BULLETIN                                17 JANUARY 2016


SECOND SUNDAY
IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 3


CHURCH SERVICES
Saturday 16 January  

Mass at 10.00 am for Christmas intentions
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm in thanksgiving - MM

Sunday 17 January  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation
Songs of Praise at 3.00 pm in Ardrossan and Saltcoats Kirkgate Parish Church, Chapelwell Street, Saltcoats

Monday 18 January  

No Mass in Saint Peter's

Tuesday 19 January  

Mass at 10.00 am for John Hendry

Wednesday 20 January  

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Gordon Allison

Thursday 21 January  

Mass at 7.00 am for Pat Haggarty

Friday 22 January  

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Patricia Barry

Saturday 23 January  

Mass at 10.00 am for Pat McCaffrey and Joleen McIndoe
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for those who are sick

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
 
Saturday 16 January  
Sunday Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Sunday 17 January  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 18 January  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Tuesday 19 January  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Wednesday 20 January  
 

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am

Thursday 21 January  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Friday 22 January  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Saturday 23 January  
Sunday Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

 

PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 17 January  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 18 January  
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 19 January  
9.00 to 11.00 am
11.00 am
5.00 to 8.00 pm
7.30 to 8.30 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Legion of Mary
Irish Dancing Class
Cardio 40

Wednesday 20 January  
5.45 to 6.45 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Irish Dancing Class
Zumba

Cardio 40 Toning

Thursday 21 January  
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Brownies
Guides

Friday 22 January  
9.30 to 11.30 am Parents and Toddlers

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Gordon Allison, Pat McCaffrey (Dagenham) and John McGhee (Glasgow) who died recently;
George Agostini 2006, Maureen McKenzie 2014, Janis McSkimming 2010, James Murray 1972, Rena Scullion 2008, Canon Michael Farrington 2009, Margaret McLaughlan 2005, Thelma Carrick 2005, Annie Boyle O'Hare 1967, Mary Catherine Teggart 1999, Thomas West 2005, Bessie Brown 1982, Peggy Gray 2010, Addie Hissey 2009, Margaret McMillan 2009, Margaret Jane Brennan 1964, Betty Kelly 2011, John Curran 2013, Annie Monan 1998, James Cunningham 1986, Michael Lynn 2005, James McCormack 1999 and Catherine Welsh 2005 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 £716.82 and the the Maintenance Fund collection to £276.49 - 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 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 4 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 Michelle Stevenson and Lucy Mathieson for the pre-fives, Claire Sweenie, Linda Martin and Erin McLaughlin for primaries 1, 2 and 3 and Michelle Morton and Morgan Roy for primary 4.

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.


50/50 CLUB
We thank members for their continued support of the 50/50 Club 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 this weekend.

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.


FATHER CON BOTTER, SACERDOTUM CORDE JESU - PRIEST OF THE SACRED HEART
Due to continuing ill-health, Father Con Botter SCJ of Saint John Ogilvieís Church, Irvine, has had to move to Nazareth House, Cardonald. The Sacred Heart Fathers will continue to serve Saint John Ogilvie - but the Sunday evening Mass is now discontinued. This change is reflected in
Sunday Mass times in other local parishes.

REGISTRATION FOR SCHOOL
Children who will be five between 1 March 2016 and 29 February 2017 should be registered for education in the week beginning Monday 18 January at Saint Peterís Primary School. Appointments are available on:
   Monday 18 from 2.00 to 2.50 pm
   Tuesday 19 from 9.10 to 10.30 am
   Wednesday 20 from 9.10 to 10.30 am
   Thursday 21 from 2.00 to 2.50 pm
   Friday 22 from 11 to 11.50 am
Birth certificate and Baptismal certificate where appropriate should be presented at the time of registration. Please call in person or phone 01294 462554 for an appointment.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - 3TFM
Canon Matt is speaking on Christian Unity on the Thought for the Day slot on 3TFM Radio this week.

FATHER CHARLES
Father Charles from Portglenone Abbey, Northern Ireland, will be here this week.

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity runs from 18 to 25 January. Given the time of year, I have never had an evening service but tried to include the intentions in the Bidding Prayers and invited everyone to make this a prayer intention during your own prayers of the week.

CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK MASS
To mark Catholic Education Week, Mass will be celebrated in
Saint Matthew's Academy, Saltcoats on Wednesday 3 February at 7.00 pm. Everyone is welcome.

SONGS OF PRAISE
There will be a Songs of Praise service in Ardrossan and Saltcoats Kirkgate Parish Church in Chapelwell Street, Saltcoats on Sunday 17 January at 3.00 pm. It is organised by the Ardrossan Churches Group. Everyone is welcome.

DIOCESAN CHOIR
The Diocesan Choir is a four-part choir, always keen to learn new material as required. Rehearsals begin again on Thursday evenings from 11 February in Saint Margaretís Cathedral, Ayr to prepare for the Mass of Chrism. All voices, especially sopranos, are welcome. Contact David Robinson on 07714 340854 for more information.


SAINT PETERíS CHILDRENíS CENTRE
There are a few funded placed available now in the nursery of Saint Peter's Children's Centre for children who are three years of age before 29 February 2016. Please contact Josephine on 01294 473030.

THE SCOTTISH REFORMATION
A series of talks and discussions on the Reformation will be given in
Saint Bride's Church, West Kilbride on Wednesday evenings from 7.30 to 9.00 pm. The dates are 3 February, 2 March, 6 April, 4 May, 25 May and 22 June. The six speakers, men and women, include people from both the Reformed and Catholic traditions. If you are interested, please go along. If you remember, please let Father Boland know on joe-boland@btconnect.com. Details are on the poster.

FIDDLERSí RALLY
There will be a Fiddlers' Rally the church hall of Ardrossan and Saltcoats Kirkgate Parish Church, Chapelwell Street, Saltcoats on Monday 25 January at 7.30 pm. Music will be provided by the Clyde Coast Strathspey and Reel Society. Tickets costing £3 are available on the door. If you wish to stay for supper after, please contact Elizabeth McMahon on 01294 464428.

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.