BULLETIN                     28 APRIL 2013

FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER IN YEAR 3


CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 27 April  

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

Sunday 28 April  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 29 April  
Mass at 10.00 am for Joseph and Jessie Stevens
Tuesday 30 April  

Mass at 10.00 am for Father Sabatino Tedeschi

Wednesday 1 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Jim McCauley

Thursday 2 May  

Mass at 7.00 pm for Arthur and Mary Kerber and family and Alice Kerber

Friday 3 May  

No Mass in Saint Peter's - Canon Matt is involved in interviews for the new head teacher of Saint Matthew's Academy, Saltcoats.

Saturday 4 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Ellen Carberry
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Maisie, John and Edwin Curtis

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 28 April  

11.30 am
1.30 pm
7.30 pm

Tea and Coffee after Mass
Private Function
Stevenston Musical Society Spring Concert

Monday 29 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 30 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 1 May  
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.30 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Zumba
Ignatian Prayer Group
Cardio 40 Toning

Thursday 2 May  
4.00 to 8.15 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Dancing Class
Brownies
Guides

Friday 3 May  
9.30 to 11.30 am

Parents and Toddlers

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Ellen Carbery (Glasgow), Denis McGinn of our parish, James McKeddie (Canada), Duncan Lyon (husband of our
   parishioner Fiona, and whose funeral will be in Park Church, Ardrossan on Monday at 12.45 pm), Tim Cullinane,
   Canon McGarry (recently retired Parish Priest of Saint Bridget's, Kilbirnie) and Father Peter Dolan (brother of the late
   John Dolan) who died recently;
   Angel Doyle 2006, Edward McNamara 1977, Aldo Agostini 1974, John Brownlow 2012, Tommy Morgan 1992,
   Kathleen Walsh 1955, Annie Mathieson Dorian 1974, Simon Charles Cawley 2004, Mary Crossan 1981,
   Elizabeth Hendry 1998, Joe Arkison 2005, Jean Nesbit 1999, Nettie Retzbach 2010, Ian Clarke 2005, Agnes Grogan 1954,
   Anne Howieson 2011, Bobby Macnamara, Steve McKinnon 2004 and James Timmons 1982 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 £617.33 - 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
£294.13 - 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 Margaret Munn 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 Saint Peterís School team.

CHILDREN'S LITURGY
Next Sunday's Children's Liturgy helpers are Jacqueline Waugh and Michelle Champion for the pre-5s, Emma Paterson, Michelle Noble and Claire Sweenie for primaries 1, 2 and 3 and Michelle Morton and Maria Paterson for primary 4.


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

THINKING ABOUT DIOCESAN PRIESTHOOD?
A retreat for enquirers who would like to know more about the Diocesan Priesthood will take place from 6.00 pm on Friday 31 May until 2.00 pm on Saturday 1 June in the Conforti Institute, Coatbridge. There are currently four men taking part in the Seminary Applicants Year who will also take part. Join them and explore whether Priesthood is for you. The contact for more information is Father Willie Boyd (Irvine) on 01294 279130.

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.

SAINT PADRE PIO INTERCESSORY PRAYER GROUP
The Saint Padre Pio Intercessory Prayer Group will start on Friday 10 May and thereafter on the first Friday of every month in the Parish Centre after Mass from about 10.45 am to 12 noon. All are welcome. For more information, please phone 01294 468122.

50/50 CLUB WINNERS
Congratulations to March 50/50 Club winners who each win £25 - 255 Sadie Carrino, 208 Marie Murray, 240 Martin Anderson and 201 Patsy Shiells. The next draw for April will take place this weekend. We are still waiting for twenty-two members to renew their membership which is holding up the Bonus Draw for £100, however, in fairness to our total membership we will go ahead next week with the Bonus Draw. Please forward outstanding money as soon as possible. If youíre not in it, you canít win it. Many thanks for your continued support of our Parish 50/50 Club.

THANKS TO ELSIE
Elsie Brodie has been a Reader and Minister of the Eucharist in the parish almost for ever. She has decide to step down. We offer her our thanks. It will take about four or five volunteers to (almost) replace her. Iíll come looking.

PARISH LOURDES GROUP
The Parish Lourdes Group is having its annual Bingo for the Church Maintenance Fund on Wednesday 8 May at 7.30 pm in the Parish Centre. Tea tickets cost £1 for adults and 50p for chileren. Bingo tickets can be purchased at the door. The support of the parish on the night and any prizes suitable for Full House prizes will be very much appreciated. Please contact Mrs Pam McGlynn, Mr Sammons or any member of the Group for tickets or donations.

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.

SAINT MATTHEWíS ACADEMY MALAWI TRIP QUIZ NIGHT
A quiz night will be held in Saint Matthewís Academy, Saltcoats on Friday 10 May to help towards the cost of the trip to Malawi in October. The quiz runs from 7.00 pm and is priced at £5 per person and includes pie and pea supper. To buy tickets or to donate raffle prizes, please contact the school office on 01294 606680.

THE STALL
The stall is open at all Mass times during the week and at the weekend. There are lovely First Communion and Confirmation cards and gifts available at the stall. Come along and have a look.

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.

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.