BULLETIN                                             2 FEBRUARY 2014

FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF OUR LORD IN YEAR 1


CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 1 February  

Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention and Molly McCafferty
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for the Retzbach family

Sunday 2 February  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 3 February  
Saint Blaise
Mass at 10.00 am for Kerber, McPeake and Comisky families and blessing of throats
Tuesday 4 February  

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass at 10.00 am in Saint Mary's, Saltcoats

Wednesday 5 February  

Mass at 10.00 am for Peter and Margaret Mitchell

Thursday 6 February  

Mass at 7.00 pm for Betty Biagioni and the Lavery Family

Friday 7 February  

Mass at 10.00 am for John and May Jane McKay and family

Saturday 8 February  

Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Mary Theresa Burns

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 1 February  
7.00 pm Burns Supper
Patrons are asked to be seated by 6.50 pm.
Sunday 2 February  

No Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 3 February  
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 4 February  
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 February  
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 6 February  
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Brownies
Guides

Friday 7 February  
9.30 to 11.30 am

Parents and Toddlers

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Rachel Cairnie 1988, Canon Shaun Crowley 2001, Joseph Foran 1994, Jessie Flynn, Rena Heneaghan 1976, Mary Kelly 2006, Marie Matthews 2005, Sadie Burns 2009, Rachel Cairnie 1998, Janet Cunningham 1999, Father Joe Davie SDB 2002, Tony Tourish 1993, Mary C McManus 1973, Margaret Mitchell 2004, Michael Barrett 1972, Archie McLaren 2009, Peter Mitchell 1973, Joseph Brodie 1961, Eileen Busbridge, Lilli McCulloch 2011, Catherine McIlroy 2009, Marjory O'Connell 1986, Sarah Cunningham 1977, Patrick McGinn 1999 and Pamela McIntosh 1999 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. Deacon Bill Corbett (01292 521208, 07904 248948, Rev.BillCorbett@btinternet.com) 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 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 £591.85 - many thanks.


BUILDING FUND COLLECTION
Last weekend's Building Fund collection amounted to £274.25 - many thanks.


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.


PARISH LOURDES FUND
There is £500 in a designated fund to assist those who wish to make the pilgrimage to Lourdes. Remember it is there if you or someone you know needs this specific help.

READERS
Next weekend's readers are Ronnie Cairns at 5.30 pm and Alfie Agostini at 10.30 am.

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

SUNDAY TEAS
There will be no Sunday Teas this weekend.

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. Next week's helpers are Elaine Shaw and Teresa Louden for the pre-fives, Jacqueline Waugh and Michelle Champion for primaries 1 and 2, Michelle Noble and Maria Paterson for primary 3 and Frances Gemmell and Gayle Paterson for primary 4.

BURNS SUPPER
The 2014 Burns Supper will take place in the Parish Centre on Saturday 1 February at 7.00 pm. Patrons are asked to be seated by 6.50 pm. The Immortal Memory will be delivered by Michael Diamond (shown below left), past President of Irvine Burns Club. John Hunter (shown below centre), North Ayrshire Councillor for Ardrossan and Arran will propose the Toast to the Lassies and Katy Clark (shown below right), Member of Parliament for North Ayrshire and Arran will reply. Other participants include Bill Andrew, Rachel Brown, Ronnie Cairns, Michael McCulloch, George McGrattan and Ciaran Sinclair. Tickets cost £12.50 and they should be booked in advance though the Parish Office on 01294 464063. Patrons can request group seating arrangements to be with friends. The meal will be prepared and served by Michael and Fiona Brown, family and friends. Vegetarian meals are available with notice as an alternative to the traditional Burns Supper main course. If you are looking for tickets, please order them this week. More than eighty of the tickets are already sold.


50/50 CLUB
We take this opportunity to thank all members for their continuing support of the Club and the Parish and especially our collectors who continue over many years. Our first draw for 2014 will be in February to give all members the time to renew their membership. Please consider joining and tell your friends - everyone is very welcome to share in the prizes. Contact the Club promoter, Myriame Sammons on 01294 469006.

MASS FOR THE WORLD DAY OF THE SICK - FEAST OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES
Mass for the Sick will be celebrated in Saint Paulís Church, Ayr on Sunday 9 February at 4.30 pm. The Feast is on 11 February. Mass will be followed by light refreshments and the annual general meeting of the Hospitalité de Notre Dame de Lourdes. Everyone is welcome. If you wish to receive the Sacrament of the Sick at this Mass, please let it be known when you arrive at Saint Paulís.

SINGING THE MASS
Singing The Mass is a music workshop for parish musicians, cantors, and people who enjoy singing. The event will take place in the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Mitchell Street, Beith on Saturday 15 February from 1.00 pm, beginning with lunch and concluding with the Vigil Mass at 6.30 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.

ARDROSSAN GUIDES SPRING FETE
5th Ardrossan Guides are hosting a fundraising Spring Fete on Saturday 22 February 2014 in the Parish Centre from 10.30 am to 1.00 pm. The date is particularly special as itís our annual World Thinking Day where we celebrate friendship and unity. We aim to have the usual fete stalls available. We have also got some Ďindoor car boot tablesí for sale at £10 each. Please contact Guide Leader, Coral Brady, on 07950 231241 if you would like to reserve a table. We hope to warmly welcome you to the event.

NEW DAWN YOUTH RETREAT DAY
New Life In Christ will be the theme of a retreat day of talks, workshops, group discussion, drama, music, prayer, social time, question and answer sessions, adoration, finishing with Mass. The retreat will take place in Saint Margaretís Cathedral, Ayr on Saturday 1 March, from 11.00 am until 7.00 pm and is supported by New Dawn ministries. The programme is for eleven to twenty-five year olds in two groups. Lunch will be provided. Places are limited and you do need to register. Please download a registration form from www.GallowayYouth.org.uk and return it to Father Stephen McGrattan or get one from the back of the Church. For more information, email info@rccumnock.org.uk. The cost is £5.

CONFIRMATION AND FIRST COMMUNION
According to the information you returned to me last year, we may well have up to thirty-six children ready for the Sacraments this year. However, not all of them have attended the Sunday preparation - though many do. This would make it very difficult to have all the children on two Sundays as previously - relatives and friends take up a lot of space so it will have to be three but we have two school holiday weekends in May. The best we can offer is the Celebrations of Confirmation and First Communion on Sundays 11 and 18 May and 1 June. There will be a meeting for parents and guardians on Thursday 6 February at 7.30pm in the Church after evening Mass. I look forward to seeing you there. That evening, we can speak about the ceremony, sponsors for Confirmation, what the children wear. You can pick a date, if possible, and any other topic you want to speak of.

ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND VISITS TO SAINT PETERíS WEBSITE
On 25 November 2013, the one hundred thousandth visit was made to Saint Peterís website which was launched on 13 July 2005.

SAINT MATTHEWíS ACADEMY WEBSITE
Saint Matthew's Academy, Saltcoats has a new website under construction at www.SaintMatthewsAcademy.com You might find it interesting.

BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE
Give blood! The Blood Transfusion Service will be at the Civic Centre, Glasgow Street on Tuesday 18 February from 2.0 0pm to 3.45 pm and 5.15 pm to 7.30 pm and on Wednesday 19 from 4.00 pm to 7.30 pm.

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.


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.