BULLETIN                                                 28 AUGUST 2016


TWENTY-SECOND
SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 3


CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 27 August  

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

Sunday 28 August  

Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 29 August  

No Mass in Saint Peter's

Tuesday 30 August  

No Mass in Saint Peter's

Wednesday 31 August  

Mass at 10.00 am by Father John Kinsler for John Dundas

Thursday 1 September  

No Mass in Saint Peter's

Friday 2 September  

No Mass in Saint Peter's

Saturday 3 September  
No 10.00 am Mass in Saint Peter's
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm

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 27 August  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday 28 August  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am
Mass in Polish at 7.00 pm

Monday 29 August  
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Tuesday 30 August  
Mass at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Wednesday 31 August  
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Thursday 1 September  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Friday 2 September  
Mass at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Saturday 3 September  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

 

PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 28 August  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 29 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 30 August  
9.00 to 11.00 am
3.00 to 6.00 pm
3.45 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Skallywags Aftercare
Irish Dancing

Wednesday 31 August  
3.00 to 6.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare
Zumba

Retrobics

Thursday 1 September  
3.00 to 6.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare
Brownies
Guides

Friday 2 September  
9.30 to 11.30 am
3.00 to 6.00 pm
Parents and Toddlers
Skallywags Aftercare
Saturday 3 September  
7.00 pm Private Function

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Robert McFarland (Ireland), Cathie Middle (Weston-super-Mare) and our brothers and sisters in Italy who died recently;
Frank Coyle 2008, Vincent Cunningham 2015, Joseph Doyle 2005, Nancy Erskine 2006, John Kelly 2004, Michael Pollock 2008, Canon Eugene Dowd 2012, Sister Mary Peter 1999, James McGrattan 1982, John Stewart, James Duffy 2013, James Steele 2010, Thomas Wright 2008, John Dundas 2014, Flight Lieutenants Rick Harrison and Pete Mosley (air crash) 1994, Grant Middlemiss 2005, Irene Millar 2000, John Sherry 2005, Samuel Cooper 1999, Elizabeth Loudon 1982, James McCarthy 1985, Helen Mulhearn, Michael Brown 1958, Ella Kirk 1996, Canon Myles Moriarty 1989, Cathie Mitchell 2006, Margaret Prince 2015 and David Shaw 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. 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 £704.26 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £277.94 - 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 Ronnie Cairns at 5.30 pm and Tom Reid 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 the Caritas 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. Canon Pat McSorley will say a morning Mass on two Fridays and Father Kinsler will say a morning Mass on two Wednesdays. The Bulletin will give information each week as will the website. Masses will be offered elsewhere for Father Lynch, Father Gabriel, Canon Matthews, Canon McGinness, Mary Brown, Alice McGrattan, George Hilferty, Janie McGonigle and Sheila Douglas at the request of one of our parishioners. Mass will also be offered for Brian Collins and Robert McFarland.

A MESSAGE FROM BISHOP NOLAN
May I thank everyone for their concern and prayers after my recent heart attack? Could I ask you to pass on my thanks to the many people in the Diocese who have been praying for me. The prayers have been working, since I am feeling fine.
I am very grateful to the National Health Service and the healthcare professionals who ensured speedy treatment. I was taken straight to Hairmyres Hospital where a team was waiting for me and immediately put a stent in the artery that had narrowed. Since then I have had no pain and I expect to make a full recovery. I was shown a before and after picture of the now unblocked artery - and if it took sixty plus years for that artery to become blocked, I am hopeful it will stay unblocked for another sixty. The rehab nurse will see me again in hospital in six weeks time. She does not want me to do much till then. I am following orders, taking it easy and gradually increasing my activity day by day. In the meantime I will stay in Motherwell to recuperate. I am sorry that I will miss the pilgrimage to Whithorn and other celebrations over the next few weeks, but I look forward to being back in the Diocese, fully fit, as soon as possible.

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.

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.

50/50 CLUB
Three new 50/50 Club 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 BINGO
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.


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.

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. The bus will leave Saint Peter's at 11.30 am. Bring a picnic. Mass starts at 4 .45pm in the Church at Whithorn for those unable to walk along the beach to Saint Ninian's Cave. Mass will be at 4.00 pm at the Cave for those able to walk the fair distance. There will be various stops on the way. 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.
   - 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.