BULLETIN                                      25 SEPTEMBER 2016


TWENTY-SIXTH
SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 3


CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 24 September  

Mass at 10.00 am
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for the congregation

Sunday 25 September  

Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 26 September  

Mass at 10.00 am

Tuesday 27 September  

Mass at 10.00 am

Wednesday 28 September  

Mass at 10.00 am

Thursday 29 September  

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Canon Matt is celebrating a Requiem Mass at 10.00 am in Saint Mary's Church, Saltcoats and attending the meeting on Homelessness in North Ayrshire at 7.00 pm in Saint Mary's Parish Hall, Saltcoats.

Friday 30 September  

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Canon Matt is on an interview panel at Saint Matthew's Academy, Saltcoats.

Saturday 1 October  
Mass at 10.00 am
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm 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 24 September  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday 25 September  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 26 September  
Service at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Tuesday 27 September  
Service at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Wednesday 28 September  
 

Service at 10.00 am

Thursday 29 September  
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Friday 30 September  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Saturday 1 October  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am
Wedding at 4.00 pm

 

PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 25 September  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 26 September  
9.30 to 11.30 am
3.00 to 6.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Parents and Toddlers
Skallywags Aftercare
Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 27 September  
9.00 to 11.00 am
3.00 to 6.00 pm
3.45 pm
7.30 to 8.10 pm
8.10 to 8.30 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Skallywags Aftercare
Irish Dancing
Cardio 40
Circuit Training

Wednesday 28 September  
3.00 to 6.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare
Zumba

Retrobics

Thursday 29 September  
3.00 to 6.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare
Brownies
Guides

Friday 30 September  
9.30 to 11.30 am
3.00 to 6.00 pm
Parents and Toddlers
Skallywags Aftercare

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Jim McGrath (Saltcoats), Rose Nicol, Edward Flyn (Kilmarnock), Gerald Kelly (Glasgow), Isa Donald and Sister Annette, Cross and Passion, (Dublin) who died recently;
Jamie Clarke 2015, Tom McGhee 2011, Sister Mary of Saint Joseph 1975 pictured right, Bernard Boyce 2012, Dominic Burke 1988, John Mackay 2002, Thomas McGrattan 1917, Daniel Murray 1981, Brian Ghosh 2002, Maureen Johnson 2003, Brownlie Smyth 2014, John Brodie 2001, Angela Brown 2008, Peggy McKay 1992, Robert Leo Walsh 1968, Mary Barr, Fiona McKellar 2015, Finbarr Moynihan 2015, Dorothea Campbell 2011, Mary Clarke 1984, Bert Body 1985, John Connor 1983, Charles Coulter 1992 and Kathleen Mulhearn 2009 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 £595.53 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £221.42 - many thanks. The special collection this weekend is for the Retired Priests' Fund. Gift Aid envelopes are available at the end of the pews.

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 Pauline Taylor at 5.30 pm and Margaret Brawley 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 4 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.
We are looking for volunteers to help support these groups to help us keep the wonderful programme for the children we have in this parish. If you would like to volunteer or would just like more information, please contact Michelle at the Parish Office on 464063. Thank you. Next week's helpers are Jacqueline Waugh and Emma Paterson for the pre-fives and Maria Paterson-Kidd, George Kidd and Michelle Morton for Primaries 1, 2 and 3.

SUNDAY TEAS
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.


50/50 CLUB
Congratulations to our 50/50 Club winners for September who each win £25.
   95 Pam McGlynn, 6 Kieran Sammons, 90 Mary Reilly and 216 Ben Madine.
The bonus draw for £100 was won by 63 Eileen Manson.

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 IN THE YEAR OF MERCY
The Outreach to the Poor Group of Embracing Change have arranged a meeting to discuss Homelessness in North Ayrshire and our Christian response to the problem. The speakers are from Scottish Churches Housing Action, North Ayrshire Council Homeless Unit and East Ayrshire Churches Homeless Action. The meeting 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. All are welcome.

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.

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.

COFFEE MORNING
Saint Peter's Children's Centre invites you to join them for The Macmillan Coffee Morning on Thursday 29 September at 11.00 am in the Parish Centre. All are welcome.

CATHOLIC SINGLES
Catholic Singles is an organisation which helps single adult Catholics of all ages meet, either one to one or through social events. Please telephone 0161 941 3498, visit the website www.CatholicSingles.org.uk or email info@CatholicSingles.org.uk.

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.


SCALLYWAGS AFTER CARE
Scallywags After Care is held in the Parish Centre on Mondays to Fridays from 3.00 to 6.00 pm during term time and 8.00 am to 6.00 pm during holidays. There are pickups at Stanley, Saint Peter's and Winton Primary Schools.

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.