BULLETIN                                          13 SEPTEMBER 2015

TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR
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CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 12 September  

Mass at 10.00 am for Annie McCormick
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Mary Brown

Sunday 13 September  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 14 September  

Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Mass at 10.00 am for Vince McBride, Patricia Barry, Thomas Howieson and John Quinn

Tuesday 15 September  

Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Margaret Prince

Wednesday 16 September  

Feast of Saint Ninian
No Mass in Saint Peter's
Requiem Mass in Saint Mary's Church, Saltcoats at 10.00 am for Jimmy McGhee

Mass at 10.00 am in Saint Johnís Church, Stevenston

Thursday 17 September  

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Margaret Walsh

Friday 18 September  

Feast of Saint Matthew
Mass at 9.30 am for William and Elizabeth Loudon
Mass at 10.00 am in Saint Johnís Church, Stevenston
Mass in Saint Matthew's Academy, Saltcoats at 10.45 am for the feast of Saint Matthew

Saturday 19 September  

Mass at 10.00 am for Victor and Charlotte Mitchell and Joan Tempany
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Tom McLaren and Attracta Fairhurst

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 13 September  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 14 September  
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 15 September  
11.00 am
5.00 to 8.00 pm
7.30 to 8.30 pm
7.30 pm

Legion of Mary
Irish Dancing Class
Cardio 40
Ignatian Prayer Group

Wednesday 16 September  
5.45 to 6.45 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Irish Dancing Class
Zumba

Retrobics

Thursday 17 September  
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Brownies
Guides

Friday 18 September  
9.30 to 11.30 am
7.00 pm
Parents and Toddlers
Private Function

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
David Shaw, Margaret Prince, Margaret Walsh all of our parish, Joan Tempany (Ireland) and Jimmy McGhee (Saltcoats);
John Burns 1997, Alberto Carrino 2009, Dolores Fairhurst 2014, Thomas Fernes 2011, James Love 1996, James Hughes 2010, Anne McCabe 1995, Joe Brady junior 1999, Joseph Brady 2006, Elizabeth Cawley 1997, John Marshall 2000, Patrick Joseph O'Hare 1955, Thomas White 1995, Tom Howieson 2007, Walter Jones 1985, James Lawson 1992, Kathleen MulIin 2012, Hugh Donohoe 2008, George Hall 2007, Frances McLaughlin 2008, Mary McLellan 2004, Victor and Charlotte Mitchell, Jim Vernon 2014, Cornelius Burke 1988, Chris Glenn 2011, Eamon Lennon junior, Margaret Finnegan 2010, Patrick Joseph McKay 1989, Sister Pauline CP 1999, Father Alastair Tosh 2007 pictured right, Brian Loy 2014 and Patricia Trainer 2002 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 £644.14 - many thanks.

MAINTENANCE FUND COLLECTION
Last weekend's Maintainance Fund collection amounted to £318.57 - 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.

RETIRED PRIESTS FUND
The annual collection for the Retired Priests Fund takes place this weekend.

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 Margaret Munn at 5.30 pm and Alfie Agostini at 10.30 am.

ALTAR SERVERS
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 1 at 5.30 pm and Group 2 at 10.30 am.

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 Jacqueline Waugh and Michelle Champion for the pre-fives, Laura Hamilton and Anya Breen for primaries 1 and 2 and Emma Paterson and Sara Lopes for primary 3.

SUNDAY TEAS
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Annie Thompsonís 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.

CANON MATT HOLIDAY
Canon Matt will be on holiday from 21 September. Weekend cover has been arranged. Canon Poland (463225) will be at home as will Father Gerry Magee (552276) and Father Charles will be here for some of the time. The Parish Office will be open as usual.

50/50 CLUB
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.

MASS INTENTIONS
Due to the funerals this week, the Anniversary Masses to be offered for Hugh Donohoe, Jim Vernon and Frances McLaughlin are being said elsewhere. All Masses requested are always said but cannot always be said here. Some of the Masses will be said by Father Charles, some by other priests in the diocese and elsewhere. Where possible the date you request is honoured, but it is not always possible.

GALLOWAY LOURDES HOSPITALITÉ MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION RENEWAL
There will be an opportunity for new members to join and existing members to renew their annual membership of Galloway Lourdes Hospitalité on week ending 19 and 20 September by taking a membership envelope which will be distributed after both Masses. They can be returned the following weekend of 26 and 27 September or returned to Parish Office. We appreciate your continued support and remind you that our funds are used to take sick pilgrims to Lourdes with our Diocesan Pilgrimage. Our next pilgrimage will be in July 2017. Many thanks - Myriame Sammons, Galloway Lourdes Treasurer.

MARYíS MEALS
The collection of clothes and textiles last weekend filled 301 bags and the raffle raised £719.01 - very many thanks. The Government will double any donation made to
Maryís Meals made between 28 September and 28 December. Please keep that in mind. In memory of Miss Patricia Barry, we will be able to make a donation of £1200. Mary's Meals The local group has, to date, filled 1383 backpacks which have been sent to school-children in Malawi. We will soon be ready to fill more than a hundred further bags. If you would like to donate any of the items listed in the Maryís Meals magazine, there will be a collection box in the Church porch for the next two to three weeks. We are especially looking for hand towels. Thank you.

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.

SAINT PETERíS CHILDREN'S CENTRE NURSERY
The times for Saint Peter's Children's Centre Nursery are Monday to Friday - 8.50 am to 12 noon for three to five year olds and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm for two to three year olds.

ALZHEIMER SCOTLAND MEMORY WALK
The Alzheimer Scotland Memory Walk start at Saltcoats Labour Club at 1.00 pm on Sunday 13 September. The walk cover four kilometers along Saltcoats Shore towards Ardrossan and back. You can egister now at www.MemoryWalksScotland.org or 01294 469955.

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.