BULLETIN                                3 FEBRUARY 2013

FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 3


CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 2 February  

Mass at 10.00 am for birthday wishes  MAT
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Frank Kelly

Sunday 3 February  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 4 February  
Mass at 10.00 am for Doris Coulter, Isobel McHugh Ė special intention and Matt McGhee - special intention
Tuesday 5 February  

Memorial of Saint Agatha
Mass at 10.00 am for Mass for Isabel Foran and Isa Chrichton

Wednesday 6 February  

Memorial of Saint Paul Miki
Mass at 10.00 am for Kit Keen and Frank Kelly

Thursday 7 February  

Mass at 7.00 pm for Isabel Foran and John Curran

Friday 8 February  
Mass at 10.00 am for all who are sick
Saturday 9 February  

Mass at 10.00 am for the intentions of Francis and Carol Gibb
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Sarah Cunningham and Joseph Retzbach

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 2 February  
7.00 pm Private Function
Sunday 3 February  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 4 February  
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 5 February  
11.00 am
7.30 to 8.30 pm

Legion of Mary
Cardio 40

Wednesday 6 February  
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm
Zumba
Cardio 40 Toning
Thursday 7 February  
4.00 to 8.15 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Dancing Class
Brownies
Guides

Friday 8 February  
9.30 to 11.30 am Parents and Toddlers

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Sister Agnes Leverage CP, James Jennings (Kilbirnie), Patrick Ward (Largs), Agnes Coffee neé Lennox (Brinklow)
  
and Cara Thomas (Saltcoats) who died recently;
   Sadie Burns 2009, Rachel Cairnie 1998, Janet Cunningham 1999, Father Joe Davie SDB 2002, Tony Tourish 1993,
   Mary C McManus 1973, Margaret Mitchell 2004, Michael Barrett 1972, Archie McLaren 2009, Peter Mitchell 1973,
   Joseph Brodie 1961, Eileen Busbridge, Lilli McCulloch 2011, Catherine McIlroy 2009, Marjory O'Connell 1986,
   Sarah Cunningham 1977, Patrick McGinn 1999, Pamela McIntosh 1999, Baby Sophie Kerr 2008,
   Canon Sam McGinness 2009 and Cesare Scott 2002 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.


SUNDAY MASS TIMES
Sunday Mass times in Saint Peter's are 5.30 pm Vigil and 10.30 am. Sunday Mass times in other local parishes can be seen here.

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 £553.08 - 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 £252.77 - many thanks.


CHURCH REPAIRS
The help you give for Church repairs by dropping in a white envelope from time to time is invaluable. Recent donations of £50 bring the total to £5344.50.

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?


READERS
Next weekend's readers are Ronnie Cairns at 5.30 pm and Margaret Harvey at 10.30 am.

ALTAR SERVERS
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 2 at 5.30 pm and Group 4 at 10.30 am.

SUNDAY TEAS
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Saint Peter's School team.

CHILDREN'S LITURGY
Next Sunday's Children's Liturgy helpers are Jacqueline Waugh and Michelle Champion for the pre-5s, Elaine Shaw, Claire Sweenie and Yvette Thorpe for primaries 1, 2 and 3 and Michelle Morton and Michelle Moble for primary 4.

BURNS SUPPER
The Burns Supper on 26 January was agreat success. Thanks are due to all who patricipated, attended and helped to organise the event.



CLOTHING APPEAL IN AID OF CHERNOBYL CHILDREN'S LIFELINE
We will have another group of sixteen children coming from the Ukraine to Ayrshire from 18 February to 18 March and again we are looking for donations of new pyjamas, underwear and socks for boys and girls aged nine to fourteen years. If you have anything to donate or would be interested in finding out more about the charity, please contact Michael or Lisa Lafferty on 01294 461234 or 07813 650411.

NEW HOST FAMILIES NEEDED FOR CHERNOBYL CHILDREN'S LIFELINE
We are always looking for new host families to help look after the children during their visit to Ayrshire. We desperately need families for our summer visit from mid-July to mid-August 2013. If you think you could help in any way, please or you want some more information, please call Michael Lafferty on 07813 650411. Michael would be more than happy to give a talk on the charity to any interested group. Just get in touch or visit www.ccll.org.uk/ayrshire.

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES
The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes is from Monday 8 July to Monday 15 July 2013, flying from Prestwick. All inclusive prices are from £679 per person sharing. Full details are available from Joe Walsh Tours on 0141 530 5060 or info@JoeWalshTours.ie.

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.

CANDLES
There is a nice selection of novena and grave candles at the stall.

VERONA FATHERS' CALENDARS
Verona Fathers' calendars are available from the stall.

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.

A SHORT HISTORY OF SAINT BRENDANíS CHURCH, SALTCOATS
The book, A Short History Of Saint Brendan's Church, Saltcoats is now available from the stall at Saint Mary's Church, Saltcoats for £10.

EARLY YEARS REGISTRATION AT SAINT PETERíS SCHOOL AND SAINT PETERíS CHILDRENíS CENTRE
Please see the notices about times and dates for early registration.

YEAR OF FAITH
An adult education course for the Year of Faith will be held in Saint Brideís, West Kilbride on some Thursday evenings from 7.30 to 9.00 pm. The next session is A Church Rooted In The Word of God on 21 February, presented by Father Willie McFadden. Pope Benedict has called on all Catholics to celebrate a Year of Faith from October 2012 to October 2013. It is a time to renew our faith by prayer, by studying our faith and by renewed charity. It is something we can all do both privately and publically. Our country has lost its faith and its way. We each must play our part in renewing faith in Godís goodness and His word. The Year of Faith Diary is available at the stall. It runs from October 2012 to October 2013 and will be useful. It costs £2.95. To mark the Year of Faith, the Bishops of Scotland have set up a special website and social media feeds to help us learn about all that is happening at local, national and international level and to assist us to grow in faith during this time of grace. The address is www.YearOfFaithScotland.com In addition, special services will be provided via Facebook and Twitter, offering news, points for reflection and ideas on how to mark the Year of Faith. Please consider following www.facebook.com/yearoffaithscotland and www.twitter.com/scotyearoffaith.

LOURDES
This yearís Jumbulance pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from 25 April to 4 May. There are places available for both helpers and assisted pilgrims. The Jumbulance is operated by ACROSS and designed to allow even those who would be unable to fly the opportunity to go on pilgrimage to Lourdes. At present, this group is the only one based in our diocese, originating in Hurlford, but is open to all of Galloway Diocese and indeed beyond. If you would like to find out more about taking part this year or for future years, please contact Group Leader Alison Neil on 07749 555955 or amd.neil@virgin.net.

SCOTTISH CHURCHES STARTER PACKS
Starter Packs is an initiative of the Scottish Churches organised locally by Women's Aid. When people are allocated a house, they very often donít have the basic necessities and many tenancies fail as a result. This initiative tries to provide a starter pack. There is a leaflet explaining our part in it.

50/50 CLUB
Many thanks to all our members who have supported the Club over many years. We welcome any new members who wish to join by contacting the Promoter, Myriame Sammons on 469006.

VISITORS
Are you visiting us for Mass? Please know that you are very welcome. During the 10.30 am Mass outwith holidays, 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 10.30 am Mass, tea, coffee cakes and buns are available in the Parish Centre. At both of our weekend Masses, we have a second collection for our Parish Centre debt.

MASS FOR THE WORLD DAY OF THE SICK
Mass for the World Day of the Sick and the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes will be celebrated on Sunday 10 February at 3.00 pm in Saint Johnís Church, Cumnock. Everyone is welcome.

SACRAMENT OF THE ANOINTING OF THE SICK
The Sacrament of the Anoiting of the Sick will also be celebrated at the 5.30 pm Vigil and the 10.30 am Masses here on the weekend of 10 February.

DEANERY MASS FOR EDUCATION WEEK
The Deanery Mass for Education Week wil be celeb rated in Saint Matthew's Academy, Saltcoats on Wednesday 6 February at 7.00 pm. Everyone is invited.

HMS DASHER WEEKEND
The Memorial Service for the seventieth anniversary of the sinking of HMS Dasher off Ardrossan will take place on Sunday 24 March at 11.30 am at the Dasher Memorial opposite the Church. There is also a short service on board the 9.45 am Arran Ferry on Saturday 23 March over the spot where HMS Dasher sank with the loss of 379 of the shipís company. You can simply buy a ticket for the ferry and sail with us.

ARDROSSAN WELFARE COMMITTEE
Janie McGonigle, who died recently, was a stalwart of the Ardrossan Welfare Committee who organise the Christmas Dinners and Summer Bus Runs in the town. Would one or two parishioners like to take up the task? Canon Matt can give details.

SUNDAY TEAS
Would you consider becoming part of a team responsible for the teas and coffees in the Parish Centre after 10.30am Mass? We have recently lost one of our teams due to illness, so if you would like to join a team or you and your family and friends would like to form a team or you would just like more information, please contact the parish office on 464063.

SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
The Saint Vincent de Paul Society is being called on more and more to help out people who are in real need. The commitment is a tough one. It means house visits and the handling of money, advice, food parcels and so on as well as a weekly meeting for prayer and discussion of tasks with a high degree of confidentiality. It is not for everyone but there are tasks which need doing. Please contact Canon Matt who will put you in touch with the Society

HCPT (GROUP 207) LOURDES PILGRIMAGE TRUST
The local Lourdes Pilgrimage Trust is hosting a Race Night on Friday 8 February in the Civic Centre, Ardrossan with the first race at 8.00 pm. Tickets cost £3 and include supper. For tickets or more information, please contact Esther Coulter on 464692 or Josephine Coulter on 602179. Thank you for supporting your local group.

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.