BULLETIN                           1 MAY 2016


SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
IN YEAR 3


CHURCH SERVICES
Saturday 30 April  

Mass at 10.00 am for Sheila Douglas and Mary Brown
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for the Brady and Hilferty families

Sunday 1 May  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 2 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for James Burns

Tuesday 3 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Betty Monaghan and Billy Paxton

Wednesday 4 May  

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Kathleen McEvoy
Vigil Mass of Ascension Day at 7.00 pm for Joe and Jessie Stevens

Thursday 5 May  

Ascension Day Mass at 10.00 am for Enrico Catanzaro
Ascension Day Mass at 7.00 pm for the congregation

Friday 6 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for James Burns

Saturday 7 May  
Mass at 10.00 am for Kaird Cassilis
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Greta Sudlow

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 April  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday 1 May  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 2 May  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Tuesday 3 May  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Wednesday 4 May  
Mass at 10.00 am

Vigil Mass at 7.00 pm

Thursday 5 May  
Mass at 9.30 am and 7.00 pm

Service at 11.00 am

Friday 6 May  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Saturday 7 May  
Mass at 10.00 am
Confirmation and First
  Communion at 12 noon
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

 

 

PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Saturday 30 April  
7.00 pm Private Function
Sunday 1 May  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 2 May  
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 3 May  
9.00 to 11.00 am
11.00 am
3.45 pm
7.30 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Legion of Mary
Irish Dancing Class
Cardio 40

Wednesday 4 May  
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm
7.30 pm

Zumba
Retrobics
Ignatian Prayer Group

Thursday 5 May  
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Brownies
Guides

Friday 6 May  
9.30 to 11.30 pm
7.00 pm

Parents and Toddlers
Private Function

Saturday 7 May  
1.00 to 3.00 pm Private Function

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Kathleen McEvoy and Joseph Clark, both of our parish, who died recently;
Simon Charles Cawley 2004, Mary Crossan 1981, Elizabeth Hendry 1998, Mary McCaul 2014, Joe Arkison 2005, Sheila Folan 2010, Jean Nesbit 1999, Nettie Retzbach 2010, Ian Clarke 2005, Agnes Grogan 1954, Anne Howieson 2011, Sadie Leslie 2013, Bobby Macnamara, Steve McKinnon 2004, Greta Sudlow 2014, James Timmons 1982, Charlie Townsley 2014, Mary Barclay 2009, Kathleen Findlay 1996, William Hilferty 1943, Harry Hissey 1976, Robert Hunter 1956, John, Irene and Patrick McKelvey, James McEvoy 1964, Helen McGee, Patrick McGuire, Robbie McKechan 2014, Patricia McPadden 2004, Robert Stewart 2002, Jean Agostini 1978, Josephine Brady 1953, Josephine Cunningham 2000, Margaret Long 1999, Margaret O'Neill 2009 and Margaret Stevens 2007 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 £624.03 and the collection for Ukraine to £507.52 - 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 Pauline Taylor at 5.30 pm and Robert Cooper and Emily Tarbet 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 Michelle Stevenson and Shannon Simmons for the pre-fives, Maria Paterson-Kidd, George Kidd and Michelle Morton for primaries 1, 2 and 3 and Jacqueline Smith and Heather Barbeau for primary 4.

SUNDAY TEAS
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Saint Peter'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.

SPRING CONCERT
Join Hart Voices on Saturday 28 May 2016 at 7.00 pm after Mass in the Church for an evening of light choral music. Conducted by Roy Rashbrook of the choir of Saint Paul's Cathedral, London, the choir is from Fleet, Hampshire and this exclusive, one-off concert is part of its first ever Scottish tour. It is organised by Clare Thomas, formerly of Saltcoats who is a member of this choir. Tickets cost £10, £7 for concessions and are free for under-16s. They are on sale at Cavani's, Hamilton Street, Saltcoats, Saint Peter's Parish Office, Chita Thomas on 07732 301333 or via the choir's website www.HartVoices.org.uk.

CONFIRMATION AND FIRST COMMUNION
Eighteen families have chosen Sunday 8 May for the Confirmation and First Communion of their children. The 10.30 am will be very busy. Might I suggest that if you are not family, you might come to Mass on Saturday evening at 5.30 pm or on Sunday at Saltcoats at 10.00 am or Stevenston 11.30 am?

EMBRACING CHANGE - PENTECOST SUNDAY
On Sunday 15 May, there will be a Journey with Saint Mary`s Deanery. There is an invitation to reflect and pray on the Emmaus experience. We will meet at
Saint Mary's Church, Saltcoats at 3.00 pm for the Liturgy of the Word and then process to Saint Peter`s, Ardrossan while discussing the scripture readings. At Saint Peter`s, there will be the Liturgy of the Eucharist and then an invitation to the Parish Centre for refreshments and an opportunity to view the Exhibition which the Poverty Group has arranged. This is an invitation to deepen our faith in word and action and know some ways of reaching out to the needy.

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 £1265.


SAINT PADRE PIO INTERCESSORY PRAYER GROUP
The Saint Padre Pio Intercessory Prayer Group, which includes the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, will start again on Friday 6 May and thereafter on the first Friday of each month, usually after Mass, from 10.45 to 11.45 am. All are 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.