BULLETIN                                 8 MAY 2016


SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
IN YEAR 3


CHURCH SERVICES
Saturday 7 May  

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

Sunday 8 May  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 9 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Alistair Dickie

Tuesday 10 May  

Cremation of Jean Lamont at 9.00 am at Holmsford Bridge Crematorium, Dreghorn
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Jean Lamont

Wednesday 11 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Kathleen McEvoy

Thursday 12 May  

Mass at 7.00 pm for Patrick McGuire

Friday 13 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Veronica Stevenson

Saturday 14 May  
Mass at 10.00 am for Joseph Clark
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for birthday wishes

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

 

Sunday 8 May  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 9 May  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Tuesday 10 May  
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Wednesday 11 May  
 

Mass at 10.00 am

Thursday 12 May  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Friday 13 May  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Saturday 14 May  
Mass at 10.00 am
Confirmation and First
  Communion at 12 noon
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

 

 

PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Saturday 7 May  
1.00 to 3.00 pm Private Function
Sunday 8 May  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 9 May  
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 10 May  
9.00 to 11.00 am
11.00 am
3.45 pm
7.30 pm
7.30 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Legion of Mary
Irish Dancing Class
Cardio 40
Ignatian Prayer Group

Wednesday 11 May  
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Zumba
Retrobics

Thursday 12 May  
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Brownies
Guides

Friday 13 May  
9.30 to 11.30 pm

Parents and Toddlers

Saturday 14 May  
7.00 pm Private Function

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Jean Lamont of our parish who died recently;
Williamina (Wilshie) Boyle 2014, Annie Hilferty 1959, Simon Smyth 2001, Mary Kelly 2013, John McCracken 1949, Joe Moran 2008, Elizabeth Hendry 1987, Frank Nils Matthews 2003, Josephine Mulligan 2008, Angela Murray 1991, Thomas Algeo 2013, Robert Ferguson 2005, Nicholas McIntee 2004, Francis Moran 1999, Theresa Smith 1997, Matthew Black 2015, William James Connelly 2012 and Les Dorrian 2009 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 £784.09 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £305.19 - 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 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 Geraldine Butcher and Gemma Coldwell for the pre-fives and Claire Sweenie, Linda Martin and Aidan Grant for primaries 1, 2 and 3.

SUNDAY TEAS
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Sadie Gilmour'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.


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
Our prayers this weekend are for Ellie C, Ross, Jessica, Kaiden, Mikey, Holly, Evie, Sean, Jack, Eileen, Liam, Kaci, Sophie, Ellie W, Erin, Caleb, Amelia and Jamie who will be Confirmed and receive Holy Communion for the first time. Please pray for the children and their families.

EMBRACING CHANGE - PENTECOST SUNDAY
" ... and how they had recognised Him in the breaking of bread."
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. After the Eucharist, we will go to the Parish Centre for tea and to see and talk with people who are involved in supporting our communities, local and global. We find Jesus in the poor. Let's find more ways to support those in need. If we have not contacted your group and you would like to be represented, please contact Anne McGuire on 07585 665751.

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 £1841.


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.

50/50 CLUB
The annual sum of £1500 has been given to the Parish Account - many thanks to our members. It is greatly appreciated. The club has been in existence for many years now and contributes to the parish in several ways. More members would be very, very welcome. Congratulations to the winners in April draw who each win £25 - 46 Bernard McCormick, 13 David Atkins, 87 William Timpany and 129 Sadie O'Reilly. The winner of the Bonus Prize for April is 238 Phyliss Kennedy who wins £100. We appreciate the continued support of all our members, although we have 36 vacant places due to the fall in membership over the last two years. We also await the renewal for 2016 of approximately eight members who have not replied to renewal reminders in the post. We ask them to get in touch with the Promoter as soon as possible. Please let us know of any change of address as all prizes are posted out to the winners' addresses on our database. If you would like to join the 50/50 Club, please telephone Myriame Sammons on 01294 469006.

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 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.

USED STAMPS
Father Kyran Murphy, of Saint Patrick's Missionary Society, has written thanking us for the used stamps. He says used stamps are always a good fundraiser for the Missions.

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.