BULLETIN                                31 JANUARY 2016


FOURTH SUNDAY
IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 3


CHURCH SERVICES
Saturday 30 January  

Mass at 10.00 am for Patricia Barry
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for the congregation

Sunday 31 February  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 1 February  

Mass at 10.00 am for Alfie Willis and the Nash family

Tuesday 2 February  

Feast of the Presentation of our Lord in the Temple - Candlemas Day
Mass at 10.00 am for John and Catherine Cahill

Wednesday 3 February  

Mass at 10.00 am with the Blessing of Saint Blaise for John Michael Hedge
Mass at 7.00 pm in Saint Matthew's Academy, Saltcoats

Thursday 4 February  

Mass at 7.00 am for Ella Robertson and Pat Haggarty

Friday 5 February  

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Hugh Taylor

Saturday 6 February  

Holy Martyrs of Japan
Mass at 10.00 am for John Hendry and John McGhee
Sunday Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for a special intention - MAMcL

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 30 January  
Sunday Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Sunday 31 February  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 1 February  
Service at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Tuesday 2 February  
Service at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Wednesday 3 February  
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Thursday 4 February  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Friday 5 February  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Saturday 6 February  
Sunday Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

 

PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 31 February  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 1 February  
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 2 February  
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 3 February  
5.45 to 6.45 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.30 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Irish Dancing Class
Zumba

Ignatian Prayer Group
Cardio 40 Toning

Thursday 4 February  
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Brownies
Guides

Friday 5 February  
11.00 am Private Function
Saturday 6 February  
6.50 for 7.00 pm Burns Supper

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Hugh Taylor of our parish and John Michael Hedge (Cardiff) who died recently;
Joseph Lynn 1997, John McKay, Ellen McCarroll 1980, James McDermid 2005, Rachel Cairnie 1988, Canon Shaun Crowley 2001, Joseph Foran 1994, Jessie Flynn, Rena Heneaghan 1976, Mary Kelly 2006, Marie Matthews 2005, Emily McLaughlin 2014, Sadie Burns 2009, Rachel Cairnie 1998, Janet Cunningham 1999, Father Joe Davie SDB 2002, Tony Tourish 1993, Mary C McManus 1973, Margaret Mitchell 2004, Michael Barrett 1972, Archie McLaren 2009, Peter Mitchell 1973, Joseph Brodie 1961, Eileen Busbridge, Lilli McCulloch 2011, Catherine McIlroy 2009 and Marjory O'Connell 1986 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 £825.78 and the the Maintenance Fund collection to £265.76 - 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 Harry Sammons at 5.30 pm and Alfie Agostini and Georgette Lapina 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 Emily Tarbet for the pre-fives, Teresa Louden, Emma Paterson and Gemma Coldwell for primaries 1, 2 and 3 and Jacqueline Smith and Elaine Shaw for primary 4.

SUNDAY TEAS
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Maria Boyleís 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.


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, Julie 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.


MASS FOR CATHOLIC CARE WORKERS
This year the Diocese of Paisley is hosting the annual White Mass for Healthcare Professions and Workers and those involved in Lourdes Hospitalité. It will be celebrated in Saint Mirinís Cathedral, Paisley on Sunday 7 February at 12 noon. The Principal Celebrant will be Bishop John Keenan. All are welcome.

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.

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
Registration for Saint Peter's Children's Centre for children who were born between 1 March 2012 and 28 February 2014 takes place from Monday 1 to Friday 4 February between 9.00 am and 12 noon. All children aged three years and over are entitled to 600 hours of free pre-school education per year. We are in partnership with North Ayrshire Council and inspected by Education Scotland and the Care Inspectorate. All staff are fully qualified in Child Education and Care. For further information or if the above times donít suit, please contact Josephine Coulter on 01294 473030.

SAINT PETERíS PRIMARY SCHOOL - EARLY LEARNING CLASS
Registration for children with dates of birth between 1 March 2012 and 29 February 2014 for pre-school and ante-preschool classes will be on Monday 1 February from 1.45 to 2.55 pm and Wednesday 3 February from 9.10 to 10.20 am. Please call in person or telephone to arrange an appointment. Birth certificates should be presented at the time of registration. We also require proof of address, for example, a utility bill, council tax letter, driving licence et cetera. We look forward to meeting you.

PARISH ACCOUNTS
The Parish Accounts are now prepared and have been submitted to the diocese and to the Office of the Scottish Charities Regulator (OSCR) as required by law. They will be submitted to the Parish Finance Committee and then made available to you. Our parish is one of a few that is audited by external auditors every year and the diocese has announced that this audit will be extended to more parishes from now on. More of our financial structures, halls, clubs, et cetera are to be subject to tighter procedures. These will be discussed with the Finance Committee and with Fiona who is the Centre Manager.

DIOCESAN WORLD DAY OF THE SICK MASS
The Diocesan Word Day of the Sick Mass will be held on Sunday 7 February at 4.00 pm in Saint Margaret's Cathedral, Ayr. Mass will be followed by refreshments in the hall and the Galloway Lourdes Hospitalite Annual General Meeting. The Hospitalité looks forward to welcoming you. if you wish to receive the Sacrament of the Sick, please make yourself known to a member of the Hospitalité team on the day.

HCPT ANNUAL BURNS SUPPER AND CEILIDH
The HCPT Burns Supper and Ceilidh will be held in
Saint Matthew's Academy, Saltcoats on Thursday 11 February 2016 from 7.00 to 10.30 pm. Tickets are priced at £8 per adult and £6 for concessions and can be purchased from the school office on 01294 606680. This includes a two course meal with tea, coffee and tablet. Music will be provided by Saint Matthewís Academy Music Department and invited guests. Please come along and help us continue to raise money to help children and young people travel to Lourdes. We guarantee you a fantastic evening of food, fun and entertainment!

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.

LENT
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, 10 February.

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.