BULLETIN        26 MAY 2013

TRINITY SUNDAY IN YEAR 3


CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 25 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Ann Marie Murphy
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Robert and Margaret Monan

Sunday 26 May  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 27 May  
Mass at 10.00 am for the Little family
Tuesday 28 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Charles Gallacher and a special intention - EH

Wednesday 29 May  

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Ann Marie Murphy and Michael Connick

Thursday 30 May  

Mass at 7.00 pm for Patrick McGuire

Friday 31 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Tim Cullinane

Saturday 1 June  

Mass at 10.00 am for Neil McCormick
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for James Timmons

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 26 May  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 27 May  
7.00 to 9.00 pm Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Tuesday 28 May  
9.00 to 11.00 am
11.00 am
6.30 to 8.30 pm
5.00 to 8.00 pm

Cardiac Rehabilition
Legion of Mary
Cardio 40 Toning
Irish Dancing Class

Wednesday 29 May  
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Zumba
Cardio 40 Toning

Thursday 30 May  
4.00 to 8.15 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Dancing Class
Brownies
Guides

Friday 31 May  
9.30 to 11.30 am Parents and Toddlers

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Mary Brown of our parish, Michael Connick (Paisley) and Brendan Duffy who died recently;
   Joseph Higgins 2006, Robert and Margaret Monan 1977, Lily Peppard 2004, Mary Lynn Beattie 1998,
   Bernard Little 1999, Sarah Ramsay 2000, Desmond Langan 2005, Jim Little 1945, William McNeil 2007,
   William Stewart 2006, Des Madine 1982, Cameron Walsh 1987, Joseph Bale 2011, Simon Brannan,
   James Kyle 1992, Sadie Grant 2001, Anthony Lundie 2010, Kathleen Conway 1989, Bessie Grant (McCourt) 2002,
   Dora Grogan 2010 and Canon Nicholas Murphy 1992 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.

FINANCES
Bankers Orders the Parish and Parish Centre amount to £3800 per month. Every month, we pay off our Parish Centre debt by £3000 and pay a levy of £1450 to the Diocese. We are grateful for your generous support in collections. If you can manage a little more from time to time, it would be a great help. 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. Would you consider remembering Saint Peter's in your will?


OFFERTORY COLLECTION
Last weekend's Offertory collection amounted to £854.47 - many thanks.


PARISH CENTRE COLLECTION
Last weekend's collection for the Parish Centre amounted to
£329.23 - 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 a recent donation of £10.

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.


READERS
Next weekend's readers are Margaret Munn at 5.30 pm and Robert Cooper 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 Sadie Gilmourís team.

CHILDREN'S LITURGY
Next Sunday's Children's Liturgy helpers are Geraldine Butcher and Maria Paterson for the pre-5s and Michelle Morton, Kimberley Boyd and Elaine Shaw for primaries 1, 2 and 3.


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.

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.

THANKS TO MARIA
Many thanks to Maria Hilferty for so many years of faithful service as a Reader. She feels the time is right to hand on to younger parishioners.

MINISTRIES AND SERVICE
We need to have more parishioners involved in the ordinary life of our parish. There are Ministries and Service to be fulfilled - Readers, Ministers of Holy Communion in Church and to the sick; laundering the Altar linen, assisting with the collection and assisting people to seats. Please donít just think someone else will do it. Next Sunday, you will find a fill-in sheet by your seat. Please fill it in and drop it in the collection that week or as soon as possible. Thanks.

CANON MATT
Canon Matt will be away from 18 to 28 June for a family baptism, a memorial Mass for a still-born little boy and the wedding of cousin Michael and Kirsten - all in California. Dom Charles will be here to 'hold the fort'.

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 meets 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
Congratulations to April 50/50 Club winners who each win £25 - 24 Helen Walsh, 172 Sheila Coulter, 269 Grant Mitchell and 195 Michael Farro. The winner of the bonus draw was 90 Mary Reilly who wins £100 - well done. The 50/50 Club has given a cheque for £1500 to Parish Funds as the Club proceeds for 2013. Many thanks to all members for your continued support - it is appreciated. If you would like to join the 50/50 Club and have the chance to win prizes, please contact the Promoter, Mrs Myriame Sammons on 01294 469006.

PARISH LOURDES GROUP
The Parish Lourdes Group Committee works very hard and at present only has eight members. If anyone is interested in joining, please contact Harry Sammons on 01294 469006.

SAINT ANTHONYíS SCHOOL ECO GREENHOUSE APPEAL
Saint Anthony's Primary School, Saltcoats is starting to build a bottle green house and are in need of a further 1300 empty two-litre plastic bottles to complete the build. Any undamaged bottles can be left in the box at the back of the Church. Thank you.

JAMES McFARLANE SCHOOL GARDEN FAYRE
James McFarlane School Garden Fayre is on Thursday 30 May 2013 form 10.00 to 12 noon. There will be home baking, plants and crafts for sale. Tickets, which include tea or coffee cost £1. All are welcome.

RETREAT DAY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
A retreat day of talks, workshops, group discussion, drama, music, prayer, social time, question and answer sessions, adoration and finishing with Mass will take place in Saint Margaretís Cathedral, Ayr on Saturday 8 June. The programme is for ten to twenty-one year olds in two groups. The day begins at 11.00 am and ends at 7.00 pm. Lunch will be provided and there is no cost for this event. Places are limited and you do need to register. Please download a registration from from www.GallowayYouth.org.uk and return it to Father Stephen McGrattan. For more information email info@rccumnock.org.uk.

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.

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.


SAINT PETERíS CHILDRENíS CENTRE
Saint Peter's Children's Centre is holding a fun day and fete in the Parish Centre on Saturday 15 June from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the nursery. If you have any old photographs that we could display on the day, please contact Josephine 473030 or 602179. The photos will be copied and returned.

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.