BULLETIN                          17 APRIL 2016


FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
IN YEAR 3


CHURCH SERVICES
Saturday 16 April  

Mass at 10.00 am for Brian Hodgson-Jervis
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Domenico Milo and Brian Hodgson-Jervis

Sunday 17 April  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 18 April  

Mass at 10.00 am for Veronica Stevenson

Tuesday 19 April  

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for May McParland

Wednesday 20 April  

Mass at 10.00 am for Mary Timmons and Janie McGonigle

Thursday 21 April  

Mass at 7.00 pm for John and Margaret Murphy

Friday 22 April  

Mass at 10.00 am for Andrew Duggan

Saturday 23 April  
Mass at 10.00 am for Bridget McLellan
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Mary Cunningham

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 April  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday 17 April  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 18 April  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Tuesday 19 April  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Wednesday 20 April  
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Thursday 21 April  
Service at 10.00 am

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am

Friday 22 April  
Service at 10.00 am

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am

Saturday 23 April  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

 

PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 17 April  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 18 April  
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 April  
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 April  
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Zumba
Retrobics

Thursday 21 April  
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Brownies
Guides

Friday 22 April  
9.30 to 11.30 pm
7.00 pm

Parents and Toddlers
Private Function

Saturday 23 April  
7.00 pm Private Function

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
John MacDonald (Fort William) and Mary Cunningham (Saltcoats) who died recently;
Noelle Collins 2007, Francis Coulter 1976, Marie McCarroll 1982, Rosina McPeake, William McPeake, William Main 2007, Jessie Stevens 2000, Joseph Stevens 1993, Robert Tracy 2004, Marie Louise McCarroll 1982, James McCool 2009, Jane Tumilty 1983, Margaret Kelly 2011, Agnes McCann 1970, Mary McKay 1980, Rosina Millar 1999, Annie Paton 2009, Ellen Smith 2009, Charles Spencer 1969, Francis Docherty 2015, Philomena Doherty 2001, Richard Hunter 2010, Duncan Lyon 2103, Charles John McMillan 2015, Ida Narducci 2008, Adam Whiston 1968, Father Peter Dolan 2013, Margaret Grear 1994, John O'Rourke 1993, James Welsh 1997, Sarah Coulter 1972, Andrew Dougan 2008, Agnes McKay 1969, John Murphy, Thomas Nellany 2001, Mary Robertson 1988 and Rose Twigg 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 £736.75 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £310.45 - 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 Marade Griffin at 5.30 pm and Margaret Harvey at 10.30 am.

ALTAR SERVERS
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 1 at 5.30 pm and Group 5 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 Aidan Grant for the pre-fives, Frances Gemmell, Gayle Paterson and Lucy Mathieson for primaries 1, 2 and 3 and Andrena Hughes and Sean Henry for primary 4.

SUNDAY TEAS
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Loretta McLardy'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.


SCOTTISH CATHOLIC INTERNATIONAL AID FUND (SCIAF)
SCIAF boxes delivered to us before the end of April will be sent to SCIAF before the 4 May deadline for Government doubling of the money.

SAINT PETER'S PRIMARY SCHOOL
We extend a very big thank you to Mrs Debbie Paton who has been Acting Head Teacher in Saint Peter's School since the death of Miss Patricia Barry. Having two small children of her own, Mrs Paton decided not to apply for the post of Head Teacher and continues as Depute. Mr Chris Devlin has been appointed Head Teacher and we wish him every success in his new post.

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
Rainbows and Brownies 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 £735.


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.