BULLETIN                         27 APRIL 2014

SECOND SUNDAY
OF EASTER IN YEAR 1

THE LORD IS RISEN. HE IS RISEN INDEED.

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 26 April  

Mass at 10.00 am for Andrew Dougan
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Joseph and Jessie Stevens

Sunday 27 April  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the parishioners
Stevenston Musical Society Concert at 7.30 pm

Monday 28 April  

Mass at 10.00 am for a wedding anniversary

Tuesday 29 April  

Mass at 10.00 am for Dan Cattigan

Wednesday 30 April  

Mass at 10.00 am for George Hilferty

Thursday 1 May  

Mass at 7.00 pm for Alice McGrattan

Friday 2 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Josephine and Aloise Kerber

Saturday 3 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Margaret and Charles Spencer
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for a special intention and Catherine Perratt

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 26 April  
7.00 pm Private Function
Sunday 27 April  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 28 April  
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 29 April  
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 30 April  
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 1 May  
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Brownies
Guides

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Agnes Gallagher and Fergus Allan (Kilwinning) who died recently;
Patricia McVeigh 2013, Philomena O'Hare 2009, Jessie Stevens 2000, Joseph Stevens 1993, Angel Doyle 2006, Edward McNamara 1977, Aldo Agostini 1974, John Brownlow 2012, Tommy Morgan 1992, Kathleen Walsh 1955, Annie Mathieson Dorian 1974, Simon Charles Cawley 2004, Mary Crossan 1981, Elizabeth Hendry 1998, Joe Arkison 2005, Jean Nesbit 1999, Nettie Retzbach 2010, Ian Clarke 2005, Agnes Grogan 1954 and Anne Howieson 2011 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 for 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 £1128.73 - many thanks.

BUILDING FUND COLLECTION
Last weekend's Building Fund collection amounted to £615.89 - many thanks.

HOLY PLACES COLLECTION
Last weekend's Holy Places collection amounted to £168.67 - 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 and on the parish website. 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.


COLLECTION ENVELOPES
New collection envelopes are now available at the stall. Please let us know if you wish to switch to a standing order. Forms are available.

READERS
Next weekend's readers are Harry Sammons 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 4 at 10.30 am.

SUNDAY TEAS
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Annie Thompsonís team.

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, Maria Paterson and George Kidd for primary 3 and Michelle Morton and Emma Paterson for primary 4.

HOLY WEEK
Very many thanks to everyone who so willingly assisted with the Holy Week Liturgy. It has been a time of real prayer and service.

BISHOP CUNNINGHAM
Bishop John Cunningham is ill a the moment. Bishop John has had a painful leg complaint almost all of his time as our Bishop. Because of his ill-health, he is anxious to retire and his resignation has been received by Rome but he and we have to wait for a new bishop to be appointed. This is something else to pray about.

50/50 CLUB WINNERS FOR APRIL
Congratulations to this month's winners who each receive £25 - 190 R Fitzpatrick, 67 M Milani, 250 S Willis and 256 G Butcher. The bonus prize winner of £100 is 70 J Wilson. Well done to all and thanks to all members who continually support the parish. Anyone wishing to join the 50/50 Club, please contact the Promoter on 469006.

STALL
Confirmation and First Communion gifts are available at the stall.

NORTH AYRSHIRE COUNCIL DEMENTIA SUPPORT SERVICES
North Ayrshire Council Dementia Support Services are based at 97 Glasgow Street, Ardrossan. The telephone number is 01294 602720. Please contact the team if you or someone you know of someone who needs assistance.

GAELIC LANGUAGE IMMERSION WEEK
Mary Schmoller of Ceolas Uibhist Limited, Gleus House, Daliburgh, Isle of South Uist has asked us to include:
Ceolas 2014 - 6Ā to 11 July
Come to South Uist for a Gaelic Language Immersion Week if you want to improve your knowledge. You could improve your skills in Gaelic singing, piping, fiddle, clarsach or step dance and reels and quadrilles as part of the Summer School. A daily Gaelic class is part of the experience along with the many concerts, ceilidhs, walks, music sessions and lectures throughout the week. Information can be obtained from www.Ceolas.co.uk and 01878 7000154.

ITALIAN NIGHT
We have an Italian Night planned for Saturday 10 May. Music will be provided by Angela and Paolo and food by Gratiano and Alfredo. A vegetarian option is available if pre-booked. This is a Charity Night and the proceeds are for the Parish and the Clinic run by Dr Lido Stefani in Rwanda, Africa. This retired surgeon has dedicated his life to working with very poor people who have few medical facilities. Attendance is limited to the first one hundred. Tickets cost £15 and will be available soon. Book now by phone. We have to ask you to pay for your tickets on receipt. Too many book tickets for events and then being unable to attend, donít pay and the food is already purchased.

BEACH CLEAN-UP
The eco-council of Saint Peterís Primary School would like to enrol you in their Beach Clean-Up on Sunday 27 April after the Family Mass.
Iíll mention it at Mass. All children must be accompanied by an adult who has responsibility for them.

BULLETINS AND HYMN SHEETS
Can I ask you, please, to help me keep the Church tidy? I have no idea what to do with all the stuff lying about the porch but could you please take the Sunday Bulletin and Hymn Sheets home or put them back on the tables at the back of the Church? Many thanks.

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.