BULLETIN                                     21 SEPTEMBER 2014

TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY
IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 1

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 20 September  

No 10.00 Mass in Saint Peter's
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm by Father John Kinsler

Sunday 21 September  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am by Father John Kinsler for the congregation

Monday 22 September  

Mass will be offered elsewhere for Jim McLaughlin
Vigil of the Deceased at 6.00 pm for Dolores Fairhurst

Tuesday 23 September  

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Dolores Fairhurst

Wednesday 24 September  

Mass at 10.00 am for whom it will be announced

Thursday 25 September  

Mass elsewhere for Sister Mary of Saint Joseph

Friday 26 September  

No Mass in Saint Peter's

Saturday 27 September  

Mass at 10.00 am for whom it will be announced
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm by Canon Matt for Tom McLaren

Canon Matt will offer Holy Mass elsewhere for intentions received.
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 21 September  

11.30 am

No Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 22 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 23 September  
9.00 to 11.00 am
11.00 am
5.00 to 6.30 pm
6.30 to 8.30 pm

Cardiac Rehabilition
Legion of Mary
Irish Dancing Class
Cardio 40 Toning

Wednesday 24 September  
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 25 September  
4.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Dancing
Brownies
Guides

Friday 26 September  
9.30 to 11.30 am Parents and Toddlers

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Dolores Fairhurst of our parish, Brian Loy, former head teacher of Saint Peter's Primary School, Father Joseph Stocking (United States), Bernard Morgan (Belgium) and Angelina Kerber (United States) who died recently;
Emilio Forbes 2011, Mary McKernon 2007, Catherine McLaughlin 1998, Roseleen Casey 2010, David Dunbar 2005, James Forbes 2011, Jimmy McLaughlin 2007, Rita Michelini 2002, Helen Steele 2012, James Tomelty 2011, Margaret Donnelly 1997, George Logue 2011, William McNamara 2001, Isabella Farrell 2012, Mary McGraa 2002, Tom McGhee 2011, Sister Mary of Saint Joseph 1975 pictured right, Bernard Boyce 2012, Dominic Burke 1988, John Mackay 2002, Thomas McGrattan 1917, Daniel Murray 1981, Brian Ghosh 2002 and Maureen Johnson 2003
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 £592.73 - many thanks.

BUILDING FUND COLLECTION
Last weekend's Building Fund collection amounted to £248.41 - many thanks.


RETIRED PRIESTS' FUND
The annual special collection for the Retired Priests Fund will take place next weekend, 27 and 28 September.

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 Margaret Harvey 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.

SUNDAY TEAS
We have some new teams, but we donít have the consumers. It is true that we had to cancel a few times over the summer but we are back in business. We should give it another couple of months to see if custom picks up. Please support those who make such a big effort at their own expense each week.

CHILDRENíS LITURGY
The Children's Liturgy is celebrated during the 10.30 am Mass each Sunday. We have groups for three to five years, primary 1 and 2 and primary 3. There is a Sacramental Preparation group for Primary 4 children which will start in October. All children are welcome. Next week's helpers are Michelle Noble and Teresa Louden for the pre-fives, Jacqueline Waugh and Michelle Champion for primaries 1 and 2 and Emma Paterson and Kimberley Boyd for primary 3.

CANON MATT HOLIDAY
Canon Matt
is on holiday from 8 to 26 September. Canon Poland (463225) and Father Bell (463461) are available. Father Kinsler will cover the weekend Masses. Father Kinsler will also offer Mass on a Wednesday morning at 10.00 am. There should be morning Mass in the neighbouring parishes. Please check with them. The Parish Office is open during office hours.

PROTECTING VULNERABLE GROUPS UPDATE
All volunteers who still require the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Certificate are invited to the Parish Centre on Sunday 21 September at 2.00 pm or Saint Johnís Parish Hall on Monday 29 September at 7.00 pm.

PERSONAL REFERENCES
Could those who recently received a request for references please hand them in to Betty at the Stall? I will collect them for the Diocesan database. Anne Watt

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.

SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY COFFEE MORNING
The
Saint Vincent de Paul Society is holding a Coffee Morning and Table Tops on Saturday 4 October 2014 from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm in the Parish Centre to aid the purchase of school uniforms for South African children in need. Tickets are available at the door costing £1 for adults and 50p for children. All donations of baking, books, bric-a-brac, bottles and raffle prizes would be gratefully received. The Parish Centre will be open on the evening of Friday 3 October for donations. All are welcome.

PARISH LOURDES GROUP BINGO
The Parish Lourdes Group are holding a Family Bingo Night on Friday 10 October in the Parish Centre at 7.30 pm. Tea Tickets cost £1. See the notice in the Porch. The proceeds will go towards the cost of a Sick Pilgrim's fare to Lourdes with our Diocesan Pilgrimage from 6 to 13 July 2015. Further information on the forthcoming Pilgrimage 2015 will be available shortly. All are welcome.


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.

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.