BULLETIN                                29 JANUARY 2017

FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR
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CHURCH SERVICES
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

Sunday 29 January  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am by Bishop Nolan for the congregation

Monday 30 January  

Requiem Mass at 10.30 am for Anne Bowles followed by her cremation at 12 noon at Holmsford Bridge Crematiorium, Dreghorn

Tuesday 31 January  

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for John Butcher followed by his interment at 11.00 am at Ardrossan Cemetery

Wednesday 1 February  

Mass at 10.00 am for Theresa Tumilty

Thursday 2 February  

Mass at 7.00 pm for Manus Gallagher

Friday 3 February  

Mass at 10.00 am for William Berry
Cremation service at 2.00 pm for Celio Staffieri at Holmsford Bridge Crematiorium, Dreghorn

Saturday 4 February  

Mass at 10.00 am for Father Leo Muldoon
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Emily and Jim McLaughlin

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 28 January  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday 29 January  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 30 January  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Tuesday 31 January  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Wednesday 1 February  
 

Mass at 10.00 am

Thursday 2 February  
Service at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Friday 3 February  
Mass at 10.00 am

Service at 10.00 am

Saturday 4 February  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

 
PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Saturday 28 January  
7.00 pm Burns Supper
Patrons are asked to be seated by 6.50 pm.
Sunday 29 January  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 30 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 31 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 1 February  
3.00 to 6.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
7.30 pm
8.00 to 9.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare
Zumba

Ignatian Prayer Group
Retrobics

Thursday 2 February  
3.00 to 6.00 pm
6.00 to 7.30 pm
7.30 to 9.00 pm

Skallywags Aftercare
Brownies
Guides

Friday 3 February  
9.30 to 11.30 pm
3.00 to 6.00 pm
Parents and Toddlers
Skallywags Aftercare

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
William Berry, Cissi Hetherington (Glasgow) and Harry Lundie who died recently;
Susanna Brodie 1963, Iain Clarke 2012, Joseph Lynn 1997, John McKay, Ellen McCarroll 1980, James McDermid 2005, Rachel Cairnie 1988, Canon Shaun Crowley 2001, Joseph Foran 1994, Jessie Flynn, Rena Heneaghan 1976, Mary Kelly 2006, Marie Matthews 2005, Emily McLaughlin 2014, Ronnie Sliwinski 2016, Sadie Burns 2009, Rachel Cairnie 1998, Janet Cunningham 1999, Father Joe Davie SDB 2002, Sister Margaret of Jesus (Theresa Campbell) 2016, Tony Tourish 1993, Mary C McManus 1973 and Margaret Mitchell 2004 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 £586.19 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £259.66 - 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 Margaret Munn at 5.30 pm and Patricia Milligan 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 Emma Paterson and Emily Tarbet for the pre-fives, Frances Gemmell and Gayle Paterson for Primaries 1, 2 and 3 and Maria Paterson-Kidd and George Kidd for Primary 4.

SUNDAY TEAS
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Loretta McLardy's team.

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 24 March 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 takes 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. Since we will be entertaining parishioners from other parishes as well, we will provide a light supper. If you can help, please phone Margaret at the Parish Office on 464063 during office hours.

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.

SAINT PETER'S CHILDREN'S CENTRE - NURSERY REGISTRATION
Nursery registration for August 2017 takes place in the week beginning 30 January for children who reach their third birthday before 28 February 2018. You can register your child on Monday to Thursday from 9.15 am to 3.00 pm or on Friday from 9.15 am to 12 noon. Please bring your child's birth certificate. If the above times don't suit. please contact Josephine Coulter, Early Years Manager, on 473030 to register by phone.

HCPT LOURDES GROUP 376 RACE NIGHT
HCPT Lourdes Group 376 is holding a Race Night on Friday 3 March in Ardrossan Civic Centre. The first race starts at 7.45 pm. Tickets cost £3 and include a light supper. The group is travelling to Lourdes at Easter with eight adults from our local area who require additional support. For tickets, please phone Esther Coulter on 464692 or Josephine Coulter on 602179. All are welcome.

KIRKGATE PARISH CHURCH GUILD
The Pick 'n Mix Concert Party will entertain at the Kirkgate Parish Church Guild on Monday 6 February. A light supper will be available. Tickets, costing £3 will be on sale at the door. Everyone is welcome.

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.