BULLETIN                                               1 JULY 2012

THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 2

 

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 30 June 
Mass at 10.00 am for Joe Coleman
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Mary Timmons
Sunday 1 July  

Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for the congregation
Sunday Mass at 12 noon for the Murphy family and Joseph McCormick

Monday 2 July  
Mass at 10.00 am for Ted Procter
Tuesday 3 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for Bridie Meechan

Wednesday 4 July  

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Sadie Morgan

Thursday 5 July  

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Daniel Harrigan
No Mass at 7.00 pm

Friday 6 July  
Mass at 10.00 am for George Logue and the Kaufmann, Reid and Ellioth families
Saturday 7 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for those who are sick
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Bert White

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 1 July  

11.00 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 2 July  
7.00 to 9.00 pm Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Tuesday 3 July  
9.00 am
11.00 am
7.30 to 8.30 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Legion of Mary
Cardio 40

Wednesday 4 July  
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm
Zumba
Cardio 40 Toning

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Sadie Morgan and Daniel Harrigan, both of our parish, who died recently;
   Hugh Brodie 1964, Patrick Burns 2000, Betty Sloan 2007, Oliviero Agostini 1940, James Brennan 1963,
   Rose Doyle 2008, Father Michael Lynch 2004 pictured right, Stuart McDonald 2006, Kathleen Robertson 2005,
   Josephine Slaven 2008, Mary Tonner 1936, Margaret Fisher 2005, Thomas Magee 1995, Rosetta McKay 1994,
   Ian Moran 1975, Patrick Tourish 1986, Andrew Toner 2010, George Cameron 1980, Ryan Fleming 2002,
   Teresa Usher 2006 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 £818.41 - 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
£342.24 - many thanks.

PETERíS 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 this weekend.

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 Celia Andrew 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 1 at 5.30 pm and Group 3 at 10.00 am.

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

GIFT
Miss Andrea McGrady has gifted us a Dorothy Bruce painting of the Church. A photograph of the painting is on the website, a section is on the front of this Bulletin and the original will hang in the presbytery. Just call in if you would like to see the painting which is shown below.


ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO WHITHORN
The annual pilgrimage to Whithorn takes place on Sunday 26 August. Mass will be celebrated at Saint Ninianís Cave at 4.00 pm and in Saint Ninianís Church at 4.45 pm.

THE THREE TOWNS PARISHES
We are now at the stage when we must plan for a time when we will have fewer priests. Presently we have duplication and gaps in the Mass times in the Three Towns. 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 often only 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 in terms of priests, buildings, heating, information. Nothing has been decided but the planning is necessary. Canon Poland, Father Bell and I would value your thoughts on the first steps. Daily Mass routines have to be changed from time to time as your priests have other duties. Funeral times have to be altered but I am sure you donít like turning up expecting Mass just to find it is not being celebrated. Help us to try to find a way to help. There is now very little prospect of 'holiday cover' so we must make alternative plans. It is possible that on Sundays including Vigils, we should look at offering two Masses in each Church. There is surely no need for three Vigil Masses, five morning Masses and one evening Mass each weekend. On weekdays, we presently have fifteen Masses spread over three Churches. That cannot be sustained for much longer. If we work at what two priests could offer, then we must reduce the Sunday Masses to six with one Vigil, one evening and four morning. Weekday Masses might be reduced to ten with two each day. Special arrangements would be made for funerals.

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.

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.

CHRISTIAN AID BARBECUE
It is hoped to repeat last yearís very successful barbecue on the afternoon of Sunday 12 August. All the churches in Ardrossan will take part.

CHURCH REPAIRS
Due to a change in the required wording for Gift Aid, we have had to change the envelopes. The brown envelopes are now white! The help you give by dropping one in from time to time is invaluable. We are in the process of getting estimates for the painting of the Church so I will be coming to you with an appeal for funds shortly. White envelope donations stand at £2974.50.

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.

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.

ADVERTISER SUPPORT
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.

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.

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.