BULLETIN                                           15 JULY 2012

FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 2

 

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 14 July 

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

Sunday 15 July  

Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for Willie Forsyth
Sunday Mass at 12 noon for the congregation

Monday 16 July  
Mass at 10.00 am for Sadie Morgan
Tuesday 17 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for birthday wishes

Wednesday 18 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for Robert McCrae

Thursday 19 July  

Mass at 7.00 pm for Angela Holloway

Friday 20 July  
Mass at 10.00 am for James and Agnes Conaghan
Saturday 21 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for those who are sick
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for James and Rebecca Murray and James McLaren

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 15 July  

11.00 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 16 July  
7.00 to 9.00 pm Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Tuesday 17 July  
9.00 am
11.00 am
7.30 to 8.30 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Legion of Mary
Cardio 40

Wednesday 18 July  
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm
Zumba
Cardio 40 Toning

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Annie Monaghan (Saltcoats) who died recently;
   Jessie Hazelton 2007, James Jenkins 2005, Canon Eugene Matthews 2010, Sally Walsh 1957, Patrick Carry 1976,
   Gavin Finnegan 2007, Robert Macrae, Annie McGrath 2002, Monsignor John Barry 2003,
   Gordon Joseph Cardinal Gray 1993, Geoffrey Kelly 1906, John McJay 1993, Brian Narducci 2000,
   Charlie Gribben 2002, Julia Grogan 1971, Agnes McCourt 2000, Elizabeth Nicholson 2003, Bobby McLaren 2007,
   Mary McPolin 1987, Joseph Mulgrew 2002 and Jim Murphy 2010 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 £702.39 - many thanks. We are grateful for your generous support of the parish and the diocese to which we pay a monthly levy of £1250.

AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED COLLECTION
Last weekend's collection for Aid To The Church In Need amounted to
£1420.93 - 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.

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 Elsie Brodie at 5.30 pm, Margaret Harvey at 10.00 am and Harry Sammons at 12 noon.

ALTAR SERVERS
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 1 at 5.30 pm and Group 5 at 10.00 am.

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.

SEVEN YEARS OF SAINT PETER'S WEBSITE
Saint Peter's website was launched seven years ago on 13 July 2005. The site has over 1500 web pages, 880 pictures, 420 bulletins between 1960 and 2012, 12800 links, some audio and video clips, has been viewed in 70 countries worldwide and had over 77000 'hits'. Over 1150 of our deceased relatives and friends are remembered in our anniversary list. The site contains many articles on past and present spiritual and community life in Saint Peter's. Canon Matt and the website author are very grateful to those who have accessed the site, lent photographs, passed on stories, identified errors, made suggestions and expressed compliments. The aims of the site are to make parishioners aware of current events and record our history. If you can help with this project, please contact
WebsiteAuthor@SaintPeterinChains.net.

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. Thank you for all your responses.

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
As a replacement for not taking part in the door to door collection during Christian Aid Week, we are having a Barbecue and stalls on the afternoon
of Sunday 12 August. All the churches in Ardrossan will take part. If you would like to have a stall where the profits are yours in exchange for a £10 fee and a donation to Christian Aid, then please let us know. Tickets for the Barbecue - in reality a donation for Christian Aid - will soon be available for £1.

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.

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.