BULLETIN                              12 MAY 2013

SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER IN YEAR 3


CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 11 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Father Peter Dolan
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Denis McGinn

Sunday 12 May  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation and a ninetieth birthday

Monday 13 May  
Mass at 10.00 am for Jim McCauley and Patricia McVeigh
Tuesday 14 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Helen Brown and Charles Lynch

Wednesday 15 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Tim Cullinane

Thursday 16 May  

Mass at 7.00 pm for Patricia McVeigh and Duncan Lyon

Friday 17 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Hugh Donald and Sadie Leslie

Saturday 18 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Gerhart Maas and Betty Kean
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for the Doherty Family and Helen McGee

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 12 May  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 13 May  
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 14 May  
9.00 to 11.00 am
11.00 am
6.30 to 8.30 pm
5.00 to 8.00 pm
7.30 pm

Cardiac Rehabilition
Legion of Mary
Cardio 40 Toning
Irish Dancing Class - registration evening
Ignatian Prayer Group

Wednesday 15 May  
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Zumba
Cardio 40 Toning

Thursday 16 May  
4.00 to 8.15 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Dancing Class
Brownies
Guides

Friday 17 May  
9.30 to 11.30 am

Parents and Toddlers

Saturday 18 May  
10.30 to 12.30 pm

Saint Vincent de Paul Society Coffee Morning

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Ann Marie Murphy (Steventson), Neil McCormick, Charles Lynch (Greenock), Sadie Leslie (Hamilton),
   Seamus Gerrity (County Sligo), Maisie Cosgrove (Ballyshannon), Charles Gallagher (East Kilbride) and
   Betty Keane (Stevenston) who died recently;
   Robert Ferguson 2005, Nicholas McIntee 2004, Francis Moran 1999, Theresa Smith 1997,
   William James Connelly 2012, Les Dorrian 2009, Mary McFarlane 2004, Charles Campbell 2008, Ann Cameron 2003,
   Mary Teresa Dolan 1999, Bill O'Neill 2009, Lexie Wright 2010, William Calvert 1992, Father John Fitzsimmons 2008,
   Susan Little 2007 and Kathleen Watt 2012 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 £711.26 - many thanks. We are grateful for your generous support of the parish and the diocese to which we pay a monthly levy of £1250.

WHITE FATHERS COLLECTION
Last weekend's collection for the White Fathers amounted to
£932.67 - 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 are grateful for recent donations of £290.

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 Harry Sammons at 5.30 pm and Tom Reid at 10.30 am.

ALTAR SERVERS
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 1 at at 5.30 pm and Group 6 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 and Elaine Shaw, Elissa Millar and Andrena Hughes for primaries 1, 2 and 3.
Sunday is First Communion and Confirmation Sunday for primary 4.

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

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be conferred on sixteen of our children at Mass today and eleven children next Sunday. Once the children are Confirmed, they are entitled to receive Holy Communion with us so they will make their First Communion this morning. Keep the children and their parents in your prayers.

FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI
Sunday 2 June is the Feast of Corpus Christi. There will be a celebration Mass at 10.30 am for all the children who have been Confirmed and received their First Communion.

NEW HEAD TEACHER OF SAINT MATTHEW'S ACADEMY
Mr Stephen Colligan, Trinity High School, Renfrew has been appointed Head Teacher of Saint Matthewís Academy, Saltcoats in succession to Mr Eric Allan who will retire at the end of term. We welcome Stephen into our community and offer him the support of our prayers as he takes on leadership of our school.

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.

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
The 50/50 Club welcomes new members at any time. Any members to renew memberships for 2013, please contact Promoter Mrs Myriame Sammons on 01294 469006.

DUNCAN LYON
Fiona, Duncan and Gordon wish to thank the parishioners of Saint Peterís for all their prayers and support at this sad time. It is appreciated.

90000 VISITS TO SAINT PETER'S WEBSITE
On 3 May 2013, Saint Peter's website had its 90000th visit since its launch on 13 July 2005. The site has over 1600 web pages, 1000 pictures, 450 bulletins between 1960 and 2013, 13300 links, some audio and video clips and been viewed in 77 countries. Over 1100 of our deceased relatives and friends are remembered in our Anniversary List. Recently, a Memoriam Cards page was added. The site contains many articles on past and present spiritual and community life in Saint Peter's. Canon Matt and the website author are very grateful to those who have accessed the site, lent photographs, passed on stories, identified errors, made suggestions and expressed compliments. The aims of the site are to make parishioners and others aware of current events and record our history. If you can help with this project, please contact WebsiteAuthor@SaintPeterinChains.net.

THANKS TO THE LEGION OF MARY AND 50/50 CLUB
Thank you to the Legion of Mary for the recent donation of £100 and to the 50/50 Club for the proceeds of £1500. These funds are gratefully appreciated. Thank you to all those who have given their time and hard work and to all those who have given their support.

PARISH LOURDES GROUP
Many thanks to all who supported, in any way, our Bingo Fundraiser this week. The total sum raised was £505 which was our annual event for the parish. This year we have given the money raised towards the Church Maintenance Fund. We appreciate your continued support over the years. Our Committee works very hard and at present only has eight members. If anyone is interested in joining, please contact Harry Sammons on 01294 469006.

90000 VISITS TO SAINT PETER'S WEBSITE
On 3 May, Saint Peter's website had its 90000th visit since its launch on 13 July 2005. The site has over 1600 web pages, 1000 pictures, 450 bulletins between 1960 and 2012, 13300 links, some audio and video clips and been viewed in 77 countries. Over 1100 of our deceased relatives and friends are remembered in our Anniversary List. Recently, a Memoriam Cards page was added. The site contains many articles on past and present spiritual and community life in Saint Peter's. Canon Matt and the website author are very grateful to those who have accessed the site, lent photographs, passed on stories, identified errors, made suggestions and expressed compliments. The aims of the site are to make parishioners and others aware of current events and record our history. If you can help with this project, please contact
WebsiteAuthor@SaintPeterinChains.net.

SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY COFFEE MORNING
The Saint Vincent de Paul Society is holding a Coffee Morning on Saturday 18 May 2013 from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm in the Parish Centre in aid of Parish Centre funds. Tickets are available at the door and cost £1 for adults and 50p for children. All donations of baking, books, bric-a-brac, bottles and raffle prizes would be gratefully received. The Parish Centre will be open on the evening of Friday 17 May for donations. All are welcome.

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.

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.

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.