BULLETIN                      10 APRIL 2016


THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER
IN YEAR 3


CHURCH SERVICES
Saturday 9 April  

Mass at 10.00 am for special intentions
Wedding at 12 noon for Gabrielle Milson and Phil Philpott
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Domenico Milo

Sunday 10 April  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation
Wedding at 1.45 pm for Louise Quigg and James Wilson

Monday 11 April  

Mass at 10.00 am for Patrick McGale

Tuesday 12 April  

Mass at 10.00 am for Phil Poole

Wednesday 13 April  

Mass at 10.00 am for Veronica Stevenson

Thursday 14 April  

Mass at 7.00 pm for Irene Chalmers and Mrs Halliday

Friday 15 April  

Mass at 10.00 am for Jane Monan

Saturday 16 April  
Mass at 10.00 am for Veronica Stevenson
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Domenico Milo and Brian Hodgson-Jervis

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 9 April  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday 10 April  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 11 April  
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Tuesday 12 April  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Wednesday 13 April  
 

Mass at 10.00 am

Thursday 14 April  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Friday 15 April  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Saturday 16 April  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

 

PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 10 April  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 11 April  
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 12 April  
9.00 to 11.00 am
11.00 am
7.30 pm
7.30 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Legion of Mary
Cardio 40
Ignatian Prayer Group

Wednesday 13 April  
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Zumba
Retrobics

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Domenico Milo (Italy, brother of Natalina Farro) and Brian Hodgson-Jervis (South Africa) who died recently;
Andrew Coldwell 1994, Father John Collins 2002, Donald Cullinane 2009, Frank Kelly 1994, Michael Mulligan 1982, Billy Smith 2009, David McLaren 2006, Jim Roxburgh 2014, Father Gabriel Kigozi 2011, Helen Theresa Magee 2000, George Monaghan 2004, Phyllis Poole 2015, Father David Barr 2012, Martha Lynas 2009, David Walsh 1962, Janie Clark 2010, James McKibben 2002, Margaret Spencer 1954, Ann McEvoy 1980, Kathleen O'Donnell 2011, Francis Joseph Smith 1999, Jean Taylor 2006, Cliff Atkey 2000, Arthur Jenkins 2015, Jean Robertson 2009 and Mary Ann Walsh 1955 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 £610.14 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £280.94 - 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 and Gemma 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 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 Emily Tarbet for the pre-fives, Claire Sweenie, Linda Martin and Heather Barbeau for primaries 1, 2 and 3 and Michelle Morton and Gemma Coldwell for primary 4.

SUNDAY TEAS
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Annie Thompson'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.


MAY McPARLAND
May's Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday 19 April at 10.00 am will be followed by her burial at Knadgerhill Cemetery, Irvine at 11.30 am.

SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT ELECTIONS
There is a short letter from the Bishops about voting in the forthcoming Scottish parliament elections. A Hustings has been arranged for Wednesday 20 April at 7.30 pm in Ardrossan Academy.
Canon Matt has been invited to chair it and the candidates from all parties have been invited. You really need to be there. It is organised by the Ardrossan Churches Group and the Embracing Change Group.

LOURDES HELPERS 2017 DROP-IN INFORMATION SESSION
Galloway Lourdes Hospitalité is holding their first sign-up session for adult volunteers who are able to work with our assisted pilgrims in Lourdes in July 2017. We are looking for doctors, nurses and medical assistants. Also required are general male and female helpers. Would you like to find out more about this opportunity? Please come along to the sign-up session by dropping-in on Sunday 24 April at Saint Joseph's Hall, Kilmarnock, between 3.00 and 5.00 pm to meet team members and find out more. Contact Suzy Hollywood, President, for further information on suzydpn@aol.com or 07788 150202.

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, donations total £515.


CATHEDRAL SUNG EVENING PRAYER FOR EASTERTIDE
Evening Prayer of the Church will be sung in Saint Margaret's Cathedral, Ayr on Sunday 17 April at 6.00 pm. You will be very welcome.

GOD'S MERCY IN OUR LIVES
The Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary, Kentenich Way, Campsie Glen, Glasgow, G667AT are hosting The Residential Pilgrimage 2016 - God's Mercy in Our Lives as a Year of Mercy Pilgrimage. It runs from Friday 20 at 10 30 am to Saturday 21 May at 11.30 pm. The cost of £65 includes lunch, dinner and breakfast, teas, coffees and all materials.

MIND, BODY AND SOUL 2016
The Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary are also hosting Mind, Body and Soul 2016, a one day residential retreat from Friday 27 at 10.30 am to Saturday 28 May at 11.30 am. This retreat focuses on the holistic health of the individual and incorporates diet and wellness, and is superb if you are looking to improve your health, wishing to lose weight or are diabetic or have other issues. It includes awareness of healthy eating, juicing for health, advanced nutrition and much more. The cost of £80 includes lunch, dinner, breakfast, a range of tastings, all teas and coffees and a mass of materials for a healthy lifestyle.

COLLECTION ENVELOPES
New collection envelopes are still available at the stall.

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 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.

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.