BULLETIN                               23 FEBRUARY 2014

SEVENTH SUNDAY
IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 1

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 22 February  

Mass at 10.00 am for Margaret Grierson
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for John and Catherine Cahill

Sunday 23 February  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation and Frank Fitzpatrick

Monday 24 February  
Mass at 10.00 am for Emily McLaughlin and Bobby Hanlon
Tuesday 25 February  

Mass at 10.00 am for Archie McKinnon and Margaret Sweeney

Wednesday 26 February  

Mass at 10.00 am for Mary Rose Smith
Education week Mass in Saint Matthew's Academy, Saltcoats at 7.00 pm

Thursday 27 February  

Mass at 7.00 pm for birthday wishes and a special intention

Friday 28 February  

Mass at 10.00 am for Mary Brown and Eileen McCann

Saturday 29 February  

Mass at 10.00 am for Liz Martain Backer
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Alice McGrattan and Janie McGonigle

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 23 February  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 24 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 25 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 26 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 27 February  
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Brownies
Guides

Friday 28 February  
9.30 to 11.30 am

Parents and Toddlers

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Margaret Sweeney (Kilwinning), Archie McKinnon (Ardrossan), Liz Martain Backer and Tommy Grant who died recently;
Mary McCluskey 1980, Bessie Murphy 2008, Margaret Mary Adamson 2005, John Bell 2008, Brian Griffin 1980, Father James Coyle 1975, Betty Lowe 2008, Maureen McIlhatton 1993, Annie Montgomery 2012, Canon Michael O'Connor 1966, James Smith 1986, Jim Wilson 2011, Agnes Delahunt 1944, Elizabeth Delahunt 1976, William John Dorian 1935, John Moore 2000, Betty Burns 2006, Frank Clark 1959, Ambrose Armstrong 1976, Matilda Brannan 1970, Billy Magee 2002, Joe and Nan McConnell, Canon John Walls 2010, Matilda Brannan, Simon Brannan, Mennotti Carrino, Odina Carrino, Paul Gerard Brown 1986, Father Charles Barclay 2001, Margaret Dolan 1959, Frances Hackett 1997 and James McFarlane 1976 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 £622.78 - many thanks.


BUILDING FUND COLLECTION
Last weekend's Building Fund collection amounted to £254.51 - 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.


CATHOLIC EDUCATION SUNDAY
Today we keep in our prayers all those who are engaged in education, especially those who work and study in our schools -
Saint Matthew's Academy and Saint Peterís Primary School.

CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK
To celebrate Catholic Education Week, a Deanery Mass will be held in
Saint Matthew's Academy on Wednesday 26 at 7.00 pm to which all pupils, parents, teachers and parishioners are most welcome. In addition to praying for all involved in Catholic Education, there will be a
special focus on the work and achievements of the sixth year pupils who have been doing their Caritas Awards these past months. Please continue to support our Catholic schools.

SPECIAL COLLECTION - CATHOLIC EDUCATION
Next Sunday there will be a special collection for Education Sunday.

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 Katrina Pollock at 5.30 pm and Margaret Harvey at 10.30 am.

ALTAR SERVERS
Next weekend's altar servers are Aidan and Calum at 5.30 pm and Group 5 at 10.30 am.

SUNDAY TEAS
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Sadie Gilmourís team.

DATES
Ash Wednesday is on 5 March; Good Friday is on 18 April and Easter Sunday is 20 April.

CHILDRENíS LITURGY
Next week's Children's Liturgy helpers are Elaine Shaw and Teresa Louden for the pre-fives, Jacqueline Waugh and Michelle Champion for primaries 1 and 2, Michelle Noble and Kimberley Boyd for primary 3 and Andrena Hughes and Emma Paterson for primary 4.

50/50 CLUB WINNERS
Congratulations to our 50/50 Club winners for January and February:
   January - 132 C Hyslop, 51 K Collins, 109 M Harvey and 179 M McAuliffe
   February - 246 C Kerr, 156 E Craig, 161 M Cunningham and 174 P Fitzsimmons
The winner of Early Bird Draw was 90 M Reilly. Well done to all winners and a wee reminder to those who did forget to renew - their fees are now overdue. We have some vacant places for anyone wishing to join. Please contact Promoter M Sammons on 469006.

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.

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.


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

A YEAR WITH POPE FRANCIS
A Year With Pope France is a little booklet with a thought for each day from the writings of Pope Francis. It is available from the stall at £3.

CONFIRMATION AND FIRST COMMUNION GIFTS
Conformation and First Communion gifts are available from the stall.

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.