BULLETIN                                            23 AUGUST 2015

TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR
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CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 22 August  

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

Sunday 23 August  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation and Arthur E Murphy

Monday 24 August  

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Joe Burns

Tuesday 25 August  

Mass at 10.00 am for Raymond McLaren
Vigil of the Deceased at 6.00 pm for Margaret Quigg

Wednesday 26 August  

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Margaret Quigg

Thursday 27 August  

Mass at 7.00 pm for Iain Hamilton, Patricia Barry, Ellen Murphy and Jeremy Martin

Friday 28 August  

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Canon Matt will be attending the Deanery Priests' Study Day.

Saturday 29 August  

Mass at 10.00 am for James and Mary McEvoy
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Johnny Kelly and James McGrattan

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 23 August  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 24 August  
   
Tuesday 25 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 26 August  
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Zumba
Retrobics

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
David McCallum (Saltcoats) and William Mynes who died recently;
Daniel Byers 1994, Ella Cairns, Catherine Fitzsimmons 2004, Jim McManus 1997, Catherine Bell Boyle 2004, Annie McCormick 1976, Giocondo Michelin 1959, Connor Collins 1978, Harry Currie 2008, John O'Donnell 2009, Mick Smith 1998, Patricia Sullivan 2006, Elizabeth Hosie 2010, Mary McCann 1987, Samuel Taylor 1969, Frank Coyle 2008, Joseph Doyle 2005, Nancy Erskine 2006, John Kelly 2004 and Michael Pollock 2008 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.

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 £665.55 - many thanks.

MAINTENANCE FUND COLLECTION
Last weekend's Maintainance Fund collection amounted to £269.31 - 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 Katrina Pollock at 5.30 pm and Margaret Harvey and Krista Ward 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 Saint Peterís 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.


PRIESTS' HOLIDAYS
Canon Matt will be on holiday from 21 September. Weekend cover has been arranged. Canon Poland of Saint Johnís, Stevenston will be on holiday from the beginning of September. We will assist in the cover for Saltcoats during his absence. Please watch for changes to daily Mass.

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.

MASS TO CELEBRATE THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF SCIAF
Bishop Nolan will celebrate Mass for the fiftieth anniversary of SCIAF in Saint Margaret's Cathedral, Ayr on 3 September at 7.30. Each Diocese is doing something similar. In preparation for the liturgy, a number of volunteers is requested to assist with a procession and time of prayer to take place before Mass begins. Twenty-six are required in total. Most of them would be asked to carry small flags representing each of the twenty-one countries SCIAF has worked in the last fifty years and a few other symbols would be carried. Volunteers would need to be at the Cathedral by 6.30 pm for a short rehearsal. Please give names to
Canon Matt this week.

NATIONAL GATHERING OF PRAYER
There will be a concelebrated Mass at Carfin on 6 September at 3.00 pm as part of the National Gathering of Prayer for the forthcoming Synod on the Family.

SUNG EVENING PRAYER FOR THE FEAST OF SAINT NINIAN
Evening Prayer of the Church will be sung in Saint Margaretís Cathedral, Ayr on Sunday 13 September at 6.00 pm to anticipate the Feast of Saint Ninian. You will be very welcome.

NATIONAL YOUTH PILGRIMAGE TO NUNRAW ABBEY
To celebrate the Year Of Religious Life, the young people of Scotland aged 11 to 25 are invited to walk from Saint Maryís Church in Haddington to Sancta Maria Abbey, Nunraw on Sunday 13 September. A coach will travel from Galloway Diocese. We will visit the pre-reformation pilgrimage centre - Our Lady of Haddington and the Chapel of the Three Wise Men - before embarking on a seven mile Pilgrim Walk from Haddington to Nunraw. At Sancta Maria Abbey, we will be joined by the Abbot and his fellow Cistercian Monks where we will celebrate Mass followed with light refreshments. More information is available from Father Stephen McGrattan on info@RCCumnock.org.uk or www.GallowayYouth.org.uk.

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.


ECUMENICAL PILGRIMAGE TO IONA
Are you interested in a week of exploring faith and meeting other Christians? If so, please contact Mrs K McIlreavy on 01294 650044.

WORLD YOUTH DAY, KRAKOW, POLAND
Young people aged 16 to 30 from Galloway Diocese are invited to join World Youth Day in Krakow from 20 July to 2 August 2016. The cost will be £690. Please register before the end of September. Full details and the registration process can be seen at www.GallowayYouth.org.uk.

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.

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.


OUR PLACE, ARDROSSAN
Money is available to improve Ardrossan. You can have a say in how it is spent. There will be an open meeting in the Civic Centre on Saturday 29 August at 1.00 pm. Everyone is welcome.

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.