BULLETIN                                           7 AUGUST 2016


NINE
TEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 3


CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 6 August  

Feast of the Transfiguration
Mass at 10.00 am for Desmond McGarvey
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for the congregation

Sunday 7 August  

Mass at 10.30 am for Kitty Woods

Monday 8 August  

Memorial of Saint Dominic
No Mass in Saint Peter's

Tuesday 9 August  

Feast of Saint Teresa Benedicta - Edith Stein
No Mass in Saint Peter's

Wednesday 10 August  

Feast of Saint Laurence
No Mass in Saint Peter's

Thursday 11 August  

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Geraldine Leadbeater

Friday 12 August  

Requiem Mass at 12.30 pm for Joseph Giblin
Joseph's cremation will be at 2.00 pm at Holmsford Bridge Crematorium, Dreghorn.

Saturday 13 August  
Mass at 10.00 am for May Coleman
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Tricia Donald and Mary Harper

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 6 August  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday 7 August  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 8 August  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Tuesday 9 August  
Mass at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Wednesday 10 August  
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Thursday 11 August  
Mass at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Friday 12 August  
Mass at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Saturday 13 August  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

 

PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 7 August  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 8 August  
3.00 to 6.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare

Tuesday 9 August  
9.00 to 11.00 am
3.00 to 6.00 pm
7.30 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Skallywags Aftercare
Keep Fit

Wednesday 10 August  
3.00 to 6.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare
Zumba

Retrobics

Thursday 11 August  
3.00 to 6.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare

Friday 12 August  
3.00 to 6.00 pm Skallywags Aftercare

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
May Coleman (Saltcoats), Joseph Giblin of our parish, Geraldine Leadbeater (York) and Agnes Gorman of our parish who died recently;
Alison Cook 1999, Frances Flynn 1990, James Gorman 1997, Sadie Hamilton 2007, William McGillvary 2001, Margaret Pacewicz 2006, Henrietta Smith 2009, Kitty Woods 2013, Bill Barton 2008, Tina O'Pray 2012, Edward Burns 1998, Karen Fitzpatrick 1981, Beth Glass 2014, Canon Matthew Littleton 1977 shown right, Don Newall 2009, James Taylor 1997, Brian Collins 2006, William Magee 1988, Paddy McKinney 2014, John Giebler 1991, Charlie Gilheaney 2007, Agnes Long 2006, Joe Burns 2015, Desmond McGarvey 1996, Maria Mathieson 1975, Elizabeth McMenamin 1994 and Margaret Quigg 2015 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 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 £685.41 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £292.65 - 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.

READER
Next weekend's reader is Pauline Taylor at 5.30 pm.

ALTAR SERVERS
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 1 at 5.30 pm and Group 4 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 Annie Thompson'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.


EMBRACING CHANGE
As a deanery, we are looking to recruit a small number of people to refresh the Steering Group of the Embracing Change process. The Steering Group sits alongside the other Embracing Change Groups - Spirituality, Outreach to the Poor, Formation for Ministry et cetera - and ensures that Groups are adhering to the overall Embracing Change aim and tackling their particular remit effectively. The Steering Group should be a driving force and a critical friend that is constructive and candid. Steering Group membership assumes as 'given' an active Faith, an understanding and a commitment to the Embracing Change process and an awareness of 'the bigger picture'. In particular we especially need people who can animate and energise groups. If you would be willing to be considered for this role, please speak to your parish priest by 28 August, or if you are unable to, please contact the Dean, Canon Martin Poland on 01294 463225 or MartindPoland@gmail.com. Thank you.

PATRICIA BARRY MEMORIAL BOOKMARK
Memorial bookmarks in memory of Patricia Barry are available at the stall for you to take.

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.


DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND
The Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land takes place between 10 and 17 October this year. There are now only a few places left at the advertised price of £895 so if you are still thinking of taking part it would be advisable to contact Joe Walsh Tours very soon on 0141 530 5060. Further information can be obtained from Father David Borland at DavidBorland1998@sky.com or by calling him on 01387 254281.

SAINT JOHN'S SUMMER FETE
The Summer Fete for
Saint Johnís Church, Stevenston, will be on Sunday 14 August at 12.30 pm. All are welcome.

AFRICA FOOD CRISIS
Millions are going hungry in the worst drought to hit eastern and southern Africa for fifty years. The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund is getting life-giving food to those who need it most but many more families need help. The Scottish Government will match every £1 we raise for Malawi up to at least £70000. We are also reaching out to people in Ethiopia and South Sudan. Please give anything you can and keep the people of Africa in your prayers.

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.

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.

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 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.


CHURCH DOORS
Both the side and front doors are now fitted. Because the Church is an A-Listed building, more durable replacement doors needed to be specially made at a cost of 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 £4583.


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.

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.