BULLETIN                                       19 AUGUST 2012

TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 2

 

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 18 August 

Mass at 10.00 am for Ronald Burns
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Roberta Breslin

Sunday 19 August  

Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for the congregation
Sunday Mass at 12 noon for Mary Harper

Monday 20 August  
Mass at 10.00 am for Moira Cook and Annie Cavani
Tuesday 21 August  

No Mass in Saint Peter's

Wednesday 22 August  

Mass at 10.00 am for Noleen McFadyen

Thursday 23 August  

Mass at 7.00 pm for Ella Cairns

Friday 24 August  
Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention
Saturday 25 August  

Mass at 10.00 am for Andrew McCarroll
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Johnny Kelly

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 19 August  

2.00 pm

Legion of Mary

Monday 20 August  
5.30 to 6.30 pm
6.30 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm
Rainbows
Brownies
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Tuesday 21 August  
9.00 to 11.00 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
Cardio 40

Wednesday 22 August  
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm
Zumba
Cardio 40 Toning
Thursday 23 August  
4.00 to 8.15 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm
7.00 pm

Dancing Class
Brownies
Guides
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Friday 24 August  
   
Saturday 25 August  
1.00 pm

Wedding Reception

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Tina OíPray (Stevenston) and Bryan McGuire (Canada) who died recently;
   William Kelly 2004, Tommy McCann senior 1976, Desmond McGarvey 1986, Robert Watson 2004, William Kelly 2004,
   Matthew McCabe 2002, Maria McEvoy 2002, Mary McEvoy 1993, Josephine Quadling, Jane Leonard 1998,
   Andrew McCarroll 1996, Dan Murray 1981, Ellen Tourish 1971, Father William McBurnie 1953, Jimmy McVeigh 2007,
   Felix Quigg 1994, Josie Walsh 2003, Daniel Byers 1994, Ella Cairns, Catherine Fitzsimmons 2004, Jim McManus 1997,
   Catherine Bell Boyle 2004, Annie McCormick 1976 and Giocondo Michelin 1959 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 £683.58 - 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
£294.07 - 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
Many thanks for the new Gift Aid form. It is a vital source of income. All that is needed is that you pay tax. You simply declare that you give funds to the Church. We do the rest. Why not sign a form today? We get back an extra 25p for every £1 you give the Church. There is no need to cancel it or renew it. We simply claim in the income we receive.

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


READERS
Next weekend's readers are Elsie Brodie at 5.30 pm, Robert Cooper at 10.00 am and Harry Sammons 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.

CANON MATT HOLIDAY
Canon Matt
will be on holiday from 4 to 20 September. Dom Charles says he will be here, but Monsignor Dan Hart, retired from Glasgow, will say the weekend Masses. Father Kinsler is not available.

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.

MARRIAGE SUNDAY
Sunday 26 August has been designated Marriage Sunday. A letter from the Bishops restating the position of the Church on the uniqueness and sanctity of marriage will be read.

SUNDAY MASS TIMES
We are continuing discussions - holidays are getting in the road - of trying to move from nine Sunday Masses in the Three Towns to about six. The sticking point is ensuring that each parish has a 'Family Mass' and a 'Quieter Mass' as well as easy access to a Vigil Mass. The aim is to enable us to cover all the Masses with two priests so that we can continue to offer an uninterrupted service when fewer priests are available. All three parishes and Churches will be safeguarded - and need your support - but we cannot sustain all the Masses in the light of falling numbers. In the meantime there will be a couple of changes to the weekday Masses in Ardrossan before the winter sets in.

CARFIN PILGRIMAGE
The annual pilgrimage to Carfin is on Sunday 9 September. Mass will be celebrated at 3.00 pm.

SAINT JOHNíS, STEVENSTON FETE
Saint John's annual fete will be held in its Church Grounds on Sunday 19 August at 12 noon.

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.

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 July. The following members each win £25 - 59 Benet Brodie, 63 Eileen Manson, 258 Mary Catherine Swan and 2 Harry Sammons. We thank our members for their continued support of the 50/50 Club and the parish of Saint Peter in Chains.

CHURCH REPAIRS
The help you give for Church repairs by dropping in a white envelope from time to time is invaluable. We are in the process of getting estimates for the painting of the Church. Recent donations of £40 bring the total to £3424.50.

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 AND GRAVE CANDLES
There is a nice selection of Novena and Grave Candles available at the stall.

MARYíS MEALS
The team from Mary's Meals will be here on Sunday 2 September to collect used clothing, textiles and so on. They cannot take anything else. Have a wardrobe clear-out to support this important Charity.

GRAND SUMMER BALL
To assist with funds to take sick pilgrims to Lourdes next July, the Diocesan Lourdes Hospitalite is holding a Grand Summer Ball and Buffet on Friday 31 August in Saint Joseph's Hall, Kilmarnock from 7.30 to midnight. The cost is £10 for adults, £5 for concessions and children free. If there is sufficient interest, we can arrange a bus if required. Please contact 469006 for tickets as numbers are limited.

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.