BULLETIN                                29 JANUARY 2012

FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 2

 

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 28 January 
Feast of Saint Thomas Aquinas
Mass at 10.00 am for Cosimo and Arturo Farro
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Bert White
Sunday 29 January 

Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for Lilian Paterson and June Doherty
Sunday Mass at 12 noon for the congregation

Monday 30 January 
Mass at 10.00 am for Eamon Lennon
Tuesday 31 January 

Feast of Saint John Bosco
Mass at 10.00 am for Bridget and David McGhee

Wednesday 1 February 

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Willie Forsyth

Thursday 2 February 

Feast of the Presentation - blessing of candles
Mass at 7.00 pm for Margaret Friel

Friday 3 February 
Feast of the Saint Blaise - blessing of throats
Mass at 7.00 pm for Catherine Marroni
Saturday 4 February 
Mass at 10.00 am for James McCann
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Alice Saunders and Sadie Donnelly

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 28 January 
7.00 pm Burns Supper
Patrons are asked to be seated by 6.50 pm.
Sunday 29 January 

11.00 am
12 noon to 1.00 pm

Tea and Coffee after Mass
Karate

Monday 30 January 
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 31 January 
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 1 February 
6.00 pm to 7.00 pm
7.00 pm to 8.00 pm
7.30 pm
8.00 pm to 8.45 pm

Karate
Zumba Fitness
Ignatian Prayer Group
Bokwa

Thursday 2 February 
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 3 February 
9.30 to 11.30 am

Parents and Toddlers

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Willie Forsyth of our parish, Janet Robson, Ann Sherry, Annie Clarke (Kilwinning) and Elizabeth McKie
   who died recently;
   Susanna Brodie 1963, Joseph Lynn 1997, John McKay, Ellen McCarroll 1980, James McDermid 2005,
   Rachel Cairnie 1988, Canon Shaun Crowley 2001, Joseph Foran 1994, Jessie Flynn, Rena Heneaghan 1976,
   Mary Kelly 2006, Marie Matthews 2005, Sadie Burns 2009, Rachel Cairnie 1998, Janet Cunningham 1999,
   Father Joe Davie SDB 2002, Tony Tourish 1993, Mary C McManus 1973 and Margaret Mitchell 2004
   whose anniversaries occur at this time and those who are sick.
If deceased members of your family are not on our anniversary list, please tell Canon Matt
, the parish office or contact
WebsiteAuthor@SaintPeterinChains.net.


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 £733.02 - 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
£349.74 - 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 Pauline Taylor at 5.30 pm, Margaret Harvey at 10.00 am and Marade Griffin 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, Sharon McLaughlin and Michelle Morton for primaries 1 and 2, Maria Paterson and Elaine Shaw for primary 3 and Frances Gemmell and Gayle Paterson for Primary 4.

SUNDAY TEAS
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Kathleen Chapmanís team.

DOM CHARLES
Dom Charles OCR, a Ugandan Cistercian Abbot presently staying in the Cistercian Monastery at Portglenone, Northern Ireland, will visit us from Monday 9 till Tuesday 31 January. Dom Charles was a friend of
Father Gabriel.

BURNS SUPPER
The Burns Supper took place on Saturday 28 February. Many thanks to all who supported, organised and contributed to this sell-out event.

CHURCH HEATING
The new church heating system is now paid for! Many thanks for your donations of £8657.

CHURCH MAINTENANCE
We need to get stop the rain coming in, the church painted and repair doors. We start with £120
. Brown envelope donations are appreciated.

GALLOWAY LOURDES HOSPITALITÉ
The annual general meeting of the Lourdes Hospitalité is in Ardrossan this year on Sunday 19 February. There is Mass for the Sick with the Sacrament of the Anointing of the sick at 3.30 pm followed by the meeting and tea in the Hall. All are welcome.

ADULT FAITH FORMATION
This series in Adult Faith Formation continues with a study day looking at the Catechism of the Catholic Church, focussing on the Sacraments. It takes place in Saint Quivox Church Hall, Prestwick on Saturday 18 February from 11.30 am to 3.00 pm. Why not give it a try?

SISTERS FROM THE CONVENT OF SAINT ELISABETH, MINSK, BELARUS
Sisters from the Convent of Saint Elisabeth, Minsk, Belarus - a community of the Orthodox Church - are visiting the parish on Saturday evening 18 and Sunday 19 February to sell icons, crucifixes and so on made in the convent. It is in aid of their orphans and psychiatric patients. There will be a stall in the porch or Parish Centre.

SAINT PETERíS CHILDREN'S CENTRE NURSERY REGISTRATION
Registration for Saint Peter's Children's Centre Nursery takes place in the Parish Centre on Monday 30 January and Thursday 2 February between 9.15 am and 2.15 pm.

SAINT PETERíS SCHOOL NURSERY REGISTRATION:
Registration for Saint Peter's School Nursery takes place in the school on Monday 30 January between 11.15 am and 11.45am; on Tuesday 31 January between 11.15 am and 11.45 am and 2.30 pm and 3.00 pm; and on Wednesday 1 February between 2.30 pm and 3.00 pm.

DAMAGE IN THE BIG STORM
We sustained a lot of storm damage to the house, church, parish centre and tower. Repairs may take some time and most of the cost -
around £8000 - will be carried by our Insurance Company. Like everyone else, we will have to find some of the cost ourselves.

MONSIGNOR PETER SMITH OF GLASGOW
Some of you may know Monsignor Peter Smith of Glasgow, the Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Glasgow. He has been appointed to the Vatican's United Nations Embassy. Monsignor Smith will become Attache at the New York office where the Holy See has United Nations Permanent Observer Status. The appointment becomes effective on 1 March.

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.

NEW MISSAL
New Missals containing the new Rite are now available at the stall £7.99 or £9.99.

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.

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.

CHERNOBYL CHILDREN'S LIFELINE
There will be a group of sixteen children coming from the Ukraine to Ayrshire from 20 February to 19 March. We are in need of new pyjamas, underwear and socks for boys and girls aged 9 to 14. A charity ceilidh in aid of Chernobyl Childrenís Lifeline will be held in the Seamill Hydro, West Kilbride on Saturday 4 February from 7.30pm to 12.30 am. Ticket costing £20 include supper, Irish bingo ticket and a complimentary drink. All are welcome. If you have anything to donate, would be interested in finding out more about the charity or attending the ceilidh please contact Michael or Lisa Lafferty on 461234 or 07813 650411. Thanks.

SACRAMENTS OF CONFIRMATION AND FIRST COMMUNION
We have chosen three Sundays this year because of the number of children being presented for the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Communion. The dates are Sundays 13, 20 and 27 May. There is a list of the three dates at the back of the Church. Please fill in your preferred Sunday. I would hope for about ten children each Sunday because of available room in the Church, but the choice is completely yours as parents and guardians. Please remember that you can alter your choice if the circumstances change. Just be sure to let me know. A few are still to sign up.

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.