BULLETIN                         29 APRIL 2012

FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER IN YEAR 2

 

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 28 April 
Mass at 10.00 am for Arthur Jewell
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for John Maher junior
Sunday 29 April  

Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for the congregation
Sunday Mass at 12 noon for Susan Hay and Thanksgiving

Monday 30 April  
Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention - J and A McE
Tuesday 1 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Alice Lynn and John Anderson

Wednesday 2 May  

No Mass in Saint Peter's

Thursday 3 May  

Mass at 7.00 pm for Mass offered for John Collins and J Carr

Friday 4 May  
Mass at 10.00 am for Rosina and William McPeake
Saturday 5 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Michael McCann
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for the Brady and Hilferty Families and William McNeil

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 29 April  

11.00 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 30 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 1 May  
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 2 May  
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 3 May  
4.00 to 7.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm
Dancing Class
Brownies
Guides

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Betty Lee who died recently;
   Aldo Agostini 1974, Tommy Morgan 1992, Kathleen Walsh 1955, Annie Mathieson Dorian 1974,
   Simon Charles Cawley 2004, Mary Crossan 1981, Elizabeth Hendry 1998, Joe Arkison 2005, Jean Nesbit 1999,
   Nettie Retzbach 2010, Ian Clarke 2005, Agnes Grogan 1954, Anne Howieson 2011, Bobby Macnamara,
   Steve McKinnon 2004, James Timmons 1982, Mary Barclay 2009, Kathleen Findlay 1996, William Hilferty 1943,
   Harry Hissey 1976, Robert Hunter 1956 and John, Irene and Patrick McKelvey 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 £886.73 - 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
£350.09 - 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 Pauline Taylor 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 2 at 5.30 pm, Group 3 at 10.00 am and Group 6 at 12 noon.

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

CHILDREN'S LITURGY
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. Next Sunday's Children's Liturgy helpers are Helen Pengilley and Elaine Shaw for the pre-5s, Sharon McLaughlin and Maria Paterson for primaries 1 and 2, Michelle Morton and Emma Paterson for primary 3 and Andrena Hughes and Julie Coldwell for Primary 4.

CATHEDRAL EVENING PRAYER ON VOCATIONS SUNDAY
As part of an ongoing effort to pray for and encourage vocations to the priesthood, the Evening Prayer of the Church will be sung in Saint Margaretís Cathedral, John Street, Ayr on Vocations Sunday, 29 April at 7.00 pm. Father Willie Boyd, Vocations Director, will reflect on priestly vocation. At this present time, we are increasingly aware of the shortage of priests and the need for priests in our diocese. Please come along and join your prayer for this intention. You will be very welcome.

YOUTH PILGRIMAGE RETREAT IN JULY 2012
Sixteen to twenty-one year olds are invited to join a group from Galloway Diocese which will take part in the youth events at the New Dawn Scotland Family Conference-Retreat in Saint Andrews, Fife from Monday 2 July to Saturday 7 July 2012. The week offers the opportunity for young people to celebrate their Catholic faith with others their age through worship, talks, workshops, ministry, healing, celebration of the Sacraments and Mass and prayer and a pilgrimage walk to the historic ruins of Saint Andrew's Cathedral. The cost is £90 including transport from Ayrshire, accommodation and meals. For more information see www.GallowayYouth.org.uk or contact Father Stephen McGrattan at FrStephen@GallowayYouth.org.uk or on 01290 421031.

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.


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. The repair funds stands at £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.

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.

NOVENA CANDLES
There is a nice selection of Novena Candles available at the stall.

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.

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
Everyone seemed to enjoy the day. Very many thanks to those who said so, those who assisted, those who made and served the lunch and to all those who supported it.


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.

SPECIAL RELIGIOUS EDUCATION GROUP - SPRED
SPRED is a social and personal development resource for those with special needs and can be contacted us on 01292 263196 and SpredGalloway@talktalk.net.

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.