BULLETIN                                              9 OCTOBER 2016


TWENTY-
EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 3


CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 8 October  

Mass at 10.00 am for Mary McDonnel and a special intention
Wedding Mass at 1.00 pm for Christine McIvor and Stephen Watson
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Sister Annette CP and John Collins

Sunday 9 October  

Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 10 October  

Mass at 10.00 am for Rose Byars

Tuesday 11 October  

Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention

Wednesday 12 October  

Mass at 10.00 am for Ann Ita McAllister, Christine McAteer and Cecily Grant

Thursday 13 October  

Mass at 7.00 pm for Joe Mallon and Betty Dorby

Friday 14 October  

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Iain Tarbet

Saturday 15 October  

Mass at 10.00 am for Liam Gilmour and a birthday
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Dan and Margaret Donnelly

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 8 October  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am
Wedding at 4.00 pm

Sunday 9 October  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 10 October  
Service at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Tuesday 11 October  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Wednesday 12 October  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Thursday 13 October  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Friday 14 October  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Saturday 15 October  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am
Wedding at 4.00 pm

 

PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 9 October  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 10 October  
8.00 to 6.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare
Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 11 October  
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 12 October  
8.00 to 6.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare
Zumba

Retrobics

Thursday 13 October  
8.00 to 6.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare

Friday 14 October  
8.00 to 6.00 pm Skallywags Aftercare

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Joe Mallon and Iain Tarbet, both of our parish, and Liam Gilmour (Portaferry) and Bridget Carroll (Glasgow) who died recently;
Joe Brady senior 1963, Vincenzo Carrino 1980, Alex Jamieson 2006, Bill Henderson, Mary Colvin 2000, Jane Coulter 1998, Dan Donnelly 1941, Chrissie Ferguson 2006, Joseph Harvey 1998, Harry Kemp 1972, Shannon McTaggart 1996, Maureen Haddington 2002, Vincenzo Marchetti 1968, Mary McCarroll 1913, Ena Millar 1987, John Petrie 1966, Bruce Gallacher 1995, Robert Ireland 2008 and James McKay 1992 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 £606.83 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £269.41. £50 was donated to the previous week's Retired Priests' Fund collection - 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 Alfie Agostini 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 on 30 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 Geraldine Butcher and Maria Paterson-Kidd for the pre-fives and Claire Sweenie, Linda Martin and Teresa Louden for Primaries 1, 2 and 3.

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 Maria Boyle's team.

MY RETIREMENT
As you know, I have passed the retirement age. Bishop William has promised to give Saint Peter's a replacement priest. The Diocese has purchased a house in the Three Towns, at my request, and over the next few months I will be preparing it - and myself - for retirement. I hope to remain in Saint Peter's till the autumn of 2017 and then help out in the Three Towns as best I can. After fifty-two years of priesthood and six in the seminary, it is daunting prospect.

THE TWO CATHERINES
Catherine Boyd and Catherine Kerr have played and sung at the Sunday morning Mass for over thirty years and now feel it is time to hang up their metronomes. We are grateful for so many years faithful service and thank them sincerely. It leaves a gap. Music is an essential part of Mass. Are there any budding musicians willing to offer their talent and service?

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.

MAKE A WILL FORTNIGHT
Taylor and Henderson of Saltcoats will help you make a will between 17 and 31 October in exchange for a donation to the Ayrshire Hospice. You can make an appointment by telephoneing 01294 464341. You know you should.

ANNUAL MASS FOR TEACHERS AND PARENT COUNCIL MEMBERS
Bishop William will celebrate the Annual Teachers' Mass in
Saint Johnís Church, Stevenston on Tuesday 15 November at 7.00 pm

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 MASS AND THE SACRAMENT OF THE SICK
Mass and the Sacrament of the Sick will be celebrated in Sacrament of the Sick in Saint Mary's Church, Largs next Sunday, 16 October at 3.00 pm. Everyone is invited. It is an extra Sunday Mass. Try to let me know if you are going.

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, university or college. Those who wish to attend should contact Josie McPherson on Facebook for catering purposes.

EMBRACING CHANGE - CLOSING OF THE HOLY YEAR OF MERCY
The Closing of the Holy Year of Mercy will take place in Saint Brigid's Church, Kilbirnie on 28 November. Details will be given later.

SAINT MATTHEW'S ACADEMY MALAWI GROUP
Saint Matthew's Academy, Saltcoats is holding a Race Night on Friday 11 November at 7.00 pm in Saint Mary's Parish Hall, Saltcoats. Funds are for the school's visit to the partner school in Malawi. Tickets, which are available at the door, cost £3 for adults and £2 concession.


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.