BULLETIN               24 MAY 2015

PENTECOST SUNDAY IN YEAR
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CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 23 May  

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

Sunday 24 May  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 25 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Frank McGee

Tuesday 26 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Robert and Margaret Monan

Wednesday 27 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Robert and Jane Monan

Thursday 28 May  

Mass at 7.00 pm for Phyllis Poole

Friday 29 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for the Little family

Saturday 30 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for those who are sick
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for a special intention

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 May  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 25 May  
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 26 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 27 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 28 May  
4.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Dancing
Brownies

Guides

Friday 29 May  
9.30 to 11.30 am Parents and Toddlers

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Helen Campbell who died recently;
Meta McCulloch, John McKibben 2012, Patrick O'Hare 1973, Margaret McAuley 1953, Joe Peppard 1993, Christine Stevens 1996, Joseph Higgins 2006, Robert and Margaret Monan 1977, Lily Peppard 2004, Mary Lynn Beattie 1998, Bernard Little 1999, Sarah Ramsay 2000, Desmond Langan 2005, Jim Little 1945, Andrew McCarroll 1967, William McNeil 2007, William Stewart 2006, Gerard Kelly 2014, Des Madine 1982, Brian Towie 2013, Cameron Walsh 1987, Joseph Bale 2011, Simon Brannan and James Kyle 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 £942.10 - many thanks.

MAINTENANCE FUND COLLECTION
Last weekend's Maintainance Fund collection amounted to £315.21 - 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.

READERS
Next weekend's readers are Harry Sammons at 5.30 pm and Tom Reid and Sarah Vallance 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
There will be no Sunday's teas next Sunday but all who can attend are invited to
Canon Matt's celebration buffet lunch.

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 Michelle Noble and Teresa Louden for the pre-fives, Maria-Petterson-Kidd and George Kidd for primaries 1 and 2 and Frances Gemmell and Gayle Paterson 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. If you are at the Vigil Mass, please come just before 12 noon. There are no invitations sent out - since I would certainly miss someone and cause offence. Everyone who can come is invited.

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.

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
Julia would like to say a very big thank you to
Canon Matt and all her family, friends and parishioners for the good wishes, beautiful cards and flowers and gifts received on her ninety-eighth birthday.

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.

GALA FUNDRAISER
A Grease and Dirty Dancing Cabaret Tribute Night by Elite Cabaret will be held on Saturday 13 June to raise funds for the Ardrossan Whitlees Gala. Tickets, which include a buffet, are available rom the Whitlees Centre whose telephone number is 01294 461700. Doors open at 7.00 pm and all are welcome.

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.
  - 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.