BULLETIN                                                 2 OCTOBER 2016


TWENTY-
SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 3


CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 1 October  

Mass at 10.00 am for Victor and Charlotte Mitchell
Wedding Mass at 1.00 pm for Sarah Louise Coulter and Gerard Cavani
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Alex Doherty

Sunday 2 October  

Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 3 October  

Mass at 10.00 am for Rose Nicol, John Smyth and Hugh Donohoe

Tuesday 4 October  

Mass at 10.00 am for John and Lilian Paterson

Wednesday 5 October  

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Margaret Gallacher

Thursday 6 October  

Mass at 7.00 pm for Alex Doherty and Frances McLaughlin

Friday 7 October  

Mass at 10.00 am for Graeme Mason and Tommy Boyle

Saturday 8 October  
Mass at 10.00 am for Mary McDonnel and a special intention
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Sister Annette CP and John Collins

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 1 October  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday 2 October  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 3 October  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Tuesday 4 October  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Wednesday 5 October  
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Thursday 6 October  
Service at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Friday 7 October  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Saturday 8 October  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am
Wedding at 4.00 pm

 

PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 2 October  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 3 October  
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 4 October  
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 5 October  
3.00 to 6.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.30 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare
Zumba

Ignatian Prayer Group
Retrobics

Thursday 6 October  
3.00 to 6.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare
Brownies
Guides

Friday 7 October  
9.30 to 11.30 am
3.00 to 6.00 pm
Parents and Toddlers
Skallywags Aftercare

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Margaret Gallacher and Iain Tarbet, both of our parish, and Tommy Boyle who died recently;
Canon Lawrence Fischer 1980 pictured right, Patrick Giffney 1971, Peter Morgan 2010, Lily Murphy 1990, Duncan Rhodes 2012, Hannah Burns 2002, Catherine Helen McMullan 2000, John Paterson 2005, Gerry McGinn 2008, Robert Paterson 2004, Hugh O'Hare 2004, Charlie Scullion 2010, Kirsty Bell 2012, Elizabeth McKay 2005, Terence O'Neill 2002, Karen Marie Boulcott 2007, William Cambridge 1990, John Goan 2012, James Martin 1997, Russ Otto 2012, Eunice Ward 2001, Peter Martean 1969 and Catherine McHugh 1977 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 £533.94 and the Retired Priests' Fund collection to £635.77 - 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 Harry Sammons at 5.30 pm and Emily Tarbet 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 5 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.

MR CHRIS DEVLIN
Mr Chris Devlin, Head Teacher of
Saint Peter's Primary School will introduce himself to you at the 10.30 am Mass. He is not available at the 5.30 pm Vigil Mass.

SUNDAY TEAS
We are very short of Sunday Tea teams. Is there any chance of a group of friends forming a team? It would be a shame to lose the Sunday Teas altogether. 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.
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Loretta McLardy's team.

CHILDREN ENROLLING FOR THE SACRAMENTS
The children of our parish who are old enough will be Confirmed by Bishop William on Friday 17 February at 7.00 pm and will receive Holy Communion for the first time at a Sunday Mass in May. The dates will be arranged. The Ceremony of Enrolment will take place at the 10.30 am Mass on Sunday 23 October. This is later than planned - blame the holiday! The Sunday Readings et cetera for Primary 4 will begin then.

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.

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 - YOUTH EVENT
On Sunday 30 October, there will be a Youth Event at Cecchini's, 5 Dock Road, Ardrossan, from 1.30 to 3.30 pm. This is part of the Year of Mercy programme organised by the Spirituality Group as part of the Embracing Change process in this Deanery. Admission is free and the event will draw from a document which has been coproduced by the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund called Rediscovering Mercy. A buffet meal will be provided and there will be time for some socialising together. The target group is those aged fifteen to eighteen or in fourth, fifth or sixth year at school. Those who wish to attend should contact Josie McPherson on Facebook for catering purposes.

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.


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.