BULLETIN                                   23 OCTOBER 2016


THIRTIE
TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 3


CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 22 October  

Mass at 10.00 am for Mary McAtee
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Lawrence Brennan

Sunday 23 October  

Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation and Monica Anne Taylor with Enrolment for the Sacraments

Monday 24 October  

Mass at 10.00 am for Mary Ferguson and William Paterson

Tuesday 25 October  

Mass at 10.00 am for John Connor and Bob McVeigh

Wednesday 26 October  

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Canon Matt has a Requiem Mass in Saint Mary's Church, Saltcoats

Thursday 27 October  

Mass at 10.00 am for John Craig and Angus MacRae

Friday 28 October  

Mass at 10.00 am for Iain Tarbet and Mary McCambridge

Saturday 29 October  

Mass at 10.00 am for John Farrell
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Ethna McKenna and Helen Grober

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 22 October  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

 

Sunday 23 October  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 24 October  
Service at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Tuesday 25 October  
Service at 10.00 am

Funeral Service at 1.00 pm

Wednesday 26 October  
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Moira Cunningham

Service at 10.00 am

Thursday 27 October  
Service at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Friday 28 October  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Saturday 29 October  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

 

PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Saturday 22 October  
7.00 pm Private Function
Sunday 23 October  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 24 October  
9.30 to 11.30 pm
3.00 to 6.00 pm
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Parents and Toddlers
Skallywags Aftercare
Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 25 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 26 October  
3.00 to 6.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare
Zumba

Retrobics

Thursday 27 October  
3.00 to 6.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare
Brownies
Guides

Friday 28 October  
9.30 to 11.30 pm
3.00 to 6.00 pm
Parents and Toddlers
Skallywags Aftercare

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
John Farrell, Moira Cunningham (Saltcoats), Mary McCambridge (Irvine) and Theresa Johnston (Glasgow) who died recently;
Tom Adamson 2006, John and Isabella Connor, Mary Ferguson 2015, Cecily Grant 1980, Christine McAteer 1988, Dougald McMurchie, Ellis Nesbit, Monica Ann Taylor née Reilly 2015, Peggy McKay 1992, Kathleen Robinson 2012, Terence Burns 1997, Henry Fitzsimmons 1959, Helen Grober 2008, Morvia Logue 2014, Tommy Mulhern 1996, William Paterson 1963, Alice Procter 1995, Samuel Cambridge 1979, Mary Fleming 2012, Celia Hilferty 2001, Margaret Newell 2005, Douglas Mayberry 2005, James Delahunt 1976, Cecilia Hilferty 2001, James McDermid 2003, John O'Neill 2012, Mary Brodie 1997, Mary Haran 1995, Daniel Mathieson 1962, Joseph McGoogan 2008, Catherine Ramsay 2012 and Gloria Rosendale 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 £3500 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 £590.57 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £237.43. Today is World Mission Sunday and the second collection and envelopes are for the missionary work of the Church.

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.

ENROLMENT FOR THE SACRAMENTS
The Ceremony of Enrolment for the Sacraments will take place at 10.30 am Mass this Sunday, 23 October. The Sunday Readings e tcetera for these children will begin next week and is an essential part of their preparation. Please keep in your prayers Liam, Rosin, Louise, Jodie, Daisy, Daniel, Amy, Roxy, Emma, Matthew, Anna Louise, Ammie-Leigh, Amy, Caleb, Anthony Claire, Freya and Molly as well as their parents and teachers. The children are candidates for Confirmation by Bishop William on Friday 17 February at 7.00 pm and will receive Holy Communion for the first time at Sunday Mass in May or June this coming year.

READERS
Next weekend's readers are Ronnie Cairns at 5.30 pm and Angela Body and Ami Paterson 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 3 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 Elaine Shaw and Emily Tarbet for the pre-fives and Michelle Morton, Teresa Louden and Jacqueline Smith 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 the Caritas team.

MUSIC AT MASS
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 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.


AN EVENING WITH OCTAVE
There will be a cabaret evening with Octave - voted the best mixed-voice choir at Glasgow Music Festival in 2013 - in the Parish Centre on Sunday 20 November at 7.00 pm. Tickets cost £7 from the Parish Office on 464063. Proceeds are for our new doors. You may Bring Your Own Bottle and nibbles.

KIRKGATE PARISH CHURCH
There will a concert in the Kirkgate Parish Church, Saltcoats, by the Aeolian Male Voice Choir on Tuesday 15 November at 7.30 pm. Tickets cost £3 at the door.

BURNS SUPPER 2017
The Parish
Burns Supper will be on Saturday 28 January 2017.

FOLLOW-UP MEETING ON HOMELESSNESS IN NORTH AYRSHIRE:
There will be a follow-up meeting on homelessness in North Ayrshire on Thursday 27 October at 7.00 pm in the High Kirk Hall, Stevenston. Everyone is welcome.

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.