BULLETIN                                         11 SEPTEMBER 2016


TWENTY-FOURTH
SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 3


CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 10 September  

No 10.00 am Mass in Saint Peter's
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm by Father John Kinsler

Sunday 11 September  

Mass at 10.30 am by Father John Kinsler for the congregation

Monday 12 September  

No Mass in Saint Peter's

Tuesday 13 September  

No Mass in Saint Peter's

Wednesday 14 September  

No Mass in Saint Peter's

Thursday 15 September  

No Mass in Saint Peter's

Friday 16 September  

Mass at 10.00 am by Canon Pat McSorley

Saturday 17 September  
No 10.00 am Mass in Saint Peter's
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm by Father John Kinsler for the congregation

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 10 September  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday 11 September  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 12 September  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Tuesday 13 September  
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Wednesday 14 September  
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Thursday 15 September  
Mass at 7.00 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

Friday 16 September  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Saturday 17 September  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

 

PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 11 September  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 12 September  
9.30 to 11.30 am
3.00 to 6.00 pm
5.30 to 6.30 pm
6.30 to 8.00 pm

Parents and Toddlers
Skallywags Aftercare
Rainbows
Brownies

Tuesday 13 September  
9.00 to 11.00 am
3.00 to 6.00 pm
3.45 pm
7.30 pm
7.30 to 8.10 pm
8.10 to 8.30 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Skallywags Aftercare
Irish Dancing
Ignatian Prayer Group
Cardio 40
Circuit Training

Wednesday 14 September  
3.00 to 6.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare
Zumba

Retrobics

Thursday 15 September  
3.00 to 6.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare
Brownies
Guides

Friday 16 September  
9.30 to 11.30 am
3.00 to 6.00 pm
Parents and Toddlers
Skallywags Aftercare

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
John Smyth (Stevenston) and Mary MacDonnel (Glasgow) who died recently;
Cathie Hilferty 2009, Mary Mitchell 2004, Gladys Moore 2006, Mary Otto 2008, Mr and Mrs Daniel Brown, Samuel Cambridge 2005, Mary Crossan 1981, John Hazelton 1974, Jane McKechan 1998, Bridget McLaughlin 1997, John Burns 1997, Alberto Carrino 2009, Dolores Fairhurst 2014, Thomas Fernes 2011, James Love 1996, James Hughes 2010, Anne McCabe 1995, Joe Brady junior 1999, Joseph Brady 2006, Elizabeth Cawley 1997, John Marshall 2000, Patrick Joseph O'Hare 1955, Thomas White 1995, Tom Howieson 2007, Walter Jones 1985, James Lawson 1992, Kathleen MulIin 2012, Hugh Donohoe 2008, George Hall 2007, Alison Lawson neé Giebler 2015, Frances McLaughlin 2008, Mary McLellan 2004, Victor and Charlotte Mitchell and Jim Vernon 2014 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 £657.33 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £235.09 - 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
Please could all Altar Servers collect the new rota from the sacristy? Could you please leave either an email or postal address for future rotas as due to unforeseen circumstances information previously held is unavailable to us. Next weekend's altar servers are Group 1 at 5.30 pm and Group 2 at 10.30 am.

CHILDRENíS LITURGY
As we begin our new term of Children's Liturgy, we would like to welcome all nursery and primary 1 to 3 children to join us during the 10.30 am Sunday Mass. Our Primary 4 group will begin in October after their Presentation Sunday which will be arranged soon.
Next week's helpers are Maria Paterson-Kidd and Elaine Shaw for the pre-fives and Frances Gemmell, Gayle Paterson and Andrena Hughes for Primaries 1, 2 and 3.

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.


CANON MATT HOLIDAY
Canon Matt is 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 Cathie Middle, Ian Colville and Annie McCormick.

BISHOP NOLAN
Bishop William continues to make good progress and hopes to return to duty soon.

IGNATIAN PRAYER GROUP
The first Ignatian Prayer Group commenced on last Wednesday at 7.30 pm and will continue on the first Wednesday of each month. The second Group will commence on Tuesday 13 September at 7.30 pm and will continue on the second Tuesday of each month thereafter.

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.

HOMELESSNESS IN NORTH AYRSHIRE
A special meeting about Homelessness in North Ayrshire will take place in Saint Mary's Parish Hall, Saltcoats on 29 September at 7.00 pm. The main speaker will be Diane Becker from Scottish Churches Housing Action. More details will follow.

MUSIC WORKSHOP
A music workshop is being arranged by Galloway Music Network on Saturday 24 September at the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Onthank, Kilmarnock from 10.30 am - 3.00 pm. There will be three sessions during the day - on managing unaccompanied singing, music for Advent and singing straightforward psalms settings. There will be plenty of opportunity for discussion and the sharing of ideas. This event is being organised for anyone with an interest in parish music. A light lunch will be provided. For more information contact Nicola Lawrence on 0141 886 7963. Booking forms are available from the diocesan website at www.GallowayDiocese.org.uk or Michael McCulloch.

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 returned 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.


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.