BULLETIN    27 MARCH 2016


EASTER SUNDAY
IN YEAR 3


HAPPY EASTER, EVERYONE


CHURCH SERVICES
Saturday 26 March  

Easter Vigil Mass at 8.30 pm for the sick and Jean Conroy

Sunday 27 March  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 28 March  

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass offered elsewhere for Gerald McGhee and Patrick McDonald

Tuesday 29 March  

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass offered elsewhere for Natalia Drabick

Wednesday 30 March  

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass offered elsewhere for an Easter Blessing and Mr O'Brien
Vigil of the Deceased at 6.00 pm by Monsignor Peter Magee for Veronica Stevenston

Thursday 31 March  

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am by Monsignor Peter Magee for Veronica Stevenston
Mass offered elsewhere for Vera Breslin and Jane Kerber

Friday 1 April  

Mass at 10.00 am by Canon Pat McSorley for Patrick McDermott

Saturday 2 April  
HMS Dasher Service on the 9.45 am Ardrossan-Brodick ferry
No 10.00 am Mass in Saint Peter's

Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Agnes McLaren

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 26 March  
Easter Vigil Mass at 8.30 pm

 

Sunday 27 March  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 28 March  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Tuesday 29 March  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Wednesday 30 March  
Mass at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Thursday 31 March  
Mass at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Friday 1 April  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Saturday 2 April  
Mass at 10.00 am
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

 

 

PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 27 March  

11.30 am

No Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 28 March  
 

Tuesday 29 March  
9.00 to 11.00 am
11.00 am
7.30 to 8.30 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Legion of Mary
Cardio 40

Wednesday 30 March  
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Zumba
Retrobics

     
Friday 1 April  
9.30 to 11.30 am

Parents and Toddlers

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Veronica Stevenson of our parish, May McParland of our parish, Irene Chalmers (Saltcoats) and Mr O'Brien (Dumbarton) who died recently;
Anna Bates 1997, Terry McCabe 2005, Moira Rafferty, Rebecca Walsh 2008, The Crew of HMS Dasher 1943, Gerald McGhee 2008, Devlin McIndoe 1992, Allister Nesbit 2000, Cathie Quinn 2015, Menotti Carrino 1953, Odina Carrino 1987, Monsignor Stephen Kennedy 2009, Sally Wilson 2012, Sarah Anderson 2003, Elizabeth Hughes 2013, James Kelly 1983, Michael McCann 2012, Sandy Miller 1979, Gus Slimman 1993, Isabella Stuart 2004, William Friel 1994, Peter Hughes 2011, Irene Mathieson 2012, Jenny Murphy 1998, Marjorie Robertson, Margaret Shanks 1993, Kenneth McSkimming, Jane McFarlane 2006, Margaret Murphy, Monsignor John O'Farrell 2008, Pope John Paul II 2005 and James Smith 1959 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 £583.56 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £299.85 - 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 Margaret Munn at 5.30 pm and Anthony Da Prato and Aidan McGrath 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 Elaine Shaw for the pre-fives, Teresa Louden, Emma Paterson and Sean Henry for primaries 1, 2 and 3 and Jacqueline Smith and Lucy Mathieson for primary 4.

SUNDAY TEAS
There will be no Sunday Teas on Easter Sunday.
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Fiona Brown's 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.


FATHER TOM McCART
Father Tom McCart of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer is staying in Saltcoats for a week. He will say Mass in
Saint Mary's Church each morning at 10.00 am.


CANON MATT BREAK
Canon Matt
is taking a break for a few days after Easter. Father Gerry Magee (01294 552276) and Father Mark Kelly (01294 832181) will take any calls. The Parish Office is closed on Easter Monday and the next day.

VERONICA STEVENSON
Monsignor Peter Magee, Veronica's cousin, will celebrate her Requiem Mass on Thursday morning at 10.00 am. Veronica will be received on Wednesday evening at 6.00 pm. We offer our sympathy and prayers to Robert and the family.

MAY McPARLAND
May will be cremated on 1 April. Her Requiem Mass will be celebrated when her family can get back from Canada. Details will be given.

RAINBOWS AND BROWNIES - MONDAY NIGHT UNITS
The Rainbows and Brownies who meet on Monday night in the Parish Centre will be on holiday on Monday 21 March and the following three weeks during the Easter break. We return on Monday 18 April at the normal times.

CHURCH DOORS
Before another winter hits us, we need to replace the Church doors. The main doors swell badly in the rain and are impossible to open and shut properly. Because the Church is an A-Listed building, more durable replacement doors need to be specially made. This is being done but the total cost of main and side doors will be over £10000. I need to make an appeal to you for help. Brown envelopes will be available and any fundraising you can organise will be extremely useful. Extra in the second collection is a perfect way of helping. So far, we have had six donations totalling £340.


HMS DASHER ASSOCIATION
The annual remembrance of the sinking of
HMS Dasher off Ardrossan in 1943 - when 379 crew were lost - will take place next weekend. There is a short service on Saturday 2 April on board the 9.45 am Arran ferry and the Memorial Service is at 11.30 am on 3 April at the memorial opposite the Church. The Service will be followed by refreshments in the Parish Centre.



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 remaining dates are 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.

50/50 CLUB
The majority of our 50/50 Club members have now renewed their membership and reminders are in the post to the outstanding members. Please make returns as soon as possible to the Promoter. The monthly draw winners for January, February and March are:
   January - four prizes of £25 each: 110 P McNamara, 148 C Donnelly, 155 P Doherty, 234 M Sweeney
   February - four prizes of £25 each: 151 M Friel, 96 E Hughes, 240 M Anderson, 25 J Walsh
   March - four prizes of £25 each: 223 M McAuliffe, 49 H McCormack, 8 F Ferguson, 243 A Henry
We always welcome new members. Just contact the Promoter on 01294 469006 or Parish Office. Our next draw for April is four prizes of £25 plus the Bonus Draw for £50. It could be you so join now! Many thanks for your continued support of the 50/50 Club.

THANKS FROM JULIA
Julia Paterson would like to thank everyone for all the get well cards, flowers and best wishes during her recent stay in hospital.

SAINT MATTHEW'S ACADEMY PARENT COUNCIL
If Cheltenham was not your thing, then our
Saint Matthew's Academy Parent Council Race Night might be. It will be held on Friday 6 May in Ardrossan Rugby Club from 7.30 pm to midnight. Tickets cost £5 and will be available soon. Sandwiches and sausage rolls will be provided for £1. There will be a bar. Little and Large Entertainment are providing the races et cetrea. 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 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.