BULLETIN                            7 APRIL 2013

SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER IN YEAR 3


CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 6 April  

Easter Saturday
Mass at 10.00 am for Helen Brown
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for the congregation

Sunday 7 April  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for Donald Cullinane

Monday 8 April  
Mass at 10.00 am for the McDermott and McCarroll families
Tuesday 9 April  

Mass at 10.00 am for Ita McDonnell

Wednesday 10 April  

Mass at 10.00 am for Ian Traynor

Thursday 11 April  

Mass at 7.00 pm for Michael Reilly

Friday 12 April  

Mass at 10.00 am for the Carmelite Sisters of Sclerder

Saturday 13 April  

Mass at 10.00 am for Agnes Asken
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Elizabeth Townsley

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 7 April  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 8 April  
   
Tuesday 9 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 10 April  
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm
Zumba
Cardio 40 Toning

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Elizabeth Hughes (Dunoon) and Kathleen Perry who died recently;
   Father Tom McCann 2009, Mary Tinney 2004, Father Jim Boyd SCJ 2002, Andrew Coldwell 1994,
   Father John Collins 2002, Donald Cullinane 2009, Frank Kelly 1994, Michael Mulligan 1982, Billy Smith 2009,
   David McLaren 2006, Father Gabriel Kigozi 2011 2011, Helen Theresa Magee 2000, George Monaghan 2004,
   Father David Barr 2012, Martha Lynas 2009 and David Walsh 1962 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 £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.

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 Celia Andrew at 5.30 pm and Tom Reid at 10.30 am.

ALTAR SERVERS
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 2 at at 5.30 pm and Group 5 at 10.30 am.

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

CHILDREN'S LITURGY
Next Sunday's Children's Liturgy helpers are Jacqueline Waugh and Michelle Champion for the pre-5s, Michelle Morton, Kimberley Boyd and Emma Paterson for primaries 1, 2 and 3 and Jacqueline Smith & Michelle Millar for primary 4.

CAR PARKING
When parking, please be sure to use one space, not two.

MASS SHEETS
Could you return the Mass sheets to the back of the Church, please and take the bulletins home with you? It is taking longer and longer to tidy the Church at the end of Mass.

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.

SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF UNBORN CHILDREN
The local branch of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children are holding a Pro-Life Chain locally on Saturday, 27 April 2013 from 11.00 am until 1.00 pm. If you wish more information, please contact Pat Quirk on 01294 556680.

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.