BULLETIN                3 JANUARY 2016


FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY IN YEAR
3


Happy New Year, everyone. May God bless you all during 2016. Canon Matt


CHURCH SERVICES
Saturday 2 January  

No morning Mass
Sunday Vigil Mass of the Epiphany at 5.30 pm for Ellen Hughes

Sunday 3 January  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 4 January  

Mass at 10.00 am for Gerry Brown

Tuesday 5 January  

Mass at 10.00 am for Deborah Johnstone and Christmas intentions
Vigil of the deceased at 6.00 pm for Pat Haggarty

Wednesday 6 January  

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Pat Haggarty

Thursday 7 January  

Vigil of the Deceased at 6.00 pm for John Hendry
Mass at 7.00 am for Theresa McGuire, Margaret Mulrooney and Jean McCluskey

Friday 8 January  

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for John Hendry

Saturday 9 January  

Mass at 10.00 am for the Ferguson family
Sunday Vigil Mass of the Baptism of our Lord at 5.30 pm for June Doherty and M A McLaughlin

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.


SAINT MARY'S AND SAINT JOHN'S CHURCH SERVICES
  Saint Mary's Church, Saltcoats Saint Johnís Church, Stevenston
Saturday 2 January  
Sunday Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Sunday 3 January  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 4 January  
Service at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Tuesday 5 January  
Service at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Wednesday 6 January  
 

Service at 10.00 am

Thursday 7 January  
Service at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Friday 8 January  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Saturday 9 January  
Sunday Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

 

PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 3 January  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass


PRAYERS

Please remember in your prayers:
John Hendry, Alec Borland (Prestwick) Dad of Father David and Joleen McIndoe who died recently;
Frank Clark 2009, Catherine Marroni 2012, Helen McGinn 2012, Sister Imelda CP 2000, Sister Marie Celeste CP 2000, Gerry Brown 2010, Tom McAvennie 2011, Charles Retzbach 2000, Patrick Braniff 1991, Gary Cahill 2012, Isabella Keenan 1939, James Monan 1969, Celia Ralston 2007, Leda Biagioni 2007, James Burns 1955, Patrick Cawley 2001, Canon Peter Fitzpatrick 1952, Helen McCluskey 2004, John Cahill 1989, Danny Higgins 2009, Frank Kelly 2013, Patricia Brennan 2005, Robert Colvin 1998, Gerard Fairhurst 2003, Bernard McLaughlan 1984, Derek Tomelty 2003, Joseph Gibbons 1973, Hugh Henry 2008 and Jennifer McGregor 2014 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. A Standing Order would make the handling of money so much easier. Have you signed a Gift Aid form? If you are a taxpayer the Church would get 25p added to every £1 you donate.

COLLECTIONS
Last weekend's Offertory collection amounted to £702.14, the Maintenance Fund collection to £300.26 and the Christmas Masses collections to £1270.35 - 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.


PARISH RECORDS
Our parish records are covered by the Data Protection Act and are for parish use only. We cannot give out phone numbers or addresses. Please help us to keep our records up to date using the cards provided.

READERS
Next weekend's readers are Julie Coldwell at 5.30 pm and Tom Reid and Sarah Vallance 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 Geraldine Butcher and Emma Paterson for the pre-fives, Teresa Louden, Heather Barbeau and Elaine Shaw for primaries 1, 2 and 3 and Jacqueline Smith and Krista Ward 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.


FUNERALS
The Funeral Mass for Pat Haggarty will take place on Wednesday at 10.00 am. His remains will be received on Tuesday at 6.00 pm. The Funeral Mass for John Hendry will take place on Friday at 10.00 am. His remains will be received on Thursday at 6.00 pm Jolene and Byron McIndoe are friends of mine - I married them in 2009. Jolene has died at the age of 33. The family has asked to have the funeral here. The Funeral Mass will be on Monday 11 January at 10.00 am.

50/50 CLUB
Congratulations to the 50/50 Club winners for November and December who each receive £25 - 96 Eoghan Hughes, 155 Patricia Doherty, 187 Janet Brown, 23 Lorraine Stevenson, 186 Esther Coulter, 266 Angela Body, 24 Helen Walsh and 121 Anne Hastings. We thank members for their continued support and remind them that payment for 2016 membership is due in January. Payment can be given to the Promoter, Mrs Myriame Sammons or to your collector. We will also have a Sign-Up Sunday on 10 and 17 January 2016.

BURNS SUPPER
The 2016 Burns Supper will take place in the Parish Centre on Saturday 6 February at 7.00 pm. Patrons are asked to be seated by 6.50 pm for a prompt start. The Immortal Memory will be delivered by Jim Butler, former Principal Teacher of Art at Saint Andrew's Academy, Saltcoats, shown below left. John Butcher, Executive Director, Education and Youth Employment for North Ayrshire Council, shown below centre, will propose the Toast to the Lassies and Joan Sturgeon, Provost of North Ayrshire, shown below right, will reply. Other participants are Bill Andrew, Rachel Brown, Calum Coldwell, Canon Matt, Aidan and Bethany McGrath, George McGrattan and Ciaran Sinclair. Tickets cost £15 and can be booked in advance though the Parish Office on 01294 464063. Patrons can request group seating arrangements to be with friends. The meal will be prepared and served by Michael and Fiona Brown, family and friends. Vegetarian meals are available with notice as an alternative to the traditional Burns Supper main course. There are more details on the Church website. Your support is appreciated.


1ST ARDROSSAN RAINBOWS AND 5TH ARDROSSAN BROWNIES
The Rainbows are now on holiday and will restart on Monday 11 January 2016. We would like to thank their parents for their continued support during 2015 and wish them a Happy Christmas and a Good New Year.

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 Church maintenance.


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.