BULLETIN                      22 APRIL 2012

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER IN YEAR 2

 

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 21 April 
Mass at 10.00 am for Francis and Sarah Coulter
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Jane and Archie McFarlane
Sunday 22 April  

Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for the congregation
Sunday Mass at 12 noon for Mary McEvoy and Francis Smith

Monday 23 April  
Mass at 10.00 am for John and Lilian Paterson
Tuesday 24 April  

Mass at 10.00 am for Tony Dent and Bill Buckeridge

Wednesday 25 April  

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Requiem Mass for Catherine Fitzpatrick at 10.00 pm in Saint Mary's Church, Saltcoats

Thursday 26 April  

Mass at 7.00 pm for Sadie Clegg

Friday 27 April  
Mass at 10.00 am for Philly O'Hare
Saturday 28 April  

Mass at 10.00 am for Arthur Jewell
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for John Maher junior

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 21 April  
1.00 pm Private Function
Sunday 22 April  

11.00 am
12 noon to 1.00 pm

Tea and Coffee after Mass
Lunch for Senior Parishioners

Monday 23 April  
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 24 April  
9.00 am
11.00 am
6.30 to 9.00 pm
7.30 to 8.30 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Legion of Mary
Saint Anne's Guild
Keep Fit

Wednesday 25 April  
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 26 April  
4.00 to 7.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm
Dancing Class
Brownies
Guides
Friday 27 April  
9.30 to 11.30 am
7.00 pm
Parents and Toddlers
Private Function

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Catherine Fitzpatrick (Saltcoats), Arthur Jewell, Susan Hay, Father Graham Turner who was ordained only last week,
   Father David Barr and Father Pat Kelly - all priests of the Diocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh who died recently;
   Margaret Grear 1994, John O'Rourke 1993, James Welsh 1997, Sarah Coulter 1972, Andrew Dougan 2008,
   Agnes McKay 1969, John Murphy, Thomas Nellany 2001, Mary Robertson 1988, Charlotte Bell 2009, John Maher 2010,
   Agnes McCann 1970, Bridget McLellan 1995, Patrick Doherty 2005, Father John Murphy 1978, Jack Ferguson,
   Frank Robertson 1989, Philomena O'Hare 2009, Jessie Stevens 2000, Joseph Stevens 1993, Angel Doyle 2006 and
   Edward McNamara 1977 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 £701.82 - 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
£332.55 - 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.

COLLECTION ENVELOPES
New collection envelopes for 2012-13 are now available at the stall.

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 Celia Andrew at 5.30 pm, Angela Body at 10.00 am and Alfie Agostini 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.

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

CHILDREN'S LITURGY
Well done to all the children who worked very hard on the Easter Display and thank you to all the volunteers who assisted. The work is now displayed around the Church and on the Parish website. Next Sunday's Children's Liturgy helpers are Elaine Shaw and Maria Paterson for the pre-5s, Michelle Morton and Ann Cassidy for primaries 1 and 2, Jacqueline Smith and Michelle Millar for primary 3 and Sharon McLaughlin and Lorraine Cullinane for Primary 4. The Children's Liturgy is run by volunteers on a rota basis. We are in need of more volunteers for the coming August session. Anyone can volunteer! As it takes a little time to gain disclosure, we need to think ahead. Please consider becoming a volunteer, especially if your child is currently in Primary 3 as they will be taking part in the Sacramental Preparation next year or if your child will be joining our three to five year olds Liturgy Group in August. If you are interested, please contact the Parish Office on 464063.

LAPEL CROSSES
Cardinal OíBrien called on all Catholics to 'wear a cross with pride' these days. We have a few lapel crosses available at the stall.

CANON MARTIN POLAND
Congratulations to Father Martin Poland, our Dean, who has been elected to the Chapter of Canons on the retirement of Canon Pat McSorley. The Canons are the six senior priests of the diocese who are the advisors of the Bishop.

ABBOT CHARLES
Abbot Charles is on a visit for a few days - really just here for a long weekend. He returns to the Monastery on Monday evening, but he will be back in June.

MORE LEAD STOLEN
More lead has been stoled from the Church roof and more damage has been done. We will get it repaired yet again. We replace the lead with a cheaper substitute. There appears to be no way of stopping these thefts.

ALTARE PRIVILEGIATUM
Altare Privilegiatum, carved into our High Altar, means 'A Privileged Altar'. When Holy Mass is offered at that altar then those who attend Mass can receive a Plenary Indulgence by piously hearing the Scriptures and performing some special religious duty on the same day - the rosary, Stations of the Cross and so on.

SAINT BRIDGET'S CHURCH, KILBIRNIE
Saint Bridget's Church celebrates its one-hundred and fiftieth anniversary this year. As part of the celebration, there will be an exhibition of photographs of the Church and Saint Bridget's School in Kilbirnie Library in the town's Avils Place. It runs for a month starting on Tuesday 10 April. More details can be seen at www.GerardBoyle.com.


SPECIAL RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (SPRED)
There will be a prize Bingo fundraiser for SPRED in Saint Johnís Church Hall, Stevenston on Wednesday 25 April at 7.00 pm. All are welcome.

STEVENSTON MUSICAL SOCIETY SPRING CONCERT
Stevenston Musical Society's next concert will be here in Saint Peterís Church on Sunday 29 April at 7.30 pm. Guest artistes include Saint Peterís Primary School choir. Tickets, costing £5 for adults and £1 for children) are available from members or at the door of the Parish Centre.

CHURCH REPAIRS
We have a lot of maintenance to take care of. Lead has been stolen again and the Church needs painting. Brown envelope donations of £120 bring the total to £1859.50.

AYRSHIRE HOSPICE LAND OíBURNS MIDNIGHT WALK
You are invited to join Frank Bruno MBE in the Land o' Burns Sponsored Midnight Walk on Saturday 19 May, Ayrshire Hospice's largest community fundraiser when you will have the choice of completing either the full route of thirteen miles or shortened versions of around nine or four miles starting and finishing at Ayr Racecourse. There will be lots of entertainment before and during the walk and a welcomed revival coffee and bacon roll at the end. For further information or to register for the walk please call the Fundraising Office on 01292 288488 or visit www.ayrshirehospice.org.

USED PRINTER CARTRIDGES AND OLD MOBILE PHONES
There is 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.

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 price of the parchment and postage has gone up drastically. We now have to ask £40 for the Blessing. 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
The Sunday Lunch for senior parishioners takes place after the 12 noon Mass today. It is made possible by the generosity of the
Saint Vincent de Paul Society and so many others.

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 at the 10.00 am Mass.

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.