BULLETIN                            22 JANUARY 2017

THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR
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CHURCH SERVICES
Saturday 21 January  

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

Sunday 22 January  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 23 January  

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass offered elsewhere for Josie Gray

Tuesday 24 January  

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass offered elsewhere for Theresa Tumilty

Wednesday 25 January  

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass offered elsewhere for Manus Gallagher

Thursday 26 January  

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass offered elsewhere for John Butcher

Friday 27 January  

No Mass in Saint Peter's
Mass offered elsewhere for Michael Stocking

Saturday 28 January  

Mass at 10.00 am for Theresa Tumilty
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm by Bishop Nolan for May Kelly and Peter McCormick

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 21 January  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday 22 January  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 23 January  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Tuesday 24 January  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Wednesday 25 January  
 

Mass at 10.00 am

Thursday 26 January  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Friday 27 January  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Saturday 28 January  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

 
PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 22 January  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 23 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 24 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 25 January  
3.00 to 6.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare
Zumba

Retrobics

Thursday 26 January  
3.00 to 6.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare
Brownies
Guides

Friday 27 January  
9.30 to 11.30 pm
3.00 to 6.00 pm
Parents and Toddlers
Skallywags Aftercare
Saturday 28 January  
7.00 pm Burns Supper
Patrons are asked to be seated by 6.50 pm.

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Celio Staffieri of our parish, Josie Gray (Ardrossan), Michael Stocking (United States), Peter McCormick and Harry Lundie (Kilwinning)
who died recently;
John Curran 2013, Annie Monan 1998, James Cunningham 1986, Michael Lynn 2005, James McCormack 1999, Catherine Welsh 2005, Joe Marshall 2013, John McKay 1957, Bernard Burns 1963, Annie Carson 1995, Avril Cullis 2009, Brookelyn Angel Donnachy 2006, James Jennings 2013, Andrew McCormick 2009, Alfie Willis 2015, Barbara Scott 2010, Willie Forsyth 2012, John McKay senior 1957, Patricia Murphy 1988, Joseph Retzbach 1940, Ian Michael Falsey 2004, Agnes Marshall 2012 and John Ryan 2001 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 £738.26 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £302.19 - 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 Harry Sammons at 5.30 pm and Margaret Harvey 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.


CHILDRENíS LITURGY
Next week's Children's Liturgy helpers are Maria Paterson for the pre-fives, Claire Sweenie and Linda Martin for Primaries 1, 2 and 3 and Elaine Shaw and Michelle Morton for Primary 4.

SUNDAY TEAS
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Sharon McLaughlin's team.

50/50 CLUB
There will be another sign-up on week ending 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 Thursday 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.

HOMELESSNESS SUNDAY
This is Homelessness Sunday when we pause to think of those who are homeless. In Scotland, around 5000 people, a good football crowd, present as homeless each year according to the Homeless Monitor, Scotland. The national strategy on homelessness relies considerably on effort by charities, among whom the churches feature prominently. Organisations such as Glasgow Lodging House Mission, CrossReach, Bethany Christian Trust and other church-based groups help prevent homelessness as well as helping those who fall through the safety net. Please remember all those involved with homelessness in your prayers.

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.

THANKS
Grateful thanks to Saint Clare for favours received. May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be praised, adored and glorified and loved today and every day throughout the world, Amen. DJ

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.