BULLETIN                                       8 SEPTEMBER 2013

TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 3


CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 7 September  

No 10.00 Mass in Saint Peter's
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Joseph Barry by Canon Pat McSorley

Sunday 8 September  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am by Canon Pat McSorley for the congregation

Monday 9 September  
No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass elsewhere for Robert Trench
Tuesday 10 September  

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass elsewhere for Joseph Barry

Wednesday 11 September  

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass elsewhere for Annie McCormick

Thursday 12 September  

Mass at 7.00 pm for a special intention

Friday 13 September  

Mass at 10.00 am for the McDermott and Boyle families

Saturday 14 September  

Feast of the Exultation of the Holy Cross
Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for the congregation and a special intention

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 8 September  

11.30 am
7.15 pm

Tea and Coffee after Mass
Fit Steps Class - NEW

Monday 9 September  
9.30 - 11.30 am
5.30 - 6.30 pm
6.30 - 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm
Parents and Toddlers
Rainbows
Brownies
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Tuesday 10 September  
9.00 to 11.00 am
11.00 am
6.30 to 8.30 pm
5.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 pm

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

Wednesday 11 September  
6.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm

7.30 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Irish Dancing Class
Zumba
Ignatian Prayer Group
Cardio 40 Toning

Thursday 12 September  
4.00 to 8.15 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm

7.30 to 9.00 pm

Dancing Class
Brownies
Guides

Friday 13 September  
9.30 to 11.30 am Parents and Toddlers
Saturday 14 September  
7.00 pm Private Function

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   James Duffy of our parish and whose funeral will be in Saint John's Church, Stevenston, who died recently;
   Catherine Campbell 2003, James Duffin 1960, William Loudon 1977, Joan McKnight 1976, Harry Kaye 2000,
   James Moore 1998, Florence Slavin 1998, Father Martin McCluskey 1996, Cathie Hilferty 2009,
   Mary Mitchell 2004, Gladys Moore 2006, Mary Otto 2008, Mr and Mrs Daniel Brown, Samuel Cambridge 2005,
   Mary Crossan 1981, John Hazelton 1974, Jane McKechan 1998, Bridget McLaughlin 1997, John Burns 1997,
   Alberto Carrino 2009, Thomas Fernes 2011, James Hughes 2010 and Anne McCabe 1995 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 £730.08 - many thanks.


PARISH CENTRE COLLECTION
Last weekend's collection for the Parish Centre amounted to
£278.97 - 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. New doors have been installed in the Parish Centre.

RETIRED PRIESTS' FUND COLLECTION
There will be a special collection next weekend for the Retired Priests' Fund
.


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 Ronnie Cairns at 5.30 pm and Margaret Harvey at 10.30 am.

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

CANON MATT
Canon Matt
is on holiday till Wednesday 11 September. Both Canon Poland (463225) and Father Bell (463461) are at home. The Parish Office will be open as usual.

SUNDAY TEAS
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Annie Thompsonís team.

CHILDRENíS LITURGY
The Children's Liturgy is celebrated during the Sunday 10.00 am Mass. We have groups for three to five years, primary 1 and 2 and primary 3. All children are welcome. The Sacramental Preparation group for Primary 4 children will begin on Sunday 6 October.
Next week's helpers are Geraldine Butcher and Elise McCormack for the pre-fives and Frances Gemmell, Gayle Paterson and Maria Paterson for primaries 1 to 3.

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. There will be a celebration Mass at 5.30 pm on Saturday 5 October and a buffet supper after Mass with music and time to chat. The Saint Vincent de Paul Society will lay on a bus for Mass and supper. Please give names to the Parish Office on any member of the Society. I will be looking for helpers later and some more ideas. Was there a brochure or Order of Service for the opening of the Church? Does anyone have a copy? We are grateful to those who have given us old photos associated with our Church's history. More will be published when we have space. This space restriction does not apply to the website version of the bulletin so here is a photo of the 1959 Sale of Work.


MARYíS 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
Thank you for the backpacks donated to Mary's Meals. On 27 August, we filled a further 115 backpacks to send to Malawi, making a total of 950 to date. This is an ongoing project so we are looking for more backpacks. We are also looking for T-shirts, shorts, skirts and summer dresses to fit children aged 5 to 12. We also need flip-flops in sizes 10 to 4 to complete some outfits - we can only send these sizes. All items can be new or in good condition. If you would like further information, please call 467161.

POPE FRANCIS ON SYRIA
At the Angelus in Saint Peterís Square on 1 September, speaking about Syria, Pope Francis said "To this end, brothers and sisters, I have decided to proclaim for the whole Church on 7 September next, the vigil of the birth of Mary, Queen of Peace, a day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria, the Middle East and throughout the world and I also invite each person, including our fellow Christians, followers of other religions
and all men of good will, to participate in whatever way they can in this initiative.".
This came a bit late but a time of prayer for Syria is an essential this week.

CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations to
  - Sandra Shaw and David Cornwallis
  - Kimberley Rodgers and Robert Sneddon
  - James McEvoy and Nicola Stevenson
  - Jennifer McAdam and Craig Dooris
  - Mark Sweeney and Amanda Wilson
  - Claire Boyle and Robin Buchanan
who were married during July and August and to
  - Eddie and Sarah Guthrie who celebrated their thirtieth wedding anniversary and
  - Jim and Sheila Boyle who celebrated their Golden Wedding

SINGING THE MASS
There will be a Singing The Mass music workshop for parish musicians, cantorsand people who enjoy singing. The event will take place in the Church of Our Lady and Saint John, Stewarton from 1.00 pm concluding with the Vigil Mass at 6.00 pm. During the afternoon, the group will have the opportunity to prepare, in some detail, music for the evening Mass. More information and booking forms available at www.GallowayMusic.net. The Mass of Christ the Saviour by Dan Schutte will be taught in soprano, alto, tenor and bass parts and used at Mass.

CATHEDRAL SUNG EVENING PRAYER
Evening Prayer of the Church will be sung in Saint Margaretís Cathedral, Ayr at 6.00 pm to mark the Feast of Saint Ninian. You will be very welcome.

NEW FITS STEPS CLASS
A new Fit Steps Class from Strictly Come Dancing is starting. Come along on Sunday at 7.15 pm in the Parish Centre. Learn jive, waltz, quick step and cha-cha. All are welcome. Zumba, Cardio 40 and Cardio 40 Toning Classes are all still available. New members are always welcome. For more information, please call 01294 466617.

SAINT MATTHEWíS ACADEMY MASS
On Monday 16 September at 7.00 pm, Bishop John will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving to mark Eric Allanís time as Head Teacher. Everyone is welcome.


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.


ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO CARFIN
The annual pilgrimage to Carfin takes place on Sunday 8 September. Mass in the Grotto will be at 3.00 pm.

PILGRIMAGE TO ROME 2014
There will be a pilgrimage to Rome from 20 to 27 May 2014. The accommodation is ten minutes walk from Saint Peterís 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.

HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE 2014
Father David Borland is exploring the possibility of arranging another Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land in early October 2014. At the moment, he is simply asking for people interested in taking part in such a Pilgrimage to express their interest by contacting him in one of the ways outlined on the poster. No commitment is required at this time.

SAINT PETERíS CHILDRENíS CENTRE
Saint Peter's Children's Centre has nursery spaces available for children who are three years and above and children whose third birthday is before 28 February 2014. These spaces are funded by North Ayrshire Council. For more information, please contact Josephine
Coulter on 473030.

HCPT - THE PILGRIMAGE TRUST SPONSORED CYCLE ROUND MILLPORT
The HCPT sponsoed cycle round Millport will take place on Sunday 15 September. Esther Coulter and Elizabeth Petrie are taking part in this annual fundraiser to take children to Lourdes. If you wish to make a donation, a collection tin is with Betty at the stall. Alternatively call Esther on
464692 or 602179.

THE STEAMIE
Beith Amateur Drama Group presents The Steamie in Saint Matthew's Academy auditorium on Wednesday 11 September at 7.00 pm. Proceeds go to to the schoolís Malawi Project. Tickets are available from the school office on 606680.

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.