patrons can request group seating arrangements to be with friends. Vegetarian meals are available with notice as an alternative to the traditional Burns Supper main course. More details will follow.

THANKS
Moira Donnelly wishes to thank friends and parishioners for their prayers, cards and flowers and the help they gave her and Matt after her accident.

THANKS
Thank you to Saint Peterís Rainbows and Brownies Monday groups for the £500 raised for the use of the Parish Centre at their recent sponsored disco.

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 FOR ADVENT
Diocesan podcasts for Advent can be heard at www.GallowayPodcasts.org.uk.

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 final Advent Talk will be given at Smithstone House, Kilwinning on the afternoon of Wednesday 14 December. This is an ideal preparation for Christmas.

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

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.

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ON THE HEDGER FAMILY
Does anyone know of a Hedger Family in Ardrossan? It is possible a James and Jeannie Hedger moved here from Glasgow in the 1950s. Canon Matt can pass on any information you might have.

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.