BULLETIN                          21 APRIL 2013

FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER IN YEAR 3


CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 20 April 

Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for William Main

Sunday 21 April  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 22 April  
Mass at 10.00 am for Ita McDonnell
Tuesday 23 April  

Mass at 10.00 am for John and Margaret Murphy

Wednesday 24 April  

Mass at 10.00 am for Rosemary Clarke by Father John Kinsler

Thursday 25 April  

Mass at 7.00 pm for return to health

Friday 26 April  

Mass at 10.00 am for Rosina and William McPeake, Josephine and Alois Kerber and a special intention (SD)

Saturday 27 April  

Mass at 10.00 am for Jim McCauley
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for John Maher

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 21 April  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 22 April  
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 23 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 24 April  
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm
Zumba
Cardio 40 Toning
Thursday 25 April  
4.00 to 8.15 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Dancing Class
Brownies
Guides

Friday 26 April  
9.30 to 11.30 am

Parents and Toddlers

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Jim McAuley (Saltcoats), Betty McCourt (Kilwinning) and Father Sabatino Tedeschi (Glasgow) who died recently;
   Philomena Doherty 2001, Richard Hunter 2010, Ida Narducci 2008, Adam Whiston 1968, Margaret Grear 1994,
   John O'Rourke 1993, James Welsh 1997, Sarah Coulter 1972, Andrew Dougan 2008, Agnes McKay 1969,
   John Murphy, Thomas Nellany 2001, Mary Robertson 1988, Charlotte Bell 2009, John Maher 2010,
   Agnes McCann 1970, Bridget McLellan 1995, Patrick Doherty 2005, Mark Hughes 2012, Father John Murphy 1978,
   Jack Ferguson, Frank Robertson 1989, Philomena O'Hare 2009, Jessie Stevens 2000 and Joseph Stevens 1993
   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.


GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY
Today is Good Shepherd Sunday and is the World Day of Prayer for Vocations to the Priesthood.

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 £672.00 - 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
£283.15 - 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
The Inland Revenue now requires us to use a new style of Gift Aid form. These are available at the back of the Church. If you pay tax, please complete the new form and return it to the box provided. This allows us to provide the additional information required on the Gift Aid claim. 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 Katrina Pollock at 5.30 pm and Robert Cooper at 10.30 am.

ALTAR SERVERS
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 2 at at 5.30 pm and Group 3 at 10.30 am.

SUNDAY TEAS
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Sadie Gilmourís team.

CHILDREN'S LITURGY
Next Sunday's Children's Liturgy helpers are Elissa Millar and Maria Paterson for the pre-5s, Michelle Morton, Kimberely Boyd and Yvette Thorpe for primaries 1, 2 and 3 and Andrena Hughes and Anita Shanks for primary 4.

1ST ARDROSSAN RAINBOWS
The 1st Ardrossan Brownies 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.

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

STEVENSTON MUSICAL SOCIETY SPRING CONCERT
Stevenston Musical Society's Spring Concert will be held in Saint Peterís on Sunday 28 April at 7.30 pm. Tickets are available at the door and £5 and £1 per accompanied child. Please use the Parish Centre door. The poster says 'for your comfort, please bring a cushion.' - wimps!

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.

SUNG EVENING PRAYER
Evening Prayer of the Church will be sung in Saint Margaretís Cathedral, John Street, Ayr on Sunday 21 April at 6.00 pm. You will be very welcome.

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.

LAPEL CROSSES
Wear a cross with pride these days. We have lapel crosses available at the stall.

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.


IRISH DANCING CLASSES
Irish Dancing Classes will start in the Parish Centre on Tuesday 14 May 2013. Contact Sarah Frances Smith for full details of class times and enrolment on 07989 507081 or SFSirishdancing@hotmail.com.

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.