BULLETIN                           9 FEBRUARY 2014

FIFTH SUNDAY
IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 1

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 8 February  

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

Sunday 9 February  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the parishioners
Vigil for the Deceased for Emily McLaughlin at 5.00 pm

Monday 10 February  
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Emily McLaughlin
Tuesday 11 February  

Memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes
Mass at 10.00 am for Bill Carswell and Jim Lindsay

Wednesday 12 February  

Mass at 10.00 am for Mass offered for Father Leo Muldoon and David Magee

Thursday 13 February  

Mass at 7.00 pm for Mass offered Alice McGrattan and Helen Brown

Friday 14 February  

Mass at 10.00 am for John Carrick and James McLaren

Saturday 15 February  

Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Mary and Henryk Labus and Jim Cullen

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 9 February  

No Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 10 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 11 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 12 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 13 February  
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Brownies
Guides

Friday 14 February  
9.30 to 11.30 am

Parents and Toddlers

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Emily McLaughlin of our parish, Morag Smith (Paisley) and Father Leo Muldoon (Donegal) who died recently;
Baby Sophie Kerr 2008, Canon Sam McGinness 2009, Cesare Scott 2002, Maude Cullinane 1960, Jim Burns 2011, Catherine Cahill 1977, Mary Delahunt 2008, Father G J Giblin SCJ 2001, Allan Carrick 2011, Ann Jane Fitzsimmons, Sadie McAloon 2011, Eliza Jane McKay, Oonagh McVeigh 2011, Canon Robert McCliment 1967 shown right, John McIlhatton 1954, Chrissie Welsh 2006, Mary Hall 1989, Patricketta Maxwell 2004, Canon Tom McGread and Catherine Morrison 1971 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 £675.16 - many thanks.


BUILDING FUND COLLECTION
Last weekend's Building Fund collection amounted to £288.77 - 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 Julie Coldwell at 5.30 pm and Angela Body 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
Continuing thanks is due to all who give so generously of their time and effort. It appears the Children's Liturgy is more interesting than my homilies with a bigger number of adults going out! Please donít go out unless you are on the rota. The Word of God on a Sunday is a necessary nourishment for the week. We have groups for three to five years, primary 1 and 2 and primary 3. All children are welcome. Next week's helpers are Geraldine Butcher and Elese McCormack for the pre-fives, Elaine Shaw and Michelle Morton for primaries 1 and 2, Maria Paterson and George Kidd for primary 3 and Jacqueline Smith and Michelle Millar for primary 4.

1ST ARDROSSAN - SAINT PETER'S RAINBOW GROUP
There will be no meeting on Monday 10 February due to school holiday weekend.

5TH ARDROSSAN - SAINT PETER'S BROWNIE GROUP
There will be no meeting on Monday 10 February due to school holiday weekend.

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.

SAFEGUARDING RAISING AWARENESS TRAINING - SAINT MARYíS DEANERY
Raising Awareness sessions are compulsory for all volunteers in the Parish - Childrenís Liturgy,
Saint Vincent de Paul Society, readers, sacristans, Eucharistic Ministers and so on. Please arrange to attend one the following four sessions:
   Sunday 23 February at 2.00 pm in Saint Peterís Parish Centre, Ardrossan
   Monday 24 February at 7.00 pm Saint Maryís Hall, Saltcoats
   Sunday 2 March at 2.00 pm Saint Wininís Hall, Kilwinning
   Monday 3 March at 7.00 pm Saint Johnís Hall, Stevenston
A short reminder of the law will be our topic. Tea and coffee will be available at the Sunday meetings only. I look forward to seeing you there.
Mrs A Watt, Adviser

LOURDES GROUP QUIZ NIGHT
The Parish Lourdes Group has organised a fundraiser for Church Maintenance Fund and look for your support by buying tickets or donating raffle prizes. The Quiz Night is on Friday 28 February at 7.00 pm for a 7.30 pm start and will finish at 11.00 pm. A light supper will be served and it is BYOB - bring your own bottle. Tea and coffee are available. Tickets cost £5 and all proceeds go to the Church Maintenance Fund. All are welcome. The contacts for tickets are Harry on 469006, Pam on 601575 and the Parish Office on 464063.

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.

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.

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.

BURNS SUPPER
Many thanks to all who put in so much work to make the Burns Supper such a friendly and successful night. There are photos on the website.




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.