BULLETIN                                               31 AUGUST 2014

TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY
IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 1

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 30 August  

No 10.00 am Mass today - Canon Matt is saying a Requiem Mass in Saint Mary's, Saltcoats
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Edward and Susan Garland Annie McCormick

Sunday 31 August  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 1 September  

Mass at 10.00 am for Johnny Thompson

Tuesday 2 September  

Mass at 10.00 am for Beth Glass

Wednesday 3 September  

Mass at 10.00 am for Arthur Eamonn Murphy

Thursday 4 September  

Mass at 7.00 pm for John McLaughlin

Friday 5 September  

Mass at 10.00 am for Bill Mathieson

Saturday 6 September  

Mass at 10.00 am for Annie McCormick
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Mary Brown and Alice McGrattan

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 31 August  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 1 September  
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 2 September  
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 3 September  
6.00 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.30 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Irish Dancing Class
Zumba
Ignatian Prayer Group
Cardio 40 Toning

Thursday 4 September  
4.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Dancing
Brownies
Guides

Friday 5 September  
9.30 to 11.30 am Parents and Toddlers

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
John McLaughlin (Clelland), Arthur Eamonn Murphy (Australia) and Bernard Devine (West Kilbride) who died recently;
James Duffy 2013, James Steele 2010, Thomas Wright 2008, Flight Lieutenants Rick Harrison and Pete Mosley (air crash) 1994, Grant Middlemiss 2005, Irene Millar 2000, John Sherry 2005, Samuel Cooper 1999, Elizabeth Loudon 1982, James McCarthy 1985, Helen Mulhearn, Michael Brown 1958, Ella Kirk 1996, Canon Myles Moriarty 1989, Cathie Mitchell 2006, James Graham 1993, Janette Little 2008, Margaret Nicol 2007, Margaret Brodie 1964, Mary McGlynn 2010, Frank Morrison 2004 and Jimmy Mulhearn 1992
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 £625.55 - many thanks.

COLUMBAN SISTERS COLLECTION
Last weekend's Columban Sisters collection amounted to £754.70. Sister Maureen Donohoe thanks you.


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 1 at 10.30 am.

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

CHILDRENíS LITURGY
The Children's Liturgy resumes on Sunday 7 September. Next week's helpers are Claire Sweenie and Linda Martin for the pre-fives, Jacqueline Waugh and Michelle Champion for primaries 1 and 2 and Maria Paterson and George Kidd for primary 3.

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.

RWANDA MISSION AND HOSPITAL - ITALIAN NIGHT
The Church shown below is part of the Mission and Hospital of Dr Lido Stefan in Muhura, Rwanda which our parish supported by our last Italian Night. We may have another one soon.


EMBRACING CHANGE
There will be a meeting in Saint Matthewís Academy, Saltcoats on the afternoon of Sunday 14 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. I have the necessary number of representative from our parish but everyone who is interested will be kept informed through homilies, website, printed copies of the notes and so on. The session will be from 2.00 to 6.00 pm with various breaks and tea and coffee provided. 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.

NATIONAL YOUTH PILGRIMAGE TO SAINT MARGARETíS TOMB, DUNFERMLINE
There will be a day-long pilgrimage to Dunfermline for all young people on 21 September 2014. You can visit her cave, tomb, Dunfermline Abbey and join with other Scottish young people for Mass at 4.00 pm followed by dinner together. For information, please visit www.GallowayYouth.org.uk or contact Father Stephen McGrattan on info@rccumnock.org.uk.

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 today, 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.

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.

McDONALDS AND SUNDAY MAIL PEOPLEíS AWARD
Many of you will know that
Saint Mary's, Saltcoats parishioner Alex Tulloch is a founder member of TASS (Towns of Ardrossan, Saltcoats and Stevenston) Thistle and for over the thirty years is still both coach and chairman. He has recently been awarded the Regional Award Winner for all his hard work and commitment for TASS. He has now been nominated for the McDonalds and Sunday Mail Peopleís Award and is down to the final three. Please show your support for Alex and the incredible hard work he has put in over the years for young people and vote for him. You can vote at www.ScottishFA.co.uk/awards.

CUNNINGHAME FLOWER CLUB
There will be a free flower arranging taster session in Saltcoats Library on Thursday 11 September from 10 am to 12 noon. What you make you take away. Please phone 469546 to book a place.

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.