BULLETIN                                      17 AUGUST 2014

TWENTIETH SUNDAY
IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 1

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 16 August  

Mass at 10.00 am for Doris Barry
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Roberta Breslin

Sunday 17 August  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 18 August  

Mass at 10.00 am for John Clarke

Tuesday 19 August  

Mass at 10.00 am for Desmond McGarvey

Wednesday 20 August  

Mass at 10.00 am for the Cameron family

Thursday 21 August  

Mass at 7.00 pm for Andrew McCarroll

Friday 22 August  

Mass at 10.00 am for Edward and Susan Garland

Saturday 23 August  

Mass at 10.00 am for Ronald Burns and Jimmy Black
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Catherine Fitzsimmons and Raymond McLaren

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 17 August  

11.30 am

No tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 18 August  
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 19 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 20 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:
Beth Glass of our parish, John Clarke (Saltcoats), Paddy McKinney (Saltcoats) and Jimmy Black who died recently;
Kate Gribben 1994, Father John Harkin 1996, Anne Kilday 2011, Margaret McLeod 2007, Patrick Retzbach 1981, James Thomas Taylor 1998, Patricia Trainer 2002, David Walsh 1980, Roberta Breslin 2011, Frank Campbell 2007, Stephanie Smith 1999, Tommy McCann senior 1976, Desmond McGarvey 1986, Robert Watson 2004, William Kelly 2004, Matthew McCabe 2002, Maria McEvoy 2002, Mary McEvoy 1993, Josephine Quadling, Jane Leonard 1998, Andrew McCarroll 1996, Dan Murray 1981, Ellen Tourish 1971, Father William McBurnie 1953 shown right, 1953, Jimmy McVeigh 2007, Felix Quigg 1994, Josie Walsh 2003, Daniel Byers 1994 and Ella Cairns
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 £694.67 - many thanks.

MARY'S MEAL'S COLLECTION
Last weekend's Mary's Meals collection amounted to £727.79 including raffle ticket sales - many thanks.


ANNUAL MISSION APPEAL
Our annual Mission Appeal this year is made by the Columban Sisters who work in China, Chile, the Philippines and many other places. Sister Maureen Donohoe will speak at the Masses next weekend.

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 Ronnie Cairns at 5.30 pm and Patricia Milligan 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. During the summer holiday, will altar servers please look in to the Sacristy to see if we need extra servers? Thanks.

SUNDAY TEAS
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Saint Peterís team.

CHILDRENíS LITURGY
The Children's Liturgy restarts in September.

KEEPING IN TOUCH
If you are happy for me to have your email address, would you send us an email to Office@SaintPeterInChains.net? Just say hello and who you are. Postal address and phone would be useful as well. All our data is protected by the Data Protection Act and will not be divulged to anyone else.

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.

HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN
Saint Peter's Primary School reopens on Monday morning. Primaries 2 to 7 are expected at 9.00 am and Primary 1 at 10.00 am. The staff are looking forward to seeing their pupils again or for the first time.

EMBRACING CHANGE
The report on the meeting in Saint Matthew's Academy on 29 June is now available. I am happy to provided a copy on paper for anyone who asks. You might have to ask me twice! 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. A note has gone out to everyone who attended the Saint Matthew's meeting. I am now looking for about ten volunteers to continue the process. There will be another meeting in Saint Matthewís Academy, Saltcoats 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. We can only accommodate about 100 so around ten from each parish. If you were at the 29 June meeting, you will be asked to say if you would like to take part. If you didnít manage the 29 June meeting but would like to take part, please give me your name. I will have to select but everyone who is interested will be kept informed through homilies, website, printed copies of the notes and so on.

MARYíS MEALS CLOTHING AND TEXTILES COLLECTION
Many thanks for your great support given to Mary's Meals. The team was delighted by their visit to Ardrossan. We supplied 245 bags of textiles, some of which can be reused while others are sold. We collected £727.79 in donations and raffle ticket sales. Well done, everyone.


AFTERNOON SAIL TO CAMPBELTOWN
Last Sunday's sail to Campbeltown was cancelled because of inclement weather.

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 4.00 pm in the Church grounds. The barbecue is shared with the Ardrossan Churches Group. I suggest the proceeds should go to the Appeal for Gaza. There will be a car boot sale and stalls.


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.

NATIONAL PILGRIMAGE TO CARFIN
The National Pilgrimage to Carfin in honour of Saint Margaret of Scotland will take place on Sunday 7 September. Mass at the Grotto will be at 3.00 pm.

CANON MATT HOLIDAY
Canon Matt will be on holiday from 8 to 26 September.

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.