BULLETIN                                                      22 MAY 2016


THE SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY
IN YEAR 3


CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 21 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for the sick
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for a special intention

Sunday 22 May  

Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 23 May  

No Mass in Saint Peter's - interviews for Depute Head Teacher at Saint Matthew's Academy
Memorial Concert at 1.00 pm for Miss Patricia Barry

Tuesday 24 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Robert Monan

Wednesday 25 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Jean Lamont

Thursday 26 May  

Mass at 7.00 pm for Robert and Margaret Monan

Friday 27 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for Frank McGee

Saturday 28 May  
Mass at 10.00 am for Vincent Hassand and a special intention
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Kathleen McEvoy

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 21 May  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

 

Sunday 22 May  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 23 May  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Tuesday 24 May  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Wednesday 25 May  
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Thursday 26 May  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Friday 27 May  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Saturday 28 May  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

 

PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 22 May  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 23 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 24 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 25 May  
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Zumba
Retrobics

Thursday 26 May  
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Brownies
Guides

Friday 27 May  
9.30 to 11.30 pm

Parents and Toddlers

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Angus Donnelly 2003, Janet Gee 2010, William McCafferty 1920, Susan McKinlay 2012, Mary Brown 2013, James Cairnie 1953, Mary Kelly 2002, Sadie Welsh 2009, Meta McCulloch, John McKibben 2012, Patrick O'Hare 1973, Margaret McAuley 1953, Joe Peppard 1993, Christine Stevens 1996, Joseph Higgins 2006, Robert and Margaret Monan 1977, Lily Peppard 2004, Mary Lynn Beattie 1998, Bernard Little 1999, Sarah Ramsay 2000, Desmond Langan 2005, Jim Little 1945, Andrew McCarroll 1967, William McNeil 2007 and William Stewart 2006 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 £928.75 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £704.94 - 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 Ronnie Cairns at 5.30 pm and Angela Body and Ami Paterson 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 Elaine Shaw for the pre-fives and Teresa Louden, Emma Paterson and Michelle Morton for primaries 1, 2 and 3.

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.


JULIA 'DANCING QUEEN' PATERSON
Julia would like to thank everyone who made her ninety-ninth birthday Mass and party such a memorable occasion. She is grateful for the gifts, cards and prayers. Julia has donated her gifts of £500] to the Lourdes Group and for new Church doors.

SAINT WININ'S PARISH HOLIDAY
Saint Winin's Parish is going on their holiday to Peterhead from Monday 12 to Friday 16 September at the Britannia Waterside Hotel. There will be three full-day excursions to Fraserburgh, Huntly and Aberdeen city. There will also be two nights entertainment. The cost is £179 for those sharing and £199 for a single room. These prices are based on dinner, bed and breakfast. If you would like to join the group, please call either 554438 or 552276. Thank you.

PATRICIA BARRY MEMORIAL CONCERT
The Catholic Primary Schools in the area are having a Memorial Concert in honour of Miss Patricia Barry, former head teacher of Saint Peter's School who died on 6 August 2015, in Saint Peter's Church on Monday 23 May at 1.00 pm. It could be busy, but you are welcome.

PILGRIMAGE IN HONOUR OF SAINT MARGARET OF SCOTLAND
A pilgrimage to Dunfermline in honour of Saint Margaret of Scotland will take place on Sunday 12 June. Full details on poster or at www.StMargaretsDunfermline.co.uk.

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.

BETHLEHEM ART
Bishop Nolan has authorised a visit by Bethlehem Art with proceeds to help the Christian Community in Palestine. Olive wood carvings from Bethlehem will be on display and for sale on the weekend of 28 and 29 May.

EMBRACING CHANGE - PENTECOST SUNDAY
" ... and how they had recognised Him in the breaking of bread."
Last Sunday's journey with Saint Mary's Deanery was very prayerful and interesting. About one hundred from the deanery attended and most made the pilgrimage from
Saint Mary's where we heard the Word of God to Saint Peter's for the Eucharist. It is something we might try to repeat next Pentecost.







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 £2378.


DEANERY GET TOGETHER
A Deanery Picnic-Get Together-Fun Day will be held in the grounds of Saint Bride's Church, West Kilbride on the afternoon of Sunday 5 June at 2.30 pm. The bouncy castle is not compulsory but the picnic is necessary and children a useful option.

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.

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

SAINT PETER'S CHILDREN'S CENTRE
Saint Peter's Children's Centre is having a fun filled Art Event with Liz from the Creation Station on Friday 3 June from 10.00 to 11.30 am in the Parish Centre. Help your child to discover the joy of art. This is a community event and is free of charge. It is suitable for children under three years old. Tea, coffee, toast and children's snacks will be provided at a cost of £1.50 per family.

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.

PARK CHURCH CONCERT
Park Church Mission Committee is organising a concert on Friday 3 June with an evening of 50s, 60s, and 70s music performed by Bert McCool and his group Barbers' News in the church hall. Tickets can be obtained at the door on the night and are priced at £2.50. Light refreshments are included and the proceeds will go to Messy Church.

FUTURE EVENTS
The following events are being planned.
   - 28 August - Pilgrimage to Saint Ninian's Cave, Whithorn
   - 16 October - Sacrament of the Sick in Saint Mary's Church, Largs
   - 30 October - Youth Event in
Saint Matthew's Academy, Saltcoats
   - 28 November - Closing of the Year of Mercy in Saint Brigid's Church, Kilbirnie

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.