BULLETIN                                          16 SEPTEMBER 2012

TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 2

 

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 15 September 

Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows
Mass at 10.00 am for those who are sick
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for intention requested

Sunday 16 September  

Sunday Mass at 10.00 am for the congregation
Sunday Mass at 12 noon for intention requested

Monday 17 September  
Memorial of Robert Bellamine
Mass at 10.00 am for Frances McLaughlin
Tuesday 18 September  

Mass at 10.00 am for Hugh Donohoe

Wednesday 19 September  

Mass at 10.00 am for Peggy Cairns

Thursday 20 September  

Memorial of The Korean Martyrs
Mass at 7.00 pm for intention requested

Friday 21 September  
Memorial of Saint Matthew the Apostle
Mass at 10.00 am for intention requested
Saturday 22 September  

Mass at 10.00 am for those who are sick
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Jim McLaughlin

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

Saturday 15 September 
7.30 pm Private Function
Sunday 16 September  

11.00 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 17 September  
9.30 to 11.30 am
5.30 to 6.30 pm
6.30 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm
Parents and Toddlers
Rainbows
Brownies
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Tuesday 18 September  
11.00 am
7.30 to 8.30 pm

Legion of Mary
Cardio 40

Wednesday 19 September  
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm
Zumba
Cardio 40 Toning
Thursday 20 September  
4.00 to 8.15 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Dancing Class
Brownies
Guides

Friday 21 September  
9.30 to 11.30 am
7.30 pm
Parents and Toddlers
Private Function

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Nora OíDonnell, Ellen Vance (Doyle), Gerard Kelly (East Kilbride) and Anna McFarlane (Annbank) who died recently;
   Tom Howieson 2007, Walter Jones 1985, James Lawson 1992, Hugh Donohoe 2008, George Hall 2007,
   Frances McLaughlin 2008, Mary McLellan 2004, Victor and Charlotte Mitchell, Eamon Lennon junior,
   Margaret Finnegan 2010, Patrick Joseph McKay 1989, Sister Pauline CP 1999, Father Alastair Tosh 2007 pictured right,
   Patricia Trainer 2002, Greta Foran 2002, Mary McKernon 2007, Catherine McLaughlin 1998, Roseleen Casey 2010,
   David Dunbar 2005, James Forbes 2011, Jimmy McLaughlin 2007, Rita Michelini 2002, James Tomelty 2011
   and Joan McKnight 1976 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 £593.89 - 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
£257.18 - many thanks.

RETIRED PRIESTS FUND
The second collection next weekend will be a special collection for the Retired Priests Fund.

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
Gift Aid 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 in your weekly collection or by way of a donation. There is no need to cancel or renew it. We simply claim in the income we receive.

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


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. A recent donations of £10 bring the total to £3694.50.

READERS
Next weekend's readers are Katrina Pollock at 5.30 pm and Marade Griffin at 12 noon.

ALTAR SERVERS
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 2 at 5.30 pm, Group 3 at 10.00 am and Group 6 at 12 noon.

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

CANON MATT HOLIDAY
Canon Matt
is on holiday from 4 to 20 September. Dom Charles is here and Monsignor Dan Hart, retired from Glasgow, will say the weekend Masses.

CHILDREN'S LITURGY
The Children's Liturgy restarts this weekend at 10.00 am Mass for three to five year old pre-school children and those in primaries 1 to 3. Next Sunday's helpers are Claire Sweenie and Elissa Miller for the pre-5s and Yvette Thorpe, Michelle Morton and Maria Paterson for primaries 1, 2 and 3. The Liturgy for primary 4 restarts on 7 October.

SAINT ANNE'S GUILD

The next Guild Meeting is on Tuesday 25 September.

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 of priests and people. In the meantime there will be a couple of changes to the weekday Masses in Ardrossan before the winter sets in. Tuesday will probably be the Evening Mass for the Three Towns rather than Thursday.

PARISH LOURDES GROUP CONCERT
The Parish Lourdes Group is hosting a concert by Largs Operatic Society on Friday 28 September from 7.30 to 11.00 pm in Parish Centre. The cost is £5 which includes a light supper and glass of wine. The proceeds will hlp to take a sick pilgrim to Lourdes in July next year. See the notices in the porch and Parish Centre for more information.

YOUTH FOR LOURDES 2013
Application forms for the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes in July 2013 are now available. For more information, please see the poster in the porch or contact the Parish Office.

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.

FEAST OF SAINT NINIAN - EVENING PRAYER
To mark the Feast of Saint Ninian, Bishop Cunningham will lead sung Evening Prayer of the Church in Saint Margaretís Cathedral, John Street, Ayr on Sunday 16 September at 7.00 pm. You will be very welcome.

YEAR OF FAITH
The diocesan Mass to mark the opening of the Year of Faith will take place in Saint Margaretís Cathedral, Ayr at 3.00 pm.

CHILDREN'S ENROLMENT
The children who will be confirmed and receive Holy Communion for the first time will be 'enrolled' at the 10.00 am Mass and formally begin their preparation for these Sacraments.

SCOTTISH CATHOLIC SAFEGUARDING SERVICE (CHILD PROTECTION) TRAINING AND RAISING AWARENESS
A training session on child protection will be held in the Parish Centre on Sunday 23 September from 2.00 to 3.30 pm. All new and in-post volunteers are asked to attend. The session is for all the volunteers in Saint Mary's Deanery. I look forward to seeing you.  Anne Watt

SINGING THE MASS
Another workshop for parish musicians, cantors and people who enjoy singing will take place in Our Lady of Lourdes and Saint Patrickís Church, Auchinleck on Saturday 22 September, beginning with lunch at 1.00 pm and concluding with the celebration of the Vigil Mass at 6.00 pm. Instrumentalists are asked to attend at 12 noon. During the afternoon, the group will prepare music for the evening Mass. The Mass parts sung will be from the revised Mass of Creation by Marty Haugen. Please visit www.GallowayMusic.net for more information or contact Nicola Lawrence on 01465 714797. Booking forms are available from this website, your parish priest and parish musicians.

AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED
Aid To The Church In Need invites you to attend The Challenges of Change - The Middle East Today. The evening will begin with Mass in Saint Mirinís Cathedral, Paisley on Thursday 20 September at 7.00 pm followed by an evening of discussion and debate about challenges facing Christians in the Middle East. If attending, please contact Lorraine McMahon on 01698 337470 or Lorraine.McMahon@acnuk.org.

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND
Due to cancellations, two places have become available on the diocesan pilgrimage to the Holy Land which will take place from 15 to 22 October 2012. Accommodation can either be two single rooms or one twin. If you are interested, please contact Mancunia Travel Limited on 0161 790 6838 or Office184@mancunia.com.

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.

SAINT THERÈSA OF LISIEUX
Michel, a director/writer and Eva, an actor, are touring Scotland for one week only with an excellent performance of a play about Therèse of Lisieux along with a musical rendition of her poems and the prologue of Saint Johnís Gospel. We are very fortunate to have the opportunity of a performance here in Saint Peterís on Sunday 23 September at 7.3 0pm. Tickets costing £5 are payable at the door. All are welcome.

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.

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.

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.