BULLETIN              27 NOVEMBER 2016

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
IN YEAR 1


CHURCH SERVICES

Saturday 26 November  

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

Sunday 27 November  

Mass at 10.30 am for Kenneth Donnelly

Monday 28 November  

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Catherine Keogh

Tuesday 29 November  

Mass at 10.00 am for Maria Reid

Wednesday 30 November  

Saint Andrew's Day
Mass at 10.00 am for the Holy Souls

Thursday 1 December  

Mass at 7.00 pm for a special intention

Friday 2 December  

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Gwen McMail

Saturday 3 December  

Mass at 10.00 am for Jim Prior
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Leo and Elizabeth Walsh

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 26 November  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday 27 November  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 28 November  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Tuesday 29 November  
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Wednesday 30 November  
 

Mass at 10.00 am

Thursday 1 December  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Friday 2 December  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Saturday 3 December  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

 

PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 27 November  

11.30 am
1.00 pm

Tea and Coffee after Mass
Private Function

Monday 28 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

Parents and Toddlers
Skallywags Aftercare
Rainbows
Brownies

Tuesday 29 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 30 November  
3.00 to 6.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare
Zumba

Retrobics

Thursday 1 December  
3.00 to 6.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare
Brownies
Guides

Friday 2 December  
9.30 to 11.30 pm
3.00 to 6.00 pm
6.30 pm
Parents and Toddlers
Skallywags Aftercare
HCPT Lourdes Group 376 Bingo

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Catherine Keogh of our parish and Jim Kelly (Saltcoats) who died recently;
James Brodie 2011, Kenneth Donnelly 2008, Hannah Kirk 1989, John Maxwell 2002, Sarah McNamara 1980, Shannon Elizabeth Byrne 2000, Sarah Heaney 1955, Jemima McAuliffe 2001, Eddie McNamara 2014, Lilian Paterson 2011, Maria Reid 2013, Peggy Dorian Smith 1991, Martin Vernon 2011, James Allen 2003, Molly Ball neé Cahill 2011, Ann Hackett 1998, Andy Stevens 1995, Gribben family, Janie McGonigle 2012, Mary Bridget Timmons, Jack Collins 1970, Margaret Hamilton 1992, Collette McKibben 2003, John McNamara 1997, Elizabeth Theresa Walsh 1970, Jim Wallace 2014, Brian O'Hare 2009 and Tom Reid 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 £609.74 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £285.81.

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 Margaret Brawley at 10.30 am.

ALTAR SERVERS
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 Sadie Gilmour's team.

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

OUR LADY OF FATIMA'S REQUEST
In accordance with Our Lady of Fatima's request, we will begin the five first Saturday devotions of Holy Mass, Rosary and Fatima prayers here after Holy Mass on the first Saturday of each month beginning on Saturday 3 December. All are welcome. Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.

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 Jacqueline Waugh and Emma Paterson for the pre-fives, Andrena Hughes and Teresa Louden for Primaries 1, 2 and 3 and Maria Paterson-Kidd and George Kidd 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 sends thanks for the £452 raised from the sale of raffle tickets last weekend.

THANKS
I would like to thank everyone who came to my coffee morning and to everyone who gave me donations towards my year volunteering in South Africa. It is all very much appreciated. Thanks again.          Ailis Tracy

SAINT MATTHEW'S ACADEMY CHRISTMAS FAYRE
Saint Matthew's Academy's Christmas Fayre will be on Saturday 3 December from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm.

GALLOWAY LOURDES HOSPITALITÉ MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTIONS
At all Masses this weekend, you will be offered an envelope for joining or renewing annual membership at a cost of only £2. Please complete your details and sign the Gift Aid declaration, if you are able to do so. Your subscription or /donation assists with fares for sick pilgrims who will travel to Lourdes on our Diocesan Pilgrimage on 3 to 10 July 2017. We will collect completed envelopes the following weekend. We appreciate your continued support and generosity over the years. For information on the Pilgrimage, please contact Harry Sammons on 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.

MARY'S MEALS
Recently we sent a further 160 backpacks to children aged five to twelve in Malawi. This makes a running total of 1788 since we started approximately seven years ago. Each backpack contained the following items - tee-shirt and shorts, skirt or summer dress, flip flops, pencil case, lead pencils, coloured pencils, pens, rubber, ruler, sharpener, tennis ball, dessert spoon, towel, soap, tooth brush and toothpaste. Thank you for all donations.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT
A Christmas Concert by Variations Largs Choral Group with special guests, the Barrhead Burgh Band, will be held on Friday 16 December 2016 at 7.30 pm in Barrfields Pavilion Theatre, Largs. Booking forms for tickets costing £10 are available from the Parish Office. All are welcome.

ADVENT PENANCE TUESDAY
On Tuesday 13 December, there will be Advent Penance Services and Masss in
Saint Johnís Church, Stevenston at 10.00 am, in Saint Mary's Church, Saltcoats at 2.00 pm and in here in Saint Peter's at 7.00 pm.

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.

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 are appealing for toys and gifts for needy children aged between birth and sixteen years. There is a greater need for gifts for teenagers. The toys and gifts will be distributed by the Social Work Department. They should be unwrapped and will be wrapped centrally. The toys and gifts should be brought to the Church on Sunday 11 December for distribution in time for Christmas. 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.