BULLETIN                                       14 AUGUST 2016


TWENTIETH
SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 3


CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 13 August  

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

Sunday 14 August  

Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 15 August  

Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Blessed Lady - not a holiday of obligation this year
Mass at 10.00 am for Robbie Reid

Tuesday 16 August  

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

Wednesday 17 August  

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Nancy Gorman

Thursday 18 August  

Mass at 7.00 pm for Geraldine Leadbeater

Friday 19 August  

Mass at 10.00 am for Anthony Da Prato and Nancy Doherty

Saturday 20 August  
Mass at 10.00 am for Gerard Creaney
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Bridie Maher

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 13 August  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday 14 August  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 15 August  
Mass at 10.00 am
Funeral Service at 1.45 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

Tuesday 16 August  
Mass at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Wednesday 17 August  
 

Mass at 10.00 am

Thursday 18 August  
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Friday 19 August  
Mass at 10.00 am

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am

Saturday 20 August  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

 

PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 14 August  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 15 August  
3.00 to 6.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare

Tuesday 16 August  
9.00 to 11.00 am
3.00 to 6.00 pm
7.30 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Skallywags Aftercare
Keep Fit

Wednesday 17 August  
3.00 to 6.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare
Zumba

Retrobics

Thursday 18 August  
3.00 to 6.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare

Friday 19 August  
3.00 to 6.00 pm Skallywags Aftercare

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Helen Clarke of our parish, Vince Delicato (Italy), Gerry Creaney (Airdrie), Helen Marshall and Nancy Doherty (Ireland);
Thomas Connelly 2007, Jim McKenna 2013, Tracy Northcote 2009, Frank McEvoy 1987, Ronald Burns 2011, Brian Collins 2008, Daniel Mathieson 1949, Robbie Reid 2011, Elizabeth Wilson 2000, Susan Garland 2011, James O'Neill 1998, Ronald Burns 2011, Kate Gribben 1994, Father John Harkin 1996, Anne Kilday 2011, Margaret McLeod 2007, Patrick Retzbach 1981, James Thomas Taylor 1998, Johnny Thompson 2014, Patricia Trainer 2002, David Walsh 1980, Roberta Breslin 2011, Frank Campbell 2007, Arthur Eamonn Murphy 2014, Stephanie Smith 1999, Elizabeth Taylor 1951, Marietta Da Prato 1997, Tommy McCann senior 1976, Desmond McGarvey 1986 and Robert Watson 2004 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.

READERS
Next weekend's readers are Katrina Pollock at 5.30 pm and Robert Cooper at 10.30 am.

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 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.


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.

LOURDES GROUP
The Lourdes Group's next fundraiser is a Bingo on Friday 9 September at 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm in the Parish Centre. All are welcome. A Tea ticket costs £1 and Bingo books can be purchased on the night. Adults and children are welcome. Committee members are selling tickets or they can be obtained from Harry on 469006, Pam on 601575 or Margaret in the Parish Office on 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.


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.

MASS IN POLISH
Mass will be celebrated in Polish on Sunday 21 August at 7 pm. in
Saint Johnís Church, Stevenston. All are welcome to attend whether you speak Polish or not.

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.

50/50 CLUB WINNERS FOR MAY AND JUNE 2016
Congratulations to our 50/50 Club winners for July and August who each win £25.
   July - 171 Ian McCormick, 113 Patricia Paterson, 245 Patrick Henry, 69 Millie McCann
   August - 229 Cecilia Walsh, 37 Theresa Madine, 80 Anne McGuire, 256 Geraldine Butcher
Three new members joined in July and we ask those members who have not yet renewed for 2016 to let us know if they still wish to continue their membership. We welcome new members at any time and appreciate their continued support. The Promoter is Mrs Myriame Sammons on 469006.

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
Thank you for the many donations, of items and cash, for the Mary's Meals Backpack appeal. We will soon be in a position to fill more than a hundred further backpacks to send to Malawi. To this end, we need the following items - hand towels, coloured pencils, pencil cases, sharpeners, jotters, small balls, dessert spoons and toothpaste. If you would like to donate any items please leave them in the box in the Church porch. Thank you again for your generosity.

The annual appeal to the parish and collection of textiles - only - will take place this weekend. 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. The photograph below was taken in the 1950s.


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
Ami Paterson cycled round Cumbrae to raise money for the new doors and raised £290. She is grateful to everyone who sponsored and supported her - so is
Canon Matt!

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.