BULLETIN                                        16 AUGUST 2015

TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR
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CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 15 August  

The Solemnity of the Assumption of our Blessed Lady - not a holiday of obligation
Mass at 10.00 am for Nicola McIndoe
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Robbie Reid

Sunday 16 August  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 17 August  

Mass at 10.00 am for Johnny Thompson

Tuesday 18 August  

Mass at 10.00 am for Hugh McGeorge

Wednesday 19 August  

Mass at 10.00 am for Teresa McDonald

Thursday 20 August  

Mass at 7.00 pm for Trevor Morgan and Hugh Donnachie

Friday 21 August  

Requiem Mass at 10.30 am for Patricia Barry
Cremation Service at 12 noon

Saturday 22 August  

Mass at 10.00 am for the sick
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Patricia Barry

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 16 August  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 17 August  
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 18 August  
9.00 to 11.00 am
11.00 am
7.30 to 8.30 pm

Cardiac Rehabilition
Legion of Mary
Cardio 40 Toning

Wednesday 19 August  
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Zumba
Retrobics

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Margaret Quigg of our parish, Joe Burns of this parish, Giovanni Michelini, Cathie Joyce (Liverpool) and Hugh McGeorge who died recently;
Susan Garland 2011, James O'Neill 1998, Ronald Burns 2011, Kate Gribben 1994, Father John Harkin 1996, Anne Kilday 2011, Margaret McLeod 2007, Patrick Retzbach 1981, James Thomas Taylor 1998, Johnny Thompson 2014, Patricia Trainer 2002, David Walsh 1980, Roberta Breslin 2011, Frank Campbell 2007, Arthur Eamonn Murphy 2014, Stephanie Smith 1999, Elizabeth Taylor 1951, Josie Walsh 2003, Tommy McCann senior 1976, Desmond McGarvey 1986, Robert Watson 2004, William Kelly 2004, Matthew McCabe 2002, Maria McEvoy 2002, Mary McEvoy 1993, Josephine Quadling, Jane Leonard 1998, Andrew McCarroll 1996, Dan Murray 1981, Ellen Tourish 1971, Father William McBurnie 1953, John McLaughlin 2014, Jimmy McVeigh 2007, Felix Quigg 1994 whose anniversaries occur at this time and those who are sick.
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.
Some of the parishioners of Saint Johnís and Saint Maryís may well find the Mass times here more suitable for them. Please be sure to make them welcome and assist them in any way you can.

MISS PATRICIA BARRY
The Requiem Mass for Patricia Barry, head teacher of our parish school, will be celebrated on Friday morning at 10.30 am followed by a her Cremation Service at Holmsford Bridge Crematorium, Dreghorn at 12 noon

RECENT DEATHS OF PARISHIONERS
Mrs Margaret Quigg and Mr Joe Burns of our parish have died. We commend them to Godís loving mercy. Funeral arrangements will be announced and posted on the website.

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.

HOSPITAL CHAPLAINCY
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 is assisted by the priest on call each week. Canon Pat Keegans (01292 263488) is the chaplain to Ayr Hospital and the Ayrshire Hospice.

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 £686.62 - many thanks.

MAINTENANCE FUND COLLECTION
Last weekend's Maintainance Fund collection amounted to £301.11 - 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.

PARISH RECORDS
Our parish records are badly out of date with people making this their 'parish of choice', moving house et cetera. I would be grateful if you would fill in one of the cards now available at the back of the Church and drop it in to the collection bag. Thanks.

READERS
Next weekend's readers are Anthony Da Prato 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 2 at 10.30 am.

READERS AND SERVERS ON HOLIDAY
Some of our readers and servers will be on holiday. Please offer your services at the Sacristy before Mass
.

SUNDAY TEAS
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Maria Boyleís team.
Would you consider making a team or joining a team that organises the teas and coffees after Sunday 10.30 am Mass? If so, please leave your details at the Parish Office or telephone 01294 464063.

CHILDRENíS LITURGY
The Children's Liturgy is normally celebrated during the 10.30 am Mass each Sunday but has closed for the summer holiday. It will resume in September.


ROSARIES ABROAD
The Catenian Association send used rosaries to the poor parts of the world. If you have any lying about the house, they would be glad to receive them. There will be a box at the stall.

EMBRACING CHANGE
The process of Embracing Change is continuing. Various groups are meeting. The Option For The Poor group continues its work with the Food Bank in Saint Johnís with a study of Pope Francisí Encyclical Laudato Si on working toward a sustainable world for all Godís Children and the Holy Fatherís Decree for a Year of Mercy. The Spirituality Group continues to look at ways to reinvigorate the spiritual life of the Deanery. There are many ministries which are being exercised within the Church and the Formation For Ministry group was formed with the intent of enhancing the exercising of these ministries. The wide range of ministries means that we cannot cover them all at once therefore we decided to approach them one at a time starting with Readers Of The Word. Our first event was a night for readers held in Saint Mary's, Largs on 22 June and was well attended with people from all over the deanery. More nights will be held in the future looking at how we can further serve the church so if you are involved in any ministries in your parish, please keep a look out for these events. Shortly there will be a newsletter outlining progress so far and inviting everyone to take part in a short presentation on the Year of Mercy and discover what Pope Francis asks of the members of the Church. The evening presentation - in each parish - will be an invitation to everyone to get more involved.

50/50 CLUB WINNERS
Congratulations to the July and August 50/50 Club winners who each win £25. Members are reminded that next payment is due at the start of September for those who pay £5 in January, May and September. Anyone wishing to join the 50/50 Club, please contact the Promoter or Parish Office. Please remember to notify the Promoter if your address has changed during the year as all winners receive their winning cheque in the post. Your support and assistance is appreciated.

SOCIAL CLUB FOR ADULTS WITH ADDITIONAL NEEDS
Are you available on a Tuesday evening for two hours from 7.00 to 9.00 pm? If so, would you consider becoming a volunteer helper at our long-established Social Club for Adults who have additional needs? The Club operates from September till May during school term time and is held in the James Reid School, Saltcoats. We have a variety of different activities for you to help with. You may be happy to support our friends with their numbers while playing bingo or just enjoy chatting and getting to know our friends. Support is also required for the games room to assist with football and you may be happy to 'strut your stuff' with our dancers. This is always a lively night, full of fun and your help will be greatly appreciated by all. People of all ages are required. Thank you. Please contact Liz Petrie
on 467296 or Esther Coulter on 464692.

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO WHITHORN
The Dioscesan Pilgrimage to Whithorn will be on Sunday 30 August. Mass will be celebrated at Saint Ninianís Cave at 4.00 pm and in the Church at 4.45 pm.


SCOTTISH CATHOLIC INTERNATIONAL AID FUND (SCIAF) EXHIBITION
An exhibition celebrating fifty years of SCIAF will be held in
Saint Mary's, Saltcoats on Sunday 23 August after 10.00 am Mass. Tea and coffee will be available. All are welcome.

GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE
North Ayrshire Council has agreed to take on the major funding of improvements to the Garden of Remembrance in Glasgow Street, making the garden more accessible, improving the layout, and making it a place of quiet and dignity. Some community funding is also required and has begun. I have pledged the support of our parish community.

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.


MARY'S MEALS FABRIC COLLECTION
The team from Maryís Meals will make the annual fabric - only! - collection over the weekend of 5 and 6 September.


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.