BULLETIN                                15 JANUARY 2017

SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR
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CHURCH SERVICES
Saturday 14 January  

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Theresa Tumilty
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Eamon Lennon

Sunday 15 January  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 16 January  

Mass at 10.00 am for Liz Kelly and Anthony Cahill

Tuesday 17 January  

Mass at 10.00 am for Manus Gallagher

Wednesday 18 January  

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for May Kelly

Thursday 19 January  

Mass at 7.00 pm for Annie Thompson

Friday 20 January  

Mass at 10.00 am for Clare McGinley and Anne Bowles

Saturday 21 January  

Mass at 10.00 am for Annie O'Neill
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for a special intention

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 14 January  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday 15 January  
Sunday Mass at 11.00 am

Sunday Mass at 9.30 am

Monday 16 January  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Tuesday 17 January  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Wednesday 18 January  
 

Mass at 10.00 am

Thursday 19 January  
Service at 10.00 am

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am

Friday 20 January  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Saturday 21 January  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

 
PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 15 January  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 16 January  
3.00 to 6.00 pm
5.30 to 6.30 pm
6.30 to 8.00 pm
7.30

Skallywags Aftercare
Rainbows
Brownies
Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 17 January  
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 18 January  
3.00 to 6.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare
Zumba

Retrobics

Thursday 19 January  
3.00 to 6.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare
Brownies
Guides

Friday 20 January  
9.30 to 11.30 pm
3.00 to 6.00 pm
Parents and Toddlers
Skallywags Aftercare

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Anne Bowles of our parish, John Butcher of our parish, Clare McGinley (Dumbarton) and Annie O'Neill who died recently;
Mary Coulter 1978, David Magee 2014, Peter McCarroll 1940, Elizabeth Walsh 2005, David Gallagher 2011, Mary Boyce Gillies 2012, Theresa McDermott 2000, George Agostini 2006, Maureen McKenzie 2014, Janis McSkimming 2010, James Murray 1972, Rena Scullion 2008, Canon Michael Farrington 2009, Margaret McLaughlan 2005, Thelma Carrick 2005, Annie Boyle O'Hare 1967, Mary Catherine Teggart 1999, Thomas West 2005, Bessie Brown 1982, Peggy Gray 2010, Addie Hissey 2009, Margaret McMillan 2009, Margaret Jane Brennan 1964, Betty Kelly 2011 and Hugh Taylor 2016 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 £816.77 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £287.94 - many thanks.

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 Tom Reid 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.


CHILDRENíS LITURGY
Next week's Children's Liturgy helpers are Jacqueline Waugh and Emma Paterson for the pre-fives, Maria Paterson-Kidd and George Kidd for Primaries 1, 2 and 3 and Andrena Hughes and Emily Tarbet for Primary 4.

SUNDAY TEAS
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Sadie Gilmour's team.

50/50 CLUB
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.

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?

MISSIO SCOTLAND
Please make the Pope Francis' prayer for January your own - That all Christians may be faithful to the Lord's teaching by striving with prayer and love to restore unity to the Church and by working together to meet the challenges facing humanity.

PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA
There is a notice about a Pilgrimage to Fatima leaving from Edinburgh in the early morning of Sunday 25 June and returning on Thursda, 29 June. Pilgrims can book directly.

SAINT ANDREW'S CHURCH BEETLE DRIVE
Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church is having a Beetle Drive on Friday 3 February and everyone is welcome. There is a poster in the porch and tickets are available at the door on the night.

BINGO NIGHT
A fundraising Bingo Night will be held on Friday 17 February at 7.00 pm to raise funds for Aidan Hughes to once again assist the pilgrimage to Lourdes as a volunteer with Youth for Lourdes. Tickets include a cup of tea or coffee and you may Bring Your Own Bottle. Tickets cost £1 and are available from the Parish Office on 464063 or Aidan Hughes. Any donation of raffle prizes will be gratefully appreciated.

PASTORAL VISIT
Bishop Nolan will visit us on the weekend of 28 and 29 January and celebrate the Vigil and Morning Masses. He is delighted to accept the invitation to join us at the Burns Supper.


BURNS SUPPER
The 2017 Burns Supper will take place in the Parish Centre on Saturday 28 January at 7.00 pm. Patrons are asked to be seated by 6.50 pm for a prompt start. The Immortal Memory will be delivered by Reverend Don Currie, Pastor of South Beach Baptist Church, Saltcoats, shown below left. Kevin Thomas, former Head of Environmental Health for North Ayrshire Council, shown below centre, will propose the Toast to the Lassies and our parishioner, Angela Body, shown below right, will reply. Other participants are Bill Andrew, Moira Bingham, Rachel Brown, Calum Coldwell, Canon Matt, Aidan and Bethany McGrath, George McGrattan and Ciaran Sinclair. Tickets cost £15 and can be booked in advance though the Parish Office on 01294 464063. Patrons can request group seating arrangements to be with friends. The meal will be prepared and served by Michael and Fiona Brown, family and friends. Vegetarian meals are available with notice as an alternative to the traditional Burns Supper main course. There are more details on the Church website. Your support is appreciated.


THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
Bishop Nolan will be with us again on Friday 17 February at 7.00 pm to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation with candidates from this parish, Largs, West Kilbride, Kilbirnie, Beith and Dalry. If any adult or child not in Primary 4 at Saint Peter's School would like to be Confirmed that evening, please let me know.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE SICK MASS
The Diocesan World Day of Prayer for the Sick Mass will be held on Sunday 5 February at 4.00 pm in Saint Margaret's Cathedral, Ayr. The Hospitalité looks forward to welcoming you. if you wish to receive the Sacrament of the Sick please make yourself known to a member of the Hospitalité team on the day. Mass will be followed by refreshments in the hall and the Galloway Lourdes Hospitalité Annual General Meeting. Preceding Mass will be the pilgrimage volunteers sign-up and Protecting Vulnerable Groups session from 2.00 to 3.30 pm in the Cathedral hall. If you wish to come to Lourdes as an adult helper, please come along to find out more and complete applications.

A FEW DAYS OFF
Canon Matt is taking a few days from 23 to 27 January. The Parish Office will be staffed as usual.

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. 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.