BULLETIN                                                 24 JULY 2016


SEVEN
TEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 3


CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 23 July  

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

Sunday 24 July  

Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 25 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for Anthony Da Prato

Tuesday 26 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for John Welsh

Wednesday 27 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for Ann McGuire

Thursday 28 July  

Wedding at 2.00 pm of Nicola McCubbin and Duncan Maynes
No evening Mass

Friday 29 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for Tommy Burns

Saturday 30 July  
Mass at 10.00 am for Sadie Kelly
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Jacky McMurdo

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 23 July  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday 24 July  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 25 July  
Service at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Tuesday 26 July  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Wednesday 27 July  
 

Mass at 10.00 am

Thursday 28 July  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Friday 29 July  
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Saturday 30 July  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am
Wedding Service at 1.30 pm

 

PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 24 July  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 25 July  
3.00 to 6.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare

Tuesday 26 July  
9.00 to 11.00 am
3.00 to 6.00 pm
7.30 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Skallywags Aftercare
Keep Fit

Wednesday 27 July  
3.00 to 6.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare
Zumba

Retrobics

Thursday 28 July  
3.00 to 6.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare

Friday 29 July  
3.00 to 6.00 pm Skallywags Aftercare

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Ann McGuire (Dalmally), Jacky McMurdo (Saltcoats) and Sadie Kelly (Coatbridge) who died recently;
Angus MacRae 2013, Julia Petrie 2009, Alex Quigg 1997, Annie Quigg 1972, Isabella Aldridge 2010, Eddie Cunningham 1992, May Steele 2014, Tommy Burns 1982, Elizabeth Byers 2009, Eileen Mathieson 2003, John McQuaid 2004, Jordan Walsh 1998, Annie Cavani 2012 and Alice Gibbons 1997 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 £774.97 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £306.21 - 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 Marade Griffin at 5.30 pm and Patricia Milligan 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 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.


WORLD YOUTH DAY
Please keep in your prayers the many thousands of young ppilgrims in Poland with Pope Francis for World Youth Day.

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.

THE MARGARET SINCLAIR STORY
The Margaret Sinclair Story is a brand new one-woman play, performed as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, dramatising the life, times and everyday sanctity of Edinburgh's beloved Margaret Sinclair (1900-1925). It is written and directed by Stephen Callaghan and performed by Mary Frances Jennow. The venue is Saint Patrick's Church, Cowgate, Edinburgh. The date are 6 to 12 August at 7.45 pm and August 9 and 11.00 am and 3.00 pm. Tickets cost £6 waged and £5 unwaged or concession.

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.


CANON PAT KEEGANS
Canon Pat Keegans, Administrator of the Cathedral parish of Saint Margaret's in Ayr, has been diagnosed with a serious vocal cord problem and will have to retire from his parish duties. Keep him in your prayers.


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.



SPONSORED CYCLE RUN ROUND CUMBRAE
On Saturday 30 July, Ami Paterson and George Kidd will cycle round Cumbrae to raise funds for our new doors. Please see the sheet at the stall.

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.

CHERNOBYL CHILDREN'S LIFELINE
On behalf of the charity, can I once again thank you for your generosity. Your contributions will help us to welcome the twelve children to Ayrshire with a backpack each filled with different items to help them settle the first few days. We also raised about £800 in financial donations which is fantastic and again will help make this an unforgettable four weeks for these deserving children. If anyone wants to know more about the charity or has anything else to donate, please contact Michael or Lisa Lafferty on 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.