BULLETIN                                                              7 JUNE 2015

THE FEAST OF THE BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST IN YEAR
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CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 6 June  

Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Alison Dunn and Tom Atkins

Sunday 7 June  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 8 June  

Mass at 10.00 am for Raymond McLaren

Tuesday 9 June  

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass at 10.00 am in Saint Mary's Church, Saltcoats

Wednesday 10 June  

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass at 10.00 am in Saint John's Church, Stevenston

Thursday 11 June  

Mass at 7.00 pm for Michael Collins and the Fitzpatrick and Fitzsimmons families

Friday 12 June  

Mass at 10.00 am for Vincent McBride and Hugh Cairns
Funeral service for Hugh Cairns at 2.00 pm

Saturday 13 June  

Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention
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

Saturday 6 June  
7.00 pam Private Function
Sunday 7 June 

11.30 am
1.00 pm

Tea and Coffee after Mass
Lourdes Diocesan Group

Monday 8 June  
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 9 June  
9.00 to 11.00 am
11.00 am
5.00 to 8.00 pm
7.30 pm
7.30 to 8.30 pm

Cardiac Rehabilition
Legion of Mary
Irish Dancing Class
Ignatian Prayer Group
Cardio 40 Toning

Wednesday 10 June  
5.45 to 6.45 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Irish Dancing Class
Zumba

Retrobics

Thursday 11 June  
4.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Dancing
Brownies

Guides

Friday 12 June  
9.30 to 11.30 am Parents and Toddlers

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Chris Hull and William McKnight who died recently;
May Boyle 2013, Father Ninian Currie OFM 2009, Alison Dunn 1994, Martha Johnston 2013, Margaret OíNeill 2009, Patrick Clark 2002, Michael Collins 2009, Charles Coulter 2007, George West 1997, Martin Francis Brown 1998, Elizabeth Dailly, Hilda Reid, John Spencer 2002, Alice Ferrie 2010, John Maher 2002, Helen Taylor 1998, Tom Atkins 2010, Agnes Blake 2008, John Higgins 1973, Sheelagh Kelly 2010, Vincent McBride 2013, Bobby Findlay 2014, Molly Monaghan 2008 and Felix Murphy 1997 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 £780.07 - many thanks.

MAINTENANCE FUND COLLECTION
Last weekend's Maintainance Fund collection amounted to £305.99 - 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 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 2 at 10.30 am.

SUNDAY TEAS
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Saint Peterís 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 Teresa Louden for the pre-fives, Mairi Barr and Anya Breen for primaries 1 and 2 and Andrena Hughes and Krista Ward for primary 3.

CANON MATT FIFTY YEARS OF PRIESTHOOD
Canon Matt thanks everyone for the prayers, gifts and love given on the celebration of fifty years as a priest of this diocese. Last Sunday was spectacular.

There are more photos of the celebration on the Picture page of Saint Peter's website.

SAINT MARY'S CHURCH, SALTCOATS
Canon Martin Poland of Saint John's Church, Stevenston has been appointed Administrator of Saint Mary's Church, Saltcoats with full responsibility for the parish. After discussion with the Parish Councils of Saltcoats and Stevenston, from the first weekend in July the Mass times are being changed. The weekend Masses in the Three Towns will be as follows:
    Saturday Vigil - 4.30 pm in Saint Mary's and 5.30 pm in Saint Peterís
    Sunday - 10.00 am in Saint Mary's, 10.30 am in Saint Peterís and 11.30 am in Saint Johnís.

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 - THANK YOU
On behalf of the above charity, I thank everyone who donated clothing or money to our appeal. your help and generosity is greatly appreciated. Last week, Lisa and I were in Ukraine and met with the families of the children who are coming next week. I told them that due to the support of the local parishes that each child when they arrive will be presented with a backpack full of items, including pyjamas, leggings, shorts, t-shirts, underwear, books, pencils et cetera. Also with the money that was donated, we can pay for McDonald's, ice creams, visit to a cafe and some extra treats for the children during their stay. The childrenís faces lit up and their parents could not believe that people could be so generous and care about their children so they would also like me to express the gratitude and they send their thanks and love. The children are usually dressed in our red uniform so hopefully you will see us around over the next few weeks, please come and say hello, or have a look at our Facebook page and see what activities the children have been doing.              Michael Lafferty

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.


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.

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.

SAINT MATTHEW'S ACADEMY PRIZE DRAW
Raffle tickets for Saint Matthew's Academy Parent Council Prize Draw will be available here in Saint Peterís this weekend after the Vigil and 10.30am Masses. The first prize ia an iPad and other prizes include tickets for a tour of Celtic Park, flying lessons, Simms vouchers, Seamill Hydro vouchers and many more fabulous prizes. Tickets cost £1 per strip.

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 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 will have an evening 'refresher' for those who read in Church and for those who would like to read on Monday 22 June from 7.00 to 9.00 in Saint Mary's Hall, Largs. It is not simply a training session but a discussion on the idea of proclaiming the Word of God to the community with ideas on how to be a more successful communicator.

SAINT ANTHONY'S SUMMER FAIR
The Summer Fair for Saint Anthonyís Primary School, Saltcoats will be on Friday 12 June at 3.00 pm in the school.

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.