BULLETIN                                      18 AUGUST 2013

TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 3


CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 17 August  

Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention and Ian Hamilton
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Angus MacRae

Sunday 18 August  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 19 August  
Mass at 10.00 am for the Marshall family
Tuesday 20 August  

Mass at 10.00 am for Kitty Woods

Wednesday 21 August  

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Eileen McCann

Thursday 22 August  

Mass at 7.00 pm for Vince McBride

Friday 23 August  

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Joe Barry and Ella Cairns

Saturday 24 August  

Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention and Hugh Carr
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Johnny Kelly

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

Saturday 17 August  

12 noon to 4.00 pm

Christian Aid Barbecue

Sunday 18 August  

11.30 am
12.30 pm

Tea and Coffee after Mass
Private Function

Monday 19 August  
9.30 - 11.30 am
7.00 to 9.00 pm
Parents and Toddlers
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Tuesday 20 August  
9.00 to 11.00 am
11.00 am
6.30 to 8.30 pm
5.00 to 7.30 pm

Cardiac Rehabilition
Legion of Mary
Cardio 40 Toning
Irish Dancing Class

Wednesday 21 August  
6.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm

8.00 to 9.00 pm

Irish Dancing Class
Zumba
Cardio 40 Toning

Thursday 22 August  
4.00 to 8.15 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm

7.30 to 9.00 pm

Dancing Class
Brownies
Guides

Friday 23 August  
9.30 to 11.30 am Parents and Toddlers

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Maria Jones and Mia Ferrie who died recently;
   Roberta Breslin 2011, Frank Campbell 2007, Stephanie Smith 1999, Tommy McCann senior 1976,
   Desmond McGarvey 1986, Robert Watson 2004, William Kelly 2004, Matthew McCabe 2002, Maria McEvoy 2002,
   Mary McEvoy 1993, Josephine Quadling, Jane Leonard 1998, Andrew McCarroll 1996, Dan Murray 1981,
   Ellen Tourish 1971, Father William McBurnie 1953 shown right, Jimmy McVeigh 2007, Felix Quigg 1994, Josie Walsh 2003,
   Daniel Byers 1994, Ella Cairns, Catherine Fitzsimmons 2004 and Jim McManus 1997
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 £649.11 - many thanks.


PARISH CENTRE COLLECTION
Last weekend's collection for the Parish Centre amounted to
£258.66 - 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. New doors have been installed in the Parish Centre.

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 Pauline Taylor at 5.30 pm and Alfie Agostini at 10.30 am.

ALTAR SERVERS
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 1 at 5.30 pm and Group 4 at 10.30 am.

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

CHILDREN’S LITURGY
Our Children's Liturgy is run by volunteers on a rota basis. We are in need of more volunteers for the Children’s Liturgy for the coming session beginning in September. Anyone can volunteer! Would you consider becoming a volunteer especially if your child is in Primary 4 as they will be taking part in the Sacramental Preparation or if your child will be joining our three to five-year-olds Liturgy Group? For more information or to volunteer, please contact the Parish Office on 464063.


PILGRIMAGE TO ROME
There will be a pilgrimage to Rome from 20 to 27 May 2014. The accommodation is ten minutes walk from Saint Peter’s Basilica. Flights and transport to and from Kilwinning, half board and all sightseeing costs are included in the price of £850. Please register interest with Maureen Berry on 01294 557658 or macberry@live.co.uk who will supply all details.

SAINT JOHN’S ANNUAL FETE
Saint John's annual fete will be in the church grounds in Stevenston at 12 noon. Everyone is welcome and full details are on the poster on the notice board.

PROTECTING VULNERABLE GROUPS - RETROSPECTIVE CHECKING
Retrospective checking for Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) is now in place. All volunteers require the new PVG certificate which eplaces the old Disclosure. Eucharistic Ministers who visit the sick, volunteers for the Children's Liturgy, including those who assist with the primary four Sacramental preparation, are asked to come to the Parish Centre on Monday 12 or Monday 19 August at 7.00 pm to complete their forms Please bring your National Insurance Number, passport, driving licence and a letter with your name and address. Other forms of identification may be used, for example, birth certificate, bus pass, business idemfification and so on. Those in a profession require their professional registration number. Everyone needs to know their mother’s maiden name and one piece of evidence must have photographic identification.

SEVENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF SAINT PETER'S
Our Church, Saint Peter in Chains, was opened on 2 October 1938 which means it will be seventy-five years open this October. We are looking to arrange some small celebration of the event. Were you at the opening Mass? It would be good to have a list of those who were there - perhaps, your parents or family friends, and so on. George McGrattan will compile a list. Do you have any photographs of the opening Mass or of memorable events of the seventy-five years? The photos would be returned to you. The photograph below is of five entertainers who may have performed at functions in the mid 1930s to raise funds to build Saint Peter's. If you can identify anybody in the photo, please tell Canon Matt or George McGrattan. We will have a celebration Mass - probably on the following Saturday evening and a buffet supper after Mass - sorry, no disco music - with time to chat. I will be looking for helpers later and some more ideas.


CHRISTIAN AID BARBECUE

The Christian Aid Barbecue will take place on Saturday 17 August in the Parish Centre and grounds, starting at 12 noon. As well as the barbecue, there will be teas, a book stall, a bottle stall and space for individual stalls or car boots. If you wish to set up a stall costing £10, please phone 464063 to book the space. We need help with stalls. Donations of home baking and bottles of all sorts very welcome. There is no entry fee but advance are tickets on sale for those who cannot attend to enable them to make a donation of £1 to Christian Aid.

MARY’S MEALS CLOTHING AND TEXTILES COLLECTION
The team from Mary's Meals will be here on the weekend of 21 and 22 September to collect used clothing and textiles. They cannot take anything else. Have a wardrobe clear-out to support this important charity.


MARY’S MEALS BACKPACK PROJECT
A few retired teachers have been involved in the Mary's Meals Backpack Project for the past four years. So far, we have filled 835 backpacks which have been sent to Malawi. We are preparing to send another one hundred soon. We are looking for some more empty backpacks. If your child has a backpack which is no longer needed, we would be glad to recycle any which are in reasonable condition. We also accept new ones, of course. There will be a box in the Church porch for the next few weeks to collect any new or used backpacks. There are also some magazines which you may like to read. If you would like any more information, please phone 467161.

SAINT PETER'S CHILDREN'S CENTRE
Saint Peter's Children's Centre Toddler Group reopens on Monday 19 August and the Nursery reopens on Wednesday 21 August.

1ST ARDROSSAN - SAINT PETER'S RAINBOW UNIT
We hope everyone enjoyed the summer break and we will return to meetings on Monday 26 August from 5.30 to 6.30 pm in the Parish Centre. We have places for girls aged five to seven years. Contact should be made by telephone to Leader Mrs Myriame Sammons on 01294 469006 in order to avoid disappointment and to make arrangements with the new Join Us system online.

5TH ARDROSSAN - SAINT PETER'S BROWNIE PACK
We hope everyone enjoyed the summer break and we will return to meetings on Monday 26 August from 6.30 to 8.00 pm in the Parish Centre. We have a waiting list at present but are happy to add to this list. Ccontact should be made by telephone to Leader Mrs Myriame Sammons on 01294 469006 to Leader Mrs Myriame Sammons prior to the Join Us system online.

RETIREMENT OF MR ERIC ALLAN FROM THE HEADSHIP OF SAINT MATTHEW’S ACADEMY, SALTCOATS
A dinner dance will be held in the Park Hotel, Kilmarnock on Friday 6 September. Tickets cost £32 per person and are available from Mrs Aileen Shiells, Saint Matthew’s Academy, Jack’s Road, Saltcoats, KA21 5NT before August 16.

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 John’s 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.


USED PRINTER CARTRIDGES AND OLD MOBILE PHONES
There is a large green box in the foyer of the Parish Centre and a small box at the stall where you can place all old printer cartridges and mobile phones for us to recycle. Through recycling these, we can raise some much-needed funds. Thanks.

STARTER PACKS
Starter packs is an initiative of the Scottish Churches organised locally by Women's Aid. When people are allocated a house they very often don’t have the basic necessities and many tenancies fail as a result. This initiative tries to provide a starter pack. There is a leaflet explaining our part in it.

THE STALL
The stall is open at all Mass times during the week and at the weekend. Mass cards, large print Mass books, Mass books, Papal Blessings, lapel crosses, novena candles, grave candles and many other religious goods are available from the stall.

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 Children’s 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.


ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO WHITHORN
The annual pilgrimage to Whithorn takes place on Sunday 25 August 2013 with Mass at Saint Ninian’s Cave at 4.00 pm and an extra Mass in Saint Ninian’s Church at 4.45 pm for those who cannot make the journey to the cave.


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.