BULLETIN                                     29 SEPTEMBER 2013

TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 3


CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 28 September  

Mass at 10.00 am for the intentions of our parishioners and May Picozzi
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for all who are celebrating Golden Wedding anniversaries at this time

Sunday 29 September  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 30 September  
No Mass in Saint Peter's
Tuesday 1 October  

Mass at 10.00 am for James Duffy

Wednesday 2 October  

Seventy-Fifty Anniversary of the Opening of Saint Peter's
Mass at 12 noon for all parishioners, living and dead

Thursday 3 October  

No Mass in Saint Peter's

Friday 4 October  

No Mass in Saint Peter's

Saturday 5 October  

Mass at 10.00 am for John and Lilian Paterson
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for priests and people of Saint Peterís living and dead

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 28 September  
1.00 pm Private Function
Sunday 29 September  

11.30 am
7.15 pm

Tea and Coffee after Mass
Fit Steps Class

Monday 30 September  
9.30 to 11.30 pm
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 1 October  
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 5 October  
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 3 October  
4.00 to 8.15 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm

7.30 to 9.00 pm

Dancing Class
Brownies
Guides

Friday 4 October  
9.30 to 11.30 am Parents and Toddlers
Saturday 5 October  
6.30 pm Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Celebration

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Frank Carr who died recently;
   Mary Barr, Dorothea Campbell 2011, Mary Clarke 1984, Bert Body 1985, John Connor 1983, Charles Coulter 1992,
   Kathleen Mulhearn 2009, Canon Lawrence Fischer 1980 shown right, Patrick Giffney 1971, Peter Morgan 2010,
   Lily Murphy 1990, Duncan Rhodes 2012, Hannah Burns 2002, Catherine Helen McMullan 2000, John Paterson 2005,
   Gerry McGinn 2008, Robert Paterson 2004, Hugh O'Hare 2004 and Charlie Scullion 2010 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.

GOLDEN COUPLES
The 5.30 pm Mass is offered for all those who are celebrating their Golden Wedding this year.

OUR CONFIRMATION AND FIRST COMMUNION CANDIDATES
The 10.30 am Mass is offered for those preparing for the Sacraments in the spring.

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 £597.08 - many thanks.


PARISH CENTRE COLLECTION
Last weekend's collection for
the Parish Centre amounted to £349.39 - 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.

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 Katrina Pollock at 5.30 pm and Alfie Agostini at 10.30 am.

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

SUNDAY TEAS
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Sharon McLaughlinís 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, Maria Paterson, Michelle Noble and Yvette Thorpe for primaries 1 to 3 and Michelle Morton and Emma Paterson for primary 4.

SEVENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF SAINT PETER'S
Our Church was opened on 2 October 1938 which means it will be seventy-five years open this October. On Wednesday 2 October, the daily Mass will be celebrated at 12 noon - the date and time of the first Mass in 1938. Everyone who can manage is welcome. There will be a cuppa in the Parish Centre after Mass. There will be a celebration Mass at 5.30 pm on Saturday 5 October and a buffet supper after Mass with time to chat. The Saint Vincent de Paul Society will lay on transport for Mass and supper for those who need it. Please give names to the parish office or to any member of the Society. You will find an invitation on your seat. Here are a few facts from our history. Archbishop Donald Mackintosh - ours was a parish of Glasgow Archdiocese - presided at the opening High Mass at the principal celebrant of was Father Archibald McSparran. He was assisted by Father James McCarroll and Father Robert McCliment. Fittingly, all three priests were natives of Ardrossan. Father Fredrick Pirrie preached at Mass. The first children to be Baptised in the newly-opened Saint Peterís were Thomas Peter McCann (Tommy) and Henry Joseph Sammons (Harry) on 13 November 1938. The first Marriages were of Thomas Bernard Smyth and Elizabeth Veronica Marshall on the day after the official opening and James Neilson and Jane Holmes Adam on 26 November 1938. For several months after the Church opened, Funerals continued to be conducted from Saint Maryís, Saltcoats, the Mother Parish. The first Funeral in Saint Peterís was that of Robert Hastings on 30 December 1938.

      
      
After the formal opening of the Church, guests were invited to a meal in the Franciscan Convent, Saltcoats with catering arranged by Charles Oxley Lee of the Hotel Kilmeny, Ardrossan. The photographs above show the accompanying pamphlet.

MUSICAL EVENING IN AID OF LOURDES FLOOD APPEAL
Loudoun Musical Society (LMS Voices) will present a Musical Evening in Saint Peter in Chains on Friday 25 October at 7.30 pm. This will be followed by tea, coffee and cakes in the Parish-Centre. Tickets cost £5. There is a poster in the porch. Raffle prizes and donations can be given to Committee members. For tickets, contact Pam on 601575 or Anne on 07856 65751. All are welcome.

ANNUAL TEACHERS' MASS
Bishop John Cunningham will celebrate this yearís Teachers' Mass in Saint Mary's Church, Saltcoats on Monday 7 October at 7.00 pm. All teachers who teach in Catholic schools have been invited and this invitation is extended to teachers in non-denominational schools and all involved in education. Everyone is welcome.

SAINT PETERíS CHILDRENíS CENTRE
Nursery spaces available for in Saint Peter's Children's Centre 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.

REFUGEES FROM SYRIA
The plight of the Syrian refugees is terrible to see on television and in reports from the Aid Agencies. The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF) has sent envelopes you can use to make a donation. We will send them on and there are other ways to help. Pope Francis and the Bishops have asked us all to pray for the situation in Syria.

MARYíS MEALS CLOTHING AND TEXTILES COLLECTION - THANKS
Mary's Meals thanks you for all donations. Last weekend, we collected 301 bags and raised £529. A very big thank you to all those who contributed.

50/50 CLUB
The next 50/50 Club draw will be at the end of October. New members are very welcome at any time. Our thanks to our members for their continuing support of the Parish 50/50 Club. Contact the Promoter, Myriame Sammons on 469006 if you wish to join.


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.


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.

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.