BULLETIN                                                 30 AUGUST 2015

TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR
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CHURCH SERVICES

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

Sunday 30 August  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 31 August  

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Vigil of the Deceased at 6.00 pm for Bridie Maher
Mass in Saint Matthew's Academy, Saltcoats at 7.00 pm for the opening of the new session.
All are welcome.

Tuesday 1 September  

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Bridie Maher

Wednesday 2 September  

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for William Mynes in Saint Johnís Church, Stevenston

Thursday 3 September  

Requiem Mass at 1.30 pm for John Quinn in Saint Maryís Church, Saltcoats
Mass at 7.00 pm for Patricia Barry, Annie McCormick and Ian Hamilton

Friday 4 September  

Mass at 10.00 am for birthday wishes (SC) and Brian Collins

Saturday 5 September  

Mass at 10.00 am for Mary Brown and Patricia Barry
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for David McCallum and Bridie Maher

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 30 August  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 31 August  
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 1 September  
9.00 to 11.00 am
11.00 am
5.00 to 8.00 pm
7.30 to 8.30 pm

Private Function
Legion of Mary
Irish Dancing Class
Cardio 40

Wednesday 2 September  
5.45 to 6.45 pm
7.30 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Irish Dancing Class
Ignatian Prayer Group
Zumba

Retrobics

Thursday 3 September  
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Brownies
Guides

Friday 4 September  
9.30 to 11.30 am Parents and Toddlers
Saturday 5 September  
  Maryís Meals fabric collection
Sunday 6 September  
  Maryís Meals fabric collection

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Bridie Maher of our parish, John Quinn (Saltcoats), William Mynes (Stevenston) and Monsignor Mike Regan (Edinburgh) who died recently;
Canon Eugene Dowd 2012, Sister Mary Peter 1999, James McGrattan 1982, John Stewart, James Duffy 2013, James Steele 2010, Thomas Wright 2008, Flight Lieutenants Rick Harrison and Pete Mosley (air crash) 1994, Grant Middlemiss 2005, Irene Millar 2000, John Sherry 2005, Samuel Cooper 1999, Elizabeth Loudon 1982, James McCarthy 1985, Helen Mulhearn, Michael Brown 1958, Ella Kirk 1996, Canon Myles Moriarty 1989, Cathie Mitchell 2006, James Graham 1993, Janette Little 2008 and Margaret Nicol 2007 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.

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 £673.05 - many thanks.

MAINTENANCE FUND COLLECTION
Last weekend's Maintainance Fund collection amounted to £309.22 - 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 Pauline Taylor 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 4 at 10.30 am.

SUNDAY TEAS
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Sadie Gilmourís 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
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.

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.


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.

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.