BULLETIN              11 DECEMBER 2016

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
IN YEAR 1


CHURCH SERVICES
Saturday 10 December  

Mass at 10.00 am for Gwen McMail
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Mary Timmons

Sunday 11 December  

Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 12 December  

Mass at 10.00 am for Alec Pennington and Catherine Keogh

Tuesday 13 December  

Mass at 10.00 am with the Sacrament of Forgiveness in Saint Johnís Church, Stevenston
Mass at 2.00 pm with the Sacrament of Forgiveness in Saint Mary's Church, Saltcoats

Mass at 7.00 pm with the Sacrament of Forgiveness in Saint Peter's
       Please come to confession at the time which best suits.

Wednesday 14 December  

Mass at 10.00 am as a Christmas gift

Thursday 15 December  

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Ardrossan Churches Carol Service at 7.00 pm in the Evangelical Union Church, Glasgow Street, Ardrossan

Friday 16 December  

Mass at 10.00 am for Barry Scott and Declan Kelly

Saturday 17 December  

Mass at 10.00 am as a Christmas gift and for Louisa Thomas
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for the Kilbane family

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 10 December  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday 11 December  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 12 December  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Tuesday 13 December  
Mass at 2.00 pm with the Sacrament of Forgiveness

Mass at 10.00 am with the Sacrament of Forgiveness

Wednesday 14 December  
 

Service at 10.00 am

Thursday 15 December  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Friday 16 December  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Saturday 17 December  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

 
PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 11 December  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 12 December  
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 13 December  
9.00 to 11.00 am
3.00 to 6.00 pm
3.45 pm
7.30 pm
7.30 to 8.10 pm
8.10 to 8.30 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Skallywags Aftercare
Irish Dancing
Ignatian Prayer Group
Cardio 40
Circuit Training

Wednesday 14 December  
3.00 to 6.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare
Zumba

Retrobics

Thursday 15 December  
3.00 to 6.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare

Friday 16 December  
9.30 to 11.30 pm
3.00 to 6.00 pm
Parents and Toddlers
Skallywags Aftercare

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Barry Scott, (East Kilbride), Cathie McCourt (Kilwinning), Louisa Thomas and Robert Rourke (Lanark) who died recently;
Maria Cunningham 1997, Alex Fitzpatrick 1991, James McGlynn 2004, Catherine McGrattan 1969, Sheila McLaughlin 2010, Harry Quigg 1998, Bruna Conn 2009, Mary Hall 1999, Maria Monaghan 1998, Margaret Newall 1994, Margaret Spencer 1992, Alexander Stewart 1982, James Taylor 2002, Desmond Walsh 2007, Mary Branchfield 2003, Kenny Brown 2015, Mary Dunn 2002, Sam Ferguson 2008, Catherine Graham 2015, George Kelly 2011, Norman Lamont 2009, James McIntosh 1998, Catherine McMahon 2005, Ina McKay 1998, John Taylor 2002, Dr Matt Carty 2008, Monsignor Peter Murphy 1999, Mary Magee 1997, Robert McKay 1993, Denis McLaughlin 2008, Harry McNamara 2002, Sally Quigg neé Gilmour 1984, Anne Warden neé McNamara 2012, Kitty Boyle 2007, Chris Casey 2006, Susan Jones 1996, James Kernahan 1998, Frances Kilbane 1978, Roseanne Kirkwood 1991, Mark Shanks 2008 and Mary Catherine Wishart 2002 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.

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 £761.04 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £319.91.

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 Julie Coldwell at 5.30 pm and Alfie Agostini 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 Loretta McLardy'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 Geraldine Butcher and Emily Tarbet for the pre-fives, Claire Sweenie and Linda Martin for Primaries 1, 2 and 3 and Emma Paterson and Jacqueline Waugh 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.


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

50/50 CLUB
C congratulations to our December 50/50 Club winners who each win £25.
   6 Kieran Sammons, 51 Kathleen Collins, 111 Helen Swan and 246 Catherine Kerr
Our Bonus Draw for December is 136 Elizabeth Petrie who wins £100. Many, many thanks to all our members for their continued support to the parish. As this year closes and 2017 will soon be upon us we would appreciate your help in renewing your membership whenever it is suitable to yourself. We will have a sign-up in January as in previous years on weeks ending 14 and 15 January and 21 and 22 January 2017 for existing and new members. Collectors will be contacting their members early in the new year or contact the Promoter Myriame Sammons on 469006.

NORTH AYRSHIRE SCHOOLS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BY CANDLELIGHT CONCERT
North Ayrshire Schools Annual Christmas By Candlelight Concert will be held here in Saint Peter's on Sunday 11 December at 7.00 pm. Tickets cost £7 or £5 concession at the Parish Centre door. North Ayrshire Schools Senior Concert Band and Orchestra will perform a selection of Christmas music. Pupils from Saint Peter's, Saint John's, Caledonia and Stanley Schools will come together to perform Hosanna Rock. North Ayrshire Council Workplace Choir is also performing.

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?

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. Pope Francis urges all of us to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

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.