25 DECEMBER 2011
CHRISTMAS DAY IN YEAR 2
CANON MATT WISHES ALL OF YOU A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS. MAY GOD’S BLESSING BE IN YOUR HEARTS AND IN YOUR HOMES.
Nollaig chridheil agus bliadhna mhath ùr. Nollaig Shona Dhuit. Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia. Veselé vianoce a Štastný nový rok.
Saturday 24 December
Mass at 5.30 am for Sadie Donnelly
Vigil Mass at 8.30 pm for Leo and Elizabeth Walsh
Sunday 25 December
Sunday Mass at 11.00 am for the congregation and Jessie Brown
Monday 26 December
|Mass at 10.00 am for Tom McKay and John Dolan|
Tuesday 27 December
at 10.00 am for Stephen Munn
Wednesday 28 December
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Jane Gallagher
Thursday 29 December
Mass at 7.00 pm for Theresa McGuire
Friday 30 December
|Mass at 10.00 am for a golden wedding anniversary (P and C F)|
Saturday 31 December
at 10.00 am
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm
Masses today are offered for James Brodie and Isabella Dougherty
Mass intention list is just over two weeks ahead. Please notify anniversaries
as early as you can. Thanks.
There are no Parish Centre events this week.
Please remember in your prayers:
Alice Cook (Kilwinning), Betty Freeman (Saltcoats), Maeve Collins, Edward McIntosh (Glasgow) and
Jane Gallagher (Saltcoats) who died recently;
Janet Chapman 2004, Bessie Delahunt 2006, Tom McKay, Bessie O'Rourke 2005, Jessie Brown 1975, Tom Finn 1993,
Anne-Marie Jenkins 2005, Sister Mary McCann, Isobel O'Hare Rae 2004, Patrick Quinn 1969, Margaret Shanks 1966,
Margaret Clarkson 2003, Molly Cosgrove 1994, Catherine McEvoy 2009, Arthur Robertson, Arturo Farro 1994,
Rose Murphy 2009, Thomas O'Connell 1957, May Shanks 1990, Patrick Cahill 2010, Frances Kilbane 1979,
Mary Dorian Stirling 1999, Alice Sibbald 2010, Terence Witt 2010, Alfonso Agostini 1955, Brian Connick 2010 and
Father Joseph Glendinning 1993
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 £767.93 - 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 £320.84 - 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 and Angela Body at 11.00 am.
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 2 at 5.30 pm and T Trainer and A Hughes at 11.00 am.
Sunday Teas will resume after New Year.
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 £110 and one from Saint Peter's School of £103 bring the total to £6024. We are getting there!
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 shown right, 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.
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. The raffle will be drawn at the Sunday Teas on 8 January 2012. Many thanks for your support.
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.
The staff who run the stall thank you for your support during the past year and wish you all a very happy Christmas.
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.
The Galloway Newsletter is available. The article about Captain Father Sharkey in Lourdes with the Military Pilgrimage gets more prominence than the one on our Annual Cemetery Mass, but there is a photograph of Father Bell cooking for the young pilgrims at the World Youth Day.
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.
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.