BULLETIN                                              11 OCTOBER 2015

TWENTY-EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR
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CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 10 October  

No 10.00 am Mass in Saint Peter's
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am in Saint Johnís Church, Stevenston
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm by Canon Pat McSorley

Sunday 11 October  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am by Canon Pat McSorley for the congregation

Monday 12 October  

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am in Saint Mary's Church, Saltcoats
Service at 10.00 am in Saint Johnís Church, Stevenston

Tuesday 13 October  

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

Wednesday 14 October  

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

Thursday 15 October  

Service at 10.00 am in Saint Mary's Church, Saltcoats
Mass at 10.00 am in Saint Johnís Church, Stevenston
Mass at 7.00 pm

Friday 16 October  

Mass at 10.00 am
Mass at 10.00 am in Saint Mary's Church, Saltcoats
Service at 10.00 am in Saint Johnís Church, Stevenston

Saturday 17 October  

Mass at 10.00 am
Service at 10.00 am in Saint Johnís Church, Stevenston

Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm

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 11 October  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 12 October  
   
Tuesday 13 October  
11.00 am
7.30 pm
7.30 to 8.30 pm

Legion of Mary
Ignatian Prayer Group 2
Cardio 40

Wednesday 14 October  
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Zumba
Retrobics

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Chrissie Ferguson 2006, Joseph Harvey 1998, Harry Kemp 1972 (shown right), Shannon McTaggart 1996, Maureen Haddington 2002, Vincenzo Marchetti 1968, Mary McCarroll 1913, Ena Millar 1987, John Petrie 1966, Bruce Gallacher 1995, Robert Ireland 2008, James McKay 1992, Bernard Aspinwall 2013, John McGowan 2002, John McPolin 1944, Hannah Burns 2002, Dan Donnelly 1941, Andrew Howieson, Jim Sullivan 2005, Alistair Aitken 1995, Agnes Anderson 2001 and Mary McAtee 2006 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 £831.31 - many thanks.

MAINTENANCE FUND COLLECTION
Last weekend's Maintenance Fund collection amounted to £322.50 - 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 Patricia Milligan 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 for the pre-fives, Elaine Shaw and Anya Breen for primaries 1 and 2, Sara Lopez and Michelle Morton for primary 3 and Maria Paterson-Kidd and George Kidd for primary 4.

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.

PROTECTING VULNERABLE GROUPS (PVG)
Volunteers who require PVG disclosure please attend for checking after Mass on Sunday 11 October or Monday 12 October at 7.00 pm in the Parish Centre. Evidence required ia any two of the following - passport, photo driving licence, work identification, birth certificate, bus pass and letter with address. If you already hold PVG disclosure, please bring it with you. A Watt, Advisor.

50/50 CLUB
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.

CANON MATT HOLIDAY
Canon Matt will return from holoiday this week. Canon Poland (463225) will be at home as will Father Gerry Magee (552276) and Father Mark Kelly (823181). The Parish Office will be open as usual.

MASS INTENTIONS
All Mass intentions will be honoured. Canon Matt will offer Mass while on holiday remembering Teresa McGinley, Bridie Maher, Ian McTurk, John Friel, Nancy McLaughlin, David Shaw, Jim Vernon, Vince McBride and Isabel Duran.

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
Spaces are available in the 2 to 3 class which is held from 1.00 to 3.00 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at a cost of £6.50 per session. For further details, please contact Josephine on 473030.

SINGING THE MASS
Another workshop for parish musicians, cantors and people who enjoy singing has been organised by Galloway Music Network. The event will take place in Saint Sophiaís Church, Galston on Saturday 24 October beginning with lunch at 1.00 pm and concluding with the Vigil Mass at 6.00 pm. Instrumentalists are asked to attend at 12 noon if possible. During the afternoon, the group will prepare music for the evening Mass. The Mass parts sung will be from Mass Of Saint Paul The Apostle by Christopher Walker. Please visit www.GallowayMusic.net for more information, or contact Nicola Lawrence on 0141 886 7963. Booking forms are available from the website and from your parish priest and parish musicians.

MARTIN AELRED
Martin Aelred performs Around The World In Eighty Minutes and Music Of The Movies on Friday 13 November 2015 in the Parish Centre with doors open at 7.00 pm. This is a social evening with a bar. Feel free to bring your own nibbles. Tickets cost £5 and proceeds are in aid of Let The Children Live charity. To reserve tickets or for more information please contact the Parish Office on 464063. All are welcome.

ANNUAL DIOCESAN TEACHERS' MASS
Bishop William Nolan will celebrate the Annual Diocesan Teachers' Mass in the Church of Our Lady and Saint Meddan, Troon on Monday 26 October at 7.00 pm. All teachers from the diocese are warmly invited and welcome. After Mass, there will be a light buffet and a chance to socialise.

SAINT MATTHEW'S ACADEMY QUIZ FOR LIFE
Saint Matthewís Academy Pro Life Group is holding a Quiz For Life on Thursday 29 Ocotber in the school auditorium. Proceeds from the evening will be shared among the Cardinal Winning Pro Life Initiative, the Ayrshire Hospice and Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH). Tickets cost £5 and £2.50 concession - elderly or child. A pie and beans or peas supper will be served and a bar will be available. Tickets are available from the school office or via Aidan Grant of sixth year. All are welcome.

LOURDES GROUP QUIZ NIGHT
The Parish Lourdes Group Quiz Night will be held on Friday 20 November at 7.00 for 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm in the Parish Centre. Tickets cost £5 and include a light supper. Tickets are available from the Parish Office on 464063, Pam on 601575 and Harry on 469006. All funds raised are in aid of the Church Maintenance Fund. All are 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.