BULLETIN                                                 6 OCTOBER 2013

TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 3

SEVENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY

2 October 1938 - 2 October 2013


CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 5 October  

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

Sunday 6 October  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 7 October  
Mass at 10.00 am for Frank Carr and Karen Marie Boulcott
Vigil Mass at 7.00 pm by Bishop John in Saint Mary's Church, Saltcoats for all our teachers and school staff
Tuesday 8 October  

Mass at 10.00 am for a wedding anniversary and Rose Anne McDonald

Wednesday 9 October  

Mass at 10.00 am for Bill Boland, Dad of Father Joe Boland, Saint Bride's Church, West Kilbride

Thursday 10 October  

Mass at 7.00 pm for Linda Collins and Mary Clarke

Friday 11 October  

Mass at 10.00 am for the Brady and Hilferty families

Saturday 12 October  

Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for William and Elizabeth Loudon and Mary Labus

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 5 October  
6.30 pm Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Celebration
Sunday 6 October  

11.30 am
7.15 pm

Tea and Coffee after Mass
Fit Steps Class

Monday 7 October  
9.30 to 11.30 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Parents and Toddlers
Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 8 October  
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 9 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 10 October  
4.00 to 8.15 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm

7.30 to 9.00 pm

Dancing Class
Brownies
Guides

Friday 11 October  
9.30 to 11.30 am Parents and Toddlers

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
   Bill Boland (Muirkirk), Margaret Smyth (Irvine), Greta Ward (Ayr) and Michael Hannon who died recently;
   Kirsty Bell 2012, Elizabeth McKay 2005, Terence O'Neill 2002, Karen Marie Boulcott 2007,
   William Cambridge 1990, John Goan 2012, James Martin 1997, Russ Otto 2012, Eunice Ward 2001,
   Peter Martean 1969, Catherine McHugh 1977, Joe Brady senior 1963, Vincenzo Carrino 1980,
   Alex Jamieson 2006, Bill Henderson, Mary Colvin 2000, Jane Coulter 1998, Dan Donnelly 1941,
   Chrissie Ferguson 2006, Joseph Harvey 1998, Harry Kemp 1972 (shown right) and Shannon McTaggart 1996
    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.

MASS TO CELEBRATE THE SEVENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE OPENING OF SAINT PETERíS
The 5.30 pm Mass on 5 October celebrates the seventy-fifth anniversary of the opening of Saint Peter's. It will be followed by a light supper
in the Parish Centre. There is a slideshow of notable events and so on. It is a time to mingle and chat. Everyone is very welcome.

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 £879.50 - many thanks.


PARISH CENTRE COLLECTION
Last weekend's collection for
the Parish Centre amounted to £347.27 - 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. We give a very special thank you for the two very generous seventy-fifth anniversary donations received this week totaling £1750. This is most appreciated.

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 Patricia Milligan at 10.30 am.

ALTAR SERVERS
Next weekend's altar servers are CC at 5.30 pm and Group 5 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 Claire Sweenie and Linda Martin for the pre-fives, Frances Gemmell, Gayle Paterson and Michelle Morton for primaries 1 to 3 and Andrena Hughes and Maria Paterson for primary 4.

THANKS
Jim and Cathie Donnelly send their heartfelt thanks to everyone for all the good wishes, gifts and cards received on their Golden Wedding.

SAINT MARYíS QUIZ AND GAMES NIGHT
There will be a Quiz and Games Night in Saint Mary's Hall, Saltcoats on Saturday 19 October at 7.00 for 7.30 pm. The games are nothing too strenuous - hoopla, darts, putting and so on. Get your competitive juices flowing. If you can throw a ball or a ring you are fit enough. The quiz is nothing too highbrow so get your ticket and come along, on your own or with family or friends for a light-hearted fun night. The bar is open.

SOCIETY FOR THE PROTETION OF THE UNBORN CHILD (SPUC)
The local branch of SPUC is holding a Pro-Life Concert on Saturday 26 October 2013 at 7.30 pm in Saint Winin's Church Hall, Kilwinning. Tickets cost £5 and include supper. Please contact Ellen Quirk on 556736 or Pat Quirk on 556680.

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.

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.