BULLETIN                           5 FEBRUARY 2012

FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 2

 

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 4 February 
Mass at 10.00 am for James McCann
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Alice Saunders and Sadie Donnelly
Sunday 5 February 

Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for the congregation
Sunday Mass at 12 noon for Frankie Ross

Monday 6 February 
Memorial of Saints Paul Miki and Companions
Mass at 10.00 am for Shaun Martin
Tuesday 7 February 

Mass at 10.00 am for Joseph Retzbach and Sarah Cunningham
Funeral Service at 11.00 am for Iain Clarke followed by his
burial in Ardrossan Cemetery

Wednesday 8 February 

Mass at 10.00 am for Barbara Duncanson

Thursday 9 February 

Mass at 7.00 pm for Patricia Picken

Friday 10 February 
Memorial of Saint Scholastica
Mass at 7.00 pm for Patrick and Sarah Braniff
Saturday 11 February 
Memorial of our Lady of Lourdes
Mass at 10.00 am for Catherine Marroni
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Joseph Retzbach and Sarah Cunningham

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 5 February 

11.00 am
12 noon to 1.00 pm

Tea and Coffee after Mass
Karate

Monday 6 February 
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 7 February 
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 8 February 
6.00 pm to 7.00 pm
7.00 pm to 8.00 pm
8.00 pm to 8.45 pm

Karate
Zumba Fitness
Bokwa

Thursday 9 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

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Agnes Marshall and Iain Clarke, both of our parish;
   Michael Barrett 1972, Archie McLaren 2009, Peter Mitchell 1973, Joseph Brodie 1961, Eileen Busbridge,
   Lilli McCulloch 2011, Catherine McIlroy 2009, Marjory O'Connell 1986, Sarah Cunningham 1977, Patrick McGinn 1999,
   Pamela McIntosh 1999, Baby Sophie Kerr 2008, Canon Sam McGinness 2009, Cesare Scott 2002, Maude Cullinane 1960,
   Jim Burns 2011, Catherine Cahill 1977, Mary Delahunt 2008, Father G J Giblin SCJ 2001 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 £700.50 - 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
£312.12 - 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 Margaret Munn at 5.30 pm, Angela Body at 10.00 am and Tom Reid at 12 noon.

ALTAR SERVERS
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 2 at 5.30 pm, Group 3 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, Michelle Morton and Emma Paterson for primaries 1 and 2, Jacqueline Smith and Michelle Millar for primary 3 and Andrena Hughes and Julie Coldwell for Primary 4.

SUNDAY TEAS
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Lynsay Houstonís team.

CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK
Catholic Education Week runs from 12 to 19 February. There will be a Deanery Mass in Saint Matthew's Academy, Saltcoats on Wednesday 15 February at 7.00 pm. Everyone is invited to the school for Mass and a cup of tea afterwards. We will celebrate Catholic Education Sunday at the Masses on Sunday 19 February.

DOM CHARLES
Dom Charles, a Ugandan Cistercian Abbot presently staying in the Cistercian Monastery at Portglenone, Northern Ireland, so enjoyed his visit that he says he will be back again!


BURNS SUPPER
The Burns Supper last Saturday evening was a very successful event. Many thanks to the organisers and to the back-room staff. A special word of thanks to Michael and Fiona Brown, Monica Taylor, Robin Reid, Ciaran Sinclair, Bill Andrew, George McGrattan and Michael McCulloch - our 'home-grown' talent and to our guest speakers all of whom gave us much to laugh at - and taught us a little more about Robert Burnsí poetry and songs.




                   

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

CHURCH REPAIRS
Too much rain over the last few months means that the Church doors are damaged. They will be removed for a few weeks to dry out and be resealed. We will try to minimise the inconvenience. We sustained a lot of storm damage to the house, Church, parish centre and to the tower in recent storms and more lead was stolen. Repairs are taking 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. Brown envelope donations of £180 plus £500 from the Burns Supper bring the total to £800.

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?

PATHWAY TO PRAYER 2012
Pathway to Prayer will be held on Saturday 24 March in Saint Meddanís Church Hall, Troon from 9.45 am to 4.30 pm. It is a day to explore our relationship with God through prayer.

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.

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.