BULLETIN                                           24 AUGUST 2014

TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY
IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 1

CHURCH SERVICES

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

Sunday 24 August  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 25 August  

Mass at 10.00 am for Beth Glass

Tuesday 26 August  

No Mass today

Wednesday 27 August  

Mass at 10.00 am for Johnny Kelly

Thursday 28 August  

Requiem Mass for Paddy McKinney whose funeral service was on 19 August

Friday 29 August  

Mass at 10.00 am for Patrick Gildea

Saturday 30 August  

Mass at 10.00 am for Annie McCormick
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Brian Collins and the Souls in Purgatory

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 24 August  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 25 August  
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 26 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 27 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:
Johnny Thompson of our parish and Patrick Gildea (Donegal) who died recently;
Catherine Fitzsimmons 2004, Jim McManus 1997, Catherine Bell Boyle 2004, Annie McCormick 1976, Giocondo Michelin 1959, Connor Collins 1978, Harry Currie 2008, John O'Donnell 2009, Mick Smith 1998, Patricia Sullivan 2006, Elizabeth Hosie 2010, Mary McCann 1987, Samuel Taylor 1969, Frank Coyle 2008, Joseph Doyle 2005, Nancy Erskine 2006, John Kelly 2004, Michael Pollock 2008, Canon Eugene Dowd 2012, Sister Mary Peter 1999, James McGrattan 1982 and John Stewart
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 £693.78 - many thanks.

BUILDING FUND COLLECTION
Last weekend's Building Fund collection amounted to £276.23 - 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 this 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 Julie Coldwell at 5.30 pm and Robert Cooper 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
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Loretta McLardyís 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.

SAINT PETERíS CHILDRENíS CENTRE
Spaces are available for the new afternoon class for children who are two to three years old. Hours are Monday to Thursday from 1.00 to 3.00 pm. Cost is £5 per session. Contact Josephine Coulter on 473030 for details.

McLELLAN COMMISSION - A MESSAGE FROM BISHOP JOHN: McLellan Commission:
You will be aware that an external Review Of Safeguarding Protocols and Procedures within the Catholic Church in Scotland was commis-sioned by the Bishops of Scotland with the cooperation of the religious congregations which are active here. It will review the suitability and robustness of our safeguarding procedures and is known as the McLellan Commission. The Commission is keen to hear from members of the Catholic Church and others in relation to the ways in which the Church works to safeguard its members from abuse and harm. If you have a view on this, whether positive or negative, the Commission would be very interested to hear from you. If you would like to participate, a secure and confidential area has been established on the McLellan Commission website where you can get in touch. A confidential questionnaire on this part of the website is live until 30 September 2014. The website can be found at: www.McLellanCommission.co.uk. Alternatively, until 30 September, you can write to The Secretary, The McLellan Commission, Centrum House, 38 Queen Street, Glasgow G1 3DX. You can also email t info@McLellanCommission.co.uk.

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 Sunday 14 September from 2.00 to 6.00 pm with various breaks for tea and coffee which will be provided. This is a change from the original date as the school was not available on 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. This is the last opportunity to put your name forward. I can take only a couple more names. 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.
The programme is called Three Horizons - the horizon we can see now, the horizon we should be able to see and finally, the horizon we would want to see. It is a process aiming to make us look forward. Our Church will change. Pope Francis is urging us to rediscover what Jesus wants us to do.

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.

LITURGICAL MUSIC DAY
James MacMillan and Father Guy Nichols of Birmingham Oratory will lead a music workshop day in Saint Johnís Church, Cumnock on Saturday 27 September from 11.30 am. The proper chants from the Roman Missal in English and antiphons will be taught with a view to their being used in parishes. Music learned on the day will be sung at the Vigil Mass. For more details and a registration form, visit www.RCCumnock.org.uk or contact Father Stephen McGrattan on info@rccumnock.org.uk or 01290 421031.

DIOCESAN CHOIR
The Diocesan Choir supports singing and music at Diocesan events. The rehearsals begin again from Thursday 4 September in Saint Margaretís Cathedral, Ayr and new members are invited to join. Reading music would be an advantage but most members do not read music so donít be put off if you just enjoy singing. Contact David Robinson on 01292 560125 or 07714 340854 for more information.

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.