BULLETIN                     11 MARCH 2012

THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT IN YEAR 2

 

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 10 March 
Mass at 10.00 am for Cosimo and Arturo Farro
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Stephen Munn
Sunday 11 March 

Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for the congregation
Sunday Mass at 12 noon Annie Montgomery

Monday 12 March 
Mass at 10.00 am for John Collins
Tuesday 13 March 

Mass at 10.00 am for Marie Anderson and Grantís family and friends

Wednesday 14 March 

Mass at 10.00 am for Frank Mooney

Thursday 15 March 

Mass at 7.00 pm for Martin Vernon

Friday 16 March 
Stations of the Cross at 9.40 am
Mass at 10.00 pm for George Kelly
Saturday 17 March 

Feast of Saint Patrick
Mass at 10.00 am for Kieran Farmer
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Ian Trayner

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 March 

11.00 am
12 noon to 1.00 pm

Tea and Coffee after Mass
Karate

Monday 12 March 
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 March 
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 14 March 
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 15 March 
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 March 
9.30 to 11.30 am Parents and Toddlers

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Matt Johnson and Catherine Robertson, both of our parish who died recently;
   Monsignor Edward Traynor 2006, Mary Andrew 1957, Lilia Agostini 1969, Hessie Hyslop 1998, Jean Walker 2001,
   Grace Jamieson 2005, Canon Charles Matthews 1996, Doris McNamara 2010, Catherine Stewart 2004,
   Victor Donald 1985, Susan Heaney 1956, Martha Pentleton 2004 and Janie Aitken 1989
   whose anniversaries occur at this time and those who are sick.
If a member of your family or a friend is sick, please let us know and give us the details. Father Chambers (01563 533587)
is the chaplain to Crosshouse Hospital and Canon Keegans (01292 263488) is the chaplain to Ayr Hospital. The priest on
call can be contacted through the ward.

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 £747.30 - 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
£356.18 - 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, Margaret Harvey at 10.00 am and Jim Delahunt 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, Yvette Thorpe and Michelle Morton for primaries 1 and 2, Claire Sweenie and Maria Paterson for primary 3 and Frances Gemmell and Gayle Paterson for Primary 4.

SUNDAY TEAS
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Annie Thompsonís team.

LENT
We are almost half way through Lent, the six weeks preparing for Easter. We are in a period of prayer, penance and almsgiving. The days are precious.
Lent is our 'Desert Experience' - it prepares us for the journey of life, a journey which will end with God. During Lent, do without something you like but donít need; share something of what you have with the poor at home or abroad; make a little time for prayer each day. Towards the end of Lent, there will be Penance Services in each of our local churches. Make it this year that you celebrate Confession and Forgiveness.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Stations of the Cross are prayed on Friday mornings during Lent at 9.40 am.

LENTEN TAIZÉ SERVICES
There will be an opportunity to pray quietly with a few Taizé chants and some readings in Saint Andrewís Episcopal Church, South Crescent Road at 7.30 pm each Wednesday evening in Lent starting on 29 February.

DEANERY PENANCE SERVICES
Penance services will be held in the deanery as shown below.
Tuesday 27 March 
2.00 pm Saint Mary's Church, Saltcoats
Wednesday 28 March 
7.00 pm

Saint John's Church, Stevenston

Thursday 29 March 
7.00 pm Saint Peter's Church, Ardrossan
Friday 30 March 
7.00 pm

Saint Mary's Church, Largs

Sunday 1 April 
6.00 pm

Saint Winin's Church, Kilwinning

ARDROSSAN CHURCHES HOLY WEEK SERVICES
Holy week services will be held in Ardrossan as shown below.
Monday 2 April 
10.00 am Park Church 7.00 pm Saint Peter's Parish Centre - Passover
Tuesday 3 April 
10.00 am

Park Church

7.00 pm

Saint Andrew's Church - Service

Wednesday 4 April 
10.00 am Park Church 7.00 pm Evangelical Union Church - Service
Holy Thursday 5 April 
10.00 am

Park Church

7.00 pm

Park Church - Holy Communion

Good Friday 6 April 
10.00 am

Park Church

7.00 pm

Saint Andrew's Church - Service by Barony Church

Easter Sunday 6 April 
  8.00 am Castle Hill  
The 10.00 am Park Church services will last for fifteen minutes.
During Holy week, morning Mass in Saint Peter's will be at 9.00 am.

50/50 CLUB
Congratulations to our 50/50 Club winners who each win £25.
February - 214 Anne Grant, 7 Ann Ferguson, 103 Elizabeth Kelly, 203 Paul Stevenson
March - 142 Joe McVey, 73 Agnes Millar, 21 Margaret Swiercz, 269 Grant Mitchell
Well done, everyone! Anyone who would like the chance to win and who is not yet a member please contact the promoter, Myriame Sammons or telephone 01294 469006.

CHURCH REPAIRS
Too much rain over the last few months means that the Church doors are damaged. They have been removed and will be back in place shortly. They need time to dry out and shrink back to fit properly. We will try to minimise the inconvenience. We sustained a lot of storm damage to the house, Church, parish centre and to t
he tower in recent storms. We have leaks 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 £215 bring the total to £1449.50.

USED PRINTER CARTRIDGES AND OLD MOBILE PHONES
There is now a large green box in the foyer of the Parish Centre and a small box at the stall where you can place all old printer cartridges and mobile phones for us to recycle. Through recycling these we can raise some much needed funds. Thanks.

POSITIVE, INCLUSIVE AND EMPOWERING ARTS - PIE ARTS
Positive Inclusive and Empowering Arts is a community project which provides art, dance, music and drama workshops around North Ayrshire. There are workshops every Friday at Whitlees Community Centre, Ardrossan and for primary 5 to secondary 1 pupils in Park Church Hall, Ardrossan on Thursday evenings - Creative Dance runs from 4.30 to 5.30 pm and Drama from 5.30 to 6.30 pm. The cost is £3 per workshop. There is no need to book. Just come along and be creative! One to one support is available on request. For more information, phone the Project Coordinator, Amy on 07547201240 or visit www.piearts.co.uk.

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.

THANKS
The Parish Lourdes Group thanks all who contributed in any way to the success of our recent Bingo which raised £651. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY LENTEN APPEAL FOR TOILETRIES
During the weeks of Lent, the Saint Vincent de Paul Society are once again asking the parishioners
of Saint Peter's to donate both male and female toiletries for use in the Ozanam Centre in Glasgow. The Ozanam Centre assists the homeless, both male and female and so any donations of either male or female toiletries would be very gratefully received. A box will be placed in the Church porch for any donations and we hope that we can rely on your usual very generous support.

WALKING WITH THE POOR
Father Martin Chambers has written a book called Walking With The Poor giving information on his time in South America. The book is on sale at £8 and all proceeds are for his Mission Project.

BROWNIES
The 1st Ardrossan Brownies are looking for new members.
Girls aged between seven and ten are welcome to join the group which meets in Stanley School on Mondays from 6.00 to 7.30 pm. Please contact Maria Paterson on or phone 07946 143850 for more information. The 3rd Ardrossan Brownies are also looking for new members. Girls aged between seven and ten are welcome to join the group which meets in Saint Peterís Parish Centre on Thursdays from 6.00 to 7.30 pm. Please contact Coral Brady or phone 07950 231241 for information.

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.

SUNDAY LUNCH FOR SENIOR PARISHIONERS
A Sunday Lunch for senior parishioners is planned - watch this space.

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.

THANKS
Grateful thanks to Saint Clare for favours received. May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be praised, adored and glorified and loved today and every day throughout the world, Amen. DJ.

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.