BULLETIN                                              26 JUNE 2016


THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR
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CHURCH SERVICES

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

Sunday 26 June  

Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 27 June  

Mass at 10.00 am for the Little family

Tuesday 28 June  

Mass at 10.00 am for Michael and Karen Fitzpatrick
Mass at 7.00 pm

Wednesday 29 June  

Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul - a Holiday of Obligation
Mass of the Feast at 10.00 am for Michael Collins and Joseph McGuire

Thursday 30 June  

Mass at 7.00 pm for Margaret Ferns and Maureen Geraghty

Friday 1 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for Joseph Sammons

Saturday 2 July  
Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Father Michael Lynch and all former parish priests

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 25 June  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday 26 June  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 27 June  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Tuesday 28 June  
Mass at 10.00 am

Vigil Mass at 7.00 pm

Wednesday 29 June  
Mass at 10.00 am
Mass at 7.00 pm

Mass at 11.30 am

Thursday 30 June  
Service at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Friday 1 July  
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Saturday 2 July  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

 

PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 26 June  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 27 June  
3.00 to 6.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare
Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 28 June  
9.00 to 11.00 am
3.00 to 6.00 pm
3.00 pm
7.30 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Skallywags Aftercare
Irish Dancing
Keep Fit

Wednesday 29 June  
3.00 to 6.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare
Zumba

Retrobics

Thursday 30 June  
3.00 to 6.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare

Friday 1 July  
3.00 to 6.00 pm Skallywags Aftercare

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Gerry Jones (former teacher in Saint Andrew's and Saint Matthew's Academies, Saltcoats), Maureen Geraghty, Margaret Ferns and Joseph McGuire (Paisley) who died recently;
Harry Boyle 2006, Fredrick Davis 2015, Michael Fitzpatrick 2006, Elizabeth Paterson, Joseph Sammons 1954, Margaret Burns 2006, Katherine Fish 2002, James Little 1979, Joseph McCormick 1977, Tony Ross 2008, John Byers 1991, Anne Convery 1997, Daniel Harrigan 2012, Annie McCabe 2002, Margaret McCann 2000, Sadie Morgan 2012, Mary Nolan O'Hare 1995, John, Peter, Francis Jim and Paul Breslin, James Conaghan 1999, Margaret Donnelly 1953, Angela Holloway née Friel 2012, William Magee 1997, Peter McEvoy 1967, Rose McKenzie 1998, Helen Taylor 1998, Hugh Brodie 1964, Patrick Burns 2000, Antonio Da Prato 1984, Rose Doyle 2008, John McFarlane 1956, Betty Sloan 2007, Oliviero Agostini 1940, James Brennan 1963, Father Michael Lynch 2004 pictured right, Stuart McDonald 2006, Giocondo Michelini 1960, Kathleen Robertson 2005, Josephine Slaven 2008 and Mary Tonner 1936 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 £648.73 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £300.79 - 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 3 at 10.30 am.

CHILDRENíS LITURGY
The Children's Liturgy restarts in September when it is celebrated during the 10.30 am Sunday Mass.

SUNDAY TEAS
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Sharon McLaughlin'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.


SOLEMNITY OF SAINTS PETER AND PAUL
Wednesday is the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul and is a Holiday of Obligation. Vigil Mass will be celebrated here
and in Saint Johnís at 7.00 pm. There will be a 10.00 am Mass here and in Saint Mary's. At 11.30 am, there will be Mass in Saint Johnís and at 7.00 pm, Mass in Saint Mary's.


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
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 £3318.



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

YEAR OF MERCY
Dr Noel Donnelly will speak about Mercy in the Scriptures in the Church of Blessed John Duns Scotus, Ballater Street, Glasgow on Saturday 2 July 2016 at 11.30 am. All are very welcome.

KIRKGATE PARISH CHURCH, SALTCOATS
As part of Kirkgate Parish Church's one hundred and fiftieth anniversary celebrations, from Monday 11 to Saturday 16 July there will be daily thirty minute Lunchtime Organ Recitals by Jim Grant and Stuart McMahon in the church at 12 noon. The recitals are free and will feature a programme of mainly light and popular music and are intended to be informal. Stay for a couple of pieces, wander about or listen to it all whilst maybe even eating your lunch!

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

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.