BULLETIN                               17 MAY 2015

SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER IN YEAR
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CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 16 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for those who are sick
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for James Timmons

Sunday 17 May  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation and the Confirmation Mass for Ava, Erin, Damian, Dylan, Elise, Jack, Karol, Lucy, Megan, Niamh, Rachel, Rebecca, Shannon, Sharon and Sophie

Monday 18 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Phyllis Poole and Johnny Thompson

Tuesday 19 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Martin McDonald and birthdays

Wednesday 20 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Frank McGee and Jackie Nolan

Thursday 21 May  

No Mass in Saint Peter's

Friday 22 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Robert and Jane Monan

Saturday 23 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Teresa Kean
Sunday Vigil of Pentecost Mass at 5.30 pm for Bill Mathieson

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 May  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 18 May  
9.30 to 11.30 am
5.30 to 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 19 May  
9.00 to 11.00 am
11.00 am
5.00 to 8.00 pm
7.30 to 8.30 pm

Cardiac Rehabilition
Legion of Mary
Irish Dancing Class
Cardio 40 Toning

Wednesday 20 May  
5.45 to 6.45 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Irish Dancing Class
Zumba

Retrobics

Thursday 21 May  
4.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Dancing
Brownies

Guides

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Matthew Black of our parish, Martin McDonald, Teresa Kean and Jackie Nolan (Ireland) who died recently;
Ann Cameron 2003, Mary Teresa Dolan 1999, Bill O'Neill 2009, Lexie Wright 2010, Susan Little 2007, Father John Fitzsimmons 2008, Kathleen Watt 2012, William Calvert 1992, Frances Hackett 1997, Harry Andrew 2003, Tommy Coulter 2010, Daniel Cullinane 1971, Robert McKay 1942, Mary Quinn 1978, George Wilson 2006, Patricia Butcher 2009, Brian Cairns 2004, Nora Ramsay 2007, Ronnie Stewart 1971, Angus Donnelly 2003, Janet Gee 2010, William McCafferty 1920, Susan McKinlay 2012, Mary Brown 2013, James Cairnie 1953, Mary Kelly 2002 and Sadie Welsh 2009 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 £722.90 - many thanks.

MAINTENANCE FUND COLLECTION
Last weekend's Maintainance Fund collection amounted to £293.49 - many thanks.


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.

CONFIRMATION AND FIRST COMMUNION
This is a special day for
Ava, Erin, Damian, Dylan, Elise, Jack, Karol, Lucy, Megan, Niamh, Rachel, Rebecca, Shannon, Sharon and Sophie. They are to be Confirmed and receive Holy communion for the first time at the 10.30 Mass. Please keep them and their families in your prayers.

READERS
Next weekend's readers are Pauline Taylor at 5.30 pm and Angela Body and Ami Paterson at 10.30 am.

ALTAR SERVERS
Next weekend's altar servers are Aidan and Calum at 5.30 pm and Group 4 at 10.30 am.

SUNDAY TEAS
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Fiona Brownís team.

CHILDRENíS LITURGY
The Children's Liturgy is celebrated during the 10.30 am Mass each Sunday. All children are welcome. Next week's helpers are Geraldine Butcher and Anya Breen for the pre-fives, Andrena Hughes and Sarah Vallance for primaries 1 and 2 and Maria Paterson-Kidd and Michelle Morton for primary 3.

CANON MATT FIFTY YEARS OF PRIESTHOOD
Canon Matt is celebrating fifty years of Priesthood. Everyone is invited to join with me in offering the 10.30 am Mass on Sunday 31 May and then to a buffet lunch in the Parish Centre.

The photo above was taken at Canon Matt's ordination on 3 April 1965.

FOUR HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MARTYRDOM OF SAINT JOHN OGILVIE
To mark the four hundredth anniversary of the Martyrdom of Saint John Ogilvie, there is a National Pilgrimage in honour of the Saint on 4 July in Kynoch Park, Keith, Moray AB55 5EN. Mass will be celebrated at 3.00 pm and there are events from 12 noon. It might coincide with a holiday trip. A bus has arranged from Kilmarnock. Details are on the poster.

50/50 CLUB
The 50/50 Club has quite a few numbers now vacant. Those who did not renew for 2015 for various reasons - this happens from time to time - but we appreciate and thank all our members for their continuing support over the years. New members are very welcome. To join please contact the Promoter or pick up a membership form in the porch to join.

SCOTTISH CATHOLIC INTERNATIONAL AID FUND (SCIAF) BOXES
To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of SCIAF, the Government has promised to double all contributions received by SCIAF before 17 May. So far, we have sent SCIAF £1210.81 from the boxes and £831.13 from the collection and both sums will be doubled. This wll greatly help with the Earthquake Appeal.

CLOTHING APPEAL IN AID OF CHERNOBYL CHILDREN'S LIFELINE
We will have another group of ten girls coming from the Ukraine to Ayrshire in June for four weeks. These children have been selected because they either have parents in the military fighting in the east of Ukraine or they have been displaced due to the war so they all need our help more than ever. We are looking to make up a bag pack for each child for when they arrive so we are looking donations of new pyjamas, underwear, socks, leggings, t-shirts to fit girls aged nine to fourteen. We also need felt pens, coloured pencils, a pencil case et cetera. Any financial help would be greatly appreciated. If you have anything to donate or would be interested in finding out more about the charity please contact Michael or Lisa Lafferty on 01294 461234 or 07813 650411.

CATHOLIC YOUTH FESTIVAL
A Catholic Youth Festival for young people aged from 14 to 25 will be held at Stirling University from 30 July to 2 August. The Festival includes faith talks, prayer and worship, workshops and social events. The cost is £150 and includes accommodation, transport, food and much more. There is more information at www.GallowayYouth.org.uk and from
Father Stephen McGrattan at info@RCCumnock.org.uk.

THANKS
Matt and Moira would like to thank friends and parishioners for their prayers, support, visits and cards during Mattís illness. Special thanks to George for bringing Holy Communion every Sunday. May God bless you all.

PETITION
At the request of a parishioner, there is a petition form at the stall. It calls on the bishops at the forthcoming synod not to make any changes in our practice about divorce, remarriage, et cetera.

VALUATION DAY WITH ANITA MANNING
There will be a Valuation Day at Seamill Hydro on Wednesday 27 May from 10.30 am to 3.00 pm. Admission cost £10 and include tea or coffee and two valuations. There is a poster on the notice board.

AUTUMN CLUB
For members of Saint Peterís and their friends, there are still place available on the trip to Peebles on Monday 1 June and to Gretna and Carlisle on Monday 8 June. For further details please contact Sandra McWhirter on 461879.

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO ROME FOR THE HOLY YEAR OF MERCY
There will be a diocesan pilgrimage to Rome from Thursday 2 June to Thursday 9 June 2016. Details are on the poster.

HOLIDAY
Saint Wininís Church, Kilwinning is running a coach to Blackpool from Monday 21 to Friday 25 September. We will be staying at the Norbreck Castle Hotel on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis. There will be two full day excursions. The cost for a twin room is £179 and for a single £239. Anyone interested, please contact Father Gerry Magee by Monday 25 May.

ADULT EDUCATION
A series of Adult Education sessions will be held in Saint Johnís Hall, Stevenston, all beginning at 7.00 pm. Everyone is welcome.
  - The Joy of the Gospel on Wednesday 20 May with Father Joe Boland
  - A Merciful Church on Tuesday 26 May with Father Willie McFadden
  - A Gospel Based Economy on Tuesday 9 June with Mr Danny Murray
  - Reforming the Curia on Tuesday 16 June with Father Willie McFadden
  - Ongoing Developments on Tuesday 23 June with the details to be announced
The Formation for Ministry Group of Embracing the Future is preparing for an evening for those who read in Church and for those who would like to read. It is not simply a training session but a discussion on the idea of proclaiming the Word of God to the community. The date and venue will be announced soon.

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.