BULLETIN                                          3 AUGUST 2014

EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY
IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 1

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 2 August  

Wedding Mass at 2.00 pm for Nicola and Alan
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Mary Harper

Sunday 3 August  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 4 August  

Mass at 10.00 am for Isabela Welsh and Helen Neilson

Tuesday 5 August  

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass in Saint John's, Stevenston at 9.00 am

Mass in Saint Mary's, Saltcoats at 10.00 am

Wednesday 6 August  

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass in Saint John's, Stevenston at 10.00 am

Thursday 7 August  

Mass at 7.00 pm for Robert and Angus Macrae

Friday 8 August  

Mass at 10.00 am for Betty Cutland and Jean McKenna

Saturday 9 August  

Mass at 10.00 am for Gerard McPeake and Joseph Barry
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Stuart McDonald

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 3 August  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 4 August  
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 5 August  
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 6 August  
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

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Betty Cutland (Kirkcaldy), Hugh Gallagher, May Steele (former parishioner in Jersey) and Jean McKenna (Renfrew) who died recently;
Leslie Aitken 2010, Joseph Barry 2013, Mary Harper 2012, Isabelle Rennie 2004, Robert Tumilty 1981, Mara Cheshire 2007, Laurence Hamilton 1998, Ann Kennedy 2010, Margaret McGuinness 2004, William Tumilty 1980, Isabella Welsh (Brownlie) 2008, Lawrence Tumilty 1993, Sean Paul Marshall 2013, Sadie Hamilton 2007, Father Jack Kerr 2001, Desmond McGarvey 1996, Patrick Joseph O'Boyle 2009, Lau-retta Salotti 1981, Alison Cook 1999, Frances Flynn 1990, James Gorman 1997, Sadie Hamilton 2007, William McGillvary 2001, Margaret Pacewicz 2006, Henrietta Smith 2009, Kitty Woods 2013, Bill Barton 2008, Tina OíPray 2012, Edward Burns 1998, Karen Fitzpatrick 1981, Canon Matthew Littleton 1977
shown below, Don Newall 2009 and James Taylor 1997 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 £663.59 - many thanks.

BUILDING FUND COLLECTION
Last weekend's Building Fund collection amounted to £230.97 - many thanks.


MARY'S MEAL'S COLLECTION
Next weekend's second collection will be for Mary's Meals.

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 Tom Reid at 10.30 am.

ALTAR SERVERS
Next weekend's altar servers are Aidan and Calum at 5.30 pm and Group 3 at 10.30 am.

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

CHILDRENíS LITURGY
The Children's Liturgy restarts in September.

ALTAR SERVERS
During the summer holiday, will altar servers please look in to the Sacristy to see if we need extra servers? Thanks.

IN MEMORY OF DANIEL
A little while ago we buried little Daniel Gilmour who died from Neuroblastoma. Danielís Dad is cycling 1300 kilometres of the Rhine in Germany for North Ayrshire Cancer Care, CLIC Sargent and the Neuroblastoma Society. Will you sponsor him? There is a sponsor form at the stall. Thanks.

EMBRACING CHANGE
Embracing Change is the process going on throughout the Diocese as we prepare for a time when we have fewer priests and a Church being enlivened by Pope Francis. The full text of the notes of our meetings is on the parish website, as is a summary of the Pentecost Service. Go to www.SaintPeterInChains.net. This might give you a flavour of our thinking and planning. Please get involved by reading the notes, making suggestions and so on. If you would like a copy of the notes - as opposed to reading them on the website - please send an email requesting a copy. Iíll happily print out a copy for anyone who asks. The afternoon meeting in Saint Matthew's Academy was very well attended. Again the full report of the meeting and its various parts will be on the website as soon as it is finalised - holidays - and copies can be made available to everyone who asks.

EMBRACING CHANGE - NEXT STEPS
We are now looking for ten volunteers to continue the Embracing Change process. There will be a meeting in Saint Matthewís Academy on the afternoon of Sunday, 7 September. It is a 'training' meeting for parishioners from the deanery to take part in the process the priests completed earlier in the year. It is to enable everyone to begin to look at the Church in a new way - to shape our future. The training session will be delivered by Paul and David who led the open meeting on 29 June. Please give your name to Canon Matt.

GALLOWAY LOURDES HOSPITALITÉ - LOURDES REUNION DINNER DANCE
The Lourdes Reunion dinner Dance will be held on Saturday 9 August from 7.30 to 11.30 pm in Saint John's Church Hall, Stevenston at a cost of £7.50. All former Lourdes pilgrims and friends are very welcome. Tickets and further information are available from Myriame Sammons on 469006. It is important to know numbers attending for catering purposes. Your continuing support is very much appreciated.

MARYíS MEALS CLOTHING AND TEXTILES COLLECTION
The team from Mary's Meals will be here on the weekend of 9 and 10 August. They will collect and use all textiles, clothes, bedding, shoes, et cetera but no bric-a-brac. Two polythene bags of textiles can generate enough income to feed a child in Malawi for a year. Donations can be left in the Parish Centre on Saturday all day and on Sunday till 12 noon only.


AFTERNOON SAIL TO CAMPBELTOWN
The ferry for Campbeltown leaves Ardrossan at 1.50 pm and returns at 7.45 pm every Sunday. Weather permitting - you need only book and buy a ticket if it is a good day - we could have a picnic and sail on Sunday 10 August? Quite a few have agreedóso it is on!


CHRISTIAN AID BARBECUE
A Christian Aid barbecue - to make up for our not taking part in the door-to-door collection during Christian Aid Week - will take place on Sunday 17 August from 2.00 to 4.30 pm in the Church grounds. The barbecue is shared with the Ardrossan Churches Group.


SCOTTISH GRANDPARENTS' PILGRIMAGE
The Annual Scottish Grandparents' Pilgrimage to Our Ladyís Shrine at Carfin will take place on Sunday 17 August. Mass will be at 3.00 pm and will be followed by Rosary and Blessing of the Sick. The Chief Celebrant will be Bishop John Keenan of Paisley. All Grandparents and their families are very welcome. Children are invited to compose a prayer for their Grandparents and these will be blessed during the Mass. For further information, contact Mrs Una Delaney on 07411 111674.

50/50 CLUB
Many thanks to all members who support the 50/50 Club. If you would like to join the Club, please contact the Promoter, Myriame Sammons on 01294 469006.

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 Saint Margaretís Cathedral, Ayr on Saturday 23 August from 1.00 pm, beginning with lunch and concluding with the Vigil Mass at 6.00 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 are 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. It is then hoped that many participants will travel to Whithorn on Sunday 31 August to lead the music at the annual pilgrimage Mass at Saint Ninianís Cave.

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO SAINT NINIANíS CAVE, WHITHORN
The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Saint Ninian's Cave takes place on Sunday 31 August. Mass will be celebrated at the Cave at 4.00 pm. For those unable to walk the stony path and beach to the Cave, Mass will be celebrated in the Church in Whithorn at 4.45 pm.

WHITHORN CAMP
A Whithorn Camp is organised for this summer for over 16s on 30 and 31 August. As well as the outdoor camping experience, we will explore the history and spirituality of Saint Ninian. More details can be found at Galloway Catholic Youth on Facebook, www.GallowayYouth.org.uk or from Father Stephen McGrattan on info@rccumnock.org.uk or 01290 421031.

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.

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 upkeep.


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.