BULLETIN                                      13 NOVEMBER 2016


THIRTY-THIRD
SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 3


CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 12 November  

Mass at 10.00 am for the Holy Souls
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Seamus Cunningham

Sunday 13 November  

Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation
Remembrance Service at 1.00 pm in the Evangelical Union Church, Glasgow Street, Ardrossan

Monday 14 November  

Mass at 10.00 am for James Brogan and Jim McQuade

Tuesday 15 November  

Mass at 10.00 am for Ellie Graham and Barry Scott

Wednesday 16 November  

Mass at 10.00 am for George Kane and Roddy Monan

Thursday 17 November  

Mass at 7.00 pm for George Hilferty and Francis Brady

Friday 18 November  

Mass at 10.00 am for Alice McWhinnie

Saturday 19 November  

Mass at 10.00 am for the Holy Souls
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Stephen Munn and Alice McGrattan

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 12 November  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday 13 November  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 14 November  
Service at 10.00 am

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am

Tuesday 15 November  
Mass at 10.00 am

Mass at 7.00 pm

Wednesday 16 November  
 

Mass at 10.00 am

Thursday 17 November  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Friday 18 November  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Saturday 19 November  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

 

PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 13 November  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 14 November  
7.00 to 9.00 pm

Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 15 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 16 November  
3.00 to 6.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare
Zumba

Retrobics

Thursday 17 November  
3.00 to 6.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare
Brownies
Guides

Friday 18 November  
9.30 to 11.30 pm
3.00 to 6.00 pm
Parents and Toddlers
Skallywags Aftercare

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
George Kane, Jim McQuade (Burnside), John Adam and Janice Collinson (United States) who died recently;
Bartholomew (Barney) Coby 2012, Mary Dalziel 2006, Helen Mallon 1987, Daniel McDougall 1944, Alex Miller 1979, James Smith 1999, William Cassidy 2012, Julie Anne MacLaren 2006, William Reilly, Rose Floyd 1992, Vivien Friel 2004, Canon Patrick Gunning 1987, Karen Small 2015, Hugh Welsh 1986, Robert McGee 1996, Francis Brady 1943, George Hilferty 2013, Hugh Madine 1997, Letitia Smith 2001, Setti Cavani 1997, Margaret Lee 1984, Linda Jackson 2009, Alice McGrattan 2013, Stephen Munn 2011, Annie Boyle O'Hare 1967 and Alice Tomelty 2000 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 £857.30 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £305.09.

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 Patricia Milligan at 10.30 am.

ALTAR SERVERS
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 1 at 5.30 pm and Group 2 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 Maria Boyle'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 Elaine Shaw and Michelle Stevenson for the pre-fives, Frances Gemmell and Gayle Paterson for Primaries 1, 2 and 3 and Jacqueline Smith 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.


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.

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES
The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will be from 3 to 10 July 2017. Full details are available from the parish office

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.

SPECIAL RELIGIOUS DEVELOPMENT (SPRED) CHRISTMAS DRAW
SPRED supports our parishioners, children and adults who have special needs. the draw takes place at our Christmas celebration in Troon on 11 December. The Diocesan SPRED Centre needs to locate from Queen Margaret Academy, Ayr. Please support us as we try to identify alternative accommodation. All funds raised will go to any necessary refurbishment. Members of SPRED will be selling tickets next weekend. Your help is greatly appreciated and necessary.           Sister Kathleen, SPRED Director

CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE FOODBANK
The Foodbank at the Church of the Nazarene in Glasgow Street is desperately short of tinned meat, juice, ultra-heat treatment (UHT) milk and tinned fruit. Can you help, please?

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.

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
As part of the Embracing Change process, there will be a joint service for all the parishes of Saint Mary's North Ayrshire Deanery in Saint Brigid's Church, 30 Newton Street, Kilbirnie, KA25 6HW on Sunday 20 November at 3.00 pm. Please note the change of date. The Service will give us a chance to focus and reflect on the key events of this Year of Mercy and to pray that we may build upon what has been done and become ever more authentically a reflection of God's mercy in our world. The service will last under one hour and will be follow by tea, coffee and home baking. All are very welcome.

COFFEE MORNING
On Saturday 19 November, Ailsa Tracy will be holding a coffee morning in the Parish Centre from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm to help raise funds for her volunteer year to South Africa next August. Tickets cost £2.50 and can be bought at the door. Anyone interested in hiring a stall, please call Ailsa Tracy on 01294 604589.

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.

LIGHT UP A LIFE SERVICE
The annual Light Up A Life service, organised by the Ardrossan and Saltcoats Churches Group will be held in Saint Peter's on Monday 5 December at 2.30 pm. There will be a collection for the Ayrshire Hospice. The service is to remember all those of any denomination or none who died in the past year and to give thanks for all those who cared for them at home, hospital, care home or in the Hospice.

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

HOMELESSNESS IN NORTH AYRSHIRE
The inter-church group who are concerned with homelessness around us would like to appeal for donations of household cleaning materials to help people get started when they are housed. They also need new socks, gloves and pyjamas for those who are housed in the Homeless Hostels. A full list of requirements is on the box at the back of the Church. We will also be collecting toys for needy children for Christmas. More details will be given later. Thank you.

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.