BULLETIN                                                8 JULY 2012

FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 2

 

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 7 July 

Mass at 10.00 am for those who are sick
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Bert White
There will be an appeal for Aid for the Church in Need.

Sunday 8 July  

Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for the congregation
Sunday Mass at 12 noon for Cathie Carroll
There will be appeals for Aid for the Church in Need.

Monday 9 July  
Mass at 10.00 am for Marie Anderson
Vigil of the Deceased for Angela Holloway at 6.00 pm
Tuesday 10 July  

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Angela Holloway

Wednesday 11 July  

Feast of Saint Benedict
Mass at 10.00 am for Ryan Fleming and Cathie Robertson

Thursday 12 July  

Mass at 7.00 pm for Father Michael Lynch and former priests of Saint Peter's parish

Friday 13 July  
Mass at 10.00 am for Stella Reid
Saturday 14 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for those who are sick
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Lilian Paterson

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 8 July  

11.00 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 9 July  
7.00 to 9.00 pm Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Tuesday 10 July  
9.00 am
11.00 am
7.30 to 8.30 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Legion of Mary
Cardio 40

Wednesday 11 July  
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm
Zumba
Cardio 40 Toning

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Angela Holloway née Friel (Duns), formerly of our parish, who died recently;
   Joseph Armstrong 1998, Clare Cameron 1985, Mary Chapman 2009, Father Harry Farrell 1998, Martha Murphy 2001,
   Donald William Newall 1998, Andrew McVeigh 2000, Alexander Quigg 1999, Catherine Teggart 1998,
   Mr and Mrs Francis Breslin 1976, Jeannie Brown 1995, Father Donal Burke, Julie Kelley-Holland 2005,
   Margaret McAteer 1992, Alice McMahon 1981, Agnes Anne Conaghan 2002, Annie O'Kane 2001, Stella Reid 2009
   and Robert MacRae 1986 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 £667.00 - many thanks. We are grateful for your generous support of the parish and the diocese to which we pay a monthly levy of £1250.

PETERíS PENCE COLLECTION
Last weekend's collection for Peter's Pence amounted to
£296.63 - many thanks.

AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED
Dr John Watts of Aid To The Church In Need will make an appeal at the Masses this weekend. This charity assists the Church in the poorest countries in Europe.

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.

SCOTTISH CATHOLIC INTERNATIONAL AID FUND (SCIAF)
We sent £789.32 to SCIAF's Wee Box Lenten Campaign. Thanks for your continuing help.

WILLS
Would you consider remembering Saint Peter's in your will?


READERS
Next weekend's readers are Katrina Pollock at 5.30 pm, Robert Cooper at 10.00 am and Angela Body at 12 noon.

ALTAR SERVERS
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 2 at 5.30 pm, Group 4 at 10.00 am and Group 6 at 12 noon.

SUNDAY TEAS
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Kathleen Chapmanís 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
Thanks to all 50/50 Club members for their continued support and good luck in the next draw. Please remember to let the Promoter have your details should you have a new address, since winning cheques are posted directly 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. Recent donations of £100 bring the total to £3074.50.

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 - WEDNESDAY 11 JULY
Just buy a ticket and meet on the boat. We sail over on the 6.00 pm sailing and get back before 9.00 pm by staying on board - or 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 and we will suggest another night., It makes no money, but is a good evening out.

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.