BULLETIN    31 MARCH 2013

EASTER SUNDAY IN YEAR 3


CANON MATT WISHES PARISHIONERS AND FRIENDS A HAPPY EASTER

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 30 March  

Holy Saturday
Easter Vigil Mass at 8.30 pm for Helen Brown

Sunday 31 March  

Easter Sunday
Dawn Service at 8.00 am on the Cannon Hill
Easter Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 1 April  
Easter Monday
No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass offered elsewhere for Michael Reilly and Kenneth McSkimming
Tuesday 2 April  

Easter Tuesday
No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass offered elsewhere for Maureen Mulhearn

Wednesday 3 April  

Easter Wednesday
No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass offered elsewhere for Helen Brown
Vigil of the Deceased at 6.00 pm for Michael Reilly

Thursday 4 April  

Easter Thursday
Requiem Mass at 1.00 pm for Michael Reilly

Friday 5 April  

Easter Friday
Wedding Mass at 1.30 pm for Nicola and Stephen

Saturday 6 April  

Easter Saturday
Mass at 10.00 am for Helen Brown

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 31 March  

No tea and coffee after Mass

Monday 1 April  
   
Tuesday 2 April  
9.00 to 11.00 am
11.00 am
6.30 to 8.30 pm

Cardiac Rehabilition
Legion of Mary
Cardio 40 Toning

Wednesday 3 April  
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm
Zumba
Cardio 40 Toning

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Agnes Asken (Easterhouse, Glasgow) who died recently;
   Mary Gribben 2012, Sarah Anderson 2003, James Kelly, 1983, Michael McCann 2012, Sandy Miller 1979,
   Gus Slimman 1993, Isabella Stuart 2004, William Friel 1994, Peter Hughes 2011, Irene Mathieson 2012,
   Jenny Murphy 1998, Marjorie Robertson, Margaret Shanks 1993, Kenneth McSkimming, Jane McFarlane 2006,
   Margaret Murphy, Monsignor John O'Farrell 2008, Pope John Paul II 2005, James Smith 1959, Archie McFarlane,
   Harry Quinn 1993, Patrick Tomelty 2004, Annie Adam 1997, Mattie Friel 1995, Barbara Henderson,
   Frank McCaffrey 2012, Jane Mullen 2003, Annie Murphy 1981, Agnes Ward 2001, Margaret Boyd 2004,
   George Lee 1992, Frank Grogan and Michael McNamara 2008 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.


THIS WEEK'S ARRANGEMENTS
Canon Matt is with his classmates. We were ordained on 3 April 1965 and try to spend Easter Week together each year. Canon Poland (463225) and Father Bell (463461) are both at home. The Parish Office will be closed on Easter Monday. The Funeral Mass for Michael Reilly will be on Thursday 4 April at 1.00 pm with Reception of Remains on Wednesday 3 April at 6.00 pm.

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 £650.35 - 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
£280.68 - many thanks.


CHURCH REPAIRS
The help you give for Church repairs by dropping in a white envelope from time to time is invaluable. We have a continuing task in keeping the Church wind and watertight. We recently received a donation of £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 Angela Body at 10.30 am.

ALTAR SERVERS
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 1 at at 5.30 pm and Group 4 at 10.30 am.

SUNDAY TEAS
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Sharon McLaughlin's team.

CHILDREN'S LITURGY
Next Sunday's Children's Liturgy helpers are Elissa Millar and Elaine Shaw for the pre-5s, Yvette Thorpe and Michelle Noble, Claire Sweenie for primaries 1, 2 and 3 and Maria Paterson and Michelle Morton for primary 4.

THANKS
Don Brown and family would like to thank our friends and parishioners for the many Mass cards and sympathy cards on our recent loss. The retiring collection raised £283 which we will donate to North Ayrshire Cancer Care.

50/50 CLUB WINNERS
Congratulations to January and February 50/50 Club winners who each win £25.
January - 17 Susan Breen, 112 Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, 1 Myriame Sammons and 136 Elizabeth Petrie.
February - 78 Nan Donohoe, 261 Rose Bowers, 169 Mamie Stewart and 136 Eoghan Hughes.
We are still waiting for twenty-five members to renew their fees of £15 which could reduce the bonus prize in April. For those of you who have just forgotten to pay, please hand in your membership to Promoter as soon as possible. Many thanks to all our members for their continued support of the parish and good luck.


1ST ARDROSSAN RAINBOWS
The 1st Ardrossan Brownies restart on Monday 15 April. We have a few places available for girls between five and seven years to join us right away. Please contact the Leader of the Group, Mrs Sammons on 469006 to make arrangements.

5TH ARDROSSAN BROWNIES
The 5th Ardrossan Brownies restart after the Easter break on Monday 15 April.

COLLECTION ENVELOPES
The new sets of collections envelopes are now available at the stall.

SPECIAL RELIGIOUS DEVELOPMENT GROUP - SPRED IN STEVENSTON
SPRED is a journey in faith and friendship with our parishioners who have learning difficulties. A group meets in Saint Johnís Hall, Stevenston on a Wednesday evening from 7.00 to 9.00 pm. Volunteers are required for the continuing of this beautiful ministry. No experience is necessary as training will be given. Could you consider offering yourself during this Year of Faith? If you would like to know more, please contact Liz Petrie on 467296.

SPECIAL RELIGIOUS DEVELOPMENT GROUP - SPRED TRAINEE ASSISTANT REQUIRED
The Diocese of Galloway requires a SPRED Assistant for Spiritual and Personal Development for people with special needs. The applicant should be a committed Catholic with arelevant professional qualification or experience and good interpersonal and people skills. The appointment is initially a two year training post with a 20 hours fixed term contract during which the appointed candidate must successfully complete the specialised SPRED training. The applicant will be based in Ayr to assist in the development of SPRED throughout the diocese. All enquiries should go to Sister Kathleen Hogg, Director, SPRED, Queen Margaret Academy, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, KA7 3TL. Her telephone number is 01292 263196.

PARISH LOURDES GROUP
The Parish Lourdes Group has received a note of thanks from the Grotto authorities for the donation given to assist with the rebuilding of the Baths following the disastrous floods.

PRINTER CARTRIDGES
Thank you to all those who kindly donated their used printer cartridges over the past few months. We have managed to raise £42 for Saint Peterís Building Fund. If you would like to donate a used printer cartridge, the collection box is located at the stall. Thank you very much.

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.

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

YEAR OF FAITH
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.

SCOTLANDíS RIO
Would you like to celebrate Brazilís World Youth Day in Scotland this summer? A Scottish World Youth Day event with talks, prayer, worship, social events, live links to Brazil, a Brazilian festival and much more will take place at Stirling University from 25 to 28 July. It is open to those aged from fourteen to twenty-five years. The cost is £150 including accommodation, transport and food. Please complete an application form and return it by 22 April. Forms are available from the Canon Matt
or by visiting www.gallowayyouth.org.uk which has more information.

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.


KITS FOR KIDS 2013
Tass Thistle Colts have been selected to take part in the Daily Record and Sunday Mail Kits for Kids. Some of our younger parishioners are involved. The team has to collect a target of 5000 tokens over the ten week promotion duration. The tokens appear every day in the Daily Record and Sunday Mail. Please drop the tokens off at the stall. Kits for Kids 2013 is in association with Lloyds TSB Scotland. Last year, it gave away kit and training gear to 400 teams all over the country all thanks to the Daily Record and Sunday Mail. Lloyds TSB Scotland has been supporting the great initiative for three years, as well as being sponsors of Scottish Schools Football Association. Their support includes girls' and boys' competitions across the country and the Scottish Schools International squads. Kits for Kids will give 400 teams the chance to get free gear for the whole squad. Weíve got kit for both seven-a-side team and eleven-a-side teams.

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.