BULLETIN                                            21 AUGUST 2016


TWENTY-FIRST
SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 3


CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 20 August  

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

Sunday 21 August  

Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 22 August  

Mass at 10.00 am for the Cairns family anniversaries and Maria and Frank McEvoy

Tuesday 23 August  

Mass at 10.00 am for Raymond McLaren

Wednesday 24 August  

No Mass in Saint Peter's

Thursday 25 August  

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Mary Campbell
Mary's cremation will be at 11.00 am at Holmsford Bridge Crematorium, Dreghorn.

Friday 26 August  

Mass at 10.00 am for Helen Marshall and Helen Clarke

Saturday 27 August  
Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for James McGrattan and Johnny Kelly

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 20 August  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday 21 August  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am
Mass in Polish at 7.00 pm

Monday 22 August  
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Tuesday 23 August  
Mass at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Wednesday 24 August  
 

Mass at 10.00 am

Thursday 25 August  
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Friday 26 August  
Mass at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Saturday 27 August  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

 

PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 21 August  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 22 August  
9.30 to 11.30 am
3.00 to 6.00 pm
5.30 to 6.30 pm
6.30 to 8.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Parents and Toddlers
Skallywags Aftercare
Rainbows
Brownies
Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 23 August  
9.00 to 11.00 am
3.00 to 6.00 pm
3.45 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Skallywags Aftercare
Irish Dancing

Wednesday 24 August  
3.00 to 6.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare
Zumba

Retrobics

Thursday 25 August  
3.00 to 6.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare
Brownies
Guides

Friday 26 August  
9.30 to 11.30 am
3.00 to 6.00 pm
Parents and Toddlers
Skallywags Aftercare

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Mary Campbell of our parish who died recently;
Jane Leonard 1998, Andrew McCarroll 1996, Dan Murray 1981, Ellen Tourish 1971, Father William McBurnie 1953, John McLaughlin 2014, Jimmy McVeigh 2007, Felix Quigg 1994, Josie Walsh 2003, Daniel Byers 1994, Ella Cairns, Bridie Maher 2015, Catherine Fitzsimmons 2004, Jim McManus 1997, Catherine Bell Boyle 2004, Annie McCormick 1976, Giocondo Michelin 1959, Connor Collins 1978, Harry Currie 2008, John O'Donnell 2009, Mick Smith 1998, Patricia Sullivan 2006, Elizabeth Hosie 2010, Mary McCann 1987, Monsignor Mike Regan 2015 and Samuel Taylor 1969 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. 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 £606.22 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £288.63 - 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 Margaret Munn at 5.30 pm and Angela Body and Ami Paterson 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 Maria Boyle'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.


CANON MATT HOLIDAY
Canon Matt wil be on holiday from 29 August to 23 September. The parish office will be staffed as usual during office hours from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm on weekdays. Neighbouring parishes will be assisting and Father John Kinsler will cover the weekend Masses.

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.

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, 1245 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.

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.


SAINT PETER'S CHILDREN'S CENTRE
Saint Peter's Children's Centre has re-opened on Mondays and Fridays at 8.50 am for the nursery class, 1.00 pm for the two to three class and at 9.30 to 11.30 am for the toddler group. Funded places available for immediate start for children aged three years or over. Children who are three before 28 February 2017 can register for a place now. For further information, please call Josephine Coulter on 473030 or 602179.

SAINT PETER'S RAINBOWS AND BROWNIES
The Monday night Rainbows and Brownies return on Monday 22 August at the usual times. Rainbows run from 5.30 to 6.30 pm and Brownies from 6.30 to 8.00 pm. We welcome the girls back and hope they enjoyed the holidays. Any girls wishing to join, please be aware we have a long waiting list and parents should contact Leaders in charge to make arrangements to join. Rainbows should contact Mary Anne Gibson and Brownies Cecilia Walsh on Facebook: Ardrossan - Saint Peter's Rainbows and Brownies.

THANKS
Thank you from Frances Giblin and family for all the Mass cards, cards, thoughts, prayers and all the support given in their recent bereavement.

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.

SAINT ANDREW'S CHURCH CAR BOOT SALE
Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church is having a Car Boot Sale on Saturday 3 September from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm.

MARY'S MEALS
Last weekend, 195 bags of textiles and £706.99 in cash were donated to Mary's Meals . This will help a world of hungry children. Many thanks.

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 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.


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.