BULLETIN                                       30 OCTOBER 2016


THIRTY-FIRST
SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 3


CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 29 October  

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

Sunday 30 October  

Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 31 October  

Mass at 10.00 am for James Brogan
Vigil Mass of All Saints at 7.00 pm for a special intention

Tuesday 1 November  

Feast of All Saints
Mass of All saints at 10.00 am for Iain Tarbet
Mass in Saint Matthew's Academy, Saltcoats and Saint Peter's Primary School, Ardrossan

Wednesday 2 November  

Mass for the Dead at 10.00 am for those who died this year
Mass for the Dead at 2.30 pm for all our family members

Thursday 3 November  

Mass at 7.00 pm for Eddie Flynn

Friday 4 November  

Mass at 10.00 am for Canon Denis Quinlan

Saturday 5 November  

Mass at 10.00 am for the Holy Souls
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for the parishioners

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 29 October  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday 30 October  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 31 October  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am
Mass at 7.00 pm

Tuesday 1 November  
Mass at 7.00 pm

Mass at 11.00 am

Wednesday 2 November  
Mass at 11.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am
Mass at 7.00 pm

Thursday 3 November  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Friday 4 November  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Saturday 5 November  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

 

PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 30 October  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 31 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 1 November  
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 2 November  
3.00 to 6.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm
7.30 pm

Skallywags Aftercare
Zumba

Retrobics
Ignatian Prayer Group

Thursday 3 November  
3.00 to 6.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare
Brownies
Guides

Friday 4 November  
9.30 to 11.30 pm
3.00 to 6.00 pm
Parents and Toddlers
Skallywags Aftercare

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
James Brogan and Eddie Flynn (Kilmarnock) who died recently;
William Delahunt 1986, Bill Moore 1989, The Christians martyred in the Cathedral of our Lady of Deliverance in Baghdad 2010, Sadie Clegg 2011, John Martin 1979, Daniel Brown 1988, Peter Hanratty 2013, Josephine Lundie 2007, Thomas Kilbane 1983, Hugh McKay 1982, Eileen Taylor 2005, May Cusick 2009, Teresa Kelly 1978, Sarah Sammons 1970, Elizabeth Anne Tait 2004, Mary Timmons 2011, Ian McNamara 1979, Paddy Crozier, Anna Lizanec 2008, Margaret Martin 1962,Father James McCarroll 1952 shown below left, Catherine McMullan 1963, Father Paul O'Brien 1999 shown below right, Robert Reid 2006 and John Whyte 1975 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 £555.23 and the Mission Sunday collection to £694.59.

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 Tom Reid 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.

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 Sharon McLaughlin's team.

MUSIC AT MASS
Music is an essential part of Mass. Are there any budding musicians willing to offer their talent and service?

CHILDRENíS LITURGY
We would more volunteers to help with the Children's Liturgy during Mass at 10.30 am on Sunday mornings.
Next week's helpers are Geraldine Butcher and Emma Paterson for the pre-fives, Claire Sweenie and Linda Martin for Primaries 1, 2 and 3 and Elaine Shaw and Michelle Morton for Primary 4.

VOLUNTEERS
If you are able to help with Sunday Teas, Music or the Children's Liturgy, please speak to Canon Matt or contact the Parish Office on 464063. Thank you.


FEASTDAY MASSES
For the Feast of All Saints, there will be Mass on Monday at 7.00 pm and Tuesday at 10.00 am with Mass at 7.00 pm in
Saint Mary's Church, Saltcoats. For the Holy Souls, there wll be Mass on Wednesday at 10.00 am and 2.30 pm, the latter being an experimental time!

MONTH OF THE HOLY SOULS
During November, Mass will be offered for all our dead. There are November Lists available. Fill in the names of all family members and put it in an envelope. There is a basket by the altar. A Mass offering is traditional, but not necessary.

PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA
The Diocese of Paisley is looking at the possibility of organising a Pilgrimage to Fatima in the one hundredth anniversary year of the Apparitions of our Blessed Lady. The proposed dates are 8 to 15 June 2017. You can express interest by calling Ann Marie Cairns on 01698 262941 or emailling amcalba@yahoo.co.uk.

CHERNOBYL CHILDREN'S LIFELINE
Can you help with the Chernobyl Children's Lifeline? Could you open your home to children from Ukraine for two to four weeks in the summer and help us to continue to make a difference in their young lives? We are hoping to invite another group of twelve children aged from 9 to eleven to Ayrshire next summer but can only do it if we have at least another three volunteer families to help host them. The children will be in Ayrshire from about middle of June to middle of July and as they go on trips most days they will only be with you in the evenings and weekends. The children are accompanied by an English-speaking leader who is reachable twenty-four hours a day during their stay. The committee is also there to support you and we can work around your work and family life so you will never be on your own or left struggling. Please have a look at our website.

HCPT GROUP 376 FUNDRAISING CEILIDH
There will be a fundraising ceilidh in Ardrossan Indoor Bowling Club on Friday 11 November at 7.30 pm. Tickets cost £7 and include a buffet supper. They are available from Saint Peter's Children's Centre, Esther Coulter on 07772 433070 or Josephine Coulter on 602179. All are welcome.

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

CEMETERY MASS
We hope to celebrate the annual Cemetery Mass on Sunday 20 November at 1.30 pm.


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 20 November at 3.00 pm. Details will be given later. Please note the change of date.

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.

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.

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.