BULLETIN                                         19 JUNE 2016


TWELFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR
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CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 18 June  

Mass at 10.00 am for Canon Charles Matthews and Canon Sam McGinness
Wedding Mass at 1.00 pm for Siobhan Walsh and Dale McGrath
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for John Dolan and Tom McKay by Father Kinsler

Sunday 19 June  

Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 20 June  

Mass at 10.00 am for Father Michael Lynch and Father Gabriel Kigozi

Tuesday 21 June  

Mass at 10.00 am for Hugh McEvoy

Wednesday 22 June  

Mass at 10.00 am for Eileen McNulty
Wedding at 2.00 pm of Ya Ming Wang and Xing Yu

Thursday 23 June  

Mass at 7.00 pm for Alice Ferrie

Friday 24 June  

Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention

Saturday 25 June  
Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention
Wedding at 1.00 pm for Collette Boyle and Andrew Smith
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for James Timmons and George Russell

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 18 June  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday 19 June  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 20 June  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Tuesday 21 June  
Mass at 9.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Wednesday 22 June  
 

Mass at 9.00 am

Thursday 23 June  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Friday 24 June  
Mass at 9.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Saturday 25 June  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

 

PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 19 June  

11.30 am

No Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 20 June  
9.30 to 11.30 am
3.00 to 6.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Parents and Toddlers
Skallywags Aftercare
Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 21 June  
9.00 to 11.00 am
3.00 to 6.00 pm
7.30 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Skallywags Aftercare
Cardio 40

Wednesday 22 June  
3.00 to 6.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare
Zumba

Retrobics

Thursday 23 June  
3.00 to 6.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare

Friday 24 June  
9.30 to 11.30 am
3.00 to 6.00 pm
Parents and Toddlers
Skallywags Aftercare

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Margaret McAteer (Saltcoats) and Johnny Dalton (Irvine) who died recently;
Margaret Forbes 2006, Billy Harvey 2004, John Malloy 2002, Father Alan Wilson 2012, Margaret Boyd 2005, Gertrude Cunningham 2008, Mary Bridget Magee 1988, James Lane 1995, Susan Watson 2002, Agnes Delahunt 1936, Margaret Donnelly 1953, Mary Leishman 1997, Ronald McKay 2008, Rosie Benson 1995, Shiela Kearney, Mamie Scotland, Frank Tracy 2007, John Flood 2003, Bill Mathieson 2014, Greta Murphy 1973, George Russell 2005 and Ben Walsh 1985 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 £594.60 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £298.58 - 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 Geraldine Butcher for the pre-fives and Teresa Louden, Elaine Shaw and Michelle Morton for primaries 1, 2 and 3.

SUNDAY TEAS
There are no Sunday teas this weekend.
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.


FATHER GRAEME BELL - STATEMENT FROM BISHOP NOLAN ISSUED ON TUESDAY 14 MAY 2016
This is a sad day for the Diocese of Galloway as Father Graeme Bell is sentenced. However, given the amounts involved it is not surprising that he has received a custodial sentence and we hope that in prison he will continue to receive the support that he needs and which the diocese has offered him over the past year.
This has been a very difficult year for the parishioners of Saint Mary's, Saltcoats. Unfortunately, until the case went to court, the diocese was not able to make any comment nor correct some of the erroneous speculation which followed. Now that the case has concluded, Bishop Nolan will be meeting with the Parish Council of Saint Mary's on the evening of Thursday 16 June and will celebrate Mass in the parish on the weekend of 8 and 9 July. Bishop Nolan wishes to express his gratitude to the parishioners of Saint Mary's and Saint Johnís Church, Stevenston for their patience and fortitude during these very difficult months and to Canon Martin Poland for looking after Saint Mary's. When Father Bell first revealed to the diocese that he had misused parish funds for gambling, he was removed from his post and the police were informed. Contrary to some speculation, he had not been under investigation for financial irregularities prior to that, nor were the monies involved from any other funds than from the parish. With the conclusion of the court case, a Church Tribunal will now investigate Father Bell's conduct. Since Father Bell used to work at the Tribunal in Scotland, Bishop Nolan will ask the Holy See to appoint a Tribunal in England or Ireland to carry out this investigation.
The sentence that Father Bell faces and the publicity his conduct and failings have received will be a challenge to him. We pray, that with God's help, this low point in his life may become a time of personal and spiritual renewal.

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 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 PETER'S SCHOOL COOKBOOK
Saint Peter's Primary School Parent Council has worked closely with the pupils and staff of Saint Peter's to produce a fundraising Cookbook to celebrate the school's twentieth anniversary. The Cookbook costs £5 and will be available to buy after both Masses next weekend. For more information, please call Michelle on 07846 399252.

CHURCH DOORS
One of our youngest parishioners gave me £5 from his 'First Communion money' for the new doors - many thanks. The side door is fitted and the front doors should only be a few weeks. Before another winter hits us, we need to replace the front doors. They 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 £2778.



CLOTHING APPEAL IN AID OF CHERNOBYL CHILDREN'S LIFELINE
We will have another group of twelve girls coming from the Ukraine to Ayrshire in August for four weeks. Some of these children have again been selected because they either have parents in the military fighting in the East of Ukraine or they have been displaced due to the war so they all need our help more than ever. We are looking to make up a bag pack for each child when they arrive so we need donations of new pyjamas, underwear, socks, leggings, t-shirts, to fit girls aged between nine and thirteen years. We also need felt pens, coloured pencils, pencil cases, hair brushes, hair clips, bobbles et cetera. Any financial help would be greatly appreciated. I thank you in advance for your continued support of my charity and I hope you get the chance to meet the children when they visit
Saint Johnís Church, Stevenston. If you have anything to donate or would be interested in finding out more about the charity, please contact Michael or Lisa Lafferty on 01294 461234 or 07813 650411.                               Michael Lafferty

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 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.

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.