BULLETIN                                           17 JULY 2016


SIX
TEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 3


CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 16 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for Gerry Jones
Nuptial Mass at 1.00 pm for Coleen Tumilty and Robert Ford
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Margaret Wyllie

Sunday 17 July  

Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 18 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for Raymond McLaren

Tuesday 19 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention

Wednesday 20 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention
Vigil of the Deaceased at 6.00 pm for Anthony Da Prato

Thursday 21 July  

Requiem Mass at 10.30 am for Anthony Da Prato followed by his cremation at 12 noon at Holmsford Bridge Crematorium, Dreghorn
Mass at 7.00 pm for Canon Denis Quinlan

Friday 22 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for James and Rebecca Murray

Saturday 23 July  
Mass at 10.00 am for the sick
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Angus Macrae and Eddie Cunningham

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 16 July  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday 17 July  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 18 July  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Tuesday 19 July  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Wednesday 20 July  
 

Service at 10.00 am

Thursday 21 July  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Friday 22 July  
Mass at 10.00 am
Nuptial Mass at 1.00 pm

Service at 10.00 am

Saturday 23 July  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

 

PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 17 July  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 18 July  
3.00 to 6.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare

Tuesday 19 July  
9.00 to 11.00 am
3.00 to 6.00 pm
7.30 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Skallywags Aftercare
Keep Fit

Wednesday 20 July  
3.00 to 6.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare
Zumba

Retrobics

Thursday 21 July  
3.00 to 6.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare

Friday 22 July  
3.00 to 6.00 pm Skallywags Aftercare

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Anthony Da Prato, former Principal Teacher of Biology in Saint Andrew's and Saint Matthew's Academies, Saltcoats, who died recently;
Patrick Carry 1976, Eileen McCann 2013, Andrew Murphy 1979, Gavin Finnegan 2007, Robert MacRae 1986, Annie McGrath 2002, Monsignor John Barry 2003, Gordon Joseph Cardinal Gray 1993, Geoffrey Kelly 1906, John McJay 1993, Brian Narducci 2000, Betty Cutland 2014, Charlie Gribben 2002, Julia Grogan 1971, Agnes McCourt 2000, Elizabeth Nicholson 2003, Irene Smith 2015, Bobby McLaren 2007, Mary McPolin 1987, Joseph Mulgrew 2002, Jim Murphy 2010, Canon Denis Quinlan 2015, Margaret Donnelly 1953, Rebecca Murray 2004, Esther Ferry 2010 and Moira Cook 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 £612.92 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £291.47 - 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 Julie Coldwell 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 2 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 Saint Peter'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.


NATIONAL PILGRIMAGE TO CARFIN
The national pilgrimage to Carfin in honour of Saint Margaret and to mark the Year of Mercy takes place on Sunday 4 September. Mass will be celebrated at 3.00 pm. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available between 12 noon and 2.00 pm.


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.

The annual appeal to the parish and collection of textiles - only - will take place over the weekend of 13 and 14 August. Used clothing and all textiles can be left at the Parish Centre on Saturday 13. The van will leave after the 10.30 am Mass on the Sunday.

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.

THE HOLY YEAR OF MERCY - PILGRIMAGE TO SAINT NINIAN'S CAVE
Our parish should celebrate the Year of Mercy by taking part in the Pilgrimage to Saint Ninian's Cave, Whithorn on Sunday 28 August. A bus - the parish will bear the cost - will leave Saint Peter's at 11.30 am. Bring a picnic. Mass will be at 4.00 pm in the Church for those unable to walk along the beach to Saint Ninian's Cave and at the Cave for those able to walk the fair distance. Names - one per space - should be written on the sheet at the stall, please.


ELEVEN YEARS OF SAINT PETER'S WEBSITE
Saint Peter's website was eleven years old last Wednesday, having been launched on 13 July 2005. The site, which has been visited more than 154000 times, has over 2600 web pages, 1500 pictures, 640 bulletins between 1960 and 2015, 25000 links, some audio and video clips and been viewed in over 100 countries worldwide. Over 1400 of our deceased relatives and friends are remembered in our Anniversary List and some are featured in our Memoriam Cards page. The site contains many articles on past and present spiritual and community life in Saint Peter's.
Canon Matt and the website author are very grateful to those who have accessed the site, lent photographs, passed on stories, identified errors, made suggestions and expressed compliments. The aims of the site are to make parishioners and others aware of current events and record our history. If you can help with this project, please speak to Canon Matt or contact WebsiteAuthor@SaintPeterinChains.net.

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 £4348.



HOSPITALITÉ DE NOTRE DAME DE LOURDES
This year, 2016, the Galloway Diocesan Branch of Hospitalité de Notre Dame de Lourdes celebrates sixty years of organising pilgrimages to Lourdes. A Celebration Dinner Dance for all former pilgrims - from 1956 to the present day - and all friends who wish to join us, has been arranged. for Friday 19 August in Saint Joseph's Church Hall, Hill Street, Kilmarnock with a 7.00 pm start. Tickets cost £15 and are available from Myriame Sammons on 01294 469006. This is a 'Bring Your Own Bottle' event.

THE PAINTING
Have you noticed the painting of the Crucifixion in the Church? It was presented to the parish by Mr Ross who presented the painting The Young Mary some time ago. Full details of the painting will be given later.

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

KIRKGATE PARISH CHURCH, SALTCOATS - INVITATION TO ALL LOCAL CONGREGATIONS
Kirkgate Parish Church is holding an open air - weather permitting - Ecumenical Service on Saturday 6 August at 11.00 am as part of its 150 years celebration of the church building. Please come along and join in and enjoy coffee and cream scones after the service.

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.