BULLETIN                                          29 MAY 2016


THE SOLEMNITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI
IN YEAR 3


CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 28 May  

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

Sunday 29 May  

Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 30 May  

Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention

Tuesday 31 May  

Feast of the Visitation
Mass at 10.00 am for James Lane

Wednesday 1 June  

Mass at 10.00 am for Kathleen McEvoy and Ian Waterson

Thursday 2 June  

No Mass in Saint Peter's

Friday 3 June  

Mass at 10.00 am for Greta McGreevy

Saturday 4 June  
Mass at 10.00 am for Margaret Paterson and Theresa Arkison
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Eamon Quirke

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 28 May  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday 29 May  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 30 May  
Service at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Tuesday 31 May  
Service at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Wednesday 1 June  
 

Mass at 10.00 am

Thursday 2 June  
Mass at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Friday 3 June  
Mass at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Saturday 4 June  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

 

PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 29 May  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 30 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 31 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 1 June  
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Zumba
Retrobics

Thursday 2 June  
6.00 to 8.30 pm

Bingo - all are welcome

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Ian Waterson (Kilwinning) and Eamon Quirke (Ireland) who died recently;
Gerald Kelly 2014, Des Madine 1982, Brian Towie 2013, Cameron Walsh 1987, Joseph Bale 2011, Simon Brannan, James Kyle 1992, Sadie Grant 2001, Anthony Lundie 2010, Isabella McCarroll 1968, Kathleen Conway 1989, Bessie Grant (McCourt) 2002, Dora Grogan 2010, Canon Nicholas Murphy 1992, James Lane 1995, William McMullan 1939, Tony O'Brien 2015, Peg Brown 1991, Annie Daniels 2014, Fitzpatrick and Fitzsimmons families, Susan Giffney 1972, Mary Kelly 1985, Teresa McEvoy 2014, Greta McGreevy 2009, Janette Smyth 2007, Susan Boylan, Helen Cambridge 1980, Annie Daniels 2014, Margaret Fisher 1905, Jim Glass, Denis Long 2005, Monsignor Brendan Murphy 1988 and Ted Procter 2012 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 £565.35 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £264.75 - 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 Margaret Harvey at 10.30 am.

ALTAR SERVERS
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 1 at 5.30 pm and Group 3 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 Lucy Mathieson for the pre-fives and Maria Paterson-Kidd, George Kidd and Erin McLaughlin for primaries 1, 2 and 3.

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.


BINGO
The Brownies and Guides are hosting a Bingo Night with a raffle on Thursday 2 June in the Parish Centre from 6.30 to 8.30 pm. Tickets are available at the door and cost £5 per adult and £2.50 per child. All are welcome.

SAINT PETER'S PRIMARY SCHOOL - TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY
On Tuesday 7 June at 10.00 am, there will be Mass in the Church to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Saint Peter's School being in its 'new' building. It is an opportunity for the pupils and staff to come to Mass. Join them if you can.

SAINT MATTHEW'S ACADEMY - THE SOUND OF MUSIC
Saint Matthew's Academy, Saltcoats will present The Sound of Music in the school on Monday 20, Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 June. Tickets ave available from the Academy.

MARY'S MEALS
Thanks to all the people who donated items for Mary's Meals Backpack Appeal. We recently sent a further 124 filled backpacks, making a total of 1628 since we started. We continue to collect all items listed on the leaflet but are particularly looking for summer shorts, t-shirts, skirts, dresses, flip-flops and backpacks for children aged between four and twelve. These can be new or used in good condition. Please put any items you wish to donate into the blue container in the Church porch and pick up the 2016 magazine to see how the work is progressing. There is also a leaflet with the full list of items required. Thank you.

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.

BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE
The Blood Transfusion Service will visit the Civic Centre on Tuesday 7 June between 2.00 and 7.30 pm excluding 4.00 to 5.00 pmand Wednesday 8 June from 4.00 to 7.30 pm.

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.

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 date is 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.