BULLETIN              18 DECEMBER 2011

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT IN YEAR 2

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 17 December 
Mass at 10.00 am for Lottie Clarke and Sam Ferguson
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Mark Shanks and Frances Kilbane
Sunday 18 December 

Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for the congregation
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon for Stephen Munn

Monday 19 December 
Mass at 10.00 am for Margaret Devine
Tuesday 20 December 

Mass at 10.00 am for Edward Keogh and Martin Vernon
Vigil of the Deceased for George Kelly at 6.00 pm

Wednesday 21 December 

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Edward Keogh and Martin Vernon

Thursday 22 December 

Mass at 7.00 pm for Stephen Munn and Lilian Paterson

Friday 23 December 
Mass at 10.00 am for Dean Mullen and Edith Mosres
Saturday 24 December 
Vigil Mass at 5.30 am for Sadie Donnelly
Vigil Mass at 8.30 pm for Leo and Elizabeth Walsh

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 18 December 

12 noon

Karate

Monday 19 December 
1.00 to 3.00 pm Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Tuesday 20 December 
11.00 am

Legion of Mary

Wednesday 21 December 
6.00 pm
7.00 pm

Karate
Zumba Fitness

Thursday 22 December 
1.30 to 3.00 pm Cardiac Rehabilitation

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Catherine (Cassie) Millen and George Kelly, both of our parish, who died recently;
   Margaret Bennie, Annie Boyle, John Campbell 1997, John Dolan 2007, Annie Farmer 1984, Rose Leonard,
   William Martin 1974, George Poole 1991, Alice Grogan 2003, Father Peter Sweeney 2001, May Wilson 2006,
   Theresa McGuire 1989, Gwen Body 1965, Janet Chapman 2004, Sister Hilda CP 2000, Edward Keogh,
   John McCourt 2010, Josephine McGeachy 2003, Ellen Barrett 1984, Tom Braniff 2003, Jenny McAree 2003,
   Jean Orr 2008, Peggy Hamilton, Patrick McLaughlin 1998, Mereno Berti 2003 and Peggy McLaughlan 2006
   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
£310.47 - 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?


BARONY SAINT JOHNíS CHURCH
Barony Saint John's Church will be using the Parish Centre for Sunday Worship until this weekend. 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 £330 including a donation of £200 and proceeds from the recent Barony Saint John's and Saint Peter's dance bring the total to £5811. 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
Congratulations to our 50/50 Club winners who each win £25.
   November - 136 E Petrie, 20 Canon McManus, 188 E Tomilty, 250 S Willis
   December - 96 E Hughes, 208 Marie Murray, 92 H Brown, 95 P.McGlynn
The December Bonus Prize Winner was 168 Josephine Coulter who wins £100 - well done.
Thanks to all our members who continue to support us year after year. We start again in January when subscriptions of £15 are due to collectors or promoter M Sammons on 469006. Remember you need to be in it to win it. New members are very welcome.

NEW MISSAL
New Missals containing the new Rite are now available at the stall £7.99 or £9.99. They would make lovely Christmas gifts.

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.

CHRISTMAS QUIET DAY
Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church in South Crescent Road are again offering a 'Quiet Day' on Wednesday 21 December from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm. Just drop in for prayer. Our own Church will be open as usual.

THANKS
The Paterson Family wish to sincerely thank everyone for the cards, kind wishes and thoughtfulness shown to them and to their family at the time of Lilianís death. May God bless you all.

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.

DIOCESAN CAROL SERVICE
There will be a diocesan Carol Service in Saint Margaret's Cathedral, Ayr on Wednesday 21 December 2011 at 7.30 pm.

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. Ardrossan-born Laurence Macintyre, MBE, former Chief Superintendent of Strathclyde Police, will deliver The Immortal Memory. Jim Fegan, former Head Teacher of Saint Andrew's Academy, Saltcoats, will propose the Toast to the Lassies and our parishioner and cantor, Monica Taylor, will reply. 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.

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.

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
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.