BULLETIN                               20 NOVEMBER 2016

THE SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING
IN YEAR 3


CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 19 November  

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

Sunday 20 November  

Solemnity of Christ the King
Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation
Mass at 1.30 pm in Ardrossan Cemetery
Service at 3.00 pm to close the Year of Mercy in Saint Brigid's Church
, Kilbirnie

Monday 21 November  

Mass at 10.00 am for Janice Collinson

Tuesday 22 November  

No Mass in Saint Peter's

Wednesday 23 November  

Mass at 10.00 am for George Kane by Father Kinsler

Thursday 24 November  

No Mass in Saint Peter's

Friday 25 November  

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Margaret Harrigan

Saturday 26 November  

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

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 19 November  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday 20 November  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 21 November  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Tuesday 22 November  
Service at 10.00 am

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am

Wednesday 23 November  
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Thursday 24 November  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Friday 25 November  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Saturday 26 November  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

 

PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 20 November  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 21 November  
9.30 to 11.30 pm
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 22 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 23 November  
3.00 to 6.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare
Zumba

Retrobics

Thursday 24 November  
3.00 to 6.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare
Brownies
Guides

Friday 25 November  
9.30 to 11.30 pm
3.00 to 6.00 pm
Parents and Toddlers
Skallywags Aftercare

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Janice Collinson (United States), Gwen McMail (West Kilbride), Margaret Harrigan of our parish, Helene Adams (Ayr) and Michael Dougan (in Taiwan) who died recently;
Susan Hamilton 2009, Father Frank Kiernan 1989, Joseph Smith 2002, Robert Stevenson 1962, Matthew Ssenyondo, father of Father Charles 2015, Andrew Steven 1998, Karen Sharon Byrne 2003, Patrick Gerald Burns 2003, John Carry 1997, Canon George McCafferty 2000, Nora Moore 2012, Janie Matthews 2014, Elizabeth McDougall 1948, Father John Walsh 2009, Monsignor Frank Duffy 2000, Mary McNally 2004, Ian Mitchell 2011 and Mary Higgins 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 £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 £581.17 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £267.46.

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 Robert Cooper at 10.30 am.

ALTAR SERVERS
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 1 at 5.30 pm and Group 4 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 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?

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 Emily Tarbet for the pre-fives, Claire Sweenie and Linda Martin for Primaries 1, 2 and 3 and Jacqueline Waugh and Maria Paterson 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.

COMBONI SISTERS
The Comboni Sisters are selling their Mission Calendars this weekend.

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

50/50 CLUB
Congratulations to our 50/50 Club winners for November who each win £25.
   19 Douglas Gee, 268 Margaret Gribben, 39 Anne Calvert and 172 Sheila Coulter
All winners in our next draw for December will receive their cheque in the post at the beginning of December. Please ensure you notify the Promoter of any change of address during this year otherwise you may not receive your winnings. I believe a few members have moved during the year but as yet not notified us in order to update our database. Your help in this matter would be appreciated. Any members wishing to join for 2017 may do so now. The 50/50 Club has given a cheque to the Parish for £500 making 2016 total to the Parish £2000. Many thanks to all our members.           Parish Promoter, Mrs Myriame Sammons, 01294 469006

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?

HCPT LOURDES GROUP 376 BINGO
The HCPT Lourdes Group 376 is holding a Prize Bingo in the Parish Centre on Friday 2 December with eyes down at 7.30 pm. We are intending to take nine local adults with additional support needs to Lourdes at Easter 2017 to join the HCPT pilgrimage. Thank you for your support. If you wish to donate in any way, please contact Esther Coulter on 464692 or Josephine Coulter on 602179.

CEMETERY MASS
The annual Ardrossan Cemetery Mass will be celebrated 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. 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.

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.

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 and light refreshments afterwards. 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.

SAINT PETER'S CHILDREN'S CENTRE TODDLER GROUP
Saint Peter's Children's Centre Toddler Group is holding
   - a Baby Sensory class with Amanda on Monday 21 November at 10.00 am and
   - an Art Creation session with Sarah on Friday 25 November at 10.00 am and
The above classes are free and open to the community. For more information, call Josephine or Lynda on 473030.

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.