TWELFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 2
Saturday 23 June
at 10.00 am for John Monaghan
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Dan McKinney and the Duffy family
Sunday 24 June
of the Birth of John the Baptist
Monday 25 June
|Mass at 10.00 am for James Lane and George Russell|
Tuesday 26 June
at 10.00 am for John Monaghan
Wednesday 27 June
Mass at 10.00 am for the Little family
Thursday 28 June
of the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul
Friday 29 June
of the feast of Saints Peter and Paul - Holiday of Obligation
Mass at 10.00 am for Winifred Brown
Mass at 7.00 pm for the McPeake and Kerber families
Saturday 30 June
at 10.00 am for Joe Coleman
Mass intention list is just over two weeks ahead. Please notify anniversaries
as early as you can. Thanks.
PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Saturday 23 June
|7.00 pm||Private Function|
Sunday 24 June
and Coffee after Mass
Monday 25 June
|7.00 to 9.00 pm||Saint Vincent de Paul Society|
Tuesday 26 June
7.30 to 8.30 pm
Please remember in your prayers:
Bridie Meechan (Donegal), Father Alan Wilson (formerly of Saint John's Stevenston and parish priest of Saint
Paul’s, Ayr) who died recently;
Mamie Scotland, Frank Tracy 2007, Michael Fitzpatrick 2006, John Flood 2003, Greta Murphy 1973,
George Russell 2005, Ben Walsh 1985, Harry Boyle 2006, Michael Fitzpatrick 2006, Elizabeth Paterson,
Joseph Sammons 1954, Margaret Burns 2006, Katherine Fish 2002, James Little 1979, Joseph McCormick 1977,
Tony Ross 2008, Anne Convery 1997, Annie McCabe 2002, Margaret McCann 2000, Mary Nolan O'Hare 1995,
John, Peter, Francis Jim and Paul Breslin, James Conaghan 1999, Margaret Donnelly 1953, William Magee 1997,
Peter McEvoy 1967, Rose McKenzie 1998 and Helen Taylor 1998 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 , the parish office or contact
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.
Last weekend's Offertory collection amounted to £535.34 - 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 £295.23 - many thanks.
PETER’S PENCE COLLECTION
The Peter's Pence collection, sent directly to Pope Benedict for distribution to the poorest parts of the Church, will be taken up next weekend.
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.
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.
Would you consider remembering Saint Peter's in your will?
Next weekend's readers are Margaret Munn at 5.30 pm, Margaret Harvey at 10.00 am and Marade Griffin at 12 noon.
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 2 at 5.30 pm, Group 5 at 10.00 am and Group 6 at 12 noon.
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Maria Hilferty’s team.
FATHER ALAN WILSON
Father Alan Wilson, Parish Priest of Saint Paul’s, Ayr, has died suddenly. He has been off sick for some weeks but his death is unexpected.
FEAST OF SAINT PETER AND PAUL - HOLIDAY OF OBLIGATION
Friday 29 June, the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, is a Holyday of Obligation. There will be Mass on Thursday and Friday evenings at 7.00 pm and Mass at 10.00 am and later in Saint Peter's School on Friday morning.
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.
THE TWO NEW CANONS OF THE DIOCESE
Father Martin Poland and Monsignor Peter Magee, shown right, will be installed at Mass in the Cathedral, Ayr, on Tuesday 26 June at 7.00 pm.
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.
50/50 CLUB WINNERS
Congratulations go to our 50/50 Club winners for June. The following members each win £25 - 261 Rose Bowers, 271 Alison Tarbet, 245 Patrick Henry and 58 Maureen Kelly. The Bonus Draw winner for the second quarter is 135 Kerr Carson who wins £100. Thanks to all our members for their continued support and good luck in the July draw. Please remember to let the Promoter have your details should you have a new address, since winning cheques are posted direct to our members.
SCOTTISH CATHOLIC INTERNATIONAL AID FUND (SCIAF) WEE BOX CAMPAIGN
A note thanking us for £789.32 has arrived. Thank you for your never-ending generosity.
Cardinal O’Brien called on all Catholics to 'wear a cross with pride' these days. We have a few lapel crosses available at the stall.
CHRISTIAN AID BARBECUE
It is hoped to repeat last year’s very successful barbecue on the afternoon of Sunday 12 August. All the churches in Ardrossan will take part.
THE THREE TOWNS PARISHES
We are looking at how to ensure better communication regarding Morning Mass - which so many of you value - Sunday Masses, Holydays of Obligation and so on in the Three Towns area. Better information would enable you to see at a glance where Mass is available each day and it would enable us to begin planning for a time when we will have fewer priests. Presently we have duplication and gaps. Many people now have 'a parish of choice' rather than where they live - and that is fine. But it does mean that people move about for Mass and that we could be better organised. On a Sunday, we have Churches less than half full, several Masses at the same time and on weekdays Mass at the same time often in three churches. It must be possible to rationalise some of this to accommodate a better use of our resources - priests, buildings, heating and information. Nothing has been decided but the planning must start. Canon Poland, Father Bell and I would value your thoughts on the first small steps. Daily Mass routines have to be changed from time to time. Your priests have other duties, funeral times have to be altered but I am sure you don’t like turning up expecting Mass just to find it is not being celebrated. Help us to try to find a way to help.
We have a lot of maintenance to take care of. The Church needs painting. Brown envelope donations of £20 bring the total to £2974.50.
Our advertisers would welcome your support. We are grateful for their continuing sponsorship. We are grateful for the support of Mr and Mrs Sohal, Nisa Stores, Glasgow Street for the weekly donation of tea, coffee and milk for the Sunday teas.
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.
EVENING SAIL TO ARRAN
We have had a couple of very successful evening sails to Arran and back. Just buy a ticket and meet on the boat which sails at about 6.00 pm and returns before 9.00 pm by staying on board. Alternatively, you could go during the day and come back with us. Bring a picnic and perhaps something to wash it down or buy food on the boat. If it is a wild night, just stay at home. It makes no money but is a good evening out. The date will be arranged soon.
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 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.
There is a nice selection of Novena Candles available at the stall.
BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE
The Blood Transfusion Service will be at Ardrossan Civic Centre on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 June from 2.30 to 3.35 pm and 5.15 to 7.30 pm.
SAINT MATTHEW’S ACADEMY - LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Little Shop of Horrors will be presented in the Saint Matthew's Academy, Saltcoats on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week at 7.30 pm. Tickets costing £5 and £3 are available from the school on 606680. There are only a few seats left.
Are you visiting us for Mass? Please know that you are very welcome. During the 10.00 am Mass there is a Children’s 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.
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.