BULLETIN                                          14 JUNE 2015

ELEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR
2

CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 13 June  

Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for a special intention

Sunday 14 June  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 15 June  

Mass at 10.00 am for Marion Lennox and Bill McCabe

Tuesday 16 June  

Mass at 10.00 am for Catherine Shanley and Chris Hull

Wednesday 17 June  

Mass at 10.00 am for Michael Leonard

Thursday 18 June  

Mass at 10.00 am for William McKnight and Cora-Ann Armstrong

Friday 19 June  

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

Saturday 20 June  

Mass at 10.00 am for Father Noel Barry
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Vicenta Halpern and Chris Hull

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 14 June  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 15 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 16 June  
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 17 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 18 June  
4.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Dancing
Brownies

Guides

Friday 19 June  
9.30 to 11.30 am Parents and Toddlers

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Stephen McIntosh (Saltcoats), Father Noel Barry, Chris Hull (Blackpool), Vicenta Halpern (Spain), Trevor Morgan (Kilwinning), Father Eddie Higgins and Cora-Ann Armstrong who died recently;
Catherine Carroll neé Rice, Rita Kelly 2014, Sarah Sweeney 1997, Margaret Duffy 2000, Anthony Forbes 2002, Rena Freer 2010, Julia Petrie 1998, Edward Swiercz 1991, David Brodie 1994, Agnes Hunter 1956, Sheila Reilly 1987, Carol Stewart 2005, Agnes Cochrane 1998, Mary Theresa Dolan 1999, Bernard Kilbane 1986, Michael Leonard 2000, Father Tom Leverage 1996, Cardinal Thomas Winning 2001, Sheila Kennedy 1996, Samuel McGonigle 1997, Andrew McPadden 2002, Una Delahunt Rice 2005, Margaret Forbes 2006, Billy Harvey 2004, John Malloy 2002, Father Alan Wilson 2012, Margaret Boyd 2005, Gertrude Cunningham 2008 and Mary Bridget Magee 1988 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 £612.34 - many thanks.

MAINTENANCE FUND COLLECTION
Last weekend's Maintainance Fund collection amounted to £261.21 - 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 Julie Coldwell at 5.30 pm and Robert Cooper and Iain Cotter at 10.30 am.

ALTAR SERVERS
Next weekend's altar servers are Aidan and Calum at 5.30 pm and Group 3 at 10.30 am.

SUNDAY TEAS
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Loretta McLardyís 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 Maria Paterson-Kidd and George Kidd for the pre-fives, Frances Gemmell and Gayle Paterson for primaries 1 and 2 and Michelle Morton and Sara Lopes for primary 3.

STEPHEN McINTOSH
The Requiem Mass for Stephen McIntosh will take place in Saint Peterís on Monday 22 June at 10.00 am. May he rest in peace.

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.

ARMED FORCES WEEK
To celebrate Armed Forces Week, a short service and reception will be held in the Evangelical Church Church, Glasgow Street at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 24 June. Everyone is welcome.

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.

END OF AN ERA
Moira would like to thank all the many friends who holidayed together over the last eleven years. It was a pleasure to organise these outings but the time has come to call it a day. Many thanks to everyone.

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.


WHITHORN CAMP
There will be an overnight 'camp' for ten- to sixteen-year-olds - sleeping on matresses - in the parish house in Whithorn on 13 and 14 July. There will be fun, friendship, sports, a camp fire and a chance to explore the history and spirituality of Saint Ninian including Mass at Saint Ninianís Cave. The cost is £20 including transport, meals and activities. More details can be found at Galloway Catholic Youth on Facebook,
www.GallowayYouth.org.uk and Father Stephen McGrattan at info@RCCumnock.org.uk and 01290 421031.

CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations and best wishes for the future to all the Saint Matthew's Academy students who graduated recently and a special word of congratulation to all who received the Caritas Award for their year of service to the school, parish and community.

SAINT MATTHEW'S ACADEMY PRIZE DRAW
Good luck in the draw to all the parishioners who helped raise £250 in raffle tickets for the Saint Matthew's Academy Parent Council Prize Draw. Thank you for your support.

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.
  - 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.

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.